Koran compared with the Holy Bible

Hello,

recently I have read the whole Koran, in order to get a sober and objective judgement on the Koran. I hope, I am allowed to say that I have read the Bible several times too.

Here is my judgment (I try to be as objective as possible):

What is my general impression of the Koran?:

Answer: The Koran is more a devotional book than a holy scripture or revelation of God. At the time, when Mahomed  (Muhammad) or Muslim officers wrote down the Koran, the Old Testament (first section of the Bible) was yet known for a long time. The Koran reveals nearly nothing new beside the Old Testament, excepted that Mahomed and Jesus would be ambassadors of God too beside the prophets, mentioned in the Old Testament, like Noah, Abraham, Moses, David etc..

I don’t want to claim that Mahomed has just copyed passages of the Old Testament, but one thing is undeniable that he just wrote down texts, which had yet been written down by biblical authors long ago.

It is true that the Koran rejects the Trinity of God and the devine sonship of Jesus Christ, but I don’t want to consider that issue now.

What I want to consider now, is the fact that the Koran is NO holy scripture, like the Bible. This is an objective judgement, and I am not led by hate. The Koran is poor. The Bible is rich. Of what is the Bible rich? The Bible contains a lot of interesting stories (Esther, Job), talks between people, between God (Jesus) and people, wisdom (proverbs), prophecy (revelation), words of salvation (the 4 gospels, the epistles), historical data, like dates, locations, names of people involved in the stories, parables, reports about miracles, Jesus did, songs, prayers, psalms etc..

The Koran is somewhat (sorry) boring. It just repeats the following: there is a hell of fire, there is a paradise, Mahomed is the highest prophet, believers will end up in gardens where creeks flow through, there will be a Judgement Day, there is a devil (Iblis), you should give the tax for the poor, you should pray daily etc.. This statements get repeated and repeated and repeated. Sorry, after some time of reading I started to gape.

The Koran has two big lacks. It doesn’t provide a detailed law (the Bible has a perfect law) and the Koran gives us no solution, how we can be set free from our sinfulness (we love it to do, what God has forbidden, and we hate it to do, what God wants us to do). The Koran doesn’t know a Redeemer or Saviour, but it is a matter of fact that we need one. In daily life we experience our own sinfulness and the sinfulness of our neighbours. We cry: “who will set me free from this body of death?”

Answer: Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Christ came down from heaven, born by the Virgin Mary, called Jesus from Nazareth, in order to save us poor sinners.

A Christianity based on the Bible is very advanced. An Islam based on the Koran is somewhat backward.

Choose between progress and backwardness.

Kind regards,

Rainer

Addition:

In contrast to the Koran, the Bible has an inner proof for its genuineness: In the New Testament we can read about the fulfilment of a lot of prophecies, written down in the Old Testament. This is interesting, because the NT was written down much later than the OT. Concerning the prophecy, for the authors of the NT it was not possible to deceive in any way.

Islam:

To reject the Islam as a heretical doctrine, it is not necessary to read the Koran, because it is publically known that the Islam rejects the Trinity and the devine sonship of Jesus Christ. It is impossible to unite Christianity and Islam, because the Islam rejects basic doctrines of Christianity. Every Moslem should become a Christian right now!!! Islam provides no salvation for nobody! Jesus saves!

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9 Responses to Koran compared with the Holy Bible

  1. nemo says:

    ou obviously didn’t read the Koran.

  2. nemo says:

    The trinity and Jesus as the son of god are not the basic doctrines of christianity. Those are 2 things that most early christians didn’t believe. Todays christians follow the teachings of paul rather than the teachings of Jesus. Modern christianity, no matter the donomination is based on cathloic Ideas. The basic doctrines of christianity are the teachings of the Christ. Not that Jesus died for my sins crap.

    • Hi,

      thanks for your comments, I appreciate them (I like it to talk with people).

      Don’t get annoyed, when I tell you, that I am convinced about the genuiness of Christianity, the Bible, the ressurection of Jesus Christ etc., like about the genuineness of heaven and earth.

      I cannot check, whether I am just a pure brain, swimming in a petri dish, connected by wires with a computer, just producing an illusion in my brain.
      I joke a little.

      As we live in a free world (thank God), you can have every opinion, you like.

      However, you will have to bear the consequences of your special faith.

      When you don’t believe that God is a triune God and when you don’t believe in the devine sonship of Jesus Christ, you cannot be saved. Jesus is the way, God has prescribed and when you don’t want to go this way, you will see, where you end up.

      You fail totally, when you believe there would be any difference between the doctrine of Jesus and St. Paul. Both teach the same, just using different terms.

      I suggest, you should read the book “The Cost of Discipleship” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which refers exactly to this issue (some people think there is a difference between St. Paul and Jesus, but there is no difference at all and Bonhoeffer proves it).

      I understand you, but continue to check it out and I can predict you the result.

      In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,

      Rainer

    • Conway Todhunter says:

      Nemo,
      You apparently have not read the New Testament, or at least not carefully. Let us do as you suggest and forget the teachings of paul for the moment and concentrate on the teachings of Jesus in regard to what He claimed about His divinity and His earthly mission. Read the Gospel of John 8:48-59. In verse 58 Jesus says “I tell you the truth, before Abraham was born, I am!” Pay close attention to the “I am”. At that point the people He was addressing picked up stones to stone Him. They they did get angry at His poor grammer. They understood exactly what He was saying – see Exodus 3:14 in the Old Testament – and that is why they got angry. He was claiming to be God, and He is. As for the “Jesus died for my sins crap”, look at Matthew 1:21, John 3:16, Matthew 26:28, John 8:23-24 (by inference) just to name a few. As for the Trinity in the Gospels: Matthew 28:19, Matthew 3:16-17, John 16:12-14.

      Regards,
      Conway Todhunter

  3. nemo says:

    you are right the new testament was written much later that the Old testament The Oldest of the gospels was’t written until the end of the second century A.D.

  4. Hi,

    thanks for your comments, I appreciate them (I like it to talk with people).

    Don’t get annoyed, when I tell you, that I am convinced about the genuiness of Christianity, the Bible, the ressurection of Jesus Christ etc., like about the genuineness of heaven and earth.

    I cannot check, whether I am just a pure brain, swimming in a petri dish, connected by wires with a computer, just producing an illusion in my brain.
    I joke a little.

    As we live in a free world (thank God), you can have every opinion, you like.

    However, you will have to bear the consequences of your special faith.

    When you don’t believe that God is a triune God and when you don’t believe in the devine sonship of Jesus Christ, you cannot be saved. Jesus is the way, God has prescribed and when you don’t want to go this way, you will see, where you end up.

    You fail totally, when you believe there would be any difference between the doctrine of Jesus and St. Paul. Both teach the same, just using different terms.

    I suggest, you should read the book “The Cost of Discipleship” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which refers exactly to this issue (some people think there is a difference between St. Paul and Jesus, but there is no difference at all and Bonhoeffer proves it).

    I understand you, but continue to check it out and I can predict you the result.

    In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,

    Rainer

  5. Anonymous says:

    I just wanted to clarify your misunderstanding of the Quran and its contents. If you researched the Islamic religion, you would know that muslims believe the Quran is the last book that completes the “series” of revelations from God. The first being Old Testament, then the New Testament, and finally the Quran. Muslims believe in (most of) the teaching of all three books and since the Quran is the last of the “series”, why would there be a need to re-tell the stories, parables, from the original scriptures? Of course there are certain parts of the Old Testament and New Testament that Muslims do not believe in (i.e. the trinity, etc.) and that is because these ideas have been fabricated and incorporated into the texts at a later date in history. The proof of this is the many different versions available (American Standard Version, Douay-Rheims, New International Version, King James Version, etc.) As for the Quran, regardless of where you go in the world, you will only find one version.

    The Quran was compiled around 630 CE. If you have read the Quran, you would have noticed explicit details of various subjects including astronomy, physics and biology. Details that hadn’t been formally discovered several hundred, thousand years later (i.e. planetary rotation, embryology, etc). How would someone who was illiterate (Prophet Muhammad) be able to know such details if the Quran isn’t divine.
    (http://www.harunyahya.com/presentation/miraclesofthequran/index.html)

    If you want a comprehensive understanding of the Quran, I would suggest you read the Ibn Kathir Tafsir, which explains each verse in detail. ((http://www.qtafsir.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3000&Itemid=178)

    • Dear Mr …,

      I cannot imagine that any Moslem believes in teachings of the New Testament. There would be a basic problem: The NT teaches the divine sonship of Jesus Christ. The Koran rejects the divine sonship of Jesus Christ and says, Muhammad is the highest prophet, even higher than Jesus Christ. Don’t try to unite two absolutely different religions.

      I have read the whole Koran. Obviously the Koran is a concoction of Muhammad and no divine revelation. Muhammad has just copyed parts of the Bible and added some own ideas or removed things, not compatible to his concept. The doctrine of Muhammad is merely a kind of theism. Theism is the religion of reason, but the Christian doctrine leads sometimes beyond reason.

      Every human being needs a Redeemer, because nobody can keep the law by natural power. We need power from above to overcome sin. Through Holy Baptism the releasing power of
      Jesus Christ is dedicated to us. The Koran doesn’t know a Redeemer and doesn’t know Holy Baptism. Furthermore the Koran has no exact law (like the 10 commandments of the Bible).

      Planetery rotation and embryology have nothing to do with divine revelation, but they are subjects of science.

      Be commended to the triune God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost,
      Rainer

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