60 Questions For Christians
According to most Christians, Jesus was God incarnate,
full man and full God. Can the finite and the infinite
be one? "To be full" God means freedom from finite
forms and from helplessness, and to be "full man"
means the absence of divinity.
1.To be son is to be less than divine and to be divine
is to be no one’s son. How could Jesus have the
attributes of sonship and divinity altogether?
2.Christians assert that Jesus claimed to be God when
they quote him in John 14:9: "He that has seen me has
seen the Father". Didn’t Jesus clearly say that people
have never seen God, as it says in John 5:37: "And the
father himself which Has sent me, has borne witness of
me. You have NEITHER HEARD HIS VOICE AT ANY TIME NOR
SEEN HIS SHAPE"?
3.Christians say that Jesus was God because he was
called Son of God, Son of Man, Messiah, and "savior".
Ezekiel was addressed in the Bible as Son of Man.
Jesus spoke of "the peace makers" as Sons of God. Any
person who followed the Will and Plan of God was
called SON OF GOD in the Jewish tradition and in their
language (Genesis 6:2,4; Exodus 4:22; Psalm 2:7;
Romans 8:14). "Messiah" which in Hebrew means "God’s
anointed" and not "Christ", and "Cyrus" the person is
called "Messiah" or "the anointed". As for "savior",
in II KINGS 13:5, other individuals were given that
title too without being gods. So where is the proof in
these terms that Jesus was God when the word son is
not exclusively used for him alone?
4.Christians claim that Jesus acknowledged that he and
God were one in the sense of nature when he says in
John 10:30 "I and my father are one". Later on in John
17:21-23, Jesus refers to his followers and himself
and God as one in five places. So why did they give
the previous "one" a different meaning from the other
5.Is God three-in-one and one in three simultaneously
or one at a time?
6.If God is one and three simultaneously, then none of
the three could be the complete God. Granting that
such was the case, then when Jesus was on earth, he
wasn’t a complete God, nor was the "father in Heaven"
a whole God. Doesn’t that contradict what Jesus always
said about His God and our God in heaven, his Lord and
our Lord ? Does that also mean that there was no
complete god then, between the claimed crucifixion and
the claimed resurrection?
7.If God is one and three at a time, then who was the
God in heaven when Jesus was on earth? Wouldn’t this
contradict his many references to a God in Heaven that
8.If God is three and one at the same time, who was
the God in Heaven within three days between the
claimed crucifixion and the claimed resurrect ion?
9.Christians say that: "The Father(F) is God, the
Son(S) is God, and the Holy Ghost(H) is God, but the
Father is not the Son, the Son is not the Holy Ghost,
and the Holy Ghost is not the Father". In simple
arithmetic and terms therefore, if F = G, S = G, and H
= G, then it follows that F = S = H, while the second
part of the statement suggests that F ¹ S ¹ H
(meaning, "not equal"). Isn’t that a contradiction to
the Christian dogma of Trinity in itself ?
10.If Jesus was God, why did he tell the man who
called him "good master" not to call him "good"
because accordingly, there is none good but his God in
11.Why do Christians say that God is three-in-one and
one in three when Jesus says in Mark 12:29: "The Lord
our God is one Lord" in as many places as yet in the
12.If belief in the Trinity was such a necessary
condition for being a Christian, why didn’t Jesus
teach and emphasize it to the Christians during his
time? How were those followers of Jesus considered
Christians without ever hearing the term Trinity? Had
the Trinity been the spinal cord of Christianity,
Jesus would have emphasized it on many occasions and
would have taught and explained it in detail to the
13.Christians claim that Jesus was God as they quote
in John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the
Word was with God, and the Word was God". This is John
speaking and not Jesus. Also, the Greek word for the
first occurrence of God is HOTHEOS which means "the
God" or "God" with a capital "G", while the Greek word
for its second occurrence is "TONTHEOS", which means
"a god " or "god" with a small "g". Isn’t this
dishonesty and inconsistency on the part of those
translating the Greek Bible? ? Isn’t such quotation in
John 1:1 recognized by every Christian scholar of the
Bible to have been written by a Jew named Philo
Alexandria way before Jesus and John?
14.Wasn’t the word "god" or "TONTHEOS" also used to
refer to others as well as in II Corinthians 4:4 "(and
the Devil is) the god of this world" and in Exodus 7:1
"See , I have made thee (Moses ) a god to Pharaoh"?
Christians say that "GOD LOST His only son to save
us". To whom did God lose Jesus if he owns the whole
15. If it was agreeable with God’s Majesty to have
sons, He could have created a million sons the like of
Jesus. So what is the big clear deal about this only
16.Why does the Bible say that Jesus wanted to die on
the cross, when the one on the cross was shouting "My
God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" according to
Matthew 27:45 and Mark 15:33?
17. If God had wanted to save us, couldn’t He have
done that without sacrificing Jesus?
18. God is Just, and justice requires that nobody
should be punished for the sins of others, nor should
some people be saved by punishing other people.
Doesn’t the claim that God sacrificed Jesus to save us
because He was Just, contradict the definition of
19. People sacrifice things they have to get something
they don’t have when they can’t have both. Christians
say that "God SACRIFICED His only son to save us". We
know that God is Almighty; to whom did He sacrifice
20. A real sacrifice is when you can’t get back what
you have offered , so what would be the big deal about
such a sacrifice if God could recover the same
offering? (according to the Christians’ terminology)?
21. If all the Christians are saved through Jesus and
are going to Heaven no matter what they do, then the
teachings of Jesus are irrelevant and the definition
of good and bad are also rendered irrelevant. If this
is not so, then do Christians who believe in Jesus yet
do not follow his teachings nor repent go to Hell?
22. How can Christians take deeds as irrelevant after
becoming one when Jesus says in Matthew 12:36; "But I
say unto you that every idle word that men shall
speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of
Judgment. For by the words thou shalt be justified,
and by the words thou shalt be condemned"?
23. Christians say that people go to Heaven ONLY
THROUGH JESUS, yet Paul says in 1 CORINTHIANS 7:8-16
that the unbelieving husband is acceptable to God
because he is united with his wife and vice versa, and
their pagan children are also acceptable to God. So
people can go to heaven without believing in Jesus
according to this.
24. How come the Bible says that ALL Israel is saved
although they don’t believe in Jesus? Doesn’t that
contradict the claim in the Bible that the only way to
heaven is through Jesus?
25. According to Christians, those who have not been
baptized will go to Hell. So even the infants and
babies go to Hell if not baptized, since they are born
with an inherited original sin. Doesn’t this
contradict the definition of justice? Why would God
punish people for sins they never committed?
The only place in the Bible where the Paraclete was
called the Holy Spirit is in John 14:26 "But the
Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send
in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to
your remembrance all that I have said to you". What
has the Holy Spirit brought or taught for the last
26.Christians say that the Paraclete means the Holy
Spirit (John 14;26). Jesus said in John 16:7-8 "If I
do not go away the Paraclete will not come to you".
This could not mean the Holy spirit, since the Holy
spirit was said to have been there before Jesus was
even born as in Luke 1:41 "Elizabeth was filled with
the Holy Spirit". Here, the Holy spirit was also
present during Jesus life time. So how could this fit
with the condition that Jesus must go away so that the
Holy spirit will come?
27.In John 16:7-8, it says: "But if go, I will send
him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the
world of sins and of righteousness and of Judgment".
What do "he" and "him" refer here? Don’t they refer to
28.Does the Holy Spirit talk to good Christians and
bad Christians as well? Is the Holy spirit with them
all the time or just at certain times? When does it
start visiting a person who wants to become a
29.How can you as a Christian tell if the Holy Spirit
is inside another Christian? How come many Christians
fooled people by claiming that the Holy spirit was
inside them only to be converted to another religion
later on ?
30.Does the Holy Spirit dictate what Christians should
do without choice or freedom at all or does it only
guide them and they have the freedom to follow or not
31.If the Holy Spirit dictates what Christian should
do, why do Christians commit sins and make mistakes ?
How can you explain the conversion to other religions
and atheism of many Christians? Are they told to do
that by the Holy Spirit?
32.If the Holy Spirit guides Christians only, and they
are free to do what they want, then how do we know
that the writers of the Gospels didn’t make mistakes
in writing them?
33.If Christians believe that the Holy Spirit comes
and talks to them everyday, why don’t they ask the
Holy Spirit about which version of the Bible to follow
since there are too many versions floating around?
MISSION OF JESUS:
Without borrowing from other religions and systems,
can Christianity provide people with a complete way of
life? Since Christianity is limited to spiritual life
and does not provide law, how can a society decide
which laws are right or wrong?
34.Why do the Christians say that Jesus came with a
universal mission when he said that he was sent to the
Jews only? He said to the Canaanite woman who asked
him to heal her daughter from demon-possession: "I was
sent ONLY to the lost sheep of Israel" and also said:
"It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss
it to their dogs", Matthew 15:21-28.
If you read Matthew (28:1-10), Mark (16:1-20), Luke
(24:1-12), and John (20: 1-18), you will find
contradicting stories. They all agreed that the tomb
was guarded for three days. However, they reported the
discovery of the empty tomb differently.
· Matthew (28) and John (20) reported that Mary
Magdalene and the other Mary were the first to
discover the tomb.
· Mark (16) reports that Mary Magdalene, Mary the
mother of James, and Salome were the first to discover
the empty tomb.
· Mark (28) reports that there was an earthquake that
removed the rock from over the tomb. He says that an
angel caused it. The other gospels do not mention of
· Matthew and Mark say that only ONE man in white
clothes was sitting on the tomb when the woman
arrived, and that he was an angel.
· Luke says that TWO men in white clothes, who were
angels, were sitting. Johns says that the two women
did not meet anybody the first time they came to the
tomb, but when they returned, they saw TWO people, ONE
was an ANGEL, and the other was JESUS.
· Matthew reports that when the guards reported this
to the chief priest, the chief priest paid them a
large sum of money, telling them: "You have to say
that his disciples came at night and stole his body."
He claims that the soldiers took money and spread the
story around and since then, the story had been
circulating among the Jews until today (according to
Matthew). The other gospels do not report of any such
35. Which narration now is more authentic?
36.Why is the appearance of Jesus after the
crucifixion taken as a proof of his resurrection when
there is an explanation that he was not dead because
someone else was crucified in his place when God saved
37.How did Matthew know of the claimed agreement
between the soldiers and the chief priest? Can’t
someone say that someone paid the women a large sum of
money and told them to spread the word around that
Jesus rose from the dead, with the same authenticity
as that of the story of Matthew?
38.Why did they believe that man in the white clothes?
Why did they believe he was an angel? John’s narration
is too strange, since he says that Mary did not
recognize Jesus (one of the two) while talking to him,
and she only recognized him when he called her by her
39.How does an empty tomb prove that Jesus was
crucified ? Isn’t it that God is capable of removing
another man from the tomb, and of resurrecting him
40.The Gospels are believed to be the verbatim words
of God, they are supposed to be dictated by the Holy
Spirit to the Disciples who wrote them. If the source
were the same, why shouldn’t they correspond with each
other in reporting such an important event?
41.How could Matthew, Mark, Luke and John be
considered eyewitnesses of resurrection when the Bible
implies that nobody at all saw Jesus coming out of the
If the Christians consider the Old Testament as God’s
Word, why did they cancel the parts of the Old
Testament that dealt with punishment (example: the
punishment for adultery)?
42.Why doesn’t Mark 16:9-20 exist in as many versions
of the Bible while it exists as a footnote or between
brackets in some other versions? Is a footnote in the
Bible still considered as God’s word, especially when
it addresses an important feature like the Ascension?
43.Why does the Catholic Bible contain 73 books while
the Protestant Bible has only 66? With both claiming
to have the complete Word of God, which one should be
believed and why?
44.Where do those new translations of the Bible keep
coming from when the original Bible is not even
available ? The Greek manuscripts which are
translations themselves are not even similar with each
45.How can you take two gospels from writers who never
met Jesus, like Mark and Luke?
46.Why is half of the New Testament written by a man
who never even met Jesus in his lifetime? PAUL claimed
with no proof that he had met Jesus while on his way
from Jerusalem to Damascus. PAUL was the main enemy of
Christianity. Isn’t that reason enough to question the
authenticity of what he wrote? Why do the Christians
call those books of the Old Testament "God’s Word"
when the revisors of the RSV Bible say that some of
the authors are UNKNOWN? They say that the author of
SAMUEL is "UNKNOWN" and that of CHRONICLES is "UNKOWN,
PROBABLY COLLECTED AND EDITED BY EZRA"!
47.Concerning the controversial issues in the Bible,
how can Christians decide by two-thirds majority what
is God’s Word and what is not, as the prefaces of some
Bibles say like that one of the RSV ?
48.Why does Luke in his gospel report the Ascension on
Easter Day, and in the Acts, in which he is recognized
as the author, FORTY days later?
49.The genealogy of Jesus is mentioned in Matthew and
Luke only. Matthew listed 26 forefathers from Joseph
to David while Luke enumerated 41 forefathers. Only
Joseph matches with Joseph in those two lists. Not a
single other name matches! If these were inspired by
God word by word, how could they be different? Some
claim that one is for Mary and one is for Joseph, but
where does it says Mary in those two Gospels?
50.If Moses wrote the first books of the Old
Testament, how could Moses write his own obituary?
Moses died in the fifth book at age 120 as mentioned
in Deut. 34:5-10.
51.In the King James Version, why does it report SEVEN
years of famine in II SAMUEL 24:13 while it reports
THREE years of famine in I CHRONICLES 21:12? Why did
they change both to THREE years in the New
International Version and other versions?
52.Still In the same King James Version, why does it
say that Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began
to reign in II CHRONICLES 21:12, while it says
EIGHTEEN years in II KINGS 24:8? Why did thessey
change in both to EIGHTEEN in the new Versions?
53.In all versions, why does it say that David slew
the men of SEVEN HUNDRED chariots of the Syrians, and
forty thousand HORSEMEN as evidenced in II Samuel
10:18 while its says SEVEN THOUSAND men which fought
in chariots, and forty thousand FOOTMEN, in I
54.In all versions, why does it report TWO thousand
baths in I KINGS 7:26 while II CHRONICLES 4:5 reports
55.In the King James version, why does it report that
Solomon had FOUR THOUSAND stalls for horses in II
CHRONICLES 9:25 while it accounts that Solomon had
FORTY THOUSAND stalls of horses in 1 KINGS 4:26? Why
did they change both to FOUR THOUSAND in the new
56.In GENESIS 1, God’s creation progresses from grass
to trees to fowls, whales, cattle and creeping things
and finally to man and woman. GENESIS 2, however, puts
the creation of man before cattle and fowl and woman
subsequent to beast. How can this be explained?
QUR’AN AND CHRISTIANS
This section does not inquire or interrogate, but
rather provides the reader with some of the Qur’anic
verses that address the Christians in particular, and
the people of the scripture in general. A great
portion of the Qur’an pertains to or involves the
Christians and the Jews and I decided to just choose
verses that are related to the topic of this
· "Lo! The likeness of Jesus with Allah is as the
likeness of Adam. He created him of dust, then said
unto him: Be, and he was." Al-Qur’an 3:59.
· "Say: O People of the Scripture! Come to an
agreement between us and you: that we shall worship
none but Allah, and that we shall ascribe no partner
unto Him, and that none of us shall take others for
Lords besides Allah. And if they turn away, then say:
Bear witness that we are they who have surrendered
"O People of the Scripture! Why will you argue about
Abraham, when the Torah and the Gospel were revealed
till after him? Have you then no sense?
Abraham was not a Jew, nor yet a Christian; but he was
an upright man who had surrendered (to Allah), and he
was not of the idolaters.
Lo! Those of mankind who have the best claim to
Abraham are those who followed him, and his Prophet
and those who believe (with him); and Allah is the
Protector of the believers.
A party of the People of the Scripture longs to make
you go astray; and they make none to go astray except
themselves, but they perceive not.
O People of the Scripture! Why disbelieve you in the
revelations of Allah, when you (yourselves) bear
witness to their truth?
O People of the Scriptures! Why confound you truth
with falsehood and knowingly conceal the Truth?
(Al-Qur’an 3: 64-71)
· And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it
will never be accepted of him and in the hereafter, He
will be one of the losers (Al-Qur’an 3:85).
· And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah
Jesus, son of Mary, and Allah’s messenger. They slew
him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto
them, and Lo! Those who disagree concerning it are in
doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save
pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for
But Allah took him up unto Himself. Allah was ever
Mighty, Wise. (Al-Qur’an 4:157-158).
· O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your
religion nor utter ought concerning Allah save the
truth. The Messiah Jesus son of Mary, was only a
messenger of Allah, and His word which He conveyed
unto Mary, and a spirit from Him, so believe in Allah
and His messengers, and say not "Three"! Cease! (it is
) better for you! Allah is only One God. Far is it
removed from His transcendent majesty that He should
have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all
that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as
The Messiah will never scorn to be a slave unto Allah,
nor will the favored angels. Whosoever scorns His
service and is proud, all such will assemble unto Him.
Then, as for those who believed and did good works,
unto them will He give them their wages in full,
adding unto them of His bounty; and as for those who
were scornful and proud, then He will punish with a
painful doom." (Al-Qur’an 4:171-173).
· "And with those who say Lo! We are Christians, We
made a covenant, but they forgot a part of that
whereof they were admonished. Therefore We have
stirred up enmity and hatred among them till the Day
of Resurrection, when Allah will inform them of their
O People of the Scripture! Now has our messenger come
unto you, expounding unto you much of that which you
used to hide in the Scripture, and forgiving much. Now
has come unto light from Allah and plain scripture:
Whereby Allah guides him who seeks His good pleasure
unto paths of peace, He brings them out of darkness
unto light by His decree, and guides them unto a
They indeed have disbelieved who say: Lo! Allah is the
messiah, son of Mary. Say: Who then can do aught
against Allah if he had willed to destroy the Messiah
son of Mary, and his mother and everyone on earth?
Allah’s is the sovereignty of the heavens and the
earth and all that is between them. He creates what he
wills. And Allah is able to do all things. (Al-Qur’an
· "They surely disbelieve who say; Lo! Allah is the
Messiah, son of Mary. The Messiah (himself) said: O
children if Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and you
Lord. Lo! Whosoever ascribes partners unto Allah, for
him Allah has forbidden Paradise. His abode is the
Fire. For evildoers ,there will be no helpers.
They surely disbelieve who say: Lo! Allah is the third
of the three; when there is no God save the One God.
If they desist not from so saying, a painful doom will
fall on those of them who disbelieve.
Will they not rather turn unto Allah and seek
forgiveness of Him? For Allah is oft-forgiving, most
Say: Serve you in place of Allah that which possesses
for you neither hurt nor use? Allah is the Hearer, the
Say: O People of the Scripture! Stress not in your
religion other than the Truth, and follow not the vain
desire of folks who erred of old and led many astray,
and erred from a plain road." (Al-Qur’an 5:72-77)
· "And when Allah says: O Jesus, son of Mary: Did you
say unto mankind: take me and my mother for two gods
beside Allah?, he says: Be glorified! It was not mine
to utter that to which I had no right. If I used to
say it, then You Knew it, You know what is in my mind,
and I know not what is in Your mind. Lo! You, only
You, are the knower of things hidden.
I spoke unto them only that which You commanded me
(saying); worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord. I
witness of them while I dwelt among them, and when You
took me, You were the Watcher over them. You are
witness over all things.
If You punish them, Lo! They are Your slaves, and if
you forgive them (Lo! They are Your slaves). Lo! You,
only you are the Mighty, the Wise.
Allah says: This is a day in which their truthfulness
profits the truthful, for theirs are Gardens
underneath which rivers flow, wherein they are secure
forever, Allah taking pleasure in them and they in
Him. That is the great triumph. (Al-Qur’an 5:116-119)
· "And the Jews say: ‘Uzair (Ezra) is the son of
Allah’, and the Christians say: ‘The Messiah is the
son of Allah’. That is their saying with their mouths.
They imitate the saying of those who disbelieved of
old. Allah fights against them. How perverse they are!
They have taken as Lord besides Allah their rabbis and
their monks and the Messiah son of Mary, when they
were bidden to worship only One God. There is no God
save Him. Be He glorified from all that they ascribe
as partners (unto him)!
Faint would they put out the light of Allah with their
mouths, but Allah disdains (aught) save that He shall
perfect His light, however much the disbelievers are
He it is Who has sent His messenger with guidance and
the Religion of Truth, to cause it to prevail over all
religions, however much the idolaters may be averse.
O you who believe! Lo! many of the (Jewish) rabbis and
the (Christian) monks devour the wealth of mankind
wantonly and debar (people) from the way of Allah.
They who hoard up gold and silver and spend it not in
the way of Allah, unto them give tidings (O Muhammad)
of a painful doom.
On the Day when it will (all) be heated in the fire of
Hell, and their foreheads and their flanks and their
backs will be branded therewith (and it will be said
unto them): Here is that which you hoarded for
yourselves. Now taste of what you used to hoard."
MUHAMMAD OR JESUS?
Christians claim that the prophecy in Deut. 18:18
refers to Jesus and not Muhammad. The verse says: "I
will raise them up a prophet from among THEIR
BRETHREN, LIKE UNTO THEE, and I will put my words in
his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I
shall command him." The only reason they resort to
such interpretation is that both Moses and Jesus were
prophets. Even this one contradicts their claim that
Jesus was God and not a Prophet. Many prophets of the
Jews had the similarity with Moses. However, if we
compare Muhammad to Moses, we will find that:
Muhammad was an Arab, and the Arabs are from Ishmael,
son of Abraham, while Moses was a Jew, and the Jews
are from Isaac, son of Abraham. Hence, the term THEIR
BRETHREN refers to the children of the first son being
brethren of the children of the other. This couldn’t
apply to Jesus, since he was a Jew.
According to the Christians, Jesus went to Hell for
three days while Moses did not. Therefore, Jesus is
not like Moses. (In Islam, none of the three Prophets
went to Hell)
Moses and Muhammad were born to fathers and mothers
while Jesus was born to a mother alone.
Moses and Muhammad got married and had children, while
Jesus did not marry at all.
Moses and Muhammad got problems and difficulties from
their people initially, but were accepted by them at
the end., whereas Jesus was rejected by his people at
the start and is still rejected by the Jews until
today. "He (Jesus) came unto his own, but his own
received him not".( John 1:11)
Moses and Muhammad had power, besides being prophets.
They both performed some capital punishments, for
example, while Jesus had no power over his people. "My
kingdom is not of this world", Jesus said in John
Moses and Muhammad brought new laws while Jesus did
Moses was forced to emigrate in adulthood to Median
while Muhammad was forced to emigrate at that stage in
his life too, towards Madina . Whereas Jesus did not
have such forced emigration in his adulthood .
Moses and Muhammad both died of natural deaths after
which they were buried ,while the same could not be
said of Jesus. He was neither killed nor crucified at
all, according to the Qur’an and did not die a
‘natural’ death as could be affirmed by Christians who
believe in Crucifixion.
57.Why won’t you, Christian reader, come to hear and
learn of the true religion of Jesus?
58.Have you, as a Christian , learned of Islam and if
so, was it from the true Muslims?
59.As a Christian, do you agree that out of fairness
and honesty you must investigate what Islam says about
God, Jesus, including this life and the hereafter?
60.Being a Christian, do you also believe that we must
all stand accountable to our Creator and that the
Creator is Perfect and Just? As a sincere believer in
God, don’t you owe it upon yourself to find out the
entire unadulterated truth regardless of the
"O ye who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared and die not except in a
state of Islam. And hold fast altogether, by the rope which Allah (stretches
out for you), and do not be divided among yourselves." (3:102-103)
"Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good,
enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong; they are the ones to
attain felicity. Do not be like those who are divided amongst themselves and
fall into disputations after receiving clear signs: for them is a dreadful