“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15
The questioner’s main problem is the ‘God-hood’ of Jesus. He finds the concept a “logical fallacy,” as the religion of Islam does not believe Jesus was God in the flesh; they do not believe He is the ‘son of God.’ Followers of Islam say Jesus was just a prophet.
Below are the Muslim gentleman’s questions (in summary):
- How could God exist in finitude during the life of Jesus, and be infinite at the same time?
- The concept of the trinity does not appear, as a theological term, until the second century after Jesus.
- There is nothing in the entire text of Mark 14:62 that proves Jesus is claiming to be God; in fact He says ‘son of man.’
Dr. Nabeel Qureshi logically and spiritually answers the questioner with an easy manner, and on point responses. Many Christians will learn from this, and many Muslims should.
Dr. Nabeel Qureshi is a former devout Muslim who was convinced of the truth of the Gospel through historical reasoning and a spiritual search for God. Since his conversion, he has dedicated his life to spreading the Gospel through teaching, preaching, writing, and debating.
Nabeel has given lectures at universities and seminaries throughout North America, including New York University, Rutgers, the University of North Carolina, the University of Ottawa, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Biola University. He has participated in 17 moderated, public debates around North America, Europe, and Asia. His focus is on the foundations of the Christian faith and the early history and teachings of Islam.
Nabeel is a member of the speaking team at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. He holds an MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School, an MA in Christian apologetics from Biola University, and an MA from Duke University in Religion.
Excerpts from Dr. Nabeel Qureshi Bio