Thursday, March 6, 2014
The Qur'anic Test of Divine Inspiration
According to Qur'an 4:82, if the Qur'an were from anyone other than Allah, it would be filled with "much discrepancy" (much error or contradiction). There are three problems with this test of divine inspiration. First, why "much" discrepancy? Is the Qur'an saying that some error is perfectly compatible with divine inspiration? Second, if this verse is correct, any book that doesn't contain "much discrepancy" is the divinely inspired Word of God! So any math books or other books that do not contain "much error" are, according to this verse, Allah's divinely inspired Word! Third, the Qur'an does contain "much discrepancy," so it fails its own test!