Archive for the ‘Crucifixion’ Category

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The substitutionary hypothesis is not an obligatory article of faith in Sunni Islam

Sunni Muslims are not obliged to believe that Jesus’ alleged crucifixion was vicariously experienced by another through some odd divine ruse by Ibn Anwar BHsc (Hons), MCollT   Traditionally, many exegetes of the Qur’an have maintained the substitutionary hypothesis, i.e., Jesus’ suffering, crucifixion and death was experienced by another person that bore Jesus’ semblance. It […]

Is John 3:16 really from Jesus?

And Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son*, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” Or did he? Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT     The above quotation is from the infamous John 3:16, which is a fundamental text for […]