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Showing posts with label Witnessing. How to Share With Those of Different Religions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Witnessing. How to Share With Those of Different Religions. Show all posts

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

A Rebuttal To Muslims False Claim That Matthew Cannot Be Trusted

There is a passage towards the end of Matthew in which he states that a number of saints rose from the grave after the resurrection of Jesus:

Matthew 27:51-54 says:
"And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God."

Muslims state that Matthew must have been lying because such a momentous event like this would have been reported far and wide and yet only Matthew reports it.

However, I would submit that the reason the writers of the other gospels did not mention the multi resurrections was because they were not direct eyewitnesses of it. Remember the 4 gospels were based on the actual events/speeches that were witnessed/heard by the eyewitnesses (except Luke who collated his findings/investigations together from the other eyewitnesses and is remarkably consistent with the other 3 gospels). It could be that only Matthew saw it happen. Maybe Mark and John didn’t see it happen and therefore (as faithful witnesses) did not write it down as they only wrote down what they themselves had seen and heard.

Matthew's gospel was specifically written in a

Monday, 18 October 2010

Significance Of The Scapegoat On Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). Revised

Please note (for the reasons given below) I have had to revise the article
The Significance Of The Scapegoat On Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement).
I have now transfered it here (as a new article) and deleted the original article.

The whole section following the heading "An Explanation Before I Continue" is where you will find the difference compared to the original article. Everything (before that section) is exactly as it appeared beforehand. Anyway, this is the revised article.

This  Revised Article
I was asked to explain the significance of the scapegoat and to explain it in a way that youngsters would understand.   In the process of putting my answer together I came across some amazing historical information.

I will first show the answer I gave, then (at the bottom) give you all this amazing historical information from the Jewish Talmud which re-emphasises that Jesus IS the Messiah and completely satisfies God's requirements for our salvation. This was my answer:

Reply To A Rabbi. Why There Can Be No Forgiveness Without Blood Sacrifice

I read an article which was written on a Rabbis website. This article was attempting to prove that Jewish people have never believed that blood ALONE was necessary for God to forgive. He gave examples from the Bible showing that God many times forgave without the sacrifice of animals. His comments were related to Leviticus chapter 17.  (Incidentally, please click on this shortcut link   Why God Required Animal Blood Sacrifice, In The Bible?  which is a full answer to why God DID ALWAYS require blood for forgiveness). I decided to write to the rabbi refuting his arguments.

He surprisingly replied to my email with further comments and questions (not specifically answered within the article I quoted above). I then sent another email replying to his questions. I would like to show the contents of the questions and answers because it illustrates the truth proving how the Jewish people (like all people) can find  eternal forgiveness of sins in no other sacrifice than the one done by Jesus (Yeshua).
This was my email: 

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Why Jesus Is The ONLY Way To Heaven and How To Be Saved

Edited 31 Oct 2011 and 13 Feb 2012 (see sections in bold)

If you are reading this it is probably because you are either intrigued or you are someone who is serious about getting right with God but maybe do not know why Jesus is the only way? Let me give a fairly brief analysis on why Jesus is the only way to be eternally saved and why He is the only way, through whom we can become worthy and certain of Heaven.

Before I do this let me just say that NO religion in the world can come even remotely close to offering what Jesus offers. Only Christianity claims their messiah and Lord to have risen from the dead and because of this only Jesus can offer us the following:

* sins forgiven eternally
* enabling us to become "born-again" becoming a new person with the characteristics of God
* enabling us to be transformed, washed and cleansed from the inside from all guilt, shame and impurity
* being filled with God's Spirit
* a close intimate relationship with God through His Spirit within us
* the resurrection from the dead
* certainty of going to Heaven
 (after physical death or at the rapture - whatever comes first) receiving new glorified bodies which can always experience constant joy, love, peace, purity, perfection and boundless abilities
* everlasting life in the presence of God eternally

I will now explain why these things are a reality through Jesus! 

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Islam. How to share with Muslims

This post will give you information about what Islam teaches,
what muslims hold dear and generally how to share your faith with them.

A Westerner's first impression will probably confirm the Muslim's claim to a simple, uncomplicated faith. An apparently uncluttered theology works itself out in a seemingly rigid, puritanical way of life. A deeper knowledge of current movements in Islam may give pause for thought, but a superficial view of Islam reveals a male-dominated society with strict taboos on drink and tobacco. What then does Islam believe?
What follows is what Muslims believe (as if stated through 
their own mouths -not as if stated by this post)