This post is a follow up from my last post. Read it to get up to speed on my refutation of Dr. Brown’s critique of my post.
When I was in University I always used to hear the following phrase from Protestants: “Why do you guys make such a big deal about the Pope? He’s just a man.” No Catholic would object to the statement that the Pope is just a man. He certainly plays an important role but in the end, he’s just a man.
I think that our culture has become intellectually lazy. It’s easy to listen to Mark Steyn, Douglas Murray, or Lauren Southern and conclude that Muslims are invading our precious Western culture and it will be destroyed if this problem is not dealt with. Of course, a minority believe that the cause of our woes is secular leftism(or just leftism as the secular is redundant). As a Christian, I don’t have much interest in preserving the modern Western world. I am only concerned with the spreading of the Christian faith; the one true religion, outside of which there is no salvation.
Today Protestants and some self-hating Catholics across the globe are celebrating the career of the renegade and apostate monk named Martin Luther. Being Catholic, I oppose his theology and his career as a “reformer”. Regardless, many articles have been popping up on the anti-Semitism of Martin Luther. They say that he paved the way for the holocaust. Of course when people say this, they often take a shot at the Catholic Church as well saying they were no better.
It’s that time of year again. It’s nearing October 31 and Dr. White is talking about the reformation. Ironically, he’s making it less glorious than he’s made it out to be in the past. A bit odd in my opinion. He covered several topics a while back. I want to comment on some of them. The times are for the video above.
Anyone who’s familiar with Christian apologetics against Islam knows about Surah 4:157. It’s the verse in the Quran that forces Muslims to oppose the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The verse was “revealed” 600 years after the event that is at the center of the Christian faith.
It’s October 2017. This is the month that many Protestants will celebrate the so called “reformation” since it’s 500 years from the posting of Martin Luther’s complaints on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. I’ve been thinking of Protestants a lot this month. If Luther had not done what he did, the people who today call themselves Protestant would be attending the Roman Mass and praying the Rosary.
Recently Islamic apologist Paul Williams posted a pretty good article on his website. It’s called How to Explain the Sharia to Your Christian Neighbor. If I were a Muslim, I’d pretty much use these arguments to defend Sharia to a Christian. Here is the article:
Christianity and Islam have a very different history when it comes to apologetics. Christianity needed to engage in apologetics immediately whereas Islam didn’t need to. Islam had an empire and held the sword over Christians. Even if the Christians could refute Islam, it didn’t matter because they were ruled by the Islamic Caliphate.
Historically the West has always been firmly opposed to Islam. This is because of the strong Christian Tradition of the West. Unfortunately, the strength of the faith in the West is a mere shadow of its former self. I’ve never met a Western convert to Islam before but there are Western converts. Having reflected on the arguments for Islam and Christianity, I find the arguments for Islam to be overall very weak. The Islamic sources show a very poor understanding of the two religions that it’s trying to usurp.