Bought by the Blood

July 25, 2009

Who Do You Say That I Am

Filed under: Glory Road,Islam,Jesus Christ,Thabiti Anyabwile — cubsfan1980 @ 8:52 pm
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He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. – Matthew 16:15&16

I am currently reading Glory Road and I am about halfway through am really enjoying it.  One of the essays is on Thabiti Anyabwile and his journey from Islam to Christianity.  If you haven’t heard Thabiti’s testimony you can listen to it on the CLC website.    In Glory Road Thabiti tells about his struggle with what Islam says about Jesus:

The Qur’an tuaght the Jesus was virgin born (Surah 3:45-48; 19:20ff) and that he was helped by the Holy Spirit (Surah 2:87, 253).  The Qur’an and the Hadith taught that Jesus was faultless.  And some eleven times the Qur’an referred to Jesus as “The Messiah.”

How could Jesus be virgin born, helped by the Holy Spirit, faultless, the Messiah, and not the Son of God, a member of the Trinity, and the Savior that the Old Testament prophets looked for?  Every Muslim believes that Jesus is a prophet, and that a prophet speaks the very words of God, and that the Torah, Psalms of Davd, and the Gospels were revelations from Allah.  How could I consistent hold that view and reject Jesus’ teaching about himself and the way to eternal life?

In case you are wondering, this is not the turning point where Thabiti accepts Christ.  If you want to know more you have to read the book or listen to the message that I linked to above.

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2 Comments »

  1. Yes, 1st-century C.E. Torah-teaching Pharisee Ribi, Yehoshua, is the only candidate who can ever satisfy many Scriptural criteria. But it’s also true that the Christianized “version” of Paul and goyim after 135 CE is their Hellenized image.

    To you reading this who wants to follow the first century historical man Ribi Yehoshua from Nazareth. A logical analysis of the historical documents and archaeology shows what he taught and how to follow him.

    Learn more here: http://www.netzarim.co.il

    Anders Branderud
    Geir Tzedeq, Netzarim

    Comment by Anders Branderud — July 26, 2009 @ 4:45 am | Reply


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