With the great influx of immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries, people often ask the question, “Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?” Listening to the President, one would assume ‘yes.’
On February 3rd, the President took the podium at the Islamic Society of Baltimore. During his speech, he insinuated there are no differences between a mosque, church and a synagogue, pointing out all are places of worship. Concerning humanity he claimed,
“We’re all God’s children.”
And to close his historic speech, he quoted a Muslim American who commented about the act of terror perpetrated in Chattanooga by an Islamic extremist,
“in the name of God, the God of Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammed, God bless our fallen heroes.”
Either the President purposely disregards the clear teachings of his professed Christianity, or he’s lumping all religions together, in hopes to create a more cohesive bond between all faith groups. At this point, it’s hard to identify his intentions, although his propensity to shelter Islam from vitriol tends to reveal where his true sympathies lie.
So, do Christians and Muslims worship the same God? Let’s take a moment to identify key doctrinal teachings between the two faith systems.
- Muslims reject Jesus as the Christ and God in the flesh, claiming Jesus was just a prophet.
- Muslims reject the idea that God has a Son.
- Muslims reject the teaching that Jesus died on a cross and rose again. They teach Judas was crucified in Jesus’ place, and Jesus was taken up to Heaven without dying.
- Muslims deny the teaching of a Triune God (the Trinity)
Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God? Absolutely not! To teach and or insinuate otherwise destines the listener to an eternity separated from God in a place the Bible identifies as Hell. In our Country’s push to adopt political correctness in every situation, we must never allow PC to shame us in to NOT sharing the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We must be ready to tell all about this unspeakable gift of grace. The souls of humanity depend upon it.