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The following pages have been added newly or substantially revised during the year 2013 at the following dates:

5 November 2013
Silas examines the crucial question, Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God? (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5). Roland Clarke shares an experience about the fruit of lovingly correcting a friend in Wounds from a sincere friend are better ..., and in a second article, titled Numbers 33:55-56 > Jeremiah 1:17 > Jonah > Acts 1:8, he looks at the connection between (dis)obedience and persecution. Keith Thompson answers to two Muslim arguments against the biblical teaching of the deity of Christ, Christ’s Deity in Light of not Knowing the Day & Hour of His Return and Answering Sami Zaatari on the Pharisaic Accusation that Christ Claimed Deity. Finally, Sam Shamoun provides a multitude of new articles and rebuttals: Jesus Christ – The Son of God Who Voluntarily Chose to Die for Me, Jesus Christ – YHWH Ha Adon Incarnate!, What is God’s Will for Man According to Christ?, The Worship of Jesus in Light of Islamic Theology, Christ’s Role as Judge in Light of Islamic Theology, Salvation According to Christianity and Islam, Revisiting the Issue of the Age for Marriage. A rebuttal to a claim by Ahmed Deedat: The God Who Reigns Forever! A rebuttal to Sami Zaatari: Psalm 110:1 – Another Clear Testimony to Christ’s Deity (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4). Several rebuttals to Paul Bilal Williams: A Leading Taqiyyist Proves that Jesus is God! (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), Having Eyes He’s Still Unable To See (Part 1, Part 2 Part 3), Authentic Prayer According to the Lord Jesus, Do We Need A Mediator According To Jesus?, My Response to a Muslim’s Misuse of Acts 2:22 and How Can Jesus Be Made Lord and Christ if he is God?

22 August 2013
Are Diabolical Forces Undermining Egypt? by Roland Clarke. Sam Shamoun contributes: More Merciful than the Most Merciful? and More of Muhammad’s Inconsistencies: Doing to others what he didn’t want to be done to him.

6 August 2013
Already some days ago, we updated Roland Clarke's article Escalating Ramadan Death Toll; today the same author follows up with Persecution: Sign of the Times. Jacob Thomas comments on "The Christianization of Algeria". The remaining articles of today's update are all written by Sam Shamoun. Jesus Christ – The Omniscient Son of God, Jesus Christ – The Divine King of Creation, Who Are The People That Christ Saves From Their Sins?, Atonement in Luke-Acts – One Scholar’s Perspective. Trinity in the Holy Bible: Addressing Some Objections to the Deity of Christ [Part 1 , Part 2, 2b, Part 3, 3b, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6]. Jesus’ Deity from an Islamic PerspectivePart 1: The Creator and Life-giver, Part 2: Jesus as the Great and Exalted One. The Epistle of 2 Peter: A Thorough Look at the Scholarly Defenses of Petrine Authorship [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3]. Even More Proof that Muhammad Affirmed the Textual Incorruptibility of the Holy Bible, How Muhammad’s Sunna Trumps The Quran Once Again! A follow-up rebuttal to Shabir Ally is given in A Muslim Taqiyyist Helps Expose Shabir Ally’s Deceit, and a rebuttal to yet another one of Paul Bilal Williams' unsubstantiated assertions is presented in Jesus Christ – Our risen Lord and our great God!

11 July 2013
As the Muslim month of Ramadan has just started, here are two articles reflecting on issues especially relevant to this time of the Islamic year: Hospitality in Heaven: Feasting in Paradise by Roland Clarke and Eid al-’Adha and the Origins of Sacrifice by Oskar. Anthony Rogers takes a thorough look at The Old Testament and Jewish Background for the "I AM" Sayings of the Logos – the Lord Jesus Christ, and Sam Shamoun asks, Did Muhammad know Yahweh? (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). Moreover, he collects a number of important admissions from Jonathan Brown's Introduction to Muhammad’s life and teaching: A Muslim Scholar’s Incriminating Statements on Islam (Part 1, (Part 2, (Part 3). Silas responds to Daniel Pipes in Daniel Pipes vs. Islamism vs. Moderate Islam. Jacob Thomas translates an interview, Boulevard of Islamism: An Example of How Islam Is Spreading and Impacting Europe. For those who do not know this blog yet, Answering Muslims lists and discusses many more examples of the Islamization of Western countries. Sam Shamoun provides plenty of rebuttals to various Muslim polemicists: [1] Shabir Ally: (A) How Isaiah 53 Proves That Muhammad Was A False Prophet (Part 1, Part 2, Addendum), (B) Has the Quran’s Challenge Been Met? (Part 1, (Part 2, (Part 3), (C) Refuting One Taqiyyist’s Assault Against the Blessed Apostle Paul. [2] Paul Bilal Williams: Muhammad did not proclaim the monotheism of Moses or Jesus, [3] Sami Zaatari: (A) Jesus Really Is Sinless! (Part 1, Part 2), and finally a series responding to some arguments by a "new kid on the block", [4] Laurence Brown: Another Taqiyyist Bites the Dust (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5).

25 March 2013
The Crucifixion and the Resurrection of Jesus is at the center of the Christian message. In the tract, Easter Story Found in the Qur'an?, Oskar ponders a number of passages in the Qur'an that are related to this essential issue. Sam Shamoun explains a contested statement in Isaiah's prophecy about the Messiah in Whose Seed Shall the Messiah See?, investigates the question Was Jesus’ Mission Universal in Scope?, and he provides several articles on the nature of the Bible: Does the Holy Bible Call Itself the Holy Bible?, Does the Holy Bible claim to be the inspired Word of God?, and Are the Jewish Apocrypha Inspired Scripture? (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Appendix). As Muslims often claim that Muhammad is prophecied in the Bible, the article Is Muhammad Prophesied in the Song of Solomon? (Part 1, Part 2) examines whether Muhammad’s theology is compatible with Solomon’s. Two more articles investigate aspects of the Islamic deification of Muhammad: Muhammad as Allah’s Heir? and Muhammad as the Human Voice of Allah. Finally, a number of rebuttals to Muslim polemicists. Sam Shamoun responds to Paul Bilal Williams' blog posts in Does the Quran Misrepresent Christian Beliefs? (Part 1, Part 2), and A Dawagandist Turns Muhammad Into A God Once Again! (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3); and he analyzes and rebuts various arguments used by Zakir Hussein in recent debates: The Rise and Fall of Another Taqiyyist (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4).

23 February 2013
William DiPuccio investigates Islam and Extremism: What is Underneath. Silas rebuts an article by David Liepert published by the Huffington Post: Muhammad, Child brides, and David Liepert. Various articles on the nature and attributes of Allah: The Great Divorce: Allah and His Attributes and Allah’s Hands: More Than A Handful of Evidence by Anthony Rogers, Allah – the Best of the Inheritors? and Allah – the Heir? by Jochen Katz. Plenty of articles on biblical theology: The Incarnation: Old Testament Objections Considered and Refuted by Anthony Rogers; and How Were the Ninevites Really Saved?, Jesus Christ – the Savior of the World, Jesus Christ – The Sovereign Lord Who is Above All, The Lord Jesus Christ – The God Who Knows The Day of His Coming, Jesus Christ – The Eternal Word Become Flesh, A Conservative Christian Expositor’s Evaluation of John’s Gospel, A Conservative Christian Scholar’s Biblical Summation Of the Deity of Christ, The Early Church Fathers on John 8:58 were all written or collated by Sam Shamoun. Roland Clarke ponders God is Hospitable: Shouldn't we also be hospitable? In order to be timely in regard to current events, So-Called Doomsday Asteroids by the same author was published already on 9 February. Sam Shamoun provides rebuttals to three Muslim polemicists and apologists. Rebuttals to Bassam Zawadi: (1) Did Muhammad Contemplate Suicide?, (2) A Dawagandist Tacitly Accuses His Prophet of Being a Liar. Rebuttals to Paul Billal Williams: (1) Revisiting the Issue of Jesus Forgiving Sins, (2) Revisiting the Issue of Jesus Receiving All Authority, (3) How can Allah be “given” an Inheritance?, (4) Do You Know What Paul Really Taught Concerning the Issue of Women Obtaining Salvation?, (5) Did You Know That Muhammad Was A Misogynist? Rebuttals to Ibn Anwar: A Muslim Greenhorn’s War Against Allah and His “Messenger” (Part 1, Part 2) dealing with the issue of rape in the Bible and Islam.

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