Christianity

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ,

This section of the website seeks to present in-depth articles that are well researched and studied on the religion of Christianity. All articles include full citations, references and valid quotations from publicly available Judeo-Christian literary resources (usually accessible on-line). Comments can be made under each article and questions or grievances can be sent to us, via our ‘Contact Us‘ page. Every article seeks to make use of scholarly Judeo-Christian literary works, inclusive of, but not limited to the fields of Exegesis, Hermeneutics, Patrology, Textual Crticism and Oral Criticism. We do implore our readers to familiarize themselves with some common fallacies available here, as well as exegetical fallacies available here [Note: PDF link]. It is a point of distinction that unlike some popular Christian Apologetic websites, that we do not appeal to such fallacies as they are in direct conflict with our editorial standards.

It should be noted, that this website holds the position that the Judeo-Christian faith is to be absolved of the notion that it is the truth. We hold it in contempt of being the path to salvation, due to it being a religion based on the interpolations and emendations of men throughout the centuries. Our belief promotes the view that the Judeo-Christian faith, initially held the truth as given by God through His prophets and messengers [may God be pleased with them all], however as time progressed, tenets became altered, scripture became corrupted and the truth, lost somewhere in a sea of ambiguity. With this in mind, you are now invited to roam through our vast [and growing] array of articles.

Articles:

A Comprehensive Overview of Christianity.
A cross examination on the historical bases of the Christian faith. Various pre-Christian ideological systems are contrasted with what is now known as Christian proto-orthodoxy. While not meant to be extremely detailed, this article does expound upon the Islamic view of some of Christianity’s tenets, as well as, promoting the Islamic understanding on the Christian faith in relation to its historicity. This article was authored by Brother Alex Haddad of Lebanon.

Is the New Testament an Inspired Word of God?
What is the New Testament? Why do Christians consider it to be scripture? Given that there is a plethora of manuscripts available to modern textual critics, how do we know what the true New Testament codex actually consists of? This article seeks to lay rest to some of these pertinent queries by examining the internal consistency of the synoptic Gospels, as well as investigating the possibility of manuscript corruption, interpolation and emendation. Do the synoptic Gospels really present a coherent view of the ministry and life of Jesus the Christ? These and other questions are answered in this presentation, authored by Brother Ijaz Ahmad.

Christ and the Hebraic-Mosaic Law (Mitzvot/ Shari’ah).
This oft repeated claim that Christ completed the law and therefore salvation by his sacrifice has become the only way to attain eternal salvation is investigated in this article. Did the disciples really forego the law? Did Jesus the Christ ever preach abolishment of the law? Can salvation by the law be demonstrated in light of the contrasting Judeo-Christian position of salvation by the death of the Christ? Authored by Brother Ijaz Ahmad, this examination of the Christian doctrine employs the use of a chronological dispensation of the narratives presented within the New Testament to demonstrate the beliefs of the disciples and early Church as it pertains to the Judaic law.

Where did Jesus claim to be God?
One of the more popular Islamic questions to Christians, as propagated by the late Shaykh Ahmad Deedat [may God be pleased with him], which always encourages heated discussion. Where did Jesus say, ‘I am God, worship me?’, has become an argument that while often used, is also very much misrepresented by Christian apologists seeking to put this question to rest. Is there an answer in the Bible for such a question? If such a question could be answered, does it have to employ the non-orthodox doctrinal position of Modalism? Or can there be an answer that conforms to the Trinitarian Godhead doctrine? Authored by Brother Ijaz Ahmad, this article seeks to answer some of the claims of Christian Apologetic, David Wood.

Where did Jesus claim to be God? [Part 2]
Samuel Green sought to qualify David Wood’s statements by projecting the Gospel narrative account of Matthew, with Jesus before the Sanhedrin as a Prophetic dialogue, thus demonstrating Jesus’ divinity, by linking his statements with those of perceived relevance from within the Pentateuch. A simple cross examination of his claims, coupled with usage of the Hebrew rendition of the verses, demonstrated his weak thesis and subsequent poor argumentation. A sound refutation of Samuel Green’s eisegesis by Brother Ijaz Ahmad.

Christianity and African Slavery.
This topic is of special concern to its author, Brother Ijaz Ahmad. Hailing from the Caribbean isles, his very identity, society and culture is based on the legacy of Christian colonialism and slavery. Schooled from a very young age on this topic, he sought to respond to the claims of the Christian Apologetic, Chessie L. Edwards. Using his intricate and in-depth knowledge of slavery, he demonstrates the roots of the triangular slave trade which breathed life into Western civilization and its foundations in the brutality of colonial Christian Europe. To top the article off, a video demonstrating the “fruits of Christian slavery” in the Western world has been included in the conclusion.

Salvation: God’s Grace or Self Righteous Suicide?
Spurred by an inflammatory article by Christian Apologetic, Chessie L. Edwards, Brother Ijaz Ahmad, examines the Christian position of salvation by grace, while contrasting it with the Islamic viewpoint of salvation. While brief and to the point, the article does seek to address some of the common arguments presented by Christians against the Islamic use of law to up-heave and negate societal ills from an inter-personal and intra-personal point of view.

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