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Linguistically correct, theologically simplistic

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Submitted by Rob James (United States), Jun 28, 2005 at 08:40

It is true that Allah is simply a etymological (spelling?) variant of El or Allaha. The Christian position on this, however, does not change. The theology of God in Islam (as well as Judaism, in regards to the Trinity) is irreconcilable with Christianity. Islam goes a step beyond a reverential fear, and puts God way beyond human reach. The Koran's usage of such words as "Beneficent" and "Merciful" is contradicted by the fact that the rest of Islamic theology is ridden with judgement and works-oriented soteriology.

Mohammad's high and lofty view of God is in stark contrast to the bible. A highly personal God, who casts sin and transgression into the bottom of the sea, and longs to dwell amongst his people.
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