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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.

Father Zakaria Botros Increases Visitors

Father Zakaria Botros must have put out a damaging apologetic against Islam on Middle Eastern TV recently. CAS visitor statistics have doubled this past week and most of the visitors seem to be Islamic, judging from the high bounce rate and keywords. Keywords like "zakaria botros ", "zakaria botros disasters of the koran", "answering christian", "answeringzakaria", and "coptic apologist islam christian" are conspicuous in the CAS analytics.

For those not familiar with Father Zakaria Botros, Father Botros is a Coptic priest. Not Catholic, but Eastern Oriental Orthodox. Father Botros engages Islam through an Arabic language satellite television program watched by thousands (if not millions) of Muslims. Father Botros is very popular among everyone but the Imams and Islamic apologists.

As previously mentioned, Father Zakaria Botros has been very effective in challenging Islamic clerics head on with some very difficult arguements regarding the Koran and Islamic teaching. So much so, that many Islamic regions have chosen to retaliate physically against Christians, Copts in particular. Please remember Father Zakaria Botros and our Coptic brothers and sisters in Christ in your prayers.


As several CAS commentors have noted, Father Zakaria Botros is Orthodox, but not Eastern Orthodox. Father Botros, as a Coptic Orthodox, is part of the Oriental Orthodox Church. Wikipedia has a good introductory article on the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria.

Related Posts:
Answering Zakaria Botros
Christian Apologetics for Muslims

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Blogger Erick Hernandez said...

He's not actually Eastern Orthodox... he's Oriental Orthodox.

12:55 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Abouna Zakaria is NOT Eastern Orthodox but rather Coptic Orthodox which is part of the Oriental Orthodox communion...

Smallest of points really, but a clarification worth making.

Interesting to note, that it is a Maronite Catholic founded evangelization network that he speaks on.

You simply can't get away from us Eastern Catholics.

9:29 PM  

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