Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Recording of Webinar with Yusuf Ismail on "Does the Qur'an Promote Peace or Aggressive Violence?"



As previously mentioned, South African Muslim apologist Yusuf Ismail was a guest speaker for my Apologetics Academy webinar series this past Saturday. His topic was "Does the Qur'an Promote Peace or Aggressive Violence?" He spoke for a little over an hour and then took Q&A from the floor for a couple of hours. The recording is embedded above.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Is the Qur'an a Book of Peace, or Aggressive Violence? Come Talk to Yusuf Ismail Tomorrow in a Live Interactive Webinar

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Tomorrow, Saturday November 26th, at 8pm GMT / 3pm EST / 2pm CST / 12noon PST, South African Muslim apologist Yusuf Ismail will speak to the Apologetics Academy. He will present the case that the Qur'an teaches peace rather than aggressive violence. We will then open it up to the floor for interactive Q&A, discussion, dialogue and debate. There will be plenty of opportunity for live interaction with the speaker. You can simply watch and listen anonymously as well.

To join the webinar, go to the following URL at or shortly before the webinar's start time:

https://zoom.us/j/457736238

Doing so will immediately prompt you to download and install the Zoom webinar software we use. This should only take a minute or two. You will then be automatically connected to our webinar room. I hope to see many of you there!

By the way, for anyone who reads this blog who might be interested, I am also hosting a webinar later today (Friday) at the same time (8pm GMT / 3pm EST / 2pm CST / 12noon PST). Today my guest is molecular biologist Dr. Douglas Axe, who will be speaking to us about his recent book Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life is Designed. To join in, use the same link given above.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Muhammad: The Suicidal Messenger

According to Islam's most trusted sources, Muhammad repeatedly tried to kill himself. Indeed, he tried to kill himself so many times that we can fairly call him "the Suicidal Messenger."

In this video, we examine passages on Muhammad's suicide attempts in the History of al-Tabari, Ibn Ishaq, and Sahih al-Bukhari, showing that the real purpose of Islam was to keep Muhammad from hurling himself off a cliff.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Deuteronomy Deductions: Why Moses Would Have Executed Muhammad

In Deuteronomy 18:20, God declares: “The prophet who speaks a word presumptuously in My name which I have not commanded him to speak . . . that prophet shall die.” So, if someone claims to be a prophet, but delivers a revelation that doesn’t really come from God, he’s a false prophet.

In the History of at-Tabari, Volume 6, page 111, Muhammad confesses: “I have fabricated things against God and have imputed to Him words which He has not spoken.” So, Muhammad, who claimed to be a prophet, admitted that he delivered a revelation that didn’t really come from God.

If both of these claims are true, Muhammad must be a false prophet.

Questions on Islam by Tony Costa Available in Spanish

 


A few weeks ago I conducted a session on 'Questions on Islam' at a church in Toronto. It has been translated into Spanish. If you know any Spanish believers in Christ or any Spanish pastors, please pass this on to them. The link to the audio can be found here.

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.

Support My Videos on Patreon!

I finally made a Patreon account for people who specifically want to support videos.

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.