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Allah is not a Father and He has no Son!

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Submitted by Steven Power (United States), Jul 2, 2005 at 21:21

The question of whether or not Muslims and Christians worship the same God is answered the same way the question is answered when discussing the God of say Mormonism,

The definition of the word is the only way to determine whether you are talking about the same being. The meaning being poured into the word is the point. In the English language the word "God" can mean many different things to different people, to a Mormon the word refers to a God who used to be a man like us who was born to a previous God and his many wives,
(this previous God was also born to a previous God who born to a previous God etc. etc. on and on eternally. there is no first God who is eternally existent), but through eternal progression has attained Godhood by being obedient to the Laws and Commandments of the LDS church.

This "God" of Mormonism is not an eternal being, but is simply one of countless millions of "Gods" who have also attained to their status as a "God", in fact in Mormonism there is no one Eternal God who has always existed unchanged throughout eternity. Which is what the God of the Jews and Christianity claims of Himself over and over again all throughout the Bible.

Mormonism denies that God is a triune being and thereby denies the idea of the Trinity.
This obviously is a different God than the God of the Bible.

This is not an attack of Mormonism it is simply stating what the church officially has taught about the nature of God for 160 years. By their own definition it is a different being that they worship than that which is revealed in the Bible.

To a follower of a number of New Age religions the word "God" might refer to a non-personal force, an energy field similar to say, magnetism or gravity, than can be tapped into through "mind power" or "channeling" for our own purposes. Same word "God", totally different being in mind.

Likewise, Islam describes the being that they worship as a different being than either Mormonism, Hinduism, the New Age, Judaism or Christianity.
According to the article some Muslim teachers are careful to state this fact but apparently most, for whatever reason do not make the clear distinction that is only fair to both faiths.

What if I stated that Islam and Hiduism really teach basically the same thing? I think that any Hindu and any Muslim would have a problem with that statement, and if they didn't it would be because perhaps they don't really know what their religion actually teaches.

Biblical Christianity teaches that the one true God is a triune Being, One God who exists eternally as Father who is God, Son who is God and Holy Spirit who is God i.e. the biblical doctrine of the Trinity.
This is not simply some obscurantist view arbitrarily imposed upon Christianity by a fanatic fringe group in the 4th century or something, it is what the New Testament clearly teaches and what the true Church has always preached.

Jesus claimed to be God in the flesh, He claimed to be the person who spoke to Moses at the burning bush, He said that God was His Father, that He was the Son of God, and God the Son.
He did things that only God could do. He accepted worship on many occasions, He forgave people their sins, He stopped the waves of a storm. He knew the thoughts of men, all of these things the Bible clearly teaches are prerogatives of God alone.

Islam flatly denies any suggestion of God being a Trinity. "Allah is not a Father and does not have a Son!" is repeated by every muslim everywhere in the world. They cannot both be true! either God is a triune being and Jesus is God as the New Testament teaches and Islam has a different God or God is not a triune being and Jesus is not God and Islam could be right. Simple logic demands that they cannot all be true at the same time.

But PLEASE let's be honest about this, all definitions of God, Gott, Allah, Zeus, etc. are not equal. They might all be wrong, but they certainly cannot all be right. right?
Thank You
Steven Power
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