Overcoming (Muslim) Objections: The Bible Has Been Corrupted
by Joel Settecase
When spending any amount of time talking with Muslims about faith, the topic always comes up, “But the Bible has been corrupted!” We can use the Qur’an and the Muslim worldview in a way which points to Jesus and the Bible, the true authority! The Qur’an states 348 times to follow the signs. Show them in the perfect Word of God all signs point to Jesus!
[This is a guest post from a friend who follows Jesus and does a lot of work with Muslim people, and who prefers to remain nameless.]
Has The Bible Been Corrupted?
When spending any amount of time talking with Muslims about faith, the topic always comes up, “But the Bible has been corrupted!” This is the most common objection to the Christian faith from Muslim’s, and there are several ways one can respond.
Building Cultural Bridges
As Christians, we should always seek to build bridges, so they can come and see the truth of God in a way which builds off of what they already know. I certainly would never suggest a person use the Qur’an in a way which assumes it holds authority, but we can use the Qur’an and their worldview in a way which points to Jesus and the Bible, the true authority!
Those who are from a Muslim culture will generally see the world through an honor/shame lense. This is, generally, a much more collective way of seeing things than what we tend to understand in the west.
Each person belongs to a group, a family, a body. Their duty is not to themselves, rather, to the group they belong, and to God. We should always seek to approach Muslims in a way they understand. Saying something along the lines of, “God forbid!” will bring their attention to focusing on Him for a moment, and not what is inside ourselves…