Conference in London
One of the most eventful incidents of the Third Caliphate and indeed of the Movement was the Deliverance from The Cross Conference that took place in London from June 2nd to June 4th 1978. The Movement organized it.
Well-known scholars belonging to principal faiths read their scholarly papers on this landmark occasion. Their research indicated that Christian beliefs about Jesus Christ were baseless, while the explanation provided by the Promised Messiah(as) regarding the death of Hazrat Isa, peace be on him, has been validated. There were participants from Pakistan, India, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the USA. Eminent speakers like Sir Zafrulla Khan and Sahibzada M.M. Ahmad read their scholarly papers.
In his address Huzoor refuted the Christian belief that Jesus Christ was a God and alive in the heavens. In this manner Huzoor delivered the message of Islam to millions of Christians. He reaffirmed the oneness of Almighty Allah and beautifully expounded the high status of Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be on him. Thousands of Europeans listened to Huzoor’s address and were impressed by the depth and breadth of his knowledge. Newspapers from around the world, magazines, television, & radio carried news about this event in their respective countries.
Some Christian leaders expressed their concern over the far-reaching effects of this event. To counteract the effects of this conference, they invited Hazrat Khalifat al-Masih III for discussions. However, when Huzoor accepted the invitation, they decided to defer it by coming up with lame excuses. Thus they admitted their defeat. Alhamdo-lillah.