Volume Seven, Issue One
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The feature in this issue is called "Is Allah The Same As YHWH?" by Sandy Simpson, 9/17/01. This article is in response to the current state of affairs in the world and a reminder of the difference between Islam and biblical Christianity. Apparently many people have forgotten what Islam believes and what their agenda is all about in a rush to try to bring some kind of interfaith unity together. As a Bible-believing Christian there is no way to reconcile with Islam. We must preach the gospel to them because without it they cannot be saved. We must not join in praying to their god, Allah, because he is clearly not YHWH, as evidenced in their own Quran.
Sandy Simpson, missionary
Is Allah The Same As YHWH?
by Sandy Simpson, 9/16/01
Is the god of Islam, Allah, the same as the God of Israel and Christianity, YHWH? Does Allah have a son? Does YHWH have a Son? What other teachings from the Koran show that Islam is a different religion than biblical Christianity? Here is a side by side chart that might prove helpful in your research on this subject.
But just before we show the chart, it might be helpful to see where the Roman Catholic religion currently stands on this subject. First a picture of the Pope Kissing The Koran:
then a quote from the Catholic Catechism:
(841) ďThe plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankindís judge on the last day.Ē (Catholic Catechism, pgs. 242, 243)
So Roman Catholicism clearly denies the only means of salvation which
is through Jesus Christ's attonement on the cross and resurrection alone,
because Islam denies that Jesus Christ is God and that he was crucified.
It will be shown that Islam denies all the core doctrines of Christianity,
namely the Triune nature of God (denied), the dual God-man nature of Christ
(denied), salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone
(no crucifiction), the absolute authority of the Scriptures (the Quran
added), and the bodily return of Christ to rule and judge the earth (no
mention therefore no hope). Now that we've shown what the RCC says
on this subject, let's compare biblical Christianity with Islam:
|Islamic Doctrine As
Found In The Koran
|Christian Doctrine As Found In The Bible|
|The Trinity||God is not three in one.
"O people of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning Allah save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word which he conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit [sic.] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers and say not 'Three' - Cease! (it is better for you! - Allah is only one God. Far is it removed from His transcendent majesty that He should have a son...The Messiah will never scorn to be a slave unto Allah." Quran [004.171 ]
They do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One Allah. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them. Quran [005.073]
|God is three in one.
Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Other Bible verses proving the Triunity of YHWH:
|The Deity Of Jesus Christ||Jesus Christ is only a slave.
"And when the son of Mary is quoted as an example, behold! The folk laugh out, and say: Are our gods better, or is he? They raise not the objection save for argument. Nay! but they are a contentious folk. He is nothing but a slave on whom we bestowed favor, and we made him a pattern for the Children of Israel. And had we willed it we would have set among you angels to be viceroys in the earth". Quran [043.057-060]
Christ is Almighty God.
Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Other Bible verses
that prove Jesus Christ is YHWH:
|Jesus Death - Salvation||Jesus Christ was not crucified.
"That they rejected Faith; That they uttered against Mary a grave false charge; That they said (in boast): We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, The Messenger of Allah. But they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjunction to follow, for of a surety they killed him not. ... And on the Day of Judgment He (Jesus) will be a witness against them (Christians)." (Quran, 004:156-159)
|Jesus Christ was crucified to make atonement
for our sins.
2 Corinthians 13:4 For to be sure, he was crucified in weakness, yet he lives by Godís power. Likewise, we are weak in him, yet by Godís power we will live with him to serve you.
Mark 16:6 "Donít be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.
Other Bible verses
that prove Jesus Christ was crucified:
|The Sovereignty Of Jesus Christ||Jesus Christ is just a messenger of Allah
"Jesus son of Mary said: O Children of Israel! Lo! I am the messenger of Allah unto you, confirming that which was (revealed) before me in the Torah, and bringing good tidings of a messenger who cometh after me, whose name is the Praised One (Ahmad). But when he came to them with Clear Signs, they said, "this is evident sorcery!" Quran [061.006]
|Jesus Christ is the First and Last, The
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Revelation 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
Other Bible verses that prove the soveregnty of Jesus Christ:
|The Lordship Of Jesus Christ||Jesus Christ Is Not Lord
They take their priests and their anchorites to be their lords in derogation of Allah, and (they take as their Lord) Christ the son of Mary; yet they were commanded to worship but One Allah: there is no god but He. Praise and glory to Him: (Far is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him). Quran [009.031]
|Jesus Christ Is Lord
Philippians 2:9-11 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
2 Corinthians 4:4 The god of this age has blinded the minds
of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the
glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
|Jesus Christ, The Son Of God||God has no son.
"Say He is God, the One and Only God, the, Eternal, Absolute. He begets not, nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him!" Qur'an [112:1-4]
They said, "The Most Gracious has begotten a son"! You have uttered a gross blasphemy. The heavens are about to shatter, the earth is about to tear asunder, and the mountains are about to crumble. Because they claim that the Most Gracious has begotten a son. It is not befitting the Most Gracious that He should beget a son. Every single one in the heavens and the earth is a servant of the Most Gracious. He has encompassed them, and has counted them one by one. All of them will come before Him on the Day of Resurrection as individuals. Quran: [19:88-95]
In blasphemy indeed are those that say that Allah is Christ the son of Mary. Say: "Who then hath the least power against Allah, if His will were to destroy Christ the son of Mary, his mother, and all every - one that is on the earth? For to Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between. He createth what He pleaseth. For Allah hath power over all things." Quran [005.017]
They do blaspheme who say: "Allah is Christ the son of Mary." But said Christ: "O Children of Israel! worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord." Whoever joins other gods with Allah,- Allah will forbid him the garden, and the Fire will be his abode. There will for the wrong-doers be no one to help. Quran [005.072]
It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, "Be", and it is. Quran [019.035]
|God has a Son.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
1 John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
|Creation||Creation In Six Days, No Day Of Rest
"We have created the heavens and the earth, and everything between them in six days, and no fatigue touched us. " Qur'an 50:38
|Creation In Six Days, Day Of Rest
"For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He RESTED, and was REFRESHED" Exo. 31:17
|Incarnation & Virgin Birth||Jesus A Sign Only
Then [Mary] said, "How shall I have a son, seeing that no man has touched me, and I am not unchaste? He said, "So (it will be) Your Lord said, "That is easy for me: and we wish to appoint him as a sign unto men and a mercy from us. It is a matter (So) decreed. Qur'an [19:20]
|Jesus Born Of The Holy Spirit, The Son
Luke 1:34-35 "How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?" The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
|Jihad||Fight Against Your Enemies
Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward,- Quran [004.095]
O ye who believe! if any from among you turn back from his Faith, soon will Allah produce a people whom He will love as they will love Him,- lowly with the believers, mighty against the rejecters, fighting in the way of Allah, and never afraid of the reproaches of such as find fault. That is the grace of Allah, which He will bestow on whom He pleaseth. And Allah encompasseth all, and He knoweth all things. Quran [005.054]
Or think ye that ye shall be abandoned, as though Allah did not know those among you who strive with might and main, and take none for friends and protectors except Allah, His Messenger, and the (community of) Believers? But Allah is well-acquainted with (all) that ye do. Quran [009.016]
O ye who believe! Take not my enemies and yours as friends (or protectors),- offering them (your) love, even though they have rejected the Truth that has come to you, and have (on the contrary) driven out the Prophet and yourselves (from your homes), (simply) because ye believe in Allah your Lord! Quran [060.001]
When ye travel through the earth, there is no blame on you if ye shorten your prayers, for fear the Unbelievers May attack you: For the Unbelievers are unto you open enemies. Quran [004.101]
Let not the unbelievers think that they can get the better (of
the godly): they will never frustrate (them). Against them make
ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war,
to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies,
and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever
ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye
shall not be treated unjustly. Quran [008.059-060]
|Love Your God, Your Neighbors, And Your
Enemies - Pray For Them
Luke 10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
Matthew 5:43-44 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt
thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 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;
|Jesus & His Disciples||Jesus Helper Of Allah, His Disciples Muslims
When Jesus found Unbelief on their part He said: "Who will be My helpers to (the work of) Allah?" Said the disciples: "We are Allah's helpers: We believe in Allah, and do thou bear witness that we are Muslims.Quran [003.052 ]
|Jesus Son Of God, His Disciples Followers
Luke 14:27 And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
Matthew 4:19 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
Matthew 16:16 Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."