Despite my education being in engineering, I have a deep love for the arts. In high school I got into any band that I could. In addition to that I was in theatre club and on the yearbook committee. Also, anyone who knows me will know that I have a deep appreciation for film and literature. In fact, I’ve dabbled in the idea of becoming a film critic for quite some time. Having my engineering background, math and science are my job but film and literature is my love. My favorite posts on this blog are actually book or film reviews which might be a shock to most of my readers.
I had two experiences recently. The first experience was on a Muslim apologetics blog and looking at the comments. There was this really anti-Christian Muslim commenting on Christianity. He essentially said that Christianity doesn’t care about Law and good works. After challenging him, he started to misquote the Bible and naturally blamed this on Paul.
There are over a billion Muslims in the world. Dialoguing with them is getting more and more important since many of them live in the West. At Speakers Corner in London, many debates take place. Recently a young American lady went to Speakers Corner and debated some Muslim apologists. She probably didn’t know that these were heavyweight apologists who have been doing this for years. Leaving that aside, the way she debated was a perfect example what not to do when debating Muslims.
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.
Recently a Muslim apologist named Faiz tried to refute a blog post that I made about Muhammad in Song of Solomon 5:16. He didn’t even try to refute my points in my post but tried to make Muhammad into a type of Solomon. Here is his article:
Islamic apologists have often appealed to Hebrews 5:7 for support that Jesus Christ was not crucified or didn’t die. The most recent person to do this is Zakir Hussain in his recent debate against James White. Here is what the verse says:
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.
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.
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?
We hear about lots of conversion stories from Catholicism to Protestantism. Many of them go something like this: