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"Different Views" based on....what?

Reader comment on item: Is Allah God? - Continued
in response to reader comment: OK, but then the Christian concept of God is not the same as that of the Torah

Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Mar 11, 2008 at 01:54

I am not an expert on Islamic scripture.

I have studied the Bible under a pastor teacher who teaches from the original languages, Greek and Hebrew.

The modern Jewish faith and Christianity both are mono-theistic. Jews do not regard Christianity as poly-theistic. Both modern Jewish faith and Christianity, the Old and the New Testament, believe in the need of a Savior. Someone who paid the price of their salvation. Modern Judaism believes that Savior is yet to come.

Regarding your "different views" of God. What are these based on? Again, if based on scripture, the Torah and the rest of the Bible describe a God that does not change, and that salvation is only through a "Savior".

Islam, based on it's scripture, reveals "Paradise" is guarenteed only through killing the unbeliever (Qu'ran 9.111). The "Five Pillars" are a maybe-yes maybe-no with reaching Paradise; Allah will ultimately decide on "judgement day".

So, again, based on SCRIPTURE, the "god" of Islam is not the same as the God of Abraham.

These two differing sources reaveal DIFFERENT "gods". If, however, you wish to ignore scriptural information and rely on some imaginative esoteric nebulouse estimation of who man hopes "god" would be, THEN you can say, not based on anything, that "all worship the same god", but again that makes no sense, as two cannot have an identical vision, no more than one can open another's head and view the soul.


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