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In the Name of God بسم الله


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  1. Huh, so a simple prophet, being Jesus here, is going to raise the dead on judgment day and render their judgment to either everlasting life or everlasting punishment. I don't know, if Shia are giving specifically divine characteristics to Jesus when they believe he is only a simple prophet then maybe the accusations of idolatry could be flipped. But doesn't your Qur'an contradict your assertion that Jesus will be the judge of all mankind? Qur'an 83:4-6 says the dead will stand before the Lord of the worlds. So Jesus is Lord of the worlds now for Islam? Also Qur'an 4:87 says Allah will gather t
  2. Yet scholars have long recognized since C.H. Dodd that what has been dubbed the Johannine Community was centered around the beloved disciple who was an eyewitness and his testimony and teachings form the Gospel of John: https://books.google.com/books?id=QQzjDM_L7-oC&printsec=frontcover&dq=gospel+of+john+eyewitness+testimony+scholars&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjQlLj33t7cAhWoiOAKHaB_DAkQ6AEIQDAF#v=onepage&q=gospel of john eyewitness testimony scholars&f=false https://books.google.com/books?id=oRCdxOJWvcQC&printsec=frontcover&am
  3. (Note: I intend none of this to be rude or disrespectful towards the Islamic religion, this is simply my point of view as a Christian) It is expedient for Muslims to throw out the Gospel of John from the Gospel tradition considering the fact that it refuted Islamic theology centuries before Muhammad first preached about the Qur'an, just as it is expedient for Muslims to throw out pretty much everything in the New Testament that Islamic theology does not agree with. Christians do not view the Gospel as one book specially revealed to Jesus by Allah like Muslims believe how Qur'an was r
  4. Probably because Shias tend to act better towards Christians and Jews, like Hezbollah protecting Christians in Syria from radical Sunni extremist groups. Sunnis have historically acted more aggressively. I don't have anything against Sunni Muslims but it's just fact.
  5. I'm a Christian and I have two Muslims friends, both are Shia.
  6. I never said that at all, YHWH isn't just a local tribal deity, he is God of all things. He chose the Israelite's to be his people. "Allah" is just the Arabian version of him it seems.
  7. *rolls eyes* Yeah, blame it all on Paul. Your theology isn't very good.
  8. But YHWH has revealed himself to be the one true God. Jews and Christians worship him, and if Islam is going to lay claim as an Abrahamic faith, then you ought to acknowledge Allah and YHWH as the same.
  9. Wikipedia notes: as well as: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahweh So, is YHWH the same as Allah? As a Christian, I certainly consider him my God, the only true God of all things, and the only one deserving of worship. I would consider Allah the Islamic "spin off" (I don't mean that in a rude or offensive way) of YHWH. Thoughts or other opinions/viewpoints?
  10. Nobody volunteered. Jesus was crucified. This is a simple fact of history that few reputable scholars deny.
  11. Well, I refer you to what is known as the 'strong case for the resurrection', and there is indeed a rather strong case from a purely historical perspective. Though yes, technically history cannot affirm or deny Christ rose from the dead, it does however provide strong evidence for it in my opinion, evidence that cannot simply be overlooked. I understand one of the persons in this video has been notably hostile towards Islam, but it is not about him, here he is speaking to a notable and well respected New Testament scholar and historian. This video really just scratches the surf
  12. I will give you my personal reasoning for following Christianity. I am a Christian because I believe Jesus proved himself through his resurrection, if Christ had not done this then I would follow no religion because I could never know who is telling the truth or not, not even Christ; but because Christ rose from the dead I know his message to be valid. For me, his resurrection proves Christianity and certain parts of Judaism. Christianity as a religion would not have continued if Christ had not been raised, the apostle would have given up and gone home. But because of their witness of Chr
  13. Fair response, but I am not asking about the proof of God, as God can be proved in many ways. My question is about the proof of religion and its prophets, that being in this case, Muhammad and Islam. So many others have come claiming revelation, many times they contradict each other, so which one should we believe? What did Muhammad do to show he was a true prophet?
  14. Many people have claimed some kind of divine revelation throughout history, so in that respect Muhammad is no unique. I want to know your reasons for choosing Islam over any other religion, and why I should chose it. Why should we believe in Muhammad over Zoroaster, or Buddha, or Mani, or Joseph Smith, or Ellen G. White? How is Muhammad superior to these other "prophets"? How did he prove himself? What makes him unique?
  15. From what I have read in most of the scholarly literature, YHWH was originally a Bronze age Kenite God who was slowly transmitted north into Iron age Canaan, and was eventually adopted as the national God of the Kingdom of Israel and Judah around 930 BC. A small faction of Yahwist, the earliest known being the prophet Elijah (900 BC), advocated for the worship of YHWH alone over other gods, and this lead to other Israelite prophets like Amos (760 BC) and Hosea (730 BC) following in his foot steps. This faction eventually spread to Judah after northern refugees from Israel began fleeing south,
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