C  H  R  I  S  T  I  A  N  I  T  Y 
through the lens of 
CHRISTIAN & MUSLIM SCHOLARS
Part Two

Mohd Amin Yaacob

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CONTENTS

Preface  

CHAPTER SEVEN

CHAPTER EIGHT

CHAPTER NINE   

CHAPTER TEN  

The Authenticity Of The Bible

10.1   The Word “Bible” Is Not Given By God

10.2   The Books Of The Bible

10.3   The Original Gospel Or Injil Of Jesus No Longer Exist

10.4   Different Version Of The “One Bible Claim”

10.5       Martin Luther Rejected Part Of The Present Books Of The New Testament

10.6   Prophet Moses Didn’t Wrote The Christian “Torah” Or “Taurat"

10.7   The Canon Of The Christian Bible Was Completed Four Hundred Years After Jesus

10.8   The New Testament Books Were Not Written By The Apostles Whose Name They Bear

10.9   The Church Fathers Rejected Some Of The Present New Testament Books

10.10 The Inspiration Of The Holy Spirit

CHAPTER ELEVEN

EPILOGUE 

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

 

 

 

 

 

10.3 The Original Gospel Or Injil Of Jesus No Longer Exist

 

Even though there are over 24,600 partial or complete manuscripts of the New Testament that exist today [1] , the Christian scholars and commentators unanimously agree that the “Original Gospel of Jesus” in the Aramaic or Hebrew Language [2] has already disappeared and become extinct from the world. Thus no Christian authority could produce the original Gospel or Injil. The learned Biblical scholar, Professor Clyde L. Manschreck of Yale University, President of The American Society of Church History and Director of the Center for Reformation and Free Church Studies Chicago Theological Seminary, a Fulbright Research Scholar, a Ford Foundation Fellow and a Guggenheim fellow admits this by saying:

 

“All the New Testament books were written in koine or common Greek, and the original manuscripts no longer exist…” [3]

 

The Reverend J.R. Dummelow, a great commentator of the Christian Bible states that:

 

“To begin with, the writers of the Gospels report in Greek (although they may have had some Aramaic sources) the sayings of Jesus Christ who for the most part probably spoke Aramaic. Nor is it likely that these writers or their copyists had any idea that their record would go beyond the early Churches with which they themselves were familiar.” [4]

 

Some of the recent Christian scholars even dared to announce that not only the original Gospel of Jesus no longer exists but the earlier followers of Jesus had used another kind of Gospel unfamiliar to the officially Canon or received text. Burton L. Mack, a biblical scholar who has engaged in the academic study of religion and culture for thirty years, a professor of early Christianity at the School of Theology at Claremont and associate scholar at the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity in Claremont, in his book “The Lost Gospel: The Book of Q & Christian Origins” states that:

 

“Once upon a time, before there were gospels of the kind familiar to the readers of the New Testament, the first followers of Jesus wrote another kind of book…thus their book was not a gospel of the Christian kind, namely a narrative of the life of Jesus as the Christ. Rather it was a gospel of Jesus sayings…and their book served them well as a handbook and guide for most of the first Christian century. Then the book was lost. Perhaps the circumstances changed, or the people changed, or their memories and imagination of Jesus changed. In any case, the book was lost to history somewhere in the course of the late first century when stories of Jesus life began to be written and became the more popular form of charter document for early Christian circles.” [5]


 
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[1]           McDowell, Josh, Larson, Bart, Jesus: A Biblical Defense of His Deity (Here’s Life Publishers, Singapore), 1990, 12            

[2]           Jesus was a Jew and so were his disciples. If any of Jesus’ utterances were to be found preserved in their original form, they could only be in the Aramaic or Hebrew Language (The Myth of The Cross,  85)

[3]           Manschreck, Clyde L, A History of Christianity In The World: from persecution to uncertainty (Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New York), 1974, 7 (emphasis added)

[4]           Muhammad And Christ, 5-6

[5]           pg 1 (emphasis added)