Do you believe what Jesus believed about the Bible?

The Bible was central to Jesus’ teaching

The Bible was foundational to Jesus’ beliefs and teaching,

It has been my experience that Muslims don’t take seriously references to the Christian gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) because they mistakenly believe the gospels are corrupted from the Injeel, which the Qur’an claims was given to Jesus,

Quran 5:46-47
And in their footsteps, We sent ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), confirming the Taurat (Torah) that had come before him, and We gave him the Injeel (Gospel), in which was guidance and light and confirmation of the Taurat (Torah) that had come before it, a guidance and an admonition for Al-Muttaqun (the pious – see V. 2:2).
Let the people of the Injeel (Gospel) judge by what Allah has revealed therein. And whosoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed (then) such (people) are the Fasiqun (the rebellious i.e. disobedient (of a lesser degree) to Allah.

The truth is that Jesus was never given a book from heaven. Jesus never gave His followers a book, which the Qur’an calls the Injeel (Gospel). The Qur’anic Injīl does not exist and has never existed. 

The biblical word gospel (Greek: εὐαγγέλιον) refers to good news and preaching (Greek: εὐαγγελίζω) the good news about the kingdom of God, God’s Messiah (Christ), and what Jesus accomplished and is accomplishing in history.

Jesus’ followers preached (Greek: εὐαγγελίζω) the good news (Greek: εὐαγγέλιον) about Jesus and years later they wrote down the good news they preached in books Christians call gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These four gospels (books) should not be confused with the Qur’a’s Injīl. That book has only ever existed in Islamic imagination.

Jesus lived by the Bible, and Jesus is alive

One of the greatest evidences for the reliability of the Christian Bible is that Jesus not only lived by the Bible, Jesus is alive – His tomb is empty

An image of an open and empty tomb and a quote from the biblical text of 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 which says, "Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel (Greek: εὐαγγέλιον) which I preached (Greek: εὐαγγελίζω) to you, which also you received, in which also you stand,by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached (Greek: εὐαγγελίζω) to you, unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…"

Do you believe in Jesus Christ?1The Bible’s references to Jesus as the “Christ” are references to Jesus’ death on the cross, resurrection and ascension to the right hand of God (Psalm 2; Acts 2:32-36). Do you believe what Jesus believed about Scripture?

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1. The Bible’s references to Jesus as the “Christ” are references to Jesus’ death on the cross, resurrection and ascension to the right hand of God (Psalm 2; Acts 2:32-36).