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Islam and Christianity Compared

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Islam and Christianity Compared


Islam is one of those “other gospels” that Paul warned us about time and again. In Chapter 11 of II Corinthians, Paul warns us that Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.

Islam teaches that God is so far above man in every way that he is virtually unknowable. He will send individuals to Paradise or Hell as they deserve and as he chooses.

What the Koran says about Jesus:


He was not the Son of God.


“And the Jews say: Uzair is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The

Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!’ (Sura 9:30)


He was not divine.


 “Certainly they disbelieve who say: Surely, Allah— He is the Messiah, son of Marium.

Say: Who then could control anything as against Allah when He wished to destroy the Messiah son of Marium and his mother and all those on the earth?


And Allah’s is the kingdom of the heavens and the earth and what is between them; He creates what He pleases; and Allah has

power over all things.” (Sura 5.17)


“The Messiah, son of Marium is but an apostle; apostles before him have indeed passed away; and his mother was a truthful woman; they both used to eat food. See how We make the communications clear to them, then behold, how they are turned away.” (Sura 5.75)


He was not crucified.


“And their saying: Surely we have killed the Messiah, Isa son of Marium, the apostle of

Allah; and they did not kill him nor did they crucify him,


but it appeared to them so (like Isa) and most surely those who differ therein are only

in a doubt about it; they have no knowledge respecting it, but only follow a conjecture,

and they killed him not for sure.” (Sura 4.157)


“Nay! Allah took him up to Himself; and Allah is Mighty, Wise.” (Sura 4.15)



He did not atone for our sins.


“On the day when the earth shall be changed into a different earth, and the

heavens (as well), and they shall come forth before Allah, the One, the Supreme.


And you will see the guilty on that day linked together in chains. Their shirts made of pitch and the fire covering their faces.


That Allah may requite each soul (according to) what it has earned; surely Allah is

swift in reckoning.” (Sura14.48-51)

He will return but his second coming to be a witness for Mohammed.


“And there is not one of the followers of the Book but most certainly believes in this

before his death, and on the day of resurrection he (Isa) shall be a witness against them.” (Sura 4.159)



He is not God come in the flesh, the ‘son’ of God.  
There is no Trinity.


“O followers of the Book! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, and do not speak

(lies) against Allah, but (speak) the truth; the Messiah, Isa, son of Marium is only an apostle of Allah and His Word which He communicated to Marium and a spirit from Him;


believe therefore in Allah and His apostles, and say not, Three. Desist, it is better for you; Allah is only one God; far be It from His glory that He should have a son,


whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth is His, and Allah is sufficient for a Protector.” (Sura 4.171)

“Certainly they disbelieve who say: Surely Allah is the third (person) of the three; and there is no god but the one God, and if they desist not from what they say, a painful

chastisement shall befall those among them who disbelieve.” (Sura 5.73)

What the Bible Says About Jesus


“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. In him was life, and that life was the light of men.


“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:1 -4, 14)


“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)


“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”” (John



“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are

from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how

you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God.


This is the spirit of the antichrist, whichyou have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.” (1 John 4:1 - 3)


“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form.” ( Colossians 2:9)


“This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Matthew 26:28)


 “When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” (John 19:30)


“Many of the Jews read this sign, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in Aramaic, Latin and Greek.” (John 19:20)


“In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.


The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.” (Hebrews 1: 1-3)

Is Allah a Different God?


Is Allah, this stone idol, actually the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? Just because Mohammed said so does not make it so! Allah chose Hagar and her son, Ishmael forhis covenant.

The God of the Bible chose Abraham’s other son, Isaac, as the legitimate heir to His covenant. This act has forever separated the two and the people of Ishmael have warred against the children of Isaac ever since.


“And the Angel of the LORD said to her (Hagar): “Behold, you are with child, and you shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, because the LORD has heard your affliction. He shall be a wild man; his hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.”” (Genesis 16:11-12)


 “And Abraham said to God, “If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!” Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.


“And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I and will greatly increase his numbers. He will make him into a great nation.


“But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by this time next year.” When he had finished speaking with Abraham, God went up from

him.” (Genesis 17:18 - 22)

Allah is an impersonal deity, impossible to approach or comprehend. The Bible’s God befriends men like Abraham (Isaiah 41:8) and talks with them (Genesis18:23-33)!  


he God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob loved us so much He sent His only begotten Son to die for us (John 3:16)!

Allah is a god of fear and terrorism that commands destruction upon those who refuse to convert to Islam. His prophet, Mohammed is a false prophet.

The Bible’s God delights to show His boundless mercy. His gospel is the “Good News” of peace and forgiveness.

Allah requires total obedience to Islam and weighs the works of people. Allah and the Koran relegate Jesus to just the last prophet before Mohammed, below his authority. Jesus was not the Way, and could only point

the way to Mohammed.

The Bible clearly states that Jesus was and still is the way.

Allah required the works of Mohammed to complete his words of judgment to man.

The God of The Bible sent His son who did the finished work of grace for man.

In the light of Allah’s actual origin and his radical difference from the God of the Bible, we must conclude that Allah is not God. Nor is the name, Allah, a generic Mid-East name for God, as even many Christians think.

Allah is the name of a false god who cannot save anyone from anything. Rather, Islam continues to lead hundreds of millions into eternal darkness.              Ed Decker

Source: Ed Decker, Saints Alive July 2009

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