Monday, December 03, 2012

An Argument Against the Koran from the Koran

AN Argument Against the Koran from the Koran
Summarized from “The Challenge of Islam” in Douglas Groothuis, Christian Apologetics

1.     The Koran says to check the Bible for the Koran’s own accuracy.

2.     We have copies today of Bibles from the time of the writing of Koran.

3.     These Bibles are essentially the same as what we now have in contemporary translations.

4.     Our Bibles affirm the distinctive beliefs of Christianity that Islam denies:

a.     The Trinity (Matthew 28:18-20)
b.     The deity of Christ (John 1:1-3)
c.      Salvation by faith alone (Ephesians 2:8)

5.     Therefore (A), the Koran refutes itself when it can be verified by the Bible.

6.     Therefore (B), The Koran is false in its defining beliefs (denying the Trinity, the deity of Christ, and salvation by faith alone).

7.     Therefore (C), Islam is a false religion (1 John 4:1-6).


vjensen56 said...
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vjensen56 said...

Dr. Groothuis, thank you for all your work done for the kingdom of God. I have read this argument in both your book Christian Apologetics as well as Alan Shlemon's work on Islam from Stand to Reason. My question is if we can cite scripture as authoritative if it is comes from outside the Psalms, Torah, and Gospels. It would help if we could, but are these not the only parts of the Bible that the Koran deems as authoritative? Also, what is exactly meant by the "Gospel of Jesus"? Does it mean the four gospels in the NT, or would it mean only what Jesus spoke?