Column: Mortal Remains
Christology & Bible Translation
by S. M. Hutchens
No one has at any time seen God; the only Son who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known. You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness to me. And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.
Islam believes its scriptures to be pure and authentic only as transmitted to Mohammed in Arabic. All translations have the status of commentaries and lack the authority of the autographs. As such, the Koran reflects the attributes of God as Muslims believe him . . .
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