New Testament Of The Bible Regarding Jesus

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Joshua Evan is a revert to Islam. He was Christian before and in this video he goes through the New Testament and talks about who wrote the Gospel and how Jesus has been misunderstood because of the way the bible was compiled. He also ends by talking about Prophet Muhammad and the Holy Quran.

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Now, let's get into the new New Testament. And we're dealing with a, you got to sift through the mud. You know, you know how you dig for gold, you know, you got to pick up the little pan and get the little gym. You have to do that with the New Testament and sometimes you're going to get what happens sometimes you sift in, there's nothing but mud. So sometimes it's it's hard to find

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the gold in there sometimes.

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Let me see where I want to start here. Okay.

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Now with with the doctrine of the New Testament, now I want to show you some of the books that I use. I'm just going to show them to you and you can write these down. This one has just been published. And it is a gym. It is a gym, I always pray and I ask everyone to pray for the guidance of Bart Ehrman. That Allah Subhana Allah mayhem got me guide Bart Ehrman, sha Allah to Allah because the the evidence that he has done against the Bible is his man, he lays it on so thick. I mean, he lays it on thick as it can get man, you know, drinking, drinking Bart Urban's coffee, and drinking everyone else's coffee is the same, like going and drinking down this water kinco coffee, then, you

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know, then some good Algerian coffee, you know, some good Turkish coffee.

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It's really thick, how he lays it on in it, this book, and I actually I know him very well. He He lives not far from where I was born and raised. And I got this book before it ever hit the press.

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And it's amazing. It's called Jesus interrupted. Jesus interrupted, the hidden contradictions in the Bible and why we don't know about them, Jesus interrupted. And a lot of stuff is going to come from here. And I'll give you the kind of the Table of Contents he talks about. His first chapter is a world of contradictions. He doesn't say a group of war, he says, there's a world of contradictions, also a mass of varying views, which I'm going to explain to you. Also he who wrote the Bible, which is kind of a sarcastic way he's saying it because we don't know.

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Then he says, liar, lunatic or Lord, finding out the historical Jesus. Because if you read different documents, they say different things about Jesus, how we got the Bible, and he says, Who invented Christianity? That's what this book is about. Who is called Jesus interrupted, and you can get this.

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I don't know. Do you have bought? Do you guys have bought the new one? Okay? What kind of what is the major bookseller, Amazon, get it, get it from Amazon, Amazon, you can get it very cheap, Amazon, you get it very cheap.

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This is his latest book. And I'm in my third time reading it.

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The first major book that he wrote that I read that he gave to me, is called misquoting Jesus, the story behind who changed the Bible and why. It's called misquoting Jesus, the story behind who changed the Bible and why. And he gives evidence after evidence after evidence after evidence. If you read these two books, you would know more than I can teach you in six months,

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you will know more than I can teach you in six months, believe me.

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And the table of contents for this one is just as thick. The beginnings of Christian scripture, the copyist of early Christian writings, the text of the New Testament, edited additions, manuscripts and differences, the quest for origins, origins that matter. The theologically motivated alterations of the text of the New Testament, the social world of the text, conclusion how we changed scriptures. And this is not some crackpot, this is a professor of textual criticism at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and he is a graduate of he's a he's a Doctorate of clsc theology from Princeton University. This is not some fool is when you have something.

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Yes.

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But is it?

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No, he's left Christianity. Like I said, I don't agree with all his conclusions, because he's now almost become an atheist. He also wrote a book that I would say never read is called God, the problem of God are no Gods problems. Why God allows innocent people to suffer because he did he, I have not been able to get him to this understanding of the the divine reasoning behind injustice. You understand what I'm saying? This is his hang up is he does not understand the reason behind injustice, which I've tried to get to

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But he's just he's so caught up in his own ideologies, that he doesn't get it yet. But no, he's not a Christian anymore.

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Another book that I use is called the history of the church. This is by, you see this?

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You see, this is one of the early church fathers. He is one of the, I guess you can say like, we refer to the seventh of the scholars of the olema. He's one of the self of the scholars of Christianity. He's one of the predecessors. He's one of the early first generation scholars of Christianity. And this is called the early church where he's describing all of the things that were happening during his period of time, which were in the first two were the first generations of Christians. And he did believe in Jesus, but as God and all of these things, but if you read the things that were happening in his time, you'll see that the picture of Christianity is much

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different from the one that we see today. And all of these you can find on on Amazon a spell Eusebius e u s, e bi us. That's a mouthful. E u s. E bi us seabass.

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A us aebi. us. And this book is called the history of the church. Good Book, if you want if you want to know what you're talking about. Another one is called the early church

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by Henry Chadwick, who is one of the leading scholars of Christianity of the time, Henry Chadwick wrote a book called The early church, the story of emergent Christian Christianity, Christianity from the Apostolic age to dividing of the ways between the Greek east and the Latin West. He talks about a lot of differences that churches had, that had to be the conflicts that arose in Christianity, even about who Jesus was. And we're going to talk about some of those, God willing. And this is by Henry Chadwick ch ad, WI ck. Henry Chadwick wrote this book. And like I said, this is probably

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five six books out of a library full that I use, but I can't drag around the library.

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This one Bart Ehrman wrote an amazing book called Lost Christianity's

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the battles for scripture and face that we never knew.

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Lost Christianity's the battle for faith in scriptures that we never knew, talking about all of the books that didn't make it into the Gospels that didn't make it into the Bible. And why. Why was it because they weren't so good? Or was it politically motivated? was a theologically motivated? Was there a system of eradication? Was there a system of political anthology going on at the time of the Council of Nicea that allowed these things to happen? Berman goes into depth detail explaining this and he also lays out and gives you a lot of the

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the documents that are in here he's he wrote another book called Lost scriptures. Last scriptures by Bart Ehrman, I would say you can read all of Bart Urban's books except God's problem. Don't read that book, man. It's just rubbish waste of time.

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And these now we're getting to some real textbooks. The these I wouldn't say are for the lay reader, when I just gave you a kind of like, you know,

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novel type readings. These are a little more

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more serious here. This one is also by Bart Ehrman. And Andrew Jacobs. So and these are texts, college level textbooks. These are college level real textbooks. This one's called Christianity in the late antiquity, Christianity through 300 to 450. See, this is Christianity through 150 years. What happened and the reason why you have to study this one is this is the the main crux of how we got to where we are now in Christianity, the Council of Nicea and all of that is during this area, the the eradication of other Christian groups that happened after the council nicey and the burning of the other scriptures, the killing of people who do not believe what the Council of Nicea had

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believed. If you believe that Jesus was a prophet, and he was not of the same and unique nature of God, you were

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under threat to be killed and eradicated in your churches be burned in your scriptures be destroyed. And this is written by Bart Ehrman and Andrew Jacobs. But you can just you know, Amazon search these books Christianity in late antiquity, these last three are gonna cost you a pretty penny, just because they're college level textbooks. I don't know why I think this one maybe would cost you this one is about $8. I don't usually looking at roughly you know, 60 pounds around 60 quid, but this one is a good one. This one is called after the New Testament. After the New Testament, a study in early Christianity. And this one is amazing. This one goes through a lot of the different books that were

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being read by

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Christians in the first century of Christianity and we come to realize that the the beliefs of the people

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politically motivated that what we now have is the Bible were in the minority for a long time. And for a long time they were in the minority. It was through political means that when they became backed by the Roman government, when when when a Constantine decided to get on their side, is when things really started to happen for Christianity, as we now know it before then it was, it was quite different. This one will cost you about maybe 80 pounds.

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This one is, I guess, you can say my bread and butter. This one's called studies in the textual criticism and the New Testament. This was one of my earliest men, textbooks by Bart Ehrman, as well. It's called studies in the textual criticism, and then testament, which basically studies the documents where you learn the science, you know, like sola Hadith, this is

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heavy for the Bible. This is the study of, of biblical text learning this, there's the chain of narration, where the differences how do we rate them? How do we categorize them, you know, how deep of a science or sort of Hadith is, this is what you're looking at with Christianity. And because of that fact, this one will cost you about $200.

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So you're looking at probably, I don't know, 150 pounds, something around in that, but it's this one's

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to be as small as it is, I can feel how heavy it is just from how much it costs me.

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But it's worth having, it's definitely worth having, if you're going to do if you're going to do it, do it right, this is my thought process, you're gonna do it, do it, right, bury them in so much that they're going to spend the next two months trying to dig themselves out before they even able to say anything back to what you have said. And only the very keen ones are going to get there. And now let me tell you, and I'm going to finish with this, we're going to take a break before I'm gonna start getting into the meat, you know, we've had our, you know, we've had our appetizers, you know, we've had our we've had our starches, that's what you guys call them. You know, we've had our some

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boosters, we've had our we've had our

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our chutney and then and Papa's. And, you know, now Now it's time to get into some meat. But before we do that, I'm going to give you some of the psychology of a Christian real quick,

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and why they come to the conclusions they come to, and how to understand them.

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The first thing is the reason why and many people will ask me, why, how is it that that Christians can read the same things that you're reading, and don't get the same thing, they don't come to the same conclusions. And there's a couple of reasons. And I've explained this in many of my talks, because these are what got me at first. Number one is how they read how they read. Normally, the Christian will read piece by piece, they read here and there here and there and tried to find out, they'll take a text a couple of verses or a chapter, pull it out, and try to understand what it means based on what they already know. This is this is the beginnings of deviation when we think we

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already know and we tried to get the books that we're reading to verify that we look for evidences to verify what we think we already know.

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And as some scholars have stated, this is the beginning of your deep manifest deviation. When you think that by reading something, you're going to only prove what you already know, you'll never learn you know as the as the the tail. When when Confucius said that, you know you cannot pour water into a full glass. So they already have a full glass. So they read it devotionally that the other reason why they don't see it is because they have emotionally blinded themselves. And I'm going to explain this to you and a little bit is that you can become so emotionally attached to something that you blind yourself to everything else. You can become so emotionally attached to something that

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you cannot see the blank evidence in your face that is not good for you. For instance, layman's terminology break it down to the as they say the the nitty gritty to the bone.

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A man can

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fall in love with a woman illicitly. He can have illicit relations with a woman or a man or woman with a man and they can get this is why this is one of the reasons Allah subhanaw taala has placed these barriers in the Quran. Wait, wait, he says

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oh man, my mind is

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getting away from me Do not approach

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la Takara booziness

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was a sap I don't even go near it. Why? Because there's this danger that when a man and a woman spend too much time with each other in the wrong way they appeal they build an emotional attachment and that emotional attachment can blind them to the realities of what they're doing. It can make them justify everything they're doing in their own eyes and can even blind them to maybe the the the realities of the person in front of them.

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Why Islam system is so

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it's so logical, so rational and it's it works the right way. And most of the time when we know that Muslim divorce is on the rise is because the beginnings of the relationship began wrong.

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marriages that begin with the emotions usually end in divorce, let me tell you this, just this just the way it is, when you build the foundation on the basis that a loss upon what the hell is pleasure is involved first and foremost. And then you build upon that principle, then the emotions that come are put there by Allah Subhana, Allah in the pure, the ones that you build illicitly, are impure from shaytaan. So people can emotionally attached themselves to something in blindness. So it's like a drug addict, a drug addict, does drugs, knowing that they harmed them, knowing it's not good for them, but they have become so emotionally attached and dependent upon it, that they don't care. Or

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they they blind themselves to the fact and they don't even let themselves see it anymore. So this is what I mean by becoming emotionally attached. And as a Muslim, we shouldn't do this either. We should have become so emotionally attached to something that we blind ourselves to the realities and understandings of why. Because we should always be able to tell it even as a Muslim, even when it comes to our Deen. This is not a good process.

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Because we should always be able to tell ourselves why. As a Muslim, we should always be able to justify ourselves why? If somebody comes and ask you, why do you pray? You should be able to say why. And give evidence, even if that's just evidence is the fact that God has commanded to do it. And so and so verse and this and that and the other, because the most ignorant thing we do is to say because this is how we were raised. Allah Subhana Allah Allah, rebukes that type of ideology in the Quran, that this was what the pagans gave to Mohammed Salah Selim, that this is just what we found our father's doing. We're not taught to be like that as Muslims. So we do not emotionally depend

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upon our emotions follow up logic, we become emotionally attached to something that we already know from from logical and rational evidences and textual proofs. This is why Islam is so complete. But this is why they can see read these things and not see them. Does everybody understand where I'm coming coming from?

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And also, when you're dealing with Christians who are wise and how to deal with you,

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a lot of the things that will happen is that you will not get answers, you will get diversions. And what do I mean by diversions? is for instance, when when I ask

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why there were all these contradictions in the Bible, I was told that we're not justified by knowledge, we're justified by faith and it's our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, which leads us into justification. That justification has not come through the law, nor does it come through understanding quote me verse adverse adverse, but you see what i'm saying i was trying to go down one road and I'm taking down another road, or you ask one question, and you'll get an answer to a totally different question or they'll rebuttal a question with a question. these are these are a lot of psychological tricks that are used to deal with the Muslim is to divert and to you know, shuffle

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and this and that way, but you the best, so the best thing to do is try to keep the the you know, the approach direct try to bring them back lay away. We This is not what you know, I mean, this is what I have to do all the time we Okay, okay, okay, I understand what you're saying, but this is not what we're talking about. I need the answer to this question. And I won't leave them to they give it to me when they can't give it to me. That's okay. Let me give them let me give you an up then I start diverting them, you know, so we have to understand that this is the psychology of the Christian going forward in sha Allah Allah and now we're going to getting to the meat some let you

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take your break in sha Allah to Allah, and then we'll get to a hefty serving here in a few moments. Aquatica stokfella Welcome. First up for the who in a world of Afro Rahim. What is

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okay, Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah and he was ibH main.

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inshallah, we're gonna try to get into some of the meat now of the New Testament. I hope we're gonna make it with the time that we have and so inshallah brothers bear with me if I have to speed along a little bit.

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And before and as we begin, I'm going to begin with some of the things that the biblical scholars have said about their own book. I'm going to give you some of the the things that the biblical scholars have said, in reference to their own book, the Bible, and especially in the New Testament.

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Now, for sure, no biblical scholar in his right mind, unless he's

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attesting to his own lack of scholarship, Will.

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And no Bible scholar would say that the Bible was written by Jesus himself at all you

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They all they all agree that the Bible was written after Jesus had already left from this earth.

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And these are some of my notes that I did in my college courses. I'm trying to pick them all up. Dr. William Graham scroggie William Grant scroggie of the Moody Bible Institute is one of the most prestigious Bible institutes in the college is an invent invent angelical Institute. The the place I was going to go was called Bob Jones University, which is conservative. It's a very conservative right wing, prominent school in in my hometown. It's known worldwide. But Dr. W. Graham scroggie, of the moody Institute, Chicago, and one of his

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one of the one of the most prestigious Christian evangel missionaries in the world says on page 17 of his book, it's human, yet divine. This is what he named a book that he wrote about the Bible. And he titled The book and it's human yet divine. That's another book that I would suggest for you to read even though I was not able to bring down with me, it's a book by William Graham scroll, he called it human yet divine, he wrote, yes, the Bible is human. Although some out of zeal which is not according to knowledge, have denied this.

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Those books have passed through the minds of men and are written in the languages of men

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were pin by the hands of men and bear and their style the characteristics of men. There's what he says about his own book, that they this the this book, the Bible came out of the minds of men and women but uh, you know, it, usually when you use the jury, General men it's using is carrying both weights, even in a lot of languages.

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They are written in the languages of men. This is the beauty thing about beautiful thing about the Quran. It's not written in the language of men. It's not written in the language of humans. And there are parts of the Old Testament, the Torah that you can find that are written in languages that men do not speak. They're few and far in between. But there are pieces that you can find that are written in the language of Hebrew, but it's not the Hebrew that people speak.

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And they bear and they were pinned down by the hands of men, and they bear in their style, the characteristics of men, and we know that men are

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perfect, are imperfect, and transiently and perfectly imperfect. So if this whole book is to the minds of men, in the language of men, by the hands of men, and the characteristic and style of men, then that automatically gives the weight of imperfectness because anything that we do is going to be imperfect at its best, at its best. Another author. This is one that I learned from one of my, a lot of things from him not personally, but learn a lot of things from his teachings is, he's a Christian scholar named Kenneth Craig.

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Kenneth Craig, is the Anglican Bishop of a bite No. And that I want to deal with tricky like that. He's the Anglican Bishop of alkaloids of Jerusalem, the Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem named Kenneth Craig.

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He wrote a book. And the reason I asked you if you know who he was me, have you ever heard of them? Kenneth Craig, if not know him.

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He wrote a book called The call of the minarets. He wrote a book called The call of the minarets. And if you've not read that book, then you don't really know how a Christian thinks. This book, the call of the minaret is a manual of how to convert Muslims to Christianity. It's a manual about how to convert Muslims to Christianity, and a crux of the manual teaches trickery, how to appear to be a Muslim, have to go to Muslim countries, how to learn the customs, learn their ways, walk the walk, talk the talk, and then secretly call them to Islam.

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All of the missionaries, you know, that are doing this throughout the world, trace their understandings back to this guy, Kenneth Craig, he's the father of this type of understanding. This is what missionaries are doing in Iraq, is what missionaries are doing in Afghanistan. This is what missionaries are doing Palestine. This is what missionaries are doing in Saudi Arabia under the cover and many of them have been caught. We know incidences of some of them that have been caught trying to do this. And this is the one thing that I let you know that that I say you know that you know good for them. This is one thing that a Muslim is forbidden to do. We cannot even fight against

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them in this way because a Muslim is forbidden to lie. We are forbidden to you know to hide ourselves and try to trick people in all of this type of foolishness. This is not becoming of a person of religion.

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But he wrote this book called The call of the minaret read it.

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Any of you that want to deal with with the Muslim countries and how to help them against these types of missionary attacks. You should read this book because it is being done. There are seminars

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In the United States, and I can't say in the UK because I don't know, but I guarantee you there are, there are. There are seminars being taught how to follow this manual, how to go to Muslim countries and appear to fit in and blend in and call people to Islam. You know, these people that say they were so called Muslims.

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These guys that say that I was used to be a Muslim and I converted to Christianity, this and that.

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They're trained by these type of people, they will never Muslim. They are never Muslim. And I've been to a number of them, the prominent ones lectures, and have basically blasted them out. Basically just blasting them out. You know, this guy, Riza Shaw, and he heard of this, this really sure why I'm not a Muslim. He wrote the book, why I'm not a Muslim. None of you have heard of this guy. He wrote a very famous book, you can find it in bookstores called why I am not a Muslim anymore. He says that he was a

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at one point in time, he was an LS hardy scholar. He was an LS hottie chick was a half is.

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And then he found Jesus.

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And he came to a conference with about five of the people who said that they were Muslim, grew up in Muslim homes and trained and all of this.

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And because I had a I had a lecture called

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how the Bible led me to Islam. And they went and had a lecture the next week, how the Quran led them to Jesus.

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Little did they know I was still in the city. I'm still in Houston. So I came to the election, I sit and I listen.

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Okay, I came in, I sat and I listened to what they had to say, and just waited. After all of the rubbish they gave, they gave no textual proof, everything was about how they feel and how Jesus made them feel and how this made them feel and how that made them feel.

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Not only did I say, well, making you feel good, there's no evidence for anything because the drug drug addict will say the drugs make them feel good.

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But I asked them, I said, I have one question. If any of you can answer it for me.

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Then I'll agree with all of you. I said, Actually, I'll ask you two questions.

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They said, Okay, I said number one, what is the meaning of toffee? Number two, tell me how many sinner salaat Raka Raka are in a day. How many Salas Sona, should we pray in a day? I said, if you can't do that, then at least tell me. What are the number of all the records of all the thoughts Allah in one day?

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You know, how many of those they could answer?

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Zero. So stop playing games with me. Stop playing games with these people. You would never understand him. If you don't understand how he'd and you're telling me you're an SRT scholar. And you can't even tell me how many Sonora cars in a day. You can't even tell me how many salaat how many records to pray for fudger mcglinn Isha Nasir, so so just just get out of here with this foolishness. So they pretty much rubbish, but they get their understanding from this guy. And this guy, Kenneth Craig wrote in this book called The call of the minaret read this book many times, he said,

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not so the New Testament, there is condensation and editing. How many of you know what condensation is?

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Give me somebody give me a definition of condensation.

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The conversion of steam to water rights, the conversion of all of this theme compresses itself down. All of the molecules that make it light enough to float, then are taken out so that it can become water. Correct. That's the rudimentary understanding of condensation. So he said the Bible came through a process of condensation and editing,

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condensation and editing there is choice reproduction. What does that word choice reproduction means? It means that I reproduce what I choose. In my copying, I choose and I pick what I reproduce. And witness, there's choice witness, I decide who's I decided to listen to and not listen to.

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The gospels have come through the mind of the church behind the authors.

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This is the Christian, our Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem, that the Bible came from the minds of the church behind the authors. What does that mean to you? That means that people wrote what everyone was thinking. They wrote, what people inspired them to write, what the church was believing they made what they wrote fit into this. And let me tell you, the author of Luke says this. If you read the book of Luke in the beginning of Luke, he says I wrote that which was seeming to me

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I wrote that which sounded good it's what he says I wrote what sounds good. And actually he was copying from Mark anyway. He just pick and chose that's what it means by there is choice reproduction and witness because most Matthew and

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Luque without a doubt. And you can find it right here from the sources copied from Mark. in a lot of places they copied verbatim. They sometimes in order to, you can't plagiarize Mark because then it's the same book. So what is one of the biggest tricks of plagiarism? What do you do?

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Know you copy and paste and you shuffle the arrangement. You shuffle the arrangement. This is what you find in Matthew and Luke. And then sometimes you change the wording

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so that it does not look plagiarized, but to anyone who knows plagiarism. They'll pick it up right away. And and all of almost all of the biblical scholars of astute have said that Matthew and Luke are a plagiarism of Mark and Mark was copying from a text we know as the Q, the Q document, which does not exist anymore, but it's a reference that some of the early church fathers I could see this referred to that they said Martin got his information. So you can already see that the beginnings of information that has no authority, this this is not his is gone. Period broken at least and it has too many false witnesses in between.

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The gospels have come through the mind of the church behind the authors, they represent experience and history.

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He says they represent experience in history. How about something that represents the truth?

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How about because experience in history is bound to lie on many occasions, we already know this history inexperience, fabricate lots and lots of things, even in Islam. History and and and experience comes brings a lot of fabrication. This is why the scholars of Hadith had to sift through all of these and get to the root of things like it's not unlike narrators and studying them and etc, etc, etc.

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Now,

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and this is what Allah Subhana Allah says about the Christians that we do have to think I don't want to just think that we're just sitting here destroying and destroying and destroying and destroying the Christians. In general, they have good hearts. In general, they have good hearts, they have maybe very far deviating and they may be saying the worst thing about Allah Subhana Allah that Allah is one of three. This is the worst thing that you can say. But a lot of times they don't really know better. You understand? In the few that know better are the ones whom Allah subhana wa Taala is they have gone from being the ignorant to the rebellious and Allah says what Allahu Allah.

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He does not guide the people who are wrongdoers, and then the next verse about these people who say negative things about he says what what la hula Ramadan mean? Who is the one who is worse than one who had Vince a lie against the law while he's being called to the truth. So when they continue to call them to the truth, and they continue to invent these lies, then Allah says, then indeed, they are the only mean now when I guide them, but in general Allah subhanho wa Taala says in sort of the my either about the Christians, that

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and the nearest among them in near this is who to the believers or the Christians, they are the newness to them. And you will find those who say we are Christian, because amongst these men are people who are devoted men of learning and have renounced the world and they are not arrogant. And when they listen to the revelation received by the messenger Muhammad, you will see their eyes overflowing with tears, for they recognize the truth, and they pray Our Lord we believe right as down amongst the witnesses. This is why I do what I do. Because this almost a panel with Allah says it's a worthy endeavor, that there are those amongst them who when they hear our verses recited unto

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them, and the truths are brought to them, they will accept it wholesale. These are people like water could be no fun around our cellar, sell them these are people like salmonella pharmacy. And there are people like that who exists throughout the world when they see the evidence. They just accept it because it's a natural progression. Then when all you've known in your life is Christianity. This is the closest representation to the truth that you have, even though it's manifest back then. But as growing up this is all I knew this was the closest thing to reality I had but when I was given the purity of Islam it was just a natural progression for me to come right over to it in sha Allah to

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Allah This is also why auto suitable are seldom said that the one who believes in Jesus or Moses and then now comes over to Islam they receive the double reward because they have believed in the Prophet that don't they had and then then now they come over and believe into Islam.

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Also, in the opening in the opening of studies in the textual criticism of the New Testament,

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Bart Ehrman says and this is talking about Let's deal now with Matthew, Mark, Luke and john will leave Paul alone for a little while we might get to him we might not. Paul is a whole nother ball of wax altogether man when it comes to the Gospels and

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some even some of the books of Paul he says Bart Ehrman says that none of the autographs

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of the New Testament writings survive.

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None of the autographs of the New Testament writing survives, what does this mean? There are no originals. There are no originals, and no one ever put their name to a book that is often in the New Testament. No one said this is my book, I wrote this, we do not know who wrote Matthew, we did not know who wrote who wrote mark, we do not know who wrote Luke would not know who wrote john, there are people who will try to hold on to this fact that they will say for sure that there are evidences that Matthew and Mark and Luke and john wrote these things. But there's so much overwhelming evidence to the contrary, that only people with blinding themselves can see this. Because even in

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Matthew, if Matthew wrote Matthew, He wrote in a way that no one of his time wrote, because he would have he wrote the whole book and third person then referring to himself as he and him. This was not the pros of anyway, this is not an eyewitness testimony, you do not say I'm going to write an eyewitness account and refer to yourself in the third person, this is not credible, because then you put some type of if I'm going to say I write down the document, that I want to be a witness to an event, I cannot use the third person, I cannot use the third person because now automatically put scrutiny on who wrote the book, especially if I don't put my name on it. And I refer to myself as he

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and him. If I, if I want to write an eyewitness account, I have to use the personal pronoun I are we you understand what I'm what I'm getting at. And this is not what we find in these documents of the New Testament.

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And it says the text of these words must therefore be reconstructed on the basis of surviving evidence. When it comes to reconstructing the New Testament. It has to be done on the basis of surviving evidences, which are the Greek manuscripts that we have, which are the

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which were produced in later centuries. These are none of them traced back to the time around Jesus nor the time around Jesus's disciples the earliest.

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We think that we think that the earliest book, most scholars would agree with that the earliest book of the New Testament is Mark, and it was written in around 60 ad, which means after Jesus is gone, we use the word see. And this is what I like about Bart Ehrman is that he even when he refers to things he puts See, this tells his belief because it's a de means year of our Lord, Siemens Christian era. So about 60 sees when the first Mark was written, but the oldest existing copies we have are hundreds of years after that hundreds and hundreds of years after that are the oldest existing copies that we have. But this is and the latest book was written was john and we think that

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was probably around 85, between 85 and 90, c after Jesus has grown off the scene.

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So they cannot be eyewitness accounts written this much later. But anyway, so we have the existing evidences are three. These are the existing evidences and the New Testament, the Greek manuscripts that were written in later centuries, copies of ancient translations into other languages. These are people who took old manuscripts like they were written in original languages, and then copy them over to other languages, which is what we have like Latin and Syriac, these these are documents we have in Latin and siddik, one of the most famous one being the Codex, and Atticus, the Codex, and Atticus, which is written in Latin, but those aren't given as much weight. They're not really as

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weighty, some of them have some weight, but the, the the science behind that is too much to give you and quotations from the New Testament, by the early church fathers. When reading their writings, you know, they would make quotations like the scholars will make quotations of the Quran, the scholars of Christianity will make quotations from the New Testament so that we do know that they were reading at those times like you see, this was one of the first generation scholars so when he writes something that he was reading in his time, we know that if there's we have that later, then we know that those two things agree Yes, this has existed since this time even though there may not be no

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evidence of it. textually we have quotations of it from from from the church fathers. So this is how they go about it and getting these things together.

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Now this holds a lot of problems for us and Bart Ehrman comes to one of these

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engines general and I get to some other things. But this is one of the logical problems that Bart Ehrman puts down for the New Testament all without having to go through all of this stuff right here.

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If Matthew, Mark, Luke and john are eyewitness accounts, and I'm going to tell you the argument that is given against this but

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if they are New Testament accounts, and Matthew wrote Matthew, Mark wrote Mark Luke, Luke, john wrote john that is

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Somewhat disproved by who these people were. Matthew, Mark, Luke and john, were first century, people living in Palestine. They are first century men living in Palestine, from the city of Galilee. They were from the city of Galilee. Matthew was a fisherman.

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Luke was a tax collector. I think Mark was also a fisherman. And john, I can't remember off top my head what he did. But they were all lower class. They're all low class citizens living in first century Galilee.

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And

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the language that they spoke was to guess anyone.

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Aramaic, they spoke Aramaic, which there's very few places existed on the world that still speak this language. One of them I do want to visit is in Syria I plan to visit this year in Charlize Mala. mala in Syria is one of the oldest places where you can really find real Aramaic, I would love to be able to go there and study Aramaic before it disappeared off the face of the earth.

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They spoke Aramaic. And according to statistics and historians in the first century, about less than 1% of the population was literate, was literate on a level that they could read and write.

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About 1% of the population of Palestine, and of Galilee, moreover, was literate to be able to read and write.

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And the lower class would have been even more miniscule than that the lower class did not learn to read and write because they were not able to afford the capability to do so. nor are they able to afford the time to do so. Because someone who's a fisherman, he spends all of his time fishermen, someone who's a tax collector, he spends all of his time collecting taxes, they don't have time to go to school.

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Not only that, so so.

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According to history, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and john would have been first century Christian or first century, Palestinians from Galilee, who spoke Aramaic, who were illiterate. And Luke even refers to them and X, whoever wrote x. And x is referred to that some of the disciples including Luke, were unlettered, was the word that is used as another, meaning they were illiterate. Now, the books of the New Testament that we have were written in what language

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not Hebrew, Greek, they're written in Greek. And they were written on a level of literary scholarship of that time.

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So you mean to tell me that first century Palestinians from Galilee, who spoke Aramaic, who most likely did not know how to read and write, wrote Greek manuscripts, in language that they not speak in a literary prose that was at the highest level of scholarship of the time.

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Now,

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this is where a smart Christian will come back, most of them they won't come back, most of them this will be enough for them. But the diversion can come where they will say that, oh, yeah, but the, the,

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the disciples received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost that taught them the languages of the world, they did not know they they did not know.

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So they will come back to on this point.

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And so I just rebuttal with them, well, then you need to show me evidence that these people wrote these books, or that Paul, and then run around spoken Greek, I mean, that any of the disciples ran around spoken Greek, if you can give me one instance of a disciple speaking Greek, then we will appease you with this.

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And yes, they spoke the languages of the world they didn't know. So I guess they were taught how to read and write through the Holy Spirit at Pentecost as well, how to write it says they spoke the languages of the world, they did not know there's a big difference. And there's a big link between speaking and reading and writing, but then you get it. But then you're getting now yourself into a black hole with them. If they go down this road, you're getting yourself into a black hole, where you just need to tell them that you need to produce for me some evidence that they wrote these books, because then you're getting them to a point where they say what the Holy Spirit can living

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inside of one can make them to be able to do anything.

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So so it's like, this is what I tell people without proper understanding, debating with a Christian is like chasing mirage. When you think you've caught it,

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it's gone. You know, so you have to be wary. But this is the logical understanding that

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first century, Christian or first century Palestinians in Galilee, who spoke Aramaic wouldn't could not have produced the level of authorship that we have in the New Testament. And then what is we have left. So this is one of the evidences that you're able to go with them.

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And one of the

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now with what we have, I'm going to give you this, what we have left, as far as the official tabulation of the documents that exist. That means that there are documents that are pieces that what is existed of the Bible, or sometimes full manuals written in other languages. Sometimes there are a page here, a page there, all the way down to they found a really, really old

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credit card size piece of the book of john in a trash bin in Egypt.

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But so when you tabulate all of those different references that we have up the official tabulation, as of in the early in the mid 90s, was 5616

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different documents of this one book, The New Testament, there's 5000. And now it's almost to 7000, almost 7000 existing documents of what we now know as the New Testament.

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And the difficulty about that is they, the majority of them are in disagreement. What I mean by the majority of them being in disagreement is they do not say the same thing, almost none of them, almost none of them say the exact same thing. So the scholars have to go through and sift through this amount of material, and try to classify these documents into different groupings, and two different things that agree with each other things that agree with church authors, and it's all this craziness to do to try to find out what was the original thought of the author who wrote the book, because no originals? Now, how did this happen?

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This happened because of the process of how we receive the New Testament.

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Because the simple fact that the originals, were most likely not witness accounts, they already started off bad.

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Number two, they were copied by hand for a long time. And if I were to give all of you this book, and ask all of you to copy it by hand, and then give it to five people who copy it by hand, when I get all of those back, do you think they're going to be the same? No, they're not going to be the same, there's going to be so many areas, we're not going to be an account, and it might not even look like this anymore. And that's just on a small scale. That's just like a, what they call it a controlled experiment. With the New Testament, we have an uncontrolled catastrophe going on. Because it's all throughout the world, many people copying it giving it to people copying, given it, people

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copy it. And so there were mistakes made in

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by mistake, there were mistakes made by mistake, that people just made mistakes in their copying. And then there were other mistakes. As Paul points out to me, I mean, is Bart puts out in these two books, Jesus was interrupted in misquoting Jesus, there were mistakes made for theological reasons, as is what Kenneth Gregg was saying that there were, there were changes made, because a scribe would get a book of the New Testament and read it and he needs to copy it, one thing that might happen is he would see that there were some

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grammatical problems with what his wrote, written, so he would just change it, or it wasn't saying things correctly. So he would just change it, or the things that were being said, were against the theology of where he was sending the book or the book, or he or the where he's living. So he would just, you know, change a couple letters words here to make it say something completely different. And then that would get copied and copied and copied. And we have actually,

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Greek manuscripts left that prove this. There's one Greek manuscript that has about four scribbles on it, from scribes who came later on and argued with each other about the changes that they were making. And at the end, one of the one of the scribes says you, I can't really give you the the proper translation, it's not befitting of the machine, but You fool, leave the old reading and stop changing it. So we know that these things happened. And this is why we have what we have today so many various documents and views and then Testament is because of the way it was transmitted to us and Bart Ehrman goes to a great extent to prove these things. Not only that they were changed

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because a lot of scholars will tell you that they are changed. But Bart Ehrman goes to a lot of depth into explaining why they were changed and he gets into the psychology of the matter of wild they will change. And now sometimes these disagreements, sometimes they these disagreements are or not really that serious. They might just be about when a date happened, or they might just be about how many people were at a certain event or how many horses so and so had or how much was in this army or that army. You know, those those really don't, they'll hold a lot of weight. But then there are a lot of differences as well that are fundamental. They get

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The very fundamentals of the belief system of Christianity, the differences that are in the New Testament, and I have been trying to write

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a paper on the contradictions of the New Testament. And I started out with about 60. And I thought I had done some good research, I am now at 211.

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I'm now at a 211. So the papers getting out of hand.

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And some of them are so serious that they, they shake the very cores of the foundational beliefs in Christianity, beginning and the funny thing is that the contradictions begin with how Jesus was born,

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who Jesus was, when he was born, where he was born, who his lineage was, and they go all the way up to the time that he departs from the earth. And I wish maybe I'll try to print this out and have it at my next

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lecture, because I've put a lot of them and for the time, I won't be able to go through them and then, but I'll just, just, I'll skip through and just show you some of them.

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Number one, and Matthew, it says that David's Jesus lineage was traced through Solomon, the in Matthew, it traces Jesus' lineage to David and to Solomon.

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And Luke, Jesus lineage is traced through David's son Nathan. So which son was it? Was he was he traces lineage back to Solomon, or does you trace your lineage back to Nathan? depends on which book you read? depends on which book you read, but some say that might not be a big issue? Well, it's definitely shows that there's a contradiction definitely shows the problem you cannot be, you cannot have two grandfathers you cannot do have to

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maternal grandfather's and two paternal grandfather's you have one in one.

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And even in the book of Luke, that Luke traces Jesus' lineage through Joseph.

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Joseph was not Jesus father.

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You're telling me he doesn't have a father and your own Bible is telling me that his lineage goes through Joseph.

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Also, let me get to some of the serious ones.

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Now, also where Jesus born.

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In Matthew, Jesus is born in the famous Bethlehem

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and Luke Jesus born in Nazareth. And the reason why they say Jesus was born in Bethlehem was they say that King Herod called for a census. And this is the way they tried to arrange it. They came here called for a census. And all of the people had to go back to where they were from Bethlehem had to go back to Bethlehem. And that is known as one of the first censuses in history.

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Logically, this is rubbish. This is foolishness. Imagine if

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let's just take one country Imagine if Wales was to make a worldwide announcement that every person who trace their lineage back to Wales need to come back to Wales for a census, there would be worldwide pandemonium, this would be an impossible task. So it seems like this, this could not happen.

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According to Mark, Jesus was tempted during 40 days in the wilderness. According to Mark, Jesus was tempting during his 40 days that he spent in the wilderness. According to Matthew, He was tempted after his 40 days in the wilderness when he was coming away from his 40 days in the wilderness. This is when Jesus was tempted.

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Also,

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I'm trying to some of them don't really have any bearing.

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Man, it's too much now that I'm reading it myself, man. Goodness gracious.

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Okay. 30. This is the 32nd one I have. It says in first and these I'm going and I even got into not just the four gospels, I'm getting into Paul, because I like to dig into Paul as much as I can, because he did so much damage to Jesus reputation that I'm, I'm trying to wipe him out if I can, man.

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Paul says in First Timothy, and in first, john, that Jesus is the mediator of the Father, because you have to understand, number one, Paul, when he wrote these letters, which only which there's 17 of them, 14 of them are 13 of them. We know pretty much for sure Paul wrote them because there's evidence of that. The other four we don't know the other four suspect.

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But you have to understand that Paul wrote these letters, as letters to people and to churches. He never wrote these as as books that he thought were letters that he thought would become part of canon doctrine that people would believe in

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about humanity. So, Paul was not trying to check each one of his letters to make sure that he wasn't saying something in one letter that he would then contradict himself. In another letter, you understand what I'm trying to get at. Because as these letters progress, you have to understand Paul was a new convert to his new form of Christianity. So he was developing his ideology as he goes along. And a lot of times he stumbles over his own feet. In doing so, in,

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in First Timothy and first john, Jesus said that Jesus, or Paul says that Jesus is the mediator of the Father. Now in

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that's Paul's teachings. Now, whoever wrote Mark says that Jesus sits on his right hand. And whoever wrote john said that Jesus and father are the same. Jesus and the Father are the same person. They have three different very views in the same New Testament, he's either mediator, which means he's just the go between, that does not give you divinity, he's just the mediator, or he sits at the right hand of the Father. That means he's not God. God does not sit beside himself.

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Or he is God depends on which book you read, they have three varying views here.

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And I'm trying to finish up in the last few minutes to give you some of the evidence of what Jesus really said and did. Also, in First Timothy, and in James

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G.

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Paul says, there is one God. This is some of the beginning writings he wrote. And then later on, he writes in first john D, that these are three, though Actually, I took that one out, that was already when I wrote first john five and seven, you know, the the one, the only, the only verse that exists in the Bible that describes the Trinity is first john five and seven, which it says that there are three the bed record in heaven, they the Father, Son, the Holy Spirit, and their three their bed record in earth, and they are the water, the blood and spirit, and these three are one. And these three, agree is one.

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Almost all church scholars have come to the conclusion that this was never a part of the original Bible, that this was later added in the Latin manuscripts. This was later added in the in the, in the, in the Latin manuscripts, that this does not exist in any of the earliest documents, none of them. None of them exist in there. So this is why when they wrote what is called the Revised Standard Version, in the 50s, they removed a lot of these verses, they removed this verse, because it does not exist in the original manuscripts. And actually, a lot of the things that they will give you to hold weight to, which I'm gonna give you in just a moment, the arguments they give you,

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garbage. So I don't want to keep going and going and going, what I'm going to do is I'm going to try to print these out, for those of you come, I'm going to try to print out all 200. And something of these because man, this, I'm scrolling forever, and I will be reading forever. Yes.

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Even ones that existed. Some of them we have a little bit before that. But all of the oldest manuscripts what it means by the oldest manuscripts of what we have old, the oldest things that do exist, not not after 325 ad, because there are some manuscripts that do even exist before 325 ad. But the ones that we do have the oldest existing ones, meaning the last ones that we can trace it as far as we can trace it back to none of them or it ever happened this first first, first john five and seven. And it actually only starts to appear in later manuscripts, and especially in the Latin manuscripts is when you start to see this

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testament of the Trinity coming in. Other than that, it doesn't it does not exist. And most scholars have that opinion that it does not belong in the Bible.

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Some other things that will come at you because we're definitely running out of time, some other things. And I and this is what I say when I tried to get to the psychology because I like to ask them questions. I like to ask Christians questions rather than having them ask me questions.

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When I ask them about the only about the Trinity, they will give you this verse I just explained to you that it does not exist. And if they want to challenge you with that, then you tell them then then you need to the now the burden of proof is on you to prove me wrong.

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When it comes to

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who Jesus said he was,

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I can assure you without a doubt

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that Jesus never claims divinity for himself.

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And we have two things that you can call. There's something called explicit statements. Everyone knows what an explicit statement means. Explicit statements are clear. We you there's no room for interpretation to what this means. Like for instance, when God says I am one. This is explicit.

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And there's something called implicit statements when the meaning

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can be derived differently depending on how you look at them. These are implicit statements. You know, these can be taken different ways and can be interpreted in different ways. These are not direct statements. And we know for sure,

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even in a court of law, an explicit statement always overrides an implicit statement. I don't care if you have 50 implicit statements, if there's one explicit statement to the contrary, it will automatically override the understanding of those implied statements. And you have to understand those implied meanings based on the explicit explanations that we do have. And so when you take Jesus teachings, he did teach things explicitly, and implicitly, and the implicit statements were were twisted against him by the Jews, and tried to use against him. But when you weigh those things against the explicit statements, not only do the explicit statements outnumber the implicit

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statements, but when you weigh the implicit statements against the explicit statements of Jesus Christ, then they will make sense even as what is left of the New Testament beyond all of the issues that it may have. And

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I'm not going to be to get all the evidences, but I'm going to tell you how you can get every single evidence that I have, right outside when you leave,

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in sha Allah.

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And I'm going to give it to you. Jesus said in a couple of places, I'm just going to give you a few places implicit explicitly.

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JOHN 17, and three is

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john 17, three. And people may say that you're taking the verse out of context, because I'm giving you verse by verse, and that's where you would tell them, then the burden of proof is on you to prove that I have taken out of the context. Because I don't try to take things out of context, because that's what they do to us. So I try not to do that to them.

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JOHN 17, and three, is is an example of an explicit statement. Jesus says, reportedly, we don't know. It says that Jesus says, and this is life eternal, meaning that this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent,

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with their their their these words of emphasis in this verse, this is life eternal, that they may know you, not me, he did not say they may know me, they may know you, the only true God and Jesus Christ, whom you have gotten to know whom you have birthed, know whom you have sent. So this is what Jesus says about himself reportedly from the New Testament. This is an explicit statement. So anyone who says that Jesus claimed divinity has to now weigh that against this statement, any implicit statement that you have, which there are no explicit statements that exist that Jesus said he was divine, they do not exist? I guarantee you. There's no explicit statements where Jesus says, I am

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God, worship Me, adore me, I am your salvation.

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There are no explicit statements to this fact. There are implicit statements, but they have to be weighed against the evidence. And this evidence is really strong, where Jesus says this also.

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Jesus says,

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very early in john 13, verse 16, and is the reason why I like to use john a lot because the book of john is used a lot to prove the divinity of Jesus. It's hard to it's hard to find that Matthew, Mark and Luke, and john, there's there's a lot more of implicit statements that they use.

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Verily, verily, I say unto you, That the servant is not greater than his Lord, nor is He that is sent greater than he who sent him.

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This is what Jesus says about himself that I say unto you, in a parable that the Lord or that the servant is not greater than his master, and that he who is sent meaning me, is not greater than he who sent me.

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Here we see clear distinctions between who Jesus was and who God was.

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Also, in john 14, verse 28,

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Jesus says, or is reported to have said, You have heard how I say unto you that I go away, and I come again unto you.

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You've heard how I've said that I have to go and come away. So we know that Jesus was teaching from his very inception, that he's going to leave and he will come again. This is something that the whole audience understood. He said, If you loved me, then you would rejoice because I say that I go unto the Father for the father is greater than I

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did.

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If you love me you would rejoice that I have to go because the hottie understood, as we know, as Allah Subhana what Allah says about what is it Sam says and so to surf, what does he say? Allah He said no Maryam in Nero su de la la comme

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Masada, Kalima beignet, Amina Tora Mambo Shri Ram de rasulillah team in this ma who admit that they know he said if you if you love the Euro Joyce that I have to go because that leaving me leaving means that Mohammed can come in and he says, and I have to ascend unto the Father, which the father in in in rabbinical Judaic terminology, it was a good way of referring to God did not refer to father in the sense of connections, even normal people to refer to God as the Father. He said, I have to ascend into the father because the father is greater than I.

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This is what Jesus says. Now these this is what you call explicit. This is what you call explicit. I mean, I don't know how much more explicit someone can be, than to say that this is life eternal, that they may know you the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent, and that the servant is not greater than his master, nor is the one who is sent greater than the one who sent him.

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Father is graded.

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This No, I don't know how you can get anything else out of this. Also.

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Jesus says when he was asked about the great commandment, the intimacy, what is the greatest commandment of Moses? This is in Mark 1229 to 31. They were asked what is the greatest commandment he said, first of all, the first commandment is the hero Israel, what you'll find is one fundamental principle. He said, Here, O Israel, the Lord your God is one. And you should love him with all of your heart with all of your mind and all of your strength. And then you should love your neighbor as you love yourself, and the rest of the laws on these two books. So he said, first of all, he created a sliding scale, that the pyramid at the top is that the Lord your God is one. And the two

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fundamental principles beyond that are that you should love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind with all your strength, you should love your neighbor as you love yourself. And then everything hangs on these two. This is a profound statement about the Akita of Isa SLM. And if you look at it, it's the exact appeal of a Muslim. Because at the top of the pyramid without a pita, we have what tawheed Tao hate is the top off of these two things, when you generalize the principles of Islam, they are grouped into two things, number plates of the Creator, when it comes to the

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rights of the leader, that we owe Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah, and on the other side are the creation, how we deal with each other, and how human beings society and sociology, sociologically, and everything else is descending from these two basic principles, right or wrong.

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This is what Jesus describes was his appeal.

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And this is for sure, without a doubt, the appeal of a Muslim, this is the root of everything in Islam are these two principles, what we owe to God, and what we owe to the creation, and at the top of that, is to heed because we know for sure that without tawheed, the world,

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the world does not even exist without the issue of

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now had he been divine this, as I said, this would have been a perfect opportunity for Jesus to do so. And this is the last one I'm going to give to you. And this is going to be kind of a teaser to make sure you come to the next one.

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If Jesus was divine,

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then he needed no one. If he was God,

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God is not in need of anything. And this is one thing that I discussed in my video is called the top 10 reasons Jesus cannot be God. Outside, I proved the simple fact that the nature of God and the nature of Jesus are not only different, they're contradictory.

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When Jesus heard about crucifixion, and this is the lead up to where I'm gonna break it all down for you. And this is where I kind of, you know, set up the stage when I do my dad towards Christians. And then I let you know, as they say, the curtain fall

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when Jesus was told that he was going to be crucified, and they were going to try to crucify him. He was not happy as you would thought he would be. He was not ready. He was not willing. His initial response was to run to the garden and gift 70 which is not in the middle of Jerusalem, the garden gift 70 is we on the outskirts? And what did he do? He went there and he told his disciples, watch the gate. Watch the door. Why, so that no one can come and get me because he had something to do and this is how I ended it because this ties a lot of things together. But the less let whatever is your will

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That I will do. He said I don't want to be crucified but if that's your will for me to be crucified, then that's what I will do. I'm submissive to Allah because as we know patrulla he Masha FLN last apana what that is the kind of law he does what He wills.

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And this is also a critical understanding for me as a Muslim. Because we know that the prophets that may do our, when they do ours were sincere, Allah Subhana, Allah responded to them. And we also know from the teachings of autotools sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that every prophet was given a one free ticket By Allah, every prophet was given a dua, that Allah subhanho wa Taala would answer, yes or no. All of them had that one free ticket.

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And autosource de la jolla, Selim said, and every one of them before me used it in their lifetime. They all used it. So this very well could have been Jesus's golden ticket. At this moment. He knew that he had this door off with Allah Subhana Allah, now's the time to use it, he really needs it. And we do know that as a Muslim, Allah answered that door.

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And this is also the reason why we love Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam so much, and I cannot end without talking about our beloved resource and I sell them I feel like I've wasted time. Because Rasulullah Salim said that every prophet used it in their lifetime, except for me,

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I have saved mine, for you on the Day of Judgment, this is why we love autosource Allah has said him so much is that all of the stuff that he went through? He could have used this to on many times in many situations, but he held on to it and saved it just for the simple fact that he knew that we as his ummah would need it. And that is the day when our salsa Selim will approach Allah subhanho wa Taala and prostrate to him, and begin to cry and beg Allah my own, my own. Please forgive them. And Allah will answer this door and forgive this oma just because of the selfless sacrifice of our beloved Ross also Lola sent him on our behalf. This is why every single time we think of him or

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mentioned his name, we must say some Lama who Allah He was in them because he is deserving of this title. This is why also Salah Salim is Rahmatullah el Amin. This is why he is the hierarchy that he is the best of allies, worshipers, he's the best of allies creation. And that's why our Allah subhanho wa Taala chose him to be contaminated in because he possessed these type of qualities. And if this was the only quality he had, it makes him everything that he needs to be, and this is why we love him so much. So I end with that inshallah, to Allah, that I know I didn't give you as much as I would like to, but I think I have led you on a path in sha Allah to Allah, I've given you some

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starters and a little bit of maybe some some lamb, some leave me a little taste of some bibiani and charlotta Allah And later on, we can get to some more of the vegetables and all of that good stuff. But as a final, this announcement, since I have like two minutes before,

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before Salah.

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For those, since I was not able to get to the crux of all of this, like I did not get to the crux of all of the stuff that I saw in the Bible that you can use as a means to bring Christians to Islam, I did not eight was not able to go through all of the true gospel of Jesus Christ where I break down those five principles. Without a doubt, I was not able to give you what the top 10 reasons why Jesus cannot be God and God cannot be a man from textual and logical reasons. I was not able to give you all of my journey of how I came to Islam. And that gives a lot of evidence of things that I saw that brought me from where I am, from our west where I am now.

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You can get those as soon as you leave the masjid in sha Allah, because what I have done is I have brought some DVDs with me in sha Allah to Allah, and this is one of my biggest dollar projects. And I'm going to explain to you what they are and then

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you'll be able to get them in sha Allah to Allah This is my biggest dollar project is to put a DVD about Islam, in the hands of every non Muslim I can get my hands on, because video is the best form of representation of a media outlet. And in Sharla, the way I do that is that I give out 1000s and 1000s and 1000s of DVDs, sometimes 1000s and 1000s a month, probably have gone over 100,000 at least in the past couple of years. And it's done all by myself. They're professionally produced, with a couple of help from my brother Eddie from the deen show. And now I've set up a studio in my home that professionally printed that professionally pressed and all of that good stuff so that they look

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good when you give them to the non Muslim. But the way this project happens is that I take these DVDs and some that are meant just for Muslims. And I travel around the world with them and I make them available

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for Muslims to purchase, and because when you purchase one of the DVDs, then you're able to support the project that I'm doing. When one DVD gets bought purchased by a Muslim, then three get made that go out for demo purposes. And then there are no copyrights on them, I ask everyone that as a favor to me, when you take it, make at least a copy, make at least one copy, make as many as you want, and put them in the hands of non Muslims. Because you allow this project to continue to go forward. And this project has been successful, I get probably on a rough estimate three to four Shahada a month from my DVDs, because my contact info is on there. Anybody who's seen my DVDs know that you can get

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me right off the DVD my sometimes even my I think my phone numbers on some of them, my personal phone numbers on some of them. So I have people call me all the time and some of them take Shahada with me and some of them take Shahada with other people and then tell me about it. So that no they work. And again, they are the true gospel of Jesus Christ is one of them. The Islam in the Bible is the one that gives all the evidence of the Bible at the top 10 reasons Jesus cannot be God is called the deen show collection. We also have who is Muhammad? Why do we need to heat and I show you how to take Shahada and then show you a live Shahada so that people can see how easy it is. The other one

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is my story called The journey, the search for truth, my journey to Islam.

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And the last one is called the price of Paradise, which you haven't heard yet, but maybe it's I think it's a decent lecture, but the audience heard it. So you might be able to attest to it. It's an explanation of sorts of stuff and the last few verses of sort of surf, and how we can use that as a pivotal point to move forward for the cause of a loss upon our data in the next generation and for our children. And all five of those are outside in sha Allah. So my humble request is come out there support the project, take some of these DVDs in sha Allah to Allah, I price them at around 10 pounds each. If you cannot give it then let me know and you can just take them if you can give more but

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hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen but the point is to put these in the hands of Muslims in our hands and non Muslims and to keep them going and to teach Muslims how to give down when you can use those and learn from them. And then pass them on and Sharla so the brother Ali will be outside with the DVDs right afterwards in sha Allah Allah and forgive me for any mistakes that I made the truly from myself and the fact that I'm a human being and I lack a lot of knowledge, but all good of course comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala and he is deserving of the praise for it. A quick shout out of stock li walakum istockphoto istockphoto in a world of versatile him, which is Michael Hayden was

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