What is the difference between the Qur’an and the other divine books?

None of the divine books except the Qur’an at present are original versions that were revealed to the prophets of God. The original versions of these books lost in time and they were rewritten by human beings. Thus, elements of superstition were added to them. For example, the Torah could not be protected by Jews because they became captive and lived in exile for ages after Hz. Moses (AS) and they even accepted paganism by losing their beliefs; and along with these historical facts, the present version of the Torah was written by some religious men very long after Hz. Moses and was accepted as a divine book as if it was the original version. It is clear that the Torah cannot be the version that was sent to Hz. Moses (AS) after such a long and complicated period. Thus, it contains ascriptions and slander which cannot be told by prophets; and there are judgments that are against the spirit of the religion of oneness.

The Psalms of Hz. Dawud had also the same fate as the Torah.

As for the Bible, Hz. Isa (Jesus) (AS) did not let his revelations be written. For, he became a prophet at the age of thirty and his duty of prophethood ended at the age of thirty-three. He strived to show the true path for a short time period of three years by moving from village to village and city to city. Towards the end, he was constantly chased by Roman rulers as a result of the provocation of Jews. So, he could find neither time nor opportunity to let the Bible be written. Thus, the Bibles that are present are called with their authors and contain sermons, lessons and guidance of Jesus (AS) and look like the biography of him. Besides, they were not written by the first followers of Jesus (AS) and his believers but the people who saw the followers of Jesus (AS); so they were the listeners.       

There are some differences in the present Bibles in terms of content and manner of telling.  In fact, these Bibles were accepted with the agreement of a spiritual council that gathered in Nicea in MS 325. This council examined hundreds of Bibles and accepted the present four Bibles, which assert the idea of divine aspect of Jesus, with the agreement of 318 members by destroying the rest.

As it is seen, the philosophy of the idea of Jesus as being the son of God was accepted by a council after Jesus.

In fact, some Christian churches did not accept this decision. Thus, it is not possible to say that the present four Bibles correspond with the Bible that was sent to Jesus (AS).

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