ISLAMIC ATTACKS ON CHRIST AND THE BIBLE PDF Print E-mail

WITH BLASPHEMIES, LIES AND DISTORTIONS

CHALLENGE THE

CHRISTIAN CHURCH

IN SOUTH AFRICA

Most Christians are unaware of a growing campaign by Muslims to undermine the integrity and trustworthiness of our Bible and to ridicule Jesus Christ, our Lord.

This began with poorly designed duplicated sheets in years past but has now escalated to a production of professionally laid-out booklets with editions of up to 100,000 copies per title. These are offered free of charge to anyone and are advertised i.a. in the media.

Some extracts of these publications are self-explanatory:

REGARDING THE BIBLE:

“What used to be the Word of God has been so adulterated by human hands that the Word of God is hardly distinguishable from the word of man. In some places we do still find a glimmer of the truth that Jesus taught - the gems of divine wisdom that he uttered for the good of his people - but these are few and far between in the jungles of interpolations and contradictions with which the Bible is dense.”

“It will make any reasonable man wonder how this book ever came to be called ‘the Word of God”! The present Bible, therefore, can never by any stretch of imagination be called "the inspired Word of God".

“It is admitted by the most learned men in the Hebrew language that the present English version of the Old Testament contains at least one hundred thousand errors!" (This would amount to about 4 errors in each verse!*)

"'Faith demands total allegiance to the Bible - with its faults, absurdities, everything. Reason, on the other hand, is loath to accept matters that constitute an insult to the human intelligence.”

"Although an extravagant claim is put foreward by Bible Societies and other fanatics that the Bible is the most read book in the world, the contrary is true”

"Paul, who had only hearsay knowledge of Jesus, provided the followers of Jesus with a religion to go with the faith they had. But he changed the teachings of Jesus and in a very serious way; a way that was guaranteed to obscure and practically replace the Message which Jesus brought to the Children of Israel, to whom he was sent by God.”

CONCERNING JESUS:

1. "If it is possible for God to have a ‘son’, then why is it not possible for Him to have a grandson also? In this way He will be able to raise generations of he-gods and she-gods.”

2. “Why did God create Adam and fill the earth with sins? Could He not easily have raised His own family of he-gods and she-gods to dwell the earth and swell the heaven?”

3. “In His first experiment of creating mankind, God was a failure: ‘AndGod saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. AND IT REPENTED THE LORD THAT HE HAD MADE MAN ON THE EARTHAND IT GRIEVED HIM AT HIS HEART.’(Genesis 6:5-6). So the questions are:

(a) Why cannot He be a failure in His second experiment of wiping sin off from the face of the earth by hanging his only begotten son?

(b) Since the son departed from this earth and is sitting snugly beside his daddy, has the sin decreased or increased? If the latter is true, then

(c) Has not God failed in His second experiment as well?”

“Christianity insists upon belief in the Trinity and that the only way that God could find for the forgiveness of sin was the old Pagan "Saviour-god" method.”

“The reason for the omission of the word Abba (father) for describing God Almighty ( i n the Quran *) isobvious: MANKIND HAD DENIGRATED THAT BEAUTIFUL CONCEPT OF THE LOVING Father in Heaven to being the Father of the “only BEGOTTEN son" - to being physically like a human being, because begetting is an animal act, belonging to the lower animal functions of sex.”

 The Greeks and the Romans jettisoned their Minervas, Appolos and Hercules' and opted for the newest of "MANGODS- two thousand years ago, namely, Jesus Christ. These Romans became the pioneers of their mythology couched in a fresh garb to the nations of Western Europe who were tiring of their Thors and Wodenses and so took on the new creed with alacrity.

“In turn the Europeans inflicted their tri-theology on their colonies. They gave a man-god, more handsome than the "gods" of the natives. And look how they have transformed him in pictures, sculptures and in the movies. He has blonde hair, blue eyes, handsome angular features like those of Jeffrey Hunter in the film “King of Kings" But no! He does not look anything like the Jew with his proverbial polly-nose. The new "god" is more English/German/Scandinavian, in his bone structure. A white, "man-god". "

“Introducing "Atnatu”, the deity of the Australian aboriginies, a Muslim writer, mentions that this name means “one without an anus"or, to put it plainly, "one who has no need to go to the toilet". He then asks with obvious intent:

“Does your man-god eat? Or doesn't he? If he does, then he MUST submit to the call of nature - OUR GOD EATS NOT! How simple the logic, yet how stupendous the argument.”

“The House of Islam acknowledges that Jesus Christ, the son of Mary was one of the mightiest of Messengers of God. It acknowledges that he was born miraculously, without any male intervention; that he was the Messiah; that he gave life to the dead, by God's permission; and that he healed the blind and the lepers, by God's permission -- BUT DID HE NOT EAT FOOD?”

“And they gave him (Jesus) a piece of broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he (Jesus) took it, and did eat before them” (Luke 24:42 -43).

“Can't you see the implications: Do we need an Australoid to remind us? Indeed, we do! In this battle for the hearts and minds of people, we need his “Atnatu”. In his simple rustic language, in his childish puerile way, he is telling the world that his God eats not. That the one who eats can never be his God, because he would not be ATNATU.”

“Learn a lesson from the Australoid, who despite his abject primitiveness still stands high above the millions of civilised men and women of both East and West who strut the world today.”

COMMENTING ON THE DEITY OF CHRIST ONE BOOKLET MOCKS:

“God” Was Panic-Stricken: “After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him” (John 7:2).

“A Hysterical “God”. “And he began to be SORE AMAZED and to be VERY HEAVY” (Mark 14:33),”

“A Weak “God": “And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, STRENGTHENING Him” (Luke 22:43).”

“The Dumb and Docile “God”: “He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth” (Acts 8:32). "

""God" Was Condemned to Death: “And they all condemned him to be guilty of death” (Mark 14:64).”

“’They answered and said, He is guilty of death’ (Matthew 26:66).”

“The Sabre-Rattling “God”: Jesus said: “And he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one” (Luke 22:36).”

Elsewhere we read:

“A little chastisement on the Son of God, therefore, was taken as remission for the sins of all men together. "

“Christ is also recorded by gospel-writers to have uttered the plaintive, heartrending cry of ---Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani?- (My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?) Can anyone imagine these most human words coming from an Almighty, All-powerful God? If Jesus was God, as Christians believe, then this plaintive cry of Christ means that God had deserted HIMSELF! Christ, being God, was calling upon God (i.e. himself) to help him in his trouble. But God turned a deaf ear to His own cries. God was addressing Himself, but decided not to help Himself and was eventually killed by his enemies. Can any situation be more ridiculous? God made the law to kill for blasphemy, then came in human form and became a victim of His own law!”

“Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?that is to say, My God, My God, why has thou forsaken me? (Matthew 27:46)”

"Please memorise the words - "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani". (Eli - pronounced like L and I in English). Utter the words - ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI; ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI, to your Christian friends and neighbours and ask them whether these words – “Eli, Eli-, sound like 'Jehovah, Jehovah!" to them? No! is the answer if they are not deaf. Ask further, whether ---Eli, Eli- sounds like---Abba, Abba" (meaning father, father! in Hebrew) to them? Again the reply will be "No!" if they are not deaf Can't they see that the cry is to Allah? ”Eli , Eli - Elah, Elah, Allah, Allah!” Let them hear these words from your lips and watch their reactions. No honest person can help agreeing with you. ”

REGARDING CHRISTIANS, THEIR FAITH, AND TEACHERS, AN ABSURD PICTURE IS PRESENTED

“The faith, therefore, as practised by present-day Christians, is a strange mixture of paganism, Paulianity and Churchianity. It has no connection at all with the dispensation brought by Jesus Christ, the holy PROPHET of God."

“Mostly, the poor fellows are mis-informed and actually ignorant, but full of what someone has called “the arrogance of ignorance”. Also, they are taught to teach their beliefs, not to question them, as everyone ought to do.`

“What amazes one is that despite all their learning these “Men of God” have failed dismally to use their God-given gift of reason. And they have forbidden their congregation also, on pain of eternal damnation, to use their sense ; of reason.”

“Islam does not only endeavour to defend this "truth" but challenges Muslims to win Christians to Islam, people who have, contrary to Islam, a most strongly evidenced revelation to depend on.”

MUSLIM'S DUTY

“We Muslims really have done nothing for the benighted millions of the world. We should rescue them from the shirk, (i.e. A theol. Arabic term implying the association of other beings with Allah. A most heinous sin in Islam) or else they will take us down with them to perdition, here as well as in the hereafter. There are many millions more worshipping man-gods today on Allah's good earth, than those worshipping the one true God - Allah subhanahu-wa-ta aala. The miseries in the Muslim world exist because of our utter neglect in sharing the Din-ul-lah (The Religion of God) with the nations of the world. Propagation of the Faith is the Awwal (the first) Fard (obligation) of the Muslim. Discount this Pillar of Islam at your own peril. You know that Allah's whip makes no noise.”

* Our comment

These extracts in italics are taken from:

"The Bible: Word of God or Word of Man?" by A.S.K. Joommal

---TheSearch for TrutW' by Abdur-Rahmalan P. Wright

"Atnatu, a novel concept of God" by Ahmed Deedat

"The God that never was" by Ahmed Deedat

Copies of the above may be ordered from: The Islamic Propagation Centre,

Madressa Arcade, Grey Street, DURBAN. 3001

AND HOW WE CAN REACT

That such propaganda is actually whole-heartedly accepted by the overwhelming majority of Muslims is at least partly due to an almost total absence of a contextualised Christian witness to Muslims up to now.

The mode and content of these Islamic attacks betray their real author to us: the "father of lies", the devil (John 8:44).

We could submit all these publications to the censorship board. The outcome would be clear. The Publications Act No. 42 of 1974 stipulates that a publication "shall be deemed to be undesirable if it or part of it . . . is blasphemous or is offensive to the religious convictions of any section of the inhabitants of the Republic . . ."

As Christians we prefer to expose the content of the writings as fabricated lies and wilfull distortions and misrepresentations (Eph. 5:11) and thus to destroy these arguments (2 Cor. 10:5). We like to do this in a factual and spiritual way, presenting also the positive message of God's salvation through His only provision for mankind: Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12).

We owe this message to our Muslim friends. Their minds are already largely and deeply influenced by anti-Christian propaganda as you just read. But we also have an obligation to those men and women of Christian background, who are also subjected to this type of deceit.

We are aware that here "we do not fight against flesh and blood"(Eph. 6:12). In this situation we are asked by Christ, our Lord: "How can one enter a strong man's house (Satan's realm of rule) and plunder his goods?" The answer is given by Christ Himself: not“unless he binds the strong man" first! He then (Matt. 12:29-30) continues: “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters"!!!

Therefore the whole Church, every Christian believer, is now called upon to bind the "strong man" so that those under his influence might be freed. Let us pledge to pray daily, faithfully, devotedly and specifically for the Muslims within our geographical reach.

But then let every Christian make sure that he or she is for Christ, which is expressed by gathering with Him!

Each one of us is in touch with some Muslims - at work, in school or University, in business or in the neighbourhood. We are aware that Muslims need a somewhat specialised approach. This can be learned. The needed information or training we have specialised to provide (literature, seminars in your church, tapes, hand -out-literature etc.) Please ask us for whatever you need!

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