- Jul 5, 2011
I have read ...and heard some muslims say allah is not the same as the Christian God. Some Christian or most Christians say the same. (Any thread on this topic already???unno). But who is allah, really?
Here is something that can form the basis of understandingn and not rely on ANY one person's well-meaning, but subjective definitionI have read ...and heard some muslims say allah is not the same as the Christian God. Some Christian or most Christians say the same. (Any thread on this topic already???unno). But who is allah, really?
That was a helpful post. And you are right, "Father" is not one of the names I would think Muslims attribute to Allah. The reason for that is that it would imply a break from the monolithic and singular nature of the Islamic deity. There could be no "Father" without children, and Islam expressly denies that Allah has children.it is important to note that while there are 99 attributable names to allah, the name "father" is conspicuously absent.
I'm pretty sure the 'to God' part is just implied, so that it actually means 'one who submits', leaving the actual authority submitted to by muslims open to interpretation.Muslim means "one who submits to God". They are servants to his will and worshipers of his person.
Truth is NOT a numbers game That is a logical fallacy (I forget the name), and it ignores the evidential nature of Christianity. Islam began c.600 AD, but we can go back to see some of the cities mentioned in the Bible exactly where they should be, and have proofs of the things that happened there in the Bible have evidences in its relic record. No other religion can claim that.Would be easy to dismiss Allah as a false idol. But if we do so, there's a problem. 1.5 billion muslims in the world genuinely believe that their idea of Allah is correct. By saying that they are following a false idol we basically tell them that they have fallen for an absolute error, or a fundamental lie.
The nature of God as revealed in the Bible is covenantal, and relational. No other religion has that. That is what makes Christianity unique of all the religions of the world.Many muslims would probably claim that they have had some sort of encounter with their God, or can feel His presence, or strongly feel that their faith is right. They will find intellectual arguments for why their faith and their scripture is superior to any other. They live their lives by the rules of Islam and experience happiness (most moslems aren't angry violent extremists). So in other words: they are deeply convinced of the rightfullness of their religion, on the intellectual, emotional, scriptural and practical level.
You are making an error of equality. Due to the nature of each religion, there is no sort of equality, excepting a very superficial level. One huge difference is the fact that you can examine the things stated in the Bible and find them. If you did that with Islam, and what Mohammad taught, they would kill you if they catch you.But we are convinced they all err?
If it is possible for a group humans to absolutely err in such a profound way about a fundamental thing like the nature of God, then this kind of fundamental error can happen to ALL humans, including ourselves. There is no certainty that our own way to think of and to live with God is right. We, too, may have fallen for a false idol.
Here is the difference that you seek:So in order to save my own faith in God (and to preserve my intellectual consistency) I must admit, that there is at least a chance that the muslim way with God (who they name by the Arab word Allah) is as right as I think ours is, and that there is some divine explanation for the contradictions we see between both religions.
Allah is both the name of Islam's deity and the title ("God") by which Arabic-speaking Christians refer to the Christian deity (also known as the first person of the Trinity.)I have read ...and heard some muslims say allah is not the same as the Christian God. Some Christian or most Christians say the same. (Any thread on this topic already???unno). But who is allah, really?
Bullfeathers! Romans 9:7 "Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. Hebrews 11:18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:"God is 1 and all. Meaning Yahweh as well as Allah. Both religions come from the same forefather Abraham. First wives and second wives son split ways and made those two religions. They are under 1 God, christians and muslims.
Obviously you did not read my post in its entirety especially this part:God is 1 and all. Meaning Yahweh as well as Allah. Both religions come from the same forefather Abraham. First wives and second wives son split ways and made those two religions. They are under 1 God, christians and muslims.