“Lol sorry. But excuses and not answers. There are copies of the Quran from the time of the prophet. Any bibles from the time of Christ? This is not personal. It’s factual. You cannot answer any of the questions because there are none. Aramaic was Christs language. Fact !!! Christ never professed divinity. Fact!!! Don’t be mad at me. Be mad at the people that have fooled you and changed the message of god sent through Christ.”
There’s no need to get upset. I provided you with answers, not excuses but, you don’t appear to understand them or Christian history for that matter. Your assumption of a complete and clear-cut canon of the New Testament existing from the very beginning–that is from Apostolic times-- has no foundation in history, so not what you say is not factual at all. The Bible is a collection of books not just one book like the Qur’an.
Those writings which possessed the unmistakable stamp and guarantee of Apostolic origin must from the very first have been specially prized and venerated, and their copies eagerly sought by local Churches and individual Christians of means, in preference to the narratives and Logia, or Sayings of Christ, coming from less authorized sources. Already in the New Testament itself there is some evidence of a certain diffusion of canonical books: 2 Peter 3:15-16 supposes its readers to be acquainted with some of St. Paul’s Epistles; St. John’s Gospel implicitly presupposes the existence of the Synoptics (Matthew, Mark, and Luke). There are no indications in the New Testament of a systematic plan for the distribution of the Apostolic compositions, any more than there is of a definite new Canon bequeathed by the Apostles to the Church. It was not until the Councils of Hippo and Carthage that the Catholic Church defined which books made it into the New Testament and which didn’t.
The truth is, the Christian Bible can be reconstructed today from the 58,000 copies of original manuscripts still in existence and the 80,000 quotations from early church fathers. The earliest manuscripts date to the late 1st century to the time of the Apostles. Also, many people who actually walked and talked with Jesus wrote about His life. The Christian Gospels were so widely distributed that any attempt to change (add/subtract) something in the Christian Gospels would have resulted in immediate discovery.
Muslims should note that nowhere in the Qur’an there is there even a suggestion that the Biblical text has been altered or corrupted. The word “tahrif” is never used with reference to the Bible itself. The Qur’an occasionally accuses the Jews of concealing the truth but it never levels this accusation at Christians. It in no way implies that the text of the Bible has been corrupted. In fact, the Qur’an attests to the validity of the Christian Gospels and the Old Testament. Hebrew scribes painstakingly copied the Old Testament via a system of checking, double checking and adding each letter on each line. Any attempt to change something in the Old Testament would have resulted in immediate discovery.
This same quality of transmission cannot be said of the Qur’an. The Qur’an was written down and compiled over 150 years after Muhammad died in 632 AD. The oldest Qur’an dates from around 790 AD and it is in the British Library. That’s 158 years after Muhammad’s death.
Muslims often claim that the manuscript of the Qur’an housed in the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, Turkey is one of the oldest sources. Muslims say it dates from around 650 AD. There is an insurmountable problem with this. This document is written in Kufic (also known as al-Khatt al-Kufi) script. Coins in the British Museum show that the first coins using the Kufic script date from the mid to end of the 8th century. The only script used during and after Muhammad’s days was the Jazm script.
The Samarkand (a.k.a. Uthman Qur’an) manuscript in the Soviet Library in Tashkent, Uzbekistan also uses the Kufic script, indicating late 8th century. Many believe it is the oldest in existence. Only about one-third of the original survives.
Jesus did, indeed, claim to be God as can be seen in the Scripture:
John 5:18–“For this cause therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.”
John 8:58–“Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am’” referencing Exodus 3:14–“And God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM’; and He said, Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”
John 10:30-33–“I and the Father are one.” The Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.”
St. Thomas the Apostle declared concerning Jesus, “My Lord and my God” (John 20:28). Jesus does not correct him. In Revelation, an angel instructed the apostle John to only worship God (Revelation 19:10). Several times in Scripture Jesus receives worship (Matthew 2:11; 14:33; 28:9, 17; Luke 24:52; John 9:38). He never rebukes people for worshiping Him. If Jesus were not God, He would have told people to not worship Him, just as the angel in Revelation did. There are many other passages of Scripture that argue for Jesus’ deity.