A tenured professorship at a Bible college, and a Doctorate, do not guarantee protection from ignorance. The sad story of the Wheaton College professor confirms my point. She declared on Facebook that Christians and Muslims all worship the same god. She even quoted the Pope as her authority. I am glad for this controversy because it raise the discussion to the top priority: Who is God and what is His nature?
It started when Dr. Larycia Hawkins, a political science professor at Wheaton College, chose to wear a hijab (headscarf) in solidarity with Muslims whom she perceived to be misunderstood. It not about the hijab, it is a free country. Anyone can wear it. However, it one thing to wear it by choice as she and many Muslim women do. But in many other parts of Islam, it is not a choice but a command. Women and girls are killed for failing to wear it. This has even happened in Texas.
The answer to the ignorance is so simple, it mystifies me, that people cannot see it. The Bible, both Old and New Testaments emphatically teach that Yehovah God is a Father. Look at Psalm 2, “kiss the Son,” and Proverbs 30:4, “What is His name and His Son’s name if you know?” Of course the Gospels are based on God loving the whole world so much that He sent His Son to die for us. John 3:16
The Quran, however, adamantly defines Islam’s god as not a father. It is a blasphemous concept in the Quran. I have detailed this point in my book, Simple Islam, including quotes from the Quran.
4. And the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) differed not until after there came to them clear evidence. (i.e. Prophet Muhammad and whatever was revealed to him). 5. And they were commanded not, but that they should worship Al-h, and worship none but Him Alone (abstaining from ascribing partners to Him), and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and give Zakat: and that is the right religion. 6. Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikun will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures. (Quran Sura 98:4-6 click on 98)
Folks always like to get into the weeds and confuse the issue with complex religious arguments. But it is not complicated. If the God of the Bible is a Father, He is not the god described in the Quran. If you define your faith by anything other than the Bible, then you pick and choose anything you want to believe. The Quran and the Bible are irreconcilable. They are as different as night and day or, more precisely as different as the Moon god and the Creator God Yehovah.
To be clear, God loves Muslims and all people. He has called all to receive the promised Messiah, Yeshua. There is only one way to the Father:
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