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Islam versus Christianity

Even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!
–Galatians 1:8

Is Islam just another way to worship God? Let me say this without any hesitation: Islam is a false religion that is based on a false book that was written by a false prophet.

Islam is a false religion. If you sincerely follow the tenets of Islam, then you will end up in hell when you die. Islam does not lead people to God. It leads people away from the true God.

Not only that, Islam is based on a false book. The Quran was written by Muhammad over a 20-year period. Not one single prophecy in the Quran has ever been fulfilled. Not one piece of archeological evidence can confirm anything in the Quran. It is a false book.

Islam is written by a false prophet. Muhammad was not a man of God. He was a warlord who beheaded 600 Jews because they wouldn’t follow him into battle. He had sex with little girls and then took them as his wives. Compare that to Jesus Christ. Can you imagine Jesus doing something like that? Jesus said it would be better for a person to have a millstone hung around his neck and be cast into the sea than to hurt a child (Matthew 18:6). That is why I say without any apology: Islam is a false religion that will lead you to hell. It is based on a false book that is a fraud. It is built on the writings of a false prophet who leads people away from the living God.

People say, “Pastor, that is such a hateful thing to say. Don’t you know you will turn Muslims off to Christianity if you deride their prophet and their holy book?” If you are genuinely concerned about the eternal destiny of Muslims, then you will tell them the truth about their religion. It is wrong. It is based on a fraud. There is only one way to God, and it is through God’s Son, Jesus Christ. That’s the most loving thing we could do for Muslims today.

People say, “Muslims and Christians worship the same God; we just call Him by different names.” No. The God of the Bible is not Allah of the Quran. The God of the Bible has a Son; His name is Jesus Christ who came and died for the sins of the world. Allah has no son. In Islam, Jesus is just a prophet. You cannot say you are worshipping the same God as Christians if the god you are worshipping has no Son named Jesus Christ. Here are some basic differences between Islam and Christianity. Christianity believes in the Trinity–Muslims don’t. Christians believe Jesus is God’s one and only Son–Muslims don’t. Christians believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith in Jesus Christ–Muslims don’t.

God loves Muslims just as much as He loves you and me. The most loving thing we can do for Muslims is to introduce them to the only way to eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Today’s devotion is excerpted from “The Rise of Radical Islam” by Dr. Robert Jeffress, 2015.

Scripture quotations are taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®, Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

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