Posts Tagged ‘Jesus’

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 […]

Was Jesus Really Almighty God?

Was Jesus ever thought of as God by the earliest strata of evidence or traditions that we have of him? A brief treatise. by Ibn Anwar BHsc (Hons), MCollT The most eminent theologian and New Testament scholar Father Raymond Brown writes: “The slow development of the usage of the title “God” for Jesus requires explanation. […]

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 […]

Did Jacob wrestle with God, Jesus, or an angel?

Did Jacob have a cosmic wrestling match with God? By Ibn anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was […]

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 […]

Does Titus 2:13 finally prove Jesus is God?

  Examining Titus 2:13 in light of biblical scholarship by Ibn Anwar, BHsc (Hons), MCollT “waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,” (Titus 2:13) (emphasis added)   The Trinitarian Christian believer that happily and gloriously believes in the divinity of Jesus will joyously cling […]