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The New Testament Canon: Man-Made of Divine? Notes on my debate with Adnan Rashid by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

Recently I was invited to speak to Ustad Adnan Rashid on the topic, "The New Testament Canon: Man-made or Divine?" Even though text-critical issues are not my forte, I thought a discussion on the temperament of the New Testament community would be something interesting to discuss with Adnan. The five ways in which I wanted to answer the question of this debate were in the following sequence: The nature of Christian inspiration in that which [...]

The Qur’an before the Qur’an by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

(15-Minute read). Keith Small wrote that any religion professing to be the sole foundation of truth should never shy away from any form of scrutiny. He wrote; “Many people of all faiths and no faith have come to realize that religious tradition cannot be followed blindly. If a religion is to commend itself in this age, it must be open to the hardest and best questions put to it. We no longer live in [...]

By |2021-07-29T12:29:49+02:00April 21st, 2020|Holy Books, Islam, Muhammad, Quran|2 Comments

3 Things every Christian should know about the Qur’an by Pastor Rudolph P. Boshoff

(5-Minute Read). The Qur'an is the Holy Scripture of the Muslim People with a vast influence communicating a quality of Allah (sifa) expressing His will. The Prophet Muhammad is said to be the sole guide through whom Allah delivered this holy book via the angel Jibreel (جبريل "Gabriel"). Christians should note that this book supersedes the Christian Scriptures in the estimation of every Muslim, and is the “furqān” (الفرقان‎, "The Criterion") to these people. To [...]

By |2021-07-29T12:35:45+02:00January 3rd, 2020|Holy Books, Quran|0 Comments

Jesus, God, and the Qur’an, on the Christian Scriptures by Pastor Rudolph Boshoff

5 Minute read: In my recent discussion with Dr. Sayyed on the question, ‘Is the Bible God’s Word’ my central claim was that ultimately we can only answer that question once we have endeavored to look at the claims of Jesus as a true Prophet. My very central claim against Dr. Sayyed’s presentation, in fact, was threefold and I will briefly outline my argument in this article. First, we need to ask the question concerning [...]

The Textual History of the Qur’an and the Bible by John Gilchrist (Refuting Deedat’s ‘Is the Bible the Word of God’).

Most Muslims do not believe that it is becoming of a true Muslim to condemn another man's religion. Certain exceptions to this rule exist, however, one of whom is Ahmed Deedat who regularly attacks Christians and their religion in a spirit reminiscent of the Crusades of old. One of his recent efforts to condemn Christianity is his booklet entitled Is the Bible God's Word?, first published by his Islamic Propagation Centre in Durban in 1980. In [...]

By |2021-08-14T23:58:17+02:00March 30th, 2019|Ahmed Deedat, Holy Books|0 Comments

The Uniqueness of Jesus in the Qur’an and the Bible by John Gilchrist.

For too long Christians and Muslims have debated their differences of belief about Jesus Christ in a context which has allowed scant room for discussion about those points in the Qur'an and the Bible where these two books are in agreement about certain features of his life and personality. The time has come, surely, for Christians and Muslims to analyze these points of agreement for we are unlikely ever to come to a consensus of [...]

By |2021-08-15T00:49:25+02:00May 15th, 2017|Holy Books, Islam|0 Comments

The Unmeetable Challenge to Islamic “History” by Vladimir Susic

When we talk about unmeetable challenges, we often think about some marvelous achievement in technology or science that nobody can quite meet. However, in theological waters, an unmeetable challenge is one that utterly destroys the opponents worldview by posing a question that inherently, if unanswered,leaves his position unbelievable. One of the unmeetable challenges that can be leveled against Islam are the ones in regards to their views of history. Islam, in its theology, holds many [...]

By |2021-08-15T00:55:06+02:00January 30th, 2017|Holy Books, Islam|0 Comments

Origins and Sources of the Gospel of Barnabas by John Gilchrist

INTRODUCTION Although the Gospel of Barnabas has in recent years been distributed fairly widely throughout the Muslim world in many languages, most Muslims have not as yet seen a copy of this book. Nevertheless the knowledge of its existence is fairly widespread in the Muslim community. Since 1973 the English translation of the Gospel of Barnabas by Lonsdale and Laura Ragg has been reprinted in large numbers by the Begum Aisha Bawany Wakf in Pakistan [...]

By |2020-03-14T13:14:04+02:00July 28th, 2016|Church History, Holy Books, Islam|0 Comments

The Bible compared to other religious texts by Winfred Corduan.

Once again, I wish to underscore that a survey of all the writings for which inspiration has been claimed at one time or another is not possible. In the preceding argument, I tried to show that one is not necessary either. Further, one could even question that such a survey is desirable for reasons other than the quest for knowledge, once it has been established that there is one exclusively inspired Scripture. Still, we can [...]


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