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Submitted by Lactantius Jr (United Kingdom), Mar 7, 2009 at 05:42

The Qur'anic Allah (whoever he is), may well have 99 names, but "Father" is not one of them, Allah is not a Father and doesn't have a Son, he is not the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ,

"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 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. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as Defender."

Surah 4:171

It just won't do to smooth over profound differences, the love of God being uniquely expressed in His Son Jesus Christ's propitiation of our sin. The Father's love sending Jesus to die on the Cross for our sins,

"For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

"God showed how much He loved us by sending His one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him."

1 John 4:9

Jesus Christ, the sinners all-sufficient Saviour saying Himself,

"For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give His life as a ransom for many."

Mark 10:45

"I am the one who raises the dead to life! Everyone who has faith in Me will live, even if they die. And everyone who lives because of faith in Me will never really die."

John 11:25-26

Islam radically rejects the Incarnation, which the Bible is crystal-clear about, the Bible saying,

"Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation."

Colossians 1:15

"For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body."

Colossians 2:9

Islam denies the Crucifixion (saying that Allah put a "lookalike" on the Cross!!!)

"And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah's messenger - they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain."

Surah 4:57 (Pickthall)

Islam therefore knows nothing about Jesus' glorious resurrection from the dead, on which Christianity absolutely stakes its claim to validity, well may the Apostle Paul have said,

"And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless."

1 Corinthians 15:14

Islam does not believe in the God revealed in the printed words of the Bible, and supremely revealed in His living, loving Word, the Lord Jesus Christ, and when we ask Muslims, "is this your God?" the Muslim will reply, "No this is not our God."

The Bible saying,

"Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God's Son does not have life."

1 John 5:12

Jesus Himself said to the disciples,

"Anyone who accepts your message is also accepting Me. And anyone who rejects you is rejecting Me. And anyone who rejects Me is rejecting God, who sent Me."

Luke 10:16

Allah (whoever he is), is not the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

With kind regards and best wishes

Lactantius Jr

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