Saturday, June 25, 2011

God in Bible and Qur'an

The word Allah in the Arabic language means God, or more accurately, The One and Only Eternal God, Creator of the Universe, Lord of all lords, King of all kings, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful. The word Allah to mean God is also used by Arabic speaking Jews and Christians.

Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth . . . "

[Genesis 1:1 - Arabic transliteration]
"Fee al-badi' khalaqa Allahu as-Samaawaat wa al-Ard . . . "

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that . . . "

[John 3:16 - Arabic transliteration]
"Li-annhu haakadha ahabba Allahu al-'Aalama hataa badhala . . . "

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Is Islam Antichrist?

Some preachers and teachers as well as numerous websites and media declaring the Islamic leaders are the Biblical Antichrist. But is this so? Do the prophecies in the Bible really line up with that assumption?

The only way to find this out is to go into our Bibles, study the prophecies, and then look in our history books to see if in fact Islam did what the prophecies say Antichrist will do.

If Islam is Antichrist we need to declare it across the land. But if Islam isn’t the home of the Antichrist, then according to the Word of God, we need to find out who really is responsible for fulfilling all these prophecies.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Islam & the Son Of God

The moment we begin to speak with a Muslim, typically he or she will get offended by the fact that we are calling Jesus the Son of God. This is because when we say "Son of God", they think we are talking about a son who was conceived in the traditional, "normal" way, and they believe this assertion is blasphemy. They are right to believe this assertion is blasphemy. We must clarify to the Muslim that when we say, "Son of God', we do not believe that God ever had a physical relationship with a woman to have this son.

As we look at the Quran and what the Holy book says about Isa Al-Masih (Jesus the Messiah), we see in chapter 19th the angel talking to Maryam (Mary):

Quran 19:19 He said: "Nay, I am only a messenger from thy Lord, (to announce) to thee the gift of a holy son.

 Here Isa (Jesus) is referred to as a Holy Son, but please take note what is says in chapter 112:

Quran 112:1 Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
Quran 112:2 Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;
Quran 112:3 He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; (or, God neither gave birth nor is born)

Here we read that Allah begetteth no one.

Islam fights the major doctrine in Christianity. First, the doctrine of devils and seducing spirits had found its way into the church through the teachings of the trinity. And we know that there was many form of trinity in early church history. This condemned teaching is taught by the Churches and Quran attacks it very clearly;

Quran 5:73They do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three in a Trinity: …”