Thoughts and Truth from the Impossible Life

Salvation and Works

Does the LDS church have everything 100% correct? Of course not. Does any denomination or church have everything 100% correct? Of course not.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? John 11:26

I believe.

Regarding the idea of works being necessary:

1 John 1:7-10
1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

John is instructing us about the obligation we have due to receiving atonement through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Forgiveness does not remove from us the obligation to keep the commands of God. The law of God is not done away once we are under the blood of Jesus Christ. His death paid for our past sins. Though His death will pay for sins committed after our original forgiveness, we are urged not to break God’s laws. Sinning without serious regard and deep appreciation for Christ’s death brings us into danger of committing the unpardonable sin (Hebrews 10:26, 28-29). A disciplined and robust effort to obey God’s commands witnesses to Him the depth of our appreciation for the grace He gives through Christ.
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Consider the words of Christ in Luke 9:23-24:

23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
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If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.”

–The words of Christ in Matthew 19:17.
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The truth is that we are saved by the grace of Christ which is offered to us through a covenant, a two-way contract: if we accept Christ and do our part, following and obeying him, then Christ does everything else, forgiving us, cleansing us, healing us, and giving us power to return to the presence of the Father – not because we earned it, but because we accepted the terms upon which he offers his infinite grace and mercy. Even in the days of Moses, the Lord proclaimed that God “shows mercy to those that keep his commandments” (Deut. 5:10), a principle that has not changed. The mercy or grace offered through a two-way covenant with Christ is implied in the Third LDS Article of Faith, and in the teaching of the prophet Nephi who wrote in 2 Nephi 25:23:

For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do.

The Church’s emphasis on personal responsibility and the need for self-disciplined obedience may seem to de-emphasize the role of Christ’s grace; however, for Latter-day Saints, obedience is but one blade of the scissors. All of LDS theology also reflects the major premise of the Book of Mormon that without grace there is no salvation: “For we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do” (2 Ne. 25:23). The source of this grace is the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ: “Mercy cometh because of the Atonement” (Alma 42:23).

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A Guide To Quranic Contradictions

A Guide TQuranic Contradictions


By Abul Kasem

 

Apr 20, 2008

 


(A few readers wanted to know why I am repeating some contradictions. The answer is: I am not repeating; Allah is repeating many verses; I am just following what Allah had done in the Qur’an—Abul Kasem)

The author can be contacted at abul88@hotmail.com.


 
Introduction

 

This guide is a compilation of contradictory verses in the Qur’an, the holiest book of Islam. Muslims consider the Qur’an as the infallible words of Allah, free of any ambiguities, contradictions, errors and irrationalities. This guide will demonstrate that far from being perfect, free of ambiguities and errors, the Qur’an is replete with hundreds of contradictory statements that will surprise the critical readers of the Qur’an. It is unbelievable that an omnipotent, omniscient, all‑knowing, and all‑powerful Allah will have such a demented intellect to construct so many contradictory passages.

For easy understanding, the Qur’anic verses are provided in summarized, plain English. For the complete translation please refer to the translations of Yusuf Ali, Picthal, and Shakir or the translation of Hilali and Khan.

Many contradictory verses are repeated; it is because of the repetitive nature of the Qur’an. One amazing aspect of the Qur’an is that there may be several contradictions in a single verse.

Please note that this guide does not address Qur’an’s errors, absurdities, and irrationalities on various subjects such as science, mathematics, astronomy, history, embryology, geology, and cosmology. This is a vast topic and a separate guide is necessary to understand Allah’s expertise on these issues.

This guide may not be complete. There might be many other contradictory verses which the author might have missed. The author will appreciate if any reader finds other contradictory verses and brings that to my attention. I shall include them in the list to make this guide as comprehensive as possible.

Sura 2: Al-Baqara (The Cow)


2:21
Allah created the mankind; they should worship Him.
Contradiction: 3:97, 35:15 say Allah does not need mankind and the jinns; He is free of all want.

2:29
Allah created the earth (first) then He perfected the seven firmaments (heavens); He has the perfect knowledge of all things. (This verse indicates that Allah started creation by creating earth, and then He made heaven into seven heavens. This is how building usually starts, with the lower floors first and then the top floors—ibn Kathir).
Contradiction: 79:27‑30 says Allah created the heavens first.

2:34
All the angels bowed to Adam except Iblis. He was haughty and a disbeliever.
Contradiction: 16:49 says every creature in the heavens and in earth prostrates to Allah.

2:35
Allah forbade Adam and his wife to approach the tree of knowledge. (Allah spoke directly to Adam—ibn Kathir.)
Contradiction: 42:51 says Allah never speaks directly to a human; He speaks either from behind a veil or through a messenger.

2:37
Adam learned the words of inspiration from Allah. Adam was the first Muslim.
Contradiction: 2:131 says Abraham was the first Muslim.
Contradiction: 6:14 says Muhammad was the first Muslim.
Contradiction: 7:143 says Moses was the first Muslim.
Contradiction: 26:51 says some Egyptians were the first Muslims.

2:38
Allah ordered Adam and his wife to descend on earth and to preach on people whatever message they received from Allah.
Contradiction: In verse 20:123, before sending Adam on earth, Allah told him humans on earth would be enemies of one another. This means there were already people on earth when Adam descended on it. So Adam was not the first human created by Allah.

2:47
Allah blesses the Children of Israel more than other believers; He has preferred them above all beings.
Contradiction: 3:33‑34 says Allah preferred Adam, Noah, the house of Abraham, and the house of Imran above all beings.

2:50
Allah parted the sea (Red sea); saved the Children of Israel (i.e., Moses’ people), and drowned Pharaoh in front of the eyes of the Children of Israel.
Contradiction: 10:90 says Pharaoh submitted to Islam.
Contradiction: 10:92 says Allah saved Pharaoh.

2:52
Despite their sins of idolatry, Allah forgave the people of Moses.
Contradiction: 2:63 says Allah raised the Mount Sinai above the Children of Israel and threatened them to submit to Him.
Contradiction: 7:152 says Allah punished them.

2:58
Then Allah asked the people of Moses to humbly enter a city (Jerusalem or Jericho—ibn Kathir) through its gate so that they could find all the provisions they needed for their sustenance.
Contradiction: Allah says in 7:137 He let Moses’ people inherit the land east and west, that is, the land of greater Syria.

2:62
Muslims/Jews/Christians/Sabians—anyone who believes in Allah and the last Day and does a righteous deed will get rewards.
Contradiction: 9:17 says unbelievers will go to hell.
Contradiction: In 3:85 Allah says He only accepts Islam.
Contradiction: 4:150‑151 says Allah will severely punish those who deny Allah and Muhammad and those who separate Allah from His messengers.
Contradiction: in 5:33 Allah commands Muslims to Crucify or behead those who criticize Islam and Muhammad or do not convert to Islam.

2:79
Those Jews wrote their Book with their own hands, and faked that as the Book from Allah, Allah curses them.
Contradiction: 6:34, 6:115 say none has the power to change the words of Allah.

2:106
Whatever verses Allah abrogates or causes Muhammad to forget, He replaces them with similar or better verses (Muhammad did forget some Qur’anic verses—Walker, p. 166).
Contradiction: 6:34, 6:115 say none can change the words in the Qur’an.

2:107
The dominion of the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah; there is no protector besides Him.
Contradiction: In 13:11, 41:31, 50:17‑18, and 82:10 Allah says angels are our protectors and guards.
Contradiction: 5:55 says Allah’s messengers are our protectors.

2:116
The Christians belief that Allah had begotten a son is untrue; Allah possesses everything in heavens and on earth, everything worships Him.
Contradiction: 3:180, 15:23, 19:40, 19:79‑80, 21:89, 28:58 say Allah inherits from infidels/other creatures.

2:117
Allah creates instantly, by decree; He says ‘be’ and it is.
Contradiction: 7:54, 10:3, 11:7 and 25:59 say six days of creation.
Contradiction: 41:9–12 say eight days of creation.
Contradiction: 6:101 says Allah could not create a son for himself because He does not have a consort (a wife or a concubine).

2:131
Allah asked, and Abraham cheerfully submitted himself to Allah (Abraham was the first Muslim—ibn Kathir.)
Contradiction: 2:37 says Adam was the first Muslim.
Contradiction: 6:14 says Muhammad was the first Muslim.
Contradiction: 7:143 says Moses was the first Muslim.
Contradiction: 26:51 says some Egyptians were the first Muslims.

2:139
The Islamic, the Jewish and the Christian Allah is the sameAllah, do not argue on this. Allah will reward each group according to their deeds.
Contradiction: 9:30 says Jews and Christians are idolaters.
Contradiction: 3:118, 5:51, 5:57, 58:14 and 60:13 say not to be friendly with unbelievers, including Jews and the Christians.

2:148
Every nation has a qibla; Allah has given each group of people a law and a way of life.
Contradiction: 25:51 says if willed Allah could have sent messengers to every nation to instill fear; but He didn’t.

2:167
Those who plead for another chance, Allah will disown them and send them to hell to dwell there forever.
Contradiction: 6:128 says as long as Allah wishes, not forever.

2:185
As a guide to mankind, Allah sent the Qur’an in the month of Ramadan (the ENTIRE Qur’an.)
Contradiction: 17:106, 25:32 say Allah sent the Qur’an in stages.

2:219
Wines and gambling are Satan’s handiwork—there are some good but great sins.
Contradiction: 47:15 and 83:25 say Allah will serve Satan’s handiwork, wine, in Islamic Paradise.

2:221
Do not marry idolatresses until they believe. A believing slave woman is better than a non-believing free woman; do not get your girls married to unbelievers until they (the unbelievers) convert to Islam.
Contradiction: 9:30 says the Jews and the Christians are idolaters, but Allah allows Muslim men to marry their women without converting to Islam. According to ibn Abbas, ‘I do not know of a bigger Shirk than her saying that Jesus is her Lord!’ This means that the Christian women are idolaters.

2:253
Some apostles (messengers) are above others; to some of them Allah spoke (i.e., Allah has graded His messengers, He had spoken directly to a few of them); to Jesus, Allah gave clear signs and the Holy Spirit.
Contradiction: Allah says in 4:152 He makes no distinctions among prophets.

2:254
Unbelievers (non‑Muslims) are the real wrong‑doers; they will have no intercession on the last day.
Contradiction: 2:255 says Allah might appoint intercessor for anyone He wishes, including some unbelievers.

2:255
Allah sustains and protects all that exists. His throne extends over the heavens; no one can intercede without His permission.
Contradiction: see 2:254. 

2:259
Allah caused a man to sleep for a century, then raised him up, and questioned the man how long he thought had been in sleep (in this verse Allah is directly speaking with an ordinary person).
Contradiction: 42:51 says Allah speaks only through a veil or through a messenger.

 

Sura 3: Al‑Imran (The Family of Imran)

3:2
Worship none but Allah; He is the ever‑living, and the sustainer of all things.
Contradiction: 12:100 says Allah allowed Joseph’s brethren and his parents to prostrate before Joseph.

3:3
Allah sent the Qur’an to Muhammad (the ENTIRE Qur’an).
Contradiction: 17:106, 25:32 say Allah sent the Qur’an in stages

3:7
Allah has sent down the Book. Only men of understanding will grasp the messages of the Qur’an; some verses are basic some are allegorical; perverse hearts follow allegorical verses to find hidden meanings to make discord; only Allah knows the hidden meanings of the Qur’an
Contradiction: 16:103 says the Qur’an is in clear Arabic.

3:18
Allah, His angels, and the knowledgeable people bear witness that none is to be worshipped except Him. Maintaining His creation is justice.
Contradiction: 12:100 says Allah allowed Joseph’s brethren and his parents to prostrate before (worship) Joseph.

3:20
Muhammad’s duty is only to convey the messages of Allah (Allah has sent Muhammad to the illiterate Arabs—ibn Kathir).
Contradiction: Allah says in 8:39 if the unbelievers do not convert to Islam fight them.

3:33‑34
Allah chose the families of Adam, Noah, Abraham, and Imran above all people.
Contradiction: 2:47, 45:16‑17 say Allah favored the Children of Israel above all beings.
Contradiction: 3:42 says Allah preferred Mary above all women.

3:41: The angel (Gabriel) instructed Zachariya to remain silent for three days, communicating only through signs, and offering two prayers—in the evening and in the morning.
Contradiction: in 19:10 Allah commanded Zachariya to remain silent for three nights.

3:42
Angels told Mary that she is chosen above women of nations.
Contradiction: 19:17 says one angel, as a man, spoke to Mary
Contradiction: 2:47, 45:16‑17 say Allah preferred the children of Israel above all beings.

3:45
The angels told Maryam (Mary) that she would give birth to Jesus, a Word (manifestation) of Allah and Jesus will be held in great honor, and he will be nearest to Allah.
Contradiction: 19:17 says an angel, in the shape of a man, visited Mary.
Contradiction: in 21:98 Allah says all objects worshipped by men besides Allah will be in hell, i.e., Jesus will burn in hell.

3:59
Allah created Adam from dust, Allah said ‘be’ and Adam was there; Jesus looked like Adam (as Allah made Jesus without a father He made him look like Adam, and because Adam had no father or mother, Allah created Adam from dust—ibn Kathir).
Contradiction: 38:71 says Allah created Adam out of wet clay.
Contradiction: 15:26 says Allah created Adam out of sounding (black burnt) clay and mud.
Contradiction: 38:75 says Allah created Adam with His two hands.

3:67
Abraham was not a Jew, nor a Christian, but a Muslim (Hanif), and Muhammad is the nearest to Abraham.
Contradiction: Allah says in 6:14 that Muhammad was the first Muslim.
Contradiction: 7:143 says Moses was the first to believe in Islam.
Contradiction: 2:37 says Adam was the first Muslim.
Contradiction: 26:51 says some Egyptians were the first Muslims.

3:78
Some Jews and Christians twisted Allah’s scriptures and passed them as Allah’s messages.
Contradiction: 6:34, 6:115 say none can alter the words of Allah.

3:85
Allah will not accept any religion other than Islam.
Contradiction: 2:62 says Allah will reward Christians, Jews and the Sabians.

3:97
Mecca is the station of Abraham: if you can afford then perform pilgrimage (hajj) in Mecca; Allah does not need‘Alamin’(mankind and jinns).
Contradiction: in 2:21 Allah says He needs mankind to worship Him.
Contradiction: 51:56 says Allah needs humans and jinns to worship Him.

3:125
In Badr, Allah made a terrific onslaught with five thousand angels (the angels wore white wool and had special markings distinguishing their horses—ibn Kathir).
Contradiction: 8:9 says in Badr, Allah helped the Muslims with one thousand angels.
Contradiction: 3:124 says Muhammad requested Allah to send three thousand angel fighters.

3:144
Muhammad is no more than an apostle; apostles before him had died.
Contradiction: 4:157 says Allah raised Jesus up; Jesus did not die.

3:169‑171
Those slain in Allah’s way (in Jihad) do not die; they live in the presence of Allah (in Islamic Paradise), and enjoy His provisions.
Contradiction: 19:70‑71 says every soul, including that of a Muslim, at least for some time, will be in hell.

3:180
Allah does not like stingy people; Allah will tie the covetous articles like twisted collars in the necks of unbelievers. Allah is the inheritor of the heavens and the earth.
Contradiction: 2:116, 3:189, 20:6, 21:19, 57:2 say Allah is the owner of all things in the heavens and in earth.

3:189
Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah.
Contradiction: Allah says in 3:180 15:23, 19:40, 19:80, 21:89, 28:58 He inherits from other infidels and other creatures.

 

Sura 4: An‑Nisa (Women)


4:5
Take care of the minor orphans’ property and do not handover their property to them while they remain minor (until they are marriageable).
Contradiction: 65:4‑5 says prepubescent girls (minor girls) can be married.

4:6
Test the orphans for their maturity; release properties to orphans when they are capable of sound judgment (i.e., have attained maturity or puberty, usually taken as fifteen years of age. It is the marriageable age—Jalalyn. The age of puberty is the marriageable age—ibn Abbas).
Contradiction: 65:4‑5 says prepubescent girls can be married.

4:15
If a woman is lewd confine her in house till death (basis of honor killing in Islam); four believing male witnesses are required to prove a woman’s innocence.
Contradiction: in 24:2 Allah prescribes one hundred lashes for both men and women who perform lewdness.

4:16
Allah prescribes unspecified punishment for lewdness by men; (homosexuality, gays—ibn Kathir); if the perpetrators repent then leave them alone.
Contradiction: in 24:2 Allah prescribes one hundred lashes for both men and women who do acts of homosexuality.
Contradiction: 4:15 says permanent house arrest, until they die, for women.

4:18
Inflict the most grievous punishment for dying rejecting faith (i.e., those apostates who die as apostates.)
Contradiction: 10:90 says Pharaoh submitted to Islam when flood engulfed him.

4:46
Majority of the Jews distort the meaning of words by a twist of their tongues; Allah condemns them.
Contradiction: 6:34, 6:115 say none can alter the words of Allah.

4:48
Allah forgives every sin except idolatry (shirk).
Contradiction: in 4:153 Allah forgave the idolatry of Moses’ people.

4:75
Fight against oppression; Allah raises a protector from among the believers.
Contradiction: 9:116, 17:111, 32:4 and 42:28 say Allah is the only protector and helper.
Contradiction: 41:31, 32 say angels are our protectors in this life and the life hereafter.
Contradiction: 5:55 says Allah’s messengers are our protectors.

4:78
Death will find you even if you are in towers built up strong and high. All things are from Allah.
Contradiction: in 4:120, 38:41 Allah says evil things are from Satan.
Contradiction: 4:79 says evil things are from us.

4:79
Good things are from Allah; evil things are from one’s own soul. Allah is the witness that Muhammad had been sent as a Messenger to people.
Contradiction: 4:120 and 38:41 say evil things are from Satan.
Contradiction: 4:78 says all things; including evil things, are from Allah.

4:93
A dreadful penalty (hell, unspecified) is for a Muslim for intentionally killing another Muslim.
Contradiction: 2:178 says whoever kills deliberately must be killed, or if he is pardoned he must pay the blood money.

4:107
Allah does not like disloyalty.
Contradiction: 63:5 says Allah might forgive the hypocrites if Muhammad sought Allah’s forgiveness for them.

4:116
Except the idolaters (shrik), Allah forgives whomever He pleases.
Contradiction: 4:153 says Allah forgave the calf‑worshippers of Moses’ people.

4:120
Satan creates false desires; Satan deceives people.
Contradiction: 16:93 says Allah misleads who He wishes.
Contradiction: 4:78 says all things are from Allah.

4:150‑151
Allah will severely punish those who deny Allah and Muhammad and those who separate Allah from His messengers.
Contradiction: 2:62 says Muslims/Jews/Christians/Sabians—anyone who believes in Allah and the last Day and does a righteous deed will get rewards.

4:152
The believers should not make distinctions among the messengers; in the hereafter; Allah will reward such believers.
Contradiction: 2:253, 17:55 say Allah preferred some prophets over others.

4:153
For asking Moses to show them Allah in public, Allah dazed people with thunder and lightning. Allah forgave Moses people who worshipped the golden calf.
Contradiction: 4:48 says Allah does not forgive idolatry, that is, shirk.
Contradiction: 2:63 says Allah terrorized Moses’ people by raising the Mount Sinai above them.

4:157
Jesus was not crucified; he did not die.
Contradiction: 3:144 says all prophets before Muhammad had died.
Contradiction: 23:15, 39:30 say everyone will die.

4:158
Allah raised Jesus up alive.
Contradiction: 21:98 says all objects worshipped by men besides Allah will be in Islamic hell; i.e., Jesus will burn in hell because the Christians worship him.

4:171
People of the Book are not to commit excesses in their religion; Jesus was only another apostle of Allah, he was the Word (manifestation) of Allah; Jesus is also a spirit from Allah; so, no Trinity.
Contradiction: 4:172 says Allah made Jesus His servant.

4:172
Christ (Messiah, Jesus) was a servant of Allah.
Contradiction: 4:171 says Jesus is a spirit and Word of Allah.

 

Sura 5: Al‑Maeda (The Table Spread)


5:5
Foods of the people of the Book are lawful for Muslims and vice versa. Lawful in marriage (for Muslim men) are: chaste believing women; chaste women of the Book (i.e., Jewish and Christian women).
Contradiction: 2:221 says do not marry idolatresses.
Contradiction: 9:30 says Christians and the Jews are idolaters.

5:13
The Children of Israel (Jews) tampered with their scriptures and broke their covenant with Allah; Allah made their heart become hard but Muhammad is to forgive them.
Contradiction: 6:34, 6:115 say none can tamper with Allah’s words.
Contradiction: 9:29 says kill the Jews and Christians unless they pay jizya tax or convert to Islam.
Contradiction: 5:54 says the Muslims must be very harsh and stern towards infidels.

5:21
Moses said his people should occupy the holy land (of Palestine, Jerusalem or Jericho).
Contradiction: 7:137 says Allah let the Moses’ people inherit the land east and west, that is, the land of greater Syria.

5:26
Allah made the wicked people (a faction of children of Israel; they numbered 600,000—Jalalyn) to roam aimlessly for forty years (during this time the Torah and the Law were revealed to Moses—ibn Kathir. Moses and Aaron died in the wilderness. Joshua became the prophet sometime after his fortieth year; Allah commanded Joshua to fight the giants—Jalalyn).
Contradiction: 7:129 says Allah let the children of Israel inherit Egypt.
Contradiction: 7:137 says Allah let the Moses’ people inherit the land east and west, that is, the land of greater Syria.

5:32
Killing one person except for a just cause is like slaying the whole people; saving a life is like saving the whole people (killing here refers to a Muslim killing another Muslim and not humanity in general—ibn Kathir).
Contradiction: in 5:33 Allah commands Muslims to crucify or behead those who criticize Islam and Muhammad or do not convert to Islam.

5:41
Allah will not purify the hearts of those Jews who distort the meaning of the Book.
Contradiction: 6:34, 6:115 say none can alter the words of Allah.

5:54
If one turns to be an unbeliever, Allah may bestow His blessings to others who will become Muslims. These Muslims will be humble and friendly to other Muslims but very harsh and stern towards the infidels (unbelievers, the apostates; i.e., these pious Muslims must kill the unbelievers and the apostates).
Contradiction: 5:13 says Muhammad is to forgive and overlook the faults of Jews and Christians.

5:51
Muslims are not to take the Jews and Christians as friends and protectors.
Contradiction: 5:82 says Christians are Muslims’ closest friends.

5:55
Real friends are: Allah, His apostle (Muhammad), and the fellowship of pious and charitable believers.
Contradiction: 9:116, 17:111, 32:4, and 42:28 say Allah is the only protector and helper.
Contradiction: 40:31‑32 say angels are our protectors in this life and the life hereafter.

5:57
Do not take as friends the people of the Book (Jews and Christians), the pagans, and those who mock at Islam.
Contradiction: 5:82 says Christians are Muslims’ closest friends.

5:69
The believers of the Qur’an, the followers of the Jewish scriptures, the Sabians, the Christians, and those who believe in Allah and the last day shall have no fear.
Contradiction: 3:85 says Allah accepts only Islam.
Contradiction: in 5:33 Allah commands Muslims to Crucify or behead those who criticize Islam and Muhammad or do not convert to Islam.

5:82
Strongest enemies are the Jews and the pagans; the nearest in love (or friendly) are the Christians.
Contradiction: 3:118 says not to be friendly with unbelievers, including Jews and Christians.
Contradiction: 5:51 forbids Muslims to be friendly with Jews and Christians.
Contradiction: 5:54 says pious Muslims must be harsh and stern towards Jews and Christians, these Muslims must kill Jews and Christians and other infidels.

5:90
Intoxicants (wine and spirits), stones (i.e., stone/idol worshipping), and gambling (playing chess is a form of gambling—ibn Kathir) are Satan’s handiwork.
Contradiction: 47:15, 83:25 say Satan’s handiwork, wine, will flow freely in Islamic Paradise.

 

Sura 6: Al‑Anam (Cattle) 

6:12
Allah has prescribed mercy on Himself. Undoubtedly, on the Resurrection day, Allah will gather together mankind. They are responsible for their belief.
Contradiction: 14:4, 6:35 say Allah purposely does not guide some people.
Contradiction: 10:100 says no soul can believe without Allah’s will.

6:14
Allah feeds others, but He does not need any food. Allah commanded Muhammad to be the first person to embrace Islam.
Contradiction: 2:37 says Adam was the first Muslim.
Contradiction: 2:131, 3:67 say Abraham was the first to accept Islam.
Contradiction: 7:143 says Moses was the first Muslim.
Contradiction: 26:51 says some Egyptians were the first Muslim.

6:34
Apostles before Muhammad were rejected too; but through patience, constancy, and Allah’s help the apostles won. None can alter the words of Allah (Qur’an).
Contradiction:, 2:79, 3:78, 4:46, 5:13, 5:41, 6:112, 41:43 say the Jews and the Christians tampered with Allah’s Books.
Contradiction: Allah says in 2:106, 16:101 He changes the Qur’an through abrogation and substitution.

6:38
All creatures, including birds with wings, form communities like human beings; they too will be resurrected (that is, these creatures also have souls).The Qur’an did not omit anything (i.e., the Qur’an is complete).
Contradiction: 18:109, 31:27 say all oceans (ink) and all trees (pen) are not enough to write the Quran.

6:101‑102
Allah has no consort (wife), so He could not have children (sons) (the polytheists thought that the angels were daughters of Allah; Allah does not have any wives—ibn Kathir).
Contradiction: Allah says in 19:21 Mary could have a son without a man (consort), because Allah decreed it so.
Contradiction: 39:4 says if willed, Allah could have a son out of His creation, but He didn’t.
Contradiction: 2:117 says Allah says ‘Be and it is’.

6:103
Allah is beyond our vision and comprehension; but He sees and comprehends all things. Allah is not visible.

Contradiction: 53:11 says Muhammad, with his own eyes, saw Allah (Muhammad saw with his eyes his Lord—ibn Abbas).

6:112
It is Allah’s wish that every messenger will have men and Jinni devils as his enemies, inspiring each other with flowery words.
Contradiction: 6:34, 6:115 say none can alter the words of Allah.

6:115
Qur’an is complete in truth and justice; none can change the Qur’an.
Contradiction: 2:106, 16:101 say Allah abrogates and substitutes verses, changing the Qur’an.

6:128
At the approach of death, Jinni misleads many humans; these misguided men will implore Allah for mercy but Allah will send them to hell to dwell there permanently, except if Allah decides otherwise.
Contradiction: 2:167 says eternally.

6:130
Allah sends humans and Jinni respectively as messengers to them.
Contradiction: 12:109 says Allah sends only men as messengers.
Contradiction: 27:82 says Allah also sends a beast as a messenger to mankind.
Contradiction: 35:1 says Allah sends angels with wings as messengers.

6:131
Allah will not destroy a city for their sins when their inhabitants are there (that is, a messenger—ibn Kathir).
Contradiction: 17:16 says Allah destroys a city by giving its inhabitants warning.

 

Sura 7: Al‑Araf (The Heights)

7:20
Satan lured Adam and his wife (Eve) to transgress Allah’s prohibition.
Contradiction: 20:120 says Satan lured only Adam to the tree of eternity.

7:54
Allah created the heavens (first) and (then) the earth in six days, and then he rose over His throne.
Contradiction: 41:9‑12 says Allah created the earth (two days), the mountains (four days) and the heavens (two days) in total of eight days.
Contradiction: 2:117 says Allah creates instantly.
Contradiction: 2:29 says Allah created the earth first.

7:77
So they killed the she-camel and challenged Salih to bring Allah’s torment on them.
Contradiction: 54:29 says one person took a sword in his hand and killed the she‑camel.

7:82
Lot’s people wanted to drive him and his companions (i.e., Lot and his two daughters: Za’ura and Raytha—ibn Abbas) out of their city. (Lot’s people were sarcastic to Lot’s followers that they are a people who want to be pure from men’s anuses and women’s anuses—ibn Kathir.)
Contradiction: 7:77 and 29:29 says when Lot admonished his people for their sins they challenged Lot to bring upon them the wrath of Allah.

7:83
Allah saved Lot (including his daughters—ibn Abbas) but not his wife; she received the torment of Allah.
Contradiction: 26:170‑171 says Allah saved Lot and all his followers except an old woman.

7:127
The chiefs of Pharaoh wanted to know if Pharaoh would allow Moses to spread mischief and let the people abandon their gods. Pharaoh then decreed to kill sons of Moses’ people, but reprieved their daughters.
Contradiction: 28:38 says Pharaoh was the God of his people. They worshipped only Pharaoh and not many gods.

7:136
Allah avenged the betrayal of covenant of Moses’ people by drowning Pharaoh and his people in the sea.
Contradiction: 10:92 says Allah forgave and saved Pharaoh, and made his dead body a symbol for Pharaoh’s progeny.
Contradiction: 10:90 says Pharaoh submitted to Islam.

7:137
Allah let the oppressed people (the Children of Israel) inherit (Egypt) the land east and west (this refers to the area of greater Syria—ibn Kathir).
Contradiction: 2:58, 5:21 say Allah let the Moses’ people inherit the land of Palestine and Jerusalem.

7:143
Allah spoke directly to Moses, but did not show His face; when Moses looked at the mountain where Allah was hiding, the mountain crumbled and Moses fainted; Moses was the first to believe in Islam.
Contradiction: 2:37 says Adam was the first Muslim.
Contradiction: 2:131, 3:67 say Abraham was the first Muslim.
Contradiction: 6:14 says Muhammad was the first Muslim.
Contradiction: 26:51 says some Egyptians were the first Muslims.

7:152
Those who idolized the calf for worshipping incurred the wrath of Allah.
Contradiction: 2:52 says Allah forgave them.
Contradiction: 2:63 says Allah terrorized the Children of Israel by raising the Mount Sinai above them.

7:179
Allah has made many men and Jinni for hell, they are worse than cattle.
Contradictions: in 51:56 Allah says He created men and jinns only to serve (worship) Him.
Contradiction: in 35:15 Allah says he does not need human; He is free of all want.

 

Sura 8: Al‑Anfal (The Spoils of War)

8:9
Allah helped Muhammad with one thousand angels in succession (following one another: Gabriel led five hundred of them, and Michael led five hundred of them—ibn Kathir).
Contradiction: 3:125 says Allah helped Muhammad in Badr with five thousand angel soldiers.
Contradiction: 3:124 says Muhammad requested Allah to send three thousand angel fighters.

8:38
Allah will forgive unbelievers’ past if they accept Islam; if not, they will face the fate of their forefathers (i.e., exemplary punishment from Allah).
Contradiction: Allah says in 3:20 if the unbelievers do not convert to Islam leave them alone, Muhammad’s duty is only to convey the message.

 

Sura 9: Al‑Baraat (Immunity) or Al‑Tauba (Repentance)

9:23
Unbelieving father, brothers are not protectors; of converts of Islam believers should not take them as guardians.
Contradiction: 17:23, 31:15 say respect parents even if they are unbelievers.

9:30
The Jewish claim of Ezra (Uzair) as the Son of Allah, or the Christian claim of Jesus as the son of Allah is blasphemous; Allah punishes them.
Contradiction: 2:221, 60:10 forbid Muslims to marry idolaters.
Contradiction: 2:62 says Christians will get rewards.
Contradiction: 5:82 says the closest in friendship are Christians.

9:71
Pious and charitable believers are protectors of one another; they obey Allah and Muhammad.
Contradiction: 9:116, 17:111, 32:4 and 42:28 say Allah is the only protector and helper.
Contradiction:  41:31, 32 say angels are our protectors in this life and the life hereafter.
Contradiction: 5:55 says Allah’s messengers are our protectors.

9:116
Sovereignty (dominion) of the heavens and the earth belongs to Allah; He controls life and death; Allah is the only protector and helper.
Contradiction: 3:180, 15:23, 19:40, 19:79‑80, 21:89, 28:58 say Allah inherits from infidels and other creatures.
Contradiction: 9:71 says messengers and the believers are the protectors and helpers.
Contradiction: 5:55 says Allah’s messengers are our protectors.
Contradiction: 9:71 says pious Muslims are the protectors.

 

Sura 10: Yunus (Prophet Yunus)

10:3
Allah created the heavens (first) and (then) the earth in six days (our worldly days—ibn Kathir. In the same measure of time as worldly days since there was no sun or moon at that time—Jalalyn.), and then He ascended on His throne; He regulates all His affairs from His firmly established throne; there is no intercessor except Allah.
Contradiction: 41:9‑12 says eight days of creation.
Contradiction: 2:117 says Allah creates instantly.
Contradiction: 2:29 says Allah created the earth first.

10:35
Allah, not the idols, guides to the truth.

Contradiction: in 4:78 Allah says all things are from Him.

Contradiction: in 16:93 Allah says He misleads who He wishes.

10:47
Allah has given each group of people, a messenger, a law, and a way of life.
Contradiction: 25:51 says if Allah willed, He could have sent apostles to every nation to instill fear in them, but He didn’t.
Contradiction: 28:46, 32:3, 34:44, 36:6 say before Muhammad Allah did not send any messengers or Books to the Arabs.

10:64
None can change the words of Allah.
Contradiction: 5:41, 3:78, 2:79, 4:46, 5:13 say the Jews and the Christians tampered with Allah’ Book.
Contradiction: 2:106, 16:101 say Allah changes the Qur’an through abrogation of verses.

10:90
When flood engulfed Pharaoh, he submitted to Islam (i.e., Pharaoh became a Muslim).
Contradiction: 4:18 says Allah does not accept submission to Islam at the point of death, if one does not accept Islam before death.
Contradiction: 2:50, 7:136 say Allah drowned Pharaoh.
Contradiction: 10:92 says Allah saved Pharaoh.

 

Sura 11: Hud (Prophet Hud)

11:2
Qur’an teaches to worship none but Allah, and Muhammad is a warner who brought glad tidings.
Contradiction: 12:100 says Allah allowed Joseph’s brethren and his parents to worship Joseph by prostrating before him.

11:7
Allah created the Heavens (first) and the earth (second) in six days; (then) Allah conducts justice from His throne which is above water; you will be raised after death (before Allah created the heavens and the earth His throne was above water—ibn Kathir).
Contradictions: 41:9‑12 talks about eight days of creation.
Contradiction: 2:117 says Allah creates instantly.
Contradiction: 2:29 says Allah created the earth first.

11:38
Noah’s people ridiculed him for constructing an ark.
Contradiction: 54:9 says Noah’s people expelled him from their town.

11:42‑43
Noah’s son (Noah’s fourth son Yam, he had refused to embrace Islam and join Noah in his ark—ibn Kathir) was drowned in the flood because he was a disbeliever.
Contradiction: 21:76 says Allah saved Noah’s family that included his son.

11:69
Abraham entertained the two angels (the term ‘two messengers’ in this verse means two angels—ibn Kathir) guests with a roasted lamb, but the messengers refused to eat.
Contradiction: 25:7 says all Allah’s messengers roamed markets and ate ordinary human food.

11:77
Angels, as Allah’s messengers, came to Prophet Lot.
Contradiction: 12:109, 21:7 say Allah sends only men as His messengers.
Contradiction: 27:82 says Allah also sends a beast as a messenger to mankind.
Contradiction: 6:130, 22:75 say Allah sends jinns and angels as His messengers to their respective species.

 

Sura 12: Yusuf (Prophet Joseph)

12:19
A passing caravan’s water‑drawer rescued Joseph.
Contradiction: 12:20 says Joseph’s brothers sold him as a slave for a miserly price.

12:100
Joseph thought Satan had created enmity between him and his brethren; Joseph’s parents and his brothers prostrated before Joseph.
Contradiction: 2:255, 3:2, 3:18, 11:2, 20:98, 40:62, 40:65 say humans must prostrate (worship) only to Allah and no one else.

12:109
Allah sends revelations to men only.
Contradiction: 27:82 says Allah also sends a beast as a messenger.
Contradiction: 35:1 says Allah sends angels with wings as messengers.
Contradiction: 6:130, 11:69, 11:77, 22:75 say Allah also sends jinns and angels as messengers.

12:111
Qur’an is in detail, and confirms what went before; it is a guide and mercy to the believers; Joseph’s story is not an invented tale but a confirmation of Allah’s guide and mercy.
Contradiction: 17:106, 25:32 say Allah sent the Qur’an in stages.

 

Sura 13: Ar‑Rad (Thunder)

13:11
There are guards (angels) in front and behind each person.
Contradiction: 2:107, 29:22 say Allah is the only protector.

13:38
Previous messengers also had wives and children; no messenger can produce a miracle without Allah’s authorization. Allah decrees every matter.
Contradiction: Jesus had no wife or children.

13:39
Allah removes (abrogates) what He wills, and fixes (replaces) what He wills; Allah has kept the Mother of the Book.
Contradiction: 6:34, 6:115 say none can change the words of the Qur’an.

Sura 14: Ibrahim (Prophet Abraham)

14:4
Allah sends His messages only in the language of His apostle’s people in order to make the message clear to them. Allah misguides whom He pleases.
Contradiction: 10:35 says Allah Himself guides mankind to the truth.
Contradiction: 37:147‑148 says Allah sent Yunus to more than hundred thousand people of Nineveh, in the region of Mosul.

 

Sura 15: Al‑Hijr (The Rocky Tract)

15:23
Allah controls life and death; He will inherit all things on earth.
Contradiction: 3:189, 57:2 say Allah is the owner of all things in the heavens and in the earth.

15:26
Allah created the man from sounding (i.e., burnt) clay from mud, and shaped him like a potter’s clay.
Contradiction: 3:59 says Allah created Adam from dust.
Contradiction: 38:71 says Allah created Adam out of wet clay.

15:29
Allah completely fashioned the first man (Adam), then breathed the soul which Allah had created for him (Adam); then Allah asked the angels to bow down to a live man created by Him.
Contradiction: 32:9 says Allah breathed His own (not a soul specially created) soul into Adam.

 

Sura 16: An‑Nahl (The Bee)

16:36
Allah sent apostles to every people or community or nation.
Contradiction: 29:27 says Allah gave prophet hood only to Abraham’s progeny.
Contradiction: Allah says in 28:46, 32:3, 34:44, 36:6 before Muhammad, He did not send any messengers to the Arabs.

16:43
Allah chooses only men (human beings) to be His messengers.
Contradiction: in 11:69 Allah says he sent to Abraham angels as messengers.
Contradiction: 27:82 says Allah sends a beast as a messenger.

16:49
Every creature in the heavens and in earth, including the angels, prostrates to Allah and obeys Him.
Contradiction: 2:34 says Iblis, the Satan, did not prostrate before Adam; he disobeyed Allah.
Contradiction: 17:61 says all angels except Iblis prostrated before Adam.

16:89
On the resurrection day, Allah will appoint Muhammad as the witness of all other prophets, who were the witnesses for their respective people; Qur’an explains all things.
Contradiction: 17:106, 25:32 say Allah sent the Qur’an in stages.

16:101
Allah substitutes one revelation with another; Allah has the mother of the Book (the original Qur’an).
Contradiction: 6:34, 6:115 says none can change the words in the Qur’an.

16:103
Some people accused Muhammad of learning the Qur’an from a foreigner, but Qur’an is in pure and clear Arabic.
Contradiction: 3:7 says only Allah knows the hidden meanings, and only the men of understanding will grasp the Qur’an.

 

Sura 17: Bani Israel (The sons of Israel) or Al‑Isra (The Night Journey)

17:15
Whoever does good deeds will be guided, whoever goes astray is due to his detriment; no one can bear another person’s burden. Allah does not punish a population until He sends a messenger to them.
Contradiction: 11:110 says Allah intentionally created dispute about Moses’ Book.
Contradiction: 16:25 says Allah will doubly punish the arrogant infidels for their unbelief and for misleading others.
Contradiction: 20:129 says Allah could destroy the unbelievers instantly.
Contradiction: 29:13 says unbelievers are to bear the burden of their own sins, as well as the burden of deluding others.

17:16
When Allah decides to destroy a population, He warns its leaders, they indulge in insolence for a brief period, and then Allah inflicts on them an utter destruction.
Contradiction: 6:131 says Allah does not destroy a city when its inhabitants are in it.

17:23
Worship only Allah, and be kind to aging parents in your care; respect them and do not shout at them.
Contradiction: 9:23, 29:8, 58:22 say show no love of friendship to the parents if they criticize Islam or Muhammad.

17:55
Allah is discriminatory; he prefers some prophets to others.
Contradiction: 4:152 says Allah makes no distinctions among prophets.

17:61
Allah created Adam from clay. Commanded by Allah, all the angels prostrated to Adam except Iblis. Iblis, the Satan was upset that Allah placed Adam superior to him.
Contradiction: 16:48 says even the shadows of all objects (unbelievers included) prostrate to Allah.
Contradiction: 16:49 every creature in the heavens and in earth, including angels prostrate only to Allah.

17:86
If willed, Allah could withdraw (cancel) His revelations (Qur’an) to Muhammad. In that case, Muhammad would have no protection from Allah.
Contradiction: 6:34, 6:115 say none can change the words in the Qur’an.

17:103
Because Pharaoh evicted the Children of Israel (from Egypt), Allah drowned him and all his men.
Contradiction: 10:92 says Allah saved Pharaoh.

17:106
For easy recital, the Qur’an is divided into parts; it is revealed in stages.
Contradiction: 2:185, 3:3, 12:111, 16:89, 43:4, 97:1 indicate Allah sent the ENTIRE Qur’an in one night.

17:111
Allah has no children; He does not share His authority and power with anyone else; He is the only protector and helper.
Contradiction: 41:31, 32 say angels are our protectors in this life and the life hereafter.
Contradiction: 5:55 says Allah’s messengers are our protectors.

 

Sura 18: Al‑Kahf (The Cave)

18:31
Muslims will be in Gardens of eternity (Eden), beneath which rivers flow. Allah adorns the residents of the Gardens with bracelets (bangles) of gold, green garments, fine silk, and comfortable furnishing.
Contradiction: 39:73 says one garden in Islamic Paradise.
Contradiction: 22:23, 35:33 say Muslims will wear bracelets/bangles of gold and pearls.

18:109
An ocean of ink is not enough to write all of Allah’s words. (This means the Qur’an is not complete—Walker, p. 165.)
Contradiction: 6:38 says the Qur’an is complete, nothing has been left out.

 

Sura 19: Maryam (Mary)

19:10
When Zachariah requested for the appropriate sign, Allah told him not to speak to people for three consecutive nights.
Contradiction: 3:41 says three days.

19:17
An angel, as a man, appeared before Mary. (It was Gabriel, he appeared to her complete and perfect in the shape of a man. Gabriel is Allah’s Ruh—ibn Kathir.)
Contradiction: 3:43, 45 say several angels visited Mary.

19:40
Ultimately, Allah will inherit the earth and all things in it; and everyone will have to return to Allah.
Contradiction: 2:116, 3:189, 20:6, 21:19, 57:2 say Allah is the owner of all things in the heavens and on earth and under soil.

19:53
Allah made Moses’ brother, Aaron (Harun) a prophet.
Contradiction: 20:29‑32 says Aaron was a partner of Moses.
Contradiction:  25:35 says Allah appointed Aron a minister.
Contradiction: 28:33‑34 say Allah made Aaron Moses’ assistant/helper.

19:67
Before Allah created a man, the man was nothing.
Contradiction: 52:35 says humans were not created out of nothing.

19:71
Every soul (this includes all Muslim) must pass through hell at least for some time; this is a decree from Allah.
Contradiction: 3:169‑171 says those Muslims who die in jihad will go to Islamic Paradise immediately.
Contradiction: 66:8 says if you repent and embrace Islam Allah will send you to Islamic Paradise straight away.

19:80
Allah confiscates (inherits) all the property (wealth and children) of the unbelievers; they will be alone on the day of resurrection.
Contradiction: 2:116, 3:189, 20:6, 21:19, 57:2 say Allah owns all things in heavens and in earth and between them.

 

Sura 20: Ta Ha

20:6
Everything in heavens and on earth, and in between them and everything under the soil belongs to Allah.
Contradiction: In 3:180, 15:23, 19:40, 19:80, 21:89, 28:58 Allah says He will inherit from the infidels/other creatures.

20:29‑32
Moses requested Allah to make his brother Aaron to be a partner of him to speak with Pharaoh.
Contradiction: 19:53 says Allah made Aaron a prophet.

20:36
Allah granted Moses’ request (i.e., Allah made Aaron a partner of Moses), and reminded Moses of His previous favor to him.
Contradiction: 19:53 says Allah made Aaron a prophet.

20:37‑39
Allah’s previous favor to Moses was the instruction to Moses’ mother to put him inside a wooden chest and to let it float in river. Allah did this to save Moses’ life from his enemy.
Contradiction: 40:25 says Pharaoh ordered the killing of infants after Moses became an adult.

20:78
When Pharaoh and his troops pursued Moses and his followers, Allah closed the sea (Red sea) and he was drowned.
Contradiction: 10:90 says Pharaoh submitted to Islam.
Contradiction: 10:91 says it was too late for Pharaoh to submit to Islam.
Contradiction: 10:92 says Allah saved Pharaoh.

20:98
Worship none but Allah; He has the full knowledge of all affairs.
Contradiction: 12:100 says Allah allowed Joseph’s brethren and his parents to worship Joseph by prostrating before him.

20:129
Because of a previous promise of temporary respite, Allah would have destroyed the unbelievers in an instant.
Contradiction: 17:15 says Allah does not punish a population until He sends a messenger.

 

Sura 21: Al‑Anbiyaa (The Prophets)

21:7
Allah sends only men as apostles; Muhammad can confirm this by asking those who follow the Torah and the Gospel.
Contradiction: 27:82 says Allah also sends a beast as a messenger to mankind.
Contradiction: 35:1 says Allah sends angels with wings as messengers.
Contradiction: 6:130, 11:69, 11:77, and 22:75 say Allah also sends jinns and angels as messengers.

21:8
All apostles were flesh‑and‑blood men who ate food and were subject to death.
Contradiction: 11:69 says messengers sent to Abraham did not eat human food.

21:19
All that exists in the heavens and in earth belongs to Allah.
Contradiction: In 3:180, 15:23, 19:40, 19:80, 21:89, 28:58 Allah says He will inherit from the infidels/other creatures.

21:30
Heavens and earth were joined together as one solid mass then Allah rent them asunder. Allah made every living being from water.
Contradiction: 41:11 says Allah joined the heavens and the earth.
Contradiction: 52:35 says Allah created humans out of nothing.
Contradiction: 38:71 says Allah created Adam out of wet clay.

21:76
Allah listened to Noah’s cry, and saved Noah and his family from the flood.
Contradiction: 11:42‑43 says Allah drowned Noah’s son.

21:81
Allah gave Solomon the capability to control and direct violent and unruly wind.
Contradiction: 38:36 says softly‑blown wind.

21:89
Zacharia implored Allah for a son; Allah is the best of inheritors.
Contradiction: 2:116, 3:189, 20:6, 21:19, 57:2 say Allah owns all things in the heavens and in earth.

21:98
Unbelievers and their idols are fuel for hell; they will go to hell.
Contradiction: 6:108 says Muhammad must not disparage the idols of the pagans, lest they disparage Allah.
Contradiction: 3:45, 4:158 say Jesus will be close to Allah, even though the Christians worship Jesus.

 

Sura 22: Al‑Hajj (The Pilgrimage)

22:23
Allah will admit the believers in the gardens (many gardens in paradise) beneath which rivers flow; they will be adorned with bracelets (bangles) of gold and pearls.
Contradiction 76:21 says they will wear bracelets of silver.

22:47
The unbelievers challenged Muhammad to hasten on to them Allah’s punishment; a day for Allah is like a thousand human years; Allah will hasten His punishment.
Contradiction: 70:4 says one day of Allah equals 50,000 human years.

22:75
Allah chooses messengers from men and angels.
Contradiction: 12:109, 21:7 say Allah sends only men as messengers.
Contradiction: 27:82 says Allah also sends a beast as a messenger to mankind.
Contradiction: 35:1 says Allah sends angels with wings as messengers.

 

Sura 23: Al‑Muminun (The Believers)

23:14
Sperm is transformed into a clot of congealed blood, then the fetus becomes a lump, then bones, then Allah clothes bones with flesh then into another creature; Allah is the best of creators.
Contradiction: 39:62 says Allah is the only creator.

23:15
Every human must die.
Contradiction: 4:157 says Jesus did not die, Allah took him up.

23:101‑102
There will be no more relationship when the trumpet is sounded; no question. Allah will use a balance to judge. Those with heavy balance (good deeds) will be successful (they will be in Islamic Paradise).
Contradiction: 52:25 says the believers will chit‑chat with one another.
Contradiction: 37:27 say the unbelievers will question one another.

 

Sura 24: Al‑Nur (Light)

24:2
Punishment for adultery or fornication (both men and women) is one hundred lashes in front of the believers; show no mercy to them.
Contradiction: 4:15 says life‑term house confinement for women.

24:5
False accusers can give evidence, if they repent, and if they are forgiven.
Contradiction: 24:4, 24:23 say no forgiveness towards the slanderers of chaste women.

24:23
Grievous penalty and curse are for those who slander a chaste woman (i.e., no forgiveness for slanderer of chaste women).
Contradiction: 24:5 says Allah allows forgiveness towards the slanderers of chaste women if they repent.

 

Sura 25: Al‑Furqan (The Criterion)

25:20
All the apostles sent by Allah before Muhammad were ordinary men too; they ate food and roamed markets; Allah tests some apostles, so Muhammad must bear with patience.
Contradiction: 27:82 says Allah also sends a beast as a messenger.
Contradiction: 35:1 says Allah sends angels with wings as messengers.
Contradiction: 6:130, 11:69, 11:77, 22:75 say Allah sends jinns and angels as messengers.
Contradiction: 11:69‑70, 51:24–28 say the angel‑messengers sent to Abraham did not eat food.

25:32
The disbelievers question why Allah did not send the ENTIRE Qur’an. The Qur’an is revealed slowly, in parts, in well-arranged stages, so that Muhammad could memorize.
Contradiction: 2:185, 3:3, 12:111, 16:89, 43:4, 97:1 indicate Allah sent the ENTIRE Qur’an in one night.

25:35
Allah sent Moses the Book (Torah—Jalalyn) and made his brother Aaron, his assistant (minister).
Contradiction: 19:53 says Allah made Aaron a prophet.
Contradiction: 26:13 says Moses requested Allah that Aaron be made his helper.

25:51
If Allah willed, He could have sent apostles to every nation, but He didn’t.
Contradiction: 2.148, 10:47 16:36 say Allah sent separate messenger to each nation.

25:59
Allah created the heavens (first) and (then) the earth and (then) all things in between in six days; then He rose on His Throne.
Contradiction: 41:9‑12 says Allah created the heavens and the earth in eight days.
Contradiction: 2:117 says Allah creates instantly.
Contradiction: 2:29 says Allah created the earth first.

 

Sura 26: Al‑Shuaraa (The Poets)

26:13
In the presence of Pharaoh, Moses was scared to speak alone; he requested Allah that Aaron (his brother) be with him (appoint Aaron as prophet, instead of Moses—Maududi translation.)
Contradiction: 20:29‑32, 25:35 say Allah made Aaron a partner of Moses.

26:51
Pharaoh’s magicians declared their faith in Allah (i.e., they became Muslims) and sought His forgiveness. (They were the first among the Egyptians to believe in Islam; so Pharaoh killed them all—ibn Kathir.)
Contradiction: 2:131 says Abraham was the first Muslim.
Contradiction: 2:37 says Adam was the first Muslim.
Contradiction: 6:14 says Muhammad was the first Muslim.
Contradiction: 7:143 says Moses was the first Muslim.

 

26:66
Allah drowned the Pharaoh and his army.
Contradiction: 10:92 says Allah forgave and saved Pharaoh.

26:157
Salih’s pople killed the she-camel, they became repentant.
Contradiction: 54:29 says one person killed the she‑camel.

26:167
Unless he stopped preaching Lot’s people threatened to banish him.
Contradiction: 29:29 says Lot’s people wanted Lot to bring upon them the wrath of Allah.

26:170‑171
Allah saved Lot and all his followers, except an old woman.
Contradiction: 7:83 says Allah saved Lot’s people except Lot’s wife.

 

Sura 27: Al‑Naml (The Ants)

27:56
Lot’s people wanted to banish him from their town (Lot and his two daughters: Za’ura and Raytha—ibn Abbas).
Contradiction: 29:29 says Lot’s people wanted Lot to bring upon them the wrath of Allah.

27:82
Allah will create a beast from earth to talk to the unbelievers after they have been punished (Allah might consider sending a beast as a messenger to humans. The beast will come with the mast of Moses—ibn Abbas. The beast will preach in Arabic—Jalalyn.)
Contradiction: 12:109, 21:7‑8, 25:20-21 say Allah sends only men as messengers.
Contradiction: 35:1 says Allah sends angels with wings as messengers.
Contradiction: 6:130; 11:69, 11:77, 22:75 say Allah sends jinns and angels as messengers.

 

Sura 28: Al‑Qasas (The Narration)

28:33‑34
Moses was afraid of being punished by Pharaoh for killing an Egyptian; he was reluctant to face Pharaoh, and sought Allah’s permission to bring along with him his brother Aaron.
Contradiction: 26:13 says Moses requested Allah to make Aaron a prophet instead of him.

28:35
Allah agreed to appoint Aaron, Moses’ brother, to be his assistant, and assured Moses’ victory against the Pharaoh.
Contradiction: 19:53, 26:13 says say Allah made Aaron a prophet.

28:38
Pharaoh said he was the God and ordered his Minister, Haman, to build a lofty tower to have a look at Moses’ Allah.
Contradiction: 7:127 says Pharaoh’s people worshipped many gods.

28:40
Allah flung Pharaoh and his soldiers into the sea (Allah drowned them in the sea in a single morning, and not one of them was left—ibn Kathir).
Contradiction: 10:92 says Allah saved Pharaoh.

28:46
Before Muhammad, Allah did not send any messengers to the Arabs.
Contradiction: 10:47, 16:35‑36, 35:24 say Allah sent messengers to every people.

28:49

Allah challenged if the unbelievers could produce a book better than the two kinds of magic (Moses and Aaron as well as the Torah and the Qur’an—ibn Kathir) then Muhammad would have followed that book.
Contradiction: 2:23, 10:38 say Allah challenged the unbelievers to produce one Sura similar to the Qur’an.
Contradiction: 11:13 says Allah challenged the unbelievers to compose ten Suras similar to the Qur’an.
Contradiction: in 17:88 Allah challenged the entire mankind and the jinni to produce the entire Qur’an.
Contradiction: 52:34 says Allah challenged the unbelievers to compose a book similar to the Qur’an.

28:58
Allah destroyed many populations; rendered many lands into deserts, and then Allah became the heir (inherited) of those lands.
Contradiction: 2:116, 3:189, 20:6, 21:19, 57:2 say Allah is the owner of all things in heavens and on earth and the space between them.

 

Sura 29: Al‑Ankabut (The Spider)

29:8
Parents and children are not to obey each other if either party worships other than Allah.
Contradiction: in 17:23, 31:15 Allah asks the new converts to respect their biological parents and siblings even if they remain idolaters/unbelievers.

29:13
Unbelievers are to bear the burden of their own sins, as well as the burdens of deluding others.
Contradiction: 11:110 says Allah intentionally creates controversy.
Contra diction: 17:15 says whoever goes astray is due to his detriment; no one can bear another person’s burden.
Contradiction: 20:129 says Allah would have destroyed the unbelievers instantly, but He didn’t.

29:27
Allah gave Prophethood to Isaac (younger son of Abraham), Jacob (Isaac’s son, i.e., the grandson of Abraham) and Abraham’s progeny (Ismail, the eldest son of Abraham).
Contradiction: 16:36 says Allah gave prophethood from among every community.

29:29
When Lot admonished his people for their sinful acts of sodomy and highway robbery; they challenged Lot to bring to them the wrath of Allah.
Contradiction: 7:82, 26:167, 27:56 say Lot’s people wanted to banish Lot from their town.

 

Sura 30: Al‑Rum (The Roman Empire, The Greeks)

30:9
Allah had destroyed many powerful and resourceful nations of the past; Allah did not wrong the unbelievers, but they wronged their souls themselves.
Contradiction: 35:8 says Allah guides who He wishes to guide.

 

Sura 32: As‑Sajdah (Adoration)

32:3
The Qur’an is not forged; it is a warning to people who had no apostle before Muhammad (that is, Qur’an is for the people of Arabian Peninsula. The Qur’an is for the Quraysh to whom no messenger came before—ibn Abbas.)
Contradiction: 10:47, 16:36, 35:24 say Allah sent messengers to every people.

32:4
Allah created the heavens (first) and (then) earth and (then) all between them in six days; (then). He is firmly established on His throne; He is the only protector and helper.
Contradiction: 41:9‑12 says Allah created the heavens and the earth in eight days.
Contradiction: 2:117 says Allah creates instantly.
Contradiction: 5:55 says Allah’s messengers are the protectors and helpers.
Contradiction: in 13:11, 41:31, 50:17‑18, and 82:10 Allah says angels are our protectors.

32:5
Allah rules all affairs from heaven to earth; it takes one day (one thousand years) for any affair to reach Allah’s attention; so, a day is one thousand human years to Allah’s reckoning.
Contradiction: 50:16 says Allah is closer than the jugular vein.
Contradiction: 57:4 says Allah is on His Throne.
Contradiction: 70:4 says one day of Allah is 50,000 human years.

32:9
Allah fashioned the first man (Adam) in due proportion, breathed His soul into him and gave him faculties of hearing, sight, and feeling.

Contradiction: 15:29 says Allah breathed into Adam a soul especially created for Adam.

 

Sura 34: Saba (The City of Saba)

34:44
Before the Qur’an, Allah did not send any religious books to the Arab pagans, nor did Allah send any prophets to them before Muhammad.
Contradiction: 10:47, 16:36, 35:24 say Allah sent messengers to every people.

 

Sura 35: Fatir (The Creator) or Malaika (The Angels)

35:1
Allah created the heavens and the earth (out of nothing—Yusuf Ali), and added to His creation as He pleased. He appointed angels with up to four wings of two or three or four as messengers.
Contradiction: verses 12:109, 21:7, 2520‑21 say Allah sends only men as messengers.
Contradiction: 27:82 says Allah sends a beast as a messenger.

35:8
Whoever wants to go astray Allah will lead him there, and whoever wants to be guided, He will guide him (whatever he admires and sees as good in his own desires becomes his religion—ibn Kathir).
Contradiction: 30:9 says an individual wrongs his own soul, not Allah.

35:24
There is no community on whom Allah did not send a messenger.
Contradiction: 28:46, 32:3, 34:44, 36:6 say before Muhammad Allah did not send any messengers to the Arabs.

35:33
The believers will be in Gardens of Eternity; they will be adorned with bracelets (bangles) of gold and pearls.
Contradiction: 39:73 says there is one garden in Islamic Paradise.
Contradiction: 76:21 says bracelets/bangles of silver, and their garments will be of silk.

 

Sura 36: Ya‑Sin

36:6
The Quraysh received no apostle before Muhammad.
Contradiction: 10:47, 16:36, 35:24 say Allah sent messengers to every people.

 

Sura 37: As‑Saffat (Those ranged in Ranks)

37:62‑66
In Islamic hell unbelievers will eat the bitter Zaqqum fruit.
Contradiction: 88:6 says the unbelievers will eat only Dari tree.
Contradiction: 69:36 says the unbelievers will eat only pus and filth.

37:125
Elias admonished his people for worshipping Baal (a sun god) instead of Allah, the best of creators.
Contradiction: 39:62 says Allah is the only creator.

37:145
Allah made the fish throw an emaciated Jonah into a desert.
Contradiction: 68:49 says, to show mercy, Allah kept Jonah inside the fish’s belly; He did not throw Jonah into a desert.

37:147‑148
Allah sent Jonah (Yunus) to more than a hundred thousand people to believe in him. (After his rescue from the fish’s belly Allah sent him to the people of Nineveh, in the region of Mosul—ibn Kathir).
Contradiction: 14:4 and 30:47 say Allah sends His messengers only to their own people.

 

Sura 38: Sad 

38:71
Allah informed the angels that He was about to create a man from wet clay.
Contradiction: 3:59 says Allah created Adam out of dust.
Contradiction: 15:26 says Allah created Adam out of black burnt clay.
Contradiction: 19:67 says Allah created human out of nothing.
Contradiction: 21:30 says Allah created all living beings from water.

38:75
Allah has two hands; He created Adam with His two hands; so why did Iblis refrain from worshipping Adam?
Contradiction: 3:59 says Allah says ‘be’ and it is.

 

Sura 39: Az‑Zumar (The Crowds, The Throngs)

39:4
If willed, Allah could have chosen for Himself a son out of His creation.
Contradiction: 6:101‑102 says Allah could not have children because He has no consort.

39:30
Just like any other men, Muhammad will surely die.
Contradiction: 4:157 says Jesus did not die; Allah raised him up.

39:43
The idols have no power or intelligence (i.e., the idols are dumb); so they cannot intercede; only Allah can intercede.
Contradiction: 6:108 says Muhammad must not disparage the idols of the pagans, lest they disparage Allah.

39:62
Allah is the creator of all things; He is the guardian and the disposer of all affairs.
Contradiction: 23:14, 37:125 say besides Allah, there are other creators.

 

Sura 40: Al‑Mumin (The Believer) or Gafir (He who Forgives)

40:25
Pharaoh ordered that all the newborn sons of the believers of Moses killed, but to spare their daughters.
Contradiction: 20:37‑39 says Pharaoh ordered the killing of infants when Moses was born, and not when Moses turned into an adult.

40:62
He is Allah, the creator and the sustainer of everything, worship none but Allah.
Contradiction: 12:100 says Allah allowed Joseph’s brothers and his parents to worship Joseph by prostrating before him.
Contradiction: 23:14, 37:125 say there are other creators besides Allah, but Allah is the best creator.

40:65
Allah is eternal; worship none except Him; all praise belongs to Allah.
Contradiction: 12:100 says Allah allowed Joseph’s brothers and his parents to worship Joseph by prostrating before him.

 

Sura 41: Ha‑Mim or Ha‑Mim‑Sajda or Fussilat (Revelation well‑expounded)

41:9
Allah created the earth (first) in two days (means Sunday and Monday—ibn Kathir) and He is the Lord of all worlds.

Contradiction: 79:27‑30 says Allah created the heavens first.
Contradiction: 7:54, 10:3, 11:7, 25:59 say six days of creation.
Contradiction: 41:12 says Allah created the seven heavens in two days.

41:11
Allah designed the sky as a smoke; He rose towards the smoke, asked the smoke and the earth (i.e. earth was already created) whether they would come together willingly or unwillingly (the smoke is the steam of water—ibn Abbas).
Contradiction: 21:30 says heavens and the earth were joined together as one solid mass, then Allah separated them.

41:12
Allah completed in two days (Thursday and Friday—ibn Kathir) the creation of heavens in seven firmaments (first) and (then) earth (that is; the total creation time for the earth and the seven heavens were two days); assigned duties and commands to each heaven, and adorned the lower heaven with lights.
Contradiction: 7:54, 10:3, 11:7, 25:59 say Allah created the heavens and earth in six days.
Contradiction: 2:117 says Allah creates instantly.

41:16

Ad people were unappreciative of Allah’s revelations, so Allah destroyed them through a violent wind for several days and warned that penalty for them in the hereafter would be more humiliating.
Contradiction: 54:19 says Allah destroyed Ad people in one day.
Contradiction: 69:6‑7 says Allah destroyed Ad people in seven nights and eight days.

41:31
The angels are our protectors in this life and in the life hereafter.
Contradiction: 2:107, 29:22, and 42:28 say Allah is our only protector.
Contradiction: 5:55 and 9:71 say messengers and the believers are our protectors and helpers.

41:37
The sun and the moon are the signs of Allah, but do not worship them; prostrate only to Allah who has created them.
Contradiction: 12:100 says Allah allowed Joseph’s brethren and his parents to prostrate before Joseph.

 

Sura 42: As‑Shura (Consultation, Counsel)

42:51
Allah speaks from behind a veil, or through sending a messenger; Allah never speaks directly.
Contradiction: 53:11 says Muhammad saw Allah with his own eyes.
Contradiction: 2:259 says Allah spoke directly to an ordinary person.
Contradiction: 2:36 says Allah spoke directly to Adam.
Contradiction: 4:164 says Allah spoke directly to Moses.

 

Sura 43: Az‑Zukhruf (Gold Adornments)

43:55
Pharaoh’s insolence greatly annoyed Allah, so He drowned Pharaoh.
Contradiction: 10:92 says Allah saved Pharaoh.

 

Sura 44: Ad‑Dukhan (Smoke or Mist)

44:4
On this night (that is, on the night of Laylatul Qadr), Allah decides on all matters.
Contradiction: 20:52 and 57:22 says Allah has predetermined our fate even before He created us; everything is predetermined in the preserved tablet.

 

Sura 45: Jathiya (Bowing the Knees, Kneeling)

45:14
The believers are to forgive the unbelievers; Allah will decide on their punishment and/or reward.
Contradiction: 9:5, 9:29 say kill the unbelievers if they do not accept Islam or pay jizya tax.

 

Sura 47: Muhammad (Prophet Muhammad)

47:15
Believers will be in gardens with rivers of incorruptible water, rivers of milk, rivers of wine, rivers of honey, all kinds of fruits, and grace from Allah. Unbelievers will dwell in fire; they will drink boiling water which will tear their intestines.
Contradiction: 5:90, 2:219 say wine is Satan’s handiwork.

 

Sura 51: Az‑Zariyaat (Winds that Scatter)

51:56
Allah created the Jinni and human only to worship Him.
Contradictions: 3:97, 35:15 say Allah does not need humans and jinns; He is free of all wants.
Contradiction: 7:179 says Allah created many men and jinns destined for hell.

 

Sura 52: at‑Tur (The Mount, The Mountain)

52:34
Allah challenged the unbelievers to compose a book similar to the entire Qur’an.
Contradiction: 2:23, 10:38 say Allah challenged the unbelievers to produce one Sura similar to the Qur’an.
Contradiction: 11:13 says Allah challenged the unbelievers to compose ten Suras similar to the Qur’an.
Contradiction: in 17:88 Allah challenged the entire mankind and the jinni to produce the entire Qur’an.
Contradiction: in 28:49 Allah challenged if the unbelievers could produce a book better than the two other books (Moses and Aaron as well as the Torah and the Qur’an—ibn Kathir) then Muhammad would have followed that book.

52:35
Humans were not created out of nothing.
Contradiction: 19:9, 19:67 say Allah created a man out of nothing.

 

Sura 53: An‑Najm (The Star)

53:11
What Muhammad saw (Muhammad saw with his eyes his Lord—ibn Abbas) and felt at heart was true; he did not tell a lie (Muhammad saw Allah—Ash Shifa, p.104.)
Contradiction: 6:103, 42:51 say Allah is invisible.

 

Sura 54: Al‑Qamar (The Moon)

54:18‑21
Allah tells the story of the Ad people; how Allah destroyed them in a day.
Contradiction: 41:16 says Allah destroyed the Ad people in several days.
Contradiction: 69:6‑7 says Allah destroyed the Ad people in seven nights and eight days with a violent storm.

54:23‑31
Allah narrates the history of the Thamud people. One (54:29) person killed the she camel of Salih. Three days after they killed the she‑camel, Allah destroyed them with a mighty blast.
Contradiction: 7:77, 26:157, 91:14 say several people killed the she‑camel.

 

Sura 56: Al‑Waqia (The Inevitable Event)

56:7
Allah will sort out people in three classes.
Contradiction: 90:17‑19 says Allah will sort out people in two distinct groups.

 

Sura 57: Al‑Hadid (Iron)

57:22
Even before Allah created the heavens and the earth, He had predetermined the fate of everything.
Contradiction: 44:3‑4 says every year, on the night of Laylatul Qadr, angels write down our fate, as decreed by Allah, for the coming year.

 

Sura 58: Mujadila (The Woman who Pleads)

58:22
If they resist Allah and Muhammad, then Muslims cannot take even their fathers, brothers, or sons as friends. These Muslims are the party of Allah; that is, Muslims cannot be friendly with the unbelievers even though they are their blood relations.
Contradiction: 17:23, 31:15 say respect parents even when they are unbelievers, and attempt to bring back the converts of Islam to idolatry.

 

Sura 60: Al‑Mumtahan (The Woman to be Examined)

60:10
Test the believing women refugees; believing women are not lawful wives of the unbelievers; believing men are not lawful husbands of unbelieving women (i.e., Muslim, male cannot marry non‑Muslim women.)
Contradiction: 5:5 says Muslim men can marry women of the people of the Book, i.e., Christian and Jewish women.

60:13
Do not be friendly with the disbelievers; they are Allah’s enemies.
Contradiction: 5:82 says closest in friendship are Christians.

 

Sura 63: Al‑Munafiqun (Hypocrites)

63:5
The hypocrites turn back even when Muhammad tells them he will seek Allah’s forgiveness for them.
Contradiction: 4:107 says Allah does not like disloyalty; He will not forgive the hypocrites.

 

Sura 65: At‑Talaq (Divorce) 

65:4‑5
For menopause women, the waiting time for divorce is three months, same for women who are yet to menstruate. A child‑girl who is yet to menstruate, her waiting period is three months, same as for a menopause woman; for the pregnant women, the waiting time is until she delivers the child.
Contradiction: 4:5‑6 says orphan girls must reach marriageable age, which is taken as fifteen years, before they could be married.

 

Sura 66: At‑Tahrim (Prohibition)

66:8
If you repent then Allah will remove ills and will send you to Islamic Paradise under which rivers flow; the believers’ light will radiate in front of them and on to their right side.
Contradiction: 19:71 says every soul has to pass through Islamic Hell.

 

Sura 69: Al‑Haqqa (The Sure Reality, Catastrophe) 

69:6‑7
Allah destroyed the Ad people with a furious wind, which lasted seven nights and eight days; they were left as headless bodies.
Contradiction: 41:16 says the furious wind lasted several days.
Contradiction: 54:19 says the furious wind lasted one day.

69:25‑32
Those who receive the records on their left hands will regret their past actions; their wealth was of no use. They will be in hell; they will be seized, bound, and marched in a chain of seventy cubits (each cubit will be the forearm’s length of an angel—ibn Kathir) long; then burnt in a blazing fire. (It will be entered into his buttocks and pulled out of his mouth. Then they will be arranged on this chain just like locusts are arranged on a stick that is being roasted—ibn Kathir. Insert the chain in his anus and extract it from his mouth—ibn Abbas.)
Contradiction: 84:10 says they will receive their records behind their backs.

69:35‑37
For the unbelievers their only food in hell will be bitter ones: filth and pus.
Contradiction: 37:62‑66 says unbelievers in Islamic hell will only eat fruits of Zaqqum trees.
Contradiction: 88:6 says they will eat only bitter Dari.

 

Sura 70: Al‑Maarij (The Ways of Accent, the Ladders)

70:4
The angels and the spirits ascend to Allah in a day; one day equals fifty thousand human years in Allah’s reckoning.
Contradiction: 22:47, 32:5 say one day of Allah equals 1,000 human years.
Contradiction: 50:16 says Allah is closer than the jugular vein.

 

Sura 76: Ad‑Dahr (Time) or Insan (Man)

76:21‑22
The serving boys (Ghilmans) will wear green garments of fine silk and heavy brocade, adorned with bracelets/ bangles of silver; Allah will give everyone to drink a pure holy wine (Sharaban Tahura); these will be the rewards for the dwellers of Islamic Paradise.
Contradiction: 5:90 says wine is the handiwork of Satan.

Sura 78: An‑Nabaa (The Great News, the Tidings)

78:23
The unbelievers will remain in Islamic Hell for ages (Huqb is seventy or eighty years, and every day of it is like one thousand years according to your reckoning in this life—ibn Kathir.).
Contradiction: 2:167, 20:101, 32:14, 98:6 say the dwellers of Islamic Hell will stay there for eternity.

 

Sura 83: Al‑Tatfif or Mutaffiffin (Dealing in Fraud, Unjust)

83:25
In Islamic Paradise, Allah will quench the thirst of its dwellers with pure, sealed (expensive), exclusive wine.
Contradiction: 5:90 says wine is Satan’s handiwork.

 

Sura 88: Al‑Gashiya (The Overwhelming Event) 

88:6
For the dwellers of Islamic Hell the only food will be a bitter, thorny, smelly plant, Dari.
Contradiction: 37:62‑66 says the inmates of Islamic Hell will eat only the fruits of Zaqqum tree.
Contradiction: 69:36 says they will eat only pus and filth.

88:12
In Islamic Paradise, there is one bubbling spring.
Contradiction: 18:31 says multiple gardens with rivers flowing underneath.

 

Sura 90: Al‑Balad (The City)

90:17‑19
The believers are the companions of the right hand (paradise); the unbelievers are the companions of the left hand (hell), (two distinct groups of people).
Contradiction: 56:7 says three distinct groups.

 

Sura 91: Al‑Shams (The Sun)

91:14
Allah obliterated the Thamud people for rejecting their prophet, and for hamstringing Allah’s she‑camel.
Contradiction: 54:29 says one person killed the she‑camel.

 

Sura 99: Al‑Zilzal (The Convulsion, the Earthquake)

99:6‑8

Allah will sort out people according to their deeds—good or evil deeds (two distinct groups of people—the people of paradise and the people of hell).
Contradiction: 56:7 says three distinct groups.

 

Sura 109: Al‑Kafirun (those who disbelieve)

109:6
To you be your way (means disbelief—ibn Kathir), to me is mine (means Islam—ibn Kathir).
Contradiction: In 3:85 Allah says He only accepts Islam.
Contradiction: 9:5 says kill the non‑Muslims wherever they are found.

 

Conclusion

It appears that Allah is not sure and confident of Himself. He often hesitates, stumbles and errs of what He wants Muslims to emulate and follow. Just like a human being, Allah is prone to inconsistencies, mistakes and blunders. This demonstrates that the Qur’an cannot be the words of Allah, the all‑knowing, perfect, and precise creator of all things in the heavens and on earth. We might wonder how the creator and the sustainer of all things in the Heavens and on earth could construct such a platitude and slovenly written document.

We cannot imagine what might happen to the universe if this demented, imbecile, imbroglio, hesitant, and imprudent Allah is to rule and run it according to His words and laws in the Qur’an.

How could this unsure, uncertain, and self-doubting Allah send the Qur’an to guide the mankind?

Interestingly, Many Islamists consider these contradictions as Allah’s miracles.

 

PSA few Muslim readers have sent this link to refute any contradictions in the Qur’an. I shall recommend the readers to visit these sites. According to the narrator of this document there is not a single contradictory verse in the Qur’an:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsllge0QhQE&feature=channel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqU4suOQkQc&feature=channel

 

References:

  1. Ibn Musa al-Yahsubi, Qadi ‘Iyad. Ash-Shifa. Tr. Aisha Abdarrahman Bewley. Medina Press, P.O. Box 5531, Inverness IV5 7YA, Scotland, UK, fifth print 2004.
  2. Walker, Benjamin. 2004. Foundations of Islam. Rupa & Co. New Delhi. First published in Great Britain by Peter Owen Publishers, 1998.
  3. Tafsir ibn Abbas and Jalalyn: http://www.altafsir.com/
  4. The three translations of the Qur’an: http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/reference/reference.html
  5. www.qtafsir.com
  6. Maududi: http://www.tafheem.net/main.html
  7. Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir (exegesis) of the Qur’an: www.qtafsir.com

15th century Timurid Qur'an

15th century Timurid Qur’an (Special Collections, University of St Andrews)

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Where does the Holy Bible say it is the Word of God

Question 1: Where does the Holy Bible say it is the Word of God? Answer: many places –

“Thus says the Lord” occurs over 400 times in the Old Testament.
“God said” occurs 42 times in the Old Testament and four times in the New Testament.
“God spoke” occurs 9 times in the Old Testament and 3 times in the New Testament.
“The Spirit of the Lord spoke” through people in 2 Sam. 23:2; 1 Kings 22:24; 2 Chron. 20:14.

If appealing to the Bible in a general sense isn’t good enough. Let’s consider that Jesus said the Law, the Prophets, and the Psalms (all of the Old Testament) were Scripture and that the Scriptures cannot be broken, cannot fail (John 10:35).
Some might say that there are instances of verses that “contain” God’s word, but that it doesn’t mean the Bible is God’s word. The problem is addressed by Jesus.

Luke 24:44-45, “Now He said to them, ‘These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.’ 45 Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. ”
Notice that Jesus speaks about what is written regarding him in the Old Testament. Then Luke writes that Jesus opened their mind to understand the Scriptures. What Scriptures? The Law (Moses), the Prophets, and the Psalms. This was a common designation for the Old Testament. Therefore, Jesus says that the written form of the Old Testament is Scripture. Jesus goes on to deal with the religious leaders who would violate these Scriptures which he called “the word of God.”

Matt 15:6, “he is not to honor his father or his mother. And thus you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition.”
Mark 7:13, “thus invalidating the word of God by your tradition which you have handed down; and you do many things such as that.”
John 10:35 “If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken).”
Jesus never said the scriptures contain the word of God. He said they were the word of God. Therefore, we can see that the word of God is the written form of Scripture. In fact, we are told by Paul not to exceed what is written. Note, Paul doesn’t say to not exceed the parts of the scripture that contain God’s word, he says not to exceed what is written!

1 Cor. 4:6, “Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that in us you might learn not to exceed what is written, in order that no one of you might become arrogant in behalf of one against the other.”
It is the written form that is proclaimed as being Scripture, unbreakable, the word of God, and the standard of which we are not to exceed. This can only be true, if the written form is the Word of God.

Revelation 17:17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

 

July 24, 2012 Posted by | Christianity / God, Daily Gospel, Understanding Islam | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Luke Chapter 24 Verses 44 and 45

Luke 24:44 Now He said to them, “ These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”

Luke 24:45 “Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures”

June 9, 2012 Posted by | Christianity / God, Daily Gospel | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exodus 22 verse 20

Exodus 22:20:

Reads properly as “He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.”

To explain:

Utterly destroyed – The word חרם cherem denotes a thing utterly and finally separated from God and devoted to destruction, without the possibility of redemption.

So, the One True God says that anyone that worships or sacrifices to any false god, shall be under full condemnation and rewarded for this abomination with a casting away from God into the firery pit.  “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:” – Matthew 25:41

May 31, 2012 Posted by | Christianity / God | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Monogamy Taught by Holy Bible

Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
(SINGULAR) – 1 Cornthians 7:2

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach – 1 Timothy 3:2

A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well. – 1 Timothy 3:12

FURTHER CLARIFICATION:

The clearest evidence that monogamy is God’s ideal is from Christ’s teaching on marriage in Matt. 19:3–6. In this passage, He cited the Genesis creation account, in particular Gen. 1:27 and 2:24, saying ‘the two will become one flesh’, not more than two.

Another important biblical teaching is the parallel of husband and wife with Christ and the Church in Eph. 5:22–33, which makes sense only with monogamy—Jesus will not have multiple brides.

The 10th Commandment ‘… You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife [singular] …’ (Exodus 20:17) also presupposes the ideal that there is only one wife. Polygamy is expressly forbidden for church elders (1 Tim. 3:2). And this is not just for elders, because Paul also wrote: ‘each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.’ Paul goes on to explain marital duties in terms that make sense only with one husband to one wife.

The example of godly people is also important. Isaac and Rebekah were monogamous—they are often used as a model in Jewish weddings today. Other examples were Joseph and Asenath, and Moses and Zipporah. And the only survivors of the Flood were four monogamous couples.

A schematic showing the monogamy relationship....

 

April 19, 2012 Posted by | Christianity / God | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Muslims false claims about Numbers 31:17-18

In no way does the Numbers 31:17-18 allow sex with children. It is a lie in a failed attempt to justify mohammad’s rape of Aisha. It is a sick mind that even thinks to impose this evil on the Word of God. Numbers 31:17-18

(Numbers 31:17-18) – “Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man intimately. 18″But all the girls who have not known man intimately, spare for yourselves.”

The Midianites were descended from Abraham and Keturah (Gen. 25:1). They inhabited the land of Moab and were apparently involved in seducing Israel into going after false gods. Because the Israelites fell into idolatry this way, God told Moses to order the deaths of all who had bowed to the false gods in that land.

“While Israel remained at Shittim, the people began to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab. 2For they invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down to their gods. 3So Israel joined themselves to Baal of Peor, and the Lord was angry against Israel. 4And the Lord said to Moses, “Take all the leaders of the people and execute them in broad daylight before the Lord, so that the fierce anger of the Lord may turn away from Israel.” 5So Moses said to the judges of Israel, “Each of you slay his men who have joined themselves to Baal of Peor,” (Num. 25:1-5).

God later instructs the Israelites to deal harshly with the Midianites: “Be hostile to the Midianites and strike them; 18for they have been hostile to you with their tricks, with which they have deceived you in the affair of Peor, and in the affair of Cozbi, the daughter of the leader of Midian, their sister who was slain on the day of the plague because of Peor,” (Num. 25:17-18). Later, when Moses meets the returning Israeli army he was angry because he saw the Medianite survivors. “The Midianite women, he said, should have died because they were directly culpable in Israel’s sin at Baal of Peor. All the women except the virgins were then sentenced to death along with all the boys. This insured the extermination of the Midianites and thus prevented them from ever again seducing Israel to sin….The virgins were spared because they obviously had had no role in the Baal of Peor incident nor could they by themselves perpetuate the Midianite peoples.”

We must understand that God dealt very harshly because it was through the people of Israel that the Messiah would later come. Satan, in his perpetual effort to oppose God, sought to have the people of God fall into false worship and through intermarriage with other people, to destroy the messianic line and make not only the promises of God null and void, but destroy means by which the Messiah could be born. If this could be accomplished, then none would have any hope of deliverance from sin. Therefore, we see in the Old Testament God being very harsh and strict according to the Law.

The Bible condemns even the slightest abuse to a child. I don’t know which verse reads the best Luke or Mark so I’ll type both of them for you.

  • Mark 9:42 KJV Jesus said
    “And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in Me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.”

    Luke 17:2 KJV Jesus said
    “It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.”

    God clearly condemns even the tiniest abuse of a child so how much worse the condemnation or the great offense of sexual assault that hurts not only the body but warps the mind of the child.

    May the Lord rebuke these people who harm little children and God clearly states that He will.

February 18, 2012 Posted by | Christianity / God, Societal / Cultural Issues, Understanding Islam, World Affairs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Prophet Like Unto Moses

Our Lord Jesus Christ
The Lord Jesus Meets the Criteria……To be the Prophet Like Unto Moses….

The Bible says that the Lord Jesus is the Prophet like unto Moses.

Acts 3:20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: (22) For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. (23) And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

1). The Lord Jesus was from the brethren of Deuteronomy 18. The Lord’s genealogy was special. He was a direct descendant of David and the Kings of Israel; thus, He qualifies to be Israel ’s King Messiah, the Savior of the world.

Matthew 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
The Bible establishes the Lord Jesus is of the brethren by His genealogy. His genealogy can be traced back to Abraham on both his adopted father and his mother, Mary. Both of these genealogies are traced back to Abraham through Judah .

In Deuteronomy 18, the context of the brethren is someone whose genealogy can be traced to one of Jacob’s 12 sons. Judah was one of the 12 sons, so the Lord Jesus by His genealogy qualifies to be one of the brethren of Deuteronomy 18. He is a direct descendant of one of the 12 tribes of Israel . The verse from Luke that proves this genealogical link follows:

Luke 3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli, (33) Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda, (34) Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham,…

The Bible shows that even in heaven the Lord Jesus is identified as being from the tribe of Judah . In heaven, He did not lose the distinction of being from Judah . This distinction is actually enhanced. Even in eternity, He is identified as being one of the brethren of Deuteronomy 18:18. This verse follows:

Revelation 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

2). God spoke directly to Moses. God spoke directly through the Lord Jesus.

John 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

3). Moses was in the direct presence of God and glowed from God’s presence. Jesus was the direct presence of God, and He manifested the glory of God!

Matthew 17:1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, (2) And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

4). Moses brought in a blood covenant relationship with God. The Lord Jesus brought in a better blood covenant with God. The better covenant gives the assurance of eternal life to all that believe.

Matthew 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament (covenant), which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Hebrews 8:6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.

5). Moses did mighty miracles. Jesus did mighty miracles. The Lord Jesus raised a man from the dead after he was four days in the grave. The Bible reported only a few of the awesome miracles that the Lord Jesus did. These miracles were a sign of Him being the Son of God.

John 11:39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. (43) And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. (44) And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

John 21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

6). Moses prophesied of the future. Jesus prophesied of the future. Like Moses, the Lord Jesus focused His prophecy on the Jews and their dispersion and restoration. The restoration of Israel and Jerusalem would occur just before His Second Coming. Just as the Lord prophesied, exactly happened to the Jews. Israel is once again a nation with Jerusalem as its capital.

Luke 21:7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? (23) But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land ( Israel ), and wrath upon this people (Jews). (24) And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

The Lord Jesus not only met the requirements of being the Prophet like unto Moses, but he exceeded them in all points. Moses was the servant of God, but the Lord Jesus was the Son of God; therefore, He was greater than Moses.

Hebrews 3:2 (Christ) Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. (3) For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. (5) And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; (6) But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

Jesus of Nazareth is the seal of the prophets and not Muhammad:

John 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

The Bible shows that the Lord Jesus is greater than Moses, as He is the Son God. God sent His Son into the world to die for our sin. Because of the death of the Lord Jesus on the cross, you can be forgiven of all sin and have assurance of eternal life with God.

When you trust the Lord Jesus as your Savior, God makes an eternal blood covenant with you. Please repent of sin and trust the Lord Jesus as your Savior. Eternal life is only through faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. He is the Prophet like unto Moses and those that do not listen to His message, God will require it of them.

1 John 5:9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. (10) He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

(11) And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son (12) He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 1 John 4:9

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What it Means to be Prophet Like Unto Moses ………See Mohammad did not fit this description….

There are six outstanding characteristics that have to be met to be the prophet like Moses. The Bible teaches that Moses is different from all the other Old Testament prophets. To be the prophet of Deuteronomy 18, these six characteristics must be fulfilled. These requirements follow:

1). The prophet has to be from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The brethren of Deuteronomy 18 are the sons of Jacob. The brethren in the context of Deuteronomy 18:18 are the descendants of the 12 sons of Jacobs

Deuteronomy 18:1 The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel … 2 Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren: the LORD is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them.

Deuteronomy 18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

2). God spoke directly to Moses. All other prophets received their revelation by visions or dreams. Moses’ revelation was directly from the mouth of God.

Numbers 12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. (7) My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. (8) With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?

3). Moses was in the direct presence of God. He saw the similitude or form of the LORD. Moses glowed from being in direct presence of God’s glory.

Exodus 34:29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him. (30) And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him.

4). Moses intorduced a blood covenant relationship with God. The other prophets built upon this covenant, but no other Old Testament prophet brought in a different covenant.

Exodus 24: 8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words. (9) Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: (10) And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.

5). Moses did mighty miracles. God used Moses to split the Red Sea .

Exodus 14:21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. (22) And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

6). Moses prophesied of the future. Moses gave entire chapters of prophecy. His prophecy centered on the people and nation of Israel .

Leviticus 26:42 Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land. (44) And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them: for I am the LORD their God. (45) But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might be their God: I am the LORD.

February 9, 2012 Posted by | Christianity / God, Understanding Islam | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

PLAGIARISM BY Mohammad in the Quran

Front of the Quran

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FACT…..

Mohammad had pre-Islamic sources to write his Quran….

The story of the she-camel which leapt out of a rock and became a prophet was known in Arabia long before Muhammad (Suwar 7:73-77; 54:27-29; 91:13-14).- The story of an entire village of people who were turned into apes because they broke the sabbath by fishing was a popular legend in Muhammad’s day (Suwar 2:65; 7:163-166).- The story of Moses and the gushing twelve springs is found in Surah 2:6 0ff and comes from pre-Islamic Arabian legends.- In what is called the “Rip Van Winkle” story, seven men and their animals slept in a cave for 309 years and then woke up perfectly fine (Surah 18:9-26)! This was also a popular story in Arabia at and before Mohammed’s time. This legend was also found in Greek and Christian folks fables from that time and before.- The fable of the pieces of four dead, cut-up birds getting up and flying was well known in Muhammad’s time (Surah 2:260).- The story about the birth of Mary in Surah 3:35-37 appears to be loosely based off of an apocryphal 2nd century work, The Protevangelion of James the Lesser.

Jewish sources that were used when developing the quranic revelation22:

– The Second Targum of the Book of Esther supplied the non-biblical details of the Queen of Sheba‘s visit to King Solomon(Surah 27:17-44).- The Testament of Abrahamprovided the teachings of the Qur’an found in Surah 42:17 and Surah 101:6-9, which relate that on the judgment day, a scale of balance will be used to weigh good and bad deeds, and to make the determination of whether people will be sent to heaven or hell. This Jewish work is also apparently quoted in Surah 87:19.- The story of murderous Cain and the raven (Surah 5:30-31) is found in several Jewish writings, such as the Pirqe of Rabbi Eleazer and the Targum of Jerusalem, both of which pre-date the Qur’an.- The tale of Abraham being delivered from Nimrod’s fire (Suwar 21:51-71; 37:97-98) originated in the Midrash Rabbah on Genesis.

– The Talmud provided the Qur’an with the story of Moses’ resurrection (Surah 2:55-57)

– The story of the golden calf which was made by Israel in the wilderness, in which the image actually leaps out of the fire and moos (Surah 20:80-98), comes from the Pirqe of Rabbi Eleazer.

– Lastly, the seven heavens and hells described at various points in the Qur’an can also be found in the Zohar and the Hagigah, and the hells are further described in the Midrash on the Psalms.

December 12, 2011 Posted by | Understanding Islam | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

100 Most Important People of all time

The 100 Most Important People of all time

1. Jesus Christ – Son of God, Savior of Mankind, origin of all moral and behavior codes
2. Socrates – Philosopher. Taught western society to question and think.
3. Johannes Gutenberg – Inventor of the Printing Press.
4. Abraham – Father of Monotheist religions of Christianity and Judaism .
5. Isaac Newton – Physicist. Discovered laws of Motion and Law of Gravity.
6. Alexander Graham Bell – Inventor. Built first telephone.
7. Confucius – Philosopher. Dominant influence on Chinese society.
8. Mother Eve – Mother of Humanity according to genetics, origin of first sin.
9. Muhammad – Founded Islam. Wrote the Qu’ran / Koran. Laid foundation of all modern day religious terrorism.
10. Aristotle – Philosopher and Scientist. Set up guidelines for knowledge.
11. Moses – Religious leader. Receiver of the Ten Commandments and the Torah.
12. Siddhartha Gautama – The Last Buddha. Religious Leader.
13. Martin Luther – Leader of Protestant Reformation.
14. Virgin Mary – Mother of Jesus Christ. Object of worship.
15. Hammurabi – Babylonian ruler. Set up first set of known Codified Law.
16. St. Paul – Religious figure who helped greatly to spread Christianity to the masses.
17. Anton von Leeuwenhoek – Microscopist. First to identify Germs.
18. Nicolas Copernicus – Scientist. Champion of the Solar centered universe theory.
19. Johannes Kepler – Mathematician and Astronomer
20. Hippocrates – Medical Doctor. Father of Medicine and Diagnosis.
21. Charles Darwin – Biologist. Proponent of the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection.
22. Plato – Philosopher. Built on the Socratic foundation to search for knowledge.
23. Democritus – Scientist and Philosopher. Gave name to ‘democracy’
24. Joseph Lister – Medical Doctor. Introduced antiseptics conditions in surgery.
25. Leonardo Da Vinci – Artist, Inventor and Anatomist.
26. Albert Einstein – Physicist. Pioneer in Relativity and Nuclear Physics.
27. William Shakespeare – Playwright. The Greatest in his field.
28. Gregor Mendel – Austrian monk. Father of Genetics
29. Galileo Galilei – Astronomer. Inventor of the Refracting Telescope
30. Henry Ford – Inventor. Developer of the Production Line
31. Edward Jenner – Medical Doctor. Developed immunization technique against Smallpox.
32. Louis Pasteur – Scientists. Discovered cure for rabies. Developed Bacterial sterilization procedures. Defeated age old Theory of Spontaneous Generation.
33. Alexander Fleming – Discoverer of Penicillin
34. James Simpson – Medical Doctor. Developed First Real Anesthetic – Chloroform
35. Gottlieb Daimler – Built first Motor Vehicle
36. Mahatma Gandhi – Political Activist. Won independence for India. Father of non-violent philosophy.
37. Guglielmo Marconi – Sent first Radio transmission. Built first wireless radio.
38. Wright Brothers – Brothers Orville and Wilbur. Built and flew first airplane
39. Adolph Hitler – German dictator whose actions were responsible for World War II and the Holocaust
40. Mao Zedong – Chinese Leader. Communist Revolutionary.
41. John Logie Baird/Vladimir Zworkyin – Joint Inventors of Television.
42. Vladimir Lenin – Russian Revolutionary.
43. Genghis Khan – Mongol Warlord. Conquered most of Asia and parts of Europe.
44. Constantine – Roman Emperor. Conversion to Christianity on his death bed helped spread Christianity across Europe.
45. Elizabeth I – Queen responsible for the future growth of English Power.
46. Julius Caesar – General and Politician who played a significant role in the expansion of Roman Power.
47. George Washington – American Revolutionary War General and First President
48. Otto van Bismarck – Prussian statesman and Unifier of Germany.
49. Napoleon Bonaparte – French Emperor. Conquered vast portions of Europe in the late 18th and early 19th century.
50. Marie Curie – Two time Nobel Prize Winner. Discoverer of Radium.
51. Alexander the Great – Macedonian General. Created vast Empire during 12 year span.
52. Thomas Jefferson – US Statesman. 3rd President. Took prominent role in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence.
53. Karl Marx – Philosopher. Author of the Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital.
54. Christopher Columbus – Explorer.
55. Kublai Khan – Enlightened Monarch of China
56. Henri Dunant – Founder of the Red Cross
57. Sigmund Freud – Father of Psychoanalysis
58. James Watt – Scottish Engineer . Involved in the development of the Steam Engine.
59. Jonas Salk – Scientist. Developed Polio vaccine
60. Thomas Edison – Inventor. Most noted for the Electric Light Bulb.
61. George Stephenson – Inventor and Railway pioneer. Built the Rocket Steam Engine.
62. Homer – Greek Bard. Author of the Iliad and the Odyssey
63. Carl Jung – Psychologist. Father of Analytical Psychology
64. St. Augustine – Philosopher. Father of Church doctrine,
65. Peter the Great – Russian Tsar. Modernizer of the country.
66. Kublai Khan – Chinese -Mongol Emperor.
67. Pope Urban II – Champion and main driving force behind the First Crusade.
68. Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain – Financiers of the Voyage of Columbus and the Spanish Inquisition.
69. Jozef Stalin – Soviet dictator
70. Archimedes – Greek Scientist and Mathematician
71. Michelangelo – Italian Painter and Sculptor
72. Charles Babbage – English Computer pioneer
73. Marco Polo – Middle Ages Italian explorer
74. Lao Tzu – Chinese Philosopher and writer. Founder of Taoism.
75. Nikolai Tesla – Yugoslav Physicist. Father of Alternating Current.
76. St Paul – Leading figure in the spread of Christianity
77. Charlemagne – French King and Religious leader.
78. James Watson and Francis Crick – Co-discovers of DNA Double helix structure.
79. Michael Faraday – English Scientist. Great figure in the field of Electromagnetism.
80. Menes – Egyptian pharaoh. Unifier of Upper and Lower Egypt.
81. Abraham Lincoln – American President. Freed the Slaves of America and saved the Union.
82. Sulamein the Magnificent – Turkish (Ottoman) Empire Builder
83. Robert Oppenheimer – Nuclear Physicist. Father of the Manhattan Project.
84. Hernando Cortes – Spanish Conquistador.
85. Ramses II – Egyptian Pharaoh
86. Samuel Colt – Inventor of the revolver.
87. Euclid – Greek Geometrician. Author of The Elements.
88. Voltaire – French ‘Age of Reason’ Philosopher.
89. Winston Churchill – British Politician and Writer.
90. Werner von Braun – German Rocket Pioneer.
91. Georg Hegel – German Philosopher. Father of Dialectics.
92. Tamerlane – Muslim Conqueror and warlord.
93. Simon Bolivar – South American Liberator
94. Andreas Vesalius – Leading figure in the birth of Modern Anatomy.
95. John Bardeen – Co-inventor of the transistor. Superconductor pioneer.
96. Joan of Arc – French saint, soldier and motivator.
97. Martin Luther King – American Civil Rights Leader.
98. Justinian I – Byzantine Emperor.
99. Chi Huangdi – Chinese Emperor. Builder of the Great Wall of China.
100. King David – King of the Jews.

December 1, 2011 Posted by | Societal / Cultural Issues | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Was the Bible corrupted as Muslims claim?

We must remember that the Torah (the first five books of the Old Testament),the Zabur (the Psalms), the Injil (the Gospel) and the Sahaif (the books of the Prophets), which are mentioned in the Koran are the same the Torah, the Zabur, the Injil and the Sahaif found in the Holy Bible.

The Torah, the Zabur and the Sahaif are called the Holy Scriptures of the Jews, which we Christians call the Old Testament. The Injel is called the Holy Scriptures of the Christians which we call the New Testament. Some of our Muslim brothers sometimes say that the whole Bible has been falsified! Especially those who don’t like the moral constraints of the Bible want to say that the Bible has been changed since it was written. This is basically because they are not willing to consider the evidence honestly. There is absolutely no evidence that the Bible has been revised, edited or tempered with in any systematic manner.

As we know Mohammad Dib, a Bedouin shepherd of the tribe of Ta’ Amireh, in 1947, first found the Dead Sea Scrolls in the cave of Qumran when he went there to look for his lost goat. This Dead Sea Scroll proved that each word of the Holy Bible is correct and nothing has been changed. Now we will see how Koran testifies the Holy Bible.

Surah Al- Sajdah 23 says, “We did indeed a foretime give the Book to Moses; be not then in doubt of it’s reaching (thee); and We made it guide to the Children of Israel.”

Surah Al-Maidah 46 says “And in their (those of previous prophets) footsteps We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Law that had come before him; We sent him the Gospel; there in was guidance and light, and confirmation of the Law that had come before him; a guidance and an admonition to those who fear God.”

Surah Al-Maidah 47 says, “Let people of the Gospel judge by what God hath revealed therein. If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what God hath revealed, they are (no better than) those who rebel.”

Surah Al-Baqarah 62 says, “And those who follow the Jewish (Scripture), and the Christians and the Sabian’s, any who believe in God and the last day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord; on their shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.”

Surah Al-Baqarah 136 says, “We believe in God and the revelation given to us, and to Abraham, Isaac, Ismail, Jacob and the Tribes, and that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to Prophets from their Lord; we make no difference between one and another of them; and we bow to God.”

There are still more verses in the Koran indicating that the Holy Bible are right path of truth in accordance with the will of God.

We know that Mohammad came this earth 600 years after the ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ. By that time how many thousands of the Holy Bible been distributed among the followers of Christ and the Church’s of Christ, we don’t know. Now if any Muslim says that the Holy Bible has been changed then the very simple question comes to our mind, then why Mohammad said in his time that the Torah and The Gospel (Old Testament and the New Testament) are true?

As for the Jews, their zeal in preserving their book is proverbial. They know the exact number of words and letters it contains, as all who have associated with their leaders know. Thus the Holy Bible in its entirety is free from alteration and change will never overtake it, as is witnessed by common sense and historic transmission. Since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Qumran, it has become abundantly clear that the copying and transmission of God’s Holy Book is living proof of the guidance of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church of Christ.

Now we will see what the Koran says about the Holy Bible.

Surah Al-Baqarah 38 says, “Who so ever follow my guidance, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.”

Surah Al-Baqarah 91 says, “Believe in what God hath sent down.”

Surah Ali Imran 3 says, “It is He who sent down to thee, in truth, the Book, confirming what went before it.”

Surah Al-Maidah 47 says, “Let the people of the Gospel judge by what God hath revealed therein.”

Surah Al-Maidah 68 recorded, “Say. ‘People of the Book! Ye have no ground to stand upon unless ye stand fast by the Law, the Gospel, and all the revelation that has come to you from your Lord.’”

Surah Yunus 94 says, “If thou wert in doubt as to what We have revealed unto thee, then ask those who have been reading the Book before thee: the Truth hath indeed come to thee from thy Lord: so be in no wise of those in doubt.”

These verses like tens of others demonstrate unequivocally that the Koran came attesting to the veracity of the Torah and the Gospel confirming them and watching over them, that is, as a guardian and preserver.

If the Bible was corrupted before Jesus, why did not Jesus correct it for his disciples? After all, he received the Torah (The Law) from God. And if it was “beyond correction” why did he not tell his disciples to ignore it? Instead Jesus confirmed the Bible saying “Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” (Luke 24; 44).

If the Bible was corrupted by the Jews after Jesus, why did the Christians not protest this change in Scripture? And if it was the Christians corrupting the Bible, why did the Jews not protest? And if the Jews and Christians got together to change the Bible, why is there no record of this event?

Therefore, the Bible could not have been corrupted before or after Jesus. Every word of the Holy Bible is true and correct and these Muslims claims are not true.

October 17, 2011 Posted by | Christianity / God, Understanding Islam | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

New Ground Zero imam Apostates against Islam must be jailed

New Ground Zero imam: ‘Apostates against Islam must be jailed’
Posted on January 26, 2011 by creepingsharia

Moderate face of Islam says jail apostates. So much for freedom of religion and speech.

via Aaron Klein at WND, Ground Zero imam: ‘Apostates against Islam must be jailed’

Those who leave Islam and preach against the Muslim religion must be jailed, declared the imam who has become the new face of the proposed Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero in New York City.

“If someone leaves the din, leaves the path privately, they cannot be touched. If someone preaches about apostasy, or preaches their views, they’re jailed,” stated Imam Abdallah Adhami in a November lecture obtained and reviewed by WND.

Adhami was discussing the Quranic view of apostasy, or Muslims who decide to leave the Islamic religion.

According to Shariah, or Islamic law, the consensus view in Sunni Islam is that a male apostate must be put to death unless he suffers from a mental disorder or converted against his will.

There are, however, differing views on the subject, with some contemporary Islamic scholars differentiating between public and private apostasy and arguing for actions ranging from death to nothing.

Adhami, speaking to a non-Muslim audience, claimed Islamic law only calls for punishment for public apostates and that most Islamic scholars demand only that public apostates be jailed as opposed to killed.

He claimed Islam was “revolutionary” for purportedly only punishing those who preach apostasy publicly, as opposed to other religions, which, he claimed, punish both public and private apostates.

“The Quran distinguishes between public and private apostasy,” he said, failing to note most medieval Islamic scholars did not make such a distinction.

Adhami admitted, “Yes, many jurists said [public apostates] have to be killed. … But the position of the state was the position of Islamic scholars – they must be jailed so they are contained.”

He said, “In Islam, in the Quran, theoretically, if you look over the Quran from cover to cover, you literally have the right to the choice to reject God’s message. The only thing you do not have the right to do is to spread this conviction, lest you, quote unquote, pollute others.”

Last week, WND broke the story that Adhami declared in a lecture Muslims have “more of a right” than Jews to the biblical prophet Moses.

In the same lecture, Adhami urged Muslims to “compete” with other religions.

Meanwhile, others have been scrutinizing Adhami’s background.

Writing at the NewsReal blog, writer Joseph Klein revealed Adhami was a guest speaker at the annual convention of the Islamic Association for Palestine in 2000. T he theme of the convention was “All Palestine is Sacred!”

Adhami was reportedly joined at the speakers’ rostrum by Dr. Sami Al-Arian, who pled guilty in 2006 to conspiracy to contribute services to or for the benefit of the Palestine Islamic Jihad.

IAP went defunct in 2005. It was established in 1981 by Hamas political operative Mousa Abu Marzook.

Like the ISNA, the IAP was named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document – titled “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America” – as one of the Brotherhood’s 29 likeminded “organizations of our friends.”

RESPONSE ON Originial Posting:

Pawndad, on January 26, 2011 at 1:03 PM said:

It would be kinda nice if someone mentioned Adhami’s remarks to NYC mayor Bloomberg. and for that matter get Obama;s reaction. Of course it’s not going to happen because the MSM will not allow it.

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January 26, 2011 Posted by | Constitutional Issues, Politics/Government/Freedom, Societal / Cultural Issues, Understanding Islam | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ex-Muslims Speak Out – Book

I found two books I am ordering that I thought others might be interested in also that give an insiders view of Islam:

Why We Left Islam: Former Muslims Speak Out & Inside the Revolution Study Guide: How the Followers of Jihad, Jefferson, and Jesus Are Battling to Dominate the Middle East and Transform the World

December 22, 2010 Posted by | Christianity / God, Constitutional Issues, Politics/Government/Freedom, Societal / Cultural Issues, Understanding Islam, World Affairs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Return of Jesus

Gospel Preached in the Whole World – then The End will Come

Almost every Christian knows about the Great Commission. Jesus gave the Great Commission to the Church as their marching orders until His return.

All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age (Matthew 28:18-20).

Jesus commanded us to proclaim the gospel to all peoples, making disciples and teaching them to obey everything He commanded.

However, some erroneously teach that we ourselves must complete the Great Commission before Christ can return. Here is the verse they quote.

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come (Matthew 24:14).

The prophecy states that the gospel of the kingdom will be preached and then the end will come. Therefore, Christ cannot return until this message has been proclaimed in the whole world. However, this verse does not say who or how the gospel will be proclaimed to all nations. We might imagine that it would be the Church. Who else could proclaim the gospel to all nations?

The answer to this prophecy by Christ, is found in the Revelation 14:6-7.

Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth–to every nation, tribe, language and people. He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water (Revelation 14:6-7).

If this is what Jesus was referring to, then we should expect to see the end following this proclamation. Sure enough, that’s what we do find, in verses 15-16.

Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, “Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.” So he who was seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested (Revelation 14:15-16).

So, the gospel will be proclaimed by an angel to the whole world and then the earth is harvested. We also know that the harvest is at the end of the age when Christ returns.

The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels (Matthew 13:38-39).

God doesn’t have to wait for the Church to complete the Great Commission. Jesus will return at the appointed time, whether the church is ready or not.

December 20, 2010 Posted by | Christianity / God, Mormon Christianity, Societal / Cultural Issues, Understanding Islam, World Affairs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pre-Mortal Life

    Pre-Mortal Life

“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee,” Jeremiah 1:5 Before this mortal life, everyone existed as spirit children of God.

This is called the first estate (see Jude 1:6), everyone knew and worshiped God the Father (see Godhead).

Prior to being born as spirits, individuals existed eternally as intelligences or self-aware, individual entities whom God gave spirit bodies. The word intelligences, as used here, however, comes from the Book of Abraham, and refers to spirit children of God:

Now the Lord had shown unto me, Abraham, the intelligences that were organized before the world was; …for he stood among those that were spirits…

The doctrine of our eternal nature:

Man was also in the beginning with God. Intelligence, or the light of truth, was not created or made, neither indeed can be (see D&C 93:29).

The term Intelligence, as used here, is singular. Some Latter-day Saints, therefore, refer to spirit beings as “organized intelligence.” On this topic, Bruce R. McConkie, an apostle, wrote:

Abraham used the name intelligences to apply to the spirit children of the Eternal Father. The intelligence or spirit element became intelligences after the spirits were born as individual entities (see Mormon Doctrine, p. 387).

The Doctrine and Covenants sheds further light on the creation of spirit beings:

All truth is independent in that sphere in which God has placed it, to act for itself, as all intelligence also; otherwise there is no existence. Behold, here is the agency of man… (see D&C 93:30-31).

In other words, God placed truth and intelligence, which is co-eternal with God, in a sphere in order for that truth and intelligence to become independent, to have agency, to act for itself, to become a spirit being. Otherwise, there would have been no existence: there would have been no individual identity or consciousness.

At some point, Heavenly Father called a council in heaven, which all of his spirit children attended, and presented a plan of salvation.

There was a limit to man’s progression in the pre-mortal world. The goal was to become like Father Himself, who is a glorious, resurrected being, with an incorruptible body of flesh and bone. In order to progress, God’s children had to be tested, found worthy, and resurrected. Mortal life would provide each spirit being with a physical body. Through the physical body, mankind could be tested. The loss of memory of the pre-existence and the separation from God would force men to live by faith. The plan allows man to gain wisdom through experience, guaranteed by his free agency. The Plan of Salvation was devised by a loving God before the foundation of the world. It is the plan through which He can lead His children to the same exaltation He enjoys. Christ said of the creation of the earth:

We will go down, for there is space there, and we will take of these materials, and we will make an earth whereon these may dwell; And we will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them; And they who keep their first estate shall be added upon; and they who keep not their first estate shall not have glory in the same kingdom with those who keep their first estate; and they who keep their second estate shall have glory added upon their heads for ever and ever (Abraham 3:24-26).

Because man is guaranteed his free agency, the Lord presented the plan to His children, so they could have the choice to participate. Jesus Christ, also known as Jehovah, was the first-born of God in the Spirit. Through Him, all the worlds had been created. God and Jehovah knew that men would fall and sin. Therefore, they needed a savior and redeemer who could make an infinite atonement, satisfy the demands of justice, and enable men to return to the presence of God:

And now, behold, I will testify unto you of myself that these things are true. Behold, I say unto you, that I do know that Christ shall come among the children of men, to take upon him the transgressions of his people, and that he shall atone for the sins of the world; for the Lord God hath spoken it.
For it is expedient that an atonement should be made; for according to the great plan of the Eternal God there must be an atonement made, or else all mankind must unavoidably perish; yea, all are hardened; yea, all are fallen and are lost, and must perish except it be through the atonement which it is expedient should be made.
Now there is not any man that can sacrifice his own blood which will atone for the sins of another. Now, if a man murdereth, behold will our law, which is just, take the life of his brother? I say unto you, Nay.
But the law requireth the life of him who hath murdered; therefore there can be nothing which is short of an infinite atonement which will suffice for the sins of the world (Alma 34: 8-9, 11-12).

As the plan was presented, Heavenly Father also told His children that they would be tempted, that life would be dangerous and painful, and that some may not make it to exaltation. Lucifer, one of the spirit children of God, said that he would become the redeemer. He promised to save all of God’s children by force, and he demanded God’s honor and glory for doing so. Lucifer’s plan would have destroyed the agency of man and thwarted the entire plan of salvation:

And the Lord said: Whom shall I send? And one answered like unto the Son of Man: Here am I, send me. And another answered and said: Here am I, send me. And the Lord said: I will send the first.
And the second was angry, and kept not his first estate; and, at that day, many followed after him (Abraham 3: 27, 28).

Lucifer declared war on God and Christ. One third of all the spirits sided with Lucifer. A war ensued, which Latter-day Saints refer to as the War in Heaven, and Lucifer and his followers were cast out of heaven. After being cast out of heaven, Lucifer became the devil. Lucifer and his followers were denied bodies. From this, Latter-day Saints understand that all who have been born and all who will be born, chose to follow Heavenly Father’s plan, because they have been given bodies.

Other events occurred in the pre-existence which have had important impact here on earth. Joseph Smith taught that all the prophets and apostles and many other leaders who have served mankind were fore-ordained to these positions before coming to this earth. This means that certain people, whom the Book of Abraham describes as “noble and great” were selected for special missions here on earth. The House of Israel was a distinct group in the pre-existence distinguished by their receptivity to spiritual things. They were fore-ordained to come down as the House of Israel and heirs of the Abrahamic Covenant to bless the earth by proclaiming the gospel.

While the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price offer the most clear teachings on pre-mortal life, there are references to Pre-Mortal Life in the Bible.

Job 38: 7 refers to the sons of God rejoicing when the world was created. Jeremiah 1:5 mentions that Jeremiah was selected as a Prophet before he was born. John 9:1 refers to a man who was born blind. The disciples of Jesus ask whether he sinned and was punished by being born blind, implying that they believed in a pre-existence. Jude 1:6 refers to the first estate, which implies there must be a second estate.

December 16, 2010 Posted by | Christianity / God, Mormon Christianity | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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