Not least among my objections was the depiction of Christian Christology and Theology i. I endeavoured to demonstrate that such a Christology was impossible, and that frankly, the Muslim historical picture was simply propaganda. There is simply no evidence that any Christian group held to such beliefs.
Why not "bury the hatchet" in a spirit of mutual trust and respect? Christians believe firmly in respecting members of other faiths but believe equally firmly that the salvation of the world remains vested in the work of Jesus Christ who died for the sins of men at the cross of Calvary.
In so doing it has negated the heart of the gospel, that is, the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For the apostle Paul said: Islam is committed to challenging the claims of Christianity. In many situations what is looked at is a false Christianity.
What is needed is not an abandonment of the contest, but for discussion to be greatly increased in a spirit of amicability, love and mutual understanding.
The subject struck at the roots of the dilemma between Islam and Christianity: Even though it was one of the wettest periods in the history of Durban, a large crowd of about 6, filled the outdoor tennis stadium.
Both Muslim and Christian participated spiritedly in the occasion. The text of the debate is recorded at the end of this book and the open, frank, but charitable manner in which the speakers gave account of themselves is clear for all to see.
The debate was initiated from the Muslim side. This Muslim leader had held similar debates in South Africa with other Christians, including one with the co-author of this book, John Gilchrist, before a similar crowd six years earlier. Before the debate was ended, many, many Muslims were to hear, perhaps for the first time, a clear proclamation of the gospel of God.
Such a debate as this could not produce a "winner" in one sense of the word, as the issues under discussion had divided many nations for long ages and it was hardly likely that one side would be so successful in presenting its case that all adherents of the other would summarily abandon their heritage and change their religion.
The great advantage of a dialogue such as this is that the adherents of both religions gained an excellent opportunity to hear both points of view. An atmosphere was created where each individual could examine the claims of another religion freely while evaluating those claims against the arguments for his own position.
As Christians, we believe that the case for the biblical gospel is the right one, and it is our firm conviction that the arguments set forth by Page 11 Mr. McDowell, though limited by time, were convincing proof that our case is a sound one.
In this book the entire debate is reproduced without bias. Accordingly, all readers, whether Christian or Muslim, are free to judge for themselves.
We are convinced that the debate furthered the cause of the Christian gospel among the Muslims of South Africa. With such a conviction, we have published this book. It is our firm persuasion that it will do much to further the ministry of the gospel to Muslims throughout the whole world.Introduction.
In my paper The Exclusion of the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula, I questioned the historicity of the presentation of early Muslim-Christian relations that we find in the Sira and the Hadith. Not least among my objections was the depiction of Christian Christology and Theology (i.e.
ontological doctrine of God) attributed to the Najran Christians in the Sira. A brief introduction to the meaning of Islam, the notion of God in Islam, and His basic message to humanity through the Prophets.
This website is for people of various faiths who seek to understand Islam and Muslims. It contains a lot of brief, yet informative articles about different aspects of Islam.
New articles are added every week. A Brief Introduction to Islam (part 1 of 2) A Brief Introduction to Islam (part 1 of 2) Rating: The foundation of the Islamic faith is belief in the Oneness of Almighty God - the God of Abraham, Noah, Moses and Jesus.
A Brief Introduction to Islam (part 2 of 2) View all parts together User Comments View comments Add a comment. Christianity is the largest religion in the world. The most popular religion in the world, Christianity has well over two billion followers.
Christianity was founded in Palestine by . Christianity is not evil. ISLAM is evil. Christians believe the Bible, and do not wish to harm others.
They attempt to follow CHRIST, the one who is known for doing good!
They do not strap on bombs and behead their enemies. Islam on the other hand is evil. They murder children, behead Christians, and anyone that doesn't agree with their false religion.
Islam is better, Cause it teaches us to respect all the religion. All types of religion supports peace. As well as Christianity and Islam.
But as a believer in Allah i would not hesitate to say that my religion is best. But we all should respect each others believes. And Al .