As to God’s calling, I have spent time reading up on the Muslim belief, read some of the Koran and found myself confused and overwhelmed with the amount of information I have found that’s out there.
My faith is in God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and so I may as well put myself out there that under no circumstances will I ever believe that Muslims have the same faith as I do. They pray to something else which is not of the Christian belief. I was pretty amazed to find this picture and read what it says in my path to learn more about Islam.
If you read the sign in the photo, it says, “Jesus is the slave of Allah” and “Islam will conquer Rome”. I found this photo from the article on JihadWatch.org.
Robert Spencer, the author of the article and Director of JihadWatch goes on the say in his article that to Muslims, Jesus was the prophet of Islam which I find very distasteful, irreverent and wrong.
The page talks about Christians elevating “Isa” and by the time I got through reading the article I felt that the Muslims have copied Christianity to some extent and have tried to make Allah God and to fabricate a trinity as the Christian’s believe. In Christianity there is God the Father, his son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, which is a gift from the Lord Jesus Christ. So in the Christian belief, God is a triune God in three forms, and so in Islam they have fabricated in copy-cat fashion that they have a triune God made up of Allah, Satan, oh u-hum, I meant “Isa” who is either the son of Allah or part of their trinity, according to what Christians supposedly believed as the Muslim teaching goes, or that Isa is less than being a prophet, which the Jews supposedly believed back in those times I guess. The article goes on to explain that to some, “Isa was the son of Allah, while others said that he was one in a trinity, and this is why they invoke the father, the son and the holy ghost!”
Doesn’t that sound familiar? Even a non-believer would know that the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost is a Christian belief! It can be said that copying is the highest form of flattery, but who wants the kind of flattery that says that the Christian belief is a form of hostility, so that for anyone who does not believe, you will either be killed, pay a poll tax called jizya (extortion) or you have to convert to Islam!
Of course this does make Christians sick to think we lower Christ to only being a prophet and not the son of the Father and that Jesus was merely the forerunner of a “precursor of a messenger who would come after him, whose name would be Ahmad”. Now in the real Christian faith, what Jesus sent from Heaven after his death was the Holy Spirit, not “Ahmad” which is the prophet Muhammad to Muslims. And Islam also turns Moses into Allah’s messenger, yet we all know that God split the sea for Moses and his people to go through: Exodus 14:21 – And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. Nowhere in the bible does God refer to himself as Allah.
Minutes with Messiah explains where Allah came from for us. It says,
One of the biggest fictions about Islam is that they worship the same God as the Christians or the Jews. “Allah” may have come to mean “God,” but was originally the name of one of the minor deities of the Arabic peninsula. When Muhammed received the Qur’an he said it came from this one of the gods of the neighborhood, and claimed that he was the One God and all others were not real gods. But even if you accept that Allah is supposed to be the same God as that of the Jews or Christians, then he must have changed his whole nature in the 400 years between Jesus and Muhammed.
It kind of gives you goose bumps as to how messed up their belief is. I know in the Christian belief, we have answers from the Holy Spirit and communing with God, meditating on His Word and some of us believe we have Holy Angels guiding us and teaching us to keep us from harm. You might call these “ministering angels” or “guardian angels” who fight for us every day, fighting a spiritual war that we know is there but that we cannot see or discern. A scripture about our guardian angels is Hebrews 1:14, which says, Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?