Posts Tagged ‘Islam’

Lecture 5 in Survey of Church History. In this lecture Dr. Jonny White discusses the rise and development of the papacy, as well as the spread of Islam.

Part of For the Mission’s 2 year missionary training program, see bottom of the page for more details.

For the Mission is a non-profit missions agency located in Pensacola, Florida. We are in the mission to take the Gospel to the nations and make disciples of every people group on earth. The FTM institute functions in partnership with Ekklesia Theological Seminary and support of a few local like-minded churches. It was created as part of FTM’s missionary training/equipping program and seeks to provide free theological teaching for those called to become missionaries.

Here is the pre-conference (G3 Conference) debate between Dr. James White and Adnan Rashid. Below is the description from the YouTube video:

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, Sovereign Nations held a Christian and Islamic debate on the thesis “Do We Need the Cross for Salvation?” The debate was purposed by Sovereign Nations in the interests of promoting polemic, scholastic and respectful dialogue between Christians and Muslims.

Upholding the affirmative Christian position was scholar and apologist Dr. James R. White of Alpha and Omega Ministries while the Muslim position was presented by scholar Ustadh Adnan Rashid. The debate was moderated by Sovereign Nations’ Founder, Michael O’Fallon.

There are major theological divides that separate Christianity and Islam. One of the most difficult to unwind is the denial of the crucifixion of Jesus in Muslim tradition.

The penal substitution of Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary for the sins of his elect, His resurrection and assumption are the foundational to the doctrine of justification in Christianity. Christians believe that on the cross, Jesus voluntarily bore our sins. Jesus allowed people to lie about him and kill him. He used the evil done to him to bring good to others. He sacrificed himself and demonstrated the greatest love of all. On the cross is where we are redeemed, and it is where a Christian’s sin debt to God is canceled.

There are major theological divides that separate Christianity and Islam. One of the most difficult to unwind is the denial of the crucifixion of Jesus in Muslim tradition.

Though the assertion that Jesus did not die on the cross appears in only part of one difficult verse in the Qur’an, scholars agree that the majority view within Islam is that the Qur’an affirms categorically that Christ did not die on the cross and that God raised him to Godself.

The debate offered strong points from both sides with the cross examination period being respectful but aggressive and pointed.

Please enjoy this lively and fascinating debate free of charge.

After Wheaton College disciplined a professor for wearing a hijab and saying “Christians and Muslims worship the same God,” a firestorm of protest and charges of “bigotry” descended on the college. The real problem is that no one believes in religious truth anymore—all that will be allowed is religious opinion, hence, you can’t let your opinions offend anyone! But the reality is, this question is vital, and it allows us to go much deeper into what really divides *believing* Christianity from *believing* Islam. Hopefully this brief discussion will shed some light on the topic.


It comes up in almost every debate…why did Jesus say “Eloi, Eloi, Lama sabachthani”? Christians need to be ready to use this question as a glorious grounds for the proclamation of God’s truth of what was happening on the cross!


Jeff Durbin from Apologia Radio/TV/Church recently spoke at a conference on Islam. Jeff was asked to teach on one of the central teachings of the Christian faith: the Trinity.

Have you struggled to understand this vitally important teaching? Have you wanted to be able to explain this truth? Take a look and share this message with your friends and church!



I knew Elton Simpson.

On Sunday, May 3, 2015, Elton and a friend opened fire at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas. He was shot and killed shortly after. Elton and his friend drove from Arizona to Texas to attack a gathering celebrating free speech — by displaying artistic depictions of Muhammad. Images of Muhammad are considered highly offensive to Muslims.

No, Elton was not insane. Elton was not mean. Elton was not rude. Elton was not wild-eyed. Elton was not constantly angry. Elton never threatened me. Elton was calm, level-headed, smart, and studious. He was generally kind and well-mannered.  Bright and articulate, he spoke smooth and easy. Elton was not a poor unwanted outcast; a down-and-outer he was not. Neither the simplistic narratives of the right or left work for him.

Elton Simpson


I am convinced the secular world will never properly understand people like Elton…

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The Great Trinity Debate, London, 2010

A debate from Trinity Road Chapel in London, February, 2010, James White and Abdullah al Andalusi.

Did Jesus Claim Deity? James White vs Shabir Ally in Toronto 2012

Genocide in Iraq

Posted: August 9, 2014 by revivalbiblestudy315 in Persecuted Church
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The word genocide should never be used lightly. But it must be used when it accurately describes what is going on in a region—like the genocide against Christians and other religious minorities in Northern Iraq.

I am sensitive to this issue of genocide, because I have friends whose families were part of the Armenian genocide carried out by Ottoman Turks in 1915.  Also because my wife’s grandmother’s family was wiped out in the Greek genocide of Asia Minor in 1923.  Her grandmother survived the Greek holocaust in Smyrna. The stories about slaughtering men, raping the women, and burning their homes are all true. My wife’s grandmother was 12 years old when she got on the last boat out of Smyrna as the city was being burned. She came as a refugee to the United States. These early 20th century genocides were aimed at driving Christians out of Asia Minor.

American Christians usually know…

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