Source: Global Faith, By Farrah Prudence, July 17, 2019
“We all worship the same god.” A statement made at several interfaith events and then repeated by many Christians who even though well-intentioned are misguided, deceived and hollow in their faith. The scene is often the same; three people on stage, a pastor or a priest with a Rabbi and a Sheikh. Applause in the audience as they all reject violence, racism and discrimination. This is something that many celebrate as a beautiful picture. Many people believe that if only everybody could get onboard with this movement then we would all be able to live on a peaceful planet, erase racism and hate and build a future on love and coexistence. So many believe that Jesus himself would take part in the interfaith movement. The truth is far more grim and dark than these souls can imagine. The truth is that the God of the universe will never bless such an alliance and in fact detests the abomination that is the statement “we all worship the same god,” as it denies who God is.
The truth is that proclaiming that the god of Islam is the same as the God of Abraham, Jacob and David is heresy at its best. Not only do we not all worship the same god, but Islam’s god, Allah, possesses and declares characteristics that the God of the Old and New Testaments long ago clearly stated He hates. One cannot, using any shred of logic, believe that The God of the universe came as Jesus in the flesh, a sinless man to pay for our sins and to give us life and then chose Muhammad as his final messenger to humanity, the “perfect man,” a man whose sins are still, over 1400 years later, robbing everyone else of their peace and very lives. Muhammad is declared in Islam as the most perfect man, more perfect than Jesus. There can only be one supreme Prophet, Priest, and King, and that is Jesus Christ, not Muhammad.
Muslims of every single sect and creed all over the world are commanded 91 times in the Quran by Allah to follow the footsteps of Muhammad. In order to believe that Allah and Yahweh are the same, we would have to discern that Yahweh matches in character to Allah and that Yahweh would approve of Allah’s choice in Muhammad as the perfect man. The question then is what did Muhammad do and who is Allah?
“You shall not murder”
Muhammad led 27 military battles after he became a refugee in Medina. Of those 27 battles, he physically fought in at least 9. While Islamic scholars bicker about the numbers, the important thing is the manner in which these battles were conducted and concluded. Muhammad often commanded the following once the Muslim army was victorious:
- Any male showing any signs of puberty gets beheaded
- Girls and women to be distributed amongst the Muslim men fighters as slaves or sex slaves
- Boys who pass the puberty “drop your trousers” test are taken as slaves
- All treasures and wealth of the defeated tribe to be given to Muhammad as he divided it between himself and his soldiers.
In the attack on Bani Qurayza, Muhammad ordered the beheading of 400-800 Jewish “men.” What had the tribe of Bani Qurayza committed to deserve this death? They tried to hold a neutral position in the battle between Quraysh and Muslims but eventually chose to honor an older alliance with Quraysh. However, none of the Jews actually fought with Quraysh. Instead of showing mercy, or killing the leaders, Muhammad chose to kill innocents who were vastly outnumbered and had already surrendered to the Muslim army.
This tradition was later modified, but never condemned or outlawed, for Christians and Jews. Once the Muslim army was victorious, they would give the conquered a choice of conversion to Islam, paying the Jizya (yearly tax) or execution. If you were not a Christian or a Jew then your fate was death. Add this to the numerous poets who were executed under the order of Muhammad simply for writing poems that criticized or mocked Muhammad and you will see that Muhammad turned murder into a mighty weapon to terrorize Arabia and the rest of the world. What did Jesus do? In 1 Peter 2:23 we are told that “When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate, when he suffered, he made no threats.”
“You shall not commit adultery.”
Allah sanctioned for Muhammad to have eleven wives at the same time, the youngest being 6 year old ‘Aisha, although in all fairness to Muhammad, he did not “consummate” his marriage to ‘Aisha until she was nine. Muhammad also owned slaves and sex slaves. The most well known being Maria The Copt who bore him a son that died as a child. Of course, Allah being immutable only allowed other Muslim men four wives at the same time and then whatever their right hand possess; as in sex slaves. Allah says in Quran 4:24 “And [also prohibited to you are all] married women except those your right hands possess. [This is] the decree of Allah upon you. And lawful to you are [all others] beyond these, [provided] that you seek them [in marriage] with [gifts from] your property,…” Jesus was very clear about adultery, He said in Matthew 27-28, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever gazes on a woman lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.”
“You shall not covet”
-God, Exodus 20:17
Muhammad entered the house of his adopted son Zayd and found Zayd’s wife naked or sparsely dressed (Islamic scholars differ on how dressed she was). Muhammad lusted after her and yet did not say anything about it. Allah however knew about Muhammad’s desire for his daughter-in-law and therefore told Muhammad that once Zayd was done with her, he was to divorce her so that Muhammad could have her. The following verses were revealed to Muhammad from Allah in Quran 33:37-38 “And [remember, O Muhammad], when you said to the one on whom Allah bestowed favor and you bestowed favor, “Keep your wife and fear Allah,” while you concealed within yourself that which Allah is to disclose. And you feared the people, while Allah has more right that you fear Him. So when Zayd had no longer any need for her, We married her to you in order that there not be upon the believers any discomfort concerning the wives of their adopted sons when they no longer have need of them. And ever is the command of Allah accomplished. There is not to be upon the Prophet any discomfort concerning that which Allah has imposed upon him. [This is] the established way of Allah with those [prophets] who have passed on before. And ever is the command of Allah a destiny decreed.”
Allah does not forbid covertness or even discourages it for Muhammad, but Allah makes sure that Muhammad has exactly whoever his heart desired. Allah saw it fit for the perfect man to marry his daughter-in-law. The implications of this go far beyond incest. It is because of Muhammad’s coveting heart that adoption is not an option in Islam. Allah had to nullify Zayd’s adoption in order to make this marriage halal (allowed) and from there on out, adoption was forbidden in Islam.
God is very clear and precise on His law of sexual relations. In Leviticus 18:15 He says “You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law; she is your son’s wife, you shall not uncover her nakedness.” Nullifying and forbidding adoption though does not lessen Muhammad’s sin, but only transfers it to those of divorce and lust. So again we ask, what did Jesus say about this? In Matthew 5:32 Jesus says “But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.” Jesus also said in Matthew 19:4-6 “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” Apparently Allah’s position on adultery and divorce were not as high as the God of the Bible. To be fair to Muhammad, no man can really keep God’s commands and we all fall short on a daily basis. No man, that is, except the perfect man, Jesus. The truth is that not even Allah can keep up with the righteousness of God. Not only does Allah fall short but his character is in so many ways what God hates.
“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him:
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil,
a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.”
Allah Describes himself in Surah 59 verse 23 in the Quran as the Prideful although quran.com in typical Islamic fashion mistranslates this word into “The Superior.”This is what Allah says, “He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted in Might, the Compeller, the Prideful. Exalted is Allah above whatever they associate with Him”. Al-Mutakkabir, meaning haughty, is one of Allah’s official 99 names.
A lying tongue
There is no record or even hint at the God of the Old Testament or New Testament ever lying. In Surah 3 verse 54 of the Quran, Allah describes himself as the greatest of deceivers. Again, quran.com deceives people by mistranslating the word to “planner.” Allah said, “And the disbelievers deceived, but Allah deceived. And Allah is the best of deceivers.”
Hands that shed innocent blood
Allah in Surah 8 verse 17 tells us that the Muslims did not kill the non-believers, but that he did. Allah commands the striking of the necks or murder of non-Muslims repeatedly in the Medinan Quran abrogating all of the verses of peace that came in the Meccan Quran. In verse 193 of Surah 2 Allah says, “Kill them until there is no [more] fitnah and [until] worship is [acknowledged to be] for Allah . But if they cease, then there is to be no aggression except against the oppressors.” This matter was a problem for some early Muslims, for which some verses like this from Surah 2 verse 106 were revealed, “We do not abrogate a verse or cause it to be forgotten except that We bring forth [one] better than it or similar to it. Do you not know that Allah is over all things competent?” It is worthy to note that in this particular verse, Allah commands that the killing not stop until there is no more fitnah. Fitnah in this verse means the practice of worshipping anyone other than Allah.
A heart that devises wicked plans
Allah says several times in the Quran that he will cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. This is usually to make way for the Muslim armies to kill them, simply for not believing in Allah. In verse 12 of Surah 8 in the Quran, Allah says, “When your Lord inspired to the angels, “I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved, so strike [them] upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip.”
A false witness who breathes out lies
Finally, is there any greater false witness than to claim you are The God of the universe and then deny Jesus as God and deny the crucifixion and the resurrection of Christ?!
“They have certainly disbelieved who say, ” Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary” while the Messiah has said, “O Children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.” Indeed, he who associates others with Allah – Allah has forbidden him Paradise, and his refuge is the Fire. And there are not for the wrongdoers any helpers.”
-Allah, Quran 5:72
“And [for] their saying, “Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah .” And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain. Rather, Allah raised him to Himself. And ever is Allah Exalted in Might and Wise.”
-Allah, Quran 4:157-158
For those about to jump out of their SJW chairs and claim that God wiped out cities in the Old Testament, save your breath. Those were isolated instances with specific commands from God to people or to angels and they ARE NEVER an example to follow. This is why we do not worry about Jews burning down New Orleans, or Las Vegas or Amsterdam or Washington D.C. for all of the atrocious sin that takes place in these towns. Allah and Muhammad are not history writers, they are example setters. Allah commands Muslims to follow in the footsteps of Muhammad and specifically commands Muslims not to befriend or become allies with the non-believers. Muhammad’s battles and daily routines were not isolated incidents, but THE example by which a Muslim is to live out his or her daily life.
The interfaith movement, the media and most of the politicians have led Americans and the rest of the West on this rabbit trail trying to figure out if Islam is a religion of peace or if the ISIS jihadists are the best representation of Islam. The truth is that Islam is defined by Allah and Muhammad and not by your friendly Muslim neighbor or your wishful thinking.
In order to believe that Allah and Yahweh are one and the same, you would have to believe that God completely changed his character and turned His back on His values of righteousness, mercy and justice. That He no longer has Jesus, His Son, sitting on his right hand. That now Muhammad sits on the right hand of The Throne. You would have to believe that Grace is no longer sufficient and now we must follow the bloody works of Muhammad in order to have any hope of avoiding hell. You would have to believe that the very things that God once hated, He now embraces. You would have to deny Jesus’ crucifixion, death and resurrection. You would have to believe that God disowned Jesus and therefor you would have to disown Jesus as well.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
God loves Muslims and He yearns for the children of Ismael to come back home. For God so loved the world,… no exceptions. Be part of God’s love by showing Muslims the truth with concern for their salvation and righteousness. Do not stand as a stumbling block in their way by approving of their Islamic beliefs, and blinding them from seeing that they do not have the priceless gift of grace and a relationship with Christ.
This modern era Christianity that we find in many churches today that cannot stop talking about God’s love and denies his Hate and wrath is nothing but a play tool of Satan. Those pastors and priests will be held accountable one day for misleading their flocks. The truth is that God HATES and so should we. We Should hate evil, hate murder, hate pride, hate wickedness, hate lying, hate child marriages, hate executions of gay people, hate the genocide of Christians, Jews and Yazidis, and yes, we most certainly should hate Islam and relentlessly love Muslims enough to tell them the truth and bring them home. There is no negotiation and no place for compromise on Christ. Only by embracing the truth of Christ and the gospels can we build a future of love and peace for this world and for generations to come.