What Did Jesus Really Say?
By writing the book "What Did Jesus Really Say?", Misha'al Ibn Abdullah Al-Kadhi has done Christians the favor of producing a compendium summarizing most Islamic arguments against Christianity and the Bible. This now presents the opportunity to systematically rebut the current Islamic apologetics/propaganda in one place by answering his claims section by section. Obviously, it will take some time to complete this task since the book is over 600 pages long. But when many share in the effort, this is indeed managable and of lasting value. Al-Kadhi's book is available on the web in HTML format: First Edition, Second Edition, and can also be downloaded in MS Word format.
[Several years later: I discover that this book has now spread far and wide. It is offered with ever more fancy design (though anonymized, since the name of the author is nowhere to be found there) like in this page and particularly the site http://www.plaintruth.org/, and is linked on literally hundreds of Islamic web sites, -- none of which links back to our response -- but to this day, over 4 years after challenging the author to openly debate his claims, we have not received any response from him or any Muslim site who would engage in discussing our rebuttals.]
Not all chapters below have the same quality of response. They are written by many different people in different styles. Some are simple Christians who give common sense answers, others have scholarly credentials and their responses might take more effort to read and understand. Some might even still contain some (theological or other) errors or not very helpful answers. That is where our Christian readers come in. This is not a static site. Every suggestion for improvement will be gratefully received and if possible integrated. Feel free to make corrections and submit improved versions for any of the sections, whether just for a sentence, a paragraph or a completely rewritten article on any of the sections below, if you feel that you have a stronger case or a way of expressing it more clearly. The body of Christ needs to work together on this. It is too large for one person. For some issues, alternative answers might be warranted. We can present them both.
So that you don't have to wait too long until there are full direct answers to all sections, we provide links to pages which deal with topics discussed in this chapter and are relevant to the issue but might not be direct responses yet. Most of the issues have been discussed many times and there is no need to rewrite it every time a Muslims formulates things a little bit differently. Also, these links to relevant material will help you volunteers to formulate direct rebuttals to Mr. Al-Kadhi.
|Table of Contents: What Did Jesus Really Say?||Responses|
|Bring your proof ...|
|Goal of this book||Follow this chart from Christianity to Islam||Why?||Table of Definitions and Abbreviations||Corrections||Chapter 1|
|1.1||Christian perspective||Who?||1.2||Muslim perspective||Response||1.2.1||'Blind faith' or 'Prove all things'?||Responses||1.2.2||The 'Trinity', or 1+1+1=1||Responses /Proof / Spoof||220.127.116.11||Matthew 28:19 (In the name of..)||Responses: , ||18.104.22.168||I Corinthians 12:4-6||Response||22.214.171.124||II Corinthians 13:14||Response||126.96.36.199||Jude 1:20-21||Response||188.8.131.52||1 John 5:7||Response / Remarks: , ||184.108.40.206||John 1:1||Responses: , [2a,b], ||220.127.116.11||John 10:30||Responses: , ||18.104.22.168||Genesis 1:26||Response||22.214.171.124||John 14:8-9||Response||126.96.36.199||John 14:6||Response / Note 1 / Note 2||188.8.131.52||John 20:28||Response / thoughts||184.108.40.206||John 10:33 and John 5:18||Response||220.127.116.11||A logical analysis||Responses||18.104.22.168||On 'steam, water, and ice'||Response||22.214.171.124||Who did the disciples call 'God'?||Response||126.96.36.199||Trinitarian scholars admit it!||Response||1.2.3||The 'Son of God'||Response||188.8.131.52||Anglican bishops declare that Jesus is not God||Response||184.108.40.206||How many 'Sons' does God have?||Response||220.127.116.11||Because God was his 'Father'?||Response||18.104.22.168||Because he performed miracles?||Response||22.214.171.124||Because he was filled with the Holy Ghost?||Response||126.96.36.199||Because he was the 'Image of God'?||Response||188.8.131.52||Because he was 'from above'?||Response||184.108.40.206||Because he was the 'Messiah/Christ' and the 'Word'?||Response||220.127.116.11||Because he was called 'Lord'?||Response||18.104.22.168||Because God 'gave His only begotten Son'?||Response||22.214.171.124||What about 'Unto us a child is born'?||Response||126.96.36.199||How did Jesus' people know him?||Response||188.8.131.52||Is God a man?||Response||184.108.40.206||Does God pray to Himself?||Response||220.127.116.11||Jesus is God's servant||Response||18.104.22.168||Does God have a God?||Response||22.214.171.124||Is God greater than Himself?||Response||126.96.36.199||More to think about||short, detailed||188.8.131.52||Was God ignorant and savage?||Response||184.108.40.206||But he must be God, or else we can not be saved||Response||220.127.116.11||But he must be God, he was lifted up||Response||18.104.22.168||But he must be God, he was the heir of God's glory||Response||22.214.171.124||But he must be God, he was crucified for blasphemy||Response||1.2.4||'Worship me!'||Response||126.96.36.199||Who can forgive sins?||Response, Remark||188.8.131.52||Jesus said 'I am' so he must be God||Response||184.108.40.206||But people 'worshipped' Jesus and he did not object||Response||220.127.116.11||But he doesn't need to say it||Response||1.2.5||Historical origin of the 'Trinity' myth||Response / Trinity||1.2.6||The systematic destruction of the law of Jesus||Response||1.2.7||Christianity's true founder, Paul, admits fabrication||Response||1.2.8||Summary: What is a 'Trinity'?||Response||1.2.9||Conclusion||Response||Passages overlooked||Chapter 2|
Contradictions in the Bible
|2.1||Christian scholars recognize tampering||Introduction |
|2.2||A small sampling of these contradictions||2.3||Did mankind tamper with the Old Testament?||2.4||When is a book an 'inspired' book?||Chapter 3|
Ancient paganism and the dangers of compromise
Jesus' second coming and 'grace'
|5.1||A Biblical picture of God||Who? / Remarks||5.2||My grandfather did it (or: Is King David going to Hell?)||Response||5.3||Poison yourself or be damned||Response||5.4||Who's will is stronger?||Response||5.5||Who bears the sin?||Response||5.6||Like Jesus prayed||Response||5.7||Like Jesus' greeting||Response||5.8||Thirty seven verses word for word?||Response||5.9||Melchizedek, A god greater than Jesus?||Response||5.10||The ultimate test of Jesus||Response||5.11||Who was 'Immanuel'?||Response||5.12||Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani||Response||5.13||Hiding the miracles||Response||5.14||Was 'Christ' a 'Christian'?||Response||5.15||Will Judas judge Israel?||Response||5.16||Does God need an 'blood atonement'?||Response||Chapter 6|
Muhammad in the Bible
|6.1||Three distinct prophesies||Response / article||6.2||Foretells the story of the chapter of 'Al-Alak'||Remarks||6.3||A Paraclete like Jesus||Responses , ||6.4||The emigration (The Hijra)||Theology / Geography||6.5||Isaiah's vision||Response||6.6||Truthfulness of Muhammad (pbuh)||Response||6.7||Moses foretells of Muhammad's coming||Response / Remarks||6.8||Legitimacy of Hagar and Ishmael||Response||6.9||A rod out of the stem of Jesse||Response||6.10||Reference to Moses, Jesus, & Muhammad in that order||Response||6.11||God did not kill Muhammad for speaking in His name||Responses: , ||6.12||Glorifies Jesus||Response||6.13||The rejected stone||Response||6.14||Daniel's Prophesy||Response||6.15||Other Prophesies||Response||Chapter 7|
The Dead Sea Scrolls & the Gospel of Barnabas
Jesus in the Qur'an
The manners and morals of Muhammad
The life of Muhammad
What is Islam?
Islamic faith: Some details
The miracle and challenge of the Qur'an
'We' an Arabic and Hebrew plural of respect
Women in Christianity and Islam
The Al-Kadhi Rebuttal Page regarding his further writings
Answering Islam Home Page