CONFRONTATION BETWEEN THE BIBLE AND THE KORAN
by Thomas Strahan
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FINAL CONFRONTATION BETWEEN
THE BIBLE AND THE KORAN
After the recent beheading of American hostages in Iraq, a Muslim militant who participated in the murder said about his comrades, ďKilling for the sake of God is their best wish, getting to your soldiers and allies are their happiest moments, and cutting the heads of the criminal infidels is implementing the orders of our lord.Ē
In June of 1968, Robert Kennedy, the likely next president of the United States, was assassinated at a hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan Sirhan, an Arab of Palestinian origin. He decided to kill Kennedy after he heard the candidate supported aid for Israel in their war against Arab forces. The assassination took place on the anniversary of a recent Israeli victory over the Arabs. Sirhan Sirhan was convicted of the crime and sentenced to life in prison in California.
Normal American citizens and a possible president of the United States have been murdered in the violent conflict between the United States and the Muslim world. The killer of the hostages believes that God wanted him to do it. The killer of Robert Kennedy viewed the support of Israel as evil. Since people are being murdered, it is important to be fully knowledgeable about the conflict Jews and Christians have with the Koran, the book the killers of the hostages believe to be holy. After an analysis of the differences between the Koran and the Bible, it is obvious the seeds for the current violence were sown long ago when a contentious and catastrophic split developed between the Bible and the Koran. It is also plain that it is not realistic for peace to come until God intervenes and makes a final judgment between the Bible or the Koran.
When this judgment comes, whose side will God be on? It is possible to tell already by doing a thoughtful comparison between the Bible and the Koran. If the Bible is found to be in a superior position every time, then it is obvious that God will judge in favor of the Bible. If the Koran is in a better position every time, then it is obvious that God will judge in favor of the Koran. If sometimes the Bible is in a better position and sometimes the Koran is, then it will be obvious that God provided no leadership to people on this matter. If things are consistently in favor of one book, then it is obvious that God has provided leadership on this issue and all should obey God on this matter and proclaim the truth about which book is consistently in the stronger position for vindication.
Both the Bible and the Koran state that Jesus is the Messiah. So both books need Him to appear and be the Messiah in order for the statement to be valid. If one book consistently treats Jesus in a more respectful manner then it is obvious that if He did appear and be the Messiah that He would have to judge on the side of the book which respects Him more.
A plain weakness the Koran has in its relationship with Jesus is that it throws out His quotes. The writers of the Koran did not consider it a high priority to retain the quotes of Jesus. Meanwhile, the New Testament contains many quotes from Jesus. The retention of His quotes is a show of respect for Jesus and the striking of His quotes from the record is a show of disrespect for Him. The act of throwing out His quotes is an act of glorification of a person over Him. It is not an act of obedience to God or to the Messiah. It is something that He can not ever respect and when He comes as the Koran needs him to, He will not be able to respect the Koranís treatment of Him on this issue. Jesus is quoted in John 14:26 in the New Testament of the Bible as saying that the Holy Spirit will come after He is gone and cause people to remember His words. Since the Koran throws out His quotes, the people who wrote it could not have been led by this Holy Spirit when they did this.
There is another problem in the relationship between the Koran and Jesus which arises from the striking of His quotes from the record. Jesus was in the world just a few decades before the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans. This event was prophesied by Daniel before Jesus was born and Jesus knew it would happen soon after His departure. With this in mind, He said in Luke 21:20-22, ďWhen you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know and understand that its desolation has come near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city get out of it, and let not those who are out in the country come into it; for those are days of vengeance, that all things that are written may be fulfilled.Ē This comment by Jesus was given soon before the Roman armies destroyed Jerusalem. Because the fate of the Jews was sealed by the prophecy in Daniel, it would therefore be a waste of effort for them to fight against the Romans. Jews would die in vain if they tried to fight. So Jesus is giving them the right advice with this statement. He is trying to save the lives of Jews. This is obviously an impressive act of leadership by Jesus. It is an act of leadership that no one can ever take away from Him. This act of leadership which was done to save lives is recorded in the Bible. If not for the Bible, we would have no record of this important act of leadership by Jesus. The Koran does not record this quote by Jesus. The writers of the Koran struck this act of leadership from the record. This is a fact that He can not ignore in His judgment between the Bible and the Koran.
Another issue in which the Bible is in the stronger position is in the recording of the miracles of Jesus. In verse 2.253 of the Koran it is written that Jesus performed miracles but there is no account of what the miracles He did were about. The four gospels of the New Testament record the numerous miracles of Jesus in detail. This obviously is another point where the Bible is in a better position then the Koran.
Verse 5.75 of the Koran says that the Messiah is but an apostle from God. The statement does not make much sense because if Jesus is the Messiah then He is uniquely different and fit to lead then anyone else. It is a false attempt to fit in the Messiah with everyone else and marginalize Him. The statement has an air to it that is disrespectful to Jesus. It is not of the right tone when speaking of Him.
Verse 5.51 of the Koran tells Muslims not to be friends with Jews or Christians. The comment obviously marginalizes Jews and Christians. It puts the Koran in a position where it needs a Jew, Jesus, to vindicate a book that tells people not to be friends with the people of His own race. Moses, Isaac, Joseph and Jacob are all Jews who the Koran says were sent out into the world by God. This is not exactly preparing the Koranís followers for vindication. It is not possible that Jesus is going to vindicate a comment that tells people not to be friends with the people of the great men of the Bible. This statement could only be created by someone who has a problem with racial prejudice against Jews, and it is a comment only currently accepted with an audience which is known to be drawn to the killing of Jews.
Another problem that the Koran has in its relationship with Jesus is that it throws out evidence that Jesus is the Messiah. The Koran repeatedly says that Jesus is the Messiah but offers no evidence that this is a fact, it only refers to Him as the Messiah. Meanwhile, the Bible produces evidence that Jesus is the Messiah. The Bible produced evidence that Jesus is the Messiah by telling personal facts about the Messiah before He comes. These facts include things as His place of birth, where He preaches, how He dies, that He will have the odd habit of speaking in parables. These facts about Jesus are described in the New Testament after He comes and fulfills the scripted events. This produces evidence that Jesus is the Messiah. The Koran does not record the prophecies which were given before Jesus came, nor does it give a detailed account of His time on earth. This obviously is another point of weakness for the Koran in its relationship with the Bible.
An additional weakness of the Koran is that it does not offer any evidence that human beings are raised from the dead, as the Bible does. The Bible uses the death of Jesus to produce evidence that God raises men from the dead. His death produces this evidence because his death is prophesied about in the Old Testament and after He comes and dies in the manner that was foretold, people say that He was raised up from the dead. The action of putting a spotlight on someone before they are born and then having people say they saw this unique individual raised from the dead is an obvious piece of evidence that human beings do live after death. The Koranís relationship with this creative effort in the Bible is to say, in verse 4.157 that Jesus didnít really die, it just appeared that way. The Bible is the book that has a creative effort to show that human beings are raised from the dead, not the Koran.
Another point in which the Koran is in a weaker position then the Bible is the relationship of Jesus with the Torah. The Torah is the first five books of the Old Testament-Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. In verse 5.46 of the Koran it is said that Jesus verifies the Torah, which came before Him. There is no mention of how he verified the Torah, it is stated as a fact with no explanation of how He fulfills the Torah. The Bible is better then the Koran on this matter. It contains a quote from Jacob in Genesis 49 in which Jacob says the Messiah will use a donkey to help fulfill scripture. Then the New Testament records a famous entry of Jesus into Jerusalem in which He rides into town on a donkey and a large crowd met Him along the way, praising Him as the Messiah. This statement by Jacob and the subsequent fulfillment by Jesus shows one way how He fulfills the Torah. This is another piece of evidence that the Koran is not in position to be vindicated.
In verses 2.61 and 2.87 of the Koran it is written that in the past some prophets of God have been slain in the world. There is no personal story about these prophets who were slain recorded in the Koran. Their names are not given. The manner of death is not given. Their quotes do not exist. This is not true in the Bible. The Bible records several personal stories of men who were slain after giving testimony on behalf of Jesus.
John the Baptist is one of these men. Verse 3.39 of the Koran tells of the special birth of John the Baptist but little else is said about him. There is no account given to show why God is using him. John receives much more extensive treatment from the Bible. Isaiah 40:3 prophecies of his coming. John is quoted in the New Testament as saying he is here to fulfill the prophecy of Isaiah. Psalm 42 prophecies of his killing in prison and the New Testament records the murder. He is quoted numerous times in the New Testament but not at all by the Koran. All of this adds up to the fact that the writers of the Bible treated John with more respect then the writers of the Koran did.
Stephen is another person of the Bible who was murdered after he gave testimony in support of Jesus. His testimony about the concept of the temple is contrary to the teaching on holy buildings in the Koran. In Acts 7:48-50 Stephen said, ďThe Most High does not dwell in houses and temples made with hands; as the prophet Isaiah says, ďHeaven is My throne and earth the footstool for My feet. What kind of house can you build for Me, says the Lord, or what is the place in which I can rest? Was it not my hand that made all these things? These verses are against the concept of people caring about a temple made of stones any more. It tells them instead to look to God as the center of worship. The writers of the Koran repeatedly admonished people to turn their face to the sacred mosque wherever they are. The sacred mosque spoken of is not God or the Messiah, it is a building in Mecca.
Stephen is not the only murdered person in the Bible to be at odds with the Koran on the issue of what the temple truly is. In Zechariah 6:12 it is written that someone in the future will come and build the true temple of the Lord. This prophecy was given several hundred years before the time of Jesus. Zechariah honored the current construction of the building of a temple of stones as from God but said someone would come later and establish the true temple of the Lord. He is implying someday that this true temple will not be a temple made of stone. After giving this testimony, Zechariah was murdered. Later, Jesus came and referred to His body as the temple when he said that if you destroy this temple it will be raised up in three days. This statement of Jesus was unjustly used against Him as a reason to put Him to death by His accusers. The statement of Jesus, where He is referring to Himself as a temple, is a fulfillment of the words of Zechariah. The future true temple of the Lord that Zechariah spoke of is not a building but the Messiah Himself. After these statements and events are recorded in the Bible, the quotes of these murdered men on the issue of the temple are thrown out by the writers of the Koran. In their place is an order for people to bow down to a sacred mosque in Mecca, rather then to view the Messiah as holy.
There is another conflict between the Koran and the murdered men of the Bible. The Koran says the death of Jesus is nothing but conjecture and that He did not really die. This is in direct confrontation with the testimony of Zechariah and John the Baptist, both of whom prophesied that Jesus would be the sacrificial lamb of God.
The issues of the temple and the death of Jesus are not the only matters where the writers of the Koran differ from the statements of the murdered men of the Bible. Verse 9.30 of the Koran condemns Christians for their belief that the Messiah is the Son of God. In this verse there is a wish that God will destroy them for believing that God has a Son. This statement is one of the statements in the Koran which creates a very contentious relationship between the Bible and the Koran. It is a statement that shows the differences between the Bible and the Koran are severe. It is not only a matter where the Bible does a better job of paying attention to details. This comment about Christians is in direct opposition to the quote of John the Baptist in John 1 of the New Testament. There he is quoted as saying that Jesus is the Son of God. Since it also says in the New Testament that John the Baptist was murdered by Herod, it is possible that the writers of the Koran are stealing authority away from a murdered man after he is dead. When one person says that Jesus is the Son of God and someone else wants God to destroy people who believe that He is, God is in a position where both books can not be vindicated. God is going to have to issue a judgment where someone is found to be lying.
If the writers of the Koran are lying about the Son of God issue, then they have stolen authority away from the murdered men of the Bible. Since this has happened from a Biblical point of view, the Bible should be examined to see if there was any effective response in it prepared against anyone who would steal authority away from them. Psalm 68 was created to show that there is a confrontation between God and those who stole authority away from these murdered men. In Psalm 68 it is written, ďI will bring back your enemies from Bashan, I will bring them back from the depths of the Red Sea, That you may crush them, dipping your foot in blood, that the tongue of your dogs may have its share from the foe.Ē This prophecy is a foretelling of a future Israeli war victory over a combined army from Egypt and the Arab world. For a long time this prophecy in the Bible went unfulfilled. It was fulfilled only just recently when Israel defeated them. It is important to look at the words in this statement and realize why God was against the Arab army this time. It says that God wanted the Arab fighters to die and have the dogs of the Jews lick their blood. Why would God take the side of the Jews? The answer is that the Messianic strategy that God built among the prophets is not valid unless the Jews have significant control of the land of Israel. This is true because the same prophets that foretell of the characteristics of Jesus before He comes say that the Jews have to ultimately live in Israel. When the Jews go to Israel, they validate the words of these Messianic prophets. Thus, when the Arabs attack them, they are at odds with this Messianic strategy. Some of the men who participated in this strategy were recorded as murdered, men such as Jesus, John, Zechariah, and James, the disciple of John. If Arabs change the quotes of murdered men that God was using and attack Jews while Jews are fulfilling Godís Messianic strategy, they would experience some fury from God for what they have done. The judgment against them, that dogs will lick their blood after they die, is the exact same judgment given against Ahab and Jezebel in the Old Testament in the Bible after they murdered Naboth and took possession of his vineyard. This verse is relating the Arabs who steal authority from the murdered men of the Bible to Ahab and Jezebel. This verse is a prepared strategy in the Bible against those who donít respect the words of the slain prophets of the Bible. It is an initial confrontation by God against those who follow men who have stolen authority away from the murdered Messianic prophets of the Bible.
This recent confrontation between God and those who support men who have stolen authority from the murdered men of the Bible is an event of great magnitude in religious history. Unfortunately, it has gone largely unrecognized because most Christians and Jews donít have the same zeal as God does for the people who were killed while working for God. They lack the zeal to remember the judgment against Ahab and Jezebel after they killed Naboth, quote John the Baptist, note how he was murdered, read the Koran state how it changed what he said, and understand that the judgment in psalm 68 is a defense against those who speak evil against those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God. This lack of zeal has meant that most Christians and Jews have failed to proclaim that a confrontation has already taken place. They have failed to take full advantage of some well prepared strategy which was created on their behalf.
A further weakness of the Koran that will be disclosed at the end of this age is found in verse 54.6. There it is prophesied that in the future an inviter will come. It says that the unbelievers will say that this is a hard day, since God is confronting them for their unbelief. The Koran has made a commitment here that in the future an important religious figure will come and initiate a confrontation with unbelievers. There are no other verses created in the Koran to help identify this person. There is no criteria in which to judge who he is or when he is here. This is in direct contrast to the Bible. The Bible did a good job of creating words before the coming of John the Baptist and Jesus so people could tell when the scripture was being fulfilled, and many have come to recognize that both of them were fulfilling prophecy during their time in the world.
The Bible has a similar prophecy to the one mentioned in the Koran which is yet unfulfilled as well. In Isaiah 52:7-8 it says, ďHow beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, your God reigns! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they sing for joy; for they shall see eye to eye the return of the Lord to Zion.Ē There are several different angles to this prophecy. One of them is that it says the Lord is returning to Israel. This means that He has already been here. Some Jews believe that the Messiah is yet to come but this statement says He will be returning when he comes. This statement clearly supports the idea that Jesus is the Messiah. Another perspective from Isaiahís statement is that someone will have to play a role in the bringing of Jesus into the world in order for this prophecy to be fulfilled. The words say people are supposed to be able to recognize when he is here and when they do recognize him they begin to celebrate because they know that Jesus is coming back into the world in their lifetime. If there is no means created somewhere else in the Bible to help people recognize him, then this statement by Isaiah wouldnít be any more valid then the prophecy in the Koran that says an inviter is coming. Unlike the Koran, the Bible created several ways for people to be able to tell when the person written of in Isaiah 52 is here. The way to do this feat for God is to create a series of incomplete statements that are meant to be pieced together like boards. When this job is done by the person Isaiah is prophesying about, the Bible will be prepared and ready for God to act and intervene.
There are words scattered around in the Bible that were created for this purpose. One such place is Amos 3. There it is written that the Jews who are under attack in Samaria will be rescued from the mouth of the lion from the corner of a couch. This statement gives a human being a role in the support and deliverance of the Jews of today. It is a statement that God created in order to force the person in Isaiah 52 to respect the Jews who are being killed at this time in Samaria. This quote is fulfilled when the person Isaiah wrote about uses it as part of a program which shows that God wrote the script so God will have a relationship at the end of the age with someone who honors those who were killed while fulfilling the strategy of the Bible. It is a quote God made which helps people identify when the words in Isaiah 52 are being fulfilled.
Another place in the Bible that has a similar purpose is in the work of Daniel. There God created a relationship between the Biblical figure who comes at the end of the age with the days of the Greek occupation of Israel. During this occupation long ago, many Jews were unjustly killed. God remembers the Jews of these times because they believed in the living God and the Greeks worshipped gods who donít exist. When God puts someone at the end of the age in a relationship with these Jews, then it is a way for God to force this person to remember the Jews from the days of old who also died in their faith. This is another method that was created by God to help identify when the person in Isaiah 52 is here.
Ezekiel was also used for this same purpose. In his book it is written that someone comes and plays a role in activating a judgment in which those who are not grieving for all who are being killed in the world are cut off. This prophecy is unfulfilled as many are alive today who support or donít care about the killing of the innocent. Ezekiel goes on to say that the person who plays a role in the implementation of this judgment is given some words from the gospel to say by God. In order for Ezekielís words to become a reality, there would have to be a place in the Bible created where God was judging the world immediately after someone said some specific words from the gospel. This precise event was then created in the book of Daniel in chapter 7. There it is written that the person who causes God to intervene has power for three and a half years. This three and a half years statement is an Elijah innuendo since when he was here it didnít rain for that length of time. This happened because the people didnít care when their rulers were murdering Godís priests so God quit supporting them. Jesus gave an additional Elijah innuendo in the gospel of Matthew in 17:11-12 when he said, ďElijah does come and will get everything restored and ready; But I tell you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know or recognize him, but did to him as they like, So also the Son of Man is going to be treated and suffer at their hands.Ē Jesus used the name of Elijah in a past and future tense in this statement after John the Baptist was murdered. When using the name in the past, he was referring to John the Baptist. When using the name in the future, he was speaking of the Biblical figure of Daniel 7. When God creates a script in which someone is given an Elijah innuendo, coupled with some words from the gospel that Ezekiel wrote about, God is producing a relationship with someone who will be forced to recall what happened to John.
There were some other words created in Daniel 7 that have a similar purpose of rememberance. There it is written that this same person who prepares the world for a judgment uproots three kings from among ten, and seven are left. This statement forces the Biblical figure to find a use for this language so the script will be fulfilled. In Revelation 13 it is written that there is an unholy trinity which combines to do much evil in the world. The trinity described there is Satan at the head of false religious teaching and false political teaching. This trinity combines to help create a very violent environment in the world. This trinity does not proclaim Godís Messianic strategy or pay homage to those who risk their lives to fulfill it. Instead, the Messianic strategy is trampled on, and many who believe in it and play a role in the fulfillment of it are unjustly slain. The person who plays a role in the fulfillment of Daniel 7 is being used by God to crush this evil establishment on earth because God has given him a role in which he honors those who have died in their faith along the way. When God establishes this Biblical relationship of rememberance that was built by using the words of the prophets, it will put an end to this evil trinity described in the book of Revelation in which man is combining with Satan to achieve.
It is important to note that the writer of Revelation 13 is John, a disciple of Jesus. The brother of John, James, was murdered in Jerusalem for proclaiming the gospel. John faithfully continued to preach about the gospel after his brother James was murdered. He was eventually captured by the Romans and sentenced to prison and apparent oblivion on the island of Patmos. While in Patmos after his capture, God gave John these words in chapter 13 that were created to be used by the person fulfilling chapter 7 of Daniel. When God does this, he is giving John a role in the fulfillment of scripture. He plays a role in the return of Jesus into the world and a role in an ultimate victory for Christianity over the killers of his brother and his persecutors. This action by God is an act of loyalty by God for John, who kept following God even after his brother was murdered. Interesting effects such as this are created when certain words in the Bible are coordinated with each other like this.
The words that God gave the prophets ensure that at the end of the age God will have a relationship with someone who remembers those who have been killed for their faith.
This relationship respects not just the lives of famous Biblical figures but also the Jews who are being killed while fulfilling scripture in these times as well as the Jews who were killed in previous times. This is an excellent act of leadership by God. The desire to create this relationship by God shows that we have a God who is worthy of being praised.
This section of words in the Bible were created so someone could play the role of the person written of in Isaiah 52. There was nothing like this created in the Koran after it was written in verse 54:6 of the Koran that an inviter will come. This is another point in which the Bible is superior to the Koran. A serious effort was made to fulfill a commitment in the Bible, while no effort at all was made in the Koran to fulfill a commitment. This action creates a reality that God put some creativity into the ending of the Bible but no creativity into the ending of the Koran. When the words written in the scripture are fulfilled, the effect is that Christians and Jews who died in their faith are vindicated, but there is no corresponding job created by God in the Koran where someone comes and respects Muslims who died in their faith. This happens for a reason. It happens because the writers of the Koran had no conscience for whether or not they were stealing authority from murdered Messianic prophets, and neither do any of their followers.
Another point to make to support the idea that the Bible is going to vindicated is found in a quote from Paul. In I Thessalonians 4 Paul said, ďFor the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a loud cry or summons, with the shout of an archangel, and with the blast of the trumpet of God. And those who have departed this life in Christ will rise first.Ē This statement does not require a great act of faith in order to believe in it. This statement simply says that God, an angel and a man who is making an announcement will be in a coordinated effort at the end of this age. That is true because the Bible is scripted so these three will be in a coordinated effort at the end of the age.
All God has to do to show this statement is true is to build a script where a Biblical figure is honoring those who were killed in their faith. And in the script he is given some assistance from the words of an angel. In Daniel 8, the words of the angel Gabriel play a role in the fulfillment of the script. When this happens, God an angel and a man have combined in an effort to deliver Godís followers from this evil age period. Paulís statement is in accord with the action in the words of the prophets in this way. It is guaranteed to become a valid statement. With this being the case, Paul is given a person who will come at the end of the age and use Paulís quote to provide evidence that he should be using the script this way. This act is an act of support for Paul that separates him from all his detractors as no Biblical figure will ever come and interact with their comments like this.
A further advantage of the Bible over the Koran is that the Koran throws out the quotes of Jacob and the Bible retains his quotes. In verse 3.84 of the Koran it says that God revealed something to Jacob. There is no explanation of what was revealed to him. Someone would have to read the book of Genesis in the Bible to find out the answer to this matter. After studying the relationship of God with Jacob in the book of Genesis, one of the things that can be learned of it is that God placed Jacob in a position of excellency in the Messianic movement. Jacob is in a position of excellency in the Bible because his statement in Genesis 49 outlined the Messianic strategy that is in the Bible. In Genesis 49:11 Jacob said, ďBinding His foal to the vine and His donkeyís colt to the choice vine, He washes His garments in wine and His clothes in the blood of grapes.Ē Jacob says their are two different vines that the Messiah is associated with and that the second vine is more attractive to Jacob. The vines that Jacob is talking about are two separate strings of prophetic words. The first string is the words that foretold of the personal characteristics of the Messiah. These statements include such things as His place of birth, where He preached, that He speaks in parables, and that He made a famous trip on a donkey. The purpose of this first vine of words is to produce evidence that there is a Messiah and to reveal who He is when He comes. The second vine of words is the one that is used at the end of the age that was discussed earlier. Jacob calls this second vine the choice vine because it vindicates those who died in their faith, and when activated, prepares the way for Jesus to return to the earth and rule. He likes it because it puts an end to the persecution of his race, the Jews. This strategy puts Jacob in a position of excellency in the Messianic movement because he outlined the basic strategy that God created before it happened. This strategy produces a victorious outcome at the end of the age for those who support Israel. It is appropriate for Jacob to play a role in supporting Israel. Israel is Jacobís other name in the Bible. So the present nation of Israel is named after a person who is in a position of excellency in the Messianic movement. The strategy ensures that after the place named after Jacob is attacked, this second vine of words that Jacob spoke of will become activated and God will move on those terms. This is an effective move in the Bible that counters those in the world who attack the place named after the man God used to father the Messianic strategy. The Koran has no such ability to defend Muslims like this after they are attacked. God did not make a similar creative effort in the Koran to ensure that Muslims are vindicated.
Another advantage the Bible has over the Koran is in the way that it is built. The writers of the Koran produced many proclamations of what they say is truth. Some of their proclamations agree with what is written in the Bible and some do not. Proclamations are statements that any one can say at any time and they can say whatever they wish. It is a cheap form of communication. The Bible is not just a book of proclamations. It has a strategy to it that took over a 1,000 years to build. It has incomplete statements in it that that could never be fulfilled unless God gave someone else the necessary words. The words are like boards that are carved to be pieced together with other boards in order to build the house God wants to build. This Ďhouseí is built to produce evidence that a Messiah exists or that humans can be raised from the dead. Another house can be pieced together that shows a job is there for someone who is forced into respecting those who have been killed for their Biblical faith. The fact that this cohesive strategy took place among the Jews and that it took over a 1,000 years to build, more than a manís lifetime, is evidence that God interacted with the Jews.
All of these points combine to show that the Bible is consistently in a better position then the Koran. It is good for human beings that things are consistent in favor of the Bible because this is a sign of leadership from God. If one book was better at times and sometimes the other book was better it would show that there is no leadership from God present. Then there would be no reason to believe that God would decide the issue of whether the writers of the Koran stole authority from the murdered men of the Bible or not. There would be no reason to believe that life here will ever get any better.
There are several important matters which become a reality due to Godís ability to vindicate the Bible but not the Koran. One important reality is that an escalation is currently taking place between God and human beings. The fulfillment of the 68th psalm is an initial confrontation between God and those who have stolen authority away from murdered men. Obviously, it has not had a deterrent effect on them at all as they continue to attack Israel and wish for its destruction. The job that was created by God where someone comes and coordinates some words together is the next confrontation scripted in the Bible. This job is a different confrontation then the one the Israeli army participated in. It is done by one person using the terms created for him long ago. The two separate confrontations represent an escalation between God and those who attack the Messianic strategy. It shows they will not get away with what they are doing. After this second confrontation takes place, the world is prepared for a final judgment from God. This is the final confrontation, between God directly with evildoers. No human beings are being used by God in a confrontational role any more. When only God confronts, those who donít qualify for the coming Messianic age are killed. It is written in the scripture that God will use a similar power to the one used on Passover night to remove those who were judged to be supporting evil in their minds.
Another thing to recognize is that the Bible has a continual flow of action. First, Jacob comes and outlines that there will be two groups of words that the prophets will be given. Then, the prophets come and these two vines of words are created. Then, Jesus and John the Baptist come and fulfill the first part of the strategy. Then, others come and change the story some and say contentious things about what was written. Then, an initial confrontation takes place in which Israel defeats people who were against the Messianic strategy. Then, a job is done where a person is given words to say where they honor the dead of those who died in a Biblical faith. The final confrontation is God judging the world and removing people who donít meet Godís standards. Last, Jesus returns to rule. In the present time we are at a stage where an initial confrontation has already taken place in which the Israeli army was playing a role in the fulfillment of the 68th psalm. This was a major religious event since an initial confrontation was taking place over the issue of stolen authority from the murdered men of the Messianic strategy of the Bible.
Another conclusion to draw from the action in the Bible at the end of the age is that the Bible is written to sow on top of evil. When people steal authority from murdered Messianic prophets and create an unnecessary conflict, many people will die deaths of folly. What has happened is evil. Psalm 68 is a confrontation against this evil. After this confrontation is ignored and Jews are killed in Israel while fulfilling the strategy of the Bible, another strategic move takes place against that. The killing of Jews in Samaria in these days fulfills the script of the Bible. Their evil only validates the Bible. Honoring those who are killed in Samaria while fulfilling Godís strategy is a job for a Biblical figure in the Bible. The words of Amos are there to make this happen. God intervenes when this job is done. With this strategy, God is sowing on top of this latest evil done by those who are violently against the fulfillment of the scripture.
Another point to make is that the Jews play an important role in the Bible in the fulfillment of Messianic strategy. The evidence people use to say that Jesus is the Messiah would not be valid if Jews were not on the land of Israel since the same prophets who produced the evidence say they need to ultimately be there. This arrangement vindicates RFK for his support of Israel and convicts his killer as a person who cared nothing about this important Messianic strategy. He and other Arabs should have recognized this strategy and saved their fierceness against those who would try to undermine this strategy and conquer the Jews. He and other Arabs should have recognized that the fulfillment of this Messianic strategy would bring the return of Jesus and the end of suffering that Arabs and others presently endure in the world.
Another point to make from the action in the words of the prophets at the end of the age is that the Bible doesnít build democracy on top of Islam. There is no Biblical authority that espouses this event to take place. The Bible doesnít advocate a political system in which it is possible for people of bad intentions to have any power. The Bible does the things that are outlined here. The Bible has its own way of confronting Islam. Psalm 68 is the initial confrontation. The job done at the end of the age which prepares the world for a judgment is the second method of confrontation after the first confrontation is largely ignored. The job entails honoring Jews and Christians who died in their faith. No words were created which force the Biblical figure to respect Muslims who died in their faith. This two part strategy shows a Biblical response has been prepared for the ultimate defeat of those who did contentious things with the words of the murdered men of the Bible.
The Koran has done another thing that is bad for Arabs. God has built a group of incomplete sayings in the Bible that are meant to be pieced together like boards at the end of the age. When this event happens, the world is prepared for a judgment. Creating these incomplete statements and then suddenly having them be pieced together effectively is a way for God to communicate with human beings. It is a way to create a warning from God at a given point of time. The warning system is built out of the quotes of Biblical prophets. The Koran has thrown out these quotes and thus, thrown out the warning system God built for Arabs and everyone else to hear. This is the fruit of people who throw out the words of God. No one should follow men who do this act.
The fate of Islamic militants is a final thing to consider. All Islamic militants have their hope and confidence for vindication resting in the Koran. The fact that the Koran is a book which can not be vindicated is a disaster for these militants and their supporters. The fact that the Koran can not be vindicated and does not have a plausible ending is of critical importance to their fate with God. What God can do is interact with the words written by Ezekiel. It says there that someone who plays a role in activating a judgment where those who do not grieve for all who have been slaughtered are killed by God. The person who plays this role is given prepared words from the gospel, created for him in Daniel. This is an event in which God can participate in. Islamic militants such as the ones mentioned previously would not survive the realization of this Biblical relationship due to their support for the killing of those who play a role in the fulfillment of Messianic strategy. They are not grieving effectively, which is demanded of all. The reality of the situation in these religious texts is a ticking bomb for them. Ignoring the words in psalm 68 is not a choice for Arabs that will produce peace or victory for them. It will be a disaster for them should they ignore this Biblical figure when he comes in the same way that they have ignored the fulfillment of the 68th psalm. Those words pointed to the fact that they should have supported the idea of Jews being on the land and participated in this Messianic strategy. They should have used their fierceness against anyone who wished to drive the Jews out. Instead, too many Arabs are now precipitously at odds with the only book that has a scripted program that God can interact with.
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