Jay Smith is an evangelist and apologist who regularly debates radical Muslims at Speakers’ Corner in London, England. Smith has a Master’s degree in Islamic studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and is currently working on a Ph.D at the London School of Theology. Born in India, he was influenced by a stay at L’Abri, while a world traveller, and later was convicted to minister to the underserved 800-million Muslim population.
Smith is knowledgeable in Christian-Muslim apologetics, and weekly he leads dozens of Christians to the Speakers Corner in Hyde Park, where they engage in debate, answer questions, share their faith and make friends with hundreds of Muslims. Smith emphasizes the use of polemics, over apologetics, with Muslims and has been described as the Unapologetic Apologist in Christianity Today. Smith heads up Hyde Park Christian Fellowship.
Listen to: Jay Smith speak on the topic of “Can God Have a Son?”
One of the most interesting parts of this discussion was Jay Smith’s discussion of Quran 39:4,
Had Allah willed to take a son (or offspring or children), He could have chosen whom He pleased out of those whom He created. But glory be to Him! (He is above such things). He is Allah, the One, the Irresistible.
Another fascinating part of the discussion was the Quran’s teaching about Jesus’ righteousness and Muhammad’s sin,
Verily, We have given you (O Muhammad SAW) a manifest victory.
That Allah may forgive you your sins of the past and the future, and complete His Favour on you, and guide you on the Straight Path; (Quran 48:1-2)