The message of this Quad-Fold (4.25"x11" when unfolded and 4.25"x 2.75" when folded) tract says:
In Surah 29:46, the Quran commands Muslims to say to Christians, “We believe in what has been sent down to us and what has been sent down to you, and our God and your God is one, and we are all Muslims to Him.”
Yet many Muslims say something very different to Christians. They say, “We don’t believe in your book, because it’s been corrupted and your God is a false god.” If Muslims are commanded to say that they believe in what has been revealed to us, why do they instead say that they don’t believe in the Bible, the only revelation we have? And if they’re commanded to say that our God and their god is one, why do they instead say that our God is a false god?
The Quran declares that the Torah and the Gospel were revealed by Allah. Surah 3:3-4 says, “Allah has sent down on you the book with the truth, confirming what is between his hands, and has sent down the Torah and the Gospel before, a guidance to the people, and has sent down the discrimination.”
So Allah revealed the Torah and the Gospel as a guidance, but our Muslim friends tell us that Allah couldn’t protect the Torah and the Gospel, and that both revelations were corrupted by men. What Allah sent to guide people ended up misguiding people, convincing Christians that God is a trinity and that Jesus died on a cross for our sins. Of course, we should be puzzled when Muslims tell us that the Torah and the Gospel were changed because the Quran states that no one can change Allah’s words.
Surah 18:27 says, “And recite what has been revealed to you from the book of your Lord; No one can change His words, and you will not find a refuge other than Him.”
Here our Muslim friends might say, ”This verse only means no one can change the Quran!” But the verse doesn’t say that no one can change the Quran, it says that no one can change Allah’s words. And the Torah and the Gospel, according to the Quran, are Allah’s words.
Despite Allah’s clear declaration that no one can change His words, many Muslims assert that the Gospel was corrupted by the apostles or by later Christians. If the Gospel was corrupted, we can only wonder why the Quran says, that Christians still had the Gospel at and during the time of Muhammad.
Surah 7:157 says, “Those who follow the messenger, the Gentile prophet whom they will find described for them in the Torah and the Gospel. Those are the prosperous.”
How could Christians find Muhammad mentioned in the Gospel when the Gospel was supposedly corrupted centuries earlier? Is Allah saying that we find Muhammad mentioned in our corrupted scriptures? But we don’t find Muhammad mentioned in our scriptures at all, except as part of a general warning about false prophets who come to lead people away from the Gospel. And if we did find Muhammad mentioned in our scriptures, how would we know that it wasn’t one of the corrupted parts? And since our scriptures contradict Islam, why would Allah appeal to them as evidence for Islam? But Allah goes much further than this. He commands Christians to judge by the Gospel.
Surah 5:47 says, “And that the people of the Gospel judge by what Allah has sent down in it. And whoever does not judge by what Allah has sent down, so those are the transgressors.”
Why does Allah command us to judge by a corrupt book? The only Gospel we have contradicts Islam, so in order to obey Allah’s command, we would have to judge by the Gospel and conclude that Islam is false.
Allah continues along these same lines in Surah 5:68, “Say, O people of the book, you have nothing until you perform the Torah and the Gospel and what has been sent down to you from your Lord.”
Why would Allah tell us that we have no ground to stand upon unless we stand upon a corrupt book? If the Gospel has been corrupted, wouldn’t Allah tell us to get rid of it and believe in the Quran?
So the Quran clearly maintains that the Gospel is authoritative for Christians, and this only makes sense if the author of the Quran believed that Christians have the Word of God.
But the Gospel wasn’t just authoritative for Christians, it was also authoritative for Muhammad himself and therefore for Muslims too.
One day Muhammad started having doubts about his Revelations. In response to these doubts Allah commanded Muhammad to go to the people of the book (Jews and Christians) for confirmation.
Surah 10:94 says, “So if you were in doubt concerning what we have sent down to you, so ask those who are reading the book before you; indeed, the truth came to you from your Lord, so do not be of the doubters.”
Muslims today act as if the Quran stands in judgment over the Bible. Since the Bible contradicts the Quran, Muslims assume that the Bible must be rejected. But in the Quran it’s exactly the opposite. The Bible stands in judgment over the Quran. And Muhammad himself could only confirm his revelations by checking to see if they line up with the scriptures of the people of the Book.
Since Muhammad continued preaching Islam, he apparently never took this test very seriously. If he had gone to the people of the book in search of confirmation, he would have been forced to reject the Quran because the Quran puts Muslims in an inescapable dilemma.
Either, Christians have the inspired, preserved, authoritative word of God, or we don’t. Those are the only two possibilities. If we have the inspired, preserved, authoritative word of God, Islam is false because Islam contradicts what we have.
If we don’t have the inspired, preserved, authoritative word of God, Islam is still false because the Quran affirms the inspiration, preservation, and authority of our book.
So if the Gospel is the word of God, Islam is false. If the Gospel isn’t the word of God, Islam is still false. Either way, ISLAM IS FALSE. This is the Islamic Dilemma.
By affirming scriptures that contradict its core teachings, Islam self-destructs. Muslims who don’t want to believe in a religion that self-destructs, will therefore need to find a new religion.
My Muslim friend, I encourage you to obey the Gospel, as both of our religions command. If you are a Muslim and have read this far, you may be asking yourself, “What is the Gospel?” I’m glad that you asked!
Jesus Christ is the Son of God and God in the flesh (John 1:1-4; Rev. 1:8). Jesus became a man by the virgin conception and birth (Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:18). He lived a sinless, perfect life while on earth (2 Cor. 5:21) and started His public ministry around the age of 30 (Luke 3:23). He performed many miracles proving that He is the Son of God and God in the flesh.
He preached the truth to thousands of people, calling them to repent and follow Him (Mark 8:34-38). He laid his life down into the hands of lawless men, who beat Him, crucified Him and put Him to death (Acts 2:23). He was buried in a tomb (John 19:38-42). He rose again on the 3rd day, defeating sin, death and the grave (1 Cor. 15:3-4).
He showed Himself to his disciples and taught them for 40 days (Acts 1:3). He ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father, praying for the saints (Acts 1:9-10; Heb. 7:25). He is coming back a second time to punish all who do not know the ONE TRUE GOD of the Bible and who do not obey the Gospel (Matt. 13:41-43, John 5:28-29, 2 Thess. 1:7-10, Jude 14:15). Fornicators, drunkards, thieves, covetous, homosexuals, liars, idolaters (those who worship, believe in and/or follow other “gods”), murderers, hypocrites and all sinners will NOT inherit the Kingdom of God, but shall be cast into the Lake of Fire (1 Cor. 6:9-10; Eph. 5:5-7, Rev. 20:14-15, 21:8).
The ONLY HOPE for sinners is that they REPENT of ALL SIN, TRUST in Jesus and FOLLOW Him. God commands ALL men EVERYWHERE to repent and believe the Gospel, because Judgment Day is coming (Mark 1:15; Acts 17:30)! God is patient with you and merciful towards you, but everyday that you reject His offer of forgiveness and don’t repent, you are storing up wrath for yourself (Romans 2:4-10). He does NOT want you to perish in your sins (2 Peter 3:9, Ezekiel 33:11)! While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us on the cross to forgive us, cleanse us and reconcile us back to God (Romans 5:6-11).
What are you doing with the sacrifice of Jesus? Are you rejecting it or are you believing it and following Him who died for YOU? Friend, Jesus was NOT just a prophet! He was the Son of God and God the Son, in the flesh. Repent of your sin, trust in Him and begin to Follow Him, TODAY! Questions? Do you need more info? Go to: www.RepentOrPerish.org