The Bible, the Qur’an and the Book of Mormon

I’m presently neck-deep in an outstanding 450 page tome titled, In Defense of the Bible: A Comprehensive Apologetic for the Authority of Scripture.

No disrespect to my Muslim and Mormon friends. This is simply an observation for the reliability of the Bible when compared to other major world religion texts by Paul Wegner (Ph.D. University of London):

“The Bible (both Old and New Testaments) was written by approximately forty different authors over a period of over 1,000 years, and yet there is a consistent and clear message throughout the book; neither the Qur’an nor The Book of Mormon has such a pedigree.

“There is extensive manuscript evidence for the Bible, including at least 300 Hebrew manuscripts and 5,800 Greek manuscripts, as well as more than 20,000 ancient manuscripts of the Old and New Testaments written in various languages, and more than 30,000 scriptural quotations in the early church fathers which help confirm the accuracy of Scriptures. Neither the Qur’an nor The Book of Mormon can make this claim.

“The OT contains specific prophecies that claim to be fulfilled in the NT (e.g., Isa 53:3–4 = Matt 8:17; Isa 53:7–8 = Acts 8:32–35; Isa 53:12 = Luke 22:37; Mic 5:2 = Matt 2:6; Joel 2:28–32 = Acts 2:16–21); neither the Qur’an nor The Book of Mormon contain anything like this.

“It is interesting that both the Qur’an and The Book of Mormon claim to be a continuation of divine revelation from the Bible through their specific prophets, and yet both works contain significant contradictions with the theology of the Bible. The book of Hebrews (1:1–2) claims that Jesus is the final revelation, implying there will be no further divine revelation.”

Sola Scriptura, Nick

Duke University’s Hypocrisy

NOTE:  Just a few hours I published this blog, Duke backed out of their decision to implement the “call to prayer” for Muslims.  The link to news regarding their decision is at the bottom of this blog.  nw

 

Frankly, i have no problem whatsoever with Duke providing a “call to prayer” for their Muslim students & faculty.

What I have a problem with is their blatant hypocrisy. That’s what should tick people off – including Muslims.

This is the same school that removed Chick-fil-a from their campus due to Chick-fil-a’s biblical convictions.

This is also the same school that wanted to cancel a Pro-Life event to be held in their campus Women’s Center.

But, let’s take this to the next level – no one has to eat at Chick-fil-a if they don’t want to. No one would’ve been forced to attend the Pro-Life event if they didn’t want to. But, when that horn blows tomorrow at 1pm from the Duke Chapel, guess what – everyone on campus is going to have to listen to it.

Way to go, Duke.

Once again, the “tolerant” are, by far, the most intolerant.  Link to original decision:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/01/14/muslim-call-to-prayer-to-be-chanted-every-friday-at-duke-university/

Link to news regarding Duke’s decision to change their mind:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/01/15/allahu-akbar-duke-university-to-broadcast-muslim-call-to-prayer-from-chapel/

nw