This week, Brett and Alan are with high school students on a mission trip in Los Angeles to learn about Islam and how to reach Muslims for Christ, so the challenge is from a post on a Muslim website titled “Top Ten Ways to Know Christianity Is False.” Here is what it says is the number two reason:
Number 2: The Bible is corrupt.
The original Torah, Psalms and Gospel have not reached us. What we do have today could not even be described as a copy of a copy of a copy. It is a copy of a copy of a copy of a mistranslation of a copy of a mistranslation of a copy of a copy of a rewrite of an account by someone who wasn’t a witness to the events. It is riddled with errors, contradictions, failed prophecies and unintelligible verses. As such, it is impossible to know what the message of the originals might have been and, therefore, impossible for reasonable people to put any trust in its conclusion.
What do you think? There are some responses that will address anyone’s arguments that the text of the Bible has been corrupted, so feel free to comment on that. But Alan will also have a response specifically for Muslims who have this difficulty with Christianity.