The Righter Report

Do Muslims, Jews, and Christians worship the same God?

While the Quran states that Muslims, Jews and Christians worship the same God (Sura 29:46 ), Islamic tradition teaches that only Muslims will be admitted to Paradise. Jews and Christians are to be excluded.

When compared with the Jewish and Christian scriptures, the teachings of Quran show that Allah is not the same God worshipped by Jews and Christians.

The god of Islam, Allah, is most definitely not the God of the Bible. We find that Allah is presented in the Koran as an autocratic ruler who is aloof and arbitrary (Sura 5:40 ). Allah is unknowable whereas the God of the Bible is knowable (2 Timothy 1:12 ). Allah is impersonal, unlike the personal God the Scriptures reveal (1 Peter 5:6-7). Allah is unitarian (Sura 4:48 ) whereas the God of the Bible is trinitarian (2 Corinthians 13:14 ). Here is what the Koran says about the God of the Bible (Sura 4:171 ): “Believe in Allah and say not ‘Trinity.’ Cease! It is better for you! Allah is only One God. Far is it removed from his transcendent majesty that he should have a son.”

Allah is capricious (Sura 2:284 ), whereas the true God is trustworthy. And Allah is never anywhere presented as a god of love — which is the essence of the nature of the true God (1 John 4:7-16 ).

Jesus — The Koran denies point blank that Jesus was the Son of God (Sura 112:2-3 ). It also denies His atoning sacrifice by claiming that he never died (Sura 4:157 ). A substitute died for Him on the Cross. Jesus was supposedly translated to Heaven, like Enoch, where He will remain until He returns to kill all pigs, destroy all crosses, and convert the world to Islam. Jesus will marry, reign for 40 years and then die and be buried next to Muhammad in Medina. Jesus is characterized in the Koran as nothing more than “an apostle of Allah” (Sura 4:171 ). Of course, that’s absurd and totally unbiblical.

Do Muslims, Jews, and Christians worship the same God?

The teachings that Muslims and Christians serve the same God are heretical to the Bible. The Bible teaches that anyone who denies that Jesus is the Christ is a liar and has the spirit of the antichrist (1 John 2:22): “Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.”

The God in the Bible is called the God of the Jews, an impossibility with Allah. They are called his chosen people, but they are not Allah’s chosen. Allah commands the Muslim to not take the Jews or Christians as friends (Sura.5:51 disdains the Jews). Mohammed said, “The last hour will not come before the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Muslims kill them.” (Mishkat Al Masabih Sh.M. Ashraf pp.147, 721, 810-11, 1130). So how could Israel inherit the land or any of God’s promises from Allah, if Allah is their God? Clearly he is not the same God of the Bible.

Is Allah the name of God?

God is not a God of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33). That cannot be emphasized enough in this debate. Yet all the major religions of the world are contradictory to each other. For instance, in the vast majority of religions salvation is achieved by the works of man, whereas in Judaism and Christianity, salvation (attaining righteousness) is by faith in God/Christ (Genesis 15:6, John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, etc.). God cannot be the author of this kind of confusion.

Allah, the “Moon God”

Before Muhammad the Arabs had 360 gods. Muhammad picked Allah (the Arab moon god). The Old Testament constantly rebuked the worship of the Moon-god (see: Deut. 4:19;17:3; II Kings. 21:3,5; 23:5; Jeremiah 8:2; 19:13; Zephaniah 1:5, etc.). When Israel fell into idolatry, it was usually the cult of the Moon-god. As a matter of fact, everywhere in the ancient world, the symbol of the crescent moon can be found on seal impressions, steles, pottery, amulets, clay tablets, cylinders, weights, earrings, necklaces, wall murals, etc. In Tell-el-Obeid, a copper calf was found with a crescent moon on its forehead.

Allah the Moon God

The Bible warns against worshiping false gods

Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. – Exodus 34:14

“And all that generation also were gathered to their fathers. And there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord or the work that he had done for Israel. And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and served the Baals. And they abandoned the Lord, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt. They went after other gods, from among the gods of the peoples who were around them, and bowed down to them. And they provoked the Lord to anger. They abandoned the Lord and served the Baals and the Ashtaroth. So the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he gave them over to plunderers, who plundered them. And he sold them into the hand of their surrounding enemies, so that they could no longer withstand their enemies. …” – Judges 2:10-23

The people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and served the Baals and the Ashtaroth, the gods of Syria, the gods of Sidon, the gods of Moab, the gods of the Ammonites, and the gods of the Philistines. And they forsook the Lord and did not serve him. – Judges 10:6

Do all paths lead to God?

“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” – Jesus, John 14:6

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” – Acts 4:8-12

Do all paths lead to the same destination?

The answer is no. Jesus is the only way to salvation. Allah denies that Jesus is divine and that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God. God would not affirm his Son in Christianity and then deny him in Islam.

Jesus is Lord!

– The Righter Report

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August 21, 2011 - Posted by | Theology

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