Surah 5 The Table, The Table Spread

verse 12 lists things you can do to impress Allah and says if you don’t do them you are resisting faith. Faith, according to the Qur’an means doing work for Allah, essentially saving yourself by impressing Allah.

verse 17 points out again that Christ is not God.

verse 38 says that thieves should have their hands cut off, now that’s forgiveness if I ever heard of it.

verse 40 states that Allah punishes and rewards whom he pleases and this is stated throughout. However, when you read you see that by being good you can get rewards and being bad gets you punishment. In what way then, is Allah in charge of punishing and rewarding? Seems to me the people are in charge of it based on what they deserve through their actions. Oh, that’s a brilliant point Jeff. Thank you, thank you very much.

verse 46 “And in their footsteps We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Law that had come before him: We sent him the Gospel: therein was guidance and light, and confirmation of the Law that had come before him: a guidance and an admonition to those who fear Allah.” How exactly does the Gospel come anywhere close to what’s going on in this book? I don’t get it. There’s no way Jesus agrees with this. Jesus’ Gospel was not a confirmation of the law, it flew in the face of the law, in case you missed that point, it was the perfect law-followers who killed him!

verse 51 “take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends.” Oh yeah, now that sounds like Jesus.

verse 75 presents irrefutable proof that Christ is not God, get ready, hope you’re sitting down. “Christ the son of Mary was no more than an apostle; many were the apostles that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food.” Jesus ate food, people eat food, therefore, Jesus is a people not God.

verse 82 the Jews get a real bad rap in this book even though he says many times that the Jews are God’s people.

verse 101 and 102 tell Muslims not to ask questions about things that cause you trouble, if you do you’ll pretty much lose their faith. Basically, the Qur’an is so certain it’s right you shouldn’t question what it says. Seems to me if it were truth Allah wouldn’t mind if we asked questions to figure it out. Asking questions is the key to learning, perhaps this is why Muslim nations don’t turn out much technology.

verse 110 Jesus was given the Holy Spirit by Allah and Jesus used the Holy Spirit to make a bird out of clay and breathed life into it.

verse 116 and 117 Jesus never said to worship him, just to worship God. Now I know he said earlier that followers of the Qur’an and the Jewish Scripture (verse 69) and the Gospel (verse 66) are ok, but what about the John 10:30 parts of the Gospel? The problem with being inclusive and saying that these different revelations from God teach the same thing is that they most certainly do not. I’m unclear how those differences are to be resolved.