It is common knowledge that Islam desires to rule the whole world. One of the ways they try to accomplish that goal is their continual battle against the Triune God of the Bible. To do that, they study the Bible carefully to find apparent contradictions. They then use them as ammunition to bolster the faith of Muslims and to prove to Christians that the Bible is corrupt and that the Koran is the true revelation. One of their favorite weapons is to 'prove' from the Bible that Jesus is not the Son of God and that He didn't die on the cross for the sins of the whole world.
In considering the pros and cons of that attack, remember the following:
1. No unbeliever can claim to be filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit can only live in a person who accepted that Jesus, the Son of God, died on the Cross for his sins. Then that believer becomes holy in the Father's sight and can be filled with the Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit nobody can rightly interpret the Bible, or discern God's plan ('The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God,' 1 Corinthians 2:14). In verses 11-12 we learn that only the Holy Spirit knows what is in God's heart and He inspired various people to write that down. The Muslim who attacks the Bible can never do a proper job, because he does't understand the Scriptures (the same applies to atheists and people who want to get rid of the Bible. Richard Dawkins illustrated it in his book, 'The God Delusion').
2. Since Muslims use verses in the Bible to prove that Jesus is not the Son of God who died on the cross for the sins of mankind, it is only fair to point out what the Bible says about those who disclaim Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God, the Savior:
- 'Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ [the Anointed Son of God]. Such a man is the antichrist - he denies the Father and the Son' (1 John 2:22).
- '...but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist...' (1 John 4:2-3). Thus the Bible identifies those who attack Jesus' deity as doing it in the spirit of the antichrist. We should be warned when Islam attacks the Bible. They are no different than the attacks of evolutionists or atheists. All of them display the characteristics of the antichrist. They are all common enemies of God.
- We find another interesting verse in 2 Peter 3:16. Peter wrote about Paul's letters, saying: '...His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.' That is what Muslim apologists do, so they identify themselves as unstable and ignorant, because they distort the Scriptures. It is like the Muslim who claims that Jesus only came for the benefit of the Jews, but he does not mention the well known verse in John 3:16 that Jesus came to save the whole world.
We should not be intimidated by their clever reasonings and well trained memories. They cannot understand the wonderful message of the Bible without the Holy Spirit. They prove to us that God has an enemy, the evil one, who influences people to attack the Bible. The Bible is about the love relationship with Jesus that will culminate in the marriage feast of Revelation 19:6-8. The devil uses whatever means he can to try to destroy the Bible's message. The war against the Bible is still one of the best proofs that it is true, since nobody goes to such lengths to fight against a useless book. Be encouraged by what Islam inadvertently teaches us: the Bible is precious.