Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
The Exaltation of Muhammad
02/21/2012 - James WhiteYesterday as I rode I was listening to a series of lectures of Hamza Yusuf on the life of Muhammad. I was taken aback at the direct nature of his statements regarding the absolute necessity of loving Muhammad. Indeed, that the Muslim must love Muhammad more than he loves his own soul. That by loving Muhammad one can find eternal life and forgiveness of sins. That Muhammad was the perfect man, the balanced man, the greatest man who ever lived, the example for all time, etc. and etc. It was burdensome to listen to, I assure you. Then today this video was referenced in Twitter, and it clearly proves the point that Islam offers in Muhammad a view that truly makes one wonder how, in light of the "associative waw" in the Shahada, monotheism can be maintained. When Christians worship Jesus, we are worshipping the God/Man, our Creator, who has risen from the dead. How can these Muslims be saying they love a dead man more than they love themselves? Oh for a bold proclamation of the gospel to these precious people who have been given such a shallow substitute for the true One who is worthy of their love and dedication!
Islamophobia? Or Christophobia?
02/21/2012 - James White
A Week Before I Debate Shabir Ally in Toronto...
02/20/2012 - James White
The Insider Movement: Unbiblical And...It Just Doesn't Work Anyway!
02/15/2012 - James White
Does Allah Preserve His Words?
02/08/2012 - Tur8infanSince I am on James White's blogging team, and am friends with him, I was sure to carefully read an article posted with the alarming title, "Exposing James White’s Deceit and Ignorance of Islamic Scripture," from the "Calling Christians" website.
The title wasn't supported by the body of the piece. "Deceit and Ignorance" turned out to be, at most, a difference of opinion between the author of the piece and my friend, Dr. White. The article begins thus:
In a recent twitter exchange with James White, I found him proposing such an absurd view of Islamic ‘aqidah that I simply had to write an article to correct his misinformation. In the field of academia, we try our best to uphold certain standards, however Alpha and Omega Ministries as missionary zealots don’t have to appeal to this high standard of intellectualism. So what exactly is James’ problem this time around? Let’s see:
[twitter post images here, in which Dr. White states: "How do you explain such texts as 5:47, 5:68, and 10:94 if you affirm (as you have) tahrif il-lafzi?"]
In essence, James White is appealing to the fallacious argument of appeal to ad ignorantium. Summarily, he’s trying to expound the concept that Muslims believe in a self contradicting tenet. This being, that in Islam, while we believe God’s word cannot become corrupted, we also believe that “God’s word” did come corrupt. For example, we say the Qur’an is the word of Allaah and therefore it cannot be changed or corrupted, yet in the same voice, supposedly we claim that the Injil and Tawrah, which are also the words of Allaah, have been altered. The terms which James is trying to use are, Tahrif ul Lafzi (corruption of written words) and Tahrif ul M’anavi (corruption of meaning).
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Equal Scales, Double Standards
02/01/2012 - James White