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"Hear ye now what the LORD saith; Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.  Hear ye, O mountains, the LORD'S controversy, and ye strong foundations of the earth: for the LORD hath a controversy with His people, and HE will plead with Israel."  Micah 6:1-2


THE QURAN IS NOT THE WORD OF GOD - by Sir Lionel Luckhoo

{Published by Luckhoo Ministries, Box 815881, Dallas, Texas 75381}


Sir Lionel Luckhoo:

Sir Lionel Luckhoo analyzes the Quran to show:


THE QURAN IS NOT THE WORD OF GOD

Islam today claims a following second only to Christianity. Many followers of the Islamic faith proclaim that Islam is very much like Christianity and that there is only one basic difference, namely--Jesus was merely a prophet.

This difference is so vital and fundamental that it provides an insurmountable barrier. It is impossible to reconcile:

a. Christianity, with its basic tenets that Jesus is God and that the Bible is the Word of God with

b. Islam, which states Jesus is a prophet and nothing else, and that the Quran is the Word of God.

I have studied the Islamic Religion, which today has a large following throughout the world. I am a Christian. I accept Jesus as my Lord, confess Him with my lips, and believe in my heart that He was born of a virgin and that God raised Him from the dead. My Holy Bible states that those who so believe will enjoy everlasting life and those who do not accept Jesus as the Son of God are destined for the Lake of Fire.

Many of my friends whom I admire and love are Muslims, followers of the Prophet Muhammad. So I set out to read and study their Book, the Quran, to identify wherein there are basic differences in belief. I found that there are differences, and, as I have stated, that one major difference concerns Jesus.

We Christians regard Jesus as the Son of God; we regard Him as being Divine. He was crucified, died and was buried; yet, He rose from the dead on the third day to dwell and live with the people for forty days after His resurrection. He was seen by thousands; and on one occasion by more than five hundred. After His resurrection, Jesus was seen on seventeen separate occasions.

Islam, on the other hand, proclaims Jesus is NOT God; Jesus is NOT the Son of God; Jesus is NOT Divine; Jesus is merely a prophet.

With this background, I seek to write to you, my Islam friends, and ask you to listen to my arguments and contentions with an open mind; and I pray God that I am able to convince you that JESUS IS DIVINE FROM YOUR VERY OWN QURAN.


WHO WAS MUHAMMAD?

Now, let us commence with Muhammad, whose writings in the Quran you trust as coming from God. Who was Muhammad? He was born in Mecca in 570 A.D. He had a human father. He had a human mother called Amina, and a foster mother, Halima. Muhammad never claimed to be Divine. Apart from declaring that there is one God, his sole claim was that he was a prophet who "came in the fullest blaze of history; with no learning he put to shame the wisdom of the learned" (Quran C 18).

At forty years of age he received a call to stand forth and proclaim the bounty of God. He sought after truth. He used to retire to a cave at the side of Mount Hiraa, three miles from Mecca, for peaceful contemplation. At twenty-five he was married to Khadija, a noble lady of great wealth, and she assisted him in his meditations.


MANY FACTS IN THE QURAN ARE THE SAME AS IN THE HOLY BIBLE

The Quran says that revelations were given to Muhammad. "These messages came as an inspiration to Muhammad as the need arose, and on different occasions and in different places: he recited them, and they were recorded by the pen" (Quran C 41). In this way, the Quran was written. As is known, each chapter is called a sura(s) which means "a step," and each verse is called an ayat which means "a sign." Unless otherwise stated, the text translations and commentary referred to in most of this booklet are by A. Yusuf Ali, whose version is accepted in the whole Muslim world. All quotations herein are given with their references taken from the Quran.

My friends, if anyone were to open the Quran at random he would see many, many names and places referred to which are in the Holy Bible, starting, for example with-

S.II.29-- "It is He (God) who hath created for you all things that are on earth."

And we find the story of Adam and Eve--

S.II.35, 36-- "Oh Adam! dwell thou and thy wife in the garden; and eat of the bountiful things therein as where and when ye will, but approach not this tree, or ye run into harm and transgression. Then did Satan make them slip from the (garden), and get them out of the state (of felicity) in which they had been."

Indeed, in the Quran we read of the story of Moses, the story of Abraham, and of other Biblical characters.

"Well," you may say, "This is fine, but let us come down to the basic difference, and show us how one arrives at the acceptance of the Christian point of view from the Quran or in what way the Quran claims the same fundamental dogmas as Christianity."


THE BASIC DIFFERENCE

Let me repeat, there is one vital basic difference; the Quran refers to Jesus as a righteous prophet, an Apostle to Israel. In the Quran, Muhammad declares Jesus was not God, not the Son of God, and that He was only an Apostle. In other words, the religion of Islam says:

Jesus lived. This Jesus was good. This Jesus was truthful. This Jesus was righteous. BUT THIS JESUS WAS NOT DIVINE.

However, Jesus had Himself said He was the Christ (John 4:25, 26). If He were not the Christ, then He was a deceiver and a liar. Yet, the Quran itself rightly proclaims His rectitude and virtues. Can you accept the Quran's statement that He was not Divine?

Let us continue our examination of the Quran. What else did Muhammad say of Jesus? The Quran in S.V.113 states of Jesus:

"By My leave, thou healest those born blind, and the lepers. By my leave, and behold! thou bringest forth the dead."

In summary form, Islam proclaims Jesus was a wonderful prophet, a healer and one who brought the dead back to life. No such acts or powers are ascribed in the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad. So the Quran itself ascribes greater power to Jesus than to Muhammad.


THE PROOF THAT JESUS IS DIVINE!

Now arises the question...could any reasonable person reduce from the Quran that Jesus is Divine? I claim, "yes." And, I further aver, to arrive at any other conclusion would be most unreasonable!

Let us examine this contention in two ways:

  1. What factors should be present to convince anyone that Jesus is Divine?

  2. Are those factors present in the Quran?

  3. If these factors are present, then surely you must accept that Jesus is Divine--for the proof is taken from the Muslim's Authority.


THE FOUR FACTORS

Now, let us examine the first question. What factors should be present? Well, I would expect if Jesus is the Son of God and Divine:

(a) There should be an earlier prophecy or expectation of His birth which His coming fulfills.

(b) His coming, conception or birth ought to be supernatural, extraordinary, an incredible miracle which could only be explained if He were the Son of God, if Jesus were Deity.

(c) His life should be highlighted with miracles and His teachings should withstand the passage of time. Jesus would be truly sinless.

(d) Finally, Jesus should conquer death.


FACTOR A: EARLIER PROPHECIES CONCERNING JESUS' COMING MUST PRECEDE HIS BIRTH

Now, how are these four requirements met when we examine the Quran? Let us take the first one--does His coming fulfill any earlier pronouncements? (The Bible is replete with reference to the coming of Jesus, the time, the place of His birth, etc.) And these were foretold hundreds of years before His coming. Let us put this aside and confine our attention to the Muslim's Book, the Quran.

In S.V.49-- Muhammad, reflecting God's dictation writes: "And in their footsteps we sent Jesus the Son of Mary, confirming the Law that had come before Him: We sent Him the gospel: therein was guidance and light, and confirmation of the Law that had come before Him: A guidance and an admonition to those who fear God."

What does this passage mean? It means what it says--that Jesus came to confirm the law--the pronouncements laid down before He came. The law was laid down by the prophets; that is to say, the prophecies later were to be confirmed by the birth of Jesus.

Now, having read what the Quran says, let us look at its counterpart in the Bible. Did Jesus Himself not say in Matthew 5:17, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law of the prophets: I am not come to destroy but to fulfill." And in Luke 24:44 Jesus again said, "All things must be fulfilled, which were written in the Law of Moses..." In like manner, the Quran is saying, Jesus is SENT TO FULFIL, TO CONFIRM THE LAW or pronouncements laid down before He came, that is, to confirm the prophecies. So this first requirement is satisfied: "There should be prophecy which His coming fulfills"; and the Quran is saying the coming of Jesus was foretold, and His coming was to confirm the law.


The Bible Is a Book of Prophecies

Perhaps this is a good place to interpose the difference between the Christian Bible and the twenty-six other books, such as the Quran, the Bhagwat Gita, etc. The Bible is the only book that bespeaks prophecy. One third of the Bible is prophecy. For prophecy to be accepted, it must be made beforehand, and come to pass in every minute particular. The Quran, for example, excellent book though it is, does not contain a single prophecy. Yet, here we find the Quran alluding to the fulfillment of prophecy by the coming of Jesus--"We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Law that had come before him; we sent him the Gospel: therein was guidance and light and confirmation of the Law that had come before him: A guidance and an admonition to those who fear God." (S.V.49). So this establishes the first of our four points to prove the Deity of Jesus. There is prophecy or expectation which His coming--the coming of Jesus, fulfills.


FACTOR B: JESUS' CONCEPTION AND BIRTH MUST BE SUPERNATURAL

The second factor we would expect if Jesus were Divine is that His coming should be supernatural. Yes, it should be an incredible miracle, which could only be explained if Jesus were the Son of God. This is, in my view, the crucial test of Divinity. If the Quran satisfies this requirement, then the Quran will be asserting that Jesus is the Messiah.

For a child to be conceived, the laws of nature are to be observed. There must be the union of a man and a woman. In all history, throughout all ages, only one birth makes the claim of a virgin birth; only in one birth has this claim been substantiated; and that is in the birth of Jesus.

Once again, let us not look at the Bible, which is the Christian Authority, the Word on which the Christian leans; let us look at these quotations taken from the Quran. The Quran first speaks of the mother of Mary. The Bible makes no reference to the mother of Mary who became the mother of Jesus. It is the Quran which goes back to Jesus' grandmother. And the Quran says this of the grandmother, when little baby Mary (the mother of Jesus) was born, the grandmother of Jesus had this to say:

S.III.36-- "Oh my Lord! Behold! I am delivered of a female child! And God knew best...I have named her Mary, and I commend her and her offspring to Thy protection from the Evil One, the Rejected."

So, we find in the Quran that the infant Mary (who later became Jesus' mother) is commended to the protection from the devil, the evil one, the rejected one.

And then follows, in the Quran, a description of Mary's growth in purity and beauty. Further, God supplies her, who was to be the mother of Jesus, with sustenance. Let us read what the Quran says:

S.III.37-- "Right graciously did her Lord accept her (Mary); He made her grow in purity and beauty: to the care of Zakariya was she assigned. Every time that he entered her chamber to see her, he found her supplied with sustenance. He said, 'Oh Mary! whence comes this to you?' She said, 'From God; for God provides sustenance to whom He pleases, without measure.' "

In short, the Quran is here giving details of Mary, the mother of Jesus, which is not found in the Bible. Mary is literally fed by God.

The Quran next identifies the young Mary in this manner. (All of these Quotations are taken directly from the Quran.) This is what the Quran says of how Mary conceived the baby Jesus:

S.III.42-- "Behold the angels said: 'O Mary! God hath chosen thee and purified thee--chosen thee above the women of all nations.' " Mary then is chosen and purified.

The Quran continues:

S.III.43-- "O Mary! Worship thy Lord devoutly; prostrate thyself and bow down (in prayer) with those who bow down."

And now comes this vital and far reaching declaration in the Quran:

S.III.45-- "Behold! the Angels said: O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: His name will be Christ Jesus, The son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and (the Company of) those nearest to God. He shall speak to the people in childhood and in maturity, and He shall be (of the Company) of the righteous."

Mary's reply (again from the Quran) is:

S.III.47-- " 'Oh my Lord! how shall I have a son when no man has touched me?' The angel replied, 'Even so: God createth what He willeth: When He hath decreed a Plan, He but said to it, "Be," and it is!' "

Followers of Islam can never explain away these clear, unequivocal statements written by their Prophet Muhammad who declared that Jesus was born without a human father. This alone proves the Deity of Jesus. This alone proves He is the Son of God.

Further, "the angels said...'his name will be Christ Jesus.' " (S.III.45). Christ means, "the anointed one"; Muhammad was not referred to as Christ. He was born normally. He had a mother and a father. Jesus was born without a father (of a virgin); yet, the Quran would have us believe that Muhammad, a man, was greater than Jesus who is God "come down" to this world as a Redeemer for all mankind.


Summary

Now what the Quran has said beyond question is that (a) Mary was a virgin; (b) the angels brought the glad tidings of the coming birth of Jesus to Mary; (c) Mary asked how could this be, when no man had touched her; (d) the answer was: "God createth what He willeth" (S.V.47); (e) Mary conceives; (f) Jesus is born--all according to the writing in the Book called the Quran; the angels said to Mary, 'His name will be Christ Jesus"; (g) Jesus was born of the will of God. Jesus had no human father.

Is He not then the Son of God? Put another way, based on the Quran, who would you say is His Father? Surely the answer is GOD! My Muslim friends, is this not clear and incapable of any other meaning?

I repeat, It is interesting to note that there is no prophecy about the birth of Muhammad, nor Moses, nor any of the prophets; and no one, however holy and chaste, could claim that he or she was born without a father. Yet what Muhammad wrote in the Quran had been foretold 740 years earlier by the Prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 7:14 when he wrote, "A virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel." Indeed, in the Quran (Al Imram v. 45) Jesus is referred to as "The greatest above all in this world and in the world to come."

Who can deny the miraculous birth of Jesus? Who can deny that it was supernatural? Yes, you the followers of Islam must readily agree with good reason that Jesus had no human father, for this is what your Quran says. Why then do you doubt that Jesus was the Son of God? If God willeth that Jesus should be so born, who are we, you and I, to doubt that Jesus is Divine? My friends, on the basis of your own Authority, the Quran, you must accept Jesus as the Son of God.


Christ Jesus

Permit me, for emphasis again, to state that special attention must be paid to the words used by the angels to Mary and recorded in the Quran..."His name will be Christ Jesus" (S.III.45). In Greek, Christ means, "the anointed one." It is the translation of the Hebrew word "Messiah." Now "Messiah," in Jewish theology, refers to the Divinely appointed Deliverer. The angels, by transmitting this message from God to Mary, were placing the imprimatur or seal of approval on the Divinity of Jesus. Again, I pause to remind you that this quoted passage is taken directly from the Quran. If you accept the Quran, this you must accept, that the angels from God said His name will be Jesus. You must therefore accept that Jesus is God.

All of this fits in beautifully with the Bible, for according to the Synoptic Gospels the Messiahship of Jesus was expressly proclaimed by angels at His birth (Luke 2:11); and Peter at Caesarea Philippi also explicitly confessed Jesus as the Christ (Mark 8:29 and Matthew 16:16).

It Is Impossible to Approbate and Reprobate

The point I make, my Brothers, is that one cannot approbate and reprobate. You cannot admit a fact with one breath, and at the same time deny that fact. Your Authority, your Quran, says God, through His angels, called the Baby, Jesus. What the angels were saying is this: "His name is the Messiah Jesus." How then, can you still maintain the stand that Jesus is NOT Divine? The second requirement, His supernatural conception and birth, is thereby satisfied.


FACTOR C: THE LIFE OF JESUS MUST BE HIGHLIGHTED WITH MIRACLES AND HIS TEACHINGS MUST WITHSTAND THE PASSAGE OF TIME. JESUS HIMSELF, AS THE SON OF GOD, MUST BE TRULY SINLESS

And now, for the third requirement, factor (c), that His life should be fraught with miracles, and His teachings should withstand the passage of time. And also He should be without sin.


His Teachings

It is nearly two thousand years since Jesus died. When He died, His disciples were in disarray; they had fled. He was betrayed, denied and deserted, yet His teachings are stronger today than at any time. Yes, two thousand years have gone by, and in addition to the millions and millions of Bibles which have been circulated in all languages, millions of books have been written, seeking to explain and bring His teaching to all mankind. For two thousand years His teachings have been the light of the world and His Word continues to endure forever. Although Jesus never led an army, today there are two thousand million Christians marching under His banner of Love. Truly His teachings have withstood the passage of time.


His Miracles

The Bible records His many miracles; but since, in this letter, the authority on which I examine is your Quran and not the Bible, let us look at the Quran S.III.48, 49, and see what it says about His miracles. The Quran says of Jesus:

S.III.48, 49--God will teach him the Book of Wisdom, the Law of the Gospel, "and (appoint him) an Apostle to the children of Israel (with this message): 'I have come to you with a Sign from your Lord, in that I make for you out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by God's leave; And I heal those born blind, and the lepers, and I quicken the dead, by God's leave.' "

Yusuf Ali, in his editorial commentary in the Quran writes that those miracles of curing the blind and the lepers and raising the dead are in the canonical Gospels. He also states that giving a clay bird life is only found in some of the apocryphal Gospels.

The Quran gives a wide spectrum of Jesus the Healer, and there is given to Jesus the power to quicken or revive the dead--a power that Muhammad never claimed or never exhibited.


His Sinlessness

Would you agree that only if He were God would Jesus be without sin? Islam shares the belief that Jesus was sinless. It speaks of the sin of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and even Muhammad--but nowhere attributes any sin to Jesus.

The conclusion is expressed in one of the traditions:

"Every child born of Adam is touched by Satan the day his mother is delivered of him with the exception of Mary and her Son."


Islam Gives No Hope for the Sinner

It is interesting to note that the Quran has no message for sinners, who will receive nothing from God, except judgment, and who have no merit to advance, nor rewards to weigh against their failures. Its symbol is not the cross, which speaks of grace, God's free and unmerited favour to sinners. Only the Gospel of Jesus proclaims salvation through the merit of another who paid the price of sin in a unique, historical act of self-sacrifice.

The Quran, as if to single out Jesus and place Him in a different capacity, gives the following titles to Jesus, which titles are not ascribed to Muhammad:

All bespeak the Deity of Jesus. So the third factor necessary to show that Jesus is God is established from the Quran, viz: Miracles followed Jesus, and that He was without sin.


FACTOR D: JESUS MUST CONQUER DEATH

Finally, we come to the aspect that Jesus, if Divine, should be able Himself to conquer death.

The Bible provides ample evidence of those who saw Him after His resurrection: Peter and more than five hundred at one time; but we are confining our attention to the Quran. The contention that is being considered is this:

The Muslims claim that Jesus is not the Son of God and was not Divine. Yet, how does this conclusion square with the irrefutable pronouncements which we have studied so far in the Quran itself, of the Law which was fulfilled by the coming of Jesus, PLUS His miraculous conception and Divine birth, in which the Quran asserts that Jesus had no father, but God's will was responsible for His birth?

PLUS, we have three years of teaching by Jesus, which from a tiny area of the earth now covers the entire world.

PLUS the miracles Jesus performed during these three years on earth all showing, beyond doubt, that truly no one was like Him, for HE WAS AND IS THE SON OF GOD, and, as the Quran puts it, was the only one without SIN.

Now we come to the fourth factor: What does the Quran say about Jesus' death and resurrection? Let us look at S.IV.157. This is the passage often referred to in support of the contention that Christ was not crucified. But is that what it really says? No! Let us see what it does say:

S.IV.157, 158--"We killed Jesus Christ, the Son of Mary, the Apostle of God'; But they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those WHO DIFFER THEREIN ARE FULL OF DOUBTS, WITH NO (CERTAIN) KNOWLEDGE, but only conjecture to follow, for a surety they killed him not. NAY, GOD RAISED HIM UP UNTO HIMSELF: AND GOD IS EXALTED IN POWER, WISE."

Let us examine this passage sentence by sentence. "They (the Jews) said, 'We killed Jesus,' but they killed him not nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them." In other words, they thought they had killed or crucified Jesus. "And those who differ therein are full of doubts." That is, those who did not share this view of killing Him are themselves full of doubts, with only conjecture to follow. Then comes the statement "For a surety they killed him not."

Of course, they did not kill Jesus finally and for all time. In one sense, yes, they killed Him physically; but that was not the be-all and end-all, for here in the Quran comes the punch-line, the line which one can, with good reason, advance in support of the resurrection, and not against the resurrection, as has been urged.

S.IV.158--"NAY, GOD RAISED HIM UP UNTO HIMSELF."

What else could this mean but that man could not destroy Jesus, for God resurrected Jesus? Is this not a straightforward interpretation? In the Bible, Luke 24:46, Jesus said it was necessary for "Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day." Then again, Acts 2:32, Peter speaking about Jesus said, "This Jesus hath God raised up whereof we all are witnesses."

Of a truth GOD RAISED HIM UP UNTO HIMSELF, as the Quran states. What is of importance and enlightenment, however, is the continuation of S.IV.158 (that is S.IV.159) in the Quran.

S.IV.159-- "And there is none of the People of the Book. But must believe in Him before His death; And on the Day of Judgment He will be a witness against them."

Surely this implies in the context of the general scheme of the preceding suras the meaning that (a) Jesus was put to physical death, (b) that God raised Him up, and (c) that on the Judgment day He will be a witness against them. A witness, knowing those who crucified Him, and he will bear witness against them on that Judgment Day.

The Quran is saying, "God raised Him up unto Himself" (S.IV.158), implying that Jesus is now in Heaven and that He is worthy of regard in this world and the world to come. The Quran is asserting that Jesus is ascended to Heaven, yet Muhammad, who is revered by the Muslims, has yet to be raised up to be with God in Heaven.

The conclusions I have asked you to draw are all from your own Quran, my friends; I do so without relying on the Bible. There are scores of passages in the Bible which point to the Divinity of Jesus. I have omitted these. Indeed, so often Jesus Himself declared, "I am the Christ"; since He could not be a good, a righteous man and a liar at the same time, His own assertion and testimony must bear considerable weight.

This, my friends, is a short limited letter--booklet. No effort is made herein to denigrate the writings of Muhammad; the vital point at issue is the Divinity of Jesus is established beyond reasonable doubt to satisfy even the most fastidious.


HOW THE QURAN CONTRADICTS ITSELF

We have examined the one side of the Quran that squares with the Bible; and to all concerned, it fits in with Christian concepts and beliefs, especially pointing to the Deity of Jesus. Let us now turn to other aspects of the very Quran which extol Muhammad and play down Jesus to the role of not only a messenger, but one who is even inferior to Muhammad.

Part XXVIII, chapter 61, verse 6 (Muhammad Ali's edition) states:

"And when Jesus, son of Mary, said: O Children of Israel, surely I am the messenger of Allah to you, verifying that which is before me of the Torah and giving the good news of a Messenger who will come after me, his name being Ahmed (Muhammad). But when he came to them with clear arguments, they said: This is clear enchantment."

Ahmed is the other name for Muhammad. In the explanatory note the writer says the word used is "paraclete" or "comforter," and says Muhammad is referred to as "the promised one,"--"one to deliver the message"--"one who draws nearer and nearer to God." And the prophet to come would be after Christ's death. This is all in the teeth of other pronouncements in the Quran which point NOT to the Divinity of Muhammad, but the Divinity of Jesus.

Let us look directly at how the Deity of Jesus is treated as the Son of God. Vide Part VI, chapter 4, verse 171, 172:

"O People of the Book, exceed not the limits in your religion nor speak anything about Allah, but the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, is only a messenger of Allah...Allah is only one God. Far be it from His glory to have a son." (Muhammad Ali's version)

Passages are then set out denying Jesus' claim to the Godhead. Vide Chapter 5, verse 116.


Is the Quran the Word of God?

In short, as followers of the Muslim Religion will say: "Jesus is only a prophet; but the greatest of all prophets is Muhammad, who came as the 'promised one' to deliver to the world the message of the Quran, which is the Word of God."

The question must be faced squarely. Is the Quran the Word of God? Not whether it is a good book. Not whether the moral ideals are exemplary. But is it the Word of God?

Jesus' teachings are well to the fore of Christianity. Maybe we, as Christians, often fail to follow them, to carry them out strictly, or to walk as Jesus walked. Still His Gospel of love resounds throughout a world of conflict. At all stages He cries, "Love!" Yet, in Part VI, Chapter 5, Section 8, Verse 51 (Muhammad Ali version), we find this in the Quran:

"O you who believe, take not the Jews and the Christians for friends, They are friends of each other. And whoever amongst you takes them for friends he is indeed one of them. Surely Allah guides not the unjust people."

So, in concise form, we have the Quran asserting: God has no son. The Christian replies: "Yes, there is one God made up of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; like water--a liquid, ice--a solid, and steam--a vapour; yet all are, in one term, water.

The Quran further states that God tells you not to love the Christian or the Jew as friends! God is love. We must love and be friendly to each other. Anything to the contrary cannot be the Word of God.


The Contradiction

Now the Quran specifically states Jesus is merely a prophet; and that provides us with the other side of the Quran. The Quran, which had affirmed the Deity of Jesus, now denies that Deity. As a lawyer, one can state emphatically that the Quran is guilty of approbating and reprobating. It says one thing with one breath, and in the very same context says that which is diametrically opposite. Can this Quran be the Word of God? With every respect and deference I say NO!! God is truth. His Word must be truth. It must be one thing only. Truth is indivisible.

Why do I write this letter? Because, my friends, my dear friends, the time is running out; the prophecies of the Old Testament have been fulfilled in the New, because Jesus promised to return--and return He will! I feel that His return is imminent, and EXCEPT YOU ACCEPT HIM AS THE SON OF GOD, INDEED HE BE YOUR MASTER AND LORD, YOU CANNOT ENJOY ETERNAL LIFE.

My readers, my friends, I implore you to get a copy of the Holy Bible and read, in particular, the New Testament. Read it carefully and slowly, and I pray God, that He will open the doorway of your hearts to Jesus, who is knocking and calling you to Himself that He may enter your life and transform you and make you a new creation (as He has done to so many of us sinners), that you may enjoy that peace and joy which passeth all understanding. For when Jesus touches your hearts, you will become dearer to Him, Heaven will become nearer, and God's Word will become clearer. He did it to me. He will do it to you.

The bones of Muhammad are in Medina, the bones of Confucius are in Shantung, the cremated bones of Buddha are in Nepal. Thousands pay pilgrimages to worship at their tombs which contain their bones. But in Jerusalem there is a cave cut into the rock. This is the tomb of Jesus. IT IS EMPTY! YES, EMPTY! BECAUSE HE IS RISEN! He died, physically and historically. He arose from the dead, and now sits at the right hand of God.

So, in the final analysis, the situation may be presented in this way:

  1. Christianity does not belong to one particular set of persons. The belief in Christ as the Son of God belongs to all mankind.

  2. The religion of Islam, which asserts that Jesus is merely a prophet, denies itself; for the writings of Muhammad assert the Divinity of Jesus (as the quotations are simple and straightforward, with the words being given their natural meanings) and these quotations identify the Deity of Jesus and come into collision with other parts of the Quran which state that Jesus was only a Prophet.


THE FINAL CONCLUSION

We are now left to deduce the final conclusion. God is perfect. His Word must therefore be perfect. The Quran denies itself. It asserts the Deity of Jesus and yet denies it. So the Quran is imperfect. The Quran therefore cannot be the Word of God. The Quran states (S.26.192) that it is a revelation from the Lord of the worlds...from Allah to the prophet Muhammad (S.47.2). In the light of the foregoing, can we accept this?

Let us analyze in a simple-to-read manner what we seek to bring to your attention; and I pray to God, that you, my friends who read this, will accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour.


The Quran says:

The Bible says:
1. There is only one God. 1. Agreed--but like water in form of a liquid, solid and gas, there is the Father, the Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Three in one.
2. Jesus' Coming confirms the law that had come before Him. 2. Agreed--Prophecy is fulfilled.
3. Jesus' conception is supernatural. 3. Agreed--Jesus' conception is supernatural.
4. Jesus is sinless. Miracles accompany Him. 4. Agreed--Jesus is sinless. Miracles accompany Him.
5. Jesus conquered death. 5. Agreed--Jesus conquered death.
6. The Quran says Jesus is (only) a messenger or a prophet. 6. The Bible disagrees and firmly points to the acceptance of Jesus as the Son of God.
7. The Quran commands not to take the Christians and Jews as friends. 7. The Bible says, "God is Love, "and commands us, "Love ye one another." We are expected to love the Muslim, the Jew, the Gentile.


.  Again, you are requested to remember that God is truth--God is perfect. So His Word must be unerringly truthful and perfect. It must not deviate! It must not be devious! It must not approbate and reprobate! The Christian Bible stands up to this test. The Quran does not come to any firm conclusion; therefore, the Quran is not the Word of God. And the one and only conclusion, based on the facts adducted, that could logically be reached from the Quran, is that: Jesus is God.

Jesus said that only those who believe and accept Him as the Son of God will enjoy Eternal Life. If you do accept Him and ask Him to come into your heart as your personal Lord and Saviour, He will transform your life. You will serve with Him in Heaven forever and ever.

To reject Jesus or treat Him merely as a prophet would be for you to determine your Eternal Life is in the Lake of Fire, separated from God forever and ever and ever.

For this reason I implore you, my brothers and sisters of the Muslim Faith, that from your very own Quran you have no option--you must accept the Deity of Jesus; and conclude that in so far as the Quran first asserts that Jesus is the Son of God and at the same time seeks to assert, without reason, that Jesus is merely a prophet--the Quran is NOT the Word of God.

The Quran establishes the Deity of Jesus. Jesus lived! Jesus lives! How do I know? Why am I so positive? Because of: (a) The Empty Tomb--(b) The evidence of changed lives--and (c) because He lives in my heart. You too can experience this life-changing phenomenon by saying this simple prayer:

"Dear Jesus, I accept you as the Son of God, raised from the dead by Him. I invite you to come into my heart and be my personal Lord and Saviour."

Say this prayer, tell someone you have accepted Jesus, and watch the peace and tranquility that will come into your life. Your name is now written in the Lamb's Book of Life and Eternal Life in Heaven will be your salvation.


.  For further information on this subject, please write to me (Sir Lionel Luckhoo). I am ready to help you.

Published by Luckhoo Ministries, Box 815881, Dallas, Texas 75381, from whom quantities of this booklet may be obtained free of charge.  No copyright; you may republish this.



This is the entire (unedited) text of Sir Lionel Luckhoo's most excellent & needful booklet: THE QURAN IS NOT THE WORD OF GOD.

CHRIST's Bride, Ministries hereby acknowledges heartfelt appreciation for Sir Lionel Luckhoo's ministry of truth and love, as evidenced in the above reproduced work and the others which he has authored, under the inspiration of GOD's Holy Spirit.


.  If you have a heart for truth, and desire to know and worship the true God, seek him in His Holy Word, the Holy Bible, and you will find Him.

John 18:37-38

"Pilate therefore said unto Him, Art thou a king then?  JESUS answered, Thou sayest that I am a king, To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truthEvery one that is of the truth heareth my voice.  Pilate saith unto Him, What is truth?"

Acts 4:10-12

"Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.  This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.  Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."

John 8:23-24

"And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.  I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins."

I Corinthians 3:11

"For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ."

Matthew 16:13-18

"When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?  And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.  He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?  And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.  And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.  And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."

Revelation 1:17-18

"Fear not, I am the first and the last; I am he that liveth and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore.  Amen, and have the keys of hell and of death."

Revelation 19:7-10

"I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."



The remains of the Temple, referred alternatively to as the "Western Wall" and/or as the "Wailing Wall," is overshadowed by the Al-Aqsa Mosque & the Dome of the Rock, which were erected on the Temple Mount to supplant the Hebrew Temple, to attempt to permanently prevent the Temple from being rebuilt, and thus to attempt to overthrow God's Word, God's Work, and God's eternal plans, purposes, & promises, God made to the Jews and to all whom He would save, from being fulfilled.  This is a picture of the spiritual reality that Islam is a Satanically masterminded sham religion, crafted to imitate, plagiarize, supplant, overcome, and destroy Christianity (i.e., completed Jewry); it is a picture worth a million words, that displays Islam's mortal combat with Jewry and Christianity (completed Jewry).  Islam, its 'prophet' Mohammed/Muhammad, its ' god' Allah, and its creator Satan are at war with Jewry and Christianity, at war with Jesus, Yeshua, the Christ, the Messiah, and thus at war with God Almighty, and unquenchably hell-bent on their destruction.   But if you have read God's Word, the Holy Bible, you should know that Satan the mastermind of all false religions, all adherents to those false religions, all who follow him in his war to supplant and destroy God and His Christ, will be overthrown, and eternally condemned to suffer eternally.


.  CBM's editor's brief comments regarding the Quran/Koran, Muhammad/Mohammed...and also concerning responding to JESUS CHRIST to receive salvation.

Islam or Al-Islam, is a cult with many similarities to Mormonism or the so-called ' Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,' though Islam is referred to by intelligentsia as one of the Great World Religions, along with such false religions as Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism....

Islam and Mormonism pay lip service to Christianity, and feign respect for and agreement with foundational tenets of Christianity, while in fact substantively contradicting Christianity at virtually every turn.  Both Islam and Mormonism plagiarize the Holy Bible.  Why, simply this, they, Islam and Mormonism and all other cults and false religions the world over, have a father in common, and their father is Satan the father of lies who came only to steal, and murder, and destroy.  Satan is hellbent on destroying all that is of God, but his first and foremost attack is against the authority of God's Word, the Bible, and against God's Son Jesus Christ, the only saviour, the only mediator between God and man.  Still, Satan is capable of great subtlety, and recognizes people's respect for the Holy Bible, so while he has crafted religions which dismiss the Holy Bible and Jesus Christ, and God the Father, he has also crafted religions which pay 'respect' to the Holy Bible and Jesus Christ, and God the Father by plagiarizing the Holy Bible, stating that Jesus was a good man, a great teacher, a prophet, stating that their (false) religion is the one that truly worships the one true God.  Thus Satan comes from many angles at his objective of supplanting the Holy Bible, God the Father, and Jesus Christ the Son, the Saviour.

I know of a number of people who are Muslims, many of them as far as I can tell are fine people, fine sinners, people who Jesus Christ came and suffered and died to save, people who Satan has conspired to deceive and destroy for all eternity, by causing them to sin against themselves, sin against God, die in their sins, and suffer eternal damnation.

Satan is a liar; all lies have their origin in the father of lies, Satan.  Mohammed/ Muhammad was a false prophet, a liar, he served his master Satan in conspiring to deceive people into rejecting Jesus Christ the Messiah the Saviour, the only name given under heaven by which we may be saved, and into following him (Mohammed), in worshipping a false god, Allah a demon.

Islam is a religion of fear, and terror, though it claims otherwise; the Jihadic terrorism of the PLO, Black September, Hamas, Hizbollah/Hezbollah....is not an aberration or perversion of Islam, but is in fact exactly what Mohammed envisioned, called for, and incited.  The enslavement, and genocidal reign of terror in Sudan, Tunisia, Algeria...Indonesia is per Mohammed's prescription, the gang-raping, maiming and mutilating of Christian mother's (e.g., cutting off the breasts of nursing mothers, after the women have been gang-raped), the enslavement and raping of these mother's daughters including very little girls as young as 8 and 9 year-olds!, the enslavement...of these mother's sons including little boys, and the crucifying, dismembering, murdering of these women's husbands is all part of Mohammed's glorious plan for world domination by Islam.  And for those who imagine that Islam is the religion for blacks, these evils have been done to very dark blacks, very frequently by Arabic peoples.

Islam is a Satanic religion of brutality, terrorism, butchery, and savagery, whether that is evidenced by the sexual maiming of Islamic and non-Islamic girls and women, or the premeditated slaughter of men, women, husbands, wives, young adults, boys, girls, little children, and mothers great with child.

This 20th century, so called, has witnessed greater martyrdom of God's children than all of the previous centuries combined, the overwhelming majority (almost the entirety) of this Christian martyrdom has been executed in Islamic regimes and Communist regimes.  Satan knows that his time is short, and he is on the warpath to destroy all that is of God, and will very gladly use millions and millions of men, women, youths, and children, whom he has enslaved in Islam as cannon fodder to accomplish his evil ends, he is in fact going about doing this at this hour.

The god of Islam is in fact Satan, and Satan uses people to accomplish his end which is to inflict as much damage as he can up on the Kingdom of God.

The times which lay ahead are very evil times indeed, but they are numbered, and after Satan has inflicted a reign of several unprecedentedly murderous years of global occupation and destruction, the LORD JESUS CHRIST will return in glory as righteous judge to execute judgment and justice on all whom have resisted, refused, and rejected the Love of God, Jesus the Christ.

Despite the 'Billy Grahamic' or modernistic Evangelism of today's American Christianity, eternal relationship with God through Jesus Christ the Son, requires more than mental assent or belief that Jesus Christ is God the Son, it requires obedience to God the Father through Jesus Christ (John 12,13,14,15...).


The truth is


.  A Few Key Defining Characteristics or Hallmarks of Cults


.  Return to Arise: Contend for the Faith

- or, go to subchapters of Arise: Contend for the Faith -

Subchapter addressing why we should choose Jesus Christ & God the Father, instead of competing gods of cults and so-called "great world religions":

Why Jesus?

Subchapter addressing holiness, what is legitimately Holy:

Holy!  Holy?  Holy, you say?  What is Holy; what makes "Holy" holy, or what is legitimately entitled to be termed Holy?

Subchapters addressing so-called "great world religions," i.e., false religions:

Islam - The Quran Is Not The Word of God

Don't be conned by Confucianism, Buddhism....

Subchapters addressing major Cults made in the USA:

The Mormons are not Morons, but they are definitely not christians either - the so-called "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints"

False Witnesses - The Watchtower Society, aka the "Jehovah's Witnesses"

Subchapter addressing cultic christian churches, which are not cults but share one cult-defining characteristic:

Cultic christian churches


.  The times which lay ahead are very evil times indeed, but they are numbered, and after Satan has inflicted a reign of several unprecedentedly murderous years of global occupation and destruction, the LORD JESUS CHRIST will return in glory as righteous judge to execute judgment and justice on all those who have resisted, refused, and rejected the Love of God, Jesus the Christ.

Eternal relationship with God through Jesus Christ the Son, requires more than mental assent or belief that Jesus Christ is God the Son ('Billy Grahamic' or modernistic American christian evangelism notwithstanding).  Eternal relationship with God requires obedience to God the Father through Jesus Christ the Son (John 12,13,14,15...).

The Holy Bible, the Scriptures, the Gospels According to St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke, & St. John


The Bible - Dead or Alive


What is Truth?


King Jew


Arise: Contend for the Faith - theme


 

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