That is one thing one notices in Muslim readers,lack of perspective.I will explain.Now all the Muslim readers here will agree the NT books are by CHRISTIANS,correct?Not if John is really by John,etc, but at least by a CHRISTIAN.
The Muslim Accusation
They say the NT says a Christian slave has to do ALL that a master says even if it is evil.Muslims have a strange way of thinking.They really do.They say it tell Christian female slaveto let a master RAPE her.
1 Peter 2:18
1.Yield, to the authority of your masters with all respect
2.Not only those who are good and kind, but also those who are dishonest.”
Read the Whole Context
We have the following situation:
1.That 1 Peter was written by a Christian.A Muslim can say it was not by Peter but he cannot say it was not by a Christian.
2.Now ALL the Christian writers of the NT were against lying and idolatry.
3.So reading 1 Peter 2:18 you have to read the verses till verse 22.
There it says about suffering for doing what is right and how Jesus also suffered.But how did he suffer?By doing what was right,not by doing what was wrong.
It even quotes from Isaiah 53: at the end,referring to Jesus:”He had never sinned and he had never lied.”
So if a master were to tell a slave:
1.To tell lies
2.Or do idolatry,which is a sin
No Christian would agree to do it,they would prefer to suffer doing what is right.The submitting to a master had its limits.So also being against being raped is clearly implied,the text makes it clear. She can escape,resist,she does not have to obey.
1 Peter 2:19-22:
“A person might have to suffer even when it is unfair, but if he thinks of God and can stand the pain, God is pleased.
If you are beaten for doing wrong, there is no reason to praise you for being patient in your punishment. But if you suffer for doing good, and you are patient, then God is pleased.
This is what you were called to do, because Christ suffered for you and gave you an example to follow. So you should do as he did.
“He had never sinned,and he had never lied.””
(Note:the author quotes Isaiah 53:9).”
In fact in 1 Peter 3:17,which is in the same letter,it says:
“For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.”
Better to suffer by doing what is good,that means a female slave can resist,not obey, or in some other way,overtly or covertly try to avoid being raped,and yes,that is a risk,one can suffer,but it is good to be against being raped.
Also in 1 Corinthians 7:20-21 St.Paul says that if a slave can become free then to do it.He had no problem with that.
In the Koran you have that a master can free his slave if he finds good in him,but it does not say to the slave:”Find your freedom,it is ok.”(read Sura 24:33)
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Introducing a Great Debater,who is very sharp
I have already spoken of Nakdimon,Mary Jo SHARP and Keith Truth(they are all in youtube,just write their names for their debates).One who is very good but not well-known,not yet,is Glorthac.
Glorthac’s Answer to the SHARP vs Gulam Debate
There was a debate about “Did Jesus Die on the Cross?” between MARY JO SHARP and EHTESHAMM GULAM.Mr. GLORTHAC has made 4 videos answering the affirmations made by GULAM:
The Whole Original Debate is Here
And Mary Jo SHARP’s website is:
Glorthac’s Answer regarding the David Wood vs Ali Ataie
It was “Who was Muhammad?”.He made 6 videos answering Ali Ataie’s affirmations:
The First Section of the Original Debate is Here