Fundamentals of the Christian Faith in the Light of the Gospels

by Maulana Sadr-ud-Din

The Righteous Have Always Existed in the World Says the Gospel: Doctrine of Atonement Contrary to Biblical Teaching

Both Zacharias and his wife were righteous and blameless, and their son John, too, who had been raised as a prophet by the Most High God, was righteous and great and, through his sub­lime teaching, people also became noble and righteous. In view of these truths stated by the Gospel, the doctrine of Atonement is evidently baseless and irrational; rather it is dead against the true and sensible teaching of the Bible. To regard such a dogma as a cardinal principle of religion and to ascribe it to Jesus Christ is highly objectionable.