The debate on the topic of, “Do we need the Cross for Salvation?,” has been published online by the host of the event, Sovereign Nations and can be viewed here:
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- Debaters – Br. Adnan Rashid and Dr. James White
- Topic: Do we need the cross for salvation?
- Date: January 17th, 2018.
- Time: 7 pm.
- Livestream: No.
As of yet there is no confirmed livestream of the event, however if this changes we will be sure to update the general public.
The general reception to the words of the published topic are mixed. The cross, literally, is not needed for salvation in Christianity and so it is understood that a more accurate interpretation of the topic itself would be along the lines of, “Do we need the crucifixion/ sacrifice of Jesus/ blood of Jesus for Salvation?” Nonetheless, this is a debate that boils down to soteriological differences between Islam and Christianity. Debates between Muslims and Christians on this topic or those similar to this topic have not seen much progress beyond the overused argument of, “there is no justice in Islam for sin if no one is punished”.
As was done for the debate between Br. Zakir Hussain and Dr. James White, I will publish a bingo card of key phrases/ arguments to be used by the Christian debater. It received a great reception last time around in London, and one can hope the same for this upcoming event. The intent behind a bingo card is not to mock or demean anyone but to encourage the introduction of new argumentation, to move beyond repeating old polemics, it also becomes a fun way to see if it’s possible to predict what argument a speaker would use.
and God knows best.