Was Ahmed Deedat punished by the Christian god?

 

Sami Zaatari

 

 

 

 

Indeed one of the best Islamic debaters if not the best was the honorable sheikh Ahmed Deedat. Through his lectures, debates, and books he had managed to completely crush the lies and falsehoods of Christianity, while putting hostile Christian missionaries in their place.

 

As a result of this it is not hard as to why missionaries to this day feel a sense of hostility towards this man.

 

One such missionary group is the answering-Islam team, this website has desperately tried to show that Ahmed Deedat was punished by the Christian God, they say he was punished for his inflammatory comments and talks against the Christian faith. The article can be found here:

 

http://www.answering-islam.org/Responses/Deedat/downfall.htm

 

The answering-Islam owner Jochen Katz wrote:

 

One should not make too much of such observations, but it is nevertheless interesting to note the timing of events.

6 April 1996     (Good Friday) Deedat gave a highly offensive talk in Sydney, mocking the death and resurrection of Jesus.
3 May 1996     Four weeks later, Friday afternoon in
Durban (late night in Sydney), Deedat is cut down by a stroke and remains totally paralyzed.

11 July 2005     (Monday, 10 AM German and South African time), Answering Islam published the story behind Deedat's downfall.
8 August 2005     Four weeks later, Monday morning, Deedat died.

 

RESPONSE

This is perhaps one of the MOST pathetic comments I have seen, in fact Jochen goes on to contradict himself.

The missionary brings up these dates and is trying to make a connection between them, in fact this is what Christianity is all about my friends, Katz has summed it all up for us, it is not based on actual evidences and proofs, rather it is based on such silly things as coincidences in dates and numbers, Christians are always into these sort of things because they know they cant really prove anything, so they rely on such weak things. Folks do you know how many number/date coincidences I can bring up for you to try and make a point? This is all missionaries have, numbers and dates that don't mean anything, but have mere coincidences, we could all play this game all day long Katz.

In fact Katz himself states that one must not really take much importance to these dates, so if we shouldn't take these dates and incidents too seriously then why do you bring them up as if they are ?interesting' or ?special'? So notice even Katz admits these dates MEANS NOTHING.

So Katz tries to pull a fast one, he tells his readers this info is useless, then tries to use the info as some sort of strong proof!

Now it is funny Katz wants to talk about offensive talks, yet Katz and his fellow missionaries have no problem when they talk offensively about Islam, off course Katz will deny he talks offensively to Muslims and against Islam, and he will claim he is simply exposing the truth. Well the same can also be said for Deedat, he was not being rude, rather he was exposing the truth, so if Katz feels offended perhaps he should follow his own standards, which I know he wont.

You see folks Christian missionaries like Katz have no problems writing offensive material against Islam, but will be the first to cry foul play when someone attacks their faith, this simply proves the inconsistencies of Jochen and his fellow missionaries.

Katz then goes on to write:

I want to leave the reader with two verses from the Word of God.

"Say to them, ?As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, O house of Israel?'" Ezekiel 33:11

God commanded Ezekiel to speak this warning to Israel in its disobedience, but the heart of God is the same today. He still desires that sinners repent instead of dying in their sins and perish. Yet the other is equally true when people persist in their rejection of God's message:

"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows." Galatians 6:7

In the case of Ahmed Deedat, God has shown both his patience and his punishment.

 

RESPONSE

I really have to chuckle at the stupidity that is being displayed here, in trying to show the truth of Christianity Katz only shows how incompetent his god really is!

Notice Katz is trying to say that Deedat was struck down by his false god, yet don't you think your false god struck Deedat down a little too late?! Why did your god wait to strike Deedat down AFTER Deedat did all his great works through debates, lectures, and publications?

In fact Deedat's works still live on today, and are STILL BEING USED, so your god did a very bad job because Ahmed Deedat has STILL NOT BEEN SILENCED because the great man still lives through his works and students!

So notice Katz has shown how incompetent his god really is, and in fact if one reads the Bible one will find that god in the Bible is highly incompetent, for instance we read in the book of Genesis:

6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.  7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. (Genesis 6:1-6)

So as you can see, the god of Jochen Katz is highly incompetent!

So I'm sorry to tell you this Katz, your god failed in defeating Deedat, because Deedat's works are still as popular as ever, and his arguments are still being propagated to crush the false satanic faith to which you adhere to.

The same goes to any Christian who propagates this nonsense, your god completely failed in silencing Deedat, Deedat was an old man coming to his end, he had completed his job EVEN BEFORE he was struck with cancer.

In fact folks Deedat STILL CONTINUED TO TEACH PEOPLE EVEN WHILE HE COULD NOT SPEAK! So the cancer still didn't stop Deedat from Dawah, so again if Katz wants us to believe his god struck Deedat, then not only did his god do it a bit too late, but he couldn't even do it properly!

So therefore Katz has only established one thing so far, that his god is completely unreliable, and incompetent. Katz has also showed us something else, the level of desperation and double standards these missionaries possess, so really Katz, you did a fine job I must say, a fine job in showing why Christianity is indeed a false faith and why Christianity is intellectually BANKRUPT.

Either way, Deedat still lives through his works and talks, in fact as I just watched a lecture of his last night, and watched another one this morning.

Last but not least, Deedat being struck by cancer was a last and final test from Allah, it seems that Jochen Katz forgets that God often tests some of his best believers through hardship, such as the prophet Job, did Katz forget this? Or perhaps we can be as silly as Katz and claim that God was cursing the prophet, as well as the other prophets and believers of his!

And Allah certainly Knows Best and better than this bankrupt missionary!

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