Archive for the ‘Christianity’ Category

James Dunn: Jesus said, “I am not God.”

“Why do you call me good?” : Jesus claimed he was not God Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCoLLT According to the eminent scholar on the historical Jesus Dr. James Dunn who is Emeritus Lightfoot Professor of Divinity in the Department of Theology at the University of Durham, the reply that Jesus gave to the rich […]

The Silence of the Sheep

2000 years of constant Christian rebellion against Jesus by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons). MCollT   Jesus: Do not tell anyone! Christian: Nope. I am going to tell everyone and anyone! The above is precisely the phenomenon that we witness with regards to the many, many instances of the so called Messianic Secret as recounted for […]

Vicarious atonement is not divinely sanctioned

The concept of vicarious atonement in western Christian theology: A Human Invention By Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT In religious lectures, dialogues and debates with interlocutors like Dr. William Lane Craig and James White, a specific image of the cross is presented and the manner by which they present their case impresses the impression that […]

The Cross: The Symbol of Abuse

The Christian Cross: The Most Celebrated and Recognised Symbol of Child Abuse by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT One of the most adhesive theological conundrums that Christian soteriology constantly faces today is the idea that the Father’s action in giving up His son Jesus to His enemies to be flogged, stripped and nailed naked on […]

The concept of God in Christianity is deficient

Dr. William Lane Craig: The biblical concept of god is morally deficient by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT In the Craig’s List (William Lane Craig) of absurdities, one that really stands out is his argument against the Islamic concept of God. He argues that “Islam has a morally deficient concept of God” [1] because whereas […]

Jesus refused to be called ‘good’

“Why do you call me good?” by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT Jesus is recorded to have denied the epithet ‘good’ that is attributed to him by an unknown person in Mark 10:17-18 (which is retained by Luke in Luke 18:18-19): “As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell […]

Evidence persuades us that the cross did not kill Jesus

Did Jesus really die on the cross?: A revisitation by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT Christian missionaries confidently declare to Muslims that Jesus, according to them, as a fact of history, was crucified and died on the cross at the behest of Pontius Pilate. They cite scholars such as Marcus Borg, Bart Ehrman and Gerd […]