I don’t know HOW many times I have had to correct the people that I meet about the differences between Allah from the Koran, God of the bible and the nature of Christ as seen in either the Koran or the Bible. So many people are very ignorant to the differences found within the two. I am not sure if they are wilfully ignorant, or just prefer not to rock the boat. Even some Christians I know have little understanding of the differences. Most people would rather rely on what they hear and see on TV regarding Allah, God and Jesus. And lets face it, in todays political climate can we trust what we learn from MSM? I really do wish that people would read the Koran, the history of Mohammad, and the early history of Islam in regards to how it was spread.
The differences stand in stark contrast! Yet, we constantly hear that they are one of the same, that Islam is a religion of peace. We have all heard about all the atrocities that Islamic fundamentalists are doing to non-muslims around the globe. In fact, most of my newsfeed on FB is filled with such things. It saddens me greatly when I read the horrors that are being committed in the name of Islam. Even moderate muslims live in fear of their own religion taken to extreme. But my question would be, are these horrors and the people behind them really hijacking Islam? If you read about Mohammad and his conquests and the history of Islam, you would have to come to the conclusion that NO, this is the spirit of Islam in its earliest form. Countless historical accounts teach us that.
But lets talk about the spirit behind Islam. If the spirit of Islam is anti-christ, then wouldn’t we see such an evil coming from that religion? According to the bible the very spirit of anti-christ is one who denies the Father and the Son…
1 John 2: 21-23 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie is of the truth. Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also.
According to the Koran, this denial is exactly what Allah passed down to Mohammad…
The rejection of the very idea of God having a son is restated later in the same chapter with even stronger words: “And they say, The All-merciful has taken unto Himself a son. You have indeed advanced something hideous. As if the skies are about to burst, the earth to split asunder and its mountain to fall down in the utter ruin for that they have attributed to the All-merciful a son; and behaves not the All-merciful to take a son. None there in the heavens and earth but comes to the All-merciful as a servant” (Maryam 19:88-93) [source]
It is obvious to me that as Islam starts to find its way into any Judeo/Christian country there will be problems. The problem IS a spiritual one, which then filters down to a physical one when two very different religious paradigms butt up against each other. We read about these problems in more conservative news, the left end of the spectrum tends to brush it under the table or they do report such atrocities with the caveat being… Islam is being hijacked by fundamentalists as most Muslims are law abiding peace loving citizens. If you don’t like the fundamentalists of any given religion, then perhaps the fundamentals are wrong!
My husband has been brave enough to speak about this on FB and the flak he is coping, you would think that HE was the one doing these horrific things to innocent men, women and children. And yes, he has Muslim friends, and they have been jolted by his latest updates and they have spoken about their families who do NOT condone these acts, they find them just as abhorrent as we do. But that doesn’t change the fact that Islam and the prophet Mohammad and the spread of Islam has a very bloody history. If, as Islam teaches, the prophet Mohammad led an exemplary life for the practicing Muslim to follow, then do these moderate Muslims follow the fundamentals of Islam? These Muslims are the ones that could be reached with the gospel and they could be shown the differences between Allah, God and Jesus of the bible. They could hear, perhaps for the first time, that salvation is something NOT to be earned by what you do, but rather freely given. As there is many more moderate Muslims living in the Judeo/Christian nations, perhaps these are the ones we could reach with the gospel of Salvation?
The spread of Islam also stands in great contrast to how the early Church was spread. The early Church was the one being persecuted, yet it thrived! It wasn’t until Christianity was adopted by Constantine as the religion of State that it all went haywire. This is why I believe that there should be a clear distinction between Church and State. Giving any religion absolute power leads to absolute corruption, the two don’t mix in this fallen world. It won’t be until the Lord Jesus Himself comes again in the same way in which He left, that any type of theocracy will work. This is why I also speak out against dominion theology which as permeated its way throughout the evangelical Church. We must remember that Jesus said that His kingdom was NOT of this world!
Today, as we approach the soon coming of our beloved Christ, there is a real spiritual battle going on. I believe we see this battle being played out in our physical world too. If we take the words of John to be true regarding the spirit of anti-christ, and the words of Mohammad to be true, then there is a BIG problem because it is clear that we ARE dealing with an anti-christ spirit. How this will play out in end-time events, one can only observe. There are many teachers of the bible who say THE anti-christ will be a Muslim, and I will share a video that teaches this. I believe that this is only ONE factor.
If we look at the life of Jesus and compare that to the life of Mohammad, they are both an antithesis of each other. The Jesus of the Koran is a very different Jesus, and Mohammad led a very different life from Jesus. My prayer is that Muslims actually pick up the bible and read about Jesus in there.
I believe that today, we are seeing a very strong presence of the spirit of anti-christ at work in the actions of Muslim extremists. Perhaps Satan knows his time is running out. I also believe that we will see more extremism being played out as we get closer to our Blessed Hope! We are certainly seeing the persecution of saints on a global scale. Some of it is physical, and some of it is the gagging of truth due to political correctness. If the truth of the gospel is gagged, then they physical persecution will be soon to follow. Pre Nazi Germany is a microcosm and certainly shows us what happens when gagging the truth happens to a society.
Anyway, enough of my ranting, I know you get where I am coming from. Here is the video…
- Eye Opening: 20 Obama Quotes About Islam Contrasted With 20 Obama Quotes About Christianity (midnightwatcher.wordpress.com)
- This Is What Al Qaeda Has to Say about Friendship with Non-Muslims (theblaze.com)
- What Is ‘Chrislam’ & Why Are Its Followers Merging Christian & Islamic Theology? (theblaze.com)
- 2 John – Avoiding the Antichrist (inchristalonedevotions.wordpress.com)
- I AM the One True God – Jesus Christ 1 Jn 2: 18-27 (whoareyoulord.wordpress.com)
- 1 John 4:1-6 (oh-mag.com)