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Do James & Paul Contradict One Another?
“Don’t Paul & James contradict each other about faith and works?”
Many critics like to pick very selective verses from the writings of Paul & James to make it seem that these early Christian leaders had opposite teachings. If, however, you are familiar with the entire New Testament, this argument falls apart. …
Is Jesus for the Jews only?
Many critics of Jesus’ path like to point to two passages to indicate that Jesus was only sent for the Jews. This is rather like saying that Muhammad (pbuh) was sent only for the Arabs, because he never went outside of Arabia and the Qur’ān says in one place, “We have revealed to you an Arabic Qur’ān , that you may warn Mecca and those who dwell around it.”…
Did Jesus teach Salvation through Law?
Attempting to bypass the unique role of Jesus, critics have ignored other verses and focused on this one paragraph (and the rich young ruler account in Matthew 19:16-30) to argue that Jesus simply came to confirm the Law of Moses. This is the standard approach of critics—ignore ninety-nine passages which directly refute their ideas, and selectively present one or two misinterpreted passages which seem to confirm their ideas.…
Paul hijacked the Gospel?
“Paul hijacked Jesus’ message and changed it to fit his own interests”
There is no evidence from the Bible or any other reliable source that there was any major conflict between the apostolic community and Paul. Critics like to exaggerate Acts 15:39 as a major divide between Paul and Barnabas.…
Bearing Another’s Burdens?
“Jesus Cannot Bear Our Sins, since the Qur’an says that ‘No Soul Bears the Burden of Another’ (53:38)”
The Qur’an is often wrongly used to deny the Substitutionary Atoment of Jesus by those ignorant of its meaning. Here is what the Qur’an says:
Salvation in Qur’an & Hadith
Many Muslims wrongly focus on doing good deeds as the way we can earn our salvation, but there are strong indications in the Qur’an and hadith that salvation is primarily a matter of God’s mercy, not how many good deeds we can do:
O believers, follow not the steps of Satan; for whosoever follows the steps of Satan, assuredly he bids to indecency and dishonour.