Here's a comment from Blogging Theology by Tactful83 which takes apart a hypocritical Christian argument against Islam by insincere Christians:
The sad part of all this is the fact that Sam Shamoun and David Wood will not allow meaningful dialogue or disagreement on this subject. Sam deleted my post on his Facebook page and my comment doesn’t even make it past the moderator at David’s website. I’m sure others have the exact same problem. Well, for what it’s worth, here is my original comment that Sam and David don’t want their readers to see:
You have to be careful when putting forth this type of argument because there are dozens of Bible verses that convey something strikingly similar. Christians shouldn’t be using double standards or uneven scales when engaging Muslims. We can’t apply a different standard to the Qur’an that we are unwilling to apply to the Bible. We must strive toward a high standard of truthfulness and honesty, and avoid using unfair and distorted arguments. There are far too many strong and compelling arguments against Islam to be using weak and ineffective ones. The God of the Bible does confuse, confound, deceive and harden the hearts of the wicked.
Here are just a few passages from the Bible that are strikingly similar to Surah 3:54 and 8:30 of the Qur’an:
Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, (2 Thessalonians 2:11 ESV)
Now therefore behold, the Lord has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; the Lord has declared disaster for you.” (1 Kings 22:23 ESV)
And if the prophet is deceived and speaks a word, I, the Lord, have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand against him and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel. (Ezekiel 14:9 ESV)
Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” (Genesis 11:7 ESV)
Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth. (Genesis 11:9 ESV)
O Lord, you have deceived me, and I was deceived; you are stronger than I, and you have prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all the day; everyone mocks me. (Jeremiah 20:7 ESV)
Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words, for I see violence and strife in the city. (Psalm 55:9 NIV)
But the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he did not listen to them, as the Lord had spoken to Moses. (Exodus 9:12 ESV)
So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills. (Romans 9:18 ESV).
My view on this argument is reinforced by a passage from Dr. James White’s book, What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur’an:
“Qur’an 3:54 And they [the disbelievers] schemed, and Allah schemed; and Allah is the best of schemers.
This text is often cited as evidence of some kind of dishonesty on Allah’s part, but the honest reader recognizes that just as God sent a lying spirit into the mouths of false prophets as a means by which He brought just punishment on those who rebelled against Him (1 Kings 22:23), and just as the New Testament warns those who refuse to love the truth will be caused to love a lie (2 Thessalonians 2:10-11), this text could well be saying that when people scheme against Allah and His ways, they will find Allah significantly better at that activity than they are.” (Page 114).
Christians having dreams and converting to Islam: