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Book: Christianity: A Journey from Facts to Fiction

Christianity: A Journey from Facts to Fiction
by Mirza Tahir Ahmad

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Table of Contents
1 The Sonship of Jesus Christ
The Scientific Basis of Parenthood
Is a Literal Son of God Possible?  
What are Miracles?  
Jesus the Son of God?  
2 Sin and Atonement
The Atonement of Mankind
The Sin of Adam and Eve  
Human Suffering Continues  
Inherited Sin  
The Transfer of Sin  
Punishment Continues to be Meted Out  
Justice and Forgiveness
Jesus Cannot Possibly Atone  
Unwilling Sacrifice  
Who Was Sacrificed?  
The Dilemma of Jesus  
Did God the Father Suffer As Well?  
The Punishmenxt of Fire
Sacrifice and Spiritual Bliss  
Meaning of Death in Relation to Christ  
Limited Suffering for Unlimited Sin  
What Did Atonement Change?  
3 The Role of the Holy Ghost
Holy Ghost and Creation
Mystery or Paradox  
4 Crucifixion
The Sign of Jonah
Jesus' Promise to the House of Israel  
Events of the Crucifixion  
5 Revival or Resurrection?
Vitriolic Language Against Holy People
What Happened to Jesus' Body?  
The Ahmadi Muslim Viewpoint  
Survival Cases
6 Trinity
Interrelationship within Trinity
Different Phases or Aspects of One Single Person  
Different Persons Sharing Eternity  
Different Persons with Distinctly Different Characters  
Different Persons with Identical and Equal Characters
7 The Evolution of Christianity
The First Followers of Jesus
The Role of St. Paul  
The Reality of Jesus  
The Continuity of Religion  
The Apex of Religious Development
8 Christianity Today
Christianity and Colonialism
The Re-Advent of Jesus Christ  
The Promised Messiah  
Appendix I
Appendix II

Christianity: A Journey from Facts to Fiction

The doctrine of Christianity has acquired its present shape through a process of change that is spread nearly over its entire history. Rather than venture into the endless debate on the course of this evolutionary process the author has chosen to examine the current Christian beliefs primarily on the basis of logic and reason. Among others, the subjects of the ‘Sonship’ of Jesus Christ, Atonement, Trinity and the second coming of the Messiah have been discussed at length in this book.

About the Author: Mirza Tahir Ahmad

Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, born on December 18, 1928 at Qadian, India is the fourth successor of the Promised Messiahas. He is the spiritual and administrative head of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam and was elected to his office in 1982. He is also the grandson of the Founder, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiahas.

The official Title of the Supreme Head of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam is: Hazrat Khalifa-tul-Maseeh IV—fourth vicegerent to the Promised Messiahas.

First Published in UK in 1994.