Did Jesus Claim Deity? Shabir Ally vs James White [Debate]
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ,
This is the full debate between Br. Shabir and James White on the subject of, “Did Jesus Claim Deity?”. Pay close attention to the way James can’t specifically refer to Jesus’ verbatim words to validate his faith, indeed, he seeks to use letters written either in the very late first century or in the very beginning of the second century, Christian Era. He even attempts to use one branch of the ‘Carmen Christi’ theory (which we answered and rebuked him for in our video), aimlessly hoping that no one realises that other theories assert that Paul wrote those very verses. Keep in mind that Br. Shabir clearly indicates that to claim that Jesus claim deity based on Gospels and other forms of literature, is simply attributing deity from the man, deriving a God, from literature never sanctioned nor verified by the man himself. James goes on to demonstrate the natural progression of Jesus becoming a deity after the era of the disciples.
Look out for a few videos on this debate this Easter weekend (2012), insha Allaah.
wa Allaahu Alam.
[and God knows best.]