The Qur’an (or Koran) claims to be “revelations from God to the prophet Mohammed which completes the Word of God.” There are many quotations (or partial quotations) from the Bible in the Koran, but when one compares the two books one see MANY CONTRADICTIONS between them. We do not have the space to expose all the errors of the Koran (and they are definitely ERRORS, for anything that contradicts the teachings of the Bible are FALSE TEACHINGS), so we will limit ourselves to one of the most serious doctrines; their teaching AGAINST THE TRINITY.

Here is a quote from the Koran: “O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, WAS BUT A MESSENGER OF ALLAH…so believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, “Three”; desist—it is better for you. Indeed Allah is but one God. Exalted is He ABOVE HAVING A SON” (sura 4, ayat 171) This passage clearly denies that Jesus Christ was the Son of God!

Here is another quote: “They have certainly disbelieved who say, ‘Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary’ while the Messiah has said, ‘O Children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord’…they have certainly disbelieved who say, ‘Allah is the THIRD OF THREE.’ There is no god except one God…The Messiah, son of Mary, was not BUT A MESSENGER; [other] messengers have passed on before him (sura 5, ayat 72-75).

We could cite many more passages from the Koran that deny that Jesus Christ is “the Christ, the Son of the living God” (this was Peter’s confession of Him in Matthew 16:16). This blessed confession was met by these words from Jesus, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.” Words could not be clearer; Jesus is indeed the Son of God, the One who became flesh (became a true Man in union with His Deity) in order to be the Christ, the “Savior of the world” (see John 1:1, 14; 4:25-42; Hebrews 2:9-15).

This denial of the Trinity and of Jesus Christ (the Son of God) becoming a Man to provide salvation for mankind by His death on the cross is so serious that we are not to have any fellowship with those who teach these errors. Listen to these solemn words from the Apostle John, “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God…By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of Antichrist…Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds” (1st John 4:1-3; 2nd John 9-11).

Again, we could cite many more errors from the Koran, including their teaching that Christ did NOT actually die on a cross to procure salvation for mankind, but it is enough to see that the Koran, and all who follow the teachings of the Koran, “is not of God.” In closing I would also mention the fact that Mohammed supposedly received his revelation from God in the 7th Century, hundreds of years AFTER God gave to the Apostle John the last revelation (i.e. the book of Revelation) that completed the Canon of Scripture. John himself gave this warning to anyone who would add to it, “For I testify to everyone who hears the word of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that written in this book” (Revelation 22:18).  (363.1)  (DO)