Not a single one bears the signature, mark or thumb-print of its author in the so-called originals. They now boast of being in possession of over "originals" of which no two "originals" are identical. Matthew", "The Gospel according to St. Mark", "The Gospel according to St.
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Not a single one bears the signature, mark or thumb-print of its author in the so-called originals. They now boast of being in possession of over "originals" of which no two "originals" are identical. Matthew", "The Gospel according to St.
Mark", "The Gospel according to St. Luke" and "The Gospel according to St. When Christian scholars are asked why the words "according to" 1 are repeated at the beginning of every Gospel, the obvious implication is that they are not autographed. It is only assumed that they are authored by the names the Gospels carry today. Of the alleged Gospel writers, viz. Furthermore, one of the alleged witnesses, St. Mark, tells us that at the most critical juncture in the life of Jesus — "All his disciples forsook him and fled"- Mark Please ask your Christian friend, "Does "all" mean all in your language, you Englishman?
Why not memorise this verse from the Bible in your own dialect? Even in some additional languages? So the so-called "eye-witnesses" were not really eyewitnesses to the happenings, unless St. Mark is not telling us the whole truth, the "gospel truth". Yet he is supposed to be speaking under oath!
But a ghost dogma of two thousand years standing, upon which hangs the salvation of million Christians, should not be summarily dismissed. It deserves a little more circumspection. We will therefore entertain the alleged testimonies of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John as if they were duly attested.
At the beginning of course! What a scenario for a billion dollar, record-breaking, film production! We must not forget that the Jews are in the dock, alleged for the murder of Jesus Christ; and we as Muslims are constrained to defend them against the Christian charge, because justice must be done.
Whatever their sins of commission and omission, Allah exonerates them from the charge of murder. Attempted murder?
But murder? Free him from his infatuation and you will have freed the Muslim world from missionary aggression and harrassment. There were at least 14 men at the table count them if you wish and not the unlucky thirteen of Western superstition.
The one released was Jesus Barabbas. See "Christ in Islam". A country as advance as South Africa, like an adjunct of the U. And a great multitude spread their garments. Hosanna in the highest. And John adds that the excited throng exclaimed — "Hosanna!
Who would withstand such heady-wine of impending glory? Little wonder that Jesus was tempted physically to oust those that bought and sold within the temple precincts. The whole performance fizzled out like a damp squib, despite all the "Hosannas" and hoorays to the "Son of David" and the "King of Israel. Jesus had failed to heed the warning of the Pharisees to curb the over exuberance of his disciples Luke He had miscalculated. Now he must pay the price of failure. His nation was not ready for any sacrifice, in spite of all their infantile clamour.
But with all the mass hysteria surrounding him, it was also NOT expedient to apprehend Jesus in public. They waited for the opportunity of a clandestine arrest. As luck would have it they found in Judas, an elected disciple of Jesus pbuh , a traitor who would sell his Lord and Master for thirty miserable pieces of silver.
But he had more money-sense then the Christians gave him credit for. As a purser for the elect group of Jesus he had endless opportunities of pinching pennies permanently. Why jeopardise that for all times for 30 paltry pieces? There is more to that than meets the eye. If only Jesus could be provoked, he might react with miracles, and bring down fire and brimstones from Heaven upon his enemies; and, of course, the legions of angels which he boasted were at his disposal , which would enable him and his disciples to rule the world.
From close contact with the Master, he had learned that Jesus was kind, tender and loving. But, he was not a mealy-mouthed man; he was no milk-and-water Messiah. But Judas could not understand the "hot and cold" blowings of Jesus. Perhaps if Jesus was accosted, he would yet deliver the goods. To this end Judas schemed. What thou doest, do quickly. He prepares his disciples for the impending showdown. Discreetly, so as not to frighten his disciples, he introduces the subject of defence.
Gently he begins: "When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye anything? Why this somersault? Did he not send his chosen Twelve with the advice: "Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye, therefore, as wise as serpents,? The situation and the circumstance have changed and as with any wise and able general, the strategy must also change. The disciples were already armed. They had some foresight. They had not left Galilee with bare knuckles.
They responded: ". If the swords were spiritual, then the "garments" must also be spiritual. Furthermore, one does not lop off peoples physical ears with spiritual swords — "And, behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his SWORD, and struck a servant of the high priests, and cut off his ear.
People did not carry swords to pare apples and bananas in the time of Christ. If this was a preparation for war, then why should two swords be "enough"? The reason is that Jesus was not contemplating a battle against the legions of Rome. Since his "friend" Judas was in league with the Temple authorities, he was expecting a clandestine, underhand attempt by the Jewish oligarchy to seize him.
It would be a question of Jews against Jews. In such a battle against the Jewish temple servants and the riff-raff of the town, he would prevail. Of that he was sure. He had with him Peter the Rock and John and James the sons of Thunder together with the other eight, each vying with one another to go to prison for him; to die for him. They had a reputation of Zealotism, terrorism and repeated insurrections against the Romans.
Armed with sticks and stones, and the swords, and fortified with the spirit of self-sacrifice which they had avowed for their Master, he was sure to knock hells into any Jewish rabble that dare confront him. This was not the time to sit and twiddle thumbs; to be a sitting-duck, cooped up with his disciples in the upper-room! No, not for him. He leads his platoon, in the middle of the night, to Gethsemane-Gethsemane — an olive press — a courtyard built of stone walls some 5 miles out of town.
On the way, he unburdens to them the seriousness of the situation. The implications and the explosive nature of the coup that failed. Now he must bear the wrath of the powers that be. The price of failure! You do not have to be a military genius to appreciate that, Jesus pbuh deploys his forces as a master tactician, in a manner that would bring credit to any Officer out of "Sandhurst" 1. He places eight of the eleven disciples at the entrance to the courtyard, commanding them: " Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
A leading military academy in England. The question that would bug any thinker is: "Why did they all go to Gethsemane? To pray? Could they not have prayed in the upper-room? They went to the Garden so that they might be in a better position to defend themselves! Observe, Jesus does not take the eight with him to pray. He positions them strategically at the entrance to the courtyard; armed to the hilt, as the circumstances would allow: "And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee.
Then saith he unto them. Further into the Garden! The picture is very vivid; Jesus leaves nothing to our imagination. A-n-d HE alone prayed! Is he crying to save his skin? It would be highly cynical on his part to do that!
CRUCIFICTION AHMED DEEDAT PDF
Akikus Other scholars have interpreted this as meaning that Allah exalted Jesus as in stature, by saving him from an accursed death on the cross. People certainly die for things that they believe to be true, but for them to die for something they know to be false is beyond credulity. Ahmed Deedat The late Ahmed Deedat wrote a book entitled, Crucifixion or Cruci—fiction, in which he argued in favour of the view that Jesus as did not die upon the cross, but survived the Crucifixion. Crosses must be literally broken and wiped out from the face of earth.
Crucifixion or Cruci-Fiction
He was the Christ. The Crucifixion of Christ: Their views and responses to Jesus as vary in many areas and they interpret many events in his life differently. Since the material is undeniably early, it shows the fact that the followers of Jesus believed that Jesus died very early in Christianity. In the following I shall deal with them separately.