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Alan asks 23 year-old Randy (San Diego State University and Biola University) if he thinks the Qur’an is the word of God and why.
I understand what this guy is saying, but don’t we sometimes say something similar? If I were in Muslim shoes, I’d say respond with something like, “Oh, well, all you’d be losing is the doctrine of inerrency, and not the central message of the Qur’an.”
Just wondering if we aren’t satisfied with their answers which are actually similar to ours, and we apply a double standard. So yeah…
Adrian, I think it’s important to note that the question addressed in the video is only “Is the Qur’an the word of God?” If a Muslim were to move from this to the question of whether or not the central message of the Qur’an is true regardless of whether or not the Qur’an is the word of God, they would be moving on to another question that this video isn’t addressing.
So sometimes Christians do say something similar to what you quoted when they’re talking about the overall truthfulness of Christianity, but they wouldn’t say that if they were narrowed in on the topic of whether or not the Bible is the word of God (as the person in the video is narrowed on the inspiration of the Qur’an).
Does that make sense?
Yeah, it does. Thanks.