Who Is This Allah?
For a Christian to believe that the Allah of the Koran is God, a Christian must believe that nearly 600 years after Jesus Christ, The Son of God, was crucified on the cross, rose again, and offered His Blood as the Perfect Sacrifice for the sins of man that God appeared to Mohammed and told Mohammed that Jesus Christ was a liar.
The Allah of the Koran explicitly contends that Jesus Christ was NOT the Son of God, , that Jesus Christ did NOT die on the cross and rise again, and that Jesus did not offer His blood as the Perfect Blood Sacrifice for the sins of man.
If Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Word made flesh and if Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross and did rise again, and if the Blood of Jesus Christ is the Perfect Sacrifice for sin, then the Allah of the Koran is a liar, and we must admit that the words of the Allah of the Koran are from a “spirit” other than the God of Creation.
Either Jesus Christ is God or the Allah of the Koran is God. One is The Great I AM. The other is the “father of lies.” There is no middle ground on this question.
Jesus Christ, The Son of God, and His Perfect Blood Sacrifice:
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
24 For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;
25 not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another--
26 He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
18 Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.
19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus,
20 Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
1 John 1:7
7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
Mohammed’s Allah in the Koran, nearly 600 years AFTER the Blood of Jesus Christ was offered as the Perfect Sacrifice for the sins of man:
10: 69. They say, `ALLAH has taken unto HIM a son,' Holy is HE ! HE is Self-Sufficient. To HIM belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth. You have no authority for this. What ! do you say concerning ALLAH what you know not ?
10: 70. Say, `Those who invent a lie against ALLAH shall not prosper.'
10: 71. They will have some enjoyment in this world. Then to US is their return. Then WE shall make them taste a severe torment, because they continued to disbelieve (Rejected Mohammed, Islam, Koran).
18: 2. All praise belongs to ALLAH WHO has sent down the Book (Koran) to HIS (Mohammed) servant, and has not placed therein any crookedness.
18: 3. HE has made it a guardian, that it may give warning of a severe chastisement from HIM, and that it may give the believers (Muslims), who do good works, the glad tidings that they shall have a goodly reward,
18: 4. Wherein they will abide forever;
18: 5. And that it may warn those who say, `ALLAH has taken unto Himself a son.'
18: 6. No knowledge have they thereof, nor had their fathers. Monstrous is the word that comes out of their mouths. They speak naught but a lie.
23: 92. ALLAH has not taken unto Himself any son, nor is there any other god along with HIM; in that case each god would have taken away what he had created, and some of them would, surely, have sought domination over others. Glorified be ALLAH far above that which they allege;
5: 73. Indeed, they are disbelievers who say, `ALLAH, HE is the Messiah, son of Mary,' whereas the Messiah himself said, `O Children of Israel, worship ALLAH Who is my Lord and your Lord.' Surely, whoso associates partners with ALLAH, him has ALLAH forbidden Heaven, and the Fire will be his resort. And the wrongdoers shall have no helpers.
5: 74. They surely disbelieve who say, `ALLAH is the third of three;' there is no god but the One God. And if they do not desist from what they say, a grievous punishment shall surely befall those of them that disbelieve.
4:157. And for their disbelief and for their uttering against Mary a grievous calumny;
4:158. And for their saying, `We did slay the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, the Messenger of ALLAH;' whereas they slew him not, nor did they bring about his death upon the cross, but he was made to appear to them like one crucified; and those who differ therein are certainly in a state of doubt about it; they have no certain knowledge thereof, but only pursue a conjecture; and they did not arrive at a certainty concerning it.
4:159. On the contrary, ALLAH exalted him to Himself. And ALLAH is Mighty, Wise.
4:160. And there is none among the People of the Book (Jews and Christians) but will continue to believe in it before his death; and on the Day of Resurrection, he (Jesus of the Koran who was NOT crucified) shall be a witness against them.
(Islamic theology suggests that the Jesus of the Koran, who was NOT crucified; who did NOT offer his blood for the redemption of man, who was NOT the Son of God, will return at the Day of Judgment to annihilate the Jews who worship the God of the Bible, and who refuse to convert to Islam, and will destroy ALL of the Christians who refuse to deny that Jesus Christ of the New Testament is God, and who refuse to deny that the Blood of Jesus Christ cleanses from ALL sin.)
Those who believe the Word of the Bible is the Eternal Revelation of God recognize a sinister deception afflicting the world; a deception that declares that the Allah of the Koran is the God of the Bible; a deception that declares that Islam and the Bible are not irreconcilable; a deception that declares that Islam is just one of the many “paths” to the God of the Bible. Some who claim the Name of Christ have not been immune to this deception.
There are those who, in an effort to build “bridges of brotherhood,” have diluted or discarded the Redeeming Power of the Blood of Christ. Some have suggested that presenting the Gospel of Christ’s Blood Atonement is a “hard line” position that is insensitive to Muslims’ theology, and will only repulse Muslims. Some have said that to enjoy a dialogue with Muslims that Christians must make Muslims believe that Christians accept the Koran as “another” vehicle of God’s Word. Some have said that Muslims can only be reached with a New Testament message when Christians of “greater tolerance” are able to convince Muslims that the God of the Bible is the same as the Allah of the Koran; the Allah who has no son; the Allah who has no Plan of Redemption; the Allah who rejects the Blood Sacrifice of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
To those, in the Christian community, who suggest that the Allah who rejects the sacrifice is equal to the One who made the Sacrifice, I should ask, “Who is converting whom?”
Mohammed said that Muslims were closest in friendship to those who say, “We are Christians.” Why? Because, as we see in Surah 5:83-84, Mohammed found those who say, “We are Christians” to be the people most easily converted to Islam.
5: 83. Thou shalt certainly find the Jews and those who associate partners with ALLAH (pagans) to be the most vehement of men in enmity against the believers (Muslims). And thou shalt assuredly find those who say, `We are Christians,' to be the nearest of them in friendship to the believers (Muslims). That is because among them are savants and monks and because they are not arrogant.
5: 84. And when they (Those who call themselves Christians) hear what has been revealed to this Messenger (Mohammed), thou seest their eyes overflow with tears, because of the truth (Koran) which they have recognized. They say, `Our Lord, (Allah) we believe, so write us down among the witnesses (Muslims);
Mohammed, as can be easily verified by reading the Koran, had a rather limited knowledge of the Bible. It does appear from the above, however, Mohammed possessed a rather acute understanding of those who professed to believe the Bible but did not have the Bible “written” in their hearts.
As the day is approaching when the only Immortal Wise God will appear to reveal the content of all men’s hearts, may vast multitudes be graced with the faith to prepare their garments to greet the Eternal King, The Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the One Who is and Who was and Who is to come.
“choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:15
Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne,
5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood,
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
May we not be ashamed at His coming.