Answering Islam - A Christian-Muslim dialog

A Leading Taqiyyist Proves that Jesus is God! Pt. 1

Sam Shamoun

Muslim taqiyyist Paul Bilal Williams came out with a blog post where he appeals to Jewish anti-missionary Rabbi Michael Skobac to prove that the blessed Apostle Paul’s assertion that man is incapable of carrying out the Law given through Moses contradicts Deuteronomy 30 which says that man can do so and live.

It is rather unfortunate that Williams could care less about being honest or consistent since he is constantly appealing to authors and scholars whose views and presuppositions actually undermine Islam and end up proving that Muhammad was a false prophet (which he actually was). This Bible-hating Christophobe therefore leaves me no choice but to respond to his assault and blasphemies in order to show him what happens when we use his own scholars and sources against his own prophet and god.

In the first place, it is true that if the Israelites were to obey the Law they would live in God’s sight. However, AS THE VERY NEXT CHAPTER ITSELF TESTIFIES, God clearly tells the Israelites that they will not be able to do the Law and therefore will come under God’s wrath and be exiled from the land, not once but twice! See Deuteronomy 31:14-29, and compare that with Joshua 24:14-28. This is why God told Moses to record the “Song of Moses” in Deuteronomy 32, as a witness against them when God’s prediction that Israel will be scattered due to their sin and rebellion comes to pass.

Secondly, all throughout the Holy Bible, God is constantly reprimanding Israel for their persistent rebellion and wickedness, even raising nations to punish them because of it. Simply read the book of Judges for proof of this. And if a person is still not convinced then simply have them read through the major prophets, specifically Isaiah 1:9-17, and Jeremiah chapters 7, 14-15, just to name a few.

This brings me to my next point. God himself demanded perfect obedience to his prescribed will, including the Law of Moses, just as the following verses confirm: Genesis 17:1; Deuteronomy 18:13; Psalm 15:1-5; 24:3-5; 101:2 119:1; Isaiah 33:14-16; Matthew 5:48. Yet, just as the entirety of the Old Testament canon plainly testifies, Israel consistently failed to live in perfect conformity to God’s Law because of their stiff-necked and unregenerate hearts, resulting in their punishment and banishment from the land. This is why God promised to circumcise their hearts and minds, giving them his Holy Spirit who would empower them to carry out his commands and sin no more (cf. Genesis 6:5-7; 8:20-21; 1 Kings 8:46; Job 4:17-19; 14:1-5; 15:14-16; 25:4-6; Psalm 51:5; 58:3; 130:3; 143:2; Proverbs 20:9; Ecclesiastes 7:20, 29; 9:3; Deuteronomy 10:16; 30:6; Isaiah 64:6-7; Jeremiah 4:4; 9:25-26; 6:10; 13:23 17:9; 24:7; 31:31-34; 32:39-40; Ezekiel 11:19-20; 18:30-32; 36:25-27; Hosea 11:1-9).

This sure sounds like Paul’s preaching!

Now that we have gotten Williams’ distortion of biblical truth out of the way I am going to show how in his haste to condemn the Apostle Paul, the blessed servant of the risen Christ, whose sandal straps Muhammad wasn’t worthy to stoop down and untie, Williams made an argument which ends up proving that Jesus is God!