Marwan Gill, Missionary, Argentina
One of the most fundamental tasks of the Promised Messiahas, as prophesied by the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa, was to “break the cross” – to refute the false Christian doctrines with logical and theological arguments.
The numerous books and speeches of the Promised Messiahas about Christianity are a living testimony and a sign for the fulfilment of his divine task.
In my personal experience as a missionary serving in Argentina, I have always benefitted from his arguments during my conversations with Christians, but it was just a few days ago that I had my first public debate with a Christian preacher.
I must admit that I was rather nervous, not because I was not convinced of our arguments or our truthfulness, but keeping in mind my personal shortcomings. I was mainly worried about my language skills as I started learning Spanish just three years ago and I am still far away from being a native speaker.
However, before the debate, I prayed intensively to Allah that He might cover my shortcomings for the sake of the Promised Messiahas. I asked God to show another glimpse of “breaking the cross” as I was going to represent the Jamaat of the Promised Messiahas in that debate.
By the grace of Allah, during the debate I personally experienced how the arguments presented by the Promised Messiahas broke the cross almost literally.
The Christian preacher had prepared all his argumentation based on the common Sunni views about the crucifixion.
Hence, when I presented the Ahmadiyya point of view supported by the verses of the Holy Quran, he literally lost the ground under his feet.
First, he kept insisting that this view was not accepted by most Muslims, to which I replied that the criteria to examine a certain explanation was not based upon the approval of many Muslims; but rather, upon its support from the Holy Quran.
The Holy Quran clearly supports the Ahmadiyya point of view as regards the crucifixion and rejects the common Sunni belief.
Then, I even presented Biblical references, which supported our explanation and refuted his own Christian doctrine.
Initially, he ignored my arguments (which were all taken from the writings of the Promised Messiahas and his Khulafa), but surprisingly, at one point, he literally admitted that he was speechless and was not expecting to be confronted by a Muslim with Biblical references about their own Christian beliefs.
He kept on ignoring my cross questioning and finished the debate by simply saying that in this programme, he did not want to enter a theological debate about the crucifixion.
Many non-Muslims were even confused by his attitude, that “if you are inviting a Muslim to debate about the crucifixion, it sounds contradictory then to escape from theological argumentation.”
In conclusion, anyone who watches this debate with an impartial mind will conclude that the arguments mentioned by the Promised Messiahas are an effective tool to “break the cross” of Christianity and refute their false doctrines.
It was also a great reminder for me that if any Muslim wishes to serve Islam on the theological battleground against Christianity, he is compelled to adopt the point of view of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya.
To eliminate the root of Christianity, Muslims must prove that Jesusas did not die on the cross. And to keep the roots of Islam alive, we must let Jesusas die a natural death. This is the teaching of Islam.