Bart Ehrman: “The Doctrine of the Trinity is not based on one verse”. Muslim: “It’s not?!!”

A Muslim interviews Dr. Bart Ehrman.  The Muslim guy is shocked to learn from Bart Ehrman that the doctrine of the Trinity is not based on just one verse.


Ehrman says, “the doctrine of the Trinity is not based on a single verse” and the Muslim guys is shocked – “It’s not?!”

Interesting that the Muslim guy interviewing Bart Ehrman did not know about Matthew 28:19 and 2 Corinthians 13:14 and all the other verses on the Deity of Christ (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2, Colossians 1, Hebrews 1:6, 8, 10-12) and Deity of the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3-5; John 14; 16) and that a doctrine is not based solely on one verse.

A Muslim interviews Dr. Bart Ehrman.  Ehrman assumes that the Qur’an has no textual variants; and yet it does; although admittedly, much less than the New Testament.

Also, The Jewish Scriptures (OT) have textual variants also, especially on numbers; & Ehrman simplistically did not mention the older manuscripts and the Lxx (Greek translation) – He said “Medieval”, I think he means from the Masoretic text onward. Ehrman did not mention Dead Sea Scrolls.

Ehrman doesn’t know about Hadith and Muslim history claim that Uthman ordered collection, and to make one standard copy and destroy all the rest. The NT had no such state and military power and enforcement. Therefore the parallel is wrong. Hadith Sahih Al Bukhari Volume 6, Book 61, Hadith 509 and 510

Ehrman fails to point out to the Muslims that: The New Testament was transmitted mostly by regular Christians under persecution for the first 300 + years. vs. The Qur’an had the state government with the power of the sword and force under Uthman to collect all the oldest fragments.


About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)
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