Jesus, Muslims, and the Gospel
Friendship, acts of kindness, and genuine hospitality go a long way in fostering the right environment for effective evangelism. But it is the testimony of the Gospel writers that provide the most reliable witness to the gospel.
There are several revisionist theories regarding the origins of Christianity peddled in popular academic culture. One of the more pervasive ones claims that a number of legitimate yet competing understandings of Jesus existed in the first century. Some viewed him as a great moral teacher. Others saw him as a political activist. Still others considered him an apocalyptic preacher. At some point, the theory goes, men began to attribute a divine nature to him. And in order to achieve ecclesial and political hegemony, they established this as the orthodox position.
This thesis is asserted in a variety ...