Presentation on theme: "Jesus Vs. Muhammad. Introductory matters Religious diversity in our worldReligious diversity in our world Proper attitudes toward discussionProper attitudes."— Presentation transcript:
Introductory matters Religious diversity in our worldReligious diversity in our world Proper attitudes toward discussionProper attitudes toward discussion Plea to ChristiansPlea to Christians Plea to MuslimsPlea to Muslims The gravity of the matters to be discussedThe gravity of the matters to be discussed Our assessments of a given religion should be based on its source of authorityOur assessments of a given religion should be based on its source of authority Common groundCommon ground
Who was muhammad? Sources of informationSources of information LifeLife ObservationsObservations ContradictionsContradictions Embellishments of certain factsEmbellishments of certain facts Source for his biographySource for his biography
SOURCES FOR MUHAMMAD’S LIFE Death of Muhammad (AD 633) Muhammad Ibn Ishaq, died c.768 Al-Waqidi, died c.822 Ibn Hisham, died c.833 Ibn Sa’d, died c.844 Tradition by Bukhari (died c.870) Tradition by Muslim (died c.874) His writings have perished Limited to military campaigns None are primary sources! This is almost 250 years after Muhammad died!
Who was muhammad? Observations (continued)Observations (continued) PolygamyPolygamy Doubt about his eternal destinationDoubt about his eternal destination He detests the worship of men after they have diedHe detests the worship of men after they have died
Who was Jesus? Jesus Christ is the second person of the GodheadJesus Christ is the second person of the Godhead Jesus was born of Mary, who was miraculously conceived by the Holy SpiritJesus was born of Mary, who was miraculously conceived by the Holy Spirit His earthly ministry lasts three yearsHis earthly ministry lasts three years He was tried, crucified, buried and resurrectedHe was tried, crucified, buried and resurrected
Critical doctrines of jesus Jesus Christ (of Christianity) His Deity His Resurrection His Crucifixion
Historical case for jesus CRITICAL DOCTRINE BIBLEQURAN Historical Evidence DEITY OF JESUS The Bible claims clearly that Jesus Christ is God. Jesus was another prophet. Christ DID claim to be deity. In fact, Christ was crucified for this very claim. CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS Jesus Christ was crucified by Roman authorities. Jesus Christ was not crucified. Various hypotheses as to who was on the cross. Jesus was crucified according to multiple biblical and non-biblical sources. RESURRECTION OF JESUS Jesus rose from the dead on the third day and appeared to His disciples. Jesus Christ was not killed and hence did not rise from the dead. The tomb was empty. The conviction of the apostles that Jesus arose.