James White and Reformation History

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.

The Great Irony of Surah 4:157

The Crucifixion Of Our Lord Jesus Christ

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. 

A little help from Pope Pius X

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.  

Bart Ehrman: Prophet of Islam

Dr. Bart Ehrman

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.

Western Converts to Islam

Hamza Tzortis – A Western Convert to Islam

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.

James White vs. Zakir Hussain on the Crucifixion

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.

Muhammad, Islam, and the Church

Jesus and Peter

Catholics and Protestants agree on a lot of things but at the same time we disagree on a lot of things.  One is the interpretation of Matthew 16:18.  The KJV reads:

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Has anyone ever wondered as to what the Islamic interpretation is regarding this verse?  Muslims believe that Jesus is a Prophet so they have to believe in what he says, including this verse.

Responding to Paul Williams on Acts 2:22

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.

Anglicanism and History

King Henry VIII – Founder of the Anglican Religion

The year 2017 is the 500th anniversary of what is called the Reformation.  One Church that emerged from the Reformation was the Anglican Church.  Of all the traditional forms of Protestantism, I loathe Anglicanism the most.  I feel this way because the Anglican religion was founded on lies and theft.