Bible versus Quran: 1000+ Differences & Contradictions

 

The Bible: Its Divergences from the Quran and Islam

ACTS

 


Written by Luke - medical doctor and close co-worker of Paul - likely not later than 63 AD. The same Luke who wrote the Gospel after Luke.

001 Acts 1/2: "- - - after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the disciples he (Jesus*) had chosen". Islam claims that when John tells about "another Counselor", he means Muhammad, even though it is very clear in the Bible - like here - that he meant the Holy Spirit. But try to find any meaning in what would be the correct sentence here if Islam had been right: "- - - after giving instructions through Muhammad (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*) to the disciple he (Jesus*) had chosen". >p> We remind you that Muhammad lived 500+ years after the disciples were dead.

#002 Acts 1/3a: "After his (Jesus'*) suffering (death*), he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive". According to the Bible there is no doubt that Jesus was killed, but then resurrected - strongly contradicting Muhammad's never documented claim that this did not happen. (Muhammad had to claim this. If not no-one would believe he - Muhammad - was the greatest ever of prophets. If Jesus was crucified and then resurrected, he clearly was someone or something very special.)

###We may add that few serious scientists doubt that Jesus for one thing existed, and for another that he was executed. As for his existence he is mentioned also in non-religious, historical scriptures (f.x. Josephus Flavius - 37 AD - ca. 100 AD -----------------------------------) - just mentioned, but mentioned (remember that at that time Christianity just was a small sect branched off from a local religion in a small area far from Rome and the center of power, even though the sect was spreading fast - included to Rome (and Emperor Nero put the blame for the great fire there on the Christians). And as for the execution it would be impossible for the disciples to preach about his execution and be believed just days and a few years after the execution, if the execution was not real - by far too many at that time knew if that story was true or not, and the only result of making up the execution, would be that nobody believed them or anything else they told, if they knew that this central point in their story was made up. This also goes for the existence of Jesus those mentioned years. There are points in the Bible which this or that scientist doubts, but few of the serious scientists doubt that he once existed and that he was executed - the circumstantial proofs for these two points are too strong.

#003 Acts 1/3b: "- - - the kingdom of God (Yahweh*) - - -". 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.

003a Acts 1/4: "- - - the gift (the Holy Spirit*) my (Jesus'*) Father (Yahweh*) promised - - -". It is Yahweh, not Jesus, who has the final command over the Holy Spirit, too.

004 Acts 1/4: "- - - my (Jesus'*) Father (Yahweh*) - - -". One of the many places in NT where Jesus tells that Yahweh is his father - contradicting Muhammad's never documented claim that Jesus just was an ordinary human.

###005 Acts 1/4-5: "Do not (disciples*) leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift (the Comforter/Holy Spirit*) my (Jesus*) Father (Yahweh*) promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit". This baptizing happened at Pentecost - and also these verses make a sorry joke out of Muslims claims that Jesus meant Muhammad when he spoke about the Comforter or the Spirit of Truth. F.x. note the words "a few days" - Pentecost was 10 days after Jesus left his disciples the last time according to the Bible, whereas Muhammad lived more than 5 centuries later = very many days.

For Islam's claim to be correct when they claim Jesus meant Muhammad when he spoke about the Counselor he was to send (John 14/16-17), this sentence had to be: "Do not (you disciples*) leave Jerusalem, but wait for Muhammad whom my (Jesus'*) Father (Yahweh*) promised, which you have heard me speak about". Once more: Muhammad lived more than 500 years later - it had been a long wait in Jerusalem for the disciples. Besides according to the Bible Jesus never spoke about Muhammad. And: Muhammad with his acceptance and use of dishonesty in words and deeds for working tools, was just no "spirit of truth".

Also see John 14/16a, John 15/26a, and John 16/7a, and John 16/13a+b+c above.

#####And also do not forget that this verse directly says: "- - - but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit". There is no doubt about what Jesus meant, or about that Muslim scholars know this, and all the same claim it must mean Muhammad, because they HAVE to find Muhammad in both OT and NT, and honesty may go home to sleep.

###A prime sample of an al-Taqiyya - a lawful lie.

No other of the big religions has dishonesty as an integrated and accepted part of the religion - also here remember al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie), Kitman (the lawful half-truth), Hilah (the lawful pretending/circumventing/"dishonesty in disguise" - and "war is deceit". Just for the record: Al-Taqiyya and Kitman and likely Hilah can be used at least in these cases. (For deceit/betrayal there is given no limitation, at least not if there is a conflict, and likely not if the purpose is to defend or promote Islam. For broken oaths (2/225a, 5/89a, 16/91b, 66/2a) there also are given no real limitations if the broken oath will give a better result. By implication this also goes for ordinary words and promises, as an oath is something stronger than a normal word or promise.):

To save your or others' health or life.

To get out of a tight spot or a dangerous problem or situation.

To make peace in a family.

When it will give a better result than honesty or honoring one’s word/promise/oath.

To cheat women (should be remembered by girls with Muslim boyfriends wanting sex - or wanting a marriage to get residence permit or work permit in a rich country.)

To deceive opponents/enemies.

To betray enemies.

To secure one’s money (very clear from Hadiths).

To defend Islam. (advised if necessary to succeed.)

To promote Islam. (advised if necessary to succeed.)

But al-Taqiyya is a double-edged sword: In the short run you may cheat and deceive someone – actually also in the long run if the opposite part does not know about this side of Muslims and of Islam, or if he/she is naïve. But in the long run one learns that there is no way to really be sure a Muslim speaks the full truth - or the truth at all - in serious questions. (This also may be a big problem for Muslims telling the truth about something without being believed - they have no reliable way of strengthening their words.)

###But what do al-Taqiyya and the rules for it tell about Islam? - and about Muslims using it?

006 Acts 1/5: "- - - baptized - - -". Baptizing was a ceremony essential to Yahweh and Jesus, but of no interest to Allah and Muhammad (not used at all). One of the strong proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - and Jesus and Muhammad not in the same religion or line of prophets (in addition to that Muhammad was no real prophet, as he was unable to make prophesies - "to see the unseen").

007 Acts 1/7: "- - - the Father - - -". One of the many times in NT when Jesus indicates that Yahweh is his father.

##008 Acts 1/8a: "But you (the disciples*) will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you (it came on Pentecost*) - - -". They did not receive power when Muhammad came, but when they got the Holy Spirit. In spite of Islam's claims there is no Muhammad here. The word "desperation" often is disused in cases like this, but it really is desperation which makes Muslims cling to the claim that an impossible spot like John 14/16-17 talks about Muhammad. Muhammad is nowhere to be found in the Bible, and they all the same HAVE to find him in both OT and NT as the Quran says Muhammad is easy to find in both OT and NT - if not Islam thus is not from an omniscient god and thus a false, made up religion. Better to flee from that dark possibility than to face it and find out what is true and what not.

##009 Acts 1/8b: If Islam had been right when they claim John spoke about Muhammad when he told about the councilor Jesus would send them (John 14/16-17), this sentence had to be: "But you (the disciples*) will receive power when Muhammad comes on you - - -". Once more: Muhammad lived more than 500 years later - and what power could Muhammad have given them even if he had been sent to them? - he only had human power himself.

Also see John 14/16a, John 15/26a, and John 16/7a, and John 16/13a+b+c above.

010 Acts 1/8c: "- - - and you (the disciples/his followers*) will be my (Jesus') witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria (remember here that Samarians were not accepted by ordinary Israelites*), and to the ends of the earth". Jesus and his teaching were for all humanity - "to the ends of the earth". If Muhammad had known the Bible - which he did not do much - he would have known there are many of similar statements in the Bible, a number of them by Jesus. If these statements are correct, Islam's claim that Jesus only was for the Jews and only Muhammad for the world, is wrong.

##011 Acts 1/9: "- - - he (Jesus*) was taken up (to Heaven*) before their (the disciples'*) very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight". If this is true, there is no chance that Muhammad's never documented claim that Jesus just was an ordinary human, is true. (Islam lamely claims he was not killed, but taken up to Heaven instead of being crucified, killed, and resurrected, and afterwards went to Heaven. But also to be taken up to Heaven alive is a strong proof for that something supernatural - a god - was involved. For a comparison for Muhammad and Islam there exists no kind of valid proof at all - only claims. On the contrary: All the errors, etc. the the Quran - a book claimed being from a god - prove that no god was involved in the making and/or delivery of it. And what is Islam if the Quran is a made up book? - made up by one or more human(s) - mentally ill or not - or perhaps by dark forces, the two only alternatives as no book of a quality like the Quran is from a god.)

012 Acts 1/10: "- - - suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them (the disciples*) - - -". The under laying message is that the two were angels. If this is true, there is no chance that Jesus was just an ordinary person, in spite of Muhammad's never proved claims about this. (But such claims were necessary, because if not nobody would believe that Muhammad was greater than Jesus and had closer contact to a god than him, if Jesus was the son of the god.)

013 Acts 1/11: "- - - Jesus, who has been taken from you (the disciples*) into heaven (alive*) - - -". Also Muhammad said that Jesus was taken up to Heaven alive (but without dying first). If it is true he was taken up alive, also that is a good proof for that he was or had contact with someone or something supernatural. Muhammad on the other hand never was able to prove anything at all concerning Allah or his own contact with a god - there only were and are claims, use of invalid claimed "signs" and "proofs", and fast talk. (And who is it who has to rely on invalid "proofs", etc. and fast talk? - the cheat and deceiver.)

014 Acts 2/3-4: "They (the disciples*) saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit - - -". This was the coming of the Counselor (John 14/16-17) - the Holy Spirit 10 days after Jesus left them and ordered them to wait for the Counselor/Holy Spirit in Jerusalem. Muhammad was half a millennium later and centuries after the last disciple was dead - and never even met them. Islam's claim that the Counselor was Muhammad is an unintended joke.

If Islam had been right when they claim John spoke about Muhammad when he told about the councilor Jesus would send them (John 14/16-17), the last sentence had to be: "All of them (the disciples*) were filled with Muhammad - - -". Meaningless. On top of this: Muhammad as mentioned lived more than 500 year’s later.

Also see John 14/16a, John 15/26a, and John 16/7a, and John 16/13a+b+c above.

015 Acts 2/4: "- - - (the disciples*) began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them". If Islam is correct when it claims that Jesus spoke about Muhammad when he spoke about the councilor he would send his disciples (John 14/26), this sentence has to be corrected to: " - - - (the disciples*) began to speak in other tongues as Muhammad (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*) had enabled (not taught, but enabled*) them". No comment - and hardly any necessary.

Also the comments to Acts 1/4-5 are relevant here.

016 Acts 2/11: "- - - Arabs - - -". This is one of the times Arabs or Arabia is mentioned in the Bible. Arabs in the Bible always and without exception are mentioned in neutral forms like here, or as opposition or enemies, never as friends, not to mention as relatives, and definitely not as brothers. Also in the Quran it never is mentioned that Jews and Arabs were friends or relatives - with one exception the tone is negative about this connection (and the one exception is between Jews and no-good Arabs). Worth remembering when Islam and its Muslims claim that when Moses in 5. Mos. 18/15+18 spoke about Jews' brothers, he did not mean fellow Jews (which was what Moses was talking about - very easy to see from the context) but Arabs and thus Muhammad. (but anybody reading 5. Mos. 18/15 or 18/18, also should read 5. Mos. 17/15 and 5. Mos. 20/8 and have documented what Moses in his speech meant with "your (the Jews'*) own brothers")

But there is one more point here concerning Muhammad in the Bible: The word used in the Arab original, "maktub", is stronger than just "written". Verse 7/157 in reality states that Muhammad is clearly mentioned in the Torah (the 5 "Books of Moses") and in the Gospels. This is obviously wrong - not even the strongest believer in Islam can claim that Muhammad is clearly mentioned any of those two places (that is why they have to cherry-pick and claim wrong meanings of the texts to be able to find him). Thus no matter if Muhammad really was hidden in 5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18 or other places, the Quran all the same had been wrong, because Muhammad definitely is not clearly mentioned anywhere in the Bible.

017 Acts 2/17+18: "- - - my (Yahweh's*) Spirit - - -". One of the numerous names for the Holy Spirit. Like Allah and like Muhammad it had several names - a fact worth remembering when Islam claims Jesus cannot have meant the Holy Spirit when he promised his disciples another comforter (John 14/16-17), but Muhammad.

018 Acts 2/21a: "And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord (Yahweh*) will be saved". "Everyone", not only "every Jew". Jesus and his words were for all, not only for the Jews like Muslims like to claim - and only Muhammad for the world according to the same never proved claim.

019 Acts 2/21b: "And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord (Yahweh*) will be saved". But what about the ones calling on the name of Allah?

020 Acts 2/22a: "Jesus from Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you (the Jews*) by miracles, wonders and signs, which God (Yahweh*) did through him, as you yourself know". This is something Peter could not say unless his listeners really knew this. It seems to be sure that Jesus/Yahweh really made miracles (this also is confirmed by the Quran, though in far smaller scale than in the Bible.) Miracles prove supernatural power or connection to supernatural powers. Jesus/Yahweh seems to have proved plenty, whereas Muhammad and Allah proved exactly nothing, in spite of requests for proofs. The only thing Muhammad produced in this connection, was not logical excuses and "explanations". Also see Acts 9/34-35 below, Mark 1/25 above, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

Also note that this is one more place in NT where it - indirectly, but clearly - is said that only Yahweh is the god and the only one with power - but power he could give also to f.x. Jesus. Contradicting what Muhammad believed and to what many Muslims still believe, there only is one god in the Bible and in Christianity.

020a Acts 2/22b: "- - - miracles, wonders and signs, which God (Yahweh*) did among you (the Jews*) through him (Jesus*) - - -". It is Yahweh who has the power of makeing miracles (though he can delegate such power to others).

021 Acts 2/23: "- - - and you (the Jews*), with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to a cross." Peter said Jesus died on the cross. Muhammad says Jesus did not die. Peter was present when things happened. Muhammad lived many centuries later. It is by far more likely Peter knew what he was talking about, than Muhammad and his not documented lose claims.

022 Acts 2/24: "But God (Yahweh*) raised him from the dead". Muhammad said Jesus did not die, and thus was not resurrected, but see f.x. Acts 2/23 just above.

023 Acts 2/31+36+38b: "- - - Christ - - -". See John 1/17 and John 1/41 above.

024 Acts 2/32: "God (Yahweh*) has raised this Jesus to life, and we (the disciples*) are all witnesses of the fact". Muhammad claimed this did not happen. But see Acts 2/23 above.

025 Acts 2/33: "- - - he (Jesus*) has received from the Father (Yahweh*) the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you (people*) now see and hear (the Holy Spirit inserted into the disciples*)". If Islam had been right when they claim John spoke about Muhammad when he told about the councilor Jesus would send them (John 14/16-17), this sentence had to be: "- - - he (Jesus*) has received from the Father (Yahweh*) the promised Muhammad and has poured out what you (people*) now see and hear (Muhammad inserted into the disciples*)". Meaningless. On top of this: Muhammad lived more than 500 years later.

Also see John 14/16a, John 15/26a, and John 16/7a, and John 16/13a+b+c above.

025a Acts 2/36: "- - - God (Yahweh*) has made this Jesus - - -". It is Yahweh who is the power behind Jesus.

026 Acts 2/38a+41: "- - - be baptized - - -". See Acts 1/5 above.

027 Acts 2/38c: "- - - 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, wicked, justice, etc. Also see Acts 3/14 and 5/31 below.

#028 Acts 2/38d: "And you (people*) will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit". If Islam had been right when they claim John spoke about Muhammad when he told about the councilor Jesus would send them (John 14/16-17), this sentence had to be: "And you (Peter's listeners*) will receive the gift of Muhammad". Meaningless - and also remember that Muhammad lived more than 500 years later.

Also see John 14/16a, John 15/26a, and John 16/7a, and John 16/13a+b+c above.

029 Acts 2/41: "Those who accepted his (here Peter's*) message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day". Muhammad claimed that the reason why Allah made no miracles, was that it would make no-one believe anyhow. Here people experienced a miracle, and 3ooo became believers. A clear nullifying of Muhammad's never documented and very illogical claim. But then his claim here - that the reason why Allah did not perform any miracles, was that such proofs would make nobody believe anyhow - was and is nonsense both logically and psychologically.

030 Acts 2/43: "- - - many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles (= disciples*)". Even the disciples according to this had more power and contact with their god than Muhammad had - neither he nor Allah was ever able to perform any miracle as proof for anything Muhammad claimed. Also see Acts 9/34-35 below, Mark 1/25 above, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

031 Acts 3/6+18+20+38: "- - - Christ - - -". Acts 4/10 below.

032 Acts 3/7: "- - - and instantly the (crippled*) man's feet and ankles became strong". See Acts 2/43 above - here it was Peter who performed the miracle. Also see Acts 9/34-35 below, Mark 1/25 above, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

033 Acts 3/10: "- - - they (the ones who witnessed the miracle or saw the effect of it*) were filled with wonder and amazement - - -". Compare this with Muhammad's lame claim that the reason why Allah made no miracles, was that it would have no effect anyhow. Also see Acts 9/34-35 below, Mark 1/25 above, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

##034 Acts 3/14: "- - - Righteous - - -". There are some human faculties the Bible values high (or low), but which in the Quran may mean something different or is evaluated differently, 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 only 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 fact 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 (2/225a, 5/89a, 16/91b, 66/2a). It is very clear from the involved moral codes here that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god, not unless he is strongly schizophrenic.

Sin: What is sin and what is not may be totally different in the Bible, compared to in the Quran - especially clear if you compare the Quran with NT. A most strong proof for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god.

Good and bad: Also these two words may have very different meanings in the Bible - and especially clearly so in NT - compared with in the Quran, as the moral codes in many cases are from different to extremely different.

Godlessness: As the Quran with all its mistakes, contradictions, etc. is not from a god, belief in that book, naturally is godlessness - especially if Yahweh and Jesus represents the next life (the teachings are too different, so that Islam in case is solid godlessness, f.x. with all its inhuman and/or immoral moral rules).

Wicked - wickedness: Because of the often fundamental differences between the moral and ethical codes of the Bible and the Quran - often big differences - there in many cases are - often big - differences between what is wicked according to the Bible compared to according to the Quran.

Malice: A parallel to "wickedness" just above.

Transgression: What is transgression in the Bible, is not necessarily transgression in the Quran, and the other way around.

There also are words like "rightful", "unrightfully", "rightfulness", and a number more which falls into this category.

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 f.x. righteous, neither compared to the rules for ethics, moral, or righteousness in normal religions and 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 line of prophets where Jesus belongs according to this.

###Each and every of these often fundamental differences are at least 100% proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god - and Jesus and Muhammad not even distantly related as prophets (in addition to that Muhammad was no real prophet as he was unable to make prophesies - unable "to see the unseen").

035 Acts 3/15: "- - - God (Yahweh*) raised him (Jesus*) from the dead. We (the disciples*) are witnesses of this". Peter was present and a close witness to what happened to Jesus. He also knew Jesus so well that he impossibly could mistake another man for Jesus - like Islam claims without any kind of proof. It is extremely more likely he knew better what he was talking about, than Muhammad half a millennium later - a man who on top of all provably based many of his stories on folklore, legends, fairy tales, etc. from his own time and country (science knows the source of most of Muhammad's "Biblical" stories - and also for stories like the ones about Luqman, the wise man from Arab fairy tales).

##036 Acts 3/22: "For Moses said, 'The Lord your (the Jews'*) God (Yahweh*) will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people". This is what Moses really said according to 5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18, but with slightly different words, and Muslims quote one of his words - "brothers" - out of context + twist the context to make it look like Moses perhaps spoke about an Arab. Persons not knowing the cherry-picking and the real context, and the twisting, may even believe them - especially if wishful thinking makes them want to believe it. (but anybody reading 5. Mos. 18/15 or 18/18, also should read 5. Mos. 17/15 and 5. Mos. 20/8 and have documented what Moses in his speech meant with "your (the Jews'*) own brothers")

###But there is one more point here concerning the claim that Muhammad is written about in the Bible: The word used in the Arab original, "maktub", is stronger than just "written". Verse 7/157 in reality states that Muhammad is clearly mentioned in the Torah (the 5 "Books of Moses") and in the Gospels. This is obviously wrong - not even the strongest believer in Islam can claim that Muhammad is clearly mentioned any of those two places (that is why they have to cherry-pick and claim wrong meanings of the texts to be able to find him). Thus no matter if Muhammad really was hidden in 5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18 or other places, the Quran all the same had been wrong, because Muhammad definitely is not clearly mentioned anywhere in the Bible.

037 Acts 3/24: "- - - all prophets from Samuel on (+ at least Moses*) - - - have foretold these days". A number of points in OT really may be foretelling about Jesus - see Matt. 1/22 above (but you do not find Muhammad there, no matter what is claimed in the Quran - not unless you cherry-pick words, take them out of their contexts, and twist things according to wishful thinking).

038 Acts 3/25a: "Through your (Abraham's*) offspring all people on earth will be blessed". Jesus' god Yahweh was for all the world.

039 Acts 3/25b: "Through your (Abraham's*) offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed". Beware that you will meet Muslims who say the Muslims are the real offspring of Abraham, because they cherish him - but that was not what the Bible talked about - it said that the humanity was to be cherished through his offspring (and are the Muslims really his offspring? - according to the Bible (1. Mos. 25/18*) Ishmael's descendants settled "in the area from Havila to Shur, near the border of Egypt", and not in Arabia, not to mention in Mecca (which did not exist then) - and besides it is an open question how much of a blessing and how much of a terror this branch of Abraham's perhaps descendants have been through history and prehistory).

040 Acts 4/8: "Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said - - -". If Islam had been right when they claim John spoke about Muhammad when he told about the councilor Jesus would send them (John 14/16-17), this sentence had to be: "Then Peter, filled with Muhammad, said - - -". Meaningless - and also remember that Muhammad lived more than 500 years later.

Also see John 14/16a, John 15/26a, and John 16/7a, and John 16/13a+b+c above.

041 Acts 4/10a "- - - Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you (the Jews*) crucified but whom God (Yahweh*) raised from the dead - - -". Peter who said this, knew Jesus very well and had been a witness to all that happened. He knew what really took place and with whom, far better than Muhammad who lived several centuries later and wanted the story not to be true, so that he himself could claim to be the greatest of prophets (well, perhaps also partly because he taught strict monotheism, and was unable to see that Jesus was not necessarily a god even if he was close to one according to the Bible, and the resurrection made him look divine. This said it must be added that if you read the Bible with open eyes, you will see that it is an open question if the Christian dogma about the Trinity is correct. It is nowhere mentioned in the Bible, and also Jesus several places states that he himself has/had no power, but got it from Yahweh.)

But if anyone knew the facts about Jesus' death and possible resurrection, it was Peter.

We may add that in Nicaea they agreed on that Yahweh and Jesus were "of the same being" - the Holy Spirit later added into the expression "three 'persons', one being". The dogma got its present form late in the fourth century under "the Cappadocia Fathers" - Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory of Naziansus. This dogma may be based - at least partly - on Jesus' words that Yahweh and he was one + om f.x. Paul in 2. Cor. 17+18 saying "- - - the Lord is the Spirit - - -". On the other hand it is very clear that Jesus said that Yahweh and he were one - though perhaps figuratively meant.

We may add that the trinity formally is a central detail in Christian teaching, but only a detail, and only a formality. If it should turn out that the Trinity is wrong, it would reduce Jesus a little but not much, and it would have no effect on the basic points of the religion.

042 Acts 4/10b: "- - - 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, - a name which means "the anointed one" (which may be another word for king, as the old Jewish kings were installed by being anointed). As mentioned the New Testament originally was written in Greek, and instead of using the Hebrew word Messiah, the writers used the corresponding Greek word "Christos", which then became Christ. Worth to rember when Muhammad claims that Mary was told her firstborn (she at least got 4 more sons and 3 daughters according to the Bible) would get the name Christ Jesus - the name/title Christ was not coined for him until perhaps 50 or more years later.

043 Acts 4/11: "He (Jesus*) is 'the stone which the builders rejected, which have become the capstone'". This quote from Ps. 118/22 may have been a foretelling about Jesus. At least it fits well.

044 Acts 4/12: "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name (than Jesus*) under heaven given to men by which we must be saved". If this is true, what then with f.x. the followers of Muhammad?

045 Acts 4/16: "Everybody living in Jerusalem knows they (the disciples - after receiving the Holy Spirit*) have done an outstanding miracle, and we (the Jewish religious leaders*) cannot deny it". Also see Acts 9/34-35 below, Mark 1/25 above, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

##Another point: The fact that there were such a number of witnesses to what happened to and around Jesus, is the main reason why we - the writers of this page - are unable to classify the teaching of the Bible in the same category as the Quran - a made up book not backed by any god. It would be impossible for the writers of NT to twist too much or make up too much - they quickly had been found out by all the witnesses, and lost their credibility.

046 Acts 4/21-22: "- - - all the people were praising God (Yahweh*) for what had happened. For the (born crippled*) man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old". Compare this to Muhammad's lame "explanation" that the reason why Allah and he made no miracles, was that miracles would have no effect anyhow. Also see Acts 9/34-35 below, Mark 1/25 above, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

047 Acts 5/9: "- - - The Spirit of the Lord - - -". One of the names of the Holy Spirit. Like Allah and like Muhammad it had several names. Worth remembering f.x. when Muslims claim that Jesus could not mean that the Councilor he promised his disciples (John 14/16-17) could not be the Holy Spirit, because he used another name, the Spirit of Truth - he had to mean Muhammad. (In addition to all the other wrongs in that claim, it is quite some black joke to call Muhammad a spirit of truth, with his acceptance of the use of dishonesty as a work tool f.x. when it gave a better result.)

048 Acts 5/12: "The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders - - -". See Acts 2/43 above.

Also this point was very different between Jesus and his disciples and Muhammad and his nearest followers - Muhammad's group definitely just did not heal anyone!

049 Acts 5/19: "But during the night an angel of the Lord (Yahweh*) opened the doors of the jail and brought them (the apostles - which is another name for the disciples, used after they were filled with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost*) out". If this is true it proves that the followers of Jesus had contact with the god or who-/whatever directed angels.

050 Acts 5/30: "(Peter said:*) The God of our (the Jews'*) fathers (Yahweh*) raised Jesus from the dead - whom you (the Jewish religious leaders*) had killed by hanging him on a tree (a cross made from wood*)". See Acts 4/10a above.

051 Acts 5/31: "- - - 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.

052 Acts 6/32: "- - - the Holy Spirit, whom God (Yahweh*) has given to those who obey him". Here Peter is indicating the counselor (see John 14/16a, etc.), and if Islam had been right that the counselor is Muhammad, the correct sentence had been: "- - - Muhammad (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*), whom God has given (around 33 AD in Jerusalem*) to those who obey him (the god*)". But how could the god - be it Yahweh or Allah - give them a man who was not born until some 537 years later, and on top of all had a very different teaching, religion and god?

053 Acts 5/42: "- - - Christ". See Acts 4/10b above.

054 Acts 6/3a: "Brothers (fellow Christians*) choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit (referring to the counselor Yahweh/Jesus had sent them*) and wisdom". If Islam had been right when it claims Jesus meant Muhammad when he spoke about the counselor (John 14/16a), the Bible should be corrected to: "Brothers, chose seven men among you who are known to be full of Muhammad (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*) and wisdom". The sentence sounds very convincing 500+ years before Muhammad was even born.

To be flippant: The only ones known to be full of Muhammad, were quite a number of women.

Also the comments to Acts 1/4-5 are relevant here.

055 Acts 6/3b+5+10a: "- - - the Spirit - - -". See Acts 5/9 above.

056 Acts 6/5: "- - - the Holy Spirit - - -". A parallel to Acts 6/3 above.

057 Acts 6/8: "- - - Stephan, a man full of God's (Yahweh's*) grace and power, did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people". If this is true, then compare this to Muhammad's and Allah's total inability to perform even one single miracle. And Stephan was not even one of the 12 original disciples. Also see Acts 9/34-35 below, Mark 1/25 above, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

058 Acts 6/10: "- - - he Spirit - - -". A parallel to Acts 6/3 above.

059 Acts 7/21: "- - - Pharaoh's daughter took him (Moses*) and brought him up as her own son". The Quran says it was the Pharaoh's wife - a small, but clear difference.

###060 Acts 7/37: "This is what Moses told the Israelites, 'God (Yahweh*) will send you a prophet like me from your own people ('from among your (the Israelites'/Jews'*) own brothers'*)". This is what Moses really said in 5. Mos. 18/15+18, but in slightly different words. Islam twists those words much, plus quotes far out of context, and claims without further proofs that he really was speaking about Muhammad. BUT THIS IS THE MEANING OF WHAT HE REALLY SAID. (Anybody reading 5. Mos. 18/15 or 18/18, also should read 5. Mos. 17/15 and 5. Mos. 20/8 and have documented what Moses in his speech meant with "your (the Jews'*) own brothers")

But there is one more point here concerning Muhammad in the Bible: The word used in the Arab original, "maktub", is stronger than just "written". Verse 7/157 in reality states that Muhammad is clearly mentioned in the Torah (the 5 "Books of Moses") and in the Gospels. This is obviously wrong - not even the strongest believer in Islam can claim that Muhammad is clearly mentioned any of those two places (that is why they have to cherry-pick and claim wrong meanings of the texts to be able to find him). Thus no matter if Muhammad really was hidden in 5. Mos. 18/15 and 18/18 or other places, the Quran all the same had been wrong, because Muhammad definitely is not clearly mentioned anywhere in the Bible.

061 Acts 7/56: "- - - Son of Man - - -". A name for Jesus used sometimes in the NT - mostly it is Jesus who uses the name about himself, though here used by Stephen.

062 Acts 7/60: "- - - sin - - -". See Acts 5/31 above.

063 Acts 8/5a: "Phillip - - -". This was the name of one of the disciples/apostles. As only the first name is used, it is likely it is him, in spite of that is said in Acts 8/1 that the apostles were scattered.

064 Acts 8/5b+12a: "- - - Christ - - -". See Acts 4/10b above.

065 Acts 8/6: "When the crowds heard Philip and saw the miraculous signs he did, they all paid attention to what he said". Making miracles has effect. Also see Acts 9/34-35 below, Mark 1/25 above, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above. Worth remembering when Muslims claim that the reason for why Allah made no miracles, was that it would make no-one believe anyhow (this claim also is a most illogical one).

066 Acts 8/12b+17+37+38: "- - - baptized - - -". See Acts 1/5 above.

067 Acts 8/13: "- - - the great signs and miracles (performed by Philip*) - - -". See Acts 8/6 above. Also see Acts 9/34-35 below.

068 Acts 8/15a: "When they (Peter and John*) arrived (in Samaria*), they prayed for them (the new believers*) that they might receive the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them - - -". Again John is talking about the counselor Jesus/Yahweh had sent. If Islam had been right when claiming Jesus in John 14/16a meant Muhammad when he promised to send a helper - a counselor - this sentence should be corrected to: "When they arrived, they prayed for them that they might receive Muhammad (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*), because Muhammad had not yet come upon any of them - - -". A bit optimistic 500+ years before Muhammad was born, to mention one of the nonsense points in that claim.

Also the comments to Acts 1/4-5 are relevant here.

069 Acts 8/15b+17+18+29: "- - - the Spirit - - -". See Acts 5/9 above.

070 Acts 8/17: "Then Peter and John placed their hands on them (the new Christians*), and they received the Holy Spirit". Once more the counselor Jesus/Yahweh sent according to the Bible - and to the Quran. If Muslims had been right when they claim Jesus meant Muhammad when he promised the counselor (John 14/16a), this sentence should have been corrected to: "Then Peter and John placed their hands on them (the new Christians*), and they received Muhammad (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*)". Not even nonsense when you remember that this was more than half a millennium before Muhammad was even born, and not least remember the fundamental and many differences between the teachings and religions of Jesus and of Muhammad.

Also the comments to Acts 1/4-5 are relevant here.

071 Acts 8/18+19: "- - - the (Holy) Spirit - - -". Parallels to Acts 8/15a+17 above.

072 Acts 8/17: "The Spirit told Philip - - -"". Once more the counselor Jesus/Yahweh sent according to the Bible - and to the Quran. If Muslims had been right when they claim Jesus meant Muhammad when he promised the counselor (John 14/16a), this sentence should have been corrected to: "Muhammad (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*) told Philip - - -". Also this not even nonsense when you remember that this was more than half a millennium before Muhammad was even born, and not least remember the fundamental and many differences between the teachings and religions of Jesus and of Muhammad.

Also the comments to Acts 1/4-5 are relevant here.

073 Acts 9/3-6a: "As he (Saul - later named Paul*) neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, 'Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?' 'Who are you, Lord?' Saul asked. 'I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting', he replied. 'Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do". Muslims often dislike Paul - and see little reason to respect him. But if this scene really happened, it is clear that Heaven picked - cherry-picked - Saul/Paul for something. And Heaven does not cherry-pick bad quality. See Acts 9/15 below.

##074 Acts 9/3-6b: "As he (Saul - later named Paul*) neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, 'Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?' 'Who are you, Lord?' Saul asked. 'I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting', he replied. 'Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do". A minor miracle, and as the rest of chapter 9 shows this minor miracle changed a strong hater and persecutor of Jesus' followers (the word Christians did not exist yet) to a strong believer. Compare this to Muhammad's helpless claim that the reason why Allah did not make any miracles - f.x. to prove his existence or Muhammad's connection to a god, any god - was that miracles would make no-one believe anyhow. (This seems to be the best excuse Muhammad was able to find, but really it is a so helpless one, that it is unbelievable that even uneducated people believed it - the reason must have been that they strongly wanted to believe.) Also see Acts 9/34-35 below, Mark 1/25 above, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

075 Acts 9/15: "- - - the Lord (here Jesus*) said to Ananias, 'Go! This man (Saul/Paul*) is my chosen instrument to carry my name before the Gentiles (non-Jews*) and their kings and before the people of Israel". No matter what many Muslims mean about Paul: If this verse is true, it is clear Jesus picked him to be a leader among his followers and a man spreading Jesus' teaching to the world (as pointed to many times - all through the Bible there are points making it clear that Yahweh and Jesus are for all humanity).

076 Acts 9/17: "- - - be filled with the Holy Spirit". A parallel to Acts 6/3a above.

077 Acts 9/22+34a: "- - - Christ - - -". See Acts 4/10b above.

078 Acts 9/27: "- - - Saul (Paul*) on his journey had seen the Lord (Jesus*) - - -". See Acts 9/3-6a+b and Acts 9/15 above.

079 Acts 9/32: "- - - the saints - - -". This word is used some places in NT as a name for the believers, ordinary believers, in Jesus. It in such cases does not mean "saints" in our meaning of the word.

080 Acts 9/34b: "(Peter said:*) 'Get up and take care of your mat'. Immediately (the paralytic*) Aeneas got up". See Acts 6/8 above - though Peter was an apostle.

081 Acts 9/34-35: "(Peter said:*) 'Get up and take care of your mat'. Immediately (the paralytic*) Aeneas got up". All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord (Jesus*)". This is the normal human reaction to proved, real miracles, at least for many persons. Compare this to Muhammad's claim that the explanation for that Allah made no miracles to prove himself or Muhammad, was that miracles would have no effect anyhow - it would make no-one believe all the same. It is tempting to use the word pathetic - but it is obvious Muhammad was unable to find a better excuse. The extra thing here is that his claim so obviously was wrong, that it is clear he was lying each time he told this. And worse: There is no chance a man as intelligent and a man knowing as much about people as Muhammad, did not know he was lying.

And when he lied these places in the Quran, how many other places in that book did he lie? This question is even more relevant as it is clear Muhammad accepted and used dishonesty as a working tool when necessary - cfr. al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie), Kitman (the lawful half-truth), which both built on his words and deeds, "war is deceit/betrayal", and not least his command that you should break even your oath (2/225a, 5/89a, 16/91b, 66/2a) if that gave a better result - pay expiation afterwards if necessary.

How many places in and outside the Quran did he use that kind of working tools?

One small, extra point: The good and benevolent god Allah also did not make any miracles to help at least a few people who needed help. Also see Mark 1/25 above and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

082 Acts 9/38: "- - - disciples - - -". In NT this word also is used for other followers of Jesus than "the 12".

083 Acts 9/40: "Turning toward the dead woman, he (Peter*) said, 'Tabitha, get up'. She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up". Not only Jesus, but also a number of his followers had more power - and more compassion with the unlucky ones - than Muhammad and also than Muhammad's claimed good and benevolent god Allah. None of those two were able to make miracles, even on frequent requests from both friends and foes. Also see Acts 9/34-35, Mark 1/25, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

084 Acts 9/42: "This (the miracle*) became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord (Jesus*)." This is the natural reaction to a proved miracle, at least for many persons. Compare this to Muhammad's lame - or even pathetic - explanation for why Allah made no miracles: It would all the same have no effect - would make no-one believe anyhow. Obviously and wrong and screamingly illogical. Also see Acts 9/34-35, Mark 1/25, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above. (And even worse: As this claim was and is so obviously wrong, there is no chance an intelligent man knowing as much about humans as Muhammad did, did not know he was lying each time he said things like this. And if he lied about this, how much more did he lie about? "A man who is dishonest with small things, also is dishonest with big things".)

####085 Acts 10/11-16a: "He (Peter<*) saw (in a trance*) heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air. Then a voice told him, 'Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.' 'Surely not, Lord!' Peter replied. 'I have never eaten anything impure or unclean". The voice (indicated to be Yahweh or Jesus*) spoke to him a second time, 'Do not call anything impure that God (Yahweh*) has made clean'. This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven", When you add the circumstances under which Pete had this vision and the context, it is very clear according to the Bible what the message is: Do not treat the Gentiles - the non-Jews - like unclean, when they are not unclean for Yahweh. A strong confirmation of what is indicated and said many other places in the Bible: Jesus and his teaching - and Yahweh - are for all the world and all humanity, not only for the Jews. (A strong contradiction of Muhammad's and Islam's claim that Jesus just was for the Jews, and only Muhammad for the world. Jesus may have been "first for the Jew and then for the non-Jew", but definitely also for the non-Jews according to the Bible.) For the other aspect of this vision see just below.

As many of the Islamic laws are closer to the old Mosaic laws than to the milder ones introduced by Jesus, it was essential for Muhammad to stress that Jesus just was confirming the old Mosaic laws, f.x. concerning food. That the claim was not true, did not matter much to him, and does not matter much to Islam of today. But already the Quran in 5/15c above confirms that the claimed god changed old laws. And both Matt. 15/11-20 and Peter's sights in Acts 10/10-16 made it clear that Jesus and/or Yahweh changed laws - and Mark 7/14-19 and not least the Quran in 3/50a directly confirm that Jesus did change some of the old laws - even though that clearly was not (the main reason) why he came to Earth.

#086 Acts 10/11-16b: "He (Peter<*) saw (in a trance*) heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air. Then a voice told him, 'Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.' 'Surely not, Lord!' Peter replied. 'I have never eaten anything impure or unclean". The voice (indicated to be Yahweh or Jesus*) spoke to him a second time, 'Do not call anything impure that God (Yahweh*) has made clean'. This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven". This vision also has another aspect (for the main aspect see just above): The food. There were all kinds of four-footed animals and birds on the sheet, and Peter was told he could or should eat it. Especially when you add Jesus words from another place in the Bible, telling that it is not what goes into a man - what food he eats - who makes him unclean (but that it is his heart which may do that), it is clear that what Yahweh here tells about food, is that no food is impure. The old rules either were superstition or had been lifted. One more indication for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god (as Allah has some "unclean" foods.

087 Acts 10/19a: "While Peter was thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him - - -". The Spirit in Peter naturally was the counselor - the Holy Spirit - Jesus/Yahweh according to the Bible had sent. If Islam had been right when they claim that in John 18/15+18 when Jesus spoke about the Spirit of Truth (one of several names for the Holy Spirit) he meant Muhammad, This sentence should have been corrected to: "While Peter was thinking about the vision, Muhammad (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*) said to him - - -". Nonsense 500+ years before Muhammad was even born - and for other reasons.

Also the comments to Acts 1/4-5 are relevant here.

088 Acts 10/19b: "- - - the Spirit - - -". See Acts 5/9 above.

####089 Acts 10/28: "(Peter said:) You (a gathering of Gentiles = non-Jews*) are well aware that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with a Gentile or visit him". This may be one of the reasons - may be a main reason - why Jesus went mainly to the Jews, and why he mainly addressed and favored the Jews: Jesus had more than enough trouble with the Jewish leaders as it was. To go openly and repeatedly against also laws like this, would make things even worse, and at points where it would be easy for his opponents both to attack him and to prove "misdeeds".

###090 Acts 10/34a: "Then Peter began to speak: 'I now realize how true it is that God (Yahweh*) does not show favors but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right". No comments necessary.

091 Acts 10/34b: "- - - right". See Acts 3/14 above.

092 Acts 10/36+48b: "- - - Christ - - -". See Acts 4/10b above.

093 Acts 10/37+48a: "- - - baptism - - -". See Acts 1/5 above.

#094 Acts 10/39a: "They (the Jews*) killed him (Jesus*) - - -". Peter was a witness to what happened. He also knew Jesus far too well to be cheated by an exchange where another man was executed instead of Jesus - the rather lame explanation Islam has to offer for their never documented claim that Jesus was not executed, as it is difficult to deny that an execution took place as there were thousands of witnesses and all Israel and more came to know about it after some time. It is by far more likely he knew what he was talking about, than Muhammad with his very limited real knowledge some 500 years later.

As for the claim that Jesus meant Muhammad and not the Holy spirit we also may point to Jesus' order to his disciples in Luke 24/49: "I (Jesus*) am going to send you what my Father (Yahweh*) has promised (the Holy Spirit - the counselor*) stay in the city (Jerusalem*) until you have been clothed with the power (the Holy Spirit*) from the high". To wait for 500 years for Muhammad, had been a long wait in Jerusalem for them - and Muhammad also could not "clothe" them in divine power.

095 Acts 10/39b: "They (the Jews*) killed him (Jesus*) by hanging him on a tree". You meet this expression some places in the Bible. It means hanging someone on a cross, as a cross was made from wood.

#096 Acts 10/40: "- - - but God (Yahweh*) raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen". Comments like under Acts 10/39a above.

#097 Acts 10/41: "- - - (seen) - by us (included Peter who tells this*) who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead". See Acts 10/39a above.

098 Acts 10/43a: "- - - everyone who believes in him (Jesus*) receives forgiveness of sins through his name". "Everyone" was Jesus real domain, not only the Jews like Muslims like to claim.

099 Acts 10/43b: "- - - sins - - -". See Acts 5/31 above.

100 Acts 10/44: "While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit (the counselor sent by Jesus/Yahweh according to the Bible*) came on all who heard this message". If Islam had been right when they claims Jesus meant Muhammad when he promised his disciples a helper - a counselor - this sentence should have been corrected to: "While Peter was still speaking these words, Muhammad (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*) came on all who heard this message". No comment - and none necessary.

Also the comments to Acts 1/4-5 are relevant here.

##101 Acts 10/47: "They (new non-Jewish Christians*) have received the Holy Spirit just as we (Peter and the Christian Jews*) have". Again: If Islam had been right when they claim Jesus meant Muhammad when he promised his disciples a helper - a counselor - this sentence should have been corrected to: "They (new non-Jewish Christians*) have received Muhammad (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*) just as we (Peter and the Christian Jews*) have". One short comment: Logical nonsense, if for no other reason, then because Muhammad would not be born for more than half a millennium. But Muslims HAVE to find Muhammad in the Bible - OT and NT - come Hell or high water or al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie), because if not things are wrong in the Quran, and the book not from any god - better to use wishful thinking and dishonesty (cherry-picking and twisting of information), than to have to face the possibility that the Quran is a made up book and Islam thus a made up religion. This in spite of the consequences they may face if there is a second life - and a real god somewhere there.

Also the comments to Acts 1/4-5 are relevant here.

102 Acts 11/3: "You (Peter*) went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with then". See Acts 10/27 above.

103 Acts 11/5-10: Identical to Acts 10/11-16a + Acts 10/11-16b above.

104 Acts 11/12: "The Spirit (the counselor sent by Jesus/Yahweh*) told me (Peter*) - - -". If Islam had been right when they claims Jesus meant Muhammad when he promised his disciples a helper - a counselor - in John 18/15+18, this sentence should have been corrected to: "Muhammad (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*) told me (Peter*) - - -". One short comment also here: Logical nonsense, if for no other reason, then because Muhammad would not be born for more than half a millennium".

Also the comments to Acts 1/4-5 are relevant here.

105 Acts 11/15: "As I (Peter*) began to speak, the Holy Spirit (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*) came upon them (non-Jewish Christians*) as he had come on us (the disciple/Jewish Christians*) in the beginning". If Islam had been right when they claims Jesus meant Muhammad when he promised his disciples a helper - a counselor - in John 18/15+18, this sentence should have been corrected to: "As I (Peter*) began to speak, Muhammad (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*) came upon them (non-Jewish Christians*) as he had come on us (the disciple/Jewish Christians*) in the beginning". Any comment necessary?

Also the comments to Acts 1/4-5 are relevant here.

106 Acts 11/17: "So if God (Yahweh*) gave them (the non-Jews*) the same gift (baptized with the Holy Spirit) as he gave us (the Jewish followers of Jesus*), who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I (Peter*) to think that I could oppose God (Yahweh*)?" A clear message from the Bible: Yahweh is the god for everybody. (But who then is Allah? - if he exists? We do not even bother here to discuss the never documented Islamic claim that Yahweh and Allah are the same god - that claim too obviously is wrong (which may be why Muhammad never was able to prove any central claim in his religion.))

107 Acts 11/18: "So then, God (Yahweh*) has granted even the Gentiles (non-Jews*) repentance unto life". Jews generally believed Yahweh only was their god. Newcomers were accepted if they took the Mosaic religion and accepted to be circumcised, but generally speaking he only was for the believers in the Mosaic (Jewish*) religion. Here Jews accepted that Yahweh also was the god for the non-Jews.

108 Acts 11/24: "He (Barnabas*) was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible) and faith - - -". Translated to what Islam's claims about that Jesus meant Muhammad when he spoke about the "counselor" in John 14/16a, means: "He was a good man, full of Muhammad and faith - - -". Logical nonsense - and even more so as Barnabas' faith according to the Bible was far from what Muhammad preached - - - nearly 600 years later.

109 Acts 11/26: "The disciples (here = the believers in Jesus' teaching*) were called Christians first at Antioch (in what now is Turkey - then part of the Greek sphere in the Roman Empire)". This was where and when one started to use the words "Christ" and "Christians" - from Greek Christos = the anointed one = Messiah in Hebrew. Worth remembering when Muhammad claimed Mary got the message that her firstborn should be named Christ Jesus 35 - 40 years earlier.

110 Acts 11/28a: "One of them (the prophet Agabus*) - - - stood up and through the Spirit (the counsellor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*) predicted - - -". Translated to what Islam's claims about that Jesus meant Muhammad when he spoke about the "counsellor" in John 14/16a: "One of them (the prophet Agabus*) - - - stood up and through Muhammad predicted - - -". Logical nonsense - if for no other reason then because Muhammad was not even born until more than 500 years later.

111 Acts 11/28b: "One of them (the prophet Agabus*) - - - stood up and through the Spirit predicted that a severe famine would spread over the entire Roman world. (This (famine*) happened during the reign of Claudius, who reigned in Rome from 24. Jan. 41 AD to 13. Oct. 54 AD.)" For comparison: Muhammad never was able to make prophesies about anything. (Oh, you will meet claims about miracles he made, but these stories all are from the Hadiths, and the Quran proves indirectly, but very clearly that they all are made up ones. Islam/its scholars then also admit that there are no miracles connected to Muhammad "except the delivery of the Quran". We must admit that we find it strange - and dishonest - that they after admitting this, go on teaching their congregations that Muhammad made these and these miracles which are reported in the Hadiths. But Al-Taqiyya (the lawful lie) is a nice working tool - as long as you are able to make people believe in it.

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.

Another question is how much of a miracle a book that full of errors, contradictions, etc. really is? And especially so if there really is a next life and some place a real god not believing in made up - by humans or dark forces - "holy" books.

112 Acts 12/1: "King Herod - - -". Not the same King Herod (the Great) who ruled at the time of the birth of Jesus. He died in 4 BC (this sounds strange, but the reason is that the international years are ca. 5 years wrong compared to the birth of Jesus, which means that Jesus likely was born in 5 BC, and this Herod died the year after Jesus' birth). There were several Herodeses in the area around and after the birth of Jesus. This Herod was Herod Agrippa I (died 44 AD).

113 Acts 12/7-10: "He (an angel*) struck Peter on the side and woke him up. 'Quick, get up!' he said, and the chains fell off Peter's wrists. - - - Peter followed him out of the prison - - -. They passes the first and the second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city (Jerusalem*). It opened by itself, and they went through it". If this story is true, there is no doubt that the followers of Jesus were connected to and guarded by supernatural forces - in the Bible indicated to be Yahweh.

114 Acts 12/11: A parallel to Acts 12/7-10 just above.

115 Acts 13/9: "Then Saul, who also was called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit (the councilor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*) - - -". If the Muslims had been right in that Jesus meant Muhammad when he spoke about the counselor (John 14/16a), this had better be corrected to: "Then Saul, who also was called Paul, filled with Muhammad (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*) - - -". But as this took place around 44 AD, and Muhammad was born around 570 AD, it is an impossibility. (In addition to the other points making the claim wrong - f.x. the often extreme differences between Jesus'/Paul's and Muhammad's religions.)

Also the comments to Acts 1/4-5 are relevant here.

116 Acts 13/11: "You (the false prophet Elymas*) are going to be blind, and for a time you will be unable to see the light of the sun. Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he grouped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand". As mentioned other placed even the apostles of Jesus - here Peter - yes, even some other followers of Jesus, got the power of making miracles, according to the Bible. For comparison: Neither Allah, nor Muhammad was ever able to produce one single miracle (also see Acts 11/28 above).

#117 Acts 13/11-12: "You (the false prophet Elymas*) are going to be blind, and for a time you will be unable to see the light of the sun. Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he grouped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand. When the proconsul (Sergius Paulus*) saw what had happened, he believed - - -". Miracles have effect - also see Acts 9/34-35, Mark 1/25, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above. Worth remembering when Muslims "explain" that the reason why Allah made no miracles to prove himself or Muhammad - or to help some unlucky ones - was that it all the same would make nobody believe anyhow. ##(Another point is that this claim from Muhammad is so very illogical, that it is nearly unbelievable that people beloved in it - not to mention that modern Muslims do. The only possible explanation is wishful thinking combined with lack of training in critical thinking, lack of knowledge about logic, lack of knowledge about psychology, plus lack of ability to think.)

118 Acts 13/14: "- - - Sabbath - - -". One of the proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god. See Eze. 20/12, Eze. 20/20a, 22/26, and Eze. 23/38 above.

119 Acts 13/25: "I (John the Baptist*) am not that one (the awaited Messiah - in Greek Christ (or really Christos)*). No, but he is coming after me - - -". From other places in the Bible it is clear he was speaking about Jesus.

120 Acts 13/28: "- - - they (the Jewish leaders*) asked Pilate to have him executed". See Acts 10/39a above.

121 Acts 13/29a: "When they (Jesus' enemies*) had carried out all that was written about him (Jesus*) - - -". = Had killed him. Also here see the comments under Acts 9/34-35, Mark 1/25, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

122 Acts 13/29b: "When they (Jesus' enemies*) had carried out all that was written about him (Jesus*), they took him down from the tree (the cross made from wood - you will find this expression some places in NT*) and laid him in a tomb". See the comments under Acts 9/34-35, Mark 1/25, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

We may add that one or two sects' claim Jesus was nailed to a pole, not to a cross. But even if this should happen to be correct, it is a detail totally non-interesting for the main story.

123 Acts 13/30a: "- - - but God (Yahweh*) raised him (Jesus*) from the dead - - -". See the comments under Acts 9/34-35, Mark 1/25, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

124 Acts 13/30b: "- - - but God (Yahweh*) raised him (Jesus*) from the dead, and for many days he was seen by those who had travelled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. They (include the apostles, which includes Peter*) are now his witnesses to our people". See the comments under Acts 9/34-35, Mark 1/25, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

125 Acts 13/34: The fact that God (Yahweh*) raised him (Jesus*) from the dead - - -". See the comments under Acts 9/34-35, Mark 1/25, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

126 Acts 13/35: "You (Yahweh*) will not let your Holy One see decay". This sentence from the Psalms (Ps. 16/10) may be a foretelling about the fate - resurrection - of Jesus.

127 Acts 13/38: "- - - sins - - -". See Acts 3/14 and 5/31 above.

128 Acts 13/39: "- - - through him (Jesus*) everyone who believes is justified - - -". "Everyone who believes", not only "every believing Israelite". Jesus was for everyone, not only for the Israelites, like Muslims like to claim.

129 Acts 13/39: "- - - through him (Jesus*) everyone who believes is justified from everything you (people*) could not be justified from by the law of Moses". This is one of the places in NT telling for one thing that Jesus modified at least some of the laws of Moses - even though to change those laws was not his main mission, as that was not why he came to Earth according to the Bible - and for another that Jesus' laws were more forgiving than Moses' ones.

130 Acts 13/47: "I (Yahweh*) have made you a light for the Gentiles (non-Jews*), that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth". Note: The word "you" here in the Greek original text is written in singular - meaning Jesus according to NT. This quote from Isaiah 49/6 quite likely is a foretelling about Jesus.

131 Acts 13/47: "I (Yahweh*) have made you a light for the Gentiles (non-Israelites*), that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth". "To the end of the earth", not only "to the Jews". Jesus was for all humanity, not only for the Jews, in spite of Muhammad's never documented claim.

132 Acts 14/10: "- - - (Paul*) called out, 'Stand up on your feet!' At that the (born crippled and lame*) man jumped to his feet and began to walk". See Acts 9/34-35, Mark 1/25, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above. We here add that Acts are written by the doctor named Luke (the same man who wrote the Gospel after Luke), who for years was a close co-worker of Paul. It is highly likely he knew well what Paul did and did not say and do.

133 Acts 15/8: "God (Yahweh*), who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them (non-Jewish Christians around 49/50 AD*) by giving the Holy Spirit (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*) to them - - -". If the Muslims had been right when they claim Jesus meant Muhammad when he told about the counselor he was to send, this should have been corrected to "God (Yahweh*), who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them (non-Jewish Christians around 49/50 AD*) by giving Muhammad (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*) to them - - -". The easiest proof for that this claim is wrong, is the fact that Muhammad was born around 570 AD. (Then there f.x. are the enormous and fundamental differences in the teaching of the disciples and the one of Muhammad.)

Also the comments to Acts 1/4-5 are relevant here.

134 Acts 15/12: "- - - the miraculous signs and wonders God (Yahweh*) had done among the Gentiles (non-Jews*) through them (Barnabas and Paul*)." If true it is clear that supernatural powers were involved - the Bible indicates Yahweh. For a comparison: Allah and Muhammad were never able to do anything similar.

135 Acts 15/17: "- - - all the Gentiles (non-Jews*) who bear my (Yahweh's or Jesus'*) name - - -". Jesus'/Yahweh's religion also was for non-Jews.

136 Acts 15/21: "- - - Sabbath - - -". One of the proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god. See Eze. 20/12, Eze. 20/20a, 22/26, and Eze. 23/38 above.

137 Acts 15/26+18a: "- - - Christ - - -". See Acts 4/10b above.

138 Acts 16/7: "- - - the Spirit of Jesus - - -". One of several names for the Holy Spirit. See f.x. Ez. 36/27 above.

139 Acts 16/13: "- - - Sabbath - - -". See Acts 15/21 above.

140 Acts 16/15: "- - - baptized - - -". See Acts 1/5 above.

141 Acts 16/18b: "At that moment (at Paul's order*) the spirit left her (a slave girl*)". See Luke 4/35 above.

142 Acts 16/31: "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved - - -". Islam believes in Jesus, but not in the way the Bible teaches - what Muhammad/the Quran claimed Jesus said and did, and what Jesus really said and did according to the Bible, are very different things.

143 Acts 17/2: "- - - Sabbath - - -". See Acts 15/21 above.

144 Acts 17/3a: "- - - (Paul was*) explaining and proving that the Christ had to suffer (die*) and raise form the dead." It is highly likely Paul knew a lot more about this than Muhammad in a distant country and without real sources 500 years later. And Paul - and a lot others - strongly declared that Jesus died, and then was resurrected 3 days later.

145 Acts 17/3b: "- - - Christ - - -". See Acts 4/10b above.

146 Acts 17/30: "- - - now he (Yahweh*) commands all people everywhere to repent". "All people everywhere", not only "all Jews". Yahweh according to the Bible is the god for all the world and all humans. What space is then in case left for Allah - if he exists?

147 Acts 17/31a: "For he (Yahweh*) has set a day (the Day of Doom*) when he will judge the world with justice - - -". According to the Bible Yahweh is the C-in-C for the day of doom, not Allah, like the Quran claims. If the old books tell the truth, Yahweh has proved himself, Allah not and may not even exist - at least he is not like described in the Quran, as that book with all its mistakes, contradictions, etc. has not any connection to a god - no omniscient god makes mistakes, etc.

148 Acts 17/31b: "For he (Yahweh*) has set a day (the Day of Doom*) when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed (Jesus*)". According to this it is Jesus who will run the Day of Doom. Also according to the Quran it is Jesus and not f.x. Muhammad who will return that day.

149 Acts 17/3c: "For he (Yahweh*) has set a day (the Day of Doom*) when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed (Jesus*). He (Yahweh*) has given proof of this to all men by raising him (Jesus') from the death". Similar to Acts 17/3a above.

150 Acts 18/4: "- - - Sabbath - - -". One of the proofs for that Yahweh and Allah are not the same god. See Eze. 20/12, Eze. 20/20a, 22/26, and Eze. 23/38 above.

151 Acts 18/5+28: "- - - Christ - - -". See Acts 4/10b above.

152 Acts 18/25: "- - - baptism - - -". See Acts 1/5 above.

153 Acts 19/2: "Did you (some Christians*) receive the Holy Spirit (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*) when you believed?" If the Muslims had been right when they claim Jesus meant Muhammad when he told about the counselor he was to send, this should have been corrected to "Did you (some Christians*) receive Muhammad (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*) when you believed?". The easiest proof for that this claim is wrong, is the fact that Muhammad was born around 570 AD - 500+ years later. (Then there f.x. are the enormous and fundamental differences in the teaching of the disciples and the one of Muhammad.)

Also the comments to Acts 1/4-5 are relevant here.

154 Acts 19/3+4+5: "- - - baptism - - -". See Acts 1/5 above.

155 Acts 19/6: "When Paul placed his hands on them (some Christians*), the Holy Spirit (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*) came to them". But if Muslims had been right when they claim that Jesus meant Muhammad when he promised a counselor (John 14/16a), the correct here would be: "When Paul placed his hands on them (some Christians*), Muhammad (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*) came to them came to them". No comments.

156 Acts 19/11: "God (Yahweh*) did extraordinary miracles through Paul - - -". See Acts 9/34-35, Mark 1/25, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

157 Acts 20/10-12: "Paul went down, threw himself on the (dead*) young man and put his arms around him. 'Don't be alarmed', he said. 'He's alive!' - - - The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted". See Acts 9/34-35, Mark 1/25, and the rather similar Matt. 8/2-3 above.

158 Acts 20/21: "I (Paul*) have declared to both Jews and Greeks (and others*) that they must turn to God (Yahweh*) - - -". Jesus and his teaching were not only for the Jews.

159 Acts 20/22a: "And now, compelled by the Spirit (the counselor sent by Yahweh/Jesus according to the Bible*), I (Paul*) am going to Jerusalem - - -". If Islam had been right when it claims - as normal without proofs and like so often contradicting facts and logic - that Jesus meant Muhammad when he told about the counselor (John 14/16), this should have been: "And now (ca. 58 AD*), compelled by Muhammad (born ca. 570 AD*), I am going to Jerusalem - - -". Even if one omits f.x. the extreme differences between Paul's and Muhammad's religions, which itself make such a sentence nonsense, the time line makes it impossible. But then logic and truth are not always the strong side in Muslims' tales and argumentations - the main thing all too often is to make Islam and the Quran look correct and right, and as well known Muhammad and the Quran and Islam permit and even some times advice the use of dishonesty "if necessary" as working tool to defend or promote the religion. But what is a religion which permits and even to a degree relies on the use of dishonesty, worth? - and how much of the religion is truth and how much dishonesty?

160 Acts 20/22b: "- - - the Spirit - - -". One of several names for the Holy Spirit. See f.x. Ez. 36/27 above.

161 Acts 20/23: "- - - the Holy Spirit - - -". A parallel to Acts 20/22a above.

162 Acts 20/25: "Now I (Paul*) know that none of you among whom I have gone about preaching about the kingdom will ever see me again". Foreseeing the future. For comparison; Muhammad was unable to do this.

163 Acts 20/33: "I (Paul*) have not coveted anyone's silver or gold or clothing". Quite a contrast to Muhammad, who the last 10 years of his life lived as a robber baron.

164 Acts 21/4: "- - - the Spirit - - -". One of several names for the Holy Spirit. See f.x. Ez. 36/27 above.

165 Acts 21/9: "He (Philip the evangelist*) had four unmarried daughters who prophesied". A number of the believers in Jesus and his teaching gained the power of prophesying according to the Bible. Neither Allah nor Muhammad were able to make prophesies. Does this tell something?

166 Acts 21/11: "In this way the Jews of Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt (Paul*) and will hand him over to the Gentiles (non-Jews*)". This was just what later happened to Paul. Also see Acts 21/9 above.

167 Acts 22/7-11: A repetition of Acts 9/3-8 above.

168 Acts 22/8: "I am Jesus from Nazareth, whom you are persecuting". If Paul's experience on his road to Damascus is true, it is very clear that something supernatural was at work.

169 Acts 22/15: "You (Paul*) will be his (Yahweh's/Jesus') witness to all men ("all men" not "all Jews"*) of what you have seen and heard". This seems to be at least part of the reason why Yahweh according to the Bible picked Paul for his services - perhaps interesting information for Muslims claiming that Paul has little to do or does not belong at all in the Bible. But Yahweh himself picked him according to some places in the Bible.

170 Acts 22/16a: "- - - be baptized - - -". See Acts 1/5 above.

171 Acts 22/16b: "- - - sins - - -". See Acts 3/14 above.

172 Acts 22/18+21a: "The Lord said to me (Paul*) - - -". There is a small problem, because the title "Lord" or "the Lord" in the Bible may be used both for Yahweh and for Jesus. In the NT, except for in the Gospels, we think it most often refers to Jesus. As Paul in verse 8 of this chapter clearly refers to Jesus, and as there is no indication for that he changes subject, it is highly likely that he also here means Jesus.

#173 Acts 22/21b: "Then the Lord (Jesus - see Acts 22/18 just above*) said to me (Paul), 'Go; I will send you far away to the Gentiles (non-Jews*)'". Jesus, his teaching and his god Yahweh also were for the non-Jews, in spite of Islam's never documented claims that Jesus only was for the Israelites and that only Muhammad was for the world. Further it is very clear if the Bible tells the truth that also Paul and f.x. Peter also were for the world.

###174 Acts 22/21-22: "Then the Lord (Jesus - see Acts 22/18 just above*) said to me (Paul), 'Go; I will send you far away to the Gentiles (non-Jews*)'. The crows (of Jews*) listened to Paul until he said this. Then they raised their voices, and shouted, ' Rid the earth of him! He is not fit to live!" As mentioned other places there were restrictions on contact between Israelites and non-Israelites at that time, both social pressure and even judicially - cfr. f.x. Acts 10/28: "You are well aware that it is against our (the Israelites'*) law for a Israelite to associate with a Gentile (non-Israelite*) or visit him". Here Paul told them that their own and Jewish god, Yahweh, might be the god also of non-Israelites and got a strong reaction: Kill the man saying such things!!

This strong judicial and not least social prohibition may have been one of the reasons - or perhaps even the main reason - for that Jesus only to a very limited degree addressed non-Jews, and even openly concentrated on the Jews. In addition perhaps even Yahweh may have said: "First the Jews and then the non-Jews" - if Yahweh really exists, there may have been a reason why he originally in the old and primitive times concentrated on the Israelites/Jews, until (perhaps) the Pax Romanum - the Roman Peace (from 27 BC till 180 AD) - gave a basically pacifistic and peaceful religion like Christianity really is if one live according to NT (yes, we know history, but that was disuse of the religion, not living according to it/NT), a chance to spread and to get a foothold strong enough to withstand later harsh times. (Jesus lived and worked during the Pax Romanum, and the Pax Romanum (from 27 BC till 180 AD) was a main reason why it was possible for his teaching to spread and to take root so far and wide in a short time.)

175 Acts 23/11: "The following night the Lord (Jesus - but see Acts 22/18 above*) stood near Paul and said, 'Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must testify in Rome". If this quote is true, it for one thing is another confirmation for that the Christians - a name which may have appeared by this time - had contacts with divinity, for another that Jesus and thus Yahweh (once more) proved their existence, and for a third and far from least: It in case is yet another proof for that Jesus was for the world and not only for the Jews - in direct contradiction to Islamic claims that Jesus only was for the Israelites, and that only Muhammad was for the world.

176 Acts 24/25: "- - - righteousness - - -". See Acts 3/14 above.

###177 Acts 25/19a: "- - - they (the chief priests and the elders of the Jews*) had some points of dispute with him (Paul*) about a dead man named Jesus - - -." The chief priests and the elders of the Jews knew ever so well that Jesus was dead - killed on the cross. Muhammad claimed Jesus did not die, but there is no way these powerful, spiteful, and hateful men did not make sure he really was executed - they knew he was dead. They surely also knew the story telling Jesus had come back to life, but refused to believe it (according to the Bible they even had planted a rumor that his disciples had removed the body and hidden it (Matt. 28/14-15)). When you add all the information about Jesus' death given in the Bible, add the impossibility to make up at least much of what the Bible tells because the story and the person both were too well known, and add logic and psychology, and "weigh" this against the possibility that Jesus was not executed like Muhammad and the Quran claim, there hardly is even an infinitesimal chance for that Muhammad was right. The claim that another man was executed instead is even more far out. In addition to that Jesus was too well known for everybody to be taken in by such a cheating, in addition to that too many of the ones who really knew him and who it would be impossible to cheat, and in addition to that his hating and powerful enemies absolutely not neither had been taken in by it or accepted a switch, there are two very central points: There was no-one who had a strong enough motif for doing this - and nobody does a thing like that without a good reason. And the claimed victim executed instead of Jesus - he was hanging on the cross for hours slowly dying a very painful death, but all the same pretending to be Jesus instead of screaming his innocence.

Sorry, but the claim is too naive and to hopeless.

And this is the best claim and best "explanation" Islam has!!

#178 Acts 25/19b: "- - - they (the chief priests and the elders of the Jews*) had some points of dispute with him (Paul*) about a dead man named Jesus who Paul claimed was alive." Once more it is confirmed that Paul knew Jesus had been resurrected. Also this Islam denies - but they will for once have to prove their claim as the only real source about this is very clear and saying Jesus came back to life.

#179 Acts 26/11: "- - - saints - - -". This word is used some places in NT as a name for the believers, ordinary believers, in Jesus. It does not mean "saints" in our meaning of the word. Also: Note that in this part of the Bible believers in the teaching of Jesus often are called disciples, whereas the original 12 disciples were called apostles after they received the Holy Spirit - the Counselor - on Pentecost, 10 days after Jesus left them the last time according to the Bible. Also the name "brothers" were used for fellow believers of Jesus' teaching. And the name Christ and later Christians start to appear from now on.

180 Acts 26/14-18: Similar to Acts 9/3-9.

181 Acts 26/18a: "- - - so that they (Jews and non-Israelites*) may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified - - -". "Israelites and non-Israelites" - no more comments necessary.

182 Acts 26/18b: "- - - so that they (Israelites and non-Jews*) may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by the faith in me (Jesus*)". Jesus was for everyone according the Bible, correcting Islam's never proved claim that Jesus only was for the Jews (and only Muhammad was for the world).

183 Acts 26/18c: "- - - sins - - -". See Acts 5/31 above.

184 Acts 26/23: "- - - Christ would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead - - -". Well, actually according to the Bible, Jesus was not the very first to be resurrected, but there is no doubt Paul really meant Jesus were killed and then resurrected. And Paul knew much more about this than Muhammad did, especially as it is clear the Quran with all its errors, etc. is not from a god, which means Muhammad could not have got any information that way.

185 Acts 27/22: "- - - I (Paul*) urge you (the sailors*) to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost, only the ship will be destroyed". This is exactly what happened afterwards. If the story is true, this means that even Paul had more contact with the supernatural - in this case was "able to see the unseen" - than Muhammad.

186 Acts 28/8-9: "His (the chief officer on Malta's*) father was sick in bed - - -. Paul went in to see him and, after a prayer, healed him. When this had happened, the rest of the sick on the Island (Malta*) came and were cured". This even though Paul was not even one of the original 12 disciples. For comparison: Muhammad did not have any kind of supernatural power, including the power of healing or the power of seeing the future and thus the ability to make prophesies, this according to the Quran.

187 Acts 28/28: "Therefore I want you to know that God's (Yahweh's*) salvation has been sent to the Gentiles (non-Jews*) - - -". The god of Jesus, Yahweh, also was for the non-Jews.

--------------------------------------------------------------------

Here Paul disappears from history. One does not know what happened to him, but it seems that he died - most likely executed. May be he was a missionary trip to Spain in between. Likely he died in the year 67 AD according to the Roman Catholic Church, but it may have been as early as 64 AD. (Tradition says he was beheaded by Emperor Nero, who reigned from 54 AD to 68 AD. In 64 AD there was a huge fire in Rome. Nero blamed the Christians, and some traditions indicate he was beheaded in that connection.)

Sub-total: 187 + 821 = 1008 remarks.

>>> Go to previous Chapter

>>> Go to Next Chapter


 

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.