One mistake by a surgeon and someone can lose their life. One mistake by a lawyer and an innocent person can go to penitentiary for the rest of their life. One mistake by a pharmacist and both mother and child can lose their life. One mistake by a general and thousands of soldiers can lose their lives. While we all make mistakes, the biggest mistake any person can make is the mistake that they never make mistakes. Yet this is the claim of Imams to their followers regarding the Quran. No Mistakes! Mohammed did not claim to do miracles as did the great prophets before them like Moses, Elijah, and Elisha. But his followers do claim that he did perform one of the most formidable and astounding miracles you could ever behold with your eyes, hold in your hands, feast your soul upon; it is a miracle sent down from heaven: the glorious Quran. Here is no miniature miracle. Here is a book breathed from the angel Gabriel’s lips into Mohammed’s ears. It was then infallibly copied word for word, sentence by sentence, without dot or dash missing. No book has rolled off of any printing press here on eart5h more perfect than this. Here is a book that claims to be perfect in every way, Its beauty, style, clarity, originality, history, geography, science and astronomy, no human author can equal this side of eternity (Surah 85:21-22; 10:15; 18:22).
Any mistakes! Not one! Eternal & unchangeable! As Allah himself who has preserved it and keeps it from all error even to this day (Surah 15:9). This is a tall order for any book to live up to. Does the Quran come close to meeting its own high standard? Imagine a batter standing up in the batter’s box, but not totally focused. The strikeout pitch has crossed the plate at ninety miles per hour. He still has the bat on his shoulder. He’s confused. He is not sure what happened. But the Umpire is not confused. He knows exactly what happened. And he says to the batter, “Your Out!” That is the way many followers of Islam feel today. Their Imams have told them all their lives that the Quran is perfect in every way but the umpires of higher criticism are saying, not even close, “Your Out!” Like a boxer on the canvas floor who is trying to rise to his feet, but he’s too dazed. His legs won’t hold him, he falls across the ropes and the referee waves his hands over him and says, “ Your Out!” Many nominal followers of Islam today are just as confused and dazed as that right now. Many become angry when they discover for themselves that the claims of the Quran do not hold up under honest scrutiny. Any one can say a book is infallible. Many mathematical books, phone books are infallible. But a book infallible in all things, this is a claim only the most-high God can make. When we drill down deep into the depths of archaeology and history and geography and redactive criticism, textual criticism, source criticism, we find more heat than light in the Quran; more of I said so, than I know so. There are so many holes in this bucket that by the time you pull it up out of the well to the surface its empty. Nothing much to quench your spiritual thirst on here. Surely God is more knowledgeable, and wiser than to give us a book filled with glaring errors. Surely an all knowing God would not send such a book down to man. I would believe in the sunken Island of Atlantis or some lost utopia before I would believe that the God of all truth would do such a horrendous thing.
There are many but here are a few examples: The Quran and many Imams say that iron came for outer space (Quran 57:25). And this is a proof of its divine origin. The fact is that the core of the earth is iron and pushes it up to the surface. Also the Egyptians believed iron came from outer space via meteorites long before Mohammed said so in the seventh century. There were iron mines in Egypt way back in 3000 BC. They called it metal from heaven because they too believed it came from meteoric sources.
For fifteen hundred years the Imams of Islam made many such wild claims about the Quran. No body dare challenge their boast that the Quran is the greatest book ever written and God’s last revelation to humanity because in the intolerable Islamic culture it meant the death penalty to dare critique one word, one syllable of the Quran. But here in the West where we have freedom of expression fewer and fewer Imams are making that audacious claim any more.
The thirty different Qurans researchers have discovered to date contain historical, geographical, and scientific errors a-plenty. They are riddled not with tens, not with hundreds but thousands of copyist errors. These errors are not translational but theological, and blatantly contrary to one another. Statements that affect the confidence and peace of people’s daily lives. The riddle is this; which, if any, of the thirty different Qurans is the exact copy of the one in heaven? The odds of finding that out are as unlikely as throwing thirty dice up in the air and watching them all land on the number seven and doing it repeatedly seventy times in a row. No right minded person would dare risk the destiny of their soul on such senseless odds.
Here is another example, The Quran has Moses who lived in the 1400s BC talking to the Samaritans. But the Samaritans did not exist until seven hundred years later in the 700s BC. That is equivalent to saying Christopher Columbus talked the President Donald Trump over a slurpy in the Oval office as they both enjoyed a Big Mac. To believe such an anachronism somebody would immediately dial 911 and the three guys in white suits would be coming after you (Surah 20:85-87, 95-97).
The Bible on the other hand has been run through the fires of redactive criticism, the microscope of textual criticism, the telescope of astronomy, the sifting screens of archaeology, and come out of each fiery furnace as gold purified seven times. On the other hand these same criticisms applied to the boasts of Islam that the Quran does not contain one mistake is like taking fool‘s gold to the bank. How sad, how bitter to think of so many honest seeking people hoodwinked by its religious leaders,
May I encourage you to put your faith in the Bible which claims that Jesus Christ is God who stooped down our level to save us from the penalty of our sins. He died on a cross and rose from the dead to prove it. He is coming back one day to rule and reign with those who repent of their sins and surrender their love to him. I pray you will do that today.