If you have the Qur’an, why read the Injil? Isn’t the Qur’an adequate? What is so special about the Injil?
Neither Muhammad nor Isa Al-Masih wrote down any scripture. But many people think they did. The Qur’an is a collection of books written by Muhammad’s companions after his death. The Injil (Gospels) is a set of four books written about the life and teachings of Isa-Al Masih by His disciples. But it is not important who physically wrote the words. What is important is who the words came from and how they came.
Where Did the Quran Come From?
Muhammad’s friends wrote the Quran after his death. They recorded the things Muhammad said he heard from a spirit being. Not from God Himself, but from a spirit-like being.
Isa Al-Masih Is the Word of God
The Injil was given in a much different way than all other scriptures. The Injil came directly from God. In both the Injil and the Qur’an, Isa Al-Masih is referred to as the “Word of God.” Isa Al-Masih’s disciples wrote down the very words of God from God!
The Word of God Lived Among Men
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (Injil, Apostle John 1:1). God’s Word came to the world in human form. “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (Injil, Apostle John 1:14).
The Holy Spirit is the Author of the Injil
The Injil was written by Isa Al-Masih’s disciples by divine inspiration from the Holy Spirit. Isa Al-Masih told His disciples, “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you” (Injil, John 14:26). Not only was the Word of God given directly to men, but the Holy Spirit made sure His message was complete.
The Injil Is Unique Among All Books
The Injil is unique among all other religious books. As well as being the Word of God, it is also a biography of the earthly life of the Word of God. The Injil records the life of Isa Al-Masih from His birth to His return to the Father in Heaven.
Why God Wants You to Read the Injil
The reason for the writing of the Injil is summed-up in this verse. “But these things are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (Injil, John 20:31).No other book has ever been written that can lead people to salvation.
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