When we see the news, the middle east always seems to be synonymous with violence and hatred. All in the name of Allah, the god of Islam. Why is that? Doesn’t the five pillars of faith in the Muslim religion relay that Islam is a religion of peace? Are the Christian and the Islamic faiths similar? Are they compatible (Chrislam) and is the God of the Bible the same god “Allah” of the Qur’an (Koran)? The short answer is no. That said, lets take a closer look at both statements of faith from the actual Bible and the Koran and other resources.
While in the past, the issue of militant Islam was something you see happening in the middle east, the hatred is spreading like a cancer across the globe. Within the last two weeks, we have seen two recent murders in the name of Islam right here in the Untied States.
If Islam is a peaceful religion, why is this hatred and murderous bloodlust spreading like wildfire?
This article contains a compilation of resources you can study to help you get a better understanding of the differences between the two faiths. Whether you are Christian or a Muslim, I pray that by the time you have read and studied the information in this article, you can have a complete confidence on which God to put your trust in. May the Holy Spirit guide and draw you to the desicion point to receive the free gift of salvation through God’s one and only Son, Jesus Christ.
One of the best way to see the differences between the religions is to compare what the God of Bible says and what the god of the Koran states about a variety of subjects. The table below will link you directly to a given subject and place the writ of the Koran next to the verses of the Bible on the same subject.
|The Godhead Trinity||Murder, Violence, War & Oppression|
|Deity of Jesus Christ||Morality|
|Salvation||Treatment of Women|
|Eternal Judgment||The Word of God|
|Creation||Prayer, Fasting & Worship|
The following are comic tracts from www.chick.com that centers on witnessing to Muslims. Whether you are Christian or Muslim, they are very engaging and informative. Click on each image to read the comic online:
Muslim Questions (From Got Questions.org)
Do you wonder what Muslims believe? Perhaps you are a Muslim who has questions about Jesus (Isa) or about how to reach paradise. Listed below are questions from or about Muslims that the Bible answers.
Questions about the Bible
Do the Qur’an and Muhammad affirm or reject the Bible? Should a Muslim read the Bible?
Have Christians corrupted the Bible?
Does the Qur’an replace the Bible?
Does the Bible prophesy the coming of Muhammad?
How do we know that the Bible is the Word of God, and not the Apocrypha, the Qur’an, the Book of Mormon, etc.?
Questions about Christianity
I am a Muslim. Why should I consider becoming a Christian?
If I convert to Christianity, my family will disown me, and I will be persecuted. Should I follow Jesus?
Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
Why don’t Christians fast the same as Muslims?
Do Christians believe in three gods?
What are some reasons for the animosity between Christians and Muslims?
What makes Christianity unique?
Witnessing to Muslims – what is the key?
Questions about Islam
What is Islam, and what do Muslims believe?
Do Muslims call Allah ‘Father’? How can we come to God as Father?
Should Muslims read the gospel of Barnabas as the true story of Jesus?
Are there errors in the Qur’an (Koran)?
Shia and Sunni Islam – what are the differences?
What is Sufism?
What is the Baha’i faith?
Bible Studies for Muslims
Who is Jesus?
Who is Jesus – Day 1 – Jesus the Perfect Man
Who is Jesus – Day 2 – Jesus the Miracle Worker
Who is Jesus – Day 3 – Jesus the Teacher
Who is Jesus – Day 4 – Jesus the Prophet
Who is Jesus – Day 5 – Jesus the Savior
Who is Jesus – Day 6 – Jesus the Resurrected Lord
Who is Jesus – Day 7 – Jesus the Exalted King
What is the Christmas Story?
Christmas Story – Day 1 – Who was Jesus’ father?
Christmas Story – Day 2 – Where was Jesus born?
Christmas Story – Day 3 – Why was Jesus born?
Christmas Story – Day 4 – Do Christians worship Mary?
Christmas Story – Day 5 – Did Jesus, the Messiah, come to save the Jews only?