Bassam Zawadi said on fb @24.12.19:
“William Lane Craig said:
“I am not saying that where there’s a lack of information you can make a leap of faith. Believing on the basis of the witness of the Holy Spirit is a rational decision – it is not a leap of faith. We have another source of warrant for our Christian beliefs that makes that belief rational. So I’m not advocating a leap of faith. Now, I disagree heartily with this nonchalant stance of the Christian apologist who says, 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐭. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐥𝐞. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲. It seems to me that the Scriptures would say you would never be justified in taking such a step. Never would you be justified in renouncing Christ and outraging the Holy Spirit of grace that is within you by committing apostasy.”
Historian Dr Paula Fredriksen argues that the New Testament texts have often been read as antagonistic to Jews and Judaism due to the long history of Christian anti-Judaism. Paul too has been misread. Her conviction is that the Paul of history stands entirely within Judaism. Fredriksen makes the following insightful observations about Paul’s exalted Christology…
via A new work on Paul’s understanding of Jesus within Judaism draws some surprising conclusions — Blogging Theology
His mouth is full of sweetness; he is Muhammad in every way. Such, O women of Jerusalem, he is my beloved, my friend…
When dealing with the fact that a Bible passage in the Song of Songs or Shir haShirim 5:16 שיר השירים ה:טז in Hebrew where the word “Machamadim” מַחֲמַדִּים is clearly shown, Christian apologists like James White in his debate with Br. Zakir Hussain titled “Is Muhammed Prophesied in the Bible?” typically respond that it cannot refer to Prophet Muhammad (p) based on the following arguments:
- The context of the whole Song of Solomon is about human love or human sexual desire.
- The word is in adjective form and can be found in other places in the Bible.
- The word is in plural form.
White even boldly claims that this is the weakest argument the Muslims have on finding prophet Muhammad in the Bible.
Let us have a closer look and see if this argument is valid.
Human sexual desire or God’s beloved man?
To address his first argument, nowhere does Jewish and…
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“One of the most common arguments that Christian missionaries pose to the Muslims is that Islamic teachings allegedly affirm the authenticity and divine nature of the Bible that Christians follow today…
“…There seems to be a misconception amongst Christians. They think that Islam teaches that there once was an original Bible and then the Bible got corrupted. This is not what Islam teaches…
Conclusion: “…After appealing to the Qur’an, authentic traditions of the Prophet, his companions, early Muslims and greatest Muslim scholars we come to the conclusion that Islam does endorse directly and indirectly the textual corruption of the Torah and Gospel. There is no other source of religious Islamic authority one can go to. The issue is clear and Christian missionaries who are sincere and are truth seekers should stop using these out dated kind of arguments.”
For the details, follow the link:
by Bassam Zawadi One of the most common arguments that Christian missionaries pose to the Muslims is that Islamic teachings allegedly affirm the authenticity and divine nature of the Bible that Christians follow today (I’m not sure if they are referring to the Protestant or Catholic version or both. I guess it depends on with […]
via Evidence That Islam Teaches That There Was Textual Corruption of The Christian and Jewish Scriptures — Blogging Theology
In the video HERE An Introduction to the extraordinary similarity between early Jewish-Christianity and what Islam teaches is discussed… The original teaching that connects us to Allah, Most HIgh, is brought back in Islam.
A Paul (Bilal) Williams medley begins:
A very good overview of the New Testament and its historicity in simple terms, mashaAllah:
I recently did a quick 15 minute introduction to the New Testament that seems to have benefited quite a few folks, here’s the video: and God knows best!
via Introduction to the New Testament (Part 1) with Br. Ijaz Ahmad — Calling Christians
To ‘St Paul’ something is now ‘a thing’ it seems. Continue reading
In this video, Mustafa Aykol talks about his book, ‘The Islamic Jesus’, where – amongst other things – he tracks the movement of the Early Jewish-Christian community. This is a must read for anyone interested in a scholarly account of the supposed ‘paradox’ in the (not-so?) surprising affinity from two divergent traditions: a) the up-to-date, historical analysis of that community and b) the normative Islamic presentation of early ‘Jewish-Christianity’, which it calls ‘Islam’ (literally translated as ‘The Revealed Way to Submit to only ALLAH [God]’).
“Christian apologists in response to this weakening of their scripture, are now attempting to weaken the stature of the Qur’an’s preservation. Muslims for centuries, since the Qur’an’s revelation have held strongly to the belief that it is God who would guard the transmission and preservation of the Qur’an as is mentioned explicitly in Surah 15, Verse 9…
Christian apologists have challenged the Muslim world to apply their methodology of Textual Criticism to the Qur’an, so that we may establish that the dismal state of the New Testament manuscript record is on par with the Qur’an’s.
Unbeknownst to them, Muslims have been practising stringent critical studies of the Qur’an’s manuscript tradition since its revelation. For centuries before the development of New Testament Textual Criticism as it is known today, Muslims have been utilising the science of ‘Uloom al Qur’an (the sciences of the Qur’an). One such field within ‘Uloom al Qur’an is ‘Ilm al Rasm al Mushaf, or the Science of the Writing of the Copies of the Qur’an…”
You’ve got to read this!
Alhamdulillah, the paper is complete and can now both be viewed, and downloaded via Scribd:
Question and Answer:
- Did you write this all by yourself?Yes, I did. However along the way I had several brothers read it, authenticate my arguments, proof read it, criticise it, give suggestions, validate quotes, etc. This included Br. Waqar Cheema and Br. Ahmed Shaker.
- Were you asked to do this refutation?No, I was not asked to do this. I decided to do it after watching the debate and being annoyed at Jay’s dishonesty.
- Do you have Dan’s unpublished thesis?Yes, I do.
- Were you paid to produce this work?I was not paid for this work.
- How many words is this paper?The paper has 23, 908 words. It consists of 53 pages.
- Are you going to charge a fee for the paper?No, that has not crossed my mind and I don’t think it will.
- Why did it…
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