Muslims believe that both the Torah and the Gospel, in their original uncorrupted forms, teach exactly the same message as is in the Qur’an. Where the Torah and Gospels do not agree with the Qur’an – which is virtually everything, the Muslims believe early Jews and Christians corrupted the scriptures. This is mainstream Islamic belief today.
Originally Posted by Arkady
Muslims do not revere or believe in the Old Testament or the Gospel at all. They believe there was original uncorrupted scripture which taught the exact same messages as Muhammad. But these don't exist.
There is a subtle difference between the corruption of the Torah and Gospel. According to the Qur’an, the Jews are the most corrupt, crafty and evil people upon the earth, and perpetual enemies of Muhammad and Allah. The Jews intentionally changed the Torah to remove references to the truth of Allah and Muhammad even though at one time they believed it and understood it. They adulterated the Torah to suit their evil and greedy desires. The Jews knew the truth, rejected it and changed the books. For that they will suffer the curse of Allah, in this world and the next.
Muslims believe there was an original Gospel, now lost, in which Jesus, a prophet, proclaimed the same message as Muhammad and in fact prophesied the coming of Muhammad. Jesus is not divine, He is not the Son of God, He was never crucified nor resurrected. There is no trinity. Jesus taught Islam! The Christians have lost their Gospel and have been lead astray by false teachings. As such the hatred for Christians is not quite a as great as the Jews who did things more maliciously. Nevertheless, Christians are guilty of polytheism (because of the Trinity) and that is the greatest sin - Shirk.
Thus the hatred toward Jews is possibly slightly greater than that toward Christians. But all of this is academic. Allah curses us all and we will all be destroyed. As someone said, first the Saturday people, then the Sunday people.
“By Allah! The person, be he a Jew or a Christian, who does not believe in me [Muhammad] after hearing of me shall be of the inmates of hell.”
One of the interesting and more brilliant deceptions is, that Muslims can claim they respect and believe in the Old Testament and the Gospel, and they can say they revere Jesus as a prophet of God, just like us Christians. This isn’t ecumenical generosity – it’s all a lie. The Torah and Gospel they can believe in, the original uncorrupted versions, do not exist, and the Jesus they believe in is not the Jesus we know.
“To preserve the government we must also preserve morals. Morality rests on religion; if you destroy the foundation, the superstructure must fall. When the public mind becomes vitiated and corrupt, laws are a nullity and constitutions are waste paper.” – Daniel Webster, 4th of July, 1800, Oration at Hanover, N.H.