Contrasts between Islam and Christianity-Part II

  1. The Koran teaches that Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, repented, and were forgiven. No mention is made of a sacrifice for sin. Muslims do not believe in original sin and do not believe people are sinful, but only weak. Since man is not a sinner there is no need of a Savior.
  2. The Koran teaches that “The true religion with God is Islam and there is no God but He, the living, the everlasting.” The Koran stresses the unity of Allah. “They are unbelievers who say God is the Third of Three.” Muslims misconstrue the Trinity to be God the Father, God the Mother, Mary, and God the Son, Jesus. God the Son results from the physical union of God the Father and God the Mother.
  3. Muslims believe the unpardonable sin (shrik) is to claim that God has a Son. In the eyes of your Muslim friends all of us Christians are headed for a fiery hell because we have committed the unpardonable sin.
  4. Muslims believe that it is impossible to know God or to have a relationship with Him. “Allah is the unique, unexplorable, and inexplicable One-the remote, vast, unknown God. Allah cannot be comprehended.” Contrast this with “This is eternal life to know thee, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent” (John 17:3).
  5. The Koran teaches many things about Jesus whom they refer to as Isa. He is a prophet of God to whom God revealed the Injil (Gospel); He is the sinless Messiah; the Word of God; and the Spirit of God. However, they deny His deity and they deny His death on the cross. The Muslims believe that God took Jesus to heaven and substituted Judas to die on the cross.
  6. Muslims have an eschatology or the belief about the end times. They believe in a Man of Sin and a Tribulation period. They also believe in the Second Coming of Christ. But there is a catch. While in heaven awaiting His return, Jesus has become a Muslim and will return to establish Islam on the earth, and in the end will die like everyone else. The Muslim have designated His gravesite.There is a vast contrasts between Islam and Christianity. Knowing them both is crucial for one to determine the truth. Truth will always set one free. And that freedom or liberty is found in Christ Jesus alone. GGK!

 


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