Archive for the ‘Crucifixion’ Category

The Crucifixion did not end Temple sacrifices

Animal sacrifice continued after the crucifixion: An indication that early Christians did not hold to the sufficiency of Jesus’ alleged sacrificial atonement by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT According to standard traditional Christian belief, all animal sacrifices ended with the death of Jesus on the cross which was, as Christians see it, the ultimate sacrifice […]

The Christian Concept of Salvation Falsifies the Trinity

Major Problems with the Christian Concept of Salvation: The Trinity becomes muddled in Christian Soteriology by Ibn Anwar, BHsc. (Hons), MCollT The concept of vicarious atonement is fundamental to mainstream Christianity. It is postulated that salvation is only acquirable through the acceptance of the death of Jesus on the cross as a divinely instituted sacrifice. […]

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 […]