This blog is about answering the false claims against Christianity as put forth by Muslim apologetics, or as they like to call us Christian apologetics “missionaries”.
Sometimes, I feel that the mission of the Muslim apologeticist is to give an arguement (any arguement) to a belief, or even a perceived belief about Christianity, in order to make Islam sound reasonable, while completely ignoring the lack of logic behind their arguement or even the contradiction between one of the arguements and another.
Let me give an example; Dr. Ahmed Deedat, considered one of the founding and, by some, the greatest of Muslim apologetics, gives the arguement that Jesus is not the prophet prophecied by Moses, when he says “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and I will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” Deuteronomy 18:18.
Mr. Deedat will proceed to compare Moses with Jesus and Muhammed and come to the conclusion that Muhammed NOT Jesus is “MOST” like Moses. Sorry, Mr. Deedat, but the prophecy given is NOT saying “a Prophet from among their brethren, MOST like unto thee”.
This prophecy is talking about raising a prophet from AMONG THEIR BRETHREN, and when trying to circumvent this portion of the prophecy Mr. Deedat will proclaim that the Arabs are “brethren” to the Jews.
And, while, yes, the Arabds descended from Ishmael, from Abraham and Sarah, and the Jews from Isaac, they are more like cousins, and in any other arguement Mr. Deedat will proclaim to be cousins, except when it comes to the prophecy about “among their brethren”.
The biggest problem with this reasoning is that this statement is all one sentence. In other words, what the prophecy is saying is “Like you, Moses, this prophet will come from the midst of his own people”.
More direct answers to Dr. Ahmed Deedat can be found here