Contradictions between the Book of Mormon and the Holy Bible

Many people believe the Mormon Church is simply a “denomination” or group within Christianity. However, a close look at its key book, the Book of Mormon, reveals many concerning contradictions between its teachings and the Bible. The first concern to consider is its declaration that the Book of Mormon is “Another Testament of Jesus Christ.”…

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The Muslim View of Jesus

Muslims consider Jesus to be one of Allah’s greatest prophets. He was a sinless man sent by God to bring truth to his time. In the Muslim view, He was neither God in the flesh nor the Son of God. He was not a partner with God, for that would be blasphemy against Allah.  Jesus…

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The Muslim View of the Bible

Muslims face a conundrum when dealing with the Christian Bible. The Quran states that those who believe in Allah should not disbelieve any of His written words. They are prohibited from embracing merely a portion of Allah’s revelation to humankind, which, in their view, must include the Bible (see Sura 4:136). The Quran also requires…

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The Muslim View of Salvation

From an Islamic perspective, humanity’s goal is not to seek to know God and become closer to Him through fellowship. Instead, the goal is to understand God’s (Allah’s) will and to follow His commandments more faithfully. Achieving salvation is synonymous with total submission to Allah, reflecting the core principle of Islam. (The word Islam means…

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Allah—The God of Islam

Muslims affirm the existence of a single God or Supreme Being called Allah. The term “Allah” probably comes from al illah, meaning “the God.” Allah’s attributes include omniscience, omnipresence, omnipotence, and unity—denoting His indivisible nature as distinct from the concept of the Trinity.   Allah Has Many Names The Quran speaks of various names by which…

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Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Divine Name “Jehovah”

The name, Jehovah, is God’s one and only true name, according to the Watchtower Society. Jehovah’s Witnesses claim that the sacred name was removed from the Bible by superstitious Jewish scribes a long time ago. However, the Watchtower says there is no cause for concern. They claim that their New World Translation of the Holy…

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Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Doctrine of the Soul

The Watchtower Society teaches that human beings do not possess a soul separate from the physical body. They say that the word “soul” does not refer to an “immaterial” part of a person that survives death, but to the very life that a person has. Every person is a “soul” not because he or she…

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Muhammad—The Prophet of Islam

The continual use of Muhammad’s name among Muslims indicates their deep respect and reverence for him. Whether it’s spoken by worshipers in mosques, uttered by those in need, whispered by the sick and dying, or even invoked by soldiers in moments of danger, his name carries significant weight in all aspects of Muslim life. It…

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Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Doctrine of Jesus

Jesus was created billions of years ago as the archangel Michael. So says the Watchtower Society of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Michael (Jesus) was supposedly created first and then used by God to create everything else in the universe. Jehovah’s Witnesses acknowledge Jesus as a “mighty god” but reject the notion that He is God Almighty,…

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The Quran—The Scriptures of Islam

In the Islamic world, reverence for the Quran is deep and abiding. The Quran is held in the highest esteem in every Muslim household, often called the “Mother of Books.” Its importance is emphasized from birth to death, as it is the first and last recitation for many Muslims. Verses from the Quran are often…

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