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Here it will be shown how both Q3:84 and Q4:93 do not agree with the Bible.
Q3:84 Gives mention to Ishmael, and although people from all nations are welcome to believe the gospel- Holy Scripture states believers become Israelites, and that the promise of eternal life without end is given only to Israel (Abraham -> Isaac -> Jacob/Israel).
Q4:93 tells us that if a person deliberately kills a believer, they go to hell where they stay forever. This means no forgiveness.
Holy Scripture however, tells us that all sins are forgivable, except for blasphemy of G-d’s Holy Spirit.
If one reads the following sura they will notice something a little off;
‘Say, “We believe in God… and in what was revealed to Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the Patriarchs; and in what was given to Moses, and Jesus, and the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we submit.”‘
(Q3:84 Clear Quran)
If we turn to the Bible, we will see that people of all nations are welcome to believe in the risen Messiah (Christ) – however in no place does it state that ‘Ishmael’ is part of the family tree for a believer;
‘…God said to Abraham,… through Isaac shall your offspring be named.’
(Genesis 21:12 ESV)
of whom it was said, “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.”
Hebrews 11:18 ESV
This is because if one believes the gospel, a person becomes a citizens of Israel (Ephesians 2:12-14, 2:19-20, Galatians 6:16) – Israelites (Abraham -> Isaac -> Jacob/Israel).
Why is this important? Everlasting Life without end.
Civilly, in no nplace is the name Ishmael a part of the progression from Abraham to Israel, as it went through Issac.
Also the promise of everlasting life without end at resurrection is only to Israel and Judah;
‘…declares the LORD, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,’
(Hebrews 8:8 ESV)
“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah,
(Jeremiah 31:31 ESV)
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
Romans 10:9-10 ESV
How could a person interpret Q3:84 with regards to ‘Ishmael’ being mentioned?
One Could perhaps interpret it as meaning when G-d gave the commandment of circumcision to Abraham, as Ishmael was present.
The Commandment is for all males to be circumcised on the 8th day of age (ref. Genesis 17:12).
We understand that Abraham was 99 years old at the time, and Ishmael was 13 years old at the time (ref. Genesis 17:24-25).
Does this then make the Quran a correct book if we interpret the mentioning of Ishmael in Q3:84 as only regarding the commandment of circumcision on the 8th day?
Perhaps we can answer this question with a question;
Q4:93 seems to state that a person who kills a believer will remain in hell forever;
Whoever kills a believer deliberately, the penalty for him is Hell, where he will remain forever. And God will be angry with him, and will curse him, and will prepare for him a terrible punishment.
Q4:93 Clear Quran
As Q4:93 states that, such a person is sent to hell forever, this speaks of unforgivness.
Holy Scripture however, makes it quite clear that all sins are forgivable, except one;
Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
Matthew 12:31 ESV
A work around might be to see the ‘Mohsin Khan’ translation for this sura (https://corpus.quran.com/translation.jsp?chapter=4&verse=93)
– however by review of the Arabic (https://corpus.quran.com/wordbyword.jsp?chapter=4&verse=93), it tends to show that even that translation is suggesting no forgiveness ever for the murder of a believer.
Peaceably, this would mean that the Quran does not agree with the Holy Bible, and the way to everlasting life by believing in Christ.
The rule is that;
‘…the scripture cannot be broken…’
(John 10:35 KJV)
Hoping it is fruitful, as you learn and apply G-d’s good commandments (the Law of Moses) with this faith;
For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.
Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law.
Romans 3:28, 3:31 ESV
Hoping it is fruitful with you.
May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.
Salaam, shalom, and kind regards,
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It is supplied here purely for reference to explain it in context when compared with the Holy Scriptures (Genesis through Revelation). Shalom, Salaam.