Have Christians corrupted the Bible?


 Christians  corrupted  Bible


Question: "Have Christians corrupted the Bible?"

Answer:
Some Muslims accuse Christians of corrupting the Bible to fit with their faulty doctrine. While this charge would explain the differences between the Qur’an and the Bible, the allegation has no credible prove. Both the Qur’an and scholars verify the Bible’s authenticity.

The Bible is commended in the Qur’an
The Bible couldn’t have been corrupted before or during Muhammad’s time or the Qur’an wouldn’t have commended it: “And We caused Jesus, son of Mary, to follow in their footsteps, confirming that which was (revealed) before him in the Torah, and We bestowed on him the Gospel wherein is guidance and a light, confirming that which was (revealed) before it in the Torah - a guidance and an admonition unto those who ward off (evil)” (Surah 5:46).

The Bible has not been corrupted
Since the Bible wasn’t changed before or during Muhammad’s time, the only other possible time for corruption was after the prophet’s death. But scholarly prove proves that from the 7th to 21st centuries, nothing of doctrinal significance differs in the Hebrew and Greek texts. Aside from grammar and spelling variation, the Bible today is essentially the same Bible as Muhammad praised (Surah 3:3).

Also, by the time Muhammad was born, thousands of Bibles existed around the world in different languages. If Christians did corrupt the Bible, how could they have destroyed all the accurate Scriptures exposing such deceit?

Someone audacious enough to corrupt the Bible would likely change any doctrines that convicted him. If Christians really did alter the Bible, they probably would have distorted the facts we read about Thomas’s doubt, Peter’s hypocrisy, and punishments for changing God’s Word.

The truth remains; God’s Word is the same. “Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar” (Proverbs 30:5-6).

The Bible is truth
Do you still believe Christians have corrupted the Bible? If so, please show which verses have been doctrinally distorted. If not, please read it!

Those who cling to the unfounded doctrine of corruption are missing out on valuable truth. You see, the primary focus of the Bible is how to get to heaven. If you don’t have assurance of going to paradise, find out what the “before Scriptures” prescribe as the only way to escape hell and reach heaven - click here.


Recommended Resource: Answering Islam: The Crescent in Light of the Cross by Norm Geisler.

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