Bible versus Quran: 1000+ Differences & Contradictions

 

The Bible: Its Divergences from the Quran and Islam

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE

 


Luke was a medical doctor and a close co-worker of Paul. His Gospel is written ca. 60 AD. He also wrote Acts. (Muslims boast the Quran is written just years after Muhammad, and that NT took much longer time. But if we accept that the Quran was finished in 656 AD (it may be one or a very few years earlier), that means that Muhammad's last words and deeds were 24 years old, AND HIS FIRST MUSLIM ONES IN 610 AD WERE 46 YEARS OLD WHEN UTHMAN HAD THE QURAN WRITTEN - and all the others in between. Of the 3 oldest gospels are one (Luke) from ca. 60 AD or maybe even a little earlier and two (Matt. and Mark) from ca. 65 AD. (Matt. perhaps one or a very few years later - but in any case before 70 AD). (John's is from 90 - 100 AD.) Jesus worked from 30 AD to 33 AD. This means Jesus' youngest words and deeds in Luke were some 27 years old, and his oldest some 30 years - and in Matthew and Mark some 5 years more. As for the letters and Acts: The likely oldest is Jude's which may be was written as early as in 45 AD (12 years after Jesus' death and 15 years after he started his mission). The others then are successively older, but with a few exceptions even the oldest one is from not later than 67 AD - 37 years after Jesus started his teaching and 34 years after his death. The Quran in this "competition" often boasted about by Muslims, hardly is the winner.)

Muslims may counter that bits and pieces were written down before Utman made his "official" Quran. But there is no indication for that things were not noted down also in Christianity earlier than the surviving scripture - in fact there are indications for that this really happened. F.x. one possible explanation for the similarities between the 3 first Gospels, is that they took material from an earlier "book".

#001 Luke 1/11: "- - - an angel of the Lord (Yahweh*) appeared - - -". All places in the Bible it is made clear that it is Yahweh who makes things happen - often via his (according to the Bible) son Jesus - and not other gods like f.x. Allah. This is so obvious that we comment on it just a few times.

002 Luke 1/20: "And now you (Zechariah*) will be silent and not able to speak until this (the birth and baptizing of John the Baptist*) happens - - -". In the Quran it lasts for 3 days only - a minor, but clear difference, and with some effect to the story. An omniscient god does not make even minor mistakes or contradictions.

###003 Luke 1/27: "The virgin's name was Mary". The Bible is clear on that Mary was a virgin. Many a Muslim denies this - often by means of dirty jokes or claims - without being aware of that the Quran confirms this at least 4 places - verses 3/47a, 19/20, 21/91a and 66/12b - (Muslims do not always know the Quran well.)

Another point: AS THE QURAN IN 21/91a CONFIRMS THAT IT WAS THE GOD WHO CREATED JESUS INSIDE MARY, HOW WAS/IS IT THEN POSSIBLE FOR MUHAMMAD, THE QURAN, ISLAM, AND MUSLIMS TO CLAIM THE GOD WAS NOT JESUS' FATHER?? THE ONE CREATING A BABY INSIDE A WOMAN, IS THE FATHER.

004 Luke 1/56: "Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months, and then she returned home (to Galilee in north Israel*)". According to the Quran and Muhammad Mary served in the Temple in Jerusalem (in spite of that only men served there). A bit different story - and it is highly likely Luke knew the real story better than Muhammad did six centuries later (and we here remind you that no book as full of errors, etc. as the Quran, ever came from a god, and thus Muhammad could not get any information that way).

005 Luke 1/61: "There is no one among your (Mary's*) relatives who has that name (John*)". In the Quran it is claimed there had been no-one with that name (or may be no-one of any significance) in Israel. The Bible's claim here may well be correct. The Quran's claim is wrong, no matter if it means there had been none with the name John, or if it means there had been none of any significance in Israel - a number of Johns (Johanan in Hebrew) are known, included men of significance.

006 Luke 1/64: "Immediately (8 days after John's birth*) his (Zechariah's*) mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak - - -". Just a small detail: In the Bible Zechariah was unable to speak for 9+ months, whereas according to the Quran only 3 days.

007 Luke 2/11a: "(The angels said:) Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you (people*); he is Christ the Lord". If this is a true story, there is little doubt who or what Jesus was. And remember that according to Islam angels have no will of their own, but just obey the god. Thus this in case really is the god's words.

008 Luke 2/11b: "- - - Christ - - -". This is not 100% correct. Christ is the Greek version of that name (it really is a title, not a name, at least not originally), and is used in NT because NT originally was written in Greek. The word "Christ" was not used as a name/title for Jesus, however, until years after his death - the name/title used was Messiah. This fact is worth remembering when the Quran claims that Mary was told her son's name would be Christ Jesus.

Just for the record: Messiah means "the anointed one" in Hebrew, whereas Christ (or really Christos) means the same in Greek. As the Gospels as mentioned were written in Greek, the Greek version of the name was used. (We also may mention that Greek had a complete alphabet, and thus more reliably retold the meanings and information of the writer, than the incomplete Arab alphabet around 650 AD when the Quran was written - the Arab alphabet was not complete until around 900 AD.)

009 Luke 2/25: "- - - righteous - - -".

There are some human faculties the Bible values high, but which in the Quran may mean something different in Islam because of - sometimes big - differences in f.x. moral and/or ethical codes, laws, etc. F.x.:

Justice: See the unjust parts of the sharia laws - some purely unjust, some even discriminating like in the old South Africa or the old South States of the USA - and the immoral parts of the Quran's moral code. This sentence was and still is relevant for the Quran.

Kindness: A very central topic in the Bible, and especially in NT. Kindness also is part of the Quran, but mainly towards Muslims and a few special groups.

Righteous/righteousness: The Bible values righteousness much. A number of the moral and ethical rules in the Quran, plus some of the Sharia laws are not righteous (even though Muslims are so used to them that many of them believe they are) - another proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god. (As for moral, ethical, and judicial codes in the Quran: Compare it to "do against others like you want others do against you", and you will see which of them which are moral, etc. ones and which not.

Truthful: Allah according to the Quran and to Hadiths accepts the use of dishonesty and even betrayal and broken words/promises/oaths. It is very clear from the involved moral codes here that Jesus and Muhammad did not belong to the same religion, and that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god, not unless he is strongly schizophrenic.

As a contrast to especially NT some of the sharia laws and some of the some 90 verses in the Quran which directly talk about laws definitely are not righteous, neither compared to the rules for ethics, moral, or righteousness in normal cultures, nor to "do against others like you want others do against you". Especially compared to NT, some of the differences are dramatic, and one of the at least 100% proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - and Muhammad not in the religion or in the line of prophets where Jesus belongs according to this.

010 Luke 2/26a: "It had been revealed to him (Simeon*) by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's (Yahweh'*) Christ." According to verses Luke 2/27-32 Simeon knew Jesus was this Christ. Also see Luke 2/26b just below.

011 Luke 2/26b: "- - - the Lord's (Yahweh's*) Christ - - -". There is little doubt that there was a connection between Yahweh and Messiah/Christ if this verse is correct - and Messiah/Christ were other names for Jesus according to NT.

012 Luke 2/26c: "- - - Christ - - -". This is not 100% correct. Christ is the Greek version of that name (it really is a title, not a name, at least not originally), and is used in NT because NT originally was written in Greek. The word "Christ" was not used as a name/title for Jesus, however, until years after his death - the name/title used was Messiah. This fact is worth remembering when the Quran claims that Mary was told her son's name would be Christ Jesus.

013 Luke 2/27: "- - - the Spirit - - -". One of the many names for the Holy Spirit. Like Allah and like Muhammad it had several names, a fact worth remembering when Muslims claim - as normal for Islam without documentation - that when Jesus before he left them the last time, told his disciples that he would send them a helper, he meant Muhammad, because he did not use the name "the Holy Spirit", but "the Spirit of Truth". (The claim really is unbelievable, among other things because how could Muhammad be a helper to the disciples? - he was born nearly half a millennium after the last one of them was dead! Besides it is quite an irony to call a man like Muhammad with his belief in the use of dishonesty as a working tool, "the Spirit of Truth".)

014 Luke 2/30: "For my (Simeon's*) eyes have seen your (Yahweh's*) salvation (Jesus*) - - -". According to this sentence there is no doubt about a strong connection between Yahweh and Jesus.

015 Luke 2/30-32: "For my (Simeon's*) eyes have seen your "Yahweh's*) salvation (Jesus*) - - - a light for revelation to the Gentiles (non-Jews*) and for glory to your people Israel". Clearly this Jesus was both for the non-Jews as well as for the Jews - in contradiction to what Islam likes to claim (that Jesus only was for the Jews, and only Muhammad was for the whole world).

016 Luke 2/49: "- - - my (Jesus'*) Father's (Yahweh's*) house (the Temple*) - - -". One of the many times in the NT where Jesus clearly tells that Yahweh was his father. This in stark contradiction to Muhammad's never documented claims about the opposite.

017 Luke 3/3: "- - - sin - - -". Remember that what is sin in the Bible and what is sin in the Quran - and the other way around - may be widely different. This is one of the far more than 100% proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - if they had been, sin in the Bible and sin in the Quran had been more or less identical or at least very similar. (Muslims may try to explain this away by claiming that the Bible is falsified, but we remind you that both science and Islam strongly have proved that this claim is wrong.)

By the way: The same goes for words like righteous, just, right, good, bad, unjust, offence, wrong, crime, etc. They may cover very different meanings in the two books. Also Acts 3/14 is relevant here. The differences in the two books' moral etc. codes behind the differences in the meanings of such words, are strong proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.

018 Luke 3/4: "A voice is calling in the desert, 'Prepare way for the Lord - - -'". This was said by Isaiah (Is. 40/3), and fits John the Baptist and Jesus - a foretelling in case.

019 Luke 3/6: "And all mankind will see God's salvation". All mankind, not only the Jews.

020 Luke 3/15: "- - - Christ - - -". See Luke 2/26c above.

021 Luke 3/22a: "- - - the Holy Spirit descended on him (Jesus*) in bodily form like a dove". If this verse is true - and it was a scene with many witnesses - it is clear Jesus was someone very special, and with a proved connection to the god (which the Quran actually confirms).

#022 Luke 3/22b: "And a voice (Yahweh's*) came from heaven: 'You (Jesus*) are my Son - - -'". If this is correctly quoted - and it was a scene with many witnesses - it proves that Jesus was connected to the supernatural. It also in case is a very strong proof for that Yahweh accepted and confirmed that Jesus was his son.

##023 Luke 3/22c: "And a voice (Yahweh's*) came from heaven: 'You (Jesus*) are my Son - - -". If this is correctly quoted - and it was a scene with many witnesses - it also in case is a very strong proof for that Yahweh accepted and confirmed that Jesus was his son.

024 Luke 3/23-37: It is impossible that this genealogy of Jesus can be complete. Science has showed that Homo Sapiens - modern man - have existed in something like 200ooo years, which is far more than the 76 generations listed here. (Even if one had accepted that Earth was created some 4600 years BC - a number one sometimes met in older times - that would have meant each generation was more than 60 years on average.)

025 Luke 4/1+14: "- - - the Spirit - - -". See Luke 2/27 above.

026 Luke 4/8: "Worship the Lord your God (Yahweh*) and serve him only". A little thought provoking concerning Islam, as Muslims serve Allah, another and very different god - - - if he exists.

027 Luke 4/18: "The Spirit of the Lord (Yahweh*) - - -". See Luke 2/27 above.

028 Luke 4/31: "- - - the Sabbath". See Eze. 20/12, Eze. 20/20a, 22/26, and Eze. 23/38 above.

029 Luke 4/35: "Then the demon threw the man down before them all and came out without injuring him (on Jesus’ order*)". Modern science does not believe in demons or bad spirits. On the other hand it was common belief at that time that mentally ill persons, and persons with a number of other illnesses, were possessed by demons or bad spirits. The driving out of a demon or a bad spirit, simply may mean he healed such an illness. If Jesus healed f.x. mentally sick, that is impressive and be sure it was impressive. Also see Matt.8/2-3 above.

One of the many differences between Jesus and Muhammad, is that according to both the Bible and to the Quran, Jesus made miracles - including healing the sick - but Muhammad not. (You will meet many claims about Muhammad making miracles, but these claimed miracles all are from the Hadiths, written around 200 - 270 years after the death of Muhammad, and the Quran indirectly, but very clearly proves that they are all made up stories. F.x.:

If there had been miracles around Muhammad, skeptics had not asked for miracles to prove Muhammad*s tales - they had known about them. The Quran tells about many such requests for such proofs.

If skeptics all the same did ask for proofs for a divine connection, the obvious answer would have been to tell about Muhammad's miracles if there had been any. There is not one such answer anywhere in the Quran to these requests.

If there had been miracles connected to Muhammad, no follower had asked for such proofs - they had known about the miracles. All the same there in the Quran are reported such requests.

If some followers all the same had asked for proofs, they would ever so fast have been reminded about the miracle if there had been any. There is not one case in the Quran about anyone being reminded miracles connected to Muhammad.

And the strongest point: If Muhammad had made miracles, he would have answered any questioners by reminding them about these miracles. There is not one case of such an answer form Muhammad in all the Quran. On the contrary: Muhammad each time had to explain away the questions for proofs.

##There only is one conclusion possible to make from these facts: The claims in the Hadiths about miracles connected to Muhammad are made up stories. This fact is strengthened by another fact: Islam/its scholars admit that "there is no miracle connected to Muhammad, except the making of the Quran".

These facts have a most serious aspect: Many imams, religious leaders, and some Islamic scholars tell their people about the glorious miracles and thus proofs for divine connection connected to or performed by Muhammad reported in the Hadiths. This in spite of that it is impossible for knowers of the Quran not to see that this book proves there were no miracles connected to or performed by him. Serious dishonesty. (But then dishonesty often is permitted in Islam - yes, advised "if necessary" when it comes to defending or promoting the religion - cfr. f.x. Al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie) and Kitman (the lawful half-truth). These are dark spots in Islam's moral code you hardly find in any other of the big religions. But for people knowing about this - included Muslims - it has the ominous effect that one knows one can never 100% trust a Muslim's word in some serious questions and in religion; what if he/she simply is telling you an al-Taqiyya or a Kitman?)

As a "brother" of al-Taqiyya and Kitman, etc., we should also mention the tradition for "Hilah": A "device to stop, hinder, or trick - - -. Strategy to avoid or circumvent legal principles or rigid constructs. - - - utilized - - - to solve contradictions between (political powers, cultural choices, etc*) and Quranic principles". (The Oxford Dictionary of Islam). In plain words: Ways/tricks of seemingly or formally being honest or correct, while in reality being dishonest or incorrect. It seems that this aspect of "the religion of truth" was first campaigned by the Hanifi law school, but later utilized also by the other 3 Muslim law schools. "Hilah" is dishonesty in disguise. True honesty is not always central in Islam and among Islam's religious and moral forefront.

And there is a side case which also is serious - perhaps the most serious of all aspects in this connection: The arguments Muhammad used when he explained away the lack of miracles and questions for other proofs for that Allah existed and for that Muhammad had a connection to Allah/a god: A main claim here was that Allah did not prove anything and did not make any miracles connected to Muhammad, because miracles would not make anyone believe anyhow. For one thing Muhammad himself told about Pharaoh Ramses II's (or according to some scientists perhaps his successor Merneptah, also named Merenptah - but in that case the Exodus was a bit later than 1235, as this pharaoh reigned from 1213 BC to 1203 BC, and not much earlier like Islam likes to claim, to be able to find a pharaoh one does not know how died, and thus one who may have drowned) sorcerers who all of them became Muslims(?!) because of miracles connected to Moses, and he also knew about the miracles connected to or performed by Jesus, and the effects of them, and for another thing Muhammad was too intelligent and knew too much about people not to know that real proofs for a god - f.x. real miracles - would make many believe in that god. Muhammad simply was lying - and had to know he was lying - each time he told things like this.

And if he lied about this in the Quran, what more did he lie about? "A man who lies about small things, also lies about big things".

030 Luke 4/39: "So he (Jesus*) bent over her (Simon's mother-in-law*) and rebuked the fever, and it left her". A somatic parallel to Luke 4/35 above.

031 Luke 4/40: "When the sun was setting, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hand on each one, he healed them". See Luke 4/35 above and Luke 5/13 below.

032 Luke 4/41: "- - - Christ - - -". See Luke 2/26c above.

033 Luke 5/13: "(Jesus said:) 'Be clean!' And immediately the leprosy left him (a man*)". Jesus heals the man with leprosy. One of the many differences between Jesus and Muhammad, is that according to both the Bible and to the Quran, Jesus made miracles, but Muhammad not. (You will meet many claims about Muhammad making miracles, but these claimed miracles all are from the Hadiths, written about 200 - 270 years after the death of Muhammad, and the Quran indirectly, but very clearly proves that they are all made up stories. F.x.:

If there had been miracles around Muhammad, skeptics had not asked for miracles to prove Muhammad*s tales - they had known about the miracles. The Quran tells about many such requests for such proofs.

If skeptics all the same did ask for proofs for a divine connection, the obvious answer would have been to tell about Muhammad's miracles if there had been any. There is not one such answer anywhere in the Quran to these requests.

If there had been miracles connected to Muhammad, no follower had asked for such proofs - they had known about the miracles. All the same there in the Quran are reported such requests.

If some followers or others all the same had asked for proofs, they would ever so fast have been reminded about the miracle if there had been any. There is not one case in the Quran about anyone being reminded miracles connected to Muhammad.

And the strongest point: If Muhammad had made miracles, he would have answered any questioners by reminding them about these miracles. There is not one case of such an answer form Muhammad in all the Quran. On the contrary: Muhammad each time had to explain away the questions for proofs.

There only is one conclusion possible to make from these facts: The claims in the Hadiths about miracles connected to Muhammad all are made up stories. This fact is strengthened by another fact: Islam/its scholars admit that "there is no miracle connected to Muhammad, except the making of the Quran".

These facts have a most serious aspect: Many imams, religious leaders, and some Islamic scholars tell their people about the glorious miracles and thus proofs for divine connection connected to or performed by Muhammad reported in the Hadiths. This in spite of that it is impossible for persons knowing the Quran not to see that that book proves there were no miracles connected to or performed by him. Serious dishonesty. (But then dishonesty often is permitted in Islam - yes, advised "if necessary" when it comes to defending or promoting the religion - cfr. f.x. Al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie) and Kitman (the lawful half-truth). These are dark spots in Islam's moral code you hardly find in any other of the big religions. But for people knowing about this - included Muslims - it has the ominous effect that one knows one can never 100% trust a Muslim's word in some serious questions and in religion; what if he/she simply is telling you an al-Taqiyya or a Kitman?)

And there is a side case which also is serious - perhaps the most serious of all aspects in this connection: The arguments Muhammad used when he explained away the lack of miracles and perhaps other proofs for that Allah existed and for that Muhammad had a connection to Allah/a god: A main claim here was that Allah did not prove anything and did not make any miracles connected to Muhammad, because miracles would not make anyone believe anyhow. For one thing Muhammad himself told about Pharaoh Ramses II's (or according to some scientists perhaps his successor Merneptah, also named Merenptah - but in that case the Exodus was a bit later than 1235, as this pharaoh reigned from 1213 BC to 1203 BC, and not much earlier like Islam likes to claim, to be able to find a pharaoh one does not know how died, and thus one who may have drowned) sorcerers who all of them became Muslims(?) because of miracles connected to Moses, and he also knew about the miracles connected to or performed by Jesus, and the effects of them, and for another thing Muhammad was too intelligent and knew too much about people not to know that real proofs for a god - f.x. real miracles - would make many believe in that god. Muhammad simply was lying - and had to know he was lying - each time he told things like this.

And if he lied about this in the Quran, what more did he lie about? "A man who lies about small things, also lies about big things".

034 Luke 5/15: "Yet the news about him (Jesus and his miracles*) spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses". Compare this to Muhammad's claim that he and Allah did not make any miracles, because miracles all the same would have no effect anyhow. (One has to be very naive and with very little knowledge about human nature - or full of wishful thinking and belief - to be able to believe miracles would have no effect. This even more so as the Quran itself tells about such effect on Pharaoh Ramses II's (or according to some scientists perhaps his successor Merneptah, also named Merenptah - but in that case the Exodus was a bit later than 1235, as this pharaoh reigned from 1213 BC to 1203 BC, and not much earlier like Islam likes to claim, to be able to find a pharaoh one does not know how died, and thus one who may have drowned) sorcerers, who all became good Muslims because of some miracles performed by Moses.) Also see Acts 9/34-35 below, Mark 1/25 above, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

035 Luke 5/20: "- - - sins - - -". Because there are - sometimes great - differences between f.x. the moral codes of the Bible and the Quran, there often are - sometimes great - differences between what is a sin in the Bible and in the Quran. Similar goes for a number of other words and expressions - f.x. right, wrong, righteous, good, bad, evil, etc.

036 Luke 5/25: "Immediately he (a paralytic man*) stood up in front of them (many people*), took what he had been lying on and went home praising God (Yahweh*). Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God (Yahweh*)". See Luke 5/15 above.

037 Luke 5/32a: "- - - righteous - - -". See Luke 2/25 above.

038 Luke 5/32b: "- - - sinners - - -". Because there are - sometimes great - differences between f.x. the moral codes of the Bible and the Quran, there often are - sometimes great - differences between what is a sin in the Bible and in the Quran.

039 Luke 6/1+2+5+6+7+9: "- - - the Sabbath". See Eze. 20/12, Eze. 20/20a, 22/26, and Eze. 23/38 above.

040 Luke 6/5+22: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus used sometimes in the NT - mostly it is Jesus who uses the name about himself.

041 Luke 6/9: "- - - good - - - evil - - -". Because there are - sometimes great - differences between f.x. the moral codes of the Bible and the Quran, there often are - sometimes great - differences between what is a sin in the Bible and in the Quran. Similar goes for a number of other words and expressions - f.x. right, wrong, righteous, good, bad, evil, wicked, etc. Also see Acts 3/24 below.

042 Luke 6/10: "- - - (Jesus*) said to the man (with the shriveled hand*), 'Stretch out your hand'. He (the man*) did so, and his hand was completely restored". According to Bible Yahweh and Jesus made a lot of miracles, whereas Allah and Muhammad according to the Quran were unable to make even a single one. (Well, Islam says there was one miracle - the making of the Quran. But is the making of a book that full of mistakes, contradictions, etc. a miracle?). Also see Acts 9/34-35 below, Mark 1/25 above, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

043 Luke 6/18: "Those troubled by evil spirits were cured (by Jesus*) - - -". Well, personally we do not believe in demons or evil spirits. But in the old times one believed that (among others) the ones with mental illnesses were possessed by evil spirits or demons. This may explain the use of this word. If Jesus healed mentally sick, that is impressive and be sure it was impressive. Also see Matt.8/2-3 above.

044 Luke 6/19: "- - - the (sick*) people all tried to touch him (Jesus*), because power was coming from him and healing them all". One of the many differences between Jesus and Muhammad, is that according to both the Bible and to the Quran, Jesus made miracles - including healing the sick (also see Matt. 8/2-3 above). - but Muhammad not. (You will meet many claims about Muhammad making miracles, but these claimed miracles all are from the Hadiths, written around 200 - 270 years after the death of Muhammad, and the Quran indirectly, but very clearly proves that they are all made up stories. F.x.:

If there had been miracles around Muhammad, skeptics had not asked for miracles to prove Muhammad*s tales - they had known about those miracles. The Quran tells about many such requests for such proofs.

If skeptics all the same did ask for proofs for a divine connection, the obvious answer would have been to tell about Muhammad's miracles if there had been any. There is not one such answer anywhere in the Quran to these requests.

If there had been miracles connected to Muhammad, no follower had asked for such proofs - they had known about the miracles. All the same there in the Quran are reported such requests.

If some followers all the same had asked for proofs, they would ever so fast have been reminded about the miracle if there had been any. There is not one case in the Quran about anyone being reminded miracles connected to Muhammad.

And the strongest point: If Muhammad had made miracles, he would have answered any questioners by reminding them about these miracles. There is not one case of such an answer form Muhammad in all the Quran. On the contrary: Muhammad each time had to explain away the questions for proofs.

There only is one conclusion possible to make from these facts: The claims in the Hadiths about miracles connected to Muhammad are made up stories. This fact is strengthened by another fact: Islam/its scholars admit that "there is no miracle connected to Muhammad, except the making of the Quran".

These facts have a most serious aspect: Many imams, religious leaders, and some Islamic scholars tell their people about the glorious miracles and thus proofs for divine connection connected to or performed by Muhammad reported in the Hadiths. This in spite of that it is impossible for knowers of the Quran not to see that that book proves there were no miracles connected to or performed by him. Serious dishonesty. (But then dishonesty often is permitted in Islam - yes, advised "if necessary" when it comes to defending or promoting the religion - cfr. f.x. Al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie) and Kitman (the lawful half-truth). These are glitches in Islam's moral code you hardly find in any other of the big religions. But for people knowing about this - included Muslims - it has the ominous effect that one knows one can never 100% trust a Muslim's word in some serious questions and in religion; what if he/she simply is telling you an al-Taqiyya or a Kitman?)

As a "brother" of al-Taqiyya and Kitman, etc., we should also mention the tradition for "Hilah": A "device to stop, hinder, or trick - - -. Strategy to avoid or circumvent legal principles or rigid constructs. - - - utilized - - - to solve contradictions between (political powers, cultural choices, etc*) and Quranic principles". (The Oxford Dictionary of Islam). In plain words: Ways/tricks of seemingly or formally being honest or correct, while in reality being dishonest or incorrect. It seems that this aspect of "the religion of truth" was first campaigned by the Hanifi law school, but later utilized also by the other 3 Muslim law schools. "Hilah" is dishonesty in disguise. True honesty is not always central in Islam and among Islam's religious and moral forefront.

And there is a side case which also is serious - perhaps the most serious of all aspects in this connection: The arguments Muhammad used when he explained away the lack of miracles and questions for other proofs for that Allah existed and for that Muhammad had a connection to Allah/a god: A main claim here was that Allah did not prove anything and did not make any miracles connected to Muhammad, because miracles would not make anyone believe anyhow. For one thing Muhammad himself told about Pharaoh Ramses II's (or according to some scientists perhaps his successor Merneptah, also named Merenptah - but in that case the Exodus was a bit later than 1235, as this pharaoh reigned from 1213 BC to 1203 BC, and not much earlier like Islam likes to claim, to be able to find a pharaoh one does not know how died, and thus one who may have drowned) sorcerers who all of them became Muslims(?!) because of miracles connected to Moses, and he also knew about the miracles connected to or performed by Jesus, and the effects of them, and for another thing Muhammad was too intelligent and knew too much about people not to know that real proofs for a god - f.x. real miracles - would make many believe in that god. Muhammad simply was lying - and had to know he was lying - each time he told things like this.

And if he lied about this in the Quran, what more did he lie about? "A man who lies about small things, also lies about big things".

Also see Matt 8/2-3 above and Acts 9/34-35 below.

045 Luke 6/20: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God (Yahweh*)". According to the Quran, the ones with the best priority to get to Paradise, were the warriors - the more ferocious the better. One of the very many proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god, and for that Jesus and Muhammad belonged to very different religions.

046 Luke 6/26: "Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets". Does it here mean anything that all Muslims speak well of Muhammad?

047 Luke 6/27: "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you - - -". One of the strong proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god and for that Jesus and Muhammad and his war romancing are in very different religions.

048 Luke 6/28: "- - - bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.". Similar to Luke 6/27 just above.

049 Luke 6/29: "If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn him the other also". Similar to Luke 6/27 above, though also the Quran says forgiving is better than revenge.

####050 Luke 6/31: "Do to others as you would have them do to you". This fundamental part of Jesus' moral code is one of the strongest proofs for that his religion has little in common with Muhammad's religion of accepted dishonesty, distaste, discrimination, hate and war - and thus for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god and Jesus and Muhammad not in the same religion. Just read the Quran and the Hadiths and see how often Muhammad and the Quran go against this fundamental moral rule.

051 Luke 6/34: "- - - sinners - - -". Because there are - sometimes great - differences between f.x. the moral codes of the Bible and the Quran, there often are - sometimes great - differences between what is a sin in the Bible and in the Quran.

052 Luke 6/35a: "But love your enemies, do good to them - - -". Similar to Luke 6/27 above.

053 Luke 6/35b: "- - - wicked - - -". See Luke 6/9 above.

054 Luke 6/36: "Be merciful - - -". How large part of the surahs from Medina - the youngest and thus the most weighty ones according to Islam's rules for abrogation - is merciful? Not much. Yet another proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - and Jesus and Muhammad not even in comparable religions (not to mention in the same line of prophets).

055 Luke 6/37: "Do not condemn, and you (anybody*) will not be condemned". Muslims, included Muhammad, condemn all non-Muslims.

056 Luke 6/38: "For with the measure you (people*) use (for others*), it will be measured to you - - -". If this is correct, and if Muslims are measured with the measure they use for non-Muslims, not all of them will be well off if there is a next life.

057 Luke 6/39: "Can a blind man lead a blind man?" Muhammad lived and acted according to the rules of a book not from any god Can he and his followers then end in Paradise?

058 Luke 6/44: "Each tree (here synonym for "person"*) is recognized by its own fruit". What was Muhammad's "fruit" like, if you compare it to "do to others like you want others do to you"?

059 Luke 6/45: "- - - the good man - - - the evil man - - -". See Luke 6/79 above.

060 Luke 7/10: "Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well". See Luke 6/19 above.

061 Luke 7/14-15: "He (Jesus*) said, 'Young man, I say to you, get up!' The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother". See Luke 6/19 above.

#062 Luke 7/16-17: "They (the large crowd who saw the miracle*) were all filled with awe and praised God (Yahweh*). 'A great prophet has appeared among us'. they said. 'God (Yahweh*) has come to help his people'. This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country". This is the natural human reaction when/if one experience proved miracles. Compare this to Muhammad's lame claim that the reason why he and Allah made no miracles or in any other way proved the existence of Allah and of Muhammad's connection to a god, was that miracles would have no effect anyhow. (Honestly we have problems understanding how people are able to believe in such an unnatural reaction like the one Muhammad claimed here.) Also see Luke 6/19 above.

063 Luke 7/20-22: "When the men came to Jesus, they said: 'John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, 'Are you the one who was to come (meaning Messiah/Christ*), or should we expect someone else?' At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind. So he replied to the messengers, 'Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard (about Jesus' miracles*) - - -". Jesus here clearly means he was the foretold Messiah/Christ.

064 Luke 7/21a: "At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind". See Luke 6/19 and Luke 7/16-17 above.

065 Luke 7/21b: "- - - evil spirits - - -". See Luke 6/18 above.

066 Luke 7/27: "I (Yahweh*) will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you". This foretelling made by the prophet Malachi (Ma. 3/1) fits the story of John the Baptist and Jesus.

067 Luke 7/34: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus used sometimes in the NT - mostly it is Jesus who uses the name about himself.

068 Luke 7/48+49: "- - - sin - - - sins - - - sinner - - -". Because there are - sometimes great - differences between f.x. the moral codes of the Bible and the Quran, there often are - sometimes great - differences between what is a sin in the Bible and in the Quran.

069 Luke 8/2+29: "- - - evil spirits - - -". See Luke 6/18 above.

070 Luke 8/24: "He (Jesus*) got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsidized, and all was calm". See Luke 6/19 above.

071 Luke 8/25: "He (Jesus*)commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him". See Luke 6/19 above.

072 Luke 8/27: "- - - (Jesus*) Son of the Most High God - - -". If the claim is true, it is a very clear message.

073 Luke 8/30+32+33+35+38: "- - - demons - - -". Similar comment like in Luke 6/18 above.

074 Luke 8/36: "- - - the demon-possessed man - - -". Comment parallel to Luke 6/18 above.

075 Luke 8/39: "So the (former sick*) man went away and told all over the town how much Jesus had done for him". See Luke 6/19 above.

076 Luke 8/44: "She (a woman*) came up behind him (Jesus*) and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped". See Luke 6/19 above.

077 Luke 8/54-55: "(Jesus said:) 'My child (a dead girl*), get up!' Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up". See Luke 6/19 above.

078 Luke 9/1a: "- - - he (Jesus*) gave them (his disciples*) power and authority to drive out all demons and cure diseases - - -". According to the Bible also his disciples (and later some others - f.x. Paul) got the power to make at least some miracles - whereas both Allah and Muhammad were unable to do so, and had to explain such requests away, sometimes with illogical claims/excuses. Also see Luke 6/18 and Luke 6/19 above.

079 Luke 9/1b: "- - - drive out all demons and cure diseases - - -". See Luke 6/19 above.

080 Luke 9/11 "- - - (Jesus*) healed those who needed healing". See Luke 6/19 above.

081 Luke 9/17: "- - - they all (some 5ooo men + women and children*) ate and were satisfied (from 5 loaves of bread and two fishes*) - - -". See 6/19 above.

082 Luke 9/20a: "Peter answered, 'The Christ of God (Yahweh*)'". If Peter was right, this is a very clear statement.

083 Luke 9/20b: "- - - Christ - - -". See Luke 2/26c above.

084 Luke 9/22a+26a+44+58: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus used sometimes in the NT - mostly it is Jesus who uses the name about himself.

085 Luke 9/22b: "- - - he (Jesus*) must be killed and on the third day be raised to life". If this quote is correct, it is a clear foretelling about what was going to happen. And foretelling is a kind of miracle - to be able to "see the unseen". Also see Acts 9/34-35 below, Mark 1/25 above, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

086 Luke 9/26b: "- - - he (Jesus*) comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father - - -". One more place where Jesus tells Yahweh is his father - and Jesus is reckoned to be reliable even by the Quran.

087 Luke 9/27: "I (Jesus*) tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God (Yahweh*)". One of the mistakes in the Bible - they are all dead, but the Day of Doom has not arrived. (If this is not a parable to the rise of the Christian religion.)

088 Luke 9/35: "This is my (Yahweh's*) Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him". If this quote is correct, there is no doubt about Jesus, his ancestry, and his religion.

089 Luke 9/39a+42a: "Even when the boy was coming, the demon threw him on the ground in a convulsion". The boy may simply have had epilepsy - not unlike Muhammad’s possible illness. (Modern medical science strongly suspects Muhammad had Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, an illness which may give just the symptoms and the religious illusions Muhammad is said to have had.) Also see Luke 6/18 above.

090 Luke 9/39b+42b+49: "A spirit - - - demon - - - evil spirit - - -". See Luke 6/18 above.

091 Luke 9/42c: "But Jesus rebuked the evil spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father". See Luke 6/19 above.

092 Luke 9/42-43: "But Jesus rebuked the evil spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father. And they (the large crowd surrounding them*) were all amazed at the greatness of God (Yahweh*)". One of the many points worth remembering when you read Muhammad’s illogical claims about Allah not wanting to make miracles because they would have no effect on people anyhow. Anyone able to believe those claims, knows exactly nothing about human nature.

083 Luke 9/48: "For he who is least among you (people*) all - he is the greatest (for Yahweh*)". According to the Quran, the greatest are the most ferocious warriors. Definitely not the same god, not the same religion - and not the same kind of "priests".

094 Luke 9/58: "- - - the Son of Man (= Jesus*) has no place to lay his head (here = has no home*)". Here there is a big difference between Jesus and Muhammad. Jesus owned nothing. Muhammad had big income from looting, extortion, and taxation - f.x. in spite of what Muslims and Islam like to claim, he was well off when he died (estates in Medina, Khaybar and Fadang + all his long time wives each had a small house). Many successful self proclaimed prophets are well off when they die.

095 Luke 10/13: "For if the miracles that were performed (by Jesus*) in you (the towns Korazin and Bethsaida*) - - -". See Luke 6/19 above.

096 Luke 10/17+20: "- - - demons - - - spirits - - -". See Luke 6/18 above.

097 Luke 10/20: "- - - Father (Yahweh*) - - -". One of the many places in the NT where Jesus refers to Yahweh as his father.

098 Luke 10/22a: "All things have been committed to me (Jesus*) by my Father (Yahweh*). No one knows who the Son (Jesus*) is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him". Clear words for your money; there is no doubt about this relationship according to the NT.

099 Luke 10/22b: "No one knows who the Son (Jesus*) is except the Father (Yahweh*), and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him". Also the Muslims have been revealed Yahweh, but as they refuse to see the difference between him and Allah, are they among the ones who have not have him revealed all the same, according to the Bible?

100 Luke 10/22c: "- - - my (Jesus'*) Father (Yahweh*) - - -". More directly it is not possible to say this.

###101 Luke 10/27+30-37: "Love your neighbor as yourself". A moral rule quite unknown to the Quran, at least if your "neighbor" is not a Muslim. And the story in verses 30 through 37 tells that also the ones outside your own culture are your neighbors - yes, what it indicates is that all humans are your neighbors. One of the strong proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.

102 Luke 11/14+24+26: "- - - spirit - - - demon - - - evil spirit - - -". See Luke 6/18 above.

103 Luke 11/30: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus used sometimes in the NT - mostly it is Jesus who uses the name about himself.

104 Luke 12/8a: "- - - whoever acknowledge me (Jesus*) before men, the Son of Man (Jesus*) will also acknowledge him before the angels of God (Yahweh*)". But in what position are Muslims? They acknowledge Jesus, but as a number 3 or 4 representative for another god and another teaching/religion than Jesus represented.

105 Luke 12/8b+10b+40: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". See Luke 11/30 just above.

##106 Luke 12/10a: "- - - everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man (Jesus*) will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven". Muslims frequently claim that the Holy Spirit just is another name for the angel Gabriel (in spite of that this is not said in the Quran). But sentences like this tell very clearly that the Holy Spirit is something much more than a mere arch angel - more than even the Jesus the Bible describes.

107 Luke 12/13-14: "'Teacher (Jesus*) ask my (a man*) brother to divide the inheritance with me'. Jesus replied, 'Man, who appointed me a judge or arbiter between you?" A clear difference from Muhammad who gave rules and judged also about inheritance.

108 Luke 12/49: "I (Jesus*) have come to bring fire on earth - - -". A sentence with different possible meanings. Knowing Jesus from NT the likely meaning is to bring religious fervor among people.

##109 Luke 12/51-53: "Do you (his disciples*) think I (Jesus*) came to bring peace to earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law". Many Muslims quote the first part of this as a proof for that Jesus was warlike like Muhammad, conveniently omitting the last part which shows it is not about strife and war - and remember that the word uses is "division" and nothing stronger - but disagreement within families; the very normal situation in families where some goes to a religion and some not, not to mention if some are strong believers in a new sect or religion whereas the others are strong believers in the old sect or religion - or in another religion. Normally there is a difference between such quarrels - even harsh quarrels - and war.

110 Luke 12/57: "- - - right - - -". Because there are - sometimes great - differences between f.x. the moral codes of the Bible and the Quran, there often are - sometimes great - differences between what is a sin in the Bible and in the Quran. Similar goes for a number of other words and expressions - f.x. right, wrong, righteous, good, bad, evil, etc. Also see Acts 3/14 below.

111 Luke 13/2: "- - - sinners - - -". Because there are - sometimes great - differences between f.x. the moral codes of the Bible and the Quran, there often are - sometimes great - differences between what is a sin in the Bible and in the Quran.

112 Luke 13/10+14+15+16: "- - - the Sabbath - - -". See Eze. 20/12, Eze. 20/20a, 22/26, and Eze. 23/38 above.

113 Luke 13/11: "- - - a spirit - - -". See Luke 6/18 above.

114 Luke 13/13: "Then he (Jesus*) put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God (Yahweh*)". See Luke 6/19 above.

115 Luke 13/29: "(Jesus said:) People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God (Yahweh*)". The god of Jesus was for people from all over, not only for the Jews.

116 Luke 13/32a: "I (Jesus*) will drive out demons and heal people - - -". See Luke 6/19 above.

117 Luke 13/32b: "- - - demons - - -". See 6/18 above.

118 Luke 14/3+5: "- - - the Sabbath - - -". See Eze. 20/12, Eze. 20/20a, 22/26, and Eze. 23/38 above.

119 Luke 14/23: "Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them (people*) come in, so that my (figurative for Yahweh*) house (figurative for Paradise*) will be full". This and the parable it is quoted from tell that even though the prime subjects for Jesus' teaching and Yahweh's Paradise were the Jews, both also were for all people, not only for the Jews. (And by declaring this - Jesus did so in several ways in NT and Yahweh in the entire Bible according to the Bible - Jesus showed that even though his prime target was the Jews, he also was for everybody (if not, then why tell this?). Muslims claim that Jesus only was for the Jews (and only Muhammad for all the world), but the Bible clearly shows that this claim is untrue.)

120 Luke 14/26: "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters - yes, even his own life - he cannot be my disciple". This is one of the few sentences in the NT we do not understand. For one thing it is totally unlike Jesus and his teaching of love and of forgiving, and for another from a few glimpses in NT it is clear his disciples did not hate their close relatives. There may be an underlying meaning - or it may f.x. be one of the mistakes in the Bible. (But it is similar to a sentence in the Quran.)

121 Luke 14/27: "Anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my (Jesus*) cannot be my disciple". This is a much easier point to understand than the previous verse - and is a frequently used verse for such things when talking about difficulties which are part or a consequence of something: You have to face and accept the problems which follow from being a follower of Jesus.

122 Luke 15/1+2: "- - - sinners - - -". See Luke 15/7 below.

123 Luke 15/4: "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and looses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?" The meaning of this parable is that Jesus/Yahweh will strive to get persons who stray away, back to the religion. For a comparison Muhammad told there was no reason to feel sorry for the ones leaving Islam or for feeling compassion for them for their claimed fate - they anyhow just are sinners and not worth anything. (There is no doubt that also Islam wants strayers back, but the mentality here is notably different.)

The Bible many places makes it clear that Yahweh - and Jesus - are for all humans, but the Bible also indirectly but clearly different places tells that all who does not follow the teaching of the Bible, are "lost sheep".

124 Luke 15/7: "- - - sinner - - -". Because there are - sometimes great - differences between f.x. the moral codes of the Bible and the Quran, there often are - sometimes great - differences between what is a sin in the Bible and in the Quran. Similar goes for a number of other words and expressions - f.x. right, wrong, righteous, good, bad, evil, wicked, justice, etc. Also see Acts. 3/14 below.

125 Luke 15/8: "- - - suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it?" A parallel to Luke 15/4 above.

126 Luke 15/11-32: The story of the lost and found son is a parallel to Luke 15/4 above.

127 Luke 16/17: "It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the least stroke of a pen to drop out of the law". But what does Jesus mean by "the Law"? - the law of the teachers of law at that time, with all the additions to the Law of Moses? - the Law of Moses? - the 10 Commandments? - or what Jesus defined as "the sum of the law"?. Very clearly he did not mean - not even respect - all the additions the teachers of law had made through the times. Also he cannot have meant the Law of Moses, as he changed some points there. But he never went against the Commandments or what he called "the sum of the law" or similar.

###128 Luke 16/18: "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery, and a man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery". Compare this to Muhammad's practice and words, and to the teaching in the Quran on this point - an at least 100% proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god and for that Jesus and Muhammad were miles apart and very far from being in the same religion, not to mention the same line of prophets like Muhammad liked to claim - like normal for him without ever proving it (in addition to that Muhammad was no real prophet, as he was unable to make prophesies - "to see the unseen").

129 Luke 17/1a: "Things that cause people to sin is bound to come, but woe to that person through whom they come". Much of what the Quran advices or demands are sin according to normal definitions and normal moral codes (compare f.x. some of the points in the Quran with the basic rule for all moral inter-human behavior; "do against others like you want others do against you"). The Quran came through - or most likely was made by (as no god ever was involved in a work that full of mistakes, contradictions, etc.) - Muhammad. No comment should be necessary.

130 Luke 17/1b+3+4: "- - - sin - - -". See Luke 15/7 above.

131 Luke 17/14: "As they (10 men with leprosy*) went (ordered by Jesus*), they were cleansed". See Luke 9/16 above.

132 Luke 17/22+24+26+30: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". See Luke 11/30 above.

133 Luke 17/29: "- - - fire and sulfur rained down from heaven (on Sodom*) - - -". According to the Quran it rained brimstones.

134 Luke 18/3+5+7+8a: "- - - justice - - -". See Luke 15/7 above.

135 Luke 18/8b+31: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". See Luke 11/30 above.

136 Luke 18/13: "- - - sinner". See Luke 15/7 above.

137 Luke 18/16: "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God (Yahweh*) belongs to such as these". In the Quran Paradise primarily belongs to the warriors. One of the many strong proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - if they had been, their point of view on a central point like this had been similar or identical.

138 Luke 18/17: "I (Jesus*) tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God (Yahweh*) like a little child will never enter it". An at least 100% proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - in the Quran the ideal applicant for Paradise is the ferocious warrior (normal for war religions).

139 Luke 18/20: "Do not commit adultery (Muhammad was a rapist and he also married divorced women, and had a medium sized harem - adultery according to Jesus*), do not murder (Muhammad practiced both murder and mass murder and not least raids and wars*), do not steal (Muhammad lived from stealing - and extortion - most of the time in Medina*), do not give false testimony (compare this to al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie) Kitman (the lawful half-truth), "war is deceit/betrayal", and break even your oath if that gives a better result - pay expiation afterwards if necessary (2/225a, 5/89a, 16/91b, 66/2a)*)". No comments - and none necessary. An at least 200% proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.

As a "brother" of al-Taqiyya and Kitman, etc., we should also mention the tradition for "Hilah": A "device to stop, hinder, or trick - - -. Strategy to avoid or circumvent legal principles or rigid constructs. - - - utilized - - - to solve contradictions between (political powers, cultural choices, etc*) and Quranic principles". (The Oxford Dictionary of Islam). In plain words: ways/tricks of seemingly or formally being honest or correct, while in reality being dishonest or incorrect. It seems that this aspect of "the religion of truth" was first campaigned of the Hanifi law school, but later utilized also by the other 3 Muslim law schools. "Hilah" is dishonesty in disguise. True honesty is not always central in Islam and among Islam's religious and moral forefront.

140 Luke 18/25: "Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God (Yahweh*)". Her is an interesting little fact: The small door in or beside a gate of a walled city, to make it possible for people to get in and out even if the gate was closed, some places was called "the eye of the needle". For this story in the Bible, this fact means little, as few camels were able to enter such a door, too. But you find a similar statement in Islam, and the Arab word used there for camels also may mean a thick rope - and a rope easily will be able to enter there.

One more thought provoking fact here: Many Muslims grew rich (from stealing/robbing, extortion, and slave taking).

141 Luke 18/32-33: "He (Jesus*) will be handed over to the Gentiles (non-Jews*). They will mock him, insult him, spit on him, flog him and kill him. On the third day he will raise again". This was just what according to the Bible happened to Jesus later - in contrast to Muhammad Jesus had the ability to "see the unseen" - to make prophesies.

142 Luke 18/43: "Immediately he (the blind man*) received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God (Yahweh*). When all the people saw it, they also praised God". Remember points like this in the Bible - and your knowledge of human nature - each time Muhammad or other Muslims try to explain away the lack of miracles and other proofs for the existence of Allah and/or Muhammad's connection to a god, by claiming that the reason was that miracles (or other proofs) would have no effect anyhow - would make no-one believe all the same. It takes a lot of naivety, wishful thinking, and lack of knowledge about humans and about human psychology to be able to believe such claims. Also see Acts 9/34-35 below, Mark 1/25 above, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

143 Luke 19/7: "- - - sinner". See Luke 15/7 above.

144 Luke 19/10: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus used sometimes in the NT - mostly it is Jesus who uses the name about himself.

145 Luke 19/23: "Why then didn't you (a servant* - here synonym for unbelieving humans) put my money on deposit, so that when I (a king - here synonym for Yahweh*) came back, I could have collected it with interest". Interest was ok for Yahweh and for Jesus, but forbidden according to the Quran and Hadiths because it is claimed to be usury. An indication for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god. When we do not use a stronger word than "indication" the reason is that Muhammad never gave a clear definition of the word "usury" in this connection - if he had done, perhaps he had said that too high interest was usury. But Muslims found ways to circumvent the literal meaning of the word "interest" and agrees on paying back more than they borrowed, but using other words and formalities for it, pretending it is not interest. This kind of dishonesty is ok in Islam - it is called Hilah, and is accepted by all the 4 Sunni law "schools". On the other hand: Any other valuables Muslims are permitted to rent out, so where is the logic in that they are not permitted to rent out the valuable named money?

146 Luke 19/26: "I (Jesus*) tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away". The ones who have qualified for Heaven in the next life, will be given much there. The ones who have not qualified, will lose everything in Hell.

147 Luke 20/17: "The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone" (Ps. 118/22). This may well be a foretelling about Jesus - he was thoroughly rejected by the leaders, but became the foundation of the largest religion ever.

148 Luke 20/35: "- - - those who are considered worthy of taking part in that age (life in Heaven*) and in resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage - - -". And of course in Yahweh's Heaven there is no sex outside marriage - or at all, as they "become like angels". A VERY different Paradise from Allah's according to the Quran - so different that it is at least a 200% proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god. If they had been, the Paradise had been one and the same, and the description of it had been similar or identical in the Bible and in the Quran. Also see Luke 20/36 just below.

##149 Luke 20/36: "- - - for they (the dead people accepted to be resurrected to Heaven*) are (in Heaven*) like angels". Another VERY big difference between the two heavens - in Allah's heaven everybody are resurrected in body and live there a human luxury life. Another at least 200% proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - and Jesus and Muhammad thus not in the same line of prophets (in addition to that Muhammad was not a real prophet, as he f.x. was unable to make prophesies).

150 Luke 21/4: "All these ("normal" people*) gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she (a poor woman*) out of her poverty put in (gave*) all she had to live on". Here is another clear difference to the Quran. Also the Quran advises generosity, but clearly states that it is not good to give too much of your wealth. At least a 100% proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god, and also at least a 100% proof for that Jesus and Muhammad were not serving the same god or the same religion, and thus not in the same line of prophets (also see Luke 20/36 just above).

151 Luke 21/20: "When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, you will know desolation is near". This may be a foretelling about the destruction of Jerusalem and of the Temple by the Roman general Titus in 70 AD.

152 Luke 21/32: "I (Jesus*) tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened". If this refers to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, this may be true. If it refers to the Day of Doom it is wrong. (If it is not a parable to the development of the Christian religion.)

153 Luke 22/16: "For I (Jesus*) tell you (the disciples*), I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God (Yahweh*)". A foretelling saying it was his last meal before he was to be killed. Which it was.

154 Luke 22/18: "For I (Jesus*) tell you (the disciples*), I will not drink again of the fruit of vine until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God (Yahweh*)". A foretelling saying it was his last meal before he was to be killed. Which it was.

####155 Luke 22/20: "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is (to be*) poured out for you". The wine in the cup was the symbol for his blood, and his blood which was to be poured out from his body, was the proof of the new covenant between Yahweh/Jesus and their followers. This covenant is never, never mentioned by the Quran, by Muhammad, by Islam, or by Muslims - most lay Muslims have not even heard about it as their scholars (who knows this) never mention it to them .

Jesus did not specify the content of the new covenant here, but all the same its content is very clear from his teaching, and the two main points are: Believe in the one and only god Yahweh and in his forgiveness, and: Do against others like you want others do against you. These + love are the three main points in the NT and the essence of Jesus' teaching according to NT.

156 Luke 22/27: "But I (Jesus*) am among you (the disciples/people*) as one who serves". This is one more of the fundamental differences between Jesus and Muhammad: Jesus was one who serves, Muhammad - and especially in Medina - was the Big Boss and the Chief - a position he clearly liked and wanted.

###157 Luke 22/29a: "- - - just as my (Jesus'*) Father (Yahweh*) conferred one (kingdom*) on me - - -". According to the Bible there only is one god, Yahweh, and Jesus makes no secret of that what power he - Jesus - has got, he has received from Yahweh. This is repeated in several ways in the NT. Even some Christians forget this, and many Muslims claim Christians are polytheists believing also in the Holy Spirit and in Jesus like gods. But the Bible - and Jesus - is not to be misunderstood: There only is one god - for Jews and for Christians - even though he has delegated some power to others.

158 Luke 22/29b: "- - - my (Jesus*) Father (Yahweh*) - - -". Words not possible to misunderstand - in spite of the Quran's and Muhammad's never documented claims that Jesus just was a normal man with no such relationship to Yahweh. (It was not possible for Muhammad to accept that Jesus was the son of the god, because then obviously Jesus was someone greater than Muhammad, and Muhammad wanted to be the greatest. Well, one also should not forget that Muhammad preached strict monotheism, and he did not understand the Christian view on Jesus, and that also for Christians there only is one god.)

159 Luke 22/37: "And he was numbered with the transgressors". (Is. 53/12). This may have been a foretelling about Jesus - there are a number possible such ones in OT. For comparison there in spite of the Quran's and Muhammad's claims about the opposite, is no foretelling about Muhammad in the Bible, not to mention no clear foretelling about him.

160 Luke 22/42: "Father - - -". This one is even stronger than f.x. Luke 22/29, as it gave no meaning to address Yahweh like this if the "title" was not correct.

161 Luke 22/48+68: "- - - the Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus used sometimes in the NT - mostly it is Jesus who uses the name about himself.

162 Luke 22/70: "'Are you (Jesus*) then the Son of God (Yahweh*)?" He (Jesus*) replied, 'You are right in saying I am'". A very clear answer, and strongly contradicting Muhammad's never proved claims about the opposite.

#163 Luke 23/27: "A large number of people followed him (Jesus*), including women who mourned and wailed for him". Muhammad and Islam claim that Jesus was not killed, and Islam claim - as normal without any documentation - that someone else was killed instead. But these people and the women had seen the difference if someone else was executed instead of him. Not to mention that his spiteful enemies had protested highly and strongly in case. Jesus was a too well known person for such a trick to have a chance to succeed. But it was one of the very few ways out for Muhammad if he wanted to be the greatest of prophets.

#####Also please tell us where the authorities quickly were able to find a look-alike to Jesus willing to or possible to force to being crucified instead of Jesus, and who was willing to and able to talk like Jesus on the cross instead of screaming out in his pain that he was a wrong victim who should be released? Islam's "explanation" here is naive far beyond anything credible.

164 Luke 23/34a: "Father (Yahweh*) - - -". Similar to Luke 22/70 above.

165 Luke 23/34b: "Father (Yahweh*), forgive them (Jesus' executors*) - - -". Islam claims someone else was executed instead of Jesus. But no victim forced to take the place of Jesus and be killed in such an inhuman and painful way would say this.

166 Luke 23/35+39: "- - - Christ - - -". See Luke 2/26c above.

#167 Luke 23/44: "It was now about the sixth hour (= normally daylight*), and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. And the curtain of the Temple was torn in two". If this is true, there is not the slightest doubt that someone or something supernatural was involved in Jesus. And things like this was no idea for the writer to make up, because too many would know it was lies if it was wrong - and then as now: Discovered lies means destroyed credibility (the same effect as the many mistakes and Muhammad's at least some lies in the Quran give).

168 Luke 23/46a: "Father (Yahweh*), into your hands I commit my spirit". Jesus would not say this in this situation unless he really believed himself that Yahweh was his father.

169 Luke 23/46b: "Father (Yahweh*), into your hands I commit my spirit". Islam and its Muslims claim - like normal for Islam without documentation - that another man was executed instead of Jesus. No - NO - victim for such a charade dying such a painful death would say this (he might pray for mercy from Yahweh, but not in words like this).

170 Luke 23/47: "- - - righteous - - -". See Luke 15/7 above.

171 Luke 23/49: "But all those who knew him (Jesus*), included the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things". Islam and its Muslims claim that another man was executed instead of Jesus. It would not be possible to cheat all those who knew Jesus - and other places in the NT even confirm they really knew he was dead. And if after all it had been possible to cheat them, all his spiteful enemies had seen to that such an exchange had been impossible. (But Muhammad could not accept that Jesus died and was resurrected - in that case he clearly was something much more than Muhammad, and Muhammad wanted to be reckoned to be the greatest of prophets.)

172 Luke 23/54: "- - - the Sabbath - - -". See Eze. 20/12, Eze. 20/20a, 22/26, and Eze. 23/38 above.

173 Luke 23/55-56: "The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph (Joseph from Arimathea*) and saw the tomb and how his (Jesus*) body was laid in it. Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes (to use on the body*)". Muhammad and the Quran and Islam and the Muslims all claim that Jesus was not killed, and that another man was killed instead. But these women had not bought and prepared this if they did not know Jesus - and nobody else - was the dead one.

174 Luke 24/1: "On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women (See Luke 23/55-56 just above*) took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb (to prepare the body of Jesus*)". This they had not done unless they knew it was Jesus who was there dead. If this verse is true, Muhammad's, the Quran's, Islam's, and all Muslims' claims that Jesus was not killed are wrong. Also see Luke 23/49 above.

175 Luke 24/4: "- - - two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning - - -". Two angels. If true this is yet another proof for that Jesus had supernatural connections.

##176 Luke 24/6: "He (Jesus*) is not here (in the grave*); he has risen!" Muhammad and the Quran strongly denied both that Jesus was killed and that he came back to life. Especially his resurrection - if true - proves that supernatural powers were involved, and that Jesus in case was something much more than Muhammad - nobody would believe Muhammad was the greatest of prophets, something Muhammad claimed and wanted to be reckoned like. Perhaps they would not even believe he was a prophet or a messenger, because of the wide and fundamental differences between Jesus' and Muhammad's teachings.

177 Luke 24/7: "The Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus used sometimes in the NT - mostly it is Jesus who uses the name about himself.

178 Luke 24/12: "- - - he (Peter*) went away (from the empty grave*) wondering to himself what had happened". You may meet Muslims claiming this was strange or suspicious. But there were two main possibilities: The body had been removed, or Jesus had told the truth when he said he would be resurrected. Peter had not been human if he had not been wondering what had really happened.

179 Luke 24/26+46: "- - - Christ - - -". See Luke 2/26c above.

180 Luke 24/47: "- - - sin - - -". Remember that what is sin in the Bible and what is sin in the Quran - and the other way around - may be widely different. This is one of the far more than 100% proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - if they had been, sin in the Bible and sin in the Quran had been more or less identical or at least very similar. (Muslims may try to explain this away by claiming that the Bible is falsified, but we remind you that both science and Islam strongly have proved that this claim is wrong.)

By the way: The same goes for words like righteous, just, right, good, bad, unjust, offence, wrong, crime, etc. They may cover very different meanings in the two books. Also Acts 3/14 is relevant here. The differences in the two books' moral etc. codes behind the differences in the meanings of such words, are strong proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.

181 Luke 24/31: "Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him (Jesus*) - - -". If this sentence is true, it means there were more witnesses to that Jesus was resurrected and alive.

182 Luke 24/34: "The Lord (Jesus*) has risen and appeared to Simon". A parallel to Luke 24/31 just above. Also see Luke 24/6 above.

183 Luke 24/36: "While they (the disciples*) were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them - - -". A parallel to Luke 24/31 above and others. Though perhaps stronger than some other points.

184 Luke 24/39: "(Jesus said:) Look at my hands and feet. - - -. Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have". Comment like to Luke 24/25 above.

185 Luke 24/47a: "- - - repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his (Jesus') name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem". All nations, not just the Jews. In stark contradiction to Muhammad's and Islam's claim, Jesus and his teaching both were for all the world according to the Bible.

186 Luke 24/47b: "- - - sins - - -". See Luke 15/7 above.

187 Luke 24/48a: "I (Jesus*) am going to send you (his disciples*) what my Father has promised (a helper - the Holy Spirit*); but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high (= have received the Holy Spirit*)". Muslims claim Jesus promised to send Muhammad as their helper. Comments absolutely unnecessary - especially as they all were dead, and thus could get no help from Muhammad, half a millennium before Muhammad started his very different religion. Besides: How can a man - Muhammad - accepting, believing in, and himself using dishonesty as a working tool, be "the Spirit of truth" (a name used for the helper in John 16/13), like Islam and its Muslims like to claim???

188 Luke 24/48b: "- - - my (Jesus'*) Father (Yahweh*) - - -". Straight talk - and directly contradicting Muhammad's never documented claims that Jesus was not killed and not the son of the god (claims necessary for Muhammad to be able to claim that he himself was the greatest of self proclaimed and never proved prophets).

189 Luke 24/51: "- - - he (Jesus*) left them (his disciples*) and was taken up into heaven". If this is true, it is another proof for that Jesus had divine connections - and for that he was more than Muhammad only claimed to be.

We may add that Islam claims Jesus was not killed and resurrected, but instead was taken up to heaven alive. But this is an as good proof for divine connections, as death and resurrection is - and as good a proof for that Jesus was more than something Muhammad only claimed - never proved or documented - to be. Muhammad never had anything but claims to show for himself - if the Bible (and the Quran*) tells the truth as a contrast to Muhammad's never proved claims, Jesus proved many things, and proved them thoroughly.

Sub-total: 189 + 333 = 522 remarks.

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This work was uploaded with assistance from M. A. Khan, the author of Islamic Jihad: A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism and Slavery, and the editor of islam-watch.org website.