Skip to comments.New ZOT reveals harmony between the principal teachings of Bible and the Qur’an.
Posted on 03/16/2009 8:13:05 PM PDT by BrotherSka
Christians and Muslims have been kept apart for over 1,300 years, because they were taught that irreconcilable differences exist between their religious beliefs. This has resulted in mutual distrust, persecution, and even wars. I was motivated to read the Quran by the events of September 11th, 2001.
I wanted to know the teachings in the Quran that could convince Muslims to be willing to sacrifice their lives, in order to kill persons who did not appear to be associated with Islam or their conflict.
My Christian tradition was the source of some anxiety, since I had been taught that the Koran was full of evil, and could cause the reader to be led astray. Even the name Koran sounded and appeared ominous. After convincing myself that my only motive for reading the book was to investigate its contents, I commenced reading with some trepidation.
I was surprised to find that the Quran seemed so familiar, and after reading several different translations, I began to wonder whether Muslims who followed the Quran, were part of the community of believers, otherwise called the elect of God.
The claim is admittedly shocking for some Christians, and had I heard of such an assertion by anyone before I read the Quran, I would have dismissed the claim and would have decided not to devote any effort investigating any evidence that the claimant might have provided. It is for this reason that I shall present what I understand the Quran teaches at this point in this article, in the hope that the reader will want to accompany me on this investigative journey.
What does the Quran Teach
The Quran appears to teach that Muslims must believe that Jesus:
- was born of the virgin Mary;
- taught the Gospel;
- performed many miracles, including raising the dead;
- was crucified;
- was raised by God; and
- is the Messiah.
The Quran also appears to teach that Muslims must:
- believe in one God who is identified as the only Creator, and the God of Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Job, Elisha, David, and the Old Testament Prophets;
- repent and believe in order to receive Gods forgiveness by grace;
- develop and cultivate a personal relationship with the God of Abraham;
- believe the Bible, and copy and distribute it to all nations of the earth without compensation;
- receive guidance from the Holy Spirit;
- resist the temptations from Satan; and
- avoid the condemnation of hell.
I realize that many readers, including Muslims, will not readily believe that the Quran actually teaches all of this; however, if you will read further, then we can examine the evidence together, and you can decide for yourself what the Quran teaches. If we reach similar conclusions, then perhaps our investigations can lead to some reconciliation between these brothers who have been unnecessarily kept apart for far too long.
Brothers Kept Apart
Most Muslim teachers have never read the Bible, yet they continue to criticize their understanding of Christian tradition. Similarly, most Christian teachers have never read the Quran, yet they continue to criticize their understanding of Islamic tradition. Thus both leaders continue to mislead more than half of the worlds population, who are either Christian or Muslim, about what the other believes.
Since Christians believe that Gods revelation is contained in the Bible, and Muslims believe that Gods revelation is contained in the Quran, then a scientific comparative analysis of both books can determine whether a common author is likely.
Brothers Kept Apart is perhaps the first comparative analysis of the Bible and the Quran, which assumes that both of the books are entirely correct. The study provides compelling evidence to show that there is harmony between the principal teachings of the Bible and the Quran, without compromising any of the teachings, or damaging the integrity of any of these verses in either book. However, the study found disharmony between Christian and Islamic religious traditions. The book also exposes the barriers erected by Christian and Islamic religious traditions, which have kept Christian and Muslim brothers apart for the past 1,300 years.
Walter Phillips has studied the Bible and early civilizations for the past thirty years, and the Quran for the past seven. He has spent the past twenty years investigating evidence and designing solutions to problems. With four university degrees, several professional affiliations, and 30 years of research, Walter Phillips presents his findings in a remarkably conversational style.
In my opinion, the most important lesson from studying history is: never be afraid to re-examine the evidence in order to learn or verify the truth. We should never be afraid to critically examine claims of truth, for truth should be able to withstand rigorous scrutiny. Walter Phillips BSc, BEng, MASc, MURP, CEng, MIStructE, MIHT, MCSCE, MBAPE
as demonstrated by the harmony between the followers of both books......
utter load of excrement
Is there a part that compares the Quran telling followers to blow up buildings and crash airplanes into them to get their virgins? Cause I don’t remember that part in the Bible
“the first comparative analysis of the Bible and the Quran, which assumes that both of the books are entirely correct. “
(All together now)
AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE ASSUME...
(Strother Martin as Percy Garris in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.)
Fact 1: Jesus was the only begotten Son of God. The pedophile-worshipping Muslim trash don’t believe that.
Fact 2: You’re a troll, who signed up today to post this crap.
Muslims hate the doctrine of the Trinity, an essential Christian doctrine.
You sign up today and your first post is to tell us we need to make an alliance with not even moderate Muslims, but True Believers (hardcore extremists)?
Yes and I did a search in all of my various versions of the Holy Bible and found nothing telling us to cut off the head of “infidels” or those who “resist” Jesus Christ, either.
Any text plagiarized by another will have some similarities but since Mo was illiterate he plagiarized by word of mouth. He added and changed where he needed to fit his agenda. If you lived somewhere and had what he wanted it was easy enough to come up with something like “strike down the unbelievers and take their spoils.’ How convenient. The logic behind the whole drinking camel piss thing escapes me, however.
I am sooo slow on the draw!
I should have been IB4TZ. Now I am IATZ :(
They examine their feces to check for lumps, it might
be their next prophet.
Here’s the truth about the difference between Islam and Christianity (and every other religion), written by a much wiser man than you:
“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.
The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.
No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”
- Winston Churchill
This idiot doesn’t understand the cultural background of Muhamet. He was a nomad traveling the Middle East where Judaism, Christianity, and paganism were prevalent. The nomads had constant contact with these religions, and their stories were passed on by oral tradition.
Muhamet simply compiled his recollections and interpretations of the oral traditions that he received into the Koran. He then claimed that the book came from God, because he believed HIS version of the religious genesis was correct. The Koran is nothing more than a bad interpretation of poor storytelling from Jewish and Christian scripture.
I understand what Muhamet was trying to do for the people of his heritage, but he was wrong, not inspired, and forced his doctrine on his people by force. He was a religious dictator and warmonger.
Muslims don’t believe that Christ is the Son of God, the most basic Christian principle.