Monthly Archives: October 2010

What is a contradiction worth?

Some people see a contradiction, or for that matter a number of contradictions, in the Bible and straight away they are celebrating the fact that the Bible is not inerrant as Christians claim it to be. According to them contradictions are … Continue reading

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Further reasons to reject the death penalty for apostates as taught by Islam.

1. Love as the highest expression of religious obedience is a voluntary act as exemplified by Jesus in the voluntary giving and sacrificing of himself. To return this love we must imitate this love. Love must be free to choose in order … Continue reading

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Islam, the ethically superior position on the forgiveness of sin?

“(3 – the larger context) God’s love comes about through forgiveness, and vicarious atonement is not really forgiveness. If my neighbour owes me 1000 pounds, I have three options: 1 I can insist that he pay it back 2 I … Continue reading

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The so-called gospel blood curse against the Jews.

“What is unambiguously significant in this verse is (1) the exoneration of the Jews, even though they themselves claimed to have killed Jesus (Quran 4:157; Peter Schafer, ‘Jesus in the Talmud’). Hence the verse saves the Jews from the Gospel … Continue reading

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A venerable koranic scholar’s comment about the crucifixion of Jesus.

“The usual view of the Qur’anic commentators is that a crucifixion did not take place, although it seemed to. Mainstream Sunni Islam has never required one to take a position here. The issue does not appear in the classical theology … Continue reading

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The ten commandments as the basis for Jehovah’s covenant with Israel.

Deuteronomy 4 v 1 : “And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.” The children of Israel were a people formed by Jehovah … Continue reading

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Jesus the Son of God lying in a manger.

Matt 2 v 1-2 “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the … Continue reading

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A church service without a mention of the blood of Christ.

I never thought I would  experience a church service where the blood of Jesus was not sung or preached or prayed about. Where the word blood was not mentioned once. In a song or a prayer or a sermon. I would have thought … Continue reading

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A tale of two potters and two fields

Matthew 27 v 9: “Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, and they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value: And … Continue reading

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