In a Nutshell, How is the Bible Different than the Qur’an?

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In a Nutshell, How is the Bible Different than the Qur’an?

For over two years now, I’ve been corresponding with a Christian woman who lives in Pakistan. She found my website and began to correspond with me, asking questions about how to share Christ with her Muslim friends. She is a fairly new Christian and is growing like crazy as she devours the Scriptures and studies them intently.

However, she is stumped at times in how to communicate Christian truth to her friends who argue vehemently against Christianity. I’ll tell you, I’ve been stumped a few times too! My friendship with her has sharpened my own evangelistic skills as I’ve had to think through some pretty thorny issues.

The first question she ever asked me focused on an obscure passage from the Song of Solomon. Her Muslim friends had pulled the passage out of context, claiming it was a prophecy of Muhammad. That began a long process of teaching her about the different kinds of literature in the Bible and the importance of interpreting Scripture in its context. After about 20 back-and-forth e-mails, the light broke through and she began to understand. It was such a joy to see her “get it.”

Next, our e-mail correspondence centered on miracles. Providentially, I’d come across an article by Tim Stafford for Christianity Today on this topic, so I had those thoughts fresh in my mind as I attempted to answer my Pakistani friend’s questions. This experience has taught me once again that relying on the Holy Spirit for wisdom and information at the right moment is extremely important in any kind of evangelism.

Finally, her Muslim friends began attacking the reliability of the Christian Scriptures. And after another long string of e-mails, she began to find confidence not only in defending her faith to her friends but in her own sense of certainty in the Bible.

As her questions have mostly been about the reliability of the Bible and how it differs from the Qur’an, I’ve given that topic a lot of thought and this is how I summed it up for her:

The Old and New Testaments are different than the Qur’an because the Qur’an was written by one person as a book of instructions. The Bible was written by 40 people over thousands of years, and yet all of the 66 books tie together into the same story. No one book can be pulled out and treated as a single unit, because one cannot be understood without the others. It builds from Genesis all the way through Revelation as one story that speaks of God’s desire to connect with and redeem his people. And it’s not just a book of instructions, but an entire interwoven masterpiece of God’s message to his people, including all kinds of literature (even love poetry). It’s the difference between a simple melody you can hum and a symphony performed by a 40-instrument orchestra. The latter has so many sounds going on that it would take you listening to it hundreds of times to begin picking out all the individual parts.

After I wrote this to her, she shot back an e-mail immediately. There was no back and forth this time. She simply said, “I love that answer and find it so satisfying!”

I admire the tenacity and commitment the Muslim people have for the Qur’an, but it brings to mind what Jesus said in Matthew 22:29: “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.” (NIV) And I pray that Jesus will do for them what he did for us, as indicated in Luke 24:45: “Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.” (NIV)

As I meditate on this holy book that God has given us, I’m in awe of the astounding message it contains and that he has allowed me to make it such an integral part of my life. I agree with David, who said in Psalm 19:9b–10, “The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey,     than honey from the honeycomb.” (NIV)

Such a passage makes me want to know God all the more as I ponder the mastery and mystery of his Word.

 

JoHannah Reardon has written about this and similar experiences in her book, Undone by Majesty and Mystery. See more of JoHannah’s books at johannahreardon.com. She is a devotional writer for Trochia, and you can read her work by signing up for our devotional here.

 

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JoHannah Reardon
JoHannah Reardon
JoHannah Reardon was the managing editor of ChristianBibleStudies.com, a Christianity Today website, for nine years. She is the author of numerous Bible studies that can be found at that site and two series of studies that have been published by Standard and Thomas Nelson. She also contributed extensively to The Couples Devotional Bible and The Everyday Matters Bible. She currently is a contributing writer for GiftedForLeadership.com and the senior editor of The Redbud Post. JoHannah is the author of a devotional called Undone by Majesty and Mystery and a family devotional called Proverbs for Kids. She has also written two fictional series and a children’s fairy tale series. All her books can be found at her website www.johannahreardon.com . JoHannah was a pastor’s wife for 27 years. Her husband, who is her hero, now trains pastors in developing countries. She has three children and six grandchildren at the latest count. Although she loves her work, those little ones have her heart. Blog: http://www.johannahreardon.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johannahreardon.blog
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  • Becky Smolski
    April 8, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I LOVE this!! Thank you for putting it so well!!

  • Carol Romine
    April 8, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Please pray for people to come to know Jesus as their personal savior. What the world needs now is Jesus.

  • Jenny Weedin
    April 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    The Bible is the true living word of the holy living God! Our God is alive! Jesus is the living God!

  • Patrice Gitaitis
    April 8, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Awesome!!

  • 'Ty Colby Broes
    April 8, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    share your testimony how Jesus changed your life is always a awesome way to change lives

  • Alice Brown
    April 8, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Say Yes to JESUS & Recieve HIS Salvation!

  • Joe Womble
    April 9, 2013 at 2:58 am

    It’s God’s Word !!!

  • Ellen Ferguson
    April 9, 2013 at 4:43 am

    When you sit in darkness and light shine through how can you not run to it! Keep the faith!

  • Janet Davies
    April 9, 2013 at 4:54 am

    Neither Christian nor Muslim should attack or destroy each others sacred scriptures. The good should be found in each. Both faithful Christians and Muslims recognize that peace is the message in both the Gospel and the Qu’ran. God is neither Christian nor Muslim and Jesus was a Jew who questioned those in authority of his faith.

  • Margaret Vanatta
    April 9, 2013 at 5:19 am

    more then ever before,we need the Lord.

  • Margaret Vanatta
    April 9, 2013 at 5:22 am

    More then ever before we need the Lord. Lord please save our Children.

  • Mary Kelleher
    April 9, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Pray always for staunch believers to carry the message of Christ.

  • Linda Dixon
    April 9, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    One big difference between Christianity and other world “religions” is – Jesus is the only world “religious leader” who actually gave His own life to cover the sins of ANYONE with a sincere heart that would come to Him. AND was risen back to life by God His Father – witnessed by MANY, MANY people and recorded in the oldest History book in the world – The Holy Bible. All of history is also recorded in B.C. (before Christ) and A.D. (after death) both of which is talking about JESUS. – pretty awesome evidence – for people who need evidence. – What I really love was when Jesus told Thomas (who had to see the holes in Jesus hands and side to believe) . . .” You believe Thomas because you have seen… but BLESSED will be those who Believe and have not seen” … John 20: 26-29 – that is everyone who believes in Him (and has not seen Him) – How precious to know JESUS himself said this.

  • Barbara Jent LeRoux
    April 9, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    why are you so certain that the words in the bible, selected and chosen from many books and writings by a few men are so much truer than other historical writings? I have discussed some bible entries with people and we come to completely different conclusions on the meaning. plus being passed down unwritten for years, and then translated how are you sure of the meaning. not making fun of anyone’s faith, just want to know those answers. I believe in a higher power, but not any one organized religion

  • Daniel Hoffman
    April 9, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Do you have any idea how offensive this is?

  • Elvis Dean Modisett
    April 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    the koran teaches hatred, death and destruction,, the bible teaches life and life more abundantly….with love…..

  • Mischelle Morgan
    April 9, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Unfortunately, Islam (Muslims) preach hate and destruction, not only to their own, but especially to the USA. There is no peace for Islam. Hatred and contempt is their belief.

  • Sally Ridge-Fowler
    April 9, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    PRAY…

  • Ben Whittington
    April 9, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    The Bible is the word of God. The Qur’an the word of a pervert.

  • Janet Davies
    April 10, 2013 at 4:30 am

    I am an American Baptist and believe in separation of church and state. I also believe in the teachings of Jesus who was put to death by Romans who worked in collusion with the scribes and Pharisees of his own faith.
    What the US did in Iraq was a hateful act. Many women and children, all innocent, were murdered by our bombings there. There were so-called Christians who planned that attack. There are good and bad people in every faith.
    Have you read the Qu’ran? It is a book filled with peace and compassion. Is it flawed? Indeed. Is the Bible flawed? Indeed it is, especially the Old Testament.
    I am in a wonderful Bible study and also taught the scriptures for three years. Come to Community Church of Providence and learn about who and what Jesus is. He lives in you and me and tells us not to judge. He tells us to love our enemies. He tells us to be peacemakers. We are all a work in progress and we learn by dialoging with one another. God loves us all–Muslim, Jewish and Christians.
    Peace, grace, love and blessings to you, my brothers and sisters of the family of God!

  • Linda Steele Sperry
    April 10, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Amen. The Bible is the truth Of God. And scriptures can’t be taken out of context. They are interwoven in such a manner that they all connect. NONE believers don’t get it because unless you know God not just know about him he blinds you to the words in the book and they seem to contradict ea other BUT THEY DON’T.

  • Linda Steele Sperry
    April 10, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Janet Davis. There are no such words as separation of church and state in the constitution of the United States. Jefferson wrote a private letter to a baptist church were he used those words. BUT what he was saying by seperation of church and state is NO GOVERNMENT state or otherwise can form a religion EVERYONE must follow. Because in England you belonged to the church of england or you did not worship. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PRAYER OR COMMANMENTS ETC NOT BEING ALLOWED IN SCHOOLS OR GOVERNMENT BLDGS. YOU NEED TO GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT.

  • Janet Davies
    April 10, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I prayed every day as a school teacher that God would be with me, help me to prepare my lessons and that I would inspire my pupils to do their best. As for prayers in public schools, I could not do that. If i had students who called God by another name I would not want to offend them. God is not a Jew, a Christian nor a Muslim . God IS. Perhaps my facts are not 100% correct as yours are Linda, but I sure do know that God loves me and that Jesus is by my side at all times through thick and thin. No one can take that love away from me. Again blessed are the Peacemakers who stand up for those in the minority.

  • Edkb Fillmore
    April 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    BC and AD are not about Jesus at all.

  • Edkb Fillmore
    April 10, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    If the bible teaches love, why have so more people died in Christ name?

  • Edkb Fillmore
    April 10, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Check out a book called “the third jesus”

  • Edkb Fillmore
    April 10, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Jesus is simply the teacher. you change your life.

  • Edkb Fillmore
    April 10, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Do you know what the “Logos” is?

  • Edkb Fillmore
    April 10, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    It’s only the way you take it.

  • Edkb Fillmore
    April 10, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    One of the 4 lessons. Do not take anything personel

  • Edkb Fillmore
    April 10, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    the only enemy is your SELF.

  • Edkb Fillmore
    April 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Jesus is called The Prince of Peace, but his followers have been involved in Religious wars for nearly two thousand years. They’ve led crusades, inquisitions, pogroms, imperialistic conquests and holocausts.The Catholics and Protestants have been killing each other since the 16th Century, and continue unabated to this day in Northern Ireland. The only Nuclear Bombs ever to be used in war were first blessed by Christian ministers. Today as I write American soldiers are in the Middle East under a Christian president who said God told him to invade Iraq.
    Jesus said many people thru the ages would claim to be his followers but would actually be the followers of Satan. He called them Wolves in Sheep’s clothing.
    It is my belief that those Christians who have slaughtered and killed in Jesus name were pretenders, for Jesus neither authorized violence, nor desired it, but most vehemently spoke against any use of force. He said a tree is known by it’s fruit, and he said you would be able to know his true disciples by their LOVE.
    Did you know there are more scriptures about peace than salvation in the New Testament?
    During the first 300 years of the Christian Church all of her leaders said the use of violence, and serving in the military, or police forces, was a sin.
    I am always stunned to meet people claiming to be Christians who believe that military service, or police work, is acceptable to God. There are over 50 Scriptures in the New Testament stating that Christian are never to use violence.

  • Edkb Fillmore
    April 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    If you would like them I would be more than happy to post them.

  • Daniel Hoffman
    April 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    How would you expect any Jew or Muslim to take it?

  • Gustavo Aganza
    April 10, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    There are hundreds of gods of the creation and thousands of natural phenomena. The judaic, islamic, catholic and christian religions technically the same god and this is like madness in 4 different versions, because all gods are just imaginary friends and for that religions should be considered as mental disorders.

  • Janet Davies
    April 10, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    EDKB, tell me your interpretation of “logos”.

  • Linda Steele Sperry
    April 10, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Edbk and Janet. God gave us free will. You believe whatever you choose. Myself I know in my heart Jesus was the son of God. He was a Rabbi ( teacher ) but the son of God sent to teach. He was the messiah of prophecy. All the apostles including Paul were Jews as was Jesus. His death and resurrection are facts. Nothing you can say will ever change my mind on that. AND I DO NOT expect what I am saying here to change your minds. Not trying to . Not my job but God’s. So God bless you both …….

  • Janet Davies
    April 10, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I find your post interesting, Gustavo. For me
    my belief in the God of Jesus is one of unconditional love, yet holds each one of us accountable in the areas of peace and social justice.

  • Janet Davies
    April 10, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Pea e and live to you, Linda.

  • Janet Davies
    April 10, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Peace and love to you, Linda. Only God can help us to live in the light.

  • Linda Dixon
    April 10, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Yes it is –

  • Linda Dixon
    April 10, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Whatever has happened down through the years has been “choices” of different peoples standing up for what they believe I guess – If Jesus had been there (before He stepped out of the world, to be back with His Father in Heaven) He would not have condoned the the terribleness that has gone on. And it has gotten continually worse including morality – and I believe very soon God is going to say ” enough ” – . . . ” as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be at the coming of The Son of Man ” … read all of Matthew 24 … I believe we ARE in that time right NOW – be ready, be right with God and His Son – I believe very soon God is going to say ” ENOUGH ” – people now are ” grieving” God’s heart – as in the days of Noah – Genesis 6: 5-8

  • Sandy Ellebracht
    April 10, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    We do need GOD in our lives more than ever now!!! Don’t let these phony people tell us what to do. GOD IS FOREVER!!

  • Linda Dixon
    April 10, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    There are a lot of ” books ” out there to try to trick people. Be very, very careful – the devil is very tricky … The Bible says … ” He prowls around like a roaring lion – seeking out that which he can kill, steal or destroy. ” 1st Peter 5: 8 – and I can tell you from my own personal, amazing little ( and big) miracles that have happened in my life due “directly” to asking JESUS to help me . . . God’s word of the Holy Bible is true. If you want to try a book – ( different than The Holy Bible ) – try AKIANE ‘s book. It is the true story of a little girl born into an athiest family – and all of her brothers and sisters were home schooled. No chance for her to even hear about God. One night when she was about 4 years old her momma found her in the living room drawing some amazing pictures – her momma asked her… ” What are you doing ” ? – She said… ” I met God tonight.” – as she grew it was incredible how ( I believe) God painted through her hands – ONCE AGAIN TRYING TO REACH A LOST AND DYING WORLD !!! She is now about 15 or 16 – look it up – AWESOME !!! God bless you all.

  • Linda Dixon
    April 10, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    God of The Holy Bible is the Father of Christ Jesus – so I think that would make Him more “christian” than “Islam-muslim” – ESPECIALLY because Muslims believe ( according to their Koran) that Jesus is coming back shortly to say he really didn’t give his life on the cross for us, and that he is supposed to do away with all the crosses. – God’s Holy word says . . “For God SO LOVED the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but haave everlasting Life. ” …John 3: 16 – God would not allow His beloved Son to go through all what He did, to turn around and have Him come back and say – I didn’t really do that – WOW – – – God’s Holy word has been here for about 2,000 years (first by word of mouth) then finally written. The teachings of Mohammed came 100’s and 100’s of years later. Jesus lived, died and was raised again by his Father in Heaven. He was seen by MANY, MANY witnesses (recorded) for about 40 days before He finally ascended to His Father and waits for all who “will” accept Him. Mohammed lived and died. HIS TEACHINGS WERE GREATLY DIFFERENT than God’s teachings.

  • Linda Dixon
    April 10, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    If a person asks the Lord Jesus to help them to be the way they should be in “Gods eyes” – (from a sincere heart) – something happens – very shortly, you are really thinking about the choices you make. It’s almost like you think – ” What would Jesus do in this situation ?”

  • Linda Dixon
    April 10, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Jesus said . . . ” Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. (as what the world calls peace) – do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” … John 14: 27 – – – as I said earlier, Jesus would not have condoned what went on in the crusades and the other terrible things, that was the “choices” of men and claiming to be “religious” men – I love the way AKIANE said (when she was asked) … ” Why did you choose Christianity ?” . . . she said “I didn’t choose Christianity . . . I chose Jesus Christ .” – Jesus Christ IS MY PRINCE OF PEACE – and I thank God so very much for Jesus, and I thank Jesus for WANTING to come to this ” lost and dying world”.

  • Edkb Fillmore
    April 10, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    “Resist not evil, but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.” (Mt. 5:39)
    “Remind the Christians to speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing meekness to all men.” (Titus 3:2)
    “Follow Peace with all men and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14)
    The servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves.” (2 Timothy 2:24-25)
    “Do all things without murmurrings and disputings, that ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God without rebuke in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation.” (Philipians 2:14:15)
    Jesus came “to guide our feet into the way of Peace.” (Luke 1:79)
    Whatever you do to another it is as tho you were doing it to Jesus for he said:”In as much as ye have done it into one of the least of these, my brothers, ye have done it unto me.” (Matthew 25:40)
    “In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother” (1John 3:10)
    “He that doeth good is of God, but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.” (3John 1.11)
    “He that kills with the sword, must be killed with the sword.” (Revelation 13:10)
    Forgive “one another if any man have a quarrel with any.” (Colossians 3:13)
    If anyone steals from you “take it joyfully” (Hebrews 10:34)
    Even if you are unjustly enslaved or imprisoned, you do not resist but seek to convert your Jailers as St. Paul did. (Philippians 4:22)
    “Be diligent that you may be found in Peace.” (2 Peter 3:14)
    But doesn’t the Bible say we are to obey the Government? Yes, in all things which are not contrary to the Gospel, but if Jesus says live in peace and the governments says go to war, then “We ought to obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:29)
    The Fruit of the Spirit is Peace…Love…Gentleness…Meekness” (Galatians 5:22)
    “Walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of Peace.” (Ephesians 4:1-3)
    Peace is the Gospel . This is the doctrine of Christ. “Whosoever transgresses and abides not in the Doctrine of Christ hath not God.” (2John 2:1)
    “The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.” (James 3:18)
    “Whosoever compells you to go a mile with him, go with him twain.” (Mt.5:41)
    “When they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another” (Matthew 10:32)
    This world is not your home. “You are citizens of heaven.” (Philippians 3:20)
    “I say unto you love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which desoitefully use and persecute you, that you may be children of your father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:44-45)
    “Behold I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye therefore as wise a serpents, and as harmless as doves.” (Matthew 10:15)
    “Have peace with one another.” Romans 9:50)
    “Let us follow after the things that make for peace.” (Romans 14:19)
    “God hath called us unto Peace.” (1 Corinthians 7:15)
    “Live in peace.” (2 Corinthians 13:11)
    Jesus mission was to “Preach Peace.” (Acts 10:36)
    Jesus came and “preached peace.” (Ephesians 2:17)
    “Seek Peace and ensue it.” (1Peter 1:3)
    “As you would that men would do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” (Luke 6:31)
    “We are counted as sheep for the slaughter.” (Romans 8:36)
    “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.” (Matthew 5:19)
    “He hath given us the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:18)
    “As far as your responsibility goes, live at peace with all men.” (Romans 12:18 Phillips translation)
    “On earth peace, good will towards men.” (Luke 2:14)
    “If any man will sue thee at the law to take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.” (Matthew 5:40)
    “Ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, see that ye be not troubled.” (Matthew 24:8)
    “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight that I should be delivered of the Jews.” (John 18:36)
    “Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword, shall perish with the sword.” (Matthew 26:52)
    “Bless them that persecute you: bless and curse not.” (Romans 12:14)
    “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:20)
    “Recompense no man evil for evil.” (Romans 12.:7)
    “Being reviled, we bless . Being persecuted we suffer it. Being defamed, we entreat.” (1Corinthians 4:12-13)
    “Dearly Beloved, avenge not yourselves but rather give place unto wrath, for it is written Vengeance is mine, I will repay saith the Lord.” (Romans 12:19)
    “Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him, if he thirst, give him drink.” (Romans 12:9)
    “See that none render evil for evil, or railing for railing, but contrariwise blessing.” (1 Peter3:9)
    God’s primary title in the New Testament is The God of Peace. It is used six times (Rom. 15:33, Heb. 13:20, Phil. 4:9, Rom. 16:20, 1 Thess. 5:3, 2 Thess. 3:16)
    “Blessed are the Meek for they shall inherit the earth.” (Mt.5.5)
    “God is not the author of confusion, but of Peace.” (1Cor.14:33)
    “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of them that preach The Gospel of Peace.” (Rom.10:15)
    “Finally Brethern, farewell, be perfect. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace and the God of Love and Peace shall be with you.” (2 Cor.13.11

  • Linda Dixon
    April 10, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Amen – God loves us all … He says …” I wish that none should perish, but that all should come to the knoweledge of the SAVING GRACE that is in Christ Jesus ” … And the people that are coming to The Lord now is growing rapidly in all countries, even where it is hard to present the Gospel. I’m sorry Janet, I have to disagree with you, I don’t believe The Holy Bible is flawed. I believe it is God’s Word – Sometimes people take it wrong, that’s happened with me too. And then (maybe 1 or 2 years) later, I’ll read the same verse, and it is like – God showed me what He was saying all along – I just missed it the first time. The Bible seems to be a little book, but I tell you, you can read it over and over, and pretty soon you can really feel the presence of God TALKING to you. It is like it’s not a “book” – but a living, loving person. Thank you for enviting me to your church, but I have one, and I know very much WHO and WHAT Jesus is. He is the Lover of my Soul, My Prince of Peace, The Saviour of the world ( for all who will choose to come ) – my Comforter in times when He is the only one who seems to care – oh man I could go on and on and on – I simply Love Him with all my heart and can’t hardly wait to be with Him. But He tells my heart – “Linda I know you love me, and I love you – but we have to keep reaching out to people for a little while longer.” – Jesus is coming soon for the Rapture – I wish all could be ready – The Great Tribulation is going to be so very hard to live in – but th ere will be many who “overcome” – Rev. 7: 9 -14. Read all of Revelation 13: – – – and Rev. 14: – – – Right in the middle of “Obamacare” it has been written to become MANDATORY in 2014 to have a “chip” placed in the hand. Don’t do it – and tell others. I believe this is the beginnings of Rev. 13: 16 -18. God Bless you.

  • greerchris
    April 13, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Thanks for this post and the clarity you offer in the differences of the two texts. And what a cool opportunity to dialogue with someone in such a different context.

  • WCGCali
    April 13, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Thanks for this post and the clarity you offer in the differences of the two texts. And what a cool opportunity to dialogue with someone in such a different context.

  • LassieMettler
    May 14, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I find it troubling that we have ’66’ books in the canon; the number ‘6’ is for man– so we have ‘man’ twice!  I would not rely on a council in Rome to decide what books are Scripture.

  • June 4, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I, too, love the orchestra answer and also find it incredibly satisfying… Beautifully put!

  • September 18, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    God is a Only one this is a same to all Holy Books.

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