#10 - The Quran contradicts the Bible in the matter of instructing that all unbelievers be killed.
Note: The Quran says in Surah 8:12, I will INSTILL TERROR INTO THE HEARTS OF THE UNBELIEVERS: SMITE YE ABOVE THEIR NECKS and smite all their finger tips off them.
Imagine how the news media would pounce upon the Christian faith, if that is
what the Bible clearly said to do to everyone who would not convert to Christianity
(to cut off the unbelievers heads, and then mutilate their bodies by cutting off all their fingertips)?
But the news media is afraid of the Muslims, so they all but ignore this brutal teaching.
The Quran says in Surah 8:39, And FIGHT THEM ON UNTIL THERE IS NO MORE TUMULT OR OPPRESSION, AND THERE PREVAILS justice and FAITH IN ALLAH. The Quran says in Surah 9:5, But when the forbidden months are past, then FIGHT AND SLAY THE PAGANS WHEREVER YE FIND THEM, and seize them, beleaguer them, and LIE IN WAIT FOR THEM IN EVERY STRATAGEM (OF WAR) The Quran says in Surah 9:29, FIGHT THOSE WHO BELIEVE NOT IN ALLAH nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the Religion of Truth, from among the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. This verse teaches that they can let some unbelievers live, if they will pay taxes to them and live in submission to them (to Muslims and their laws).
These verses out of the Quran are a
clear contradiction to what Jesus taught.
1. Matthew 5:38-48 says, Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, ________ your ______________, bless them that curse you, do ________ to them that ________ you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
That passage is sure different from what the Muslims teach in the Quran.
The Quran says in Surah 9:5, But when the forbidden months are past, then
FIGHT AND SLAY THE PAGANS WHEREVER YE FIND THEM, and seize them,
beleaguer them, and LIE IN WAIT FOR THEM IN EVERY STRATAGEM (OF WAR)
2. Luke 9:51-56 says, And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And they did ______ ______________ him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command ________ to come down from heaven, and ______________ them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is ______ come to ______________ men's lives, but to ________ them. And they went to another village.
In the flesh, James and John wanted to act like the Muslims and destroy anyone
who would not respect and honor their Master. Jesus rebuked James and John
for their attitudes, and reminded them that He was come to save people
not destroy them. Their time of destruction will come soon enough.
Now is the time to persuade people to repent and get saved, before it is too late.
Note: If Jesus rebuked James and John for wanting to call fire down from heaven to destroy those people, then why did God send the fire down when Elijah asked for it? The difference is that in the case with James and John, they were upset because the people would not receive Jesus. In the case with Elijah, he had to deliver the news that King Ahaziah was going to die, and the king retaliated by sending soldiers to take him, and he was going to kill Elijah. God sent the fire down to consume the soldiers before they could take Elijah and kill him.
3. 2 Kings 1:2-4 says, And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, enquire of __________________ the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease. But the angel of the LORD said to ____________ the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? Now therefore thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely ______. And Elijah departed.
4. 2 Kings 1:7-15 says, And he said unto them, What manner of man was he which came up to meet you, and told you these words? And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is ____________ the Tishbite. Then the king sent unto him a captain of fifty with his fifty. And he went up to him: and, behold, he sat on the top of an hill. And he spake unto him, Thou man of God, the king hath said, Come down. And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I be a man of God, then let ________ come down from heaven, and ______________ thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty. Again also he sent unto him another captain of fifty with his fifty. And he answered and said unto him, O man of God, thus hath the king said, Come down quickly. And Elijah answered and said unto them, If I be a man of God, let ________ come down from heaven, and ______________ thee and thy fifty. And the fire of God came down from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty. And he sent again a captain of the third fifty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before Elijah, and besought him, and said unto him, O man of God, I pray thee, let my life, and the life of these fifty thy servants, be precious in thy sight. Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and burnt up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties: therefore let my life now be precious in thy sight. And the angel of the LORD said unto Elijah, ____ down with him: be ______ ____________ of him. And he arose, and went down with him unto the king.
Note: The difference between Elijah and James and John is clear. Ahaziah had sent his soldiers to take Elijah, and he was going to have them kill him (because he was mad that Elijah delivered the news that he was going to die).
So in the case of Elijah, it was life or death, and the Lord protected Elijah
by consuming the soldiers before they could take Elijah. But in the case
of James and John, there was no threat against them or Jesus that those people
were going to kill them. Those people were just not willing to receive Jesus.
That was no cause for immediate death. What if God killed everyone who did not
receive the Lord Jesus Christ the first time they heard about Him?
Few people would ever live long enough to get saved under those conditions.
The Bible never teaches Christians to kill people who refuse to repent and get saved.
5. Matthew 10:14-16 says, And whosoever shall not receive you, nor ________ your __________, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the ________ of your feet. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the ______ of ________________, than for that city. Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and ________________ as __________.
Jesus taught His disciples to not physically retaliate against those who
would not listen to them, but to leave all vengeance to the Judgment Day.
6. John 12:47-48 says, And if any man ________ my words, and ______________ ______, I judge him not: for I came not to __________ the world, but to ________ the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the ________ that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the ________ ______.
Note: The Muslims are taught that they are to strive for vengeance above all else in life. The Quran says in Surah 9:38, O ye who believe! what is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth? Do ye prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? The Quran says in Surah 9:41, Go ye forth, (whether equipped) lightly or heavily, and STRIVE AND STRUGGLE WITH YOUR GOODS AND YOUR PERSONS, in the Cause of Allah. That is best for you, if ye (but) knew. The Quran says in Surah 9:44, Those who believe in Allah and the Last Day ASK THEE FOR NO EXEMPTION FROM FIGHTING WITH THEIR GOODS AND PERSONS. And Allah knoweth well those who do their duty.
The Quran says in Surah 9:52, Can you expect for us (any fate)
other than one of two glorious things (MARTYRDOM OR VICTORY)?
7. The Bible instructs us to leave the vengeance to God. Hebrews 10:30-31 says, For we know him that hath said, Vengeance __________________ unto ____, I will recompense, saith the ________. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
If we try to personally take vengeance upon our enemies, then
we are thieves we are taking some- thing that belongs to God.
VENGEANCE BELONGETH UNTO ME, I will recompense, saith the LORD.
8. Romans 12:19-21 says, Dearly beloved, ____________ ______ yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, __________________ is ________; I will repay, saith the ________. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but ________________ evil with __________.
Note: We are not to burn our enemies with fire from heaven or some other physical torment with which we can afflict them. We are to burn them inwardly by the kindness that we show to them, and the resulting conviction in their hearts.
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