Archive for the ‘Bible’ Category

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 […]

Biblical Elisha and YHWH butcher little boys

You baldhead!: Young Boys Bullying Prophet Elisha By Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT In this fascinating story, we read about the great Prophet Elisha who is harassed by 42 naughty children and the reaction that he gives to that, which consequently results into something rather unpalatable to the sensible human observer. Christian missionaries often make […]

Bart Ehrman’s Mainstream Scholarship in Textual Criticism

Do We Have the Original Words of the New Testament Writers? by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT   Many conservative Christians today would unceremoniously dismiss scholars who question the veracity of biblical texts and would expel and ostracise the voice that dares to question the inerrancy (The belief that scripture is free from errors, i.e., […]

Is the Qur’an in stark contrast to the Gospels in its depiction of Jesus? Answering Dr. Michael Licona.

The Qur’an’s Low Christology Compared to the Gospels by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT I was asked by a brother named Kaleef Karim on 9th February 2016 to give some comments on what Dr. Michael Licona wrote about Mark and his low Christology. The following is my feedback to what Dr. Licona said and you can check the […]

Did doubting Thomas make Jesus God?

Thomas said to Jesus, “My Lord and my God”: Reconsidering John 20:28 in light of context and scholarship By Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT This is a favourite verse for Trinitarians when they argue for the divinity of Jesus. They say confidently that here lies a clear declaration of Jesus’ Godhood by his own intimate […]

A cup of tea with Unitarian scholar Prof. (Dr.) Sir Anthony Buzzard MA (Oxon.), MATh, Hon. PhD

Psalm 110:1 is a proof text for Unitarian monotheism that refutes the Trinitarian hypostasis: A brief exchange with premiere Unitarian scholar, Professor (Dr.) Sir Anthony F. Buzzard of the Restoration Fellowship, Atlanta Bible College by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT Thoughts on Psalm 110:1. Does it say “the Lord (adonai) said to my Lord (l’adoni)” […]

Dismantling the Trinitarian perception of John 1:1

A fresh new look at John 1:1 from a fresh new translation of the whole New Testament by the eminent scholar, Prof. Sir (Dr.) Anthony F. Buzzard. by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT The following traditional rendering of the beginning of the Johannine Prologue comes from the New King James Version. “In the beginning was […]