What did Jesus really say?
A book by Dr.
Mishaal Abdullah Al-Kadhi
2.2 A Small Sampling of these
the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put
him to death; and found none. For many bare false witness against him, but their
witness agreed not together. And there arose certain, and bare false witness
against him, saying, We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made
with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. But
neither so did their witness agree together."
Christian scholars have known, recognized, and documented
the many and varied contradictions to be found in the Bible for centuries now.
These contradictions are a direct result of the continuous and unrelenting
attempts to correct, fix, and amend the Bible in order to make a given doctrine
"clear" to the reader. It is the masses who have been kept in the dark in this
regard. There is extensive historical and scriptural evidence to be found in the
books of the Bible which support this conclusion. Many detailed examples have
been presented in this and other chapters of this book. As shown above, some
Christian scholars estimate the errors in the Bible to be in the range of
48,800. This is why it has become necessary for the Church to demand "blind
faith" from the masses.
Matthew is now recognized as not being the author of
Matthew (read for example Matthew 9:9). John is also recognized as not being the
author of John (read for example John 21:24).... and on and on. These Christian
scholars (not Muslims) have even gone so far as to attempt to identify the
original documents from which these books were originally derived, such as J, P,
Y, Q,...etc.(see section 2.3) . For centuries now, the Qur'an has been bearing
witness that the previous books of God had been modified by the hands of the
unscrupulous few. Even now when Christians and their universities themselves
recognize this to be a historical fact they still do not bother to tell the
masses. Some of these Conservative scholars, such as Mr. F.F. Bruce, appear to
have completely given up on refuting the proof of distortion and have now
resorted to "spiritualizing" the Bible and telling people in effect that the
teachings of the Bible are useful anyway even if we don't even know who the
inspired authors are.
Others will adamantly refuse to believe that anyone has
changed the word of God or that the Bible contains any conflictions whatsoever
no matter how much evidence is presented. They are willing to either:
1) Explain it away using abstraction to explain the "true"
meanings of the verses presented, or
2) Explain it based upon assumptions of their own not
contained in the Bible, or
3) Claim that these matters are all insignificant and that
the words remain the inspiration of God even if we don't know who the "inspired"
authors were and their narrations contradict one another.
Even at that, they don't attempt to explain all
the contradictions presented. As we have seen in the previous chapter, they have
developed a system where in one paragraph they manage to reduce many thousands
of discrepancies to "only a handful which are at all important," and even before
reaching the end of the paragraph, even this "handful" is quickly brushed away
as being "only apparent discrepancies."
The problem in many cases is that it is human nature when
given a choice between two matters, to take the simpler of the two, sometimes
even against one's better judgment. This is indeed how many people lose their
life savings to people who tell them that they will invest it for them in a
"sure thing," or people who encourage others to participate in lotteries. We
would not expect that our land would grow fruit without our having to lavish
upon it months of back breaking work. We would not expect that a large company
would be willing to pay us a handsome weekly paycheck without our actually doing
some useful work for them, however, when it comes to the ultimate reward and the
ultimate prize, the Paradise of the Lord of creation, now we are told that it is
no longer necessary to work for the ultimate prize.
Paul has made salvation a very easy commodity to
come by in Christianity. They only have to "believe." No actual work is
required. No one has to work for their salvation (Romans 3:28, etc.).
Paul has brought for them the "sure thing" and the short cut to salvation. The
commandments of Jesus (pbuh) which he himself observed faithfully and fully up
until the crucifixion, are all discarded by Paul as old, decaying, and ready to
vanish away (Hebrews 8:13, etc.). The fact that Jesus (pbuh) himself told his
followers that observing the commandments and selling their belongings shall
make them "perfect" is forgotten (Matthew 19:16-21). The fact that Jesus (pbuh)
himself commanded his followers to keep the commandments until the end of time
is also forgotten (Matthew 5:17-19). All they need is "faith." They have already
been saved. The commandments are merely "extra."
In this chapter I have presented a table containing only a
small sampling of the many and varied contradictions between the verses of the
Bible. These are only some of the very simple and obvious examples known today.
Other more serious ones require comparisons of many passages with each other
(see for example sections 5.2, 5.4 and 5.5) or with historical or scientific
knowledge. The reader is encouraged to investigate these examples and to try to
analyze the excuses given for them objectively. Please do not
accept any and all attempts to justify these contradictions without first
analyzing them carefully. When someone tells you that something was a scribal
error then remember that the transmitters of even the Old Testament claim that
every word and every letter was faithfully
counted and recorded and thus, it would be
impossible for unintentional errors to creep in. This claim by itself
should refute all excuses.
For instance, the contradiction between Matthew 17:13 and
John 1:21 (point 16 below) is explained by Mr. J as: "John is answering the
question directly and literally, he is not Elijah, he is John the son of
Zechariah.... John was not interested in promoting all kind of speculation about
his identity, but to focus attention upon the one he had been sent to prepare
the way for." So, if Joe is a vice principal, and someone asks the principal
"Is Joe the vice principal?" and the Principal says "yes," then it is OK for Joe
to say "I am not the vice principal" because he is "talking within the
context that he is Joe" and he wants to "focus attention" on the
Does this sound logical? These apologists' arguments are
usually presented with such confidence that people don't bother to analyze them
or look any further. The Jews acceptance of Jesus as the Messiah hinges on John
admitting he is Elias (Mark 9:12). If John does not admit to being Elias then
Jesus' (pbuh) whole message will lose credibility. Is this how John "focuses
attention" on Jesus?
It is inconceivable to think that John, peace be upon him,
a prophet of God, would intentionally lie especially in a matter that can
totally nullify Jesus' whole message. It is also inconceivable that a prophet of
God would remain a prophet of God for many years before the coming of Jesus (pbuh),
fulfilling many prophesies, but neither know that he was sent by God, nor be
informed by God that He sent him.
The Qur'an tells us that if the word of God were ever to
be tampered with by the hands of mankind then it will be easy to detect this
tampering by the contradictions which will inevitably result. We read
"Do they not consider the Qur'an (with care)? Had it
been from other than Allah, they would have surely found therein much
The noble Qur'an, Al-Nissa(4):82.
Even the Bible itself gives the same criteria for
discovering such modifications,
"For many bare false witness against him(Jesus), but
their witness agreed not together."
As we have seen in the previous chapters and will see the
following table, the "witness" of the Gospels in our hands today do
indeed "agree not together." This is a result of countless
modifying fingers. Thus, as claimed in the Qur'an, this has resulted in it
bearing "false witness against him (Jesus)." I hope you find these
examples enlightening and informative.
Matthew 2:1 Jesus was born in
Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king (So Jesus
was born about the year 6 B.C.)
Luke 2:1-7And it came to pass in
those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the
world should be taxed. ([And] this taxing was first made when Cyrenius
was governor of Syria.)... And she brought forth her firstborn son,
and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because
there was no room for them in the inn. (so Jesus was born about the year
7 C.E. FULLY THIRTEEN YEARS LATER)
Acts 9:26-29 and Acts 26:19-21(Paul
Galatians 1:15-22(Was he really?)
Acts 9:7(heard voice, saw no man)
Acts 22:9(no voice, saw light)
Matt.10:2-4, Mark3:16-19 (Jesus
apostles' names, the twelfth is Lebbeus who's
surname was Thaddeus)
Luke 6:14-16 (apostles'
names now different, the twelfth in Luke is Judas
the brother of James)
Matthew 27:5 (Judas hangs himself)
Acts 1:18 (Judas falls headlong, his
Matthew 11:13-14,17:13 (Elias
is John the Baptist)
John 1:21 (Elias is not
John the Baptist)
Luke 3:23-31 + Romans 1:3
("according to the flesh" 41 men between Jesus and David)
Matthew 1:6-16 + Romans 1:3
("according to the flesh" 26 men between Jesus and David)
Matthew 21:12-18 (temple
before passing fig tree)
Mark 11:12-15 (temple After
passing fig tree)
Mark 15:25 (crucified by third
John 19:14 (not
crucified by sixth hour)
Matthew 27:32, Luke 23:26, Mark
15:21 (Simon carries the Cross)
John 19:17 (Jesus
carries the Cross)
Mark 15:23 (gave wine with
myrrh to drink)
Matthew27:34 (Gave vinegar
with gall to drink)
Matthew 1:16 (Jesus son of Joseph
son of Jacob)
Luke 3:23 (Jesus son of Joseph son
1 Corinthians 15:5 (Jesus seen by
Matthew 28:16 (Jesus seen by
1 Chronicles 7:6 (Three
sons), 1Chronicles 8:1 (Five sons), Genesis 46:21 (ten
(How many sons did
Benjamin have and what are their names?)
Acts 9:6-7 Paul falls to ground,
others remain standing. Paul receives very simple
Acts 26-14-18 Paul falls to ground
and the others also fall to the ground. Paul receives a long
sermon and detailed instructions.
Matthew 20:20-21 (The mother
of the Zebedee's sons makes the request)
Mark 10:35-37 (The Zebedee's sons
make the request themselves)
accounts of who visited the)
Matthew 28:1 In the end of the
Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher.
Mark 16:1 And when the Sabbath was past, Mary
Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought
sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
John 20:1 The first day of the week cometh Mary
Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher, and seeth
the stone taken away from the sepulcher.
Luke 24:10 It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and
Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which
told these things unto the apostles.
accounts of who saw what at Jesus' grave)
Matthew 28:2-5 And, behold, there
was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and
came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His
countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear
of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And the angel answered
and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which
Mark 16:5 And entering into the sepulcher, they saw a
young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and
they were affrighted.
Luke 24:4 And it came to pass, as they were much
perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
John 20:12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the
one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had
Luke 24:9-10 And returned from the
sepulcher, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other
women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles. (three
women + speak)
Mark 16:1-8 And when the sabbath was
past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought
sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the
morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulcher at the
rising of the sun... And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulcher;
for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man;
for they were afraid. (three different women + afraid)
John 5:31 (my witness is not
John 8:14 (My record is
Matthew 27:11-14 (Jesus said "Thou
sayest" and NOTHING ELSE)
John 18:33-38 (Jesus says many
things and answers many questions in detail)
(Three different narrations of
Jesus' last words)
Luke23:46: "And when Jesus had cried
with a loud voice, he said, "Father, unto thy hands I commend my
spirit:" and having said thus, he gave up the ghost."
John19:30: "When Jesus therefore had received the
vinegar, he said, "It is finished:" and he bowed his head, and
gave up the ghost."
Matt.27:46,50: "And about the ninth hour Jesus cried
with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that
is to say, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" ...Jesus, when he
cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost."
Acts 2:30 Therefore being a prophet,
and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his
loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit
on his throne;
Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus
Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph,
before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
(Was Jesus the descendant of King david, King
"according to the flesh" or the son of God?)
Matt.5:1,2: "And seeing the
multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set,
his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them,
Luke6:17,20: "And he came down with
them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his
disciples, and a great multitude of people...came to hear him.. And he
lifted up his eyes on his disciples and said..."
Exodus 24:9 "Then went up moses, and
Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: And they
saw the God of Israel:".
Amos 9:1 "I saw the LORD standing upon
Genesis 26:2 "And the LORD appeared unto
him, and said"
Exodus 33:23: "And I will take away my hand, and thou
shalt see my backparts."
Exodus 33:11: "And the Lord spake to moses face
to face, as a man speaketh to his friend."
Genesis 32:30: "For I have seen God
face to face, and my life is preserved."
Also see Genesis 12:7, 17:1, 18:1, Exodus 3:16, 6:2-3,
Numbers 12:7-8, 14:14, Job 42:5, Amos 7:7-8
(These verses claim that God can be
John 1:18: "No man
hath seen God at any time."
Exodus 33:20: "And he said, Thou canst not
see my face; for there shall no man see me and live."
1 John 4:12 No man hath seen God at
1 Timothy 6:16: "Whom no man hath seen
nor can see."
(These verses claim that God can not be
Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD,
I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is
from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no
variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Jonah 3:10 And God saw their works,
that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the
evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.
Genesis 6:6 And it repented the LORD
that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his
(please read section 5.1 for more on this)
Matthew 27:9 Then was fulfilled that
which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took
the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of
the children of Israel did value;
Jeremiah never said anything even
remotely similar. Maybe Zechariah 11:11-13 is intended?
2 Chronicles 36:1 Then the people of
the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and made him king in
his father's stead in Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 22:11 For thus saith the
LORD touching Shallum the son of Josiah king of Judah, which
reigned instead of Josiah his father, which went forth out of this place; He
shall not return thither any more:
(Who was Josiah's successor? Jehoahaz, or Shallum?)
Matthew 27:28 And they stripped him,
and put on him a scarlet robe.
|John 19:2 And
the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put
on him a purple robe,
||2 Kings 2:11:
"And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven."
Genesis 5:22-24 And Enoch walked with God after he begat
Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the
days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
And Enoch walked with God: and he [was] not; for
God took him.
|John 3:13: "No
man hath ascended up to heaven but he that came down from heaven, ... the
Son of Man."
"And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham."
"Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for God cannot be
tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man."
Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that
they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with
24:16 The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall
the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to
death for his own sin.
The centurion came in person.
||Luke 7:3 The
centurion sent elders of the Jews
Matthew 26:6-9 "Now when
Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, There came unto him a
woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on
his head, as he sat at meat. But when his disciples saw it, they had
indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? For this ointment might
have been sold for much, and given to the poor." (Mark 14:3-7 is about the
Luke 7:36-39 "And one of
the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the
Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat. And, behold, a woman in the city,
which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's
house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, And stood at his feet behind
him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with
the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the
ointment. Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within
himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and
what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner."
John 12:1-6 "Then Jesus six days before the Passover
came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, which had been dead, whom he raised from
the dead There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was
one of them that sat at the table with him. Then took Mary a pound of
ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and
wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odor of the
ointment. Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son,
which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred
pence, and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor;
but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein."
1) Matthew and Mark say it was the
house of Simon the leper, Luke says that it was the
Pharisee's house, John on the other hand claims that it was the
house of Martha, Mary, and Lazarus.
2) Matthew and Mark claim that a random woman
brought the ointment. Luke says that it was a sinful woman.
John says that it was Mary, Lazarus' sister.
3) Matthew and Mark say that the woman anointed Jesus'
head. Luke and John both say that she anointed his feet.
4) Mark claims that some were indignant.
Matthew claims that the disciples were indignant. Luke claims
that the Pharisee alone was indignant. John claims that
Judas Iscariot alone was indignant.
Adam alone was responsible for the "original sin."
2:14 eve alone, and not Adam, was responsible
for the "original sin"
10, 16:20, Mark 16:7. Jesus (pbuh) appeared in Galilee. But
Acts 1:4 commands them not to leave Jerusalem
24:13-52, Acts 1:1-12. Jesus (pbuh) appeared in Jerusalem.
("Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Mary (pbuh) and Joseph took him
to Egypt till Harod died. Then they went to Nazareth").
("Jesus was born in Bethlehem. After Mary (pbuh) delivered
Jesus "And when the days of her purification according to the law of moses
were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem." After the
sacrifice "they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth."
His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast
of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, he stayed behind for three
days without the knowledge of his mother.
(Jesus, spoke with the elders of the Jews on the third day
after his arrival in Jerusalem)
(Jesus, spoke with the elders of the Jews on the second day
after his arrival)
(Jesus healed a leper, then the servant
of the centurion, then healed the mother of Simon's
(healed the mother of Simon's wife, then a the
leper, then the servant of the centurion)
20:30-34 (Jesus healed two blind men after leaving Jericho)
(Jesus healed one blind man called Bartimaeus after leaving
(the ruler came and said "My daughter is even now
(the ruler said his daughter is near death. After they came
near his house, someone came out and told him that his daughter had
died while he was away)
(When Jesus came into the country of the Gergesenes, he met
two men possessed with devils coming out of the tombs)
||Mark 5:2 and
Luke 8:27 (When Jesus came into the country of the Gadarenes.,
he met one man possessed with devils coming out of the tombs)
("Jesus sent two disciples "Saying unto them, Go into the village over
against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a
colt with her: loose them, and bring them
(Jesus said: "...ye shall find a colt tied,...; loose
him, and bring him").
Luke 19:30 (Jesus said "....ye shall find a colt
tied, ...: loose him, and bring him hither").
John 12:14-15 ("And Jesus, when he had found a young
ass, sat thereon; as it is written, Fear not, daughter of Sion:
behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt")
Did Jesus send anyone? What, and how many did they
bring? Or did he find it/them alone?
Matthew 4, John 1 (Two different narrations of the conversion of the
Mark/Matthew As he walked by the sea of
Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew. They
followed him. And when he had gone a little farther,
he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his
brother, and they followed him too. All of them were mending their
nets when they met Jesus.
John: On the
banks of the Jordan, John the Baptist pointed out
Jesus to two of his disciples, and they followed Jesus. One of the two which
heard John speak, and followed Jesus, was Andrew, Simon
Peter's brother. Andrew found his brother Simon, and brought
him to Jesus. Jesus named him Cephas. The next day Jesus went
into Galilee, and found Philip. Philip then
found Nathanael. At no time was anyone mending nets.
Matthew 3:13-16 (Jesus came to John
the Baptist to be baptized by him. John recognized Jesus
and forbade him, saying, "I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest
thou to me?" He then baptized Jesus. Once Jesus was baptized, the heavens
were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a
dove, and lighting upon him)........John recognized Jesus
before the dove descended.
John 1:32-34 ("And John bare record,
saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode
upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to
baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see
the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth
with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son
of God".........Only after the dove descended did John
Also: in Matthew
11:2-3 "Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent
two of his disciples, And said unto him, Art thou he that should come,
or do we look for another?" The first passage states that John knew
Jesus before the dove descended. The second claims that he didn't
until it descended. The third takes a middle ground)
(After departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, Jesus came unto the sea
of Galilee. One man that was deaf, and had an impediment in
his speech was brought before Jesus. Jesus healed him).
15:29-31 (Jesus departed and came to the sea of Galilee. "And great
multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame,
blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and
he healed them: Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb
to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see:
and they glorified the God of Israel").
("Verily, verily, I (Jesus) say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake. Now
there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.
Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be
of whom he spake. He then lying on Jesus' breast saith unto him, Lord, who
is it? Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop,
when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave
it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. And after the sop Satan
entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly")
26:21-25 ("he (Jesus) said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall
betray me. And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to
say unto him, Lord, is it I? And he answered and said, He that dippeth
his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. The
Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the
Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been
born. Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He
said unto him, Thou hast said").
27:38-44, Mark 15:32 (Both thieves mocked
(One of the thieves mocked Jesus while the other
rebuked him and asked Jesus to remember him in heaven, Jesus
promised him that he would be with him in heaven)
||Acts 1:18 (Judas
purchased a field with the pieces of silver).
27:6-7 (The chief priests purchased a field with the pieces of
(The devil took Jesus to the pinnacle of the temple, then
to a high mountain.)
(The devil took Jesus up into a high mountain, then to
the pinnacle of the temple)
("Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us,
seeing that thou doest these things? Jesus answered and
said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.")
26:60-61 ("At the last came two false witness, and
said, This fellow (Jesus) said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and
to build it in three days.." How can they be false witnesses if Jesus
did actually say it?)
(The woman who cried for her daughter was from Canaan)
||Mark 7 (The
woman who cried for her daughter was a Greek and a
Syrophenician by tribe)
26:48-50 (Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying,
Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast. And
forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.
And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they,
and laid hands on Jesus and took him)
(Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief
priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons.
Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth,
and said unto them, Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of
Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also,
which betrayed him, stood with them. As soon then as he had said unto them,
I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground. Then
asked he them again, Whom seek ye? And
they said, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus answered, I have told you that I
am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way: That the
saying might be fulfilled, which he spake, Of them which thou gavest me have
I lost none. Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high
priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus.
Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which
my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it? Then the band and the captain
and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him)
("Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith
without the deeds of the law.")
("What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have
not works? can faith save him? .......But wilt thou know, O
vain man, that faith without works is dead?")
Romans 5:12, Romans 5:14, 1Corintians 15:20 (Paul speaks and
claims that all mankind inherited the sin of their father Adam)
Deuteronomy 24:16, Jeremiah 31:29-30, Ezekiel 18:1-9 (God
speaks and emphatically declares that no human will be held accountable for
their father's sin. No human can inherit sin)
And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth,
and it grieved him at his heart.
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should
repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he
spoken, and shall he not make it good?
(Does God repent or not?)
||2 Samuel 8:4
(7 hundred horsemen)
18:4 (7 thousand horsemen)
21:12 (Three years famine)
24:13 (Seven years famine)
2:19 & Deuteronomy 2:37 (moses deprived land of Ammon)
Joshua 13:24-25 (moses gives land of
Ammon as inheritance)
2 Samuel 24:9 (800,000+500,000)
36:9 (Eight years, three months +10 days)
||2 Kings 24:8
(Eighteen years, three months)
10:18 (700, 40,000 horsemen)
19:18 (7000, 40,000 footmen)
||1 Kings 7:26
(two thousand baths)
4:5 (Three thousand baths)
||2 Samuel 6:23
(Michal had no children)
||2 Samuel 21:8
(Michal had five sons)
(mankind shall not live past 120 years)
9:25 (4,000 stalls)
||1 Kings 4:26
(God does not faint nor weary)
(God rested, and was refreshed.)
(God creates Plants, then animals, then man and
(God creates man, then plants, then animals,
and 46 (Doctrines of offerings and sacrifices)
and 29 (Contradictory doctrines of offerings and
8:29-38 (One list of names)
9:35-44 (A contradictory list of names)
||2 Samuel 5
and 2 Samuel 6 (David brought the ark after fighting the
||1 Samuel 13
and 1 Samuel 14 (David brought the ark Before fighting the
6:19-20 (Noah was to bring onto the ark "of every living thing
of all flesh, two of every sort shalt
thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive ....male and female....of
fowls....of cattle....of every creeping thing of the earth...").
(Noah was to bring onto the ark "Of every clean beast thou
shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female:
and of beasts that are not clean by two,
the male and his female. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and
||2 Samuel 8:1
("David took Methegammah out of the hand of the Philistines").
18:1 ("David...took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the
||2 Samuel 8:8
("And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of
Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass").
18:8 ("Likewise from Tibhath, and from Chun,
cities of Hadarezer, brought David very much brass").
||2 Samuel 8:10
("Then Toi sent Joram his son unto king David")
18:10 ("He sent Hadoram his son to king David")
||2 Samuel 8:12
("Of Syria, and of Moab, and of the children of Ammon, and of
the Philistines, and of Amalek").
18:11 ("from Edom, and from Moab, and from the children of
Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek.
||2 Samuel 8:13
("And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the
Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men").
18:13 ("And he put garrisons in Edom; and all the
Edomites became David's servants").
||2 Samuel 8:17
("and Seraiah was the scribe")
18:16 ("and Shavsha was scribe")
15:33-16:6 ("In the third year of Asa king of Judah began
Baasha the son Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, twenty four
years..... So Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in
16:1 ("In the thirty sixth year of the reign of Asa, Baasha
king of Israel came up against Judah"). But he died in the twenty seventh
year! Was he resurrected? So how did he invade Judah 10 years after his
Noah was righteous
Job 1:1, Job 1:8, Job 2:3, Job was righteous.
Luke 1:6 Zechariah and Elizabeth were righteous
Genesis 17:1 Abraham was righteous
Ames 5:16 Some men are righteous, (which
makes their prayers effective).
Romans 3:10 no one is
righteous, not one
1John 1:8-10 No one was or is righteous.
Arpachshad (Arphaxad) was the father of Salah (Sala)
Cainan was the father of Shelah. Arpachshad (Arphaxad) was the grandfather
of Salah (Sala).
with God all things are possible. Mark 10:27 with God
all things are possible.
And the LORD was with Judah; and he drove out [the inhabitants
of] the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of
the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
(If I sit in my "iron" train or submarine, will God be
powerless against me?)
God prohibits adultery. This is one of the ten commandments
||Hosea 1:2 God
commands Hosea to "take a wife of harlotry."
33:38-42 Aaron died on Mount Hor. After Aaron's death, the Israelites
journeyed from mount Hor, to Zalmonah, to Punon, ... etc.
10:6-7 Aaron died in Mosera. After Aaron's death, the Israelites journeyed
from Mosera, to Gudgodah to Jotbath.
Sisera was sleeping when Jael, Heber's wife, killed him with a
nail to the forehead.
5:24-27 Sisera was standing when Jael, Heber's wife, killed
him with a nail to the forehead. Then he fell to her feet.
Joshua himself captured Debir.
||JG 1:11-15 It
was Othniel, who captured Debir thereby obtaining the hand of
Caleb's daughter, Achsah.
24:24 David paid 50 shekels of silver
21:22-25 David paid 600 shekels of gold
||1 Kings 5:16
Solomon's officers 3300 in number.
2:2 Solomon's officers 3600 in number
18 cubits high.
3:15-17: 35 cubits high.
||Ezra 2:6 (2812)
||Ezra 2:8 (945)
||Ezra 2:12 (1222)
||Ezra 2:15 (454)
||Ezra 2:19 (223)
||Ezra 2:28 (223)
Nehemiah 7:32 (123)
The list goes on and on, however, hopefully this sampling
shall prove sufficient so that the reader might see what has driven countless
Christian scholars to recognize the evidence of tampering. God does not inspire
contradictions. Some among mankind have been tampering with the words of the
Bible and then passing them off to mankind as part of the "faultless words of
God." Centuries of "correction" to the Bible in order to promote chosen
doctrines has led to side-effects (Remember: some Christian scholars acknowledge
that the "errors" actually number over 48,000-50,000 errors).
Any reputable scholar of the Bible will never attempt to
claim to be able to convince the majority of the scholars of the Bible that all
of these 50,000 errors are all only "apparent" and that he is able to provide
logical explanations for them all, one by one, from the Biblical text
itself. Reputable Biblical scholars who have even the most rudimentary knowledge
of Church history and Biblical manuscript preservation know better than that.
The most they shall try to do is to claim that all 48,000 errors are all
"insignificant" and "undeserving of attention" or that they "do not affect basic
faith." We have already seen examples of this in the last section. We are asked
to understand that the Bible is an ancient book and "obviously" errors will
eventually creep in sooner or later. This however overlooks three crucial
Firstly: We are not talking about a regular book here,
rather we are searching for the authentic original word of God, and the Bible
"The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word
of our God shall stand for ever."
So if 48,000 errors have crept into the Bible then where
is the unerring word of God which we have been promised? The answer is that God
has sent it to us in His last Scripture, the Noble Qur'an.
Secondly: We are told in Luke 16:10 that Jesus (pbuh)
"He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful
also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much."
So, according to Jesus (pbuh) himself, there is no such
thing as an "insignificant" error or an "insignificant" "slip of the pen." This
is especially the case when remembered in light of Isaiah 40:8, or
"How can you say we (the Jews) are wise and the law of
the Lord is with us, when in fact the false pen of the scribes has made it into
Jeremiah 8:8 (RSV).
Thirdly: If one of us were to be charged with the task of
preserving our chosen and cherished ancient scripture by transcribing a fresh
copy of it for future generations, could we imagine, even in our wildest
fantasies that we would be so lax and totally careless in our duties that we
would allow ourselves to introduce not one or two, but many thousands upon
thousands of errors into the new copy? Is it possible that no one felt the need
to review these scribe's work? Did they have no superiors to double and triple
check their work? Did the scribes not review it themselves? To believe such
claims is to assign to these scribes and their churches accusations of
ineptitude and indifference of monumental proportions. There is no two ways
about it. If we are not able to explain each and every one of the over 50,000
errors, one at a time and within the context of the Biblical text alone, then
either the errors were introduced intentionally, or else they were introduced
through ineptitude and indifference towards their most holy scripture that truly
For more, you may read the following books:
The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture,
by Bart D. Ehrman.
And The Life of Jesus Critically Examined, by David
Friedrich Strauss, edited by Peter C. Hodgston, and translated by George Elliot.
To read the rest of this
book, please visit: Page 12
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Contents of this book, please visit: What did
Jesus really say?