From Jesus to Muhammad: A History of Early Christianity

Is Jesus God? Did Jesus ever claim to be God? What kind of nature did Jesus have? Was Jesus Christ really crucified ? Who is God and Jesus in the Bible? Dr Jerald Dirks received his Bachelor of Arts (philosophy) from Harvard College in 1971, his Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in 1974, his Master of Arts (clinical child psychology) from the University of Denver in 1976, his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree in clinical psychology from the University of Denver in 1978, and his sessions program certificate in Islamic studies from Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in 1998. In 1969, he obtained his License to Preach from the United Methodist Church and was ordained into the Christian ministry (deaconate) by the United Methodist Church in 1972. He converted to Islam in 1993 and completed the ‘Umrah and Hajj in 1999. His vocational history includes over five years teaching in American colleges and universities and over 20 years spent in the private practice of psychotherapy. In addition, he has taught at the middle school level at two different private Islamic schools and has served as the psychoeducational consultant at one private Islamic school. Dr. Dirks is the author or co-author of over 60 published articles in the behavioral sciences (primarily in psychosomatic medicine), over 140 published articles on the Arabian horse and its history, and over 220 published articles or formal presentations on Islam, comparative religion, and private Islamic
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24 Comments so far »

  1. takethree1 said,

    Wrote on June 5, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

    SPEAK LOUD PLZ !

  2. chgzis said,

    Wrote on June 5, 2012 @ 8:19 pm

    What an interpretation,how about the women who committed adultery and brought to ur “Prophet”for his Judgement?you want me to finish the story?Check your Role model’s biography whom his spirit is a deceiver,successful of his 65 historical war campaign.Kill husbands of non Muslims and give their wives to his troops and permit to satisfy their sexual desire,what we call it now prostitution.Can you at least say that THIS IS BAD?”think if ur prophet exist in this 21st Century” he will be In Prison!

  3. thapack45 said,

    Wrote on June 5, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    All in all, I at least appreciate that he was much more respectful and courteous about not believing in Christianity than many Muslims….The majority give some idea or belief in Christianity that disagrees with Islam (as if Christians even agree or assent to Islamic theology), and flaunt it as an “unsolvable” problem for Christians logically. He is at least somewhat familiar with history, and very respectful in his presentation. I wouldn’t mind having a steak with him and talking about it

  4. thapack45 said,

    Wrote on June 5, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

    A few good points, but some Biblical passages were badly quoted out of context. I think some of the supposed “conflict” within early Christianity was definitely overstated, as well as the idea that some groups were “nearly Islamic” in their views of Jesus (most of them were very different). It seems he wanted people to think that everyone was running around confused like, “Who was Jesus!? Teacher? God? Semi-divine? We have no idea!” His Jesus Barabbas theory is also disproven by Acts 3:13-15

  5. 78ahayat said,

    Wrote on June 5, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

    Whoever Allah Guides non can misguide Whoever Allah Allows to fall astray non can guide them aright _ Quran_

  6. hamza hamza said,

    Wrote on June 5, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

    now a days, there are no book or any thing proofs that jesus is god or prophet or..only, if quran didn´t tell us to believe in jesus as prophet no one of us will do, you don´t have gospel, the one you have is only stories from followers of mathew, luk..not from these men, nor from jesus, nor from apostles..And now you are confused who is god. please can u explain me about trinity..if jesus is god´s son why his father has´nt told him about crucifixion.. call me back for more chalenges..

  7. kidsarocker said,

    Wrote on June 5, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

    my my, you do not understand, the first sin was disobediance, and the death and resurrection was part of the divine plan to redeem mankind

  8. kidsarocker said,

    Wrote on June 5, 2012 @ 11:37 pm

    And we dont have the Quran from, sum illiterate man hid in a cave for his revelations, Messengers of God appeared in the light

  9. kidsarocker said,

    Wrote on June 6, 2012 @ 12:36 am

    Quran is no miracle. And to answer your question, He became Sin and was seperated from the Father

  10. kidsarocker said,

    Wrote on June 6, 2012 @ 12:38 am

    please provide evidence

  11. carkemish said,

    Wrote on June 6, 2012 @ 12:52 am

    There must a be factory somewhere secretly cloning all these bearded buffoons and islamic gurus.

    Any suggestions ?

  12. kingofindiano1 said,

    Wrote on June 6, 2012 @ 1:22 am

    PROPHET MOHammad [PUBH] WAS NOT A PEADHOPILE .NOW ANTI MUSLIMS GOT A CHANCE TO THROW DIRT ON PROPHET MOHAMMAH[PUBH] AND DISGRACE ISLAM BECAUSE HE MARRIED MOTHER AYESHA AT THE AGE OF NINE OK,BUT IT HAPPENS WITH THE WISH OF ALLAH ALMIGHTY ,ALLAH MAKE HER MATURED AND GROWNUP GIRL SHE WAS AT HER PUBERTY AT THE AGE OF 9,ALLAH CAN DO ANY THING,JUST FOR EX. HOW ALLAH MAKE MOTHER MARRIAM[MARRY] TO GIVE BIRTH TO PROPHET ISSA [PUBH] IN ONE DAY.THOUGH SHE WAS A VARGIN.BUT ANTI MUSLIM WILL NEVER BELIEVE.

  13. KillerGrooves83 said,

    Wrote on June 6, 2012 @ 1:32 am

    assalamu alaikum brothers and sisters, this was a great video, i love hearing from scholars who are well qualified to speak on these topics, it would be nice to hear more from this brother, may allah reward him for spreading knowledge like this and may peace and blessings always be with him inshallah,may peace and blessings be with the prophet muhammad(S.A.W.) and upon all the prophets who came before him as well, may allahs prayers peace and blessings be upon them all equally. ALLAHU AKBAR

  14. bzkrALLAH said,

    Wrote on June 6, 2012 @ 2:08 am

    A person with a mind, will never worship a human who eats, drinks, walks, talks and shits like humans. a god must be UNIQUE, SUPERIOR and IN-CHARGE/ not insulted, humiliated, beaten-ed and crucified(damned)
    What a weak god who accepts this for himself (or his son) or whatever!!!
    Islam says that Christ was saved by ALLAH from such a humiliating situation
    Islam respects the Christ and all the messengers (unlike the Bible=check it out)
    No god but ALLAH
    Moses, Christ & Mohammed are HIS prophets

  15. holygoose101 said,

    Wrote on June 6, 2012 @ 2:13 am

    Mathew , Luke, Mark, whatever, they took the teachings of Esa, PBUH and twisted them. They knew of the sun gods Mithra and Ra and saw the people worshiping them and decided to apply that to Esa PBUH. Christians don’t worship the son of god, they worship the sun god, thus SUNday the day of the Sabbath and December 25-the day that Mithra was born.

  16. hamza hamza said,

    Wrote on June 6, 2012 @ 2:21 am

    If Jesus is God, why would He say this?:In Matthew 27:45-46, it says, “Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour. 46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” all prophets have done miracle to their people but a few of believers..insoite that jews have seen jesus miracle they have´nt believe..mohammad miracle is quran..and muslims..

  17. hamza hamza said,

    Wrote on June 6, 2012 @ 2:58 am

    bible is stories from luc, mark..u don´t have bible from jesus..recent bible is ful from mistakes and contradictions:1. God is satisfied with his works
    Gen 1:31God is dissatisfied with his works. Gen 6:6
    2. God dwells in chosen temples2 Chron 7:12,16
    God dwells not in templesActs 7:48
    3. God dwells in lightTim 6:16
    God dwells in darkness1 Kings 8:12/ Ps 18:11/ Ps 97:2:AND ALL ERRORS::

  18. MichaelxxSexton said,

    Wrote on June 6, 2012 @ 3:36 am

    mark 16:15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.

  19. TheGiantDouch said,

    Wrote on June 6, 2012 @ 3:52 am

    come on look at yourself, this is not a story of you being Jesus and we are Jews, at least jesus wants you to think a little bit, dont buy the rubish they re telling you, this is the same way the people of Jerusalem used to talk when David, Solomon, Abraham were showing the truth.
    just pray to god (not any of his prophets) to guide you to the stright path, and be really sincere while praying, because you re his creation after all, u dont need a Preacher to stand between you and him..

  20. tytheeman20 said,

    Wrote on June 6, 2012 @ 4:41 am

    The Bible is full of mythical creatures and stories, just like Hercules and Zeus.

  21. teuku zulfikar said,

    Wrote on June 6, 2012 @ 5:38 am

    A very acurate history, amazing, sin of eating an apples and sin of killing son of god, which is worst?

  22. Msunbird02 said,

    Wrote on June 6, 2012 @ 5:45 am

    Muslims believe in nabi Isa, not Jesus Christ (2 different people). Qur’an states Isa’s mother was sister of Aaron. He lived > 1300 years before Jesus’s mother was even born. Mother of Jesus did NOT have a relative or descendant named Aaron. This is an historical, chronological, genealogical and biological impossibility. Muhammad authenticated the Crucifixion and all else in Sura 29:46. Islam invents lies to dupe gullible people.

  23. illidin25 said,

    Wrote on June 6, 2012 @ 6:01 am

    You are ridiculing yourself right here with your nonsense.

  24. KarmalBunta said,

    Wrote on June 6, 2012 @ 6:15 am

    excuse me,what is the difference between soul and spirit?

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