A Common Question
Below is a short letter written by Fouad Masri, the President of The Crescent Project (a ministry specific to reaching Muslims), about the alleged corrupted Injeel (Gospels) . There will be a Crescent Project “Sharing the Hope” seminar at Apex on the 5th of November. It’s a great introduction to Islam and Christian apologetics to Muslims, and it’s only $35!
“A Common Question”
On a sunny afternoon by the beach in Europe, two Muslim men approached me as I distributed Bibles to passersby. Mustafa, the eldest, began attacking the Bible and claiming the Injeel (Arabic for New Testament) has been changed.
I turned to the younger man, named Mounier. ‘Mounier, can you believe Mustafa would say something like that?’ I asked him in shock. ‘How can Mustafa call himself a Muslim and a believer in one God, yet believe that humans corrupted God’s message and book? Humans surely cannot change the words of Almighty God!’
Mounier was dumbfounded. His only response was to begin reciting verses from the Qur’an. He said to me that he had memorized part of his holy book and had read it four times. When I told him I’d read it 12 times, Mounier walked away.
Seeing that no other Muslims were within earshot, Mustafa asked for a copy of the Injeel. I gladly gave him a copy and encouraged him to follow Christ and take Him as his Savior.
The best approach we can take with our Muslim friends is to help them work through the myths and fallacies taught by their religious leaders. Many Muslims are nominal and have never done a serious study of the New Testament or the Qur’an. Our role as ambassadors of Christ is to highlight the majesty and power of God. We stand for the truth that no human can destroy the Word of God. Additionally, the Qur’an clearly teaches that Muslims must believe in the New Testament (Qur’an 2:136).
Ask your Muslim friend, “What are the holy books in Islam?” He will respond, the Torah of Moses, the psalms of David, the Injeel of Jesus, and the Quran of Muhammad. Then ask, “Since the Injeel is sent by God, shouldn’t all people obey and follow it?”
Always offer an Injeel as a gift. We have them available in different languages. Check our online bookstore. We are here to serve you.
Is the Injeel corrupted? It’s the most frequent topic that will come up with Muslims. Know how to answer the most common question.