Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What are the Bible and the Qur’an Basically About?

Watch this 4 minute video (HT: SM) below to answer the question, What is the Bible basically about?

Compare this with the Qur’an.  In Major Themes in the Qur’an, Fazlur Rahman says:

“The aim of the Qur’an is man and his behavior, not God” (3).

This is a repeat of what was in the first line of the book, “The Qur’an is a document that is squarely aimed at man.”  The Qur’an is “guidance for mankind” (2:185).

The Bible is written by 40 different authors over a period of 1500 years detailing God’s redemptive purposes for humankind in Christ, yet is amazingly unified on this story.

The Qur’an, however, was recorded by one author over a period of 23 years and has very little grand story in it.

It seems to me much easier to simply write an instruction manual for living than it would be to write on the character, nature, and plan of God revealed in a Messiah who would transform hearts and usher in the rule of God.

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