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Is Quran the Word of God? Part 2
Last week we saw that Bible was given by Holy Spirit and Holy Spirit is Holy and so He cannot give an unholy command. We also looked at the unholy marriage between Muhammed and Zainab the wife of his adopted son.
Can Holy God command to commit adultery or sin?
History tells us that once Zainab was tanning leather in her home when Muhammed came to her house. Zaid her husband was not at home at that time. Muhammed saw her when she was not in her proper clothing and he was stunned seeing her beauty. The day he saw her, he wanted to marry her. When Zaid the adopted son of Muhammed knew the will of Muhammed, he divorced his wife Zainab. Quran 33:36-40 says that Allah gave permission to Mohammed for this marriage.
We read almost similar incident in Bible when David the king of Israel saw a beautiful woman taking bath in her house. David asked about her and people told him that she was Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite. David committed adultery with her, used his power to kill Uriah and later Bathsheba became his wife. David was doing all these things in secret but Bible tells us in 2 Sam 11:27, "the thing that David had done displeased the LORD." God sent Nathan to expose his sin and to face the consequences of his sin.
God is Holy and the whole Bible tells us that God cannot tolerate sin. One of the commandments of God which was given to Moses was, "You shall not commit adultery." God who gave this commandment cannot contradict Himself and why He will tell Muhammed to go ahead and commit adultery? Yes, God cannot do that.
Not only this but when we read in Surah 4:3 og Quran it says, "If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, marry women of your choice, Two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice."
If you show these Surahs of Quran to Muslims they will tell you immediately that Allah has limited the number to four which was one thousand in the Bible. They will show you the example of Solomon who had many wives. But God of the Bible never commanded Solomon or any other prophet to marry as many as they wanted. Those who married many wives did so according to their own will. In fact Solomon's wives became the reason of his fall. They made him to commit sin against God who gave him wisdom and made him this great. Nehemiah says about Solomon in Neh 13:26, "Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things?" Further the verse tells us that there was no king like him among many nations who was beloved of his God and God made him king over all Israel. But those women whom he married caused him to sin.
Solomon the wisest man, the beloved of God but in his last days fell in sin. 1 Ki 11:6 says, "Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and did not fully follow the LORD, as did his father David." God Himself warned him but he did not listen to God and did not turn from his evil ways. Then prophet Ahijah prophesied and said to Jeroboam that because Solomon did not walk in the ways of God, God was about to take ten tribes of Israel from him and give it to Jeroboam. When Solomon knew this he sought Jeroboam to kill him. But Jeroboam arose and fled to Egypt, to Shishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon.
All these things tell us that God cannot command evil thing to be committed by anybody. When you read something called Scripture or Word of God, you must be very careful. If those so called word of God is not helpful in making you a better person but push you in more sin then it cannot be from God. Bible says in Jer 29:11, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."
God wants to give you a better future and a hope. He wants to fill your life with peace and joy not with evil things. The whole Bible is designed to make us better people by giving solution for the problem of sin. David says in Psa 119:11, "Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You!" Word of God protects us from sinning against God. But contrary to it Quran does not give any solution for coming out of sin.