IS THE GOD OF ISLAM THE SAME AS THE GOD OF THE JEWS AND THE CHRISTIANS?
Islam, Judaism and Christianity are all monotheistic religions. In other words, they believe in one God. But, do those who follow Islam believe in the same God as the Jews and Christians? At this critical time in our nation we see on television, in newspapers and magazines that Islam is depicted as a " religion of peace. " We do not desire to be critical of another religion. However, we do believe the question is worth examining to see if there is a difference.
Jesus said in John 14:6, " I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me. "
Islam is an Arabic word which means " submission " or " surrender. " Within the context of Islam, it means submission or surrender to Allah; the name of the god of the Muslims.
Muslims are the people of Islam. The word " Muslim " means " one who submits. "
In pure Islamic nations under Islamic (Shari'a) law there is no democracy, no free will and no freedom of expression, which is totally contrary to the freedom we have in Christ. When a nation is ruled by Islamic Law, freedom to preach the gospel is not allowed because Muslims are not permitted to change their religion. The rejection of Islam for any other faith, either by action or word of mouth, is considered a rejection of Allah and Muhammad (founder of Islam), thus making it an act of apostasy. Under Shari'a law, changing your religion from Islam to Christianity is punishable by death. This is practiced in many Muslim nations such as several North African countries; Afghanistan, Pakistan and Malaysia, and many Middle Eastern countries.
The stated purpose of the system is to achieve world domination. According to a July 4, 1998 newspaper article of an Islamic gathering in Freemont, Ca., Omar M. Ahmad, Chairman of the Board of the Council on American-Islamic relations (known as CAIR), urged Muslims not to shirk their duty of sharing the Islamic faith to those who are on the 'wrong side'. He said, " Islam is not in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. "
Islam is a totally different religion from Christianity and Judiasm and the god of Islam is not the God of the Christians and the Jews. However, we must see the Muslim people through the heart of God, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
John 3:16 " For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. "
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