What About Islam… Part 2

The problem with Islam is that it had veered off course. It went in a completely opposite direction. Its very foundation is based on a false premise that Ishmael, not Isaac, was God’s promised child. From there they were at the point of no return. When a foundation is faulty, most teachings that comes from it may also be faulty. The God of the Holy Bible has always been known as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Ishmael is not mentioned because he was not one of the patriarchs who were all part of God’s redemptive plan. (Ishmael, instead was made the forefather of of 12 princes).  Abraham’s spiritual descendants are all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Physically he is the father of many nations.

Muslims claim that the Bible as we know it today is not the same revelation that God originally revealed, because the people who handled the text did not record it accurately. They, along with other religious cults, believe that God stood by and allowed men to trample all over his Word, filling it with errors to the point that it’s corrupted. Yet, it’s these same religions that added and subtracted to the Holy Scriptures doing violence to it.. This is what the cults do.They write their own bible. Yet, when you ask them to show where the errors are, they become vague and you never get a straight answer. Look, God is not mocked. He will judge us by how we treated his Word. God promised to preserve his word and he has. His very holy character and nature depends on it. We are calling God a liar if we accuse Him of failing to do what He said He would do. God said: “The flower will fade, the grass will wither , but the word of God will endure forever.”  (Isaiah 40:8)  Psalm 118:89 says: “Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.” God’s word has already been settled in heaven. God entrusted the Jews with His holy oracles. (Romans 3:2) They painstakingly copied and recopied it  over and over. So where are these so-called errors?

Instead of respecting the Torah and other books of the Jewish Scriptures which are the same as the Old Testament in the Christian Bible, Islam created the Qu’ran in order to defend a religion that all but abandoned God’s plan of salvation which is that all who live by  faith  become a child of Abraham and inherit the blessings promised to Abraham’s children. What does it mean to live by faith? It means we believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died for the sins of the world. This is what the Holy Bible teaches.

Some of the false beliefs of Islam is they completely deny the deity of Jesus Christ. To them he was just a good man. A prophet just like Muhammad. They also deny that Jesus was ever crucified. They claim he faked his death by merely swooning on the cross. I have heard some Muslims say that Judas Iscariot, one of the’ 12 apostles who betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver, actually took Jesus’ place on the cross and died. Muslims also believe that Jesus whom they call Isa, will one day return and convert to Islam. This Isa will work with the Mahdi who is the Muslim savior to force all non Muslims to convert under threat of death. If this isn’t blasphemy, I don’t know what is!

 

To be continued….

What About Islam?

Islam, along with Judaism and Christianity believe they are descendants of Abraham. In the Qur’an, the Muslim’s holy book, God calls upon people to “follow the religion of Abraham” ( Qu’ran 3:95)  Unlike Christians and Jews, Islam follows the ancestral line of Ishmael who is the forefather of the Arab race. They believe it was Ishmael,  not Isaac, who was the child  of promise to come from the loins Abraham. Because many years had passed after God made this promise, and still no child, Sarah herself was getting old and her womb dead, she began to have serious doubts. Even Abraham’s faith began to waver a bit. Like most Christians, especially today, Sarah couldn’t wait for God’s timing. She mistakenly thought she could help God speed things up by telling Abraham to sleep with  Hagar, the Egyptian slave woman. Out of that union the illegitimate Ishmael was born. The Holy Bible tells us he was not the son God had promised Abraham. His birth was a result of disobedience on the part of both Sarah and Abraham. Genesis 16 tells us that Ishmael would be a wild man-a wild-assed man like a donkey. His hand would be against every man and every man’s hand would be against him. The meaning being that Ishmael would be hot tempered and warlike.  Soon, Hagar and Ismael would be thrown out of their tent at Sarah’s insistence where they ended up wandering in the Desert of Beersheba.  Sarah, at nearly age 90,  did indeed become pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, (he was 100 years of age) at the very time God had promised him. Later, Isaac would go on to have a son, Jacob, who in turn had 12 sons that became the ancestors of the 12 tribes of Israel. God began to be known as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  Ishmael is not even mentioned.  Judaism then flourished and from the Jews came Christianity. So, where does Islam fit in?

Islam was founded back in the 7th century. This is very late in Christian and Judaism history.  Although Muhammad was not the founder of Islam, he did much to reform it.  The Quran,  considered to be the sacred text of the Muslims, contains Muhammad’s teachings which he claimed was revealed to him from Allah by the angel Gabriel. Yet, there many problems with this religion. First of all, its foundation is flawed. Although they do believe in some of the writings in the Holy Bible, they have other beliefs which completely contradict what God’s Word says. They say that the Torah, the first 5 books of the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Bible, is so corrupted that the Qu’ran became necessary.

 

To be continued…….