Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times
William Lane Craig in all his debates with the atheists, and at least a dozen are available in Youtube, presents his case for existence of God, with 5-6 proofs and these are the same across his debates. The above is his latest debate. Jesus he mentions as his last argument invariably, in his opening statements, and all his other arguments are about God of Islam and Judaism.
It is very simple!
According to the Christian belief, Jesus is perfect man and fully Divine. Everyone agrees that Jesus was born to mother Mary around 1-6 AD. Therefore he did not exist at the time of the big bang. Therefore when William Lane Craig talks about the creation of universe and how it is biophylic and sustains life on our planet earth, he is not talking about Jesus’ of the Christian faith, but the Transcendent God of Islam and Judaism, who is beyond time, space and matter.
I am thankful to him for presenting God of Islam and Judaism well over a lifetime. In this sense he should be considered as an apologist for the Abrahamic faiths rather than for Christianity, and we want to honor him as such.
Incidentally, William Lane Craig has himself written about the birth of Jesus in an article, The Birth of God, and I have reviewed that in a different article: Refuting William Lane Craig’s: ‘The Birth of God.’
Obviously, Jesus did not exist before he was born, if language is to mean anything!
Suggested Reading and Viewing
Video: The most famous Christian apologist, William Lane Craig, accepts there is no Trinity in the Old Testament
— The Muslim Times (@The_MuslimTimes) October 20, 2017