A Muslim objects:

“Even in your bible Jesus (pbuh) shown as sinner (Matthew 12:1-3). What disciples did and Jesus(pbuh) allowed was stealing nothing else. By allowing this, Jesus (pbuh) would be as guilty as them.

What does the text actually say? “

Answer:

I think Muslims are too obsessed in proving the Bible being not from God than they are supposed to read and study it the way they should. They always end up condemning Islam. Islam teaches that Jesus was sinless, so how can this Muslim even dare to attack Jesus being a sinner? Ridiculous!

Let’s answer this objection:

Matthew 12:

1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them.
2 When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.”
3 He answered, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? …

Obviously, “stealing” was not an issue here. Jesus’ accusers did not even accuse the disciples of stealing. Stealing is ALWAYS unlawful, not only on the Sabbath. Maybe this Muslim is projecting his own thoughts into something that was not considered stealing at this time and culture?

In fact, his objection is clearly refuted by the Torah:

Deuteronomy 23:
24 If you enter your neighbor’s vineyard, YOU MAY eat all the grapes you want, but do not put any in your basket.
25 If you enter your neighbor’s grainfield, YOU MAY pick kernels with your hands, but you must not put a sickle to his standing grain.

The disciples of Jesus and Jesus himself were fully in accordance with this law. The only disagreement between Jesus and the religious elites was on the issue whether the plugging of grain due to hunger was to be considered work and forbidden to do on the Sabbath day.

Come to Jesus O Muslims, you cannot fight against the truth. Receive your salvation today.