Islam? Literally, no chance. Impossible. Nonsensical. Not a legitimate contender to Christianity, no matter how many Muslims walk the earth. As a worldview, it should be taken as seriously as you take me on the basketball court, as respected as Adam Morrison’s mustache, as followed as the NSA on Twitter.
Why? If the Quran is true, then the Bible is true, because the Quran says that the Bible was given to men by Allah.
Here is what the Quran says about the Bible:
Surah 2:136 Say, [O believers], “We have believed in Allah and what has been revealed to us and what has been revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants and what was given to Moses and Jesus and what was given to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [in submission] to Him.”
Surah 4:136 O you who have believed, believe in Allah and His Messenger and the Book that He sent down upon His Messenger and the Scripture which He sent down before. And whoever disbelieves in Allah, His angels, His books, His messengers, and the Last Day has certainly gone far astray.
Surah 5:68 Say, “O People of the Scripture, you are [standing] on nothing until you uphold [the law of] the Torah, the Gospel, and what has been revealed to you from your Lord.” And that which has been revealed to you from your Lord will surely increase many of them in transgression and disbelief. So do not grieve over the disbelieving people.
Surah 6:114 “Then is it other than Allah I should seek as judge while it is He who has revealed to you the Book explained in detail? And those to whom We [previously] gave the Scripture know that it is sent down from your Lord in truth, so never be among the doubters.
Surah 17:55 And your Lord is most knowing of whoever is in the heavens and the earth. And We have made some of the prophets exceed others [in various ways], and to David We gave the book [of Psalms].
If the Quran is true, then the Bible is true.
If the Bible is true, then the Quran is false.
The Bible says God is Trinity. The Quran denies this.
The Bible says Jesus is the eternal Son of God incarnate. The Quran denies that God can have a son.
The Bible says that there will be no new revelation outside of it. The Quran claims to be newly given revelation from God, long after the Bible was complete.
The Bible says that blood sacrifice is necessary for atonement to be made for sin. The Quran says that blood sacrifice is not necessary.
The Bible says that Jesus died on the cross as the substitutionary sacrifice for sinners. The Quran denies that Jesus died.
The list goes on and on. If the Bible is true, then the Quran is false.
So, either the Quran is false, or it is false.
Islam is no contender with Christianity. It may have swords and bombs, but Christianity is the truth, and shall certainly triumph.