Islamic Doctrine Of Scripture Analysis

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Next, is the Islamic doctrine of Scripture, which is one of the many differences between the Islamic doctrine and the Christian doctrine. For Christians, the Scripture of the Old and New Testament are God given and God breathed, which is seen in 2 Timothy 3:16 (“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness”). In other words, “God the Holy Spirit guided or acted on the minds of the authors of Scripture, revealing to them what He wanted written. The New Testament has an unmistakable tone of authority and accuracy” (Ridenour 2001). Nevertheless, while the Islamic faith believes in four God-inspired books as well, they do not accept the Old or New Testament, but instead believe in …show more content…
Listen to him, Matthew 17:5”). In fact, instead of admitting the various Bible verses that prove that Jesus was the son of God, Muslims claim that Christians changed the Bible. The last two doctrines include the Muslims’ beliefs regarding their viewpoint of salvation, sin, and free will. The fifth doctrine of the Muslim faith is regarding the Last Judgment, or the end times in which the dead will be resurrected. According to the Qur’an “Allah will be the judge, and each person will be sent to heaven or hell. Heaven is a place of sensual pleasure. Hell is for those who oppose Allah and his prophet Mohammed” (Ridenour 2001). In fact, because Muslims believe when a person dies their soul is separated from their body, but later reunited when the body goes to the grave, Muslims go to extensive lengths to prepare a body after death, including washing the body and wrapping it in a …show more content…
Heaven is described in the Qur’an “as a place of gardens and rivers, where all the desires of a person will be satisfied. According to Mohammed, however, hell is a place where there are things that no eye has seen, no ear had heard, and no mind has conceived” (Khan 2003). Christians, like Muslims also believe that we will be held accountable for our actions, resulting in either eternal life with God, or eternal damnation in Hell (“But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead, 1 Peter 4:5”). However, unlike like Muslims Christians based on Biblical scriptures that it is necessary to not only accept God, but Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior in order to be able to go to Heaven. Once again, numerous times the New Testament references how salvation and the privilege of going to Heaven can only be found in Christ, yet the Islamic faith ignores these verses due to the belief of exploitation in the scriptures. The last doctrine is that of predestination or pre-ordainment (al-Qadar), in which “means that nothing in the universe can happen without the will of God. Anything that takes place, good or bad, or because God ordains it” (Khan 2003). This means that Muslims believe that no one can change what

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