In the King James Version (Authorised Version) of the Bible, the following appears: “AND I SAY UNTO YOU, WHOSOEVER SHALL PUT AWAY (DIVORCE) HIS WIFE EXCEPT IF IT BE FOR FORNICATION, AND SHALL MARRY ANOTHER, COMMITTETH ADULTERY; AND WHOSO MARRIETH HER WHICH IS PUT AWAY DOTH COMMIT ADULTERY.” (MATTHEW 19:9) [EMPHASIS OURS.] Divorce in Christianity has always been forbidden, except in the case where the wife commits adultery. Of course, only a small proportion of Christians actually practice on this teaching these days. But the point we want to make clear to the concerned Truth-seeker is how Bible scholars throughout the ages have tampered with scripture in successive versions. In the later 1952 Revised Standard Version (RSV) of the Bible, the very same above-quoted verse reads: “AND I SAY TO YOU WHOEVER DIVORCES HIS WIFE, EXCEPT FOR UNCHASTITY, AND MARRIES ANOTHER, COMMITS ADULTERY.” - (MATTHEW 19:9)

Now it takes an honest and sincere person to admit the obvious. Astonishing as it may seem, the entire second part of the verse has been removed by the Christian Church scholars! Does this mean that the ban on the marriage of divorced women, has been lifted by mere mortals? This is just one example of interpolation of Bible scripture. Today’s Bible has had to endure nearly 2000 years of tampering by dishonest scribes and Churchmen. That both the Old and New Testaments have been changed by man, is an undeniable historical fact (see FACT issue 6). Moreover, this fact is confirmed by that Book which God Himself has promised to preserve from error – The Holy Qur’an. Contact us at IAC for more examples of Bible tampering. The honourable reader is requested to embark on a sincere and objective study of the Holy Qur’an. May the Almighty guide you to the Truth. “DO THEY NOT PONDER OVER THE QUR’AN? HAD IT BEEN FROM ANYONE BESIDES GOD, THEY WOULD HAVE FOUND THEREIN MANY A DISCREPANCY.” - (QUR’AN 4:82) “AND THEY WILL SAY: ‘HAD WE BUT LISTENED, OR USED OUR INTELLIGENCE, WE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN AMONG THE DWELLERS OF THE BLAZING FIRE.’” - (QUR’AN 67:10)


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Islam Awareness Centre, based in Port Elizabeth is run by a group of dedicated Muslims who's aim is to assist those interested in Islam and provide them with info of the teachings of the beautiful religion!

What we do

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