Archive for the ‘Crucifixion’ Category

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 […]

Did Jesus really die on the cross?

The Apparent Death Hypothesis according to Dr. William Lane Craig by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT   This article is a response to a section of a debate that took place on the subject of the resurrection of Jesus between the Islamic scholar Dr. Shabir Ally and the Christian scholar Dr. William Lane Craig which […]

Did God die on the cross?

Unravelling the Trinitarian confusion on the death or survival of “God” on the cross by Ibn Anwar BHSc (Hons), MCollT           Standard Trinitarian theology teaches that in the incarnation of Jesus he existed in two natures—divine and human. These two natures are inseparable in the incarnation in the Son of God who is the second […]

Did the Egyptians use crucifixion?

Does the Qur’an commit an anachronism when it says there was ‘crucifixion’ in the Egyptian civilisation? by Ibn Anwar, BHsc. (Hons.), MCollT Today I had a dialogue with a Christian that goes by the name ‘kevangreen’ on Paltalk who was recycling a common objection raised against the Qur’an by Christian missionaries namely that it says that […]

Did Jesus really die on the cross?

The Apparent Death Hypothesis according to Dr. William Lane Craig by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons) This article is a response to a section of a debate that took place on the subject of the resurrection of Jesus between the Islamic scholar Shabir Ally and the Christian scholar Dr. William Lane Craig which can be viewed […]

Psalm 22

Is the crucifixion of Jesus predicted in Psalms 22? by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons)      Most Christians believe that Psalm 22 is a prophesy that was fulfilled by Jesus Christ at Calvary when he was allegedly crucified at the behest of the Roman prefect Pontius Pilate. The reason why Christians think that Psalm 22 foretells […]