C. If I am to accept this, I must do so on your authority alone, since you cannot prove it
from the Qur'an. But I notice that now you admit that part at least of earlier revelations have not
been abrogated by the Qur'an. Reason teaches us that what the Bible says of (1) the Nature and
Attributes of God, (2) Historical facts, (3) the Moral Law, (4) Prophecies, and (5) the Plan of
Salvation, cannot possibly be abrogated.
77. M. Some of these may be. Why should not the way of salvation be altered from time to
time? In Moses' time it was necessary to believe in him, in Jesus' time in Him, in Muhammad's time
in him. So it is necessary to obey successive kings, each in his own time.
C. This is contrary to Reason, for it represents God as fickle and changeable. He is the
one King in religious matters, so the analogy does not exist. Moses did not claim to be the
Saviour, nor did any other prophet. They all bore witness to Christ, in whom alone can salvation be
found (John xvii. 2, 3; Acts iv. 12). The Messianic prophecies are the essence of the Old
Testament, and that of the New is contained in John iii. 16. Moreover, Christ declares "Heaven
and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away" (Matt. xxiv. 35). He states that
at His second coming He is to be the judge of living and dead (Matt. xxv. 31-46; cf. Acts iv. 12).
Reason shows us that these things can never be annulled. Your