Paul and Muhammad Compared Pt. 1

In this multi-part article we will be focusing on contrasting the Apostle Paul’s life and teachings with that of Muhammad’s. Our specific purpose in doing so is to demonstrate from the facts themselves that Muhammad was not in the league of the Apostle Paul, and actually stands condemned as a false prophet by this holy emissary of the risen Lord.

Paul on Lying

Muslims often claim that Paul admitted to lying in Romans 3:7-8. Yet when we actually read these verses in context, a different picture altogether arises. It is clear that Paul was speaking figuratively. Paul was addressing how man’s unrighteousness manifests God’s righteous judgment more clearly. Paul then addresses a hypothetical question a person might ask that if in fact one’s falsehood proves that God is righteous, then why does God condemn the individual? Here is the passage in question:

“But if our unrighteousness brings out God’s righteousness more clearly, what shall we say? That God is unjust in bringing his wrath on us? (I am using a human argument.) Certainly not! If that were so, how could God judge the world? ‘If my falsehood enhances God’s truthfulness and so increases his glory, why am I still condemned as a sinner?’ Why not say – as we are being slanderously reported as saying and as some claim that we say – ‘Let us do evil that good may result’? Their condemnation is deserved.” Romans 3:5-8