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#1 Post of 2014 – What Role Does Polygamy Play in Islam? Part 2

| December 31, 2014

William Tucker, in his book Marriage and Civilization: How Monogamy Made Us Human, traces the links between Islam, polygamy, and violence. In part 2, we look at how polygamy coupled with Islam has continued to breed violence up to this very day. Tucker describes the Islamic Turks: Like Mohammed , the invading Turks, who founded the […]

What Role Does Polygamy Play in Islam? Part 1

| October 22, 2014

We’ve already seen, from William Tucker, in his book Marriage and Civilization: How Monogamy Made Us Human, how polygamy breeds violence. The largest religion in the world that endorses polygamy is Islam. Tucker takes a look at how polygamy and Islam have interacted. Through the Koran and the Hadith (thousands of pages of commentary by people […]

How Does Paul’s Testimony Compare to Muhammad’s Testimony?

| June 1, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt In a previous blog post, I was quoting from historical scholar Mike Licona on the importance of the apostle Paul’s testimony about Jesus’ resurrection.  There are skeptics, however, who want to discount Paul.  One such skeptic is atheist Michael Martin, who questions why Christians accept Paul’s testimony, but not Muhammad’s testimony […]

Are You Muslim Because You Were Born in Morocco?

| June 17, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt A couple months ago I attended a debate between a Christian scholar and an atheist scholar at a local university.  At the conclusion of the debate there was a Q and A session and one of the atheist students stood up and asked something like the following to the Christian scholar: […]

Is the Qur’an Wrong about Jesus? – #9 Post of 2010

| December 21, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt It may surprise some Christians that the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam, speaks about Jesus.  In fact, the Qur’an speaks of Jesus as a great prophet of God and records some of the miracles that Jesus performed. However, the Qur’an denies one important event in the life of Jesus, his […]

What Did Thomas Aquinas Have to Say about Islam?

| November 22, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt Between AD 1258 and 1264, Thomas Aquinas wrote Summa contra Gentiles, a book at least partially aimed at arguing for the truth of Christianity against the falsehood of Islam.  Recall that Islam was founded and spread in the seventh century, about 600 years before Thomas wrote. In an interesting section of […]

Why Don’t We See Miracles Today? – #5 Post of 2009

| December 24, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Many people wonder why we don’t see miracles such as the parting of the sea, the raising of the dead, and people walking on water.  It seems like miracles were pretty common in the Old and New Testaments, but today nothing like that seems to happen.  Why? First of all, I […]

Is the God of Christianity the Same as the God of Islam?

| June 11, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Imagine the following scenario: two people claim to know the same professional football player.  The football player’s name is Alex and he plays in the NFL.  The first person who knows Alex the football player describes him this way: He is 6′ 6″ tall, he weighs 305 lbs., he plays left […]

Did the New Testament Writers Record Fact or Fiction? Part 8

| March 2, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt In this series of posts, we have shown that the NT writers claimed to be eyewitnesses or associates of eyewitnesses; we have shown that we have multiple witnesses, and we have shown that the eyewitnesses were trustworthy.  How?  They included embarrassing details about themselves  and difficult details about their subject of […]

From Islam to Christianity

| January 4, 2009

I just saw a fascinating documentary on Fox, called Escape from Hamas,  about an up-and-coming leader of Hamas becoming disillusioned with the teachings of Hamas and radical Islam.  The documentary tells how he, Mosab Hassan, converted to Christianity and is now living in America and hoping to spread the word about the extremism within Hamas and […]

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