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Rebuttal to John Gilchrist “Does Ahmed Deedat support the Qadiani theory of Crucifixion?”

 

Sheikh Ahmed Deedat responds.

 

By

 

Yahya Ahmed

 

 

John Gilchrist, one of the authors on Answering Islam has written several books “responding” to Ahmed Deedat’s books. He believes that late Sheikh Ahmed Deedat supports the Qadiani theory of crucifixion i.e. Jesus Christ (pbuh) was put on the cross but he was brought down ALIVE from the cross.

 

The question arises that Why did late Sheikh Ahmed Deedat write the book “Crucifixion or Cruci-fiction?

 

The reason he wrote is because the Crucifixion of Christ is the foundation of Christianity. As Paul says

 

“And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.” (I Corinthians 15:14)

 

So, if anyone can prove that Christ (pbuh) wasn’t crucified and did not rise then the whole Christian faith tumbles. In other words  IF NO CRUCIFIXION THEN NO CHRISTIANITY.” There has been ample evidence given that Jesus Christ (pbuh) was NOT crucified. Refer to this section.

 

http://www.answering-christianity.com/ac24.htm#links

 

 

Sheikh Deedat simply wanted to establish the fact that Jesus Christ (pbuh) was NOT crucified and that is sufficient to tumble the whole Christian faith.

 

Now Mr.Gilchrist alleges that Sheikh Ahmed Deedat supports the theory of Qadianis. He writes:

 

“We have never ceased to wonder why Ahmed Deedat continues to promote the theory that Jesus was indeed crucified but came down alive from the cross. Our amazement arises from two considerations. On the one hand, this idea is held to only by the heretical Ahmadiyya sect in Islam and is denounced by all true Christians and Muslims.” (John Gilchrist, The Crucifixion of Christ: A Fact, not Fiction p.9)

 

He also writes:

 

“For many years Ahmed Deedat has been promoting a theory that Jesus Christ was indeed crucified but was taken down alive from the cross. This theory was first promoted in his booklet "Was Christ Crucified?" and has recently been perpetuated in his new booklet "Crucifixion or Cruci-Fiction?" We have often remarked that Mr. Deedat has been promoting a Qadiani theory, approved only by the Ahmadiyya Movement which has been declared a non-Muslim minority sect in Pakistan.” (John Gilchrist, The Crucifixion of Christ: A Fact, not Fiction p.20)

 

You can find this book here.

 

http://www.answering-islam.org/Gilchrist/crucifixion.html

 

He has only touched on few of the 30 points raised by Sheikh Ahmed Deedat. Which I shall be dealing with some other time Inshallah!

 

 

My Response:

 

Only if Mr.Gilchrist had read the afterword of the book of Sheikh Deedat. He wouldn’t have come up with this point. Sheikh Ahmed Deedat responds.

 

“Honestly, I do not expect anyone to ask me about my belief as a Muslim concerning the Crucifixion. My belief is the Quranic belief as categorically stated in Chapter IV, Verse 157.”

 

“http://www.ahmed-deedat.co.za/Books/books/coc/88.html”

 

So here we see Mr.Deedat is telling us his own belief of Crucifixion. His belief is what the Quran says in 4:157 and obviously verse 158 as well. Sheikh Ahmed Deedat quotes this verse in his talks on the Crucifixion of Christ (pbuh)

 

“That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah.;- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:-“ (4:157)

 

The next verse reads

 

“Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise;-“ (Quran 4:158)

 

So we clearly see that Jesus Christ (pbuh) was raised up ALIVE and Mr.Deedat believes in that only. This is the view that the Muslims normally hold.

 

So, we see clearly that Sheikh Ahmed Deedat does NOT support the theory of the Qadianis. He only wrote this book to prove that Jesus (pbuh) was NOT crucified and this is sufficient to tumble the whole Christian faith since Crucifixion of Christ (pbuh) is the foundation of Christianity according to Paul and is the only way a person can achieve salvation.

 

Sheikh Deedat does NOT even consider the Bible to be the word of God. Refer to his book

 

http://www.ahmed-deedat.co.za/frameset.asp

 

Since he doesn’t consider the Bible to be the word of God. He would have no reason to establish such a theory from the Bible. He doesn’t defend such a theory. He only proved that Jesus (pbuh) was NOT crucified.

 

I will post my short article here, which is sufficient to debunk the lie of Crucifixion.

 

 

Was the Person on the Cross Really Jesus?

 

The Bible says

For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. They will be protected forever, but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off;” (Psalms 37:28)

Yet when Jesus Christ (pbuh) was put on the cross according to the Bible. He cried out

“About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi lama sabachthani?"—which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"  (Mathew 27:46)

“And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"—which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Mark 15:34)

How can Jesus be forsaken when God does not forsake his faithful ones?? Now the Christians have four options to choose from.

1. The person put on the cross was not really Jesus.

2. Jesus (pbuh) was not faithful to God.

3. Jesus (pbuh) lied that God forsook him.

4. Bible is lying when it says that God does not forsake his beloved ones.

You have four options to choose from. Now with whatever gymnastics you try. You cannot add a fifth option here. So decide for yourself.

 

 

 

 

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