What about the “Muslim God”?

According to the Bible, there is only one God, the One worshiped by Abraham. Other gods do not exist. Satan and his associates are imposters, God’s rivals in name only. Jews, Christians and Muslims agree on this.

This one creator God is known by various names in different languages and those who worship him in all these languages and cultures have very different ideas of who He is. So while we disagree about his nature, the fact remains that there is only one God, whom we all (Muslims, Jews and Christians) worship with greater or lesser insight into his true character and mission.

Are Muslims worshiping a “different god,” meaning a different spiritual entity? No, that is not even possible; because we do not believe a different god exists, unless we are prepared to believe that Muslims worship Satan unknowingly.

Jesus’ example towards the Samaritan woman is instructive here. He did not tell her, “you worship the wrong God.” Instead He told her: “You Samaritans worship what you do not know, we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.” And then he led her into a full understanding of who he was in comparison with that which she did not know. This is what I mean when I say that we move from common ground to higher ground.

3 thoughts on “What about the “Muslim God”?

  1. Jonathan Novak

    I would have to disagree. Our instruction comes from the bible which we know to be inspired by the one true God. The Quran is the writings of Mohamed a self proclaimed prophet who received his messages from an angel. (Assumed to be Gabriel).

    From my studies prophets, like Jeremiah, Isaiah and others, had the words of the Lord put into their mouths. They spoke by inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

    Mohammed appears to have taken dictation. Research into spiritualism shows the evil ones dictate to their listeners to write specifically. Alice A Bailey, Alister Crowley. Some musicians have told of instances that they had their hand taken control of by a spirit that wrote a song for them to play.

    So by these few observations I would not agree that Muslims are worshipping the same god. But unknowingly following the enemy.

    1. Jon Paulien Post author

      Appreciate your thoughtful approach. God occasionally dictated even in the Bible (ten commandments, for example), so I wouldn’t want to box Him in. But I am not ready to judge either way on what was happening to Muhammad. In its context, however, some things that seem strange to us come across as the kinds of things God would do to incrementally move a people in the right direction. He’ll settle it all some day, we just don’t want to be too judgmental only to discover we were totally wrong!


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