A Christian Missionary's "Thinking Questions"

Article based on Gary Miller's Speech on Islam and Christianity


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Dr. Gary Miller is very important Christian missionary Reverted to Islam and became a major herald for Islam, he was a very active missionary and was very knowledgeable about the Bible. This man likes mathematics so much, that's why he likes logic. One day, he decided to read the Qur'an to try to find any mistakes that he might take advantage of while inviting Muslims to convert to Christianity. He expected the Qur'an to be an old book written 14 centuries ago, a book that talks about the desert and so on. He was amazed from what he found.

He discovered that this Book had what no other book in the world has. He expected to find some stories about the hard time that the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) had, like the death of his wife Khadijah (may Allah be pleased with her) or the death of his sons and daughters. However, he did not find anything like that. And what made him even more confused is that he found a full "Sura" (chapter) in the Qur'an named "Mary" that contains a lot of respect to Mary (peace be upon her) which is not the case even in the books written by Christians nor in their Bibles. He did not find a Sura named after "Fatimah"(the prophet's daughter) nor "Aishah" (the Prophet's wife), may Allah (God) be pleased with both of them. He also found that the name of Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him) was mentioned in the Qur'an 25 times while the name of "Muhammad" (Peace Be Upon Him) was mentioned only 4 times, so he became more confused. He started reading the Qur'an more thoroughly hoping to find a mistake but he was shocked when he read a great verse which is verse number 82 in Surat Al-Nisa'a (Women) that says:

"Do they not consider the Qur'an (with care)? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much discrepancy".

Dr Miller says about this verse: "One of the well known scientific principles is the principle of finding mistakes or looking for mistakes in a theory until it's proved to be right (Falsification Test). What's amazing is that the Holy Qur'an asks Muslims and non-muslims to try to find mistakes in this book and it tells them that they will never find any". He also says about this verse: "No writer in the world has the courage to write a book and say that it's empty of mistakes, but the Qur'an, on the contrary, tells you that it has no mistakes and asks you to try to find one and you won't find any."

Missionary:     Does the Koran say that Jesus was sinless?
Muslim:          Yes. Jesus was perfect man. Never sinned.
Missionary:     Does the Koran tell Mohammad to repent?
Muslim:          Yes. Quran tells Mohammad to repent.

That's all. The missionary doesn't say anything else. He hopes now that the Muslim would start thinking: "Now, wait a minute, Jesus never sinned, but Mohammad was supposed to repent. Maybe Jesus is better!"


Missionary wants the Muslim to start thinking that a sinless man is better than a "repentant sinner".   Missionary is hoping, but he dare not say it. Because if the Missionary says that, he goes exactly against the teachings of Jesus.


If the Missionary is foolish enough to say that a sinless man is better than a repentant sinner, he's going against the teachings of Jesus.


The reason why the Missionary is going against the teachings of Jesus is this: Story of a lost sheep.  Mathew Chapter 18, verse 12: Jesus said,


"If a man has a 100 sheep and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the 99 on the hills, and go on the search of the one that went astray. And if he finds it,  truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the 99 that never went astray."


Jesus was trying to hammer that point home to his disciples: Don't you dare say, for example, because you've been a faithful follower for many years  that you're better than this one who just became a believer just yesterday.  The perfect man has no precedence over the repentant sinner.

Moments later....

Missionary:    Was Jesus the Messiah ?
Muslim:          Yes.


Missionary:    Was Mohammad the Messiah?
Muslim:           No


Now, the Missionary stops there, and hopes that the Muslim would start thinking, "Now, wait a minute, Jesus is the Messiah, and Mohammad is not the Messiah. Maybe Jesus is better!"


What the Muslim should ask the Missionary is about this word Messiah: Jesus was the Messiah, but were there any other Messiahs besides Jesus?


Now you find out how well he knows his Bible.  Because there were many Messiahs:  David, Solomon, and even Cyrus, the Persian were called Messiahs in the Bible. It's hard to find  it in the Bible because the translators cover it over. Messiah  means  "annointed".


A Messiah is someone who has been picked to do a job. Every king of ancient Israel was called Messiah. Now the word doesn't sound so special anymore. It is a title, but it doesn't particularly elevate one to divine status.

Moments later....

Missionary:    Where's the body of Jesus ?
Muslim:           God took it.


Missionary:     Where's the body of Mohammad?
Muslim:            Its in Medina.  It's buried in the ground.


Now the Missionary hopes that the Muslim would go away thinking, "Now that's interesting! The body of Jesus is gone; Mohammad is in the grave. Maybe Jesus is the true Messenger, Mohammad is false!"


The Missionary is hoping the thought would cross the Muslim's mind, but he dare not say it.

What the Muslim should ask the Missionary is this: "Do you mean that a dead and buried Prophet is a false prophet? Is that what you mean?"


If that is so, what does Missionary say about Abraham, for example?

Abraham is buried.  Jews and Muslims to this day, still go to the place where Abraham is buried, to visit his grave.

Is Abraham a false prophet because he's dead and buried in the ground? The Bible also states body of Moses was taken up by God. God sent an angel to take the body away. Does this mean Jesus and Moses are equal in their "divine status"? What has the Missionary's question proven?