Which Religious View is Correct?

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Which account of Jesus Christ is correct? Is the New Testament account of Jesus reliable?

Muslims believe that Muhammad was mankind's last prophet who received the final revelation of Allah verbally and recorded as the Quran (632 A.D.). According to the Quran, it was the last of three previous revelations: Tawrat by the prophet Moses, Zabur by the prophet David, and Injil by the prophet Jesus.

But the Quran is the product of a single author with no corroborating manuscript or historical evidence of its truthfulness.


Mormons / Latter Day Saints believe that an angel led Joseph Smith to inscribed golden plates which he translated to form the Book of Mormon (1830). They believe that the Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ and clarifies the Bible.

But the Book of Mormon, like the Quran, is the product of a single author with no corroborating manuscript or historical evidence of its truthfulness. The golden plates were purportedly taken back to heaven for safekeeping, and the Book of Mormon's story of an ancient Semite civilization that gave rise to North America's native Americans lacks archaeological, anthropological and genetic evidence.

Jehovah Witnesses believe that their version of the Bible, the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (New Testament: 1950, Old Testament: 1961) is a more accurate translation.

But the translation team for the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society is anonymous, and one of its principal leaders, Nathan Knorr, acknowledged in court that he had no knowledge of Hebrew (1).

Furthermore, recognized scholars of ancient Hebrew or Greek linguistics and grammar vigorously dispute the translation accuracy of the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures.

In comparison to all religious books, the Bible remains the best and only source for information about Jesus Christ:

  • It is the oldest source and written over a span of 1,500 years.
  • The ancient manuscripts from which translations are based are well attested and continue to be available for study today.
  • Translations are made by bona fide and well known Greek and Hebrew scholars.
  • Archaeology attests to the historicity of the gospel accounts and the authors of the Bible.

1. Court of Scotland (November 23, 1954): Douglas Walsh vs. The Right Honourable James Latham Clyde. A Jehovah's Witness, Douglas Walsh of Dumbarton, sued to have the same right as an ordained minister in Scotland to be exempt from military conscription. The 1954 Walsh Trial Transcript is available in its entirety free from the Court of Scotland.

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