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Islam

A Brief Comparison Between

Christianity and Islam

JUST A NOTE: I BELIEVE GOD DESIRES ALL MEN ON EARTH WOULD REPENT OF THEIR SINS AND PUT THEIR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST. WITH THAT IN MIND, I STRONGLY URGE CHRISTIANS TO PRAY THAT GOD WOULD SEND A SWEEPING MOVE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY WITH POWERFUL CONVICTION OF SIN AND THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST WITH ALL POWER AND AUTHORITY. WHAT GREATER GIFT COULD CHRISTIANS OFFER ANYONE THAN THE WONDERFUL SALVATION THAT CHRIST DIED TO OBTAIN FOR THEM? WE OWE GOD OUR VERY BEST WHO GAVE HIS SON FOR US, AND WE ARE INDEBTED TO BRING THIS MESSAGE OF HOPE TO ALL MANKIND!


 

Christianity

Christianity began in the Roman province of Judea


Christians worship in church,in homes, civilian chapels, military chapels

in Bible studies and in the outdoors

in a variety of camps and etc.​​​​​


Christians believe that Jesus Christ is God come in human flesh as prophesied in Isaiah 7:14 and fulfilled in Matthew 1:23.


​​Christians believe that Jesus is the third 

person in the Godhead. He is the God/man or in theological terms the hypo-static union or the combination of divine and human natures in the single person of Jesus Christ. See Matthew 1:23 and compare it with Isaiah 7:14 - prophesied 760 BC



Salvation For the Christian begins with personal acknowledgment that they are a sinner, proceeds with humility and sorrow

and coming to God to seek forgiveness

for their sin and eternal life.



All true Christians understand that they are not worthy to receive the forgiveness God offers but they accept it by faith. They place their faith in the fact that Jesus Christ's blood shed on the cross of Calvary was sufficient payment for their sin debt.

God confirms by the Holy Spirit that he has heard and answered their plea and he gives them an inner witness to that fulfilling the scripture that His spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are his children.​​​​​​


Christians believe their lineage extends from the time of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. In Matthew 1:1-17 the lineage from Abraham to the carrying away into Babylon

is given broken down in generations of 14.


Christians believe the Bible is the Word of God. They believe that holy men of God wrote as the Spirit of God directed them

using their natural form of writing and their personalities and their character as well to say what God wanted said to mankind.

II Timothy 3:16 and 17 verifies this.
Perhaps the strongest proof of the Bible

being God's word is that when Christians

pray to God based on the promises of scripture he answers them and in very specific ways that are undeniable.

Christians also know the author

personally once they are redeemed.​​​​

 

Islam

Islam began in the Arabian Peninsula.



Muslims worship in Mosque/masjid, or

any place which is considered

clean by Islamic standards.



Muslims believe that Jesus Christ is a prophet but a lesser prophet than Muhammad. Islam believes in one God

and rejects Christ as God. ​​


Islam believes the Catholic and Christian are one and the same, as do many in secular circles. This has led to much erroneous teaching concerning religion and in the view of secularism worldwide. There are vast differences between the two which will be covered on another page of the site.


Salvation in Islam is attained by belief in one God, remembrance of God, repentance, fear of God and hope in God's mercy. However there is not a guaranteed hope of salvation and the resurrection to eternal life as there is in the Christian Bible outside Jihad.

Like all other religions in the world, salvation is dependent on being good enough or depending on good works. The problem with this theory is that nobody can be sure their good outweighs the bad they had done; leaving them in doubt.

If my sources are correct some Muslims believe that dying in Jihad gives them assurance of life and good favor with Allah after physical death.​​




Muslims believe that the ancestor of Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم is Abraham (Ibrahim) through his son Ismael.




Muslims believe that God (Allah) gave Muhammad the Qur'an and it is the

sacred and only text of Islam.


​​​While the Qur'an is the only sacred text of Islam, the Hadith, which is the sayings of Muhammad, is also highly revered. To insult the
Qur'an or Muhammad is strongly forbidden and results in punishment

and even death for some including what Muslims believe are infidels (unbelievers).



Muslims call Christians and Jews people of the book; referring to the Torah and Bible.​​

 
 

SOME COMPARISONS FROM THE
BOOKS OF EACH BELIEF SYSTEM

Sura 24:2 - The Holy Qur'an says: "The woman or man guilty of adultery or
fornication, Flog each of them with a hundred stripes. Let not compassion
move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by God, if ye believe in God
and the last day, and let a party of the believers witness their punishment.

John 8:3-11 - The Holy Bible says: "When Jesus had lifted up
himself and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, woman,
where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
She said; No man Lord. Jesus said unto her; neither do I
condemn thee; go and sin no more." The self-righteous scribes
and Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery to Jesus to
stone her, but Jesus simply knelt down and then quietly said;
"Let he that is without sin cast the first stone." When he said that
everyone dropped their stones and left. Then Christ showed
compassion on her and told her to go and sin no more.

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​Sura 4:88-89 - The Holy Qur'an says: "Why should ye be divided
into two parties about the hypocrites? God hath upset them for
their (evil) deeds. Would you guide those who God has thrown out
of the way? For those whom God has thrown out of the way, never
shalt thou find the way. They but wish that ye should reject faith
as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they); But take not
friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of God (from
what is forbidden); But if they turn renegades; seize them and
slay them wherever you find them; and (in any case) take no friend or helper from their ranks." Please ​Note here that the penalty for apostasy is death.

Galatians 6:1 - The Holy Bible says: "Brethren, if a man be
overtaken in a fault ye which are spiritual restore such a one in
the spirit of meekness; considering thyself lest thou also be
tempted." The idea here is reconciliation. Christians should be
willing to forgive even as God has forgiven them. Matthew 6:14-15 ​​

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​​​​Sura 5:41 - The Holy Qur'an says: "As to the thief, male or female,
cut off his or her hands: a punishment by way of example from
God for their crime: and God is exalted in power."

1 John 1:9 - The Holy Bible says: "If we confess our sins He (God)
is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness."​​

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​Sura 5:36 - The Holy Qur'an says: "The punishment of those who
wage war against God and his apostles, and strive with might and
main with mischief through the land is execution or crucifixion,
or the cutting off of hands and ​feet from both sides, or exile
from the land; That is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy
punishment is theirs in the hereafter."​​

Romans 12:19 - The Holy Bible says - "Dearly beloved, avenge
not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath; for it is written;
Vengeance is mine; I will repay saith the Lord." The Lord can
handle his enemies - he doesn't need our help.

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​​​​​​Sura 9:5 - The Holy Qur'an says: "But when the forbidden months
are past, then fight and slay the pagans wherever you find them,
and seize them beleager them and lie in wait for them in every
strategm of war; but if they repent, and establish regular prayers
and practice regular charity, then open the way for them; for God
​is oft-forgiving, most merciful."

Matthew 5:44 - The Holy Bible says: "But I say unto you, love your
enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you." These are the words of Jesus Christ.

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Here we see that one book offers pain and death for sin or
defection from the religion it represents. The other offers
forgiveness and restoration for all who will repent and be
forgiven and saved - God alone deals with his enemies. He
doesn't need help from any man. Thou shalt not kill is still
part of the Bible and is there to be obeyed.

For a comprehensive list of references to Jesus ('Isa) in the Qur' an - Click on the banner above. If you have a Qur' an you can check this list against the book itself.

Videos with stories and testimonies of Muslims who have come to Christ

and one directed to the president of the United States from a former Muslim.