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Jay Smith : Response to Is The Qur’an Cor­rupt­ed ? Bib­li­cal Char­ac­ters in the Qur’an”

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A response to the Chris­t­ian mis­sion­ary and polemi­cist, Jay Smith’s video, Is The Qur’an Cor­rupt­ed ? Bib­li­cal Char­ac­ters in the Qur’an” by Iqra Pro­duc­tions. This video, explained elo­quent­ly by a Mus­lim broth­er, will show the view­ers that the sources that the Chris­t­ian mis­sion­ary Jay Smith uses and relies upon are at best dubi­ous, decep­tive and have been dealt with exten­sive­ly by Mus­lim schol­ars of the past. It also expos­es the weak­ness­es of the Bible nar­ra­tives and chal­lenges the mis­sion­ary to explain the sim­i­lar­i­ties of the Bible nar­ra­tives with ear­li­er sources and the author(s) behind the gospel texts.

The video is host­ed on YouTube.

Over­all, this was a very good response. We agree with the obser­va­tion that sim­i­lar­i­ty does not nec­es­sar­i­ly sug­gest lit­er­ary depen­den­cy, par­tic­u­lar­ly when the pro­posed under­ly­ing source post­dates the sup­posed bor­row­er. Sim­i­lar­ly, the video was cor­rect in not­ing that it is pri­mar­i­ly Chris­tians who deny the tra­di­tion­al author­ship claims of many New Tes­ta­ment writ­ings, such as 2 Peter, Pas­torals, etc.

The prob­lem is that Mr. Smith is aware of these facts, but choos­es to ignore them. When it comes to the Qur’an he will trans­form into a lib­er­al but when it comes to the Bible he will trans­form into a right-wing, con­ser­v­a­tive inerranist. This shows his own incon­sis­ten­cy in deal­ing with the issues present. If he was seri­ous in the things he has to say about the Qur’an, then we won­der how he can still believe in the Bible as in inerrant document.Endmark

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