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Facing the Muslim Challenge
A Handbook of Christian-Muslim Apologetics
John Gilchrist

Great conflicts come and go but one, which has endured for nearly fourteen centuries, appears destined to remain until the end. It is the classic battle – a universal one which outlives every generation. It is the struggle between Islam and Christianity for the souls of all who live on earth. Although mostly unrecognised, it is probably the supreme contest – one which tackles the greatest of issues, namely the very purpose of human existence and its ultimate destiny. Each has its own figurehead who is claimed to be God’s final messenger to all mankind – Jesus Christ the Saviour of the world or Muhammad the universal Prophet to the nations. Each has its own mission – the spread of the Gospel to the ends of the earth or the establishment of an ummah (community) which covers the globe. Each, likewise, has its own conviction of its ultimate triumph over all the philosophies, religions and powers that have challenged human allegiance. It is only natural that they should come into conflict.

This book tackles the cutting-edge between Islam and Christianity, in particular the arguments Muslims employ in discussion or debate with Christians to establish the pre-eminence of Islam by rigorously refuting the authenticity of the Christian scriptures and its fundamental doctrines. Any Christian who engages Muslims in conversation will soon find that they are equipped with an armoury of objections which they will interject into the conversation to undermine the Gospel message and distract the Christian by placing him firmly on the defensive.

Table of Contents


The Christian-Muslim Cutting-Edge

The Christian Response: Right Methods and Approaches

1. The Integrity of the Bible
The Textual Authenticity of the Qur’an and the Bible

1.1 The Ancient Biblical Manuscripts

1.2 The Early Different Qur’an Codices

1.3 The Passages in Mar_16:1-20 and Joh_8:1-59

1.4 Missing Passages from the Qur’an

1.5 Variant Readings in the New Testament

1.6 Evidences of Qur’anic Variant Readings

Biblical Contents and Teaching

1.7 Apparent Errors in Biblical Numerics

1.8 The Authorship of Matthew’s Gospel

1.9 The Variety of English Translations

1.10 The Genealogy of Jesus in the Gospels

1.11 Biblical "Pornography" and Obscenities

The Qur’an in Relation to the Bible

1.12 The Jewish and Christian Scriptures

1.13 Tahrif – The Allegations of Corruption

1.14 The Tawraat, Injil and Qur’an

1.15 The Old and New Testaments in the Bible

2. The Doctrine of the Trinity
The Christian Doctrine of God

2.1 Biblical Origins of the Trinitarian Doctrine

2.2 The Incomprehensible Nature of God

2.3 The Unity of God: The Basis of the Trinity

2.4 Does the Doctrine have Pagan Origins?

2.5 The Father, Son and Holy Spirit

2.6 The Qur’an and the Christian Doctrine

3. Jesus the Son of the Living God

The Deity of Jesus Christ in the Bible

3.1 The Qur’anic Rejection of Jesus’ Deity

3.2 The Son of God in a Metaphorical Sense?

3.3 Biblical Limitations on the Son of God

3.4 The Unique Sinlessness of Jesus

3.5 Old Testament Prophecies of his Deity

3.6 "Flesh and Blood have not Revealed This"

4. The Crucifixion and the Atonement
The Historical and Spiritual Issues

4.1 The Consequences of Man’s Fallen Nature

4.2 Do Christians Enjoy a License to Sin?

4.3 The Young Ruler and the Commandments

4.4 The Substitution Theory in the Qur’an

4.5 The Swooning Theory of Muslim Apologists

4.6 What Really was the Sign of Jonah?

5. Muhammad in the Bible?
Muslim Arguments from Biblical Texts

5.1 The Prophet Like Moses in Deu_18:1-22

5.2 Jesus – The Prophet Foretold by Moses

5.3 The Prophet From Among their Brethren

5.4 Jesus’ Promise of the Coming Comforter

5.5 "His Name Shall be Ahmad" in the Qur’an

5.6 The Holy Spirit: The Promised Comforter

6. The Gospel of Barnabas
The Spurious Gospel in Islamic Apologetics

6.1 Muslim Interest in the Gospel of Barnabas

6.2 Medieval Origins Proving it is a Forgery

6.3 Other Evidences Against its Authenticity

6.4 The Original Authorship of the Gospel

6.5 Paul and Barnabas in the Book of Acts


Courtesy: Answering-islam.org

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