Brother Peter Cunliffe’s Speech on the Syrian Crisis

Brother Peter Cunliffe’s Speech on the Syrian Crisis By Quran and Bible Blog Contributor Peter Cunliffe Editor’s Note: Below is a transcript of brother Peter Cunliffe’s speech at the Indo-Chinese Association Building in Winnepeg, Canada.             Salaam alaikum. My name is Peter and I thank you for allowing me the chance to speak and share …

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Recommended Reading: Imam Al-Nawawi’s “Etiquette With the Quran”

As-salaam alaikum.  I just finished reading Musa Furber's translation of Imam Al-Nawawi's famous book "Etiquette With the Quran" and firmly recommend it to all Muslims to read as well.  Imam Al-Nawawi was a scholar of the Shafi'i school and is well-known for his important scholarly works.  He died in the year 676 AH.  May Allah …

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Missing Books in the Bible

Missing Books in the Bible By Quran and Bible Blog Contributor stewjo004 بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْم “God had taken a Covenant from the Children of Israel… But they broke their Covenant, so I cursed them and made their hearts hard. They changed the words from their original places and have forgotten a huge piece of …

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The Concept of Abrogation in Scripture

The Concept of Abrogation in Scripture By QuranandBibleBlog Contributor stewjo004 بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ “Whenever I abrogate any verse or cause it to be forgotten, I bring one better than it, or similar to it, don’t you know that God is able to do all things?” - The Quran, Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:106             Abrogation is …

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Did Thaschus Cæcilius Cyprianus Quote The Comma Johanneum?

More scholarly information debunking the apologetic myth that Cyprian quoted the Johannine Comma. See also: https://quranandbibleblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/13/did-cyprian-quote-the-johannine-comma-1-john-57-8/

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The data were examined and the following points were concluded:

1) the Cyprian quotations are not verbatim; 2) the quoted portion (“these three are one”) already exists in v. eight; 3) Cyprian glossed several passages including multiple glosses in John’s first epistle; 4) Cyprian sometimes engaged in mystical interpretation; 5) Cyprian failed to mention it in his most explicit exposition regarding the Trinity; 6) Augustine never cited the Comma despite his reverence for Cyprian; 7) the arguments in favor of authenticity presume a scenario regarding patristic citation that never existed; 8) the silence speaks loudly in light of the concurrent history. The cumulative force of the data suggests that the most probable conclusion is that Cyprian did not quote the Comma but instead found the Trinity in an allegorical interpretation of 1 John 5:8.

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The hole gets bigger for Cerbie…Numbers 31:18 and the “virgins”

The following is from J. Keir Howard's book "Medicine, Miracle and Myth in the New Testament" (p. 52): "...for the term 'virgin' was used in Jewish parlance simply to designate a girl who was considered too physically immature to conceive." What makes this more shocking is that Howard is specifically referring to Mary, the mother …

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Did Cyprian quote the Johannine Comma (1 John 5:7-8)?

Here is a good discussion of the apologetic claim that the 3rd-century "church father" Cyprian quoted the "Johannine Comma".  Some Christians use Cyprian's quote as "proof" that the corrupted reading of 1 John 5:7 is authentic, but the evidence shows that this is false.  Below are some relevant quotes from the article.  The author gives …

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Revisiting the scientific errors in the Bible – Christian apologist Cerbie digs himself into a bigger hole

Since Cerbie/Paulus decided to bring science into the debate (instead of answering a simple question about what Jesus said to the high priest 🙂 ), let us explore some of the embarrassing scientific errors in the Bible.  These are taken from an earlier article "Science in the Bible and the Quran: Searching the Holy Texts …

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Did the apostle John write the “Gospel of John? Here are five reasons why the answer is “no”.

Some excellent points by brother John Stewart on why the Gospel of "John" could not have been written by the "beloved disciple" John: 1. No claims in the entire book to be authored by John Nope, not once. 2. The use of third person instead of first person If I’m telling a story to my …

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