Archive for the ‘Bible’ 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 […]

The Nameless Gospels

The Anonymous Gospels of the New Testament by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT Dean at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Keith Fullerton Nickle informs his readers that the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) are anonymous literature. We simply have zero clue who wrote them. “We must candidly acknowledge that all three of the Synoptic Gospels are […]

The Nazareth Inscription

Does the “Nazareth Inscription” confirm the resurrection? by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT     Some hours ago, an article dated April 1st, 2015 that makes the bold claim that “Caesar confirmed the resurrection” was brought to my attention.* The article is written by Henry B. Smith Jr. who earned his MAR (Master of Arts […]

John 5:23 fails the Trinitarian

Does John 5:23 command the Johannine community to worship Jesus as they worship the Father? by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT Many Trinitarians quickly shout “Jesus is God” when they encounter John 5:23 which says, “that all may honour the son as they honour the Father. Whoever does not honour the Son does not honour […]

An examination of Jeremiah 8:8

Qur’an 5:44, Jeremiah 8:8, the scribes and the corrupted Torah by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT “The Bible has noble poetry in it; and some clever fables; and some blood-drenched history; and a wealth of obscenity; and upwards of a thousand lies.” – Mark Twain, Letters from the Earth One of the brothers on my […]

An examination of John 8:56-59 and Exodus 3:13-14

Is Jesus Almighty God because he said, “Before Abraham was, I am.”? by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT In this article, we will be exploring John 8 verses 56-59 and Exodus 3, verses 13-14. Once again, we come to one of the Johannine literature, the Gospel According to John*, to see whether Trinitarians have a […]