Christian Apologetics Society

Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God."
- Matthew 22:29

Isaiah 55:11
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it
Gen 1:3
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light
Matthew 26:26
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body."
Malachi 1:11
My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to my name, because my name will be great among the nations," says the LORD Almighty.
John 20:23
If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.
James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
James 2:14
What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
Luke 20:38
For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him.
Rev 21:27
Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
1 Cor 3:15
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
Psalm 51:5
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.
John 3:5
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Titus 3:5
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
1 Timothy 3:15
but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Acts 22:16
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

The Great and Enduring Heresy of Mohammed

Chapter 4 of Hillaire Belloc's masterwork, The Great Heresies, is now available on eSnips as a topic file (.top) for eSword. Entitled "The Great and Enduring Heresy of Mohammed," Belloc shows how Islam is closer to being a Christian heresy than most folks realize. (Islam is not nor can never be a true heresy, as Islam is not a departure from the Christian faith.)

    "Mohammedanism was a heresy: that is the essential point to grasp before going any further. It began as a heresy, not as a new religion. It was not a pagan contrast with the Church; it was not an alien enemy. It was a perversion of Christian doctrine. Its vitality and endurance soon gave it the appearance of a new religion, but those who were contemporary with its rise saw it for what it was_not a denial, but an adaptation and a misuse, of the Christian thing. It differed from most (not from all) heresies in this, that it did not arise within the bounds of the Christian Church."

    "The Great and Enduring Heresy of Mohammed", The Great Heresies, Hillaire Belloc

I would encourage those Christian apologists, seeking to engage in apologetics with Muslims, to set aside their personal prejudices, read Belloc's famous discourse, and make an honest attempt to recognize those truths in Islam which clearly are found in both the Christian and Jewish faiths, such as monotheism. There is only One God.

The way to reach out and lead our Islamic brothers and sisters into the fullness of the Christian faith is to relate the unknown (or misunderstood) truths of the Christian faith to the known truths of the Islamic faith. The apostle Paul is one of our best examples when he relates Jesus to the statue of the unknown god. Rather than declare everything totally false, Paul focuses on the truth that the pagans got right - that there is an unknown God and His name is Jesus. (Acts 17:22-31)

The Great and Enduring Heresy of Mohammed

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