Today I want to look at some responses to those who defend Islam as a religion of peace. I marvel at how many so-called Christians are quick to run to the defense of of Islam.
When we get into the debate on whether Islam is a religion of peace or a religion of the sword, those who speak out to defend Islam are often the so-called Christians. I don’t get it. Are there so many who call themselves Christians and Christian pastors who are so ignorant about the teachings of Islam? Are they really that gullible? Can’t they see what is before their eyes? I guess that some are.
The ecumenical movement has been growing in Christianity for many years. It has now outgrown trying to unify all of the different doctrines with the Christian faith and is now trying to unify all faiths. They seem to believe that all roads lead to Heaven. How do they deal with passages like John 14:6?
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)
Jesus says that there is no way to God the Father but by Him. No one can give eternal life but the Lord Jesus Christ.
This is the Jesus of the Bible who 5 times was accused of blasphemy because He claimed to be God. This is the same Jesus who laid down His life and shed His blood for the atonement of man’s sin. The same Jesus who was resurrected and is now sitting at the right hand of God the Father making intercession for us. This is not the Jesus of the Muslims.
How in the world can these so-called Christians claim that we are worshiping the same Jesus and that we have the same God? Are they really that ignorant of the god of the Qur’an, who is the capricious one?
The god of Islam can not only change his mind, he can change his very nature. Compare this with the God of the Bible who never changes.
For I [am] the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. (Malachi 3:6)
And the Jesus of the Bible is always the same.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. (Hebrews 13:8)
How can you compare the God of the Bible with the god of Islam? The god of Islam has no son. Their god is not a father. It is the worst form of blasphemy to suggest the Allah has a son.
The Bible tells us that Jesus is no only the Son of God, He is the same as God the Father. How can you reconcile these things? I don’t understand those who call themselves Christians saying that the god of Islam is the same ass the God of the Bible.
The ecumenical movement wants to throw doctrine out the window. It wants to make truth whatever is relative to each person. This includes the emergent church types and all of those who want to rid us of doctrinal divisions.
We are told to study the Scriptures to learn sound doctrine.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)
I don’t understand why, when we publish a statement about Islam, the complaints don’t come from Muslims, they come from so-called Christians. They are the same so-called Christians that say we are not to judge. The Bible says that we are to judge.
But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. (1 Corinthians 2:15)
We make a difference between the Muslim and Islam. We don’t blame and attack Muslims. We have great compassion for Muslims at Fortress of Faith. A great part of our ministry is the evangelizing of Muslims. It is our desire to bring them to the saving knowledge of the Holy Scriptures, the Bible. We want them to hear the message that Jesus Christ died for their sins. He laid down His life so they could have remission of their sins just like any person in this world, Muslim or non-Muslim. The Lord provided the blood sacrifice for all that are in the World.
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. (John 3:16)
God’s gift has been made available to all who will humble themselves, repent, cry out to Jesus Christ for mercy, and accept His gift of payment for their sin. The reason Muslims go to Hell is not because they are Muslims, it is because they rejected Jesus Christ. They reject Jesus Christ because of Islam. Islam is the root of the problem.
We challenge Islam, not the Muslim. It is fair to do so because Islam has the burden of proof in showing that they are the genuine religion. They are the Johnny come lately. They came 600 years after Christ. Muhammad claimed that his revelations came from the same God we find in the Bible. His revelations are counter to the revelations of the Bible.
Listen what Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, said on this subject:
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:6-9)
We were warned that there would be false prophets and false teaching. Muhammad came along 600 years later and claimed to get his revelations from an angel. Muslims turn to the words of the Qur’an and to the words of their Prophet, Muhammad as the source of Islamic doctrine. In Muhammad’s biography, known as the Sira, we are told that when Muhammad first met this spirit he thought he was demon possessed. He said:
Never shall the Quraysh say this of me. I shall go to the top of the mountain and cast myself off and find rest.
It was his wife that convinced him that it was not a demon and that it was the angel Gabriel. The great Prophet Muhammad could not even discern for himself whether or not it was a demon.
Allegedly, all of the revelations of the Qur’an come from this spirit (jin) with the exception of one passage. In Chapter 9 we find what is called the satanic verses. There Muhammad acquiesced to the desires of his polytheist friends and allowed three female deities to be mentioned. When his followers said “what are you doing?” They said, you told us that there was only one god and all others were false gods. Muhammad dealt with this by saying that the Devil tricked him.
The Bible tells us that for a prophet to be a true prophet of God he has to be 100% correct. Under the Old Testament law a prophet who was not 100% correct was to be killed.
Islam has the obligation to prove their case. Every time they try, they come up wanting. The reason they do is that Islam is a man-made religion with demonic influences. Muhammad was right, the jin that was giving him these revelations was not an angel from Heaven. If the angel was, his message would have been consistent with previous revelation, but it is not.
I say to all of those so-called Christian apologists for Islam, that I have the Scriptures on my side and they don’t. I also have spent great time and effort in the study of the doctrines of Islam. I don’t take things out of context. I get it from their scholars. I study very carefully, and I treat it very respectfully. I approach it as a theologian would to get to the bottom of it. The fact is, when it is all analyzed you can’t help but come to the conclusion that it is not of God.
There were people who supported and defended Hitler. There were Americans that asked why we were fighting Hitler. He wasn’t attacking us was their cry. Some people are just foolish in their world view.
We had better wake up or we will suffer greatly.