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Don’t tell anyone ! [Video]

Contact us via Skype: DCCI Ministries Email us: info@dcciministries.com Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcciministries?lang=enFollow us on our blog: https://www.dcciministries.comFollow us on Rumble https://rumble.com/user/DCCIMinistriesIf you would like to invite us to speak in your church or university, with training and debating help kindly email info@dcciministries.com To support the work of DCCI Ministries https://paypal.me/dcciministries2019?locale.x=en_GBDCCI Ministries seek to preach the Gospel to Muslims using apologetics and polemics. Like the Apostle Paul, “we do not use deception, nor do we distort the Word of God” (2 Cor 4:2). Rather “we demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God.” Our motivation is love for Muslims to bring them to repentance and faith in Christ for eternal life.*Disclaimer- Speakers Corner, London UK, is a unique place in the world for freedom of Speech. Debates and dialogues on this channel is the expression of freedom of speech by all parties in their debates and discussions. Therefore all that has been said in the videos is not necessarily the opinion of DCCI but the expression of Freedom of Speech.Please do not post weblinks in the comments as they will be marked as spam and your comments will not be published.

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Call in Night || Debate & Discussion || Is Jesus LORD? || @Jai Apologetics [Video]

To link to call in https://guest.ecamm.live/5243ebb9eContact us via Skype: DCCI Ministries Email us: info@dcciministries.com Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcciministries?lang=enFollow us on our blog: https://www.dcciministries.comFollow us on Rumble https://rumble.com/user/DCCIMinistriesIf you would like to invite us to speak in your church or university, with training and debating help kindly email info@dcciministries.com To support the work of DCCI Ministries https://paypal.me/dcciministries2019?locale.x=en_GBDCCI Ministries seek to preach the Gospel to Muslims using apologetics and polemics. Like the Apostle Paul, “we do not use deception, nor do we distort the Word of God” (2 Cor 4:2). Rather “we demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God.” Our motivation is love for Muslims to bring them to repentance and faith in Christ for eternal life.*Disclaimer- Speakers Corner, London UK, is a unique place in the world for freedom of Speech. Debates and dialogues on this channel is the expression of freedom of speech by all parties in their debates and discussions. Therefore all that has been said in the videos is not necessarily the opinion of DCCI but the expression of Freedom of Speech.Please do not post weblinks in the comments as they will be marked as spam and your comments will not be published.

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Thomas: (Pt.3) Theological influences of Islam (100-489) [Video]

We are now moving into the Theological “Soup” that existed in that place (the Middle East) and in that time (the 7th century) which impacted on Islam, and created the Islam we have today.Thomas’s historical overview helps us understand exactly what was happening theologically leading up to the origins of Islam in the 7th century.100 AD: In the 2nd century Thomas noted that there is just too little to go on theologically, since we don’t have many early writings in this period.115 AD: Ignatius of Antioch is the bishop at that time. There were Christians in small communities who believed in “proving oneself”, and following the example of Jesus in order for salvation, thus a form of ‘salvation by works’. The emphasis was Jesus only as a servant of God, but not God himself. This idea then moved to Jesus as a man only, and not divine.258 AD: Paul of Samosata, the bishop of Antioch, one of the 3 most important bishoprics at that time, believed that Jesus, though he was unique, was not the ‘Son of God’, nor did he believe in the Trinity. He considered Jesus as an instrument of God, saying that the “Logos” (a term used by Philo as the highest of intermediaries between God and man) inhabited Jesus only, and did so more than other prophets. He also believed that Jesus was not pre-existent, suggesting that Mary only gave birth to a human, not ‘The’ Logos, so that he was not divine, but was great due to his wisdom and obedience to God. (Note: The Trinitarians believed that the Logos was un-created, while the Anti-Trinitarians believed he was created).As a result, there was a push-back from the wider Christian community with 2 synods in 264 and 268 which confronted his anti-trinitarian beliefs.Persia at that time was primarily Aramaic speaking, and Christianity was mostly spread by traders, starting with the Gnostics in the 2nd century, and the Manichaeists in the 3rd century, as well as the Encratites, a group of ascetics who were anti Jews, legalistic about Alcohol, and anti-trinitarian.It was about this time that the Diatessaron (the Aramaic compilation of the Gospels in Persia) was written.250 AD: The Roman emperor Decius persecuted Christians, who fled to Persia, causing that area to be dominated by the Christians by the 4th century.410 AD: The Eastern and the Western churches were now separate, with both Trinitarians and anti-Trinitarians represented in both areas.431 AD: The Nestorians began coming to Persia in large numbers, as they were perceived as heretical in the Western church. The majority of them were Trinitarian, but they considered Jesus having two natures.In the West the Byzantines were Monophysites, while they also dominated the Western part of Syria, and the Nestorians began to dominate the Eastern part of Syria.By this time in the 5th century, both Trinitarian and Anti-Trinitarian groups existed side-by-side and were vying for ascendancy in what was then Persia (Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Iran today). Who finally wins out in this competition would be the group which helped to create the Islam we currently know. And that is where Thomas plans to go next, so ‘keep this space’…© Pfander Centre for Apologetics – US, 2021(60,220) Music: “Travels” by Aleksound, from filmmusic-io

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Thomas: Where Islam came from (Pt.1) 100 AD – 674 AD [Video]

Thomas Alexander realizes that in the 7th century we cannot find any evidence for the first 4 caliphs, nor for the ‘Rushidun’ period; so, in order to fully understand how Islam began, you first have to “Start from the very beginning, a very good place to start…”To do that he begins by looking at pivotal dates:100 – 250 AD: Aramaic is the language used by the Christians, as they were now spreading out throughout the Middle East, though there were still Hellenistic and Persian influences.240 – 270 AD: The Persians began deporting the Christians in their area back West.325 AD: Following the Council of Nicaea, Trinitarian Christianity becomes much stronger, pushing the Arians and the Anti-Trinitarians back towards the East.410 AD: There is a persecution of Christians in the East; yet the Persian church began to form, primarily represented by the Nestorian church, who were Trinitarian. The major Christian centres during this time were Ctesiphon (present day Iraq), Shiraz (present day Iran), and Merv (present day Turkmenistan), who were all Trinitarian.540 AD: The Byzantines and the Sassanids go to war, and the Persian King Khosrow I has massive deportations of Christians to the East.600 AD: Christianity continues to grow, taking over the Sassanid Empire, with majority populations in Syria, Iraq and Persia.602 – 628 AD: By 602 AD, the Byzantines empire, warring on two fronts, is running out of funds, and loses Iberia and Italy, so Khosrow II invades Byzantium, at the invitation of the Byzantium rebels. This was an ideal time to go onto the offensive.621 AD: The Persians continue their offensive and push right to Constantinople, where Phocus is pushed out of power.610 AD: Heraclius comes to power for the Byzantines, and while his initial forays against the Persians are no successful, he strengthens the administration, giving the military land instead of money (which he doesn’t have).614 AD: The Persians conquer Jerusalem, destroy the Church of the Sepulcher, and steal the 2 crosses.618 AD: Heraclius wants to abandon Constantinople to the Persians, but the church there steps in to pay the military, allowing Heraclius to conquer Egypt in 621 AD.622 AD: Heraclius, leading his army, obliterates and defeats the Sassanids, forcing Khosrow II to withdraw from Syria. This year is significant as it is the year the Arabs gain their independence from the Sassanids.But the Byzantines aren’t interested in staying and controlling the land, because of their responsibilities in the West, so they leave Arab client states (the Ghassanids and the Lakhmids) to rule the land for them.628 AD: Heraclius defeats Ctesiphon (which becomes Baghdad).641 AD: Heraclius dies, and the Arab client states mint their own Arab coins, proving that they now ruled that area.651 AD: The Persian king falls, leaving all the land under Arab rule, as a vacuum of power existed, yet we find no Muslim presence at all.661 AD: Muawiya comes to power and sets up his capital in Damascus. His name is not Arabic, but Aramaic (thus he is possibly an Ishmaelite), and he is not a caliph (a title which doesn’t come into existence until the 9th century), but an “Emir of the faithful”. It is clear by his coins that he is a Christian. Rulers are to protect a sanctuary, and he designates his sanctuary where ‘the head of John the Baptist’ is kept. On his coin which he mints is possibly his picture holding John the Baptist’s head, as well as a cross, a dove, a Palm leaf, and a spear, proving he is a Christian.Thomas then looks at a comparison he put together between political dates in the Byzantine/Sassanid conflict and the later Abbasid attributions to Muhammad’s ministry and rule.570 AD: Muhammad’s birth coincides with the Turks pillaged the Sassanids in the area of Merv.573 AD: The Qur’anic Pharoah could be Khosrow I who deported 275,000 Christians from Syria.579 AD: Muhammad’s 1st prophecy corresponds to the year Khosrow I dies.610 AD: Muhammad’s 1st revelation corresponds with the Christian Edessa falling to the Sassanids.619 AD: Islam’s darkest times corresponds with Christian’s darkest times (Jerusalem falls).622 AD: Islam’s calendar begins corresponds with the Arabs freed from Sassanid tyranny.628 AD: Muhammad captures Mecca corresponds with the end of the Byzantine/Sassanid war.632 AD: Muhammad dies corresponds with the end of Sassanid power, and Arab takeover.This then concludes the first part of Thomas’ historical overview of how he thinks Islam was created, unpacking the years 100 AD – 674 AD. The next part then begins with Muawiya in 674 AD.© Pfander Centre for Apologetics – US, 2021(60,070) Music: “Travels” by Aleksound, from filmmusic-io

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Call in Night || Christmas Eve [Video]

link to call in https://guest.ecamm.live/5243ebb9eContact us via Skype: DCCI Ministries Email us: info@dcciministries.com Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcciministries?lang=enFollow us on our blog: https://www.dcciministries.comFollow us on Rumble https://rumble.com/user/DCCIMinistriesIf you would like to invite us to speak in your church or university, with training and debating help kindly email info@dcciministries.com To support the work of DCCI Ministries https://paypal.me/dcciministries2019?locale.x=en_GBDCCI Ministries seek to preach the Gospel to Muslims using apologetics and polemics. Like the Apostle Paul, “we do not use deception, nor do we distort the Word of God” (2 Cor 4:2). Rather “we demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God.” Our motivation is love for Muslims to bring them to repentance and faith in Christ for eternal life.*Disclaimer- Speakers Corner, London UK, is a unique place in the world for freedom of Speech. Debates and dialogues on this channel is the expression of freedom of speech by all parties in their debates and discussions. Therefore all that has been said in the videos is not necessarily the opinion of DCCI but the expression of Freedom of Speech.Please do not post weblinks in the comments as they will be marked as spam and your comments will not be published.

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Why do Academics fear Luxenberg & Luling so much? [Video]

Why are Academics so critical of Christoph Luxenberg’s “The Syro-Aramaic Reading of the Koran”, and Gunther Luling’s “A Challenge to Islam for Reformation”, two books which prove that much of the Qur’an was derived from previous Christian Aramaic Lectionaries, Homilies and Hymns?Western Academics like Angelika Neuwirth and Francois de Blois are scathing against Luxenberg and Luling. Yet, as academics themselves, this makes no sense, since what Luxenberg and Luling are doing is simple textual criticism of the Qur’anic text, which is an exercise that they employ themselves with other texts.So, why do the Academics dismiss these two scholars so quickly?It seems that academics like Angelika Neuwirth, one of the leaders of Islamic Studies in Germany, though they use the same textual methods Luxenberg and Luling use, they don’t go nearly as far as them, nor choose to come to the same conclusions as these two scholars, and so simply nit-pick by suggesting that they wouldn’t agree on some of their interpretations of certain Aramaic words, and suggest that what they do will upset Muslims needlessly.But why make such nonacademic claims such as these? Isn’t that the remit of scholars, to find out where certain mysterious texts came from and prove their antiquity from earlier sources? Possibly it’s out of fear of upsetting the Muslims in Germany, or in the countries where they still need to go to continue their research, or maybe it could be that their departments where they work are dependent on funds from the Muslim countries which sponsor them.Others, like Francois de Blois, who don’t have the academic credentials of Luxenberg & Luling choose to simply criticize them without using any textual analysis, possibly because they really don’t understand what they have done, or choose not to delve into their theories too deeply, so employ ‘ad hominem’ to try to shut them down instead.Whatever is the reason, similar areas of studies in other non-Muslim religious texts do not show such fear or hatred towards individuals who are breaking ground in new and exciting areas of research, suggesting that only in Islamic studies is this type of censorship evidenced.Nonetheless, the younger academics who are now coming into universities in Europe and the US are beginning to look at Luxenberg and Luling anew, realizing that they have something special and substantial, which can’t be simply dismissed with vitriol and personal opprobrium, laced with fear.© Pfander Centre for Apologetics – US, 2021(59,940) Music: “Travels” by Aleksound, from filmmusic-io