Does Jesus mean ‘Savior’?

Jesus’ name in Greek was Ἰησοῦς Iēsous, which is the Greek transliteration of the original Hebrew/Aramaic יְהוֹשֻׁעַ‬, the same name as the Joshua/Yehoshua in Hebrew. The prophet Moses renamed his successor Hoshea son of Nun to “Jehoshua” (Numbers 13:16) and it sometimes is shortened to The name is shortened to Yeshua ישוע‎ (eg.…

Who is Jesus?

Who is Jesus?

Probably one of the most debated topics between different People of the Book relates to the Prophet Jesus, son of Mary, and who exactly he is. For example, Muslims such as Dr. Zakir Naik and Ahmed Deedat happily accept that the Prophet `Īsā is the Messiah and born of a virgin.…

The Names of `Īsā found in the Qur’ān

Hazrat 'Isa's Qur'anic Titles

The Qur’ān is a large book in Arabic, a foreign language for most people in the world. For that reason, few people have an accurate understanding of all the different subjects covered in the Qur’ān. One of the most important subjects in it concerns the different prophets God has sent into the world at different times.…

The Sinless Prophet

One mistaken idea many people share about the different prophets God sent is that they were all sinless. This idea goes against both common reason and God’s Word. It goes against reason because the prophets were also descendants of Adam just as all other men and shared his sinful and self-centered nature.…

Prophets are thieves and robbers?

John 10:8—”How could Jesus teach that all the holy prophets before him were thieves and robbers?”

This is one of the more ridiculous attacks against scripture. It is exceedingly obvious to anyone familiar with the Injīl that Jesus has a very high view of the previous prophets (Mt 5:17; Mt 12:3; Lk 13:28; John 8:39,40).…

Luke 14:26 – teaching hate?

Luke 14:26 – “Does Jesus teach hate here?”

This argument shows a simple ignorance of the way ancient authors used language. It’s called hyperbole, and it’s very common rhetorical technique used in ancient writings.
Everyone in Jesus’ day understood that he was not teaching literal hate, but rather “love less than me.”…

Matthew 11:15-16 – Clearing Temple

Mark 11:15-16 – “Why the emotional outburst of overturning tables at the temple?”

On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple area and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts.

Mark 11 – Cursing Fig Tree

Mark 11:12-14 – "Why did Jesus have an emotional outburst at the fig tree – couldn’t he just have made figs appear?"

This objection is rather a desperate attempt to find fault with Jesus. As Jesus so often does, he uses everyday objects and images as metaphors to teach his disciples a spiritual point.…

Jesus never died??

<h2 class=”objection”>Matthew 12:40—(Question #2): “Since Jonah was in the belly of a fish alive, Jesus must have been alive in the tomb also, so Jesus never actually died on the cross.”</h2>
<p><a href=””>[see here for the related question of duration; 3 days &amp; 3 nights]</a></p>
<p>Deedat only made this argument credible by selectively presenting certain parts of the verse and concealing others.…

Matthew 8:28-34 – Did Jesus steal pigs?

<h2 class=”objection”>Matthew 8:28-34 – &quot;Jesus stole a herd of pigs &amp; kills them, so he is a thief”</h2>
<p>Jesus clearly did not &quot;steal&quot; this herd of pigs, for he never even touched them; sending demons into something can hardly be considered &quot;stealing&quot;.…