199. M. The faith of Islam could never have spread so quickly over so many lands as
it did, if it were not the true faith and Muhammad a true prophet.
C. If that argument is correct, then Buddhism must be the true faith, for it spread
over more countries than Islam, it spread very quickly, and it spread peaceably;
whereas Islam was spread principally by the sword, certainly a very trenchant
argument! Now Buddhism was originally an Atheistic philosophy1, and is now a
system of demon-worship. It cannot therefore be true. Again, while Muhammad merely preached
his faith, comparatively few embraced it; but when he drew the sword and handed it on to
his successors to wield after him, then land after land was quickly2 won. In
this we see no proof of the truth of his claims. Both before and after Muhammad there have
been great conquerors.
200. M. God would not permit such vast numbers of men to remain century after
century in error, therefore Islam must be true.
C. In spite of your own belief that "He misleadeth whomsoever He willeth"