An Encounter with a Minister
About seven years ago, I had a minister over to my home.
In the particular room which we were sitting there was a Quran on the table, face down, and so the minister was not aware of which book it was. In the midst of a discussion, I pointed to the Quran and said, "I have confidence in that book." Looking at the Quran but not knowing which book it was, he replied, "Well, I tell you, if that book is not the
Bible, it was written by a man!" In response to his
statement, I said, "Let me tell you something about what is in that book." And in just three to four minutes, I related to
him a few things contained in the Quran. After just those
three or four minutes, he completely changed his position
and declared, "You are right. A man did not write that book.
The Devil wrote it!" Indeed, possessing such an attitude is
very unfortunate - for many reasons. For one thing, it is a
very quick and cheap excuse. It is an instant exit out of an
As a matter of fact, there is a famous story in the Bible that
mentions how one day some of the Jews were witnesses when Jesus (AS ) raised a man from the dead. The man
had been dead for four days, and when Jesus arrived, he
simply said, "Get up!" and the man arose and walked away. At such a sight, some of the Jews who were watching said disbelievingly, "This is the Devil. The Devil
helped him!" Now this story is rehearsed very often in
churches all over the world, and people cry big tears over
it, saying, "Oh, if I had been there, I would not have been
as stupid as the Jews!" Yet, ironically, these people do
exactly what the Jews did when in just three minutes you
show them only a small part of the Quran and all they can say is, "Oh, the Devil did it. The devil wrote that book!" Because they are truly backed into a corner and have no other viable answer, they resort to the quickest and
cheapest excuse available.