Arguments We Used Against Christian Believers
We used some verses in the Qur’an and the Holy Bible to create confusion. Here are some examples:
First: “1 Say: Allah is one! 2 Allah the impenetrable! 3 He did not beget and he was not begotten, 4 and no one has ever been his equal!” (Sura al-Ikhlas 112:1-4)
١ قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ ٢ اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ ٣ لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ ٤ وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ كُفُواً أَحَدٌ. (سُورَةُ الإِخْلاَصِ ١١٢ : ١ - ٤)
The secret behind these verses is that when Muhammad lived on earth, he went to Mecca to fight the idolaters forcing them to become Muslims. He commanded them to worship Allah as God. But when he went away they were hopelessly lost and made for themselves four gods, one for each direction of the mosque. When Muhammad came back, meeting the people who had backslid, he shouted: “Oh you people! Who deceived you to turn away from the love of Allah?” Then the people replied: “Oh prophet, oh prophet! We do not know whom we should worship.” Thereupon Muhammad gave them the verses cited above. However, many Muslims today take it that these verses refer to Christians. But if Muhammad would have intended these verses for Christians, he would have had to go to Jerusalem or some other place, where many Christians lived at his time. Or else he would have had to explicitly mention the Christians in these verses.
Second: Another verse that we used to attack the Trinity was:
“Hear, O Israel! The LORD your God is one. Him only shall you worship!” (Deuteronomy 6:4)
For us as Muslims this verse from the Bible clearly condemned Christians believing in the Trinity.
Third: Another verse that we used to attack Christians was:
“I will raise up a prophet from among their brethren like you and will put my words in his mouth and he shall speak to them all that I will command him.” (Deuteronomy 18:18)
According to us as Muslims we blindly argued that this prophet was Muhammad. For your information, Muhammad was not a brother of Moses. (Read Genesis 16:21) But we used this verse to cause a lot of argument and to see that Muhammad was honored. But Christ is King and Lord. He is the light of the world.
Fourth: A verse from the Gospel relating the promise of Christ that He will send the Comforter (John 15:26), we used, as Muslims, to deny the Comforter that Christ intended. We argued that Muhammad was this Comforter. In some occasions we succeeded, in others we failed. We should take note that the Comforter is the Holy Spirit. According to His promise, Jesus said that the Comforter will guide you into all truth. If this Comforter were Muhammad, who will guide us today to the truth, since Muhammad is not alive any more?
We have seen how Islam is full of deceit, practicing vile for vile, with killings, arguments and full of shameful things, that we cannot find in Christ. Instead, in Jesus Christ there is peace and love. Paul said:
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, peace, joy, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, humility, temperance, against such there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22)
This spiritual reality becomes evident when Christians from different denominations gather to preach in a peaceful atmosphere. Muslims always need police protection not to end up fighting. Christians are cordial, but Muslims are not so. This is a clear indication of the salvation which can be found in Christ Jesus the Son of God, who is spotless, sinless and blameless. Even I, who write this message, make mistakes, but Christ has done the work of salvation and never makes mistakes. Jesus the “Rasulu” (messenger), the Word of God, is “Ibnullahi”, that is the Son of God. In all things we should look up to God.