Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?

There is much conversation over the last weeks where some in the body of Christ are saying that Muslim’s and Christians worship the same God.

In fact, last week there was an associate professor of political science at Wheaton College (a Christian College) that created a controversy when she stated that she would wear the hijab to show her “solidarity” with Muslim’s who are actually her brother’s and sister’s, in worshipping Allah, who is technically the same God as the Christian’s.

This statement was startling to me in that such a statement was misleading in the most obvious sense and that also, it was just plain wrong.

I was also surprised that the media coverage of this person and her public outcry for attention of a radical statement, was not investigated.  Had someone, anyone in the media, looked into her statements, they would have silenced the voices that speak as if this is a fact and not a falsehood.

You see, this is coming from a college.  And these people that are entertaining the falsehoods, are instructing our young people today into an understanding that presents liberalism and left wing movements in society as the only “right” way.

And if a young person, or another professor opposes, this false instruction as not being factual, then they are persecuted, and even given failing marks or if they are presenting a contrary view to the liberal speaking, they are presented as bias, Islamaphobic, and even racially prejudiced.

One of the sad lack of opportunistic theology that could have been stated here is that Wheaton College did not in fact make a very strong enunciation of what is the Christian understanding of the Gospel of the Kingdom and who is at the center of it all.  If they had answered the associate professors claims in a strong way, it would have been an open door to proclaim what approximately 1.3rd of the world’s population believes.

But instead, the college chose to be politically correct in giving a minimum lesson (very minimum) on a faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God.

So that is my precedence here in this newsletter: “Do Christians” (the blood bought saints of God) and Muslims, worship the same God?”

The answer is emphatically NO!

Many people will unfortunately speak out that the word “Allah” in the Arabic language, is a common name for God, just like “El” is a common name in the Hebrew language for God.  And if we want to get technical, even the Greek says that the word for God is “Theos”.

But when you and I look at using common, generic titles for God, if we study this wording, we would discover that there are many gods who are called “god”.

As my friend Bob Pierce would say, “when you use the name of god, which god are you referring too?”  And this is the correct question to refer too.

If we refer to god in the intention of the Greeks, then we must ask which god is the true god? You see, the Greeks had a very big array of gods.  There was Zeus, Apollo, Neptune, Hades, Mercury, Mars, and others. 

There was even goddess worship; Athena, Aphrodite, Artemis, Hera, and others as well.

There were gods and goddesses for every aspect of living.

When the apostles of Jesus Christ came along, they would challenge people as to which god they were serving.  Then when they presented the “blood covered light of the gospel of the Kingdom”, they always made it quite clear that they believed in the “God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 1:3; Colossians 1:3 as examples).

They were emphatic to present God as the Father of Jesus Christ.  Now I find this interesting because they were being specific, and in this way, they were specifying their belief system publicly.  There was no

backing down by any of them.

This is the way we separate our God from other gods, who are actually false gods.

I know this is a long way to our subject, but here now we can move ahead.

You see, according to Scriptures, Jesus Christ and God are unique because our God has a Son.  And in truth, as you research Islam, you will find that their god Allah does not have a son (no children whatsoever).

In John 1:14, the English Standard Version of the bible tells us that: The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Also, in John 3:16, the bible tells us, “For God so loved the world, that He gave of His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting live.”

Contrast this with the Qur’an that says in Surah 112:1-4, “He begetteth not, nor is begotten, and there is none like unto him.”

So according to the writings of the Qur’an, Allah (god) does not, as a point of Islam’s facts, have a son.  In fact, did you know that to say that God has a Son (as Christians believe), will get you murdered?  Right now, there are documentations that those who are being martyred for their belief in Jesus Christ by “radical Muslims”, are being told that if they will deny Jesus Christ as the Son of God, they will be allowed to live.

Also, it should be pointed out that Jihadist’s are emphatic about not worshipping Jesus Christ as a God.  They will take the lives of those who do this blasphemy *they actually use this word).  They consider such an act of worshipping Jesus Christ as God (this is my terminology), that they will not hesitate to take a life.

And yet, one of the major tenants of faith for the Body of Christ today is found in John 1:1-3; “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”

Of note here in this scripture is that it clearly says Jesus Christ “was with God in the beginning.”

As you study this scripture, you find out that the Father and the Son are equal.  And this is fundamental to the Gospel of the Kingdom.

So while this is a very quick study on current events, it is important to realize that when people declare that Christians and Muslims believe in or worship the same god, the answer is absolutely NO!

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

Merry Christmas (the celebration of God’s only begotten Son being born on this earth!!  HooRah!

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