By now you have gone far in your relationship with your Muslim friend(s) if you have done what we have described in our Recent Posts:
Now it is time to talk about differences in your faith, not for the sake of argument or debate but for the sake of airing common differences you know that exist and understanding the truth of God.
One of the most common things I hear from Muslim friends is that they think the Bible is corrupted. As Christians, we believe that God preserves and protects his Word and does not allow it to be corrupted. Our Holy Book, The Bible, teaches that all our scripture is “God Breathed” 2Tim 3:16,17 “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” Our Old and New Testament, known to Muslims as the Towrat, Zabur and Injil, teach that ” The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8 and 1Pet 1:24,25.
Most of your Muslim friends will tell you they believe the Towrat, Zabur, Injil (our OT and NT) are God’s Word and they also believe the Koran is the 4th and final revelation. However, they will say the first 3 books(our Bible) have been corrupted. The Koran teaches in Surah (chapter) al-Anam 6:114,115 “…Those unto whom We gave the Before Scripture (the Bible) know that it is revealed from thy Lord in truth. So be not thou of the waverers. Perfected is the Word of the Lord in truth and justice. There is no one that can change His words. He is the Hearer and Knower.” The Koran actually agrees with us who follow Christ that no one can change God’s Words. Ask your Muslim friend how they can believe differently than surah Al-Anam and think the Bible is corrupted? Is God not powerful enough to protect His Word?