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

Mohd Amin Yaacob

al-Firdaus.Com

CONTeNTS

 

Preface  

 

CHAPTER SEVEN

CHAPTER EIGHT   

CHAPTER NINE 

Jesus Was Sent Only To The Israelites

        

9.1     Christian Rebuttal

 

9.2     Muslims Answer

CHAPTER TEN  

CHAPTER ELEVEN

EPILOGUE 

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

 

 

 

 

 

  

9.2    Muslims Answer

 

 

 

Imam Ibn Hazm in his “al-Fisol fi al-Milal wa al-Ahwa wa al-Nihal” states:

 

 

 

“Jesus himself, however, left no room for abrogation in the words quoted by Luke: “Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will remain forever.” (21:33, NLT)

 

 

 

It should be clear that Muslims do not accept Jesus power to abrogate after his mission as Prophet was completed. The relevant Qur’an text is as follows:

 

 

 

“And I was a witness over them, while I remained among them; but when Thou didst take me to thyself, thou was thyself the watcher over them” (The Holy Qur’an, Surah al-Maidah: 117) [1]

 

 

 

Concerning the authenticity of Mark 16:15, according to the latest research carried on by the Christian scholars, its verses 16:9-20 have been omitted in the Bible of recent times on the basis of the fact that most reliable and most ancient manuscripts end at Mark 16:8. [2] The New Living Translation of the Holy Bible in its footnotes admits the verse is an addition to their Holy Bible by saying:

 

 

 

“The most reliable early manuscripts conclude the Gospel of Mark ends at verse 8 [of chapter 16]” [3]

 

 

 

Robert Grant, in his “A Historical Introduction to the New Testament” and Arthur S. Peake, in his “A Critical Introduction to the New Testament”, both of them are New Testament scholars said:

 

 

 

“The ending of the Gospel of Mark (16:9-20) is no part of what its author originally wrote: (a) Justin alluded to it and Irenaeus quoted from it, it is included in some important uncial manuscripts, mostly ‘Western’. (b) On the other hand, it is absent from the writings of Clement, Origen and Eusebius, and is omitted in Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus, as well as in the older Latin and Syriac versions; the Freer manuscript contains a different ending entirely. (c) Therefore, though it was undoubtedly added at an early date, it is not authentic.” [4]

 

 

 

It is quoted from the “Harper’s Bible commentary”:

 

 

“If there is any point in Gospel criticism about which all experts are in agreement, it is that, at this point Mark’s Gospel ends. The rest of the chapter


 
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[1]           Muhammad Abu Layla, 207

[2]           Follow Jesus or Follow Paul, 27-28

[3]           pg 571

[4]           Muhammad Abu Layla, The Qur’an and The Gospels, 143-144