Learn these two points and present them first to Muslims and you will send them into a dizzying frenzy. Its is easy and effective!
Muslims deny the crucifixion and blood atonement!
This page contains the most powerful and devastating argument against Islam. There are two glaring points of contradiction within Islam.
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The Koran says:
"That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Apostle of God";- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not" (Q 4:157)
1. Allah is responsible for the origin of Christianity:
The Qur'an teaches (4:157) that when Jesus was about to be crucified, that Allah performed a miracle and made someone look like Jesus' identical twin. (Simon who carried the cross is often suggested as the person who was made to look like Jesus.) This deception of God, was so perfect, that it in fact deceived even the 12 apostles into thinking Jesus was crucified on the cross, when it was really Simon "Made to look like Jesus" who was nailed to the cross. Muslims have simply not comprehended the staggering implications of such a theology. It means that when the apostles preached Christ crucified, that they were reporting a truth, based upon the 5 senses of man! So for Muslims to claim that the New Testament story of the crucifixion of Christ is corrupted text, is wrong. It also means that Allah's deception on the cross caused the birth of Christianity. In other words, Muslims must admit that Allah is ultimately responsible for the creation and growth of the world's largest religion.
2. Islam rejects blood atonement and Substitutionary death but...
Muslims will claim that the whole concept of blood atonement and Substitutionary death is a forgery and a fraud and not from God. Since they reject inherited sin, Muslims will emphasize passages like Ezek 18:20 where each man will pay for his own sin. Muslims love to use the illustration of the speeding ticket. They say, "Why should I have to pay for someone else's speeding ticket? That is why the idea of Jesus dying on the cross for our sins is wrong." Yet Muhammad had simply not thought through his theology very well because it has not dawned on Muslims that when they say that when Simon or Judas were made to die in Jesus place, so he could escape death, this man paid the speeding ticket on behalf of Christ. Hence Muslim Theology is completely contradictory, for since Qur'an 4:157 says that God made someone take on the physical appearance of Jesus and died in his place, they not only have someone paying for a speeding ticket they did not deserve, they also have Substitutionary death.
Written by Brother Andrew
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