Essay: Why Justification Still Matters

In less than half a year, we will be approaching the 500th anniversary of Luther's nailing of the 95 Theses to the castle church door in Wittenberg, which is traditionally regarded as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. As we approach that time, it is important to remember why the Reformation happened. Ultimately, it was … Continue reading Essay: Why Justification Still Matters

Debate: James White vs. Joe Ventilacion (Who is God?)

Having come from the Philippines, the Iglesia ni Cristo is not an unknown name to me. They are the second largest religious group in the Philippines, after the Roman Catholic Church. I've seen videos of their ministers debating representatives of other religious groups (Roman Catholics, Evangelicals, etc.) before, and I've gathered from those debates that … Continue reading Debate: James White vs. Joe Ventilacion (Who is God?)

Debate: “What Do the Qur’an and Islamic Tradition Say About the Bible?” (vs. Ijaz Ahmad)

I recently participated in two debates with Muslim apologist Ijaz Ahmad (of Calling Christians) on the debate topics, "Is the New Testament God's Word?" as well as "What Do the Qur'an and Islamic Tradition Say About the Bible?" The debate video for the second of these two videos is up, which you may view here. Here … Continue reading Debate: “What Do the Qur’an and Islamic Tradition Say About the Bible?” (vs. Ijaz Ahmad)

Debate “Is the New Testament God’s Word?” (vs. Ijaz Ahmad)

I recently participated in two debates with Muslim apologist Ijaz Ahmad (of Calling Christians) on the debate topics, "Is the New Testament God's Word?" as well as "What Do the Qur'an and Islamic Tradition Say About the Bible?" The debate video for the first of these two videos is up, which you may view here. … Continue reading Debate “Is the New Testament God’s Word?” (vs. Ijaz Ahmad)

Debate Review: Was Jesus the Son of God or Only the Prophet of God (Tony Costa vs. Ijaz Ahmad)

A few months back, the Trinity Channel hosted a debate between Dr. Tony Costa and Ijaz Ahmad on the question, “Was Jesus the Son of God or Only the Prophet of God?”, making this the latest in a long line of Christian-Muslim debates on Christology, and the first to feature Ijaz going against Dr. Costa. … Continue reading Debate Review: Was Jesus the Son of God or Only the Prophet of God (Tony Costa vs. Ijaz Ahmad)

Debate: The Bible and the Qur’an (vs. Shabir Ally)

Those who have been following this ministry are aware that I recently participated in a debate on the Bible and the Qur'an with the Islamic apologist Dr. Shabir Ally. If you haven't seen it yet, here is the video: I am making publicly available my debate notes. Hopefully this will help people to follow along with … Continue reading Debate: The Bible and the Qur’an (vs. Shabir Ally)

Muslim Writers on Taḥrīf

By: J. Luis Dizon Taḥrīf (from the verb حرف (ḥarrafa), meaning “to corrupt”) refers to the Islamic doctrine that the Jews and Christians corrupted the previous scriptures. It is based on various Qur’anic verses, such as 2:75-79, 3:78, 5:13, 5:41-47, and many others. The impetus for the formulation of this doctrine comes from the fact … Continue reading Muslim Writers on Taḥrīf

On the Qur’an’s “Numerical Miracles”

By: J. Luis Dizon Having been involved in Christian-Muslim apologetics for over six years, I have run across many interesting arguments for the Islamic position. One that has come up quite a few times lately is the claim that the Qur’an contains mathematical miracles. Basically, it is said that the word counts of certain sections … Continue reading On the Qur’an’s “Numerical Miracles”