We really need to take a close look at Islam, because today especially we hear about Islam every day and now we are starting to hear about all the similarities between Islam and Christianity. Many Christian preachers are trying to bring the two together and saying that we worship the same God.
Let’s take a look at that!
Islam does acknowledge the reality of sin and Hell, and the justice of God, but their hope of escaping Gods justice is based upon how well they do their religious works. Their idea is that God will see their works and hopefully He will show mercy to them, but they never know for sure.
So, Islam believes that you can earn Gods mercy by your own efforts. The problem is do not forget that God is perfect and when judgment comes, and it will, you also must be perfect. Do you think you can do it, don’t forget we are human. (take the test under the Law section to find out).
When you take the test you will find that the best of us are nothing more than wicked criminals standing before a perfect Holy Judge. When that is understood, then we can see that our attempts of good works for salvation are nothing more that arrogant bribes. The Bible says that because of our guilt, anything we offer God for our justification is an abomination to Him, and only adds to our crimes.
Islam, like the other religions, doesn’t solve your problem of having sinned against God and the reality of Hell.
Muslims, you may think Christians hate you, but we don’t. We love you and we hope for you to know the JOY of a personal relationship with God. Please consider the ideas presented in this video.
To learn more on Islam, continue reading:
Let’s start with what is Islam? Islam is the worlds youngest major world religion. It claims to be the restoration of original monotheism and truth and thus supersedes both Judaism and Christianity. It stresses submission to Allah, the Arabic name for God, and conformity to the “five pillars” or disciplines of that religion as essential for salvation. From its beginning, Islam has been a very aggressive religion. Usually using military force to spread itself. In the last century the military force has lessened but not the aggressive violent recruitment of people. For the Muslim, God is unknowable personally. His will is believed to be perfectly revealed in the Qur’an (the Muslim bible). The Qur’an is to be followed completely and its teaching forms a complete guide for life and society.
Let’s look closer at the Qur’an. It is the sacred book of Islam and is considered to be the perfect word of God. It is claimed that the Qur’an was dictated in Arabic by the angel Gabriel to Muhammad and were God’s precise words. Their belief is that it existed for all eternity and is co-eternal with God. The Qur’an is about four-fifths the length of the New Testament and is divided into 114 surahs or chapters.
Let’s take a look at some of the doctrines of Islam.
God: He is numerically and absolutely one. Allah is beyond the understanding of man.
Sin: The biggest sin that one can commit is that of considering god as more than one. This is something that is misunderstood by Islam about Christianity, they believe that Christians have three separate gods, when in fact there is only one God. Granted the concept of the Trinity is a deep one but even in their own belief they feel God is beyond their understanding, thus the Trinity. For the Christian who has a personal relationship with God, He has revealed and allowed a small understanding of the Trinity but the bottom line is there is only one God in Christianity.
Final Judgment: Islam does believe that the world will be judged by Allah at the end of time. Their judgment will be based on their five pillars of how well they kept the rules of the Qur’an.
Salvation: It is determined by faith, as defined by Islam, as well as by compiling good deeds primarily in conformity to the five pillars of Islam.
War: The enemies of Islam , states the Qur’an, may be slain “wherever you find them” (Surah: 5). (See Surah 47:4). Paradise is promised for those who die fighting for the cause of Islam. Moderate Muslims emphasize the spiritual dimension of Jihad and not its political element.
Now let’s do some comparisons:
Is the Trinity really three gods? Christians believe that there is only one God. But His work in accomplishing salvation through the person of Jesus Christ and through biblical study it has become clear that His oneness in fact comprises three persons-Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and the third person of the Holy Spirit. The notion of God, who is three-in-one, is part of both the mystery and greatness of God. Maybe an easier way for humans to gain some understanding is to think of the trinity in this way; we as humans are considered one person but we have a soul, spirit and a physical body. Another way is to look at it this way; when you fill up a pan of water you have liquid water, when you boil that same water you get steam, and when you freeze that same water you get ice, three different forms but still the same water.
Note that the Qur’an affirms Jesus’ supernatural virgin birth, life of miracles, His compassion, and ascension to heaven.
As for the crucifiction, Muslims believe that God took Jesus from the cross and substituted Judas in His place, or at least someone who looked like Jesus. He was then taken to heaven where He is alive and from where one day He will return.
At this point you may be thinking that Islam and Christianity do share the same God. But do not be fooled, this is only the surface of the truth of Islam in regards to Jesus.
Watch the two following video’s to find out how different the two Jesus’s of Islam and Christianity truly are! The second video starts to tell of this at about 3 minutes in.
These Islamic writings of Jesus are extremely offensive and hurtful to any true Christian. Far more then the accidental burning of a Qur’an, but I do not say this as any kind of threat or with any kind of anger to any Muslim but with love that you would only look at the evidence and possibility that what you are seeing is true and that you will check deeper so that you can make an informed decision.