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.
I’ve been watching a lot of Zakir Hussain debates lately as he seems to be the new superstar apologist over in England. He has debated James White twice. The second time was recent and I’ve done a few posts on that debate. The first time was back in 2012 where he debated Dr. White on whether or not Muhammad is foretold in the Bible. I should point out that I don’t think that Zakir Hussain has been in a debate with cross examination. That would be interested to see him defend his theories under firm questioning.
Yesterday I was driving to a neighbourhood to meet a couple I know at a board game cafe. On the sidewalk, I saw three young girls walking together. They were all carrying rainbow flags. A little further on, I saw a man dressed as a woman. Not long after that I saw a clergyman in an alb with a rainbow stole. I then remembered that it was the day of the local Pride parade.
A couple of days ago, a declaration came out entitled the Nashville Statement. This statement reaffirms Christ’s teaching on marriage and condemns homosexual relationships. It is an Evangelical document and is signed by many prominent Evangelicals including John McArthur, John Piper, Albert Mohler and many others. While I’m a committed Catholic and not Evangelical, I agree with everything in this document.
So here is what happened. Dr. James White recently debated British Muslim apologist Zakir Hussain on whether or not Jesus was crucified. Zakir Hussain clearly won this debate. He didn’t win because his arguments were good, in fact, they were the exact opposite. They were arguments that were on par with Matthew Vines arguments for the Biblical blessing of homosexual relationships. They were that bad.
Hello everyone! I just came back from vacation and am now ready to resume posting my apologetic material. I will post some pictures and video soon for all too see. Recently my attention has been drawn to Islamic Apologist Paul Williams. He has been making short apologetics videos. Paul, if you’re listening, I must admit that I really like your videos. They’re well done, high quality and give a good indication of what Christians can expect from top Islamic apologists. Naturally, I expected Bart Ehrman to be quoted quite a bit. However, as a Christian I encourage you to make more of these videos.
Dr. James White has often said that Islam is a U-turn. In other words, it steps down from the high revelation of Jesus Christ and takes the Abrahamic tradition back several steps. I couldn’t disagree more. This U-turn statement gives Islam more credit than it deserves. If one looks at the revelation from the OT to the NT, one sees a smooth fulfillment. Does Islam go back to the OT?
If you’re a religious conservative living in the anti-Christian West, you’ve probably heard this argument put forward by either secular or “Christian” liberals. It goes something like this: Did you know X% of Christians/Catholics believe in this or that liberal idea that goes contrary to the Traditional Christian faith. Yes, polling has become an idol for liberals and apostates. It reveals their true liberal agenda as well. They don’t want to destroy Christianity, they want to ruin it and marvel in it’s defeat. I don’t know about you but I know that true Christianity will exist until the end of time. Liberals will never be able to defeat it. After all, who is more powerful: liberals or the Holy Spirit?
Who exactly is the greatest danger to our civilization? It’s probably not who you think. When I ask most people, I hear a large amount of answers. These answers include Muslims, Jews, Freemasons, bankers, injury lawyers, homosexual activists, people who make and distribute porn, and many others. Let’s call them the usual suspects for brevity.
Western civilization will soon collapse. Rod Dreher gives us a brilliant way out that we all should at least consider. In his book, The Benedict Option, Dreher holds St. Benedict up as a prime example of how modern believers can form lasting institutions that can survive the impending collapse of the West and help remake the West post-collapse.