60 Ques­tions For The Chris­tians To Answer

Accord­ing to most Chris­tians, Jesus was God-incar­nate, ful­ly man and ful­ly God. Can the finite and the infi­nite be one ? To be ful­ly God” means free­dom from finite forms and from help­less­ness, and to be full man” means the absence of divinity.

Trin­i­ty :

  1. To be son is to be less than divine and to be divine is to be no one’s son. How could Jesus have the attrib­ut­es of Son­ship and divin­i­ty altogether ?
  2. Chris­tians assert that Jesus claimed to be God when they quote him in John 14:9 : He that has seen me has seen the Father”. Didn’t Jesus clear­ly say that peo­ple have nev­er seen God, as
    it says in John 5:37 : And the father him­self which Has sent me, has borne wit­ness of me. You have nei­ther heard His voice at any time nor seen His shape”?

  3. Chris­tians say that Jesus was God because he was called Son of God, Son of Man, Mes­si­ah, and sav­ior”. Ezekiel was addressed in the Bible as Son of Man. Jesus spoke of the peace mak­ers” as Sons of God. Any per­son who fol­lowed the Will and Plan of God was called SON OF GOD in the Jew­ish tra­di­tion and in their lan­guageGen­e­sis 6:2,4 ; Exo­dus 4:22 ; Psalm 2:7 ; Romans 8:14. Mes­si­ah” which in Hebrew means God’s anoint­ed” and not Christ”, and Cyrus” the per­son is called Mes­si­ah” or the anoint­ed”. As for sav­ior”, in II Kings 13:5, oth­er indi­vid­u­als were giv­en that title too with­out being gods. So where is the proof in these terms that Jesus was God when the word son is not exclu­sive­ly used for him alone ?

  4. Chris­tians claim that Jesus acknowl­edged that he and God were one in the sense of nature when he says in John 10:30 I and my father are one”. Lat­er on in John 17:21 – 23, Jesus refers to his fol­low­ers and him­self and God as one in five places. So why did they give the pre­vi­ous one” a dif­fer­ent mean­ing from the oth­er five ones ?

  5. Is God three-in-one and one in three simul­ta­ne­ous­ly or one at a time ?

  6. If God is one and three simul­ta­ne­ous­ly, then none of the three could be the com­plete God. Grant­i­ng that such was the case, then when Jesus was on earth, he wasn’t a com­plete God, nor was the Father in Heav­en” a whole God. Doesn’t that con­tra­dict what Jesus always said about His God and our God in heav­en, his Lord and our Lord ? Does that also mean that there was no com­plete god then, between the claimed cru­ci­fix­ion and the claimed resurrection ?

  7. If God is one and three at a time, then who was the God in heav­en when Jesus was on earth ? Wouldn’t this con­tra­dict his many ref­er­ences to a God in Heav­en that sent him ?

  8. If God is three and one at the same time, who was the God in Heav­en with­in three days between the claimed cru­ci­fix­ion and the claimed resurrection ?

  9. Chris­tians say that : The Father(F) is God, the Son(S) is God, and the Holy Ghost(H) is God, but the Father is not the Son, the Son is not the Holy Ghost, and the Holy Ghost is not the Father”. In sim­ple arith­metic terms, if F = G, S = G, and H = G, then it fol­lows that F = S = H, while the sec­ond part of the state­ment sug­gests that F¹ S¹ H (mean­ing, not equal”). Isn’t that a con­tra­dic­tion to the Chris­t­ian dog­ma of Trin­i­ty in itself ?

  10. If Jesus was God, why did he tell the man who called him good mas­ter” not to call him good” because accord­ing­ly, there is none good but his God in Heav­en alone ?

  11. Why do Chris­tians say that God is three-in-one and one in three when Jesus says in Mark 12:29 : The Lord our God is one Lord” in as many places as yet in the Bible ?

  12. If belief in the Trin­i­ty was such a nec­es­sary con­di­tion for being a Chris­t­ian, why didn’t Jesus teach and empha­size it to the Chris­tians dur­ing his time ? How were those fol­low­ers of Jesus con­sid­ered Chris­tians with­out ever hear­ing the term Trin­i­ty ? Had the Trin­i­ty been the spinal cord of Chris­tian­i­ty, Jesus would have empha­sized it on many occa­sions and would have taught and explained it in detail to the people.

  13. Chris­tians claim that Jesus was God as they quote in John 1:1, In the begin­ning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”. This is John speak­ing and not Jesus. Also, the Greek word for the first occur­rence of God is hoth­e­os which means the God” or God” with a cap­i­tal G”, while the Greek word for its sec­ond occur­rence is ton­theos, which means a god ” or god” with a small g”. Isn’t this dis­hon­esty and incon­sis­ten­cy on the part of those trans­lat­ing the Greek Bible ? ? Isn’t such quo­ta­tion in John 1:1 rec­og­nized by every Chris­t­ian schol­ar of the Bible to have been writ­ten by a Jew named Phi­lo Alexan­dria way before Jesus and John ?

  14. Wasn’t the word god” or ton­theos” also used to refer to oth­ers as well as in II Corinthi­ans 4:4 “(and the Dev­il is) the god of this world” and in Exo­dus 7:1 See , I have made thee (Moses ) a god to Pharaoh”?

Sal­va­tion :

Chris­tians say that GOD lost His only son to save us”. To whom did God lose Jesus if He owns the whole universe ?

  1. If it was agree­able with God’s Majesty to have sons, He could have cre­at­ed a mil­lion sons the like of Jesus. So what is the big clear deal about this only son ?
  2. Why does the Bible say that Jesus want­ed to die on the cross, when the one on the cross was shout­ing My God, my God, why have you for­sak­en me?” accord­ing to Matthew 27:45 and Mark 15:33 ?

  3. If God had want­ed to save us, couldn’t He have done that with­out sac­ri­fic­ing Jesus ?

  4. God is Just, and jus­tice requires that nobody should be pun­ished for the sins of oth­ers nor should some peo­ple be saved by pun­ish­ing oth­er peo­ple. Doesn’t the claim that God sac­ri­ficed Jesus to save us because He was Just, con­tra­dict the def­i­n­i­tion of jus­tice ?

  5. Peo­ple sac­ri­fice things they have to get some­thing they don’t have when they can’t have both. Chris­tians say that God sac­ri­ficed His only son to save us”. We know that God is Almighty ; to whom did He sac­ri­fice Jesus ?

  6. A real sac­ri­fice is when you can’t get back what you have offered, so what would be the big deal about such a sac­ri­fice if God could recov­er the same offer­ing (accord­ing to the Chris­tians’ terminology)?

  7. If all the Chris­tians are saved through Jesus and are going to Heav­en no mat­ter what they do, then the teach­ings of Jesus are irrel­e­vant and the def­i­n­i­tion of good and bad are also ren­dered irrel­e­vant. If this is not so, then do Chris­tians who believe in Jesus yet do not fol­low his teach­ings nor repent go to Hell ?

  8. How can Chris­tians take deeds as irrel­e­vant after becom­ing one when Jesus saysMatthew 12:36 : But I say unto you that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account there­of in the Day of Judg­ment. For by the words thou shalt be jus­ti­fied, and by the words thou shalt be con­demned”?

  9. Chris­tians say that peo­ple go to Heav­en only through Jesus yet Paul says in 1 Corinthi­ans 7:8 – 16 that the unbe­liev­ing hus­band is accept­able to God because he is unit­ed with his wife and vice ver­sa, and their pagan chil­dren are also accept­able to God. So peo­ple can go to heav­en with­out believ­ing in Jesus accord­ing to this.

  10. How come the Bible says that all Israel is saved although they don’t believe in Jesus ? Doesn’t that con­tra­dict the claim in the Bible that the only way to heav­en is through Jesus ?

  11. Accord­ing to Chris­tians, those who have not been bap­tized will go to Hell. So even the infants and babies go to Hell if not bap­tized, since they are born with an inher­it­ed orig­i­nal sin. Doesn’t this con­tra­dict the def­i­n­i­tion of jus­tice ? Why would God pun­ish peo­ple for sins they nev­er committed ?

Holy Spir­it :

The only place in the Bible where the Par­a­clete was called the Holy Spir­it is in John 14:26 But the Par­a­clete, the Holy Spir­it, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remem­brance all that I have said to you”. What has the Holy Spir­it brought or taught for the last 2000 years ?

  1. Chris­tians say that the Par­a­clete means the Holy Spir­itJohn 14;26. Jesus said in John 16:7 – 8 : If I do not go away the Par­a­clete will not come to you”. This could not mean the Holy spir­it, since the Holy spir­it was said to have been there before Jesus was even born as in Luke 1:41 : Eliz­a­beth was filled with the Holy Spir­it”. Here, the Holy Spir­it was also present dur­ing Jesus life time. So how could this fit with the con­di­tion that Jesus must go away so that the Holy Spir­it will come ?
  2. In John 16:7 – 8, it says : But if go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will con­vict the world of sins and of right­eous­ness and of Judg­ment”. What do he” and him” refer here ? Don’t they refer to a man ?

  3. Does the Holy Spir­it talk to good Chris­tians and bad Chris­tians as well ? Is the Holy spir­it with them all the time or just at cer­tain times ? When does it start vis­it­ing a per­son who wants to become a Christian ?

  4. How can you as a Chris­t­ian tell if the Holy Spir­it is inside anoth­er Chris­t­ian ? How come many Chris­tians fooled peo­ple by claim­ing that the Holy spir­it was inside them only to be con­vert­ed to anoth­er reli­gion lat­er on ?

  5. Does the Holy Spir­it dic­tate what Chris­tians should do with­out choice or free­dom at all or does it only guide them and they have the free­dom to fol­low or not ?

  6. If the Holy Spir­it dic­tates what Chris­t­ian should do, why do Chris­tians com­mit sins and make mis­takes ? How can you explain the con­ver­sion to oth­er reli­gions and athe­ism of many Chris­tians ? Are they told to do that by the Holy Spirit ?

  7. If the Holy Spir­it guides Chris­tians only, and they are free to do what they want, then how do we know that the writ­ers of the Gospels didn’t make mis­takes in writ­ing them ?

  8. If Chris­tians believe that the Holy Spir­it comes and talks to them every­day, why don’t they ask the Holy Spir­it about which ver­sion of the Bible to fol­low since there are too many ver­sions float­ing around ?

Mis­sion of Jesus :

With­out bor­row­ing from oth­er reli­gions and sys­tems, can Chris­tian­i­ty pro­vide peo­ple with a com­plete way of life ? Since Chris­tian­i­ty is lim­it­ed to spir­i­tu­al life and does not pro­vide law, how can a soci­ety decide which laws are right or wrong ?

  1. Why do the Chris­tians say that Jesus came with a uni­ver­sal mis­sion when he said that he was sent to the Jews only ? He said to the Canaan­ite woman who asked him to heal her daugh­ter from demon-pos­ses­sion : I was sent ONLY to the lost sheep of Israel” and also said : It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to their dogs“Matthew 15:21 – 28

Res­ur­rec­tion :

If you read Matthew (28:1 – 10), Mark (16:1 – 20), Luke (24:1 – 12), and John (20 : 1 – 18), you will find con­tra­dict­ing sto­ries. They all agreed that the tomb was guard­ed for three days. How­ev­er, they report­ed the dis­cov­ery of the emp­ty tomb differently.

  • Matthew (28) and John (20) report­ed that Mary Mag­da­lene and the oth­er Mary were the first to dis­cov­er the tomb.
  • Mark (16) reports that Mary Mag­da­lene, Mary the moth­er of James, and Salome were the first to dis­cov­er the emp­ty tomb.
  • Mark (28) reports that there was an earth­quake that removed the rock from over the tomb. He says that an angel caused it. The oth­er gospels do not men­tion of an earthquake.
  • Matthew and Mark say that only ONE man in white clothes was sit­ting on the tomb when the woman arrived, and that he was an angel.
  • Luke says that TWO men in white clothes, who were angels, were sit­ting. Johns says that the two women did not meet any­body the first time they came to the tomb, but when they returned, they saw TWO peo­ple, ONE was an ANGEL, and the oth­er was JESUS.
  • Matthew reports that when the guards report­ed this to the chief priest, the chief priest paid them a large sum of mon­ey, telling them : You have to say that his dis­ci­ples came at night and stole his body.” He claims that the sol­diers took mon­ey and spread the sto­ry around and since then, the sto­ry had been cir­cu­lat­ing among the Jews until today (accord­ing to Matthew). The oth­er gospels do not report of any such thing.
  1. Which nar­ra­tion now is more authentic ?
  2. Why is the appear­ance of Jesus after the cru­ci­fix­ion tak­en as a proof of his res­ur­rec­tion when there is an expla­na­tion that he was not dead because some­one else was cru­ci­fied in his place when God saved Him ?

  3. How did Matthew know of the claimed agree­ment between the sol­diers and the chief priest ? Can’t some­one say that some­one paid the women a large sum of mon­ey and told them to spread the word around that Jesus rose from the dead, with the same authen­tic­i­ty as that of the sto­ry of Matthew ?

  4. Why did they believe that man in the white clothes ? Why did they believe he was an angel ? John’s nar­ra­tion is too strange, since he says that Mary did not rec­og­nize Jesus (one of the two) while talk­ing to him, and she only rec­og­nized him when he called her by her name.

  5. How does an emp­ty tomb prove that Jesus was cru­ci­fied ? Isn’t it that God is capa­ble of remov­ing anoth­er man from the tomb, and of res­ur­rect­ing him too ?

  6. The Gospels are believed to be the ver­ba­tim words of God, they are sup­posed to be dic­tat­ed by the Holy Spir­it to the Dis­ci­ples who wrote them. If the source were the same, why shouldn’t they cor­re­spond with each oth­er in report­ing such an impor­tant event ?

  7. How could Matthew, Mark, Luke and John be con­sid­ered eye­wit­ness­es of res­ur­rec­tion when the Bible implies that nobody at all saw Jesus com­ing out of the tomb ?

Bible :

If the Chris­tians con­sid­er the Old Tes­ta­ment as God’s Word, why did they can­cel the parts of the Old Tes­ta­ment that dealt with pun­ish­ment (exam­ple : the pun­ish­ment for adultery)?

  1. Why doesn’t Mark 16:9 – 20 exist in as many ver­sions of the Bible while it exists as a foot­note or between brack­ets in some oth­er ver­sions ? Is a foot­note in the Bible still con­sid­ered as God’s word, espe­cial­ly when it address­es an impor­tant fea­ture like the Ascension ?
  2. Why does the Catholic Bible con­tain 73 books while the Protes­tant Bible has only 66 ? With both claim­ing to have the com­plete Word of God, which one should be believed and why ?

  3. Where do those new trans­la­tions of the Bible keep com­ing from when the orig­i­nal Bible is not even avail­able ? The Greek man­u­scripts which are trans­la­tions them­selves are not even sim­i­lar with each other.

  4. How can you take two gospels from writ­ers who nev­er met Jesus, like Mark and Luke ?

  5. Why is half of the New Tes­ta­ment writ­ten by a man who nev­er even met Jesus in his life­time ? PAUL claimed with no proof that he had met Jesus while on his way from Jerusalem to Dam­as­cus. PAUL was the main ene­my of Chris­tian­i­ty. Isn’t that rea­son enough to ques­tion the authen­tic­i­ty of what he wrote ? Why do the Chris­tians call those books of the Old Tes­ta­ment God’s Word” when the revis­ers of the RSV Bible say that some of the authors are unknown ? They say that the author of Samuel is unknown” and that of Chron­i­cles is Unknown, prob­a­bly col­lect­ed and edit­ed by Ezra”!

Con­tra­dic­tions :

  1. Con­cern­ing the con­tro­ver­sial issues in the Bible, how can Chris­tians decide by two-thirds major­i­ty what is God’s Word and what is not, as the pref­aces of some Bibles say like that one of the RSV ?

  2. Why does Luke in his gospel report the Ascen­sion on East­er Day, and in the Acts, in which he is rec­og­nized as the author, forty days later ?

  3. The geneal­o­gy of Jesus is men­tioned in Matthew and Luke only. Matthew list­ed 26 fore­fa­thers from Joseph to David while Luke enu­mer­at­ed 41 fore­fa­thers. Only Joseph match­es with Joseph in those two lists. Not a sin­gle oth­er name match­es ! If these were inspired by God word by word, how could they be dif­fer­ent ? Some claim that one is for Mary and one is for Joseph, but where does it says Mary in those two Gospels ?

  4. If Moses wrote the first books of the Old Tes­ta­ment, how could Moses write his own obit­u­ary ? Moses died in the fifth book at age 120 as men­tioned in Deut. 34:5 – 10.

  5. In the King James Ver­sion, why does it report sev­en years of famine in II Samuel 24:13 while it reports three years of famine in I Chron­i­cles 21:12 ? Why did they change both to three years in the New Inter­na­tion­al Ver­sion and oth­er versions ?

  6. Still In the same King James Ver­sion, why does it say that Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign in II Chron­i­cles 21:12, while it says eigh­teen years in II Kings 24:8 ? Why did they change in both to eigh­teen in the new Versions ?

  7. In all ver­sions, why does it say that David slew the men of sev­en hun­dred char­i­ots of the Syr­i­ans, and forty thou­sand horse­men as evi­denced in II Samuel 10:18 while its says sev­en thou­sand men which fought in char­i­ots, and forty thou­sand foot­men, in I Chron­i­cles 19:18 ?

  8. In all ver­sions, why does it report two thou­sand baths in I Kings 7:26 while II Chron­i­cles 4:5 reports three thou­sand ?

  9. In the King James ver­sion, why does it report that Solomon had four thou­sand stalls for hors­es in II Chron­i­cles 9:25 while it accounts that Solomon had forty thou­sand stalls of hors­es in 1 KINGS 4:26 ? Why did they change both to four thou­sand in the new versions ?

  10. In Gen­e­sis 1, God’s cre­ation pro­gress­es from grass to trees to fowls, whales, cat­tle and creep­ing things and final­ly to man and woman. Gen­e­sis 2, how­ev­er, puts the cre­ation of man before cat­tle and fowl and woman sub­se­quent to beast. How can this be explained ?

Qur’an and Christians :

This sec­tion does not inquire or inter­ro­gate, but rather pro­vides the read­er with some of the Qur’anic vers­es that address the Chris­tians in par­tic­u­lar, and the Peo­ple of the Scrip­ture in gen­er­al. A great por­tion of the Qur’an per­tains to or involves the Chris­tians and the Jews and I decid­ed to just choose vers­es that are relat­ed to the top­ic of this manuscript.

Lo ! The like­ness of Jesus with Allah is as the like­ness of Adam. He cre­at­ed him of dust, then said unto him : Be, and he was.” (Qur’an, 3:59)

Say : O Peo­ple of the Scrip­ture ! Come to an agree­ment between us and you : that we shall wor­ship none but Allah, and that we shall ascribe no part­ner unto Him, and that none of us shall take oth­ers for Lords besides Allah. And if they turn away, then say : Bear wit­ness that we are they who have sur­ren­dered (unto him).
O Peo­ple of the Scrip­ture ! Why will you argue about Abra­ham, when the Torah and the Gospel were revealed till after him ? Have you then no sense ?
Abra­ham was not a Jew, nor yet a Chris­t­ian ; but he was an upright man who had sur­ren­dered (to Allah), and he was not of the idolaters.
Lo ! Those of mankind who have the best claim to Abra­ham are those who fol­lowed him, and his Prophet and those who believe (with him); and Allah is the Pro­tec­tor of the believers.
A par­ty of the Peo­ple of the Scrip­ture longs to make you go astray ; and they make none to go astray except them­selves, but they per­ceive not.
O Peo­ple of the Scrip­ture ! Why dis­be­lieve you in the rev­e­la­tions of Allah, when you (your­selves) bear wit­ness to their truth ?
O Peo­ple of the Scrip­tures ! Why con­found you truth with false­hood and know­ing­ly con­ceal the Truth ? (Qur’an, 3 : 64 – 71)

And who­ev­er seeks a reli­gion oth­er than Islam, it will nev­er be accept­ed of him and in the here­after, He will be one of the losers (Qur’an, 3:85)

And because of their say­ing : We slew the Mes­si­ah Jesus, son of Mary, and Allah’s mes­sen­ger. They slew him not nor cru­ci­fied him, but it appeared so unto them, and Lo ! Those who dis­agree con­cern­ing it are in doubt there­of ; they have no knowl­edge there­of save pur­suit of a con­jec­ture ; they slew him not for certain :
But Allah took him up unto Him­self. Allah was ever Mighty, Wise. (Qur’an, 4:157 – 158)

O Peo­ple of the Scrip­ture ! Do not exag­ger­ate in your reli­gion nor utter ought con­cern­ing Allah save the truth. The Mes­si­ah Jesus son of Mary, was only a mes­sen­ger of Allah, and His word which He con­veyed unto Mary, and a spir­it from Him, so believe in Allah and His mes­sen­gers, and say not Three”! Cease ! [it is] bet­ter for you ! Allah is only One God. Far is it removed from His tran­scen­dent majesty that He should have a son. His is all that is in the heav­ens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is suf­fi­cient as defender.
The Mes­si­ah will nev­er scorn to be a slave unto Allah, nor will the favored angels. Whoso­ev­er scorns His ser­vice and is proud, all such will assem­ble unto Him.
Then, as for those who believed and did good works, unto them will He give them their wages in full, adding unto them of His boun­ty ; and as for those who were scorn­ful and proud, then He will pun­ish with a painful doom.” (Qur’an, 4:171 – 173)

And with those who say Lo ! We are Chris­tians, We made a covenant, but they for­got a part of that where­of they were admon­ished. There­fore We have stirred up enmi­ty and hatred among them till the Day of Res­ur­rec­tion, when Allah will inform them of their handiwork.
O Peo­ple of the Scrip­ture ! Now has our mes­sen­ger come unto you, expound­ing unto you much of that which you used to hide in the Scrip­ture, and for­giv­ing much. Now has come unto light from Allah and plain scripture :
Where­by Allah guides him who seeks His good plea­sure unto paths of peace, He brings them out of dark­ness unto light by His decree, and guides them unto a Straight Path.
They indeed have dis­be­lieved who say : Lo ! Allah is the mes­si­ah, son of Mary. Say : Who then can do aught against Allah if he had willed to destroy the Mes­si­ah son of Mary, and his moth­er and every­one on earth ? Allah’s is the sov­er­eign­ty of the heav­ens and the earth and all that is between them. He cre­ates what he wills. And Allah is able to do all things. (Qur’an, 5:14:17)

They sure­ly dis­be­lieve who say ; Lo ! Allah is the Mes­si­ah, son of Mary. The Mes­si­ah (him­self) said : O chil­dren if Israel, wor­ship Allah, my Lord and you Lord. Lo ! Whoso­ev­er ascribes part­ners unto Allah, for him Allah has for­bid­den Par­adise. His abode is the Fire. For evil­do­ers, there will be no helpers.
They sure­ly dis­be­lieve who say : Lo ! Allah is the third of the three ; when there is no God save the One God. If they desist not from so say­ing, a painful doom will fall on those of them who disbelieve.
Will they not rather turn unto Allah and seek for­give­ness of Him ? For Allah is oft-for­giv­ing, most merciful.
Say : Serve you in place of Allah that which pos­sess­es for you nei­ther hurt nor use ? Allah is the Hear­er, the Knower.
Say : O Peo­ple of the Scrip­ture ! Stress not in your reli­gion oth­er than the Truth, and fol­low not the vain desire of folks who erred of old and led many astray, and erred from a plain road.” (Qur’an, 5:72 – 77)

And when Allah says : O Jesus, son of Mary : Did you say unto mankind : take me and my moth­er for two gods beside Allah ? he says : Be glo­ri­fied ! It was not mine to utter that to which I had no right. If I used to say it, then You Knew it, You know what is in my mind, and I know not what is in Your mind. Lo ! You, only You, are the know­er of things hidden.
I spoke unto them only that which You com­mand­ed me (say­ing); wor­ship Allah, my Lord and your Lord. I wit­ness of them while I dwelt among them, and when You took me, You were the Watch­er over them. You are wit­ness over all things.
If You pun­ish them, Lo ! They are Your slaves, and if you for­give them (Lo ! They are Your slaves). Lo ! You, only you are the Mighty, the Wise.
Allah says : This is a day in which their truth­ful­ness prof­its the truth­ful, for theirs are Gar­dens under­neath which rivers flow, where­in they are secure for­ev­er, Allah tak­ing plea­sure in them and they in Him. That is the great tri­umph. (Qur’an, 5:116 – 119)

And the Jews say : Uzair [Ezra] is the son of Allah’, and the Chris­tians say : The Mes­si­ah is the son of Allah’. That is their say­ing with their mouths. They imi­tate the say­ing of those who dis­be­lieved of old. Allah fights against them. How per­verse they are !
They have tak­en as Lord besides Allah their rab­bis and their monks and the Mes­si­ah son of Mary, when they were bid­den to wor­ship only One God. There is no God save Him. Be He glo­ri­fied from all that they ascribe as part­ners (unto him)!
Faint would they put out the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah dis­dains (aught) save that He shall per­fect His light, how­ev­er much the dis­be­liev­ers are averse.
He it is Who has sent His mes­sen­ger with guid­ance and the Reli­gion of Truth, to cause it to pre­vail over all reli­gions, how­ev­er much the idol­aters may be averse.
O you who believe ! Lo ! many of the [Jew­ish] rab­bis and the [Chris­t­ian] monks devour the wealth of mankind wan­ton­ly and debar [peo­ple] from the way of Allah. They who hoard up gold and sil­ver and spend it not in the way of Allah, unto them give tid­ings [O Muham­mad] of a painful doom.
On the Day when it will [all] be heat­ed in the fire of Hell, and their fore­heads and their flanks and their backs will be brand­ed there­with [and it will be said unto them]: Here is that which you hoard­ed for your­selves. Now taste of what you used to hoard.” (Qur’an, 9:30 – 35)

Muham­mad or Jesus ?

Chris­tians claim that the prophe­cy in Deut. 18:18 refers to Jesus and not Muham­mad. The verse says : I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and I will put my words in his mouth ; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall com­mand him.” The only rea­son they resort to such inter­pre­ta­tion is that both Moses and Jesus were prophets. Even this one con­tra­dicts their claim that Jesus was God and not a Prophet. Many prophets of the Jews had the sim­i­lar­i­ty with Moses. How­ev­er, if we com­pare Muham­mad to Moses, we will find that :
Muham­mad was an Arab, and the Arabs are from Ish­mael, son of Abra­ham, while Moses was a Jew, and the Jews are from Isaac, son of Abra­ham. Hence, the term THEIR BRETHREN refers to the chil­dren of the first son being brethren of the chil­dren of the oth­er. This couldn’t apply to Jesus, since he was a Jew.

  • Accord­ing to the Chris­tians, Jesus went to Hell for three days while Moses did not. There­fore, Jesus is not like Moses (In Islam, none of the three Prophets went to Hell).
  • Moses and Muham­mad were born to fathers and moth­ers while Jesus was born to a moth­er alone.
  • Moses and Muham­mad got mar­ried and had chil­dren, while Jesus did not mar­ry at all.
  • Moses and Muham­mad got prob­lems and dif­fi­cul­ties from their peo­ple ini­tial­ly, but were accept­ed by them at the end., where­as Jesus was reject­ed by his peo­ple at the start and is still reject­ed by the Jews until today. He (Jesus) came unto his own, but his own received him not”.( John 1:11)
  • Moses and Muham­mad had pow­er, besides being prophets. They both per­formed some cap­i­tal pun­ish­ments, for exam­ple, while Jesus had no pow­er over his peo­ple. My king­dom is not of this world”, Jesus said in John 18:36.
  • Moses and Muham­mad brought new laws while Jesus did not.
  • Moses was forced to emi­grate in adult­hood to Medi­an while Muham­mad was forced to emi­grate at that stage in his life too, towards Mad­i­nah. Where­as Jesus did not have such forced emi­gra­tion in his adulthood.
  • Moses and Muham­mad both died of nat­ur­al deaths after which they were buried, while the same could not be said of Jesus. He was nei­ther killed nor cru­ci­fied at all, accord­ing to the Qur’an and did not die a nat­ur­al” death as could be affirmed by Chris­tians who believe in Crucifixion.

Final Ques­tions :

  1. Why won’t you, Chris­t­ian read­er, come to hear and learn of the true reli­gion of Jesus ?
  2. Have you, as a Chris­t­ian, learned of Islam and if so, was it from the true Muslims ?

  3. As a Chris­t­ian, do you agree that out of fair­ness and hon­esty you must inves­ti­gate what Islam says about God, Jesus, includ­ing this life and the hereafter ?

  4. Being a Chris­t­ian, do you also believe that we must all stand account­able to our Cre­ator and that the Cre­ator is Per­fect and Just ? As a sin­cere believ­er in God, don’t you owe it upon your­self to find out the entire unadul­ter­at­ed truth regard­less of the consequences ? 60 Questions For The Christians To Answer 1Endmark

Cite this arti­cle as : Hus­sein Khalid Al-Hus­sein, 60 Ques­tions For The Chris­tians To Answer,” in Bis­mi­ka Allahu­ma, Decem­ber 29, 2006, last accessed April 17, 2024, https://​bis​mikaal​lahu​ma​.org/​c​h​r​i​s​t​i​a​n​i​t​y​/​60​-​q​u​e​s​t​i​o​n​s​-​c​h​r​i​s​t​i​a​n​s​-​a​n​s​w​er/

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2 responses to “60 Ques­tions For The Chris­tians To Answer”

  1. hml Avatar
    hml

    I was surf­ing PPS and found your post. It was nice­ly writ­ten so I hope we can dis­cuss in a log­i­cal debate, OK ?

    First­ly, all of us (Chris­tians or Mus­lims) were not born in that era. The guid­ance and faith rein­forced in us are through our Holy Books. We are not first hand wit­ness­es, our Holy Books are what we have to go on. There­fore, the legit­i­ma­cy of the source of our knowl­edge is of utmost impor­tance, agree ? In fact, most if not all of your 60 ques­tions are derived from ques­tion­ing the source.

    1. The deity of Jesus. Much has been debat­ed about JEsus. Is he a prophet or is he the claimed’ son of God ? Jesus claimed in His own words, He is the Son of God. That is some­thing bla­s­ph­er­ous if it is untrue. Moses and oth­er prophets nev­er made that claim. We can there­fore only come to 2 con­clu­sion… either Jesus is a liar, or he is telling the truth. The Quran called him a prophet, Jesus called him­self God. The Quran of course denied His claim as he is only known to be a prophet. If you think about it, that’s con­tra­dic­to­ry. Isn’t it pure blas­phe­my for some­one to make claim he is God if it is untrue ? I guess you can­not have it both ways.. either Jesus is a liar or he is who he claimed he is.

    Wait, some­one is bound to say, gee, Jesus nev­er made that claim… it’s prob­a­bly made up by one of those guys in the New Testament..along with the res­ur­rec­tion and his ascen­sion to heaven ”

    The first NT gospel Mark was writ­ten AD 60. In con­clu­sion, all the gospels (not to be con­fused with the bible, OK?)were writ­ten between 30 — 60 years after the death of Jesus. The res­ur­rec­tion account is not per­son­al, it is pur­port­ed­ly wit­nessed by many. If, this is a scam, it has to be a big risk cir­cu­lat­ing the gospel when it is with­in the life­time of the many wit­ness­es. Why ? It can be eas­i­ly refut­ed. Take for exam­ple the events at Pen­te­cost in Book of Acts which was writ­ten around AD60. There were around 3000 present who were still alive to refute its claim if it’s just the author’s (Luke) imagination.

    If we are talk­ing about legit­i­ma­cy in a log­i­cal way, we have to take in account there were on the oth­er hand no wit­ness account on the Prophet Muham­mad’s rev­e­la­tion from God nor is there mirac­u­lous sign to cer­ti­fy any­thing. Con­trast that with the ear­ly fol­low­ers of Jesus, their claims are pub­lic events. These things hap­pened out­side their minds, not just in their minds.

    If we were to accuse the ear­ly Chris­tians of fab­ri­ca­tion, one would have to come up with an answer WHY ? Paul and the oth­er apos­tles nev­er gained any­thing in a mate­ri­al­is­tic sense. Nei­ther are they polit­i­cal­ly moti­vat­ed with invad­ing armies. They were per­se­cut­ed and most died not peace­ful­ly of old age. (except John)What do they have to gain for lying about see­ing Christ res­ur­rect­ed ? Peo­ple will die for their reli­gious beliefs if they believe they’re true, but peo­ple won’t die for religous beliefs when they know their beliefs are false.

    Last­ly, many argue about the incon­sis­ten­cy of the gospel account. If there is any con­spir­a­cy, I would have to say unlike­ly. When you talk about wit­ness account, you know some­thing is amiss when all accounts are per­fect­ly aligned and cor­re­spond beau­ti­ful­ly with one anoth­er. Ask 7 peo­ple who wit­ness the same events to write about it and not con­sult one anoth­er, what are the chances of them cor­rob­o­rat­ing each oth­er with­out miss­ing a beat ? Only when it’s tutored.

  2. Mujaahid Avatar
    Mujaahid

    http://​www​.myran​nat​.com/​i​s​g​o​d​/​w​e​s​a​m​.​php The fol­low­ing tes­ti­monies from rep­utable stan­dard author­i­ties show that the claim that Jesus is God” and that the Bible teach­es a Trini­tar­i­an God­head is more an exer­cise in pro­pa­gan­da than actu­al fact.

    - CHRIST IN ISLAM : Read about Jesus Christ, on how he occu­pies a high place in the House of Islam. This online book also serves to restore the human­ness of Jesus, and renounce his deifi­ca­tion. Once again, with sol­id proofs from the Bible itself. http://​www​.jamaat​.net/​c​i​s​/​C​h​r​i​s​t​I​n​I​s​l​a​m​.​h​tml

    - Mar­riage of Chris­tians’ God !!!! : Bib­li­cal Jesus who will mar­ry his Bride Christ (the Chris­t­ian Church) at the Wed­ding Sup­per of the Lamb Let us be glad and rejoice, and give hon­our to him : for the mar­riage of the Lamb is come and his wife hath made her­self ready.” — Rev­e­la­tion. 19:7

    There were/​is no Chris­tians thing , its invent­ed way after jesus(pbuh) depaterted

    The word Chris­t­ian” was first men­tioned by a pagan to describe those who fol­lowed Jesus. It is men­tioned one of three times in the New Tes­ta­ment by a pagan and Jew in Anti­och about 43 AD, (Acts 11:26, Acts 26:38 and 1 Peter 4:16) long after Jesus left this earth​.To accept the words of pagans as hav­ing any val­ue or asso­ci­a­tion with divinity,Jesus or God is con­trary to the teach­ings of all Prophets

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