Among the people alive today, there are those who believe in God and seek His guidance, but do not yet follow Quran. As of 2010, it is likely that most people in the USA have never even seen a Quran, although by now most have at least heard of it. This may seem surprising considering the Quran has been available for nearly as long as the Bible. The following verses describe how believers who have the Bible react to the Quran it comes to them.
[28:52] Those whom we blessed with the previous scriptures will believe in this.
[17:107] Proclaim, "Believe in it, or do not believe in it." Those who possess knowledge from the previous scriptures, when it is recited to them, they fall down to their chins, prostrating.
[29:47] We have revealed to you this scripture, and those whom we blessed with the previous scripture will believe in it.
[3:199] Surely, some followers of the previous scriptures do believe in GOD, and in what was revealed to you, and in what was revealed to them. They reverence GOD, and they never trade away GOD's revelations for a cheap price. These will receive their recompense from their Lord. GOD is the most efficient in reckoning.
When believers who have the Bible encounter the Quran, they will recognize it as scripture from God. So, why are there so many people who read the Bible yet don't read the Quran? The Quran describes the behavior of corrupt people who knowingly conceal the truth from believers:
[2:146] Those who received the scripture recognize the truth herein, as they recognize their own children. Yet, some of them conceal the truth, knowingly.
[2:89] When this scripture came to them from GOD, and even though it agrees with, and confirms what they have, and even though they used to prophesy its advent when they talked with the disbelievers, when their own prophecy came to pass, they disbelieved therein. GOD's condemnation thus afflicts the disbelievers.
[2:76] And when they meet the believers, they say, "We believe," but when they get together with each other, they say, "Do not inform (the believers) of the information given to you by GOD, lest you provide them with support for their argument concerning your Lord. Do you not understand?"
A little knowledge of history and observation of current events in the news should suffice to demonstrate these verses apply now, particularly in regarding the Catholic church. As per 2:76 a concerted effort has been made to prevent believers from knowing the truth from God. Concealing the truth has been the modus operandi of the Catholic church from its beginnings, when it attempted to limit the language of the Bible to Latin and control who among the people were taught Latin. From its beginning, the Catholic church has promised salvation to those who paid with coin. This was eventually met with protest from church members in the 16th century. Look again at 2:76.Protests resulted in a major separation from the Catholic church, from which modern Protestant denominations were formed. However, the Bible had already been altered to serve the corrupted practices established by the Catholic church. Warnings about this are included in Quran:
[4:171] O people of the scripture, do not transgress the limits of your religion, and do not say about GOD except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was a messenger of GOD, and His word that He had sent to Mary, and a revelation from Him. Therefore, you shall believe in GOD and His messengers. You shall not say, "Trinity." You shall refrain from this for your own good. GOD is only one god. Be He glorified; He is much too glorious to have a son. To Him belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. GOD suffices as Lord and Master.
The concept of "Trinity" was introduced by the Catholic church and has spread through it into all christian denominations and sects. Numerous other idolatrous practices and false teachings have been introduced into Christianity through alterations made to scripture by the Catholic church over centuries. Among these false additions to scripture is the 3rd to the last verse in the last book of the modern Bible, a verse which did not exist in older copies of the Book of Revelation, but appeared only in later copies written centuries later.
Revelation [22:18] For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book;
[22:19] and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away[k] his part from the Book[l] of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
This false verse warns people that no words can be added without incurring a curse from God. It is often extended thru inference during christian sermons to mean there would be no additional scripture. This is used to instill fear into people before they ever read Quran, which explains why so few people in the USA have seen one. Of course, those who have read Quran know that such false teachings cannot succeed.
[21:18] Instead, it is our plan to support the truth against falsehood, in order to defeat it. Woe to you for the utterances you utter.
[8:8] For He has decreed that the truth shall prevail, and the falsehood shall vanish, in spite of the evildoers.
Present news reports about corruption within the Catholic church hierarchy expose the hypocrisy at its core to people all over the world. Members of the church are witnessing the priests they once trusted for religious guidance being exposed as perverted and demented child rapists and liars. Those who have the benefit of Quran have been warned not to reverence human beings.
[5:44] We have sent down the Torah, containing guidance and light. Ruling in accordance with it were the Jewish prophets, as well as the rabbis and the priests, as dictated to them in GOD's scripture, and as witnessed by them. Therefore, do not reverence human beings; you shall reverence Me instead. And do not trade away My revelations for a cheap price. Those who do not rule in accordance with GOD's revelations are the disbelievers.
Now, those who believe but have been mislead, and who have had their trust in human beings shattered, may rightly begin to question what they've been taught. These people may now be willing to open their eyes to what they have been told not to look at by their deceptive false teachers. After all, God has said:
[35:31] What we revealed to you in this scripture is the truth, consummating all previous scriptures. GOD is fully Cognizant of His servants, Seer.
One God/One Religion
[21:92] Your congregation is but one congregation, and I alone am your Lord; you shall worship Me alone.
[21:93] However, they divided themselves into disputing religions. All of them will come back to us (for judgment).
In these times when so many God seeking people have had their faith destroyed and are (along with most of us) so disgusted by the behavior of hypocrites who have been posing as moral leaders, shouldn't we be asking...
[57:16] Is it not time for those who believed to open up their hearts for GOD's message, and the truth that is revealed herein? They should not be like the followers of previous scriptures whose hearts became hardened with time and, consequently, many of them turned wicked.
So we can finally...
[17:81] Proclaim, "THE TRUTH HAS PREVAILED, and falsehood has vanished; FALSEHOOD WILL INEVITABLY VANISH."
Peaceful Friday, salaam, and God bless.