Monday, October 24, 2016

Was Muhammad a Prophet of God? Was Paul a Disciple of Jesus? Tony Costa vs. Shabir Ally

On Monday October 17, 2016 I debated Shabir Ally in Canada on two questions: 1) Was Muhammad a Prophet of God? and 2) Was Paul a Disciple of Jesus? The debate is followed by a Q & A period where people phoned in their questions. Please remember Shabir in your prayers that he would come to know true peace with God and a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Why Muslims Pray to Muhammad

Muslims often claim that Islam is the religion of pure submission to Allah. However, in their daily prayers, Muslims say, "As-salamu alaika ay-yuhan nabiy-yu,” which means, "Peace be upon YOU, O Prophet." Since Muslims are directly addressing Muhammad during their daily prayers, they're assuming that Muhammad can hear them. This requires the divine attribute of omnipresence on Muhammad's part.

Because Muslims speak directly to Muhammad during their daily prayers, they can no longer claim that Islam is the religion of pure submission to Allah. Islam is polytheistic, and any Muslim who prays the way Muhammad commanded is guilty of shirk (associating partners with Allah).

Monday, October 10, 2016

Is Christianity a Copy Cat Religion?

The idea that Christianity is a copy cat religion has been entertained by many atheists and critics of the Christian faith, especially those who belong to the 'Christ myth' camp that argue Jesus of Nazareth never existed and was merely a copy of ancient Egyptian gods and and other pagan religions. Sometimes Muslims will borrow these types of arguments to show that the picture of Jesus presented in the New Testament is derived from pagan sources whereas Islam presents the correct view of Jesus. In this brief video, my friend Rev. Sule Prince and I engage the 'copy cat' theory and show why it is nothing but conjectural nonsense. If you are interested in other topics which we engage please click here.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Speaking in Maryland This Friday and Saturday

I'll be speaking at the Defending the Faith Apologetics Conference in Mount Airy, Maryland, this Friday and Saturday (October 7-8, 2016). For conference details and registration, click here.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Trump vs. Muhammad: Round 2 (Paris Hilton and Aisha)

The Huffington Post recently ran a story titled: “Trump Admits He Found 12-Year-Old Paris Hilton Attractive.” The article was based on a Howard Stern interview, in which Donald Trump said that Paris Hilton was "beautiful." The Huffington Post calls Trump's remarks about Paris Hilton "gross," but will the writers say the same about Muhammad, who married Aisha when she was six years old, and consummated the marriage when she was nine years old? Let's find out in Round Two of "Trump vs. Muhammad."

For "Trump vs. Muhammad: Round 1," click here.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Jubilee Journal: Islam

The most recent issue of the Jubilee journal has been published and this particular issue deals with Islam. There are a number of good articles on the subject of Islam. I contributed an article in this issue as well. Feel free to share with others. To read a PDF copy of the journal click here.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Intelligent Design and the Fall of Darwinism: Jonathan McLatchie at Kensington Temple

Somewhat off-topic for the usual content of this blog, but some readers may take interest in the recording of my recent presentation at Kensington Temple in London on "Intelligent Design and the Fall of Darwinism." It is divided into three parts. Part 1 is embedded above. Click here for part 2, and here for part 3. Be sure to also subscribe to my YouTube channel to be kept up-to-date with my latest video releases.

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Converted2Islam: Islamic Forgiveness

Here's another excellent video by former Muslim Ismaa'eel Abu Adam (Converted2Islam), proving that the murder of Nahed Hattar for "insulting Islam" is thoroughly Islamic.

For more on the murder of Nahed Hattar, click here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

"Tawhid or Trinity: Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?" Jonathan McLatchie & Rehan Khan vs. Bashir Vania & Ahmed Pandor

In April of this year, I participated in a panel debate in Alberton, South Africa, involving two Christians and two Muslims. On the Christian side were myself and ex-Muslim Rehan Ali Khan. On the Muslim side were Bashir Vania and Ahmed Pandor. The topic under discussion was "Tawhid or Trinity: Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?" I have now uploaded the complete recording of the debate to YouTube, and you can view it at the link below -- enjoy! :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Crucifixion of Jesus: Fact or Fiction? Jonathan McLatchie at Mission for Christ Church

Here is the recording of my presentation on Good Friday at Mission for Christ Church in Durban, South Africa, on the historical evidence for the crucifixion of Jesus -- enjoy!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Nahed Hattar: Killed for a Cartoon

Nahed Hattar was raised as a Christian in Jordan, though he considered himself an atheist. After posting a cartoon mocking the Islamic view of paradise, Hattar was arrested for insulting Islam, even though he apologized and said that he was only making fun of ISIS. Following his arrest, he requested security to protect him, but his request was denied. He was subsequently shot to death outside the courthouse.

Westernized Muslims are now insisting that the cartoon Hattar shared has nothing to do with Islam, and that the view of paradise the cartoon mocks is the view of ISIS, not of Muhammad. In this video, I go through Islam’s most trusted sources, to see if Muhammad’s view of paradise is different from that of ISIS and al-Qaeda.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Leaving Islam: Volume Two

Someone sent me a request for another installment of "Leaving Islam." In "Volume Two," we read the short testimonies of ten former Muslims.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Trump vs. Muhammad: Part One (A Reply to Craig Considine)

Rice University sociology lecturer Dr. Craig Considine has tweeted: “Prophet Muhammad protected ethnic and religious minorities with all his might. A far, far cry from Trump's approach.” Did Muhammad really treat religious minorities better than Donald Trump? Let's examine the evidence.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Leaving Islam: Volume One

Many Muslims are leaving Islam. In this short video, we'll read comments from ten former Muslims.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Did Jesus Pray Like a Muslim?

An odd but common Muslim argument insists that Jesus prayed like a Muslim, so Christians should pray like Muslims. In this video, I respond by taking a closer look at the prayers of Jesus.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Muhammad vs. Jesus: Judging Religions by Their Central Figures

Christianity and Islam are the largest religions in history, and around half the people in the world consider themselves to be either Christians or Muslims. But Christianity and Islam disagree on fundamental doctrines and practices, so they can't both be right. Is there a way to judge these two religions? Some people judge religions based on the worst adherents of the religions. Others insist that we should judge religions by their best adherents. However, rather than judging religions by their adherents at all, we should turn to the central figures of the religions.

Friday, September 16, 2016

"What does the Qur'an Say About the Bible?" Jonathan McLatchie vs. Aqil Onque

Here is the recording of my debate on ABN from last night, in which I engaged Muslim apologist Aqil Onque on "What does the Qur'an say about the Bible?" Enjoy!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Forthcoming Debate 'Was Muhammad a Prophet of God?' and 'Was Paul a Disciple of Jesus?' Tony Costa vs. Shabir Ally

I will be debating Shabir Ally in Canada on two debate topics,  'Was Muhammad a Prophet of God?' and 'Was Paul a Disciple of Jesus?' The debates will be broadcast on Monday October 17, 2016 from 4 pm - 7 pm EST. More information to follow. Your prayers for this event would be appreciated.