As all of my readers on this blog know, I’m a huge fan of Church history. I study Church history because I think it’s a very useful tool when engaging the enemies of God.
Several years ago, when Michael Coren used to be a Christian, he had a scuffle with the anti-Christian, sodomy promoting Rabbi Shmuley Boteach over the issue of Pius XII. All Boteach could do was slander the Pope and then said to Coren: “Read Hitler’s Pope!”
Ever since the 1960’s, the enemies of God have been going after Pope Pius XII. After WWII many Jews thought of Pius XII as a hero. Even Israeli foreign minister Gold Meir upon the death of Pius XII said: “When fearful martyrdom came to our people in the decade of Nazi terror, the voice of the Pope was raised for the victims. The life of our times was enriched by a voice speaking out on the great moral truths above the tumult of daily conflict.”
White And Ally – Two Sides Of The Same Coin
James White is an inconsistent apologist. He is more than happy to point out how Islamic apologists like Shabir Ally use double standards to attack the Christian faith but when it comes to attacking Catholicism, he throws those standards out the window.
The Sanhedrin – The Majority Of Scholars That Rejected Christ
According to the majority of scholars….The majority of scholars say…..Most scholars have concluded….
Ever heard these lines before when dealing with Islamic apologists? I certainly have. To Islamic apologists, this argument carries a lot of weight. However, they’ll only pull out the “majority of scholars” when it backs up their position. Since I have written on this inconsistency in the past, I won’t repeat it here. I want to touch on how to confront these arguments head on.
Recommended Reading For Rabbi Buchwald
As I responded to a Rabbi in my last post, I will respond to another one here. This time it is Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald. He is the head of the National Jewish Outreach Program or NJOP.
Pope Urban II
Rabbi Michael Skobac is a Jewish apologist involved with an organization called Jews For Judaism. His organization specifically argues against groups like Jews For Jesus and similar groups. For this I can’t really blame him since those groups often use dishonest tactics that bring their ethics and integrity into question. I should also point out that Rabbi Skobac seems like a very kind individual whom I could see myself having a meal with or maybe watching a Blue Jays game.
These days it’s hard to look at the Religion section in your local bookstore and not see several anti-Christian books by the famous apostate Bart Ehrman. It seems that he’s always got another book coming out attacking the Christian faith. As bad as things seem to be, all is not lost.
The Quran – The Holy Book of the Islamic Faith
The first Islamic document to attack Christianity is not some polemicist in the 7th or 8th Century but the Quran itself. The Quran attacks doctrines such as the Trinity and the Crucifixion of Christ. It attacks Judaism as well.
Pope Eugene IV Who Presided Over The Council Of Florence
I was once asked if I believed in interfaith dialogue. I told my friend that it depends. Dialogue is a word borrowed from two Greek words, dia and logoi. Dia means “through” and logoi means “words”. To put it plainly, dialogue means “through words”. At this point it is evident that dialogue is certainly a means to an ends.
St. Athanasius – Defender Of The Incarnation
The concept of the Incarnation is difficult to grasp for most Jews. Orthodox rabbis like Rabbi Tovia Singer state that God cannot come down in the form of anything. I find this odd since the Rabbi is telling God what he can and cannot do. The truth is, God comes down to earth in the form of a man several times in the Old Testament.