1. Debate: Is the Bible the Word of God? James White Debate vs. Sheikh Awal – June 21, 2010
2. The Dividing Line of March 20, 2014
Dr. White reviews part of his debate above. Ijaz Ahmad and Sam Shamoun call in. Dr. White proves that Ijaz Ahmad and Sheikh Awal were wrong in their accusations. Sam Shamoun called in also and admitted that Dr. White has more than once spoken to him about his methodology and to not respond in anger or name calling when Muslims do that to him. Thank you Sam for calling in and admiting that; that was very noble and right of you! Discussion between Dr. James White (www.aomin.org) and Ijaz Ahmad (www.callingchristians.com) and Sam Shamoun of answering-islam.org. See also here at www.aomin.org.
Since Dr. White cleared up the accusations, Sheikh Awal should be willing to debate him again, as he said he would to Ijaz Ahmad.
Please rewind to the beginning; I don’t know why my embed jumps to more than 3/4 ths of the way into the video.
3. The Council of Nicea in 325 AD.
Muslims need to watch this and retire once and for all using the bad argumentation of the late Ahmad Deedat and Sheikh Awal. The Council of Nicea had nothing to do with the canon of Scripture and did not come up with the doctrine of the Trinity or the Deity of Christ. Also Constantine did not make Christianity the state religion; Constantine declared it legal and that they would not persecute the Christians anymore in 313 AD. It was a later Emporer, Theodosius 1, in 380 AD, who made Christianity the state religion. The film provides the excellent histocial evidence for anyone to find and research and understand that the Deity of Christ was believed long before the Council of Nicea in 325 AD. Not only do we have clear New Testament verses on the Deity of Christ, which were written between 48 AD and 96 AD, but we have Ignatius of Antioch in 107-117 AD, Justin Martyr around 150 AD, Irenaeus and Tertullian in 180-220 AD and many others testifying to the Christian doctrine of the Deity of Christ. (Cyprian 250 AD, Clement of Alexandria – 215 AD, Origen, 250 AD, and others.) The only criticism I have of most portrayals of the Council of Nicea in 325 AD, both in the film, and most paintings, is that they are anachronistic paintings done in the 1600s – 1900s, and show the bishops with mitre hats. The bishop’s mitre hat did not start being used until the 11 Century!
“Worn by a bishop, the mitre is depicted for the first time in two miniatures of the beginning of the eleventh century. The first written mention of it is found in a Bull of Pope Leo IX in the year 1049. By 1150 the use had spread to bishops throughout the West; by the 14th century the tiara was decorated with three crowns.” (from the article linked to above)
There is just no excuse for anyone like Sheikh Awal, in the year 2010, in the age of the internet and google, to not find good historical sources on the truth about the Council of Nicea in 325 AD.