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24 February 2016
We continue with the publication of John Gilchrist's new book, The Qur’an and the Historical Jesus with Chapter 5: The Crucifixion of Jesus and Chapter 6: Jesus the Son of God. Examining some of his more recent debates, Sam Shamoun exposes Shabir Ally’s Contradictions and Inconsistencies [Part 1, Part 2] as well as One Muhammadan’s War against Allah and His “Messenger”, Part 1 and how The Apologist of Shirk Strikes Again! Responding to Ali Ataie, he provides evidence from the Bible for Worshiping Jesus as God [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4]. Similarly to Shabir Ally above, Ataie's claims are culminating in A Muslim Polemicist Becoming a Mushrik. In the last contribution for today, Sam Shamoun asks: Who really is Muhammad’s Allah?
The next three chapters of John Gilchrist's new book, The Qur’an and the Historical Jesus, are now available: Chapter 2: John the Baptist, Chapter 3: Bibi Maryam, and Chapter 4: The Virgin-Birth. Furthermore, a new tract by Roland Clarke: Save the Children. Finally, we recommend our readers a look at the short mediation Season's Greetings with Good News!, and at Mark Durie's Open Letter to President Obama.
20 October 2015
Silas continues his series on the question, Is ISIS Islamic? — Part 2: Muhammad did it, ISIS does it, Part 3: Understanding Islam and ISIS today, and, related to that issue, Egypt's Grand Mufti's Grand Deception. Dallas Roark reflects on “Jihadi John” and his statement “I will go back to Britain… and will carry on cutting heads off”. Seeing so much evil and suffering, will this world ever escape the grip of Satan? Roland Clarke ponders: Who can overpower Satan & release his captives?, God our Savior, Redeemer and What causes us to seek God? Sam Shamoun starts a new series, Turning the tables (Parts 1a, 1b, 1c, 2). During the next few months, we will make available John Gilchrist's new book, The Qur’an and the Historical Jesus, starting today with the Introduction, Chapter 1: The Historical Jesus, and the Bibliography. Already in July, Samuel Green revised and expanded his articles on The Different Arabic Versions of the Qur'an and on The Preservation of the Qur'an.
19 June 2015
First a teaser, Introducing a new book entitled, "What every Christian needs to know about sharing the Gospel with Muslims" by Roland Clarke, and then the book itself: What every Christian needs to know about sharing the Gospel with Muslims. Sam Shamoun provides several christological articles: Our Great God and Savior, The Eternally Praised God, The Messiah on Yahweh’s Throne -- The NT Witness to Jesus’ Divine Sovereignty over all Creation (Part 1, Part 2, Addendum), and The Divine Messiah Revisited -- Even More OT Proof for the Messiah’s Godhead (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3a, Part 3b). Then a rebuttal series answering to arguments by Shabir Ally: Did Jesus Claim to be God? A Dawagandist Indirectly and Tacitly Answers Yes! (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3a, Part 3b, Part 4a, Part 4b). Finally, a rebuttal to some arguments originally made by Ahmed Deedat: Worshiping Jesus as God (Part 1, Part 2a, Part 2b, Part 2c, Part 3).
26 March 2015
Today we want to point our visitors to a few important publications (both Christian and secular) found on other websites. By now, ISIS has murdered thousands of Christians in the Middle East and committed unspeakable atrocities — from burning a captured soldier alive to the crucifixion of Christian children. In February, ISIS beheaded 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya according to their own propaganda video. We have come across a tract written by some Christians in response to last mentioned atrocity asking the members and supporters of ISIS, and in fact everyone, some relevant questions: Two Rows by the Sea (also available in Arabic). Mark Durie wrote on Challenging Islam’s Warrant to Kill. The Atlantic has published a thorough analysis of ISIS that is well worth studying: What ISIS Really Wants [21 pages], and we want to offer our readers a quick one-page synopsis of that article as an appetizer and stepping stone towards the original detailed publication.
14 March 2015
Adrian ponders the Muslim terror attack against Charlie Hebdo: #JeSuisCharlie versus #JeNeSuisPasCharlie — How to stop the war between Secularism and Islam. Dallas Roark contributed Why Do Muslims Hate Christians? and Confusion in Islam: Which Gabriel do you trust? Roland Clarke suggests fruitful ways to engage with Muslims in meaningful conversation: A Heart for Eternity, and Mighty to Save. Sam Shamoun contributes a substantial number of articles on christological topics, i.e. the question of the identity of Jesus Christ, the central issue of discussion between Christians and Muslims: An Articulation of the Doctrine of the Glorious Incarnation, Jesus Saves Exactly the Way God Saves, Worshiping the Lord Jesus as Jehovah God Almighty, Worshiping Jesus as God — Refuting another Anti-Trinitarian Objection (Part 1, Part 2), The Incomprehensible and Omniscient Son of God, God Alone is Good (Part 1, Part 2), The Messiah Most High Part 1a, 1b, Part 2a, 2b, The Coming of Israel’s Divine Shepherd King (Part 1a, 1b, Part 2a, 2b), More evidence that Jesus is infinitely Better And Greater than Muhammad. Finally, a rebuttal to the MDI (Sami Zaatari), Even More Proof that Jesus is God Incarnate! (Part 1, Part 2).
19 January 2015
With the article, Kareem Abdul Jabbar – Islam’s Most Valuable ‘Useful Idiot’, Silas evaluates and rebuts a particular reaction to the Charlie Hebdo attack. Moreover, he discusses Islam's and Christianity's different concepts of God's rule in this world in and/or through believers in the article: Jesus’ Kingdom Versus Muhammad’s Kingdom [Is ISIS Islamic? — Part 1]. Sam Shamoun exposes Islam’s Bad News versus the Good News of Jesus Christ (Part 1, Part 2) and contributes Seeing the unseen God – Addressing a typical JW objection to the Deity of Christ (Part 1, Part 2). Roland Clarke helps us Reflecting on 2014 and proposes a Fish tank parable illustrating God's power to save.
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