The CruciFICTION Series: Part 3 – What the Prophets of Old Foretold

The CruciFICTION Series: Part 3 - What the Prophets of Old Foretold بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْم “...But they did not kill him, nor crucify him... Rather God raised him up towards Himself. God has always been the Ultimate Authority and the Source of all Wisdom.” (4:157- 4:158)  Contention 3: There are no prophecies that foretell …

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Bible Contradiction – Mark 11:12-14, 20-21 versus Matthew 21:18-20

Matthew 21:18-20 Early in the morning, as Jesus was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered. When the …

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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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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 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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7Q5 is a fragment of Mark? Not so fast!

As-salaam alaikum.  Over at BloggingTheology, I was involved in a recent discussion about New Testament manuscripts.  Brother Paul Williams pointed out that there are no 1st-century CE manuscripts of the NT, to which a Christian apologist with a particular hostility to Islam, whom I refer to as "Cerberus" (or "Cerbie" for short), claimed that there …

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Christian Fanatic “madman” Has Some Trouble With The Law of Moses

As-salaam alaikum!  I introduced the Christian fanatic and anti-Islam bigot "madman" on the blog a short while ago.  "Madman" admitted that the laws of the Tanakh, such as execution for adultery and homosexuality, are still in effect and that Christians must follow and enforce these laws.  In the continuation of that discussion, the topic switched …

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Paul and the Evolution of Christianity

Paul and the Evolution of Christianity “I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.  I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.” -         1 Corinthians 9:22-23             Paul of Tarsus is arguably the most influential and …

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