Ahmed Deedat rebuked and refuted by one verse

Revelation 1:18

Jesus Christ said “I was dead, and now I am alive forevermore – into eternity”.  I will never forget in 1986, first hearing a debate between Josh McDowell & the famous Muslim debater and showman, Ahmed Deedat.  The debate took place in 1981, but I first heard the cassette recording in 1986.  I will never forget Josh standing up and quoting this verse, after Deedat said, “In all the 27 books of the NT, Jesus Christ never said, “I was dead, now I am alive”

Dr. Rob Plummer of The Southern Baptist Seminary, goes through the Greek of this verse.



The Full Debate here:  “Was Jesus Crucified?”

The Debate was later put into a full length book, with background explanation of the religion of Islam, it’s history, doctrines, practices, and sects.   I read this along time ago; (around 1986-1987), so I don’t remember the contents.

See:  http://www.ccel.us/islamdebate.toc.html

Since that time, in 2006, Dr. James White started debating Shabir Ally and other Muslims.

In 2007, Dr. White debated Shabir Ally on the Crucifixion and death of Jesus on the cross for the sins of His people.  Did Jesus Die as a willing sacrifice for the sins of His people?



About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)
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