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Apr
30
comment How Does Catholicism Refute the Reasons Muslims Claim That Jesus Was Not Crucified?
The original followers of Jesus did not have have the Bible what we have today. They had different gospels to learn from. It would be blind to believe that orthodox Christianity as we know it today is the same as the rituals and practices of the followers of Jesus during and right after his death.
Apr
29
comment How Does Catholicism Refute the Reasons Muslims Claim That Jesus Was Not Crucified?
We found ancient manuscripts with those which were non-canonical (didn't want to use the trigger word, gnostic). The Bible as we know it today is not the teachings of original Christians. The Book of Enoch is a perfect example. Many of the teaching in this book are applied by Christians today - but there is nothing Biblical about them. The fall of Satan is explained in this book with more clarity than what is in the Bible. Muslims believe that Paul made his own religion based on the scriptures and changed some of the teachings but still revere the Gospels - the question is, which Gospels?
Apr
29
comment How Does Catholicism Refute the Reasons Muslims Claim That Jesus Was Not Crucified?
I am not sure how I can make this more plainly for you. I was pointing out a concern of the Catechism.
Apr
29
comment How Does Catholicism Refute the Reasons Muslims Claim That Jesus Was Not Crucified?
@PaulChernoch my point is, if it was easy to refute the Muslim claim, they would do it themselves. Or maybe not... if there was a way to refute a Biblical claim (let's say walking on water) would we refute it ourselves? I "guess" the world is flat is one of the stories which many Christians believed was scriptural but then was refuted... at great expense.
Apr
29
comment How Does Catholicism Refute the Reasons Muslims Claim That Jesus Was Not Crucified?
@PaulChernoch they endorsed the Gospels and never the Bible. Which Gospels were they talking about? There is no proof that any Apostle wrote anything. Your assumption is that the were written down near to the events. Even if one year passed since they were written down, there could be errors. If 40 years passed, there has to be errors.
Apr
29
comment How Does Catholicism Refute the Reasons Muslims Claim That Jesus Was Not Crucified?
Christ being a title and not a person makes it ambiguous - especially considering that the pope is the vicar of the Christ.
Apr
29
comment How Does Catholicism Refute the Reasons Muslims Claim That Jesus Was Not Crucified?
The interesting part of 134 is that it says Christ and not specifically Jesus. The Pope being the Vicar of Christ therefore is more authoritative than the Bible. Even if there is an apparent contradiction.
Apr
29
comment How Does Catholicism Refute the Reasons Muslims Claim That Jesus Was Not Crucified?
Eyewitness testimony isn't always the best. There have been many studies done on human memory. A case in point is the World Trade Center destruction - thousands of people witnessed this event and there are many different stories of what the planes looked like and how the buildings felled. Please consider reading "Jesus before the gospels" by Bart D. Ehrman. The Romans believed it was okay to worship any other god, but you had to also worship the state 'approved' god(s). Saying that there was ONE God (not worship the approved god(s)) was to break the Roman law.
Apr
29
comment How Does Catholicism Refute the Reasons Muslims Claim That Jesus Was Not Crucified?
I believe your first question / first part of your question is better asked on Islam.SE.
Apr
28
comment Is there any apocryphal gospel where someone else is crucified?
@shiningcartoonist if you were not familiar with the story of Jesus walking on water, you may find that strange too. It is all relative
Apr
27
comment Noah's flood and Giants
This is a two year old question... However, are you suggesting that the flood was after David?
Apr
25
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Apr
21
comment Where did people go before Jesus' time?
Completely a duplicate. Just a point to consider for DecompileCodex; Assume that there were two zealous Jews were having a heart attack during the Crucifixion and both were followers of Jesus. One died before Jesus took his last breath before he proclaimed, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" and the other immediately afterwards. Would the first one go to hell and the second go to heaven?
Apr
21
revised How is Jesus with us when two or three are gathered, if he is seated by the right hand of the father?
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Apr
20
comment Has the Catholic Church made a list of events in the life of Jesus which took place in fulfillment of prophecies of the Old Testament?
The would be the albatross between Judaism and Christianity. What the OT says about the prophecies that the messiah will fulfill are different than the NT prophecies which Christians say that Jesus fulfilled. In critical review of the NT prophecies is the fact that they were written down long after Jesus' death. This is why Judaism is still waiting for it's messiah. debunkingskeptics.com/DebunkingChristians/Page26.htm
Apr
20
asked Where did the teachings of Original Sin come from?
Apr
20
comment According to the Catholic Church, does Jesus condemn those who don't believe?
" They are condemned because of the evil acts they have committed during their life on Earth" - you are condemned as default from the original sin, not because of your "acts"
Apr
17
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Apr
11
comment Historical evidence for a separate Jewish branch of Christianity?
Jesus didn't die and instantly there was a whole new religion formed. Jesus' message (IMHO) was to change Judaism, not start a new religion with their own churches. Eventually those in the Jesus is Christ sect of Judaism no longer felt that their beliefs aligned with Judaism - there were major differences that make them incompatible.
Apr
11
comment Historical evidence for a separate Jewish branch of Christianity?
What year is "early"? Christians met in synagogues as they were a sect of Judaism originally. They broke away from Judaism much later. christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/15267/…