Just as introduction, here are a few statements found in the Bible: “Until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen will by any means disappear, from the Law until everything has been accomplished.”1
The Word of God will not disappear. Everything in it will be accomplished in its entirety till the very end. Again it states, “Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will never pass away.”2
Also, “All scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”3 All scripture is inspired by God.
And, “the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word of our God stands forever.”4
We need to ask ourselves, “Is God able to protect his word? Is God able to fulfill these statements, that his word will never disappear, never go unfulfilled?”
Is God capable? Yes, of course. This is God’s word to all people. Are we accusing God himself by saying that He was not able to protect it from being changed?
Nothing has been changed. That is only a rumor.
The Quran does not say the Bible has been changed. Just the opposite. It honors the Torah and the Bible. It mentions the Torah, and the “Zabur” (the Old Testament and Psalms) and the “Injil” (the New Testament) many times.
When Islam began in the 7th century, 600 years after Jesus Christ, the Bible was accepted as true.
So, you might ask, has the Bible changed since the 7th century? No. All you have to do is compare today’s Bible with a Bible written long ago.
We can find complete Bibles, all the way back to 300 A.D., hundreds of years before the Quran. You can find one in the London Museum, in the Vatican, and many other places. If you compare today’s Bible with the Bibles of 300 A.D., the Bible we have today is the same as then.
Did you know that there exists today nearly 25,000 hand-written copies of portions of the New Testament? As historians have compared these manuscripts, they have concluded that the New Testament we have today is at least 99.5% accurate to the original. No change.
(The .5% differences refer to spelling, but no change in meaning.)
Also, you might be familiar with the more recent archeological findings of the Dead Sea Scrolls. These were found in caves of Qumran, just off the northwest corner of the Dead Sea.
Researchers have compared the Bible we have today with what they found, and they remained highly similar, nearly 100% identical.
Don’t let anyone tell you that the New Testament or the Bible has been changed from its original writing. That simply is not historically accurate.
The Bible has not been changed.