About Jesus - Steve Sweetman
- Another God?
Bob Dylan's 1979
song entitled "You've Got To Serve Somebody" is relevant to
today's debate among certain Evangelical Christians.
The debate questions whether Christians and Muslims serve the same
god. If the god of Islam is
not the God of Christianity then Dylan's assertion applies.
You've got to serve someone, either Allah of Islam or the God and
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ of Christianity.
You cannot serve two gods, something Jesus Himself said in Luke
I am a Christian.
I serve the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who I
emphatically assert is not the god of Islam.
Those so-called Christians who include themselves in the
progressive movement called Chrislam believe that all religious paths lead
to the same god. This is why
they worship with Muslims. Such
worship is unbiblical, unquranical, nonsensical and illogical, and here's
I quote Surah 5:72
from both Muhammad Asad's and Yusuf Ali's translation of the Quran (Surah
- a chapter in the Quran). Both
men have been considered credible scholars of Islam and the Quran by
Muslims. I quote only one
verse from the Quran but it makes a fundamental point that those in this
present unification movement illogically ignore.
translation is as follows. "Indeed,
the truth deny they who say, "Behold, God is the Christ, son of
Mary" - seeing that the Christ [himself] said, "O children of
translation states that "they do blaspheme who say: "Allah is
Christ the son of Mary." But
said Christ:" "O children of
to Surah 5:72 Jesus was not divine and He never claimed to be divine.
Those who believe He was divine will burn in the fires of hell.
This is in direct opposition to the Bible's assertion that Jesus
while on earth was God in a human body (John 1:1 to 18 and elsewhere).
Based on the testimony of both the Quran and the Bible both Muslims
and Christians who join in worship thinking they serve the same god depart
from the teaching of their holy book.
They are in fact apostate Muslims and apostate Christians.
The Bible and the Quran have undeniable differences concerning the
Deity of Christ. To say that
Christians and Muslims serve the same god is thus unbiblical and
unquranical. It's simply
illogical. Those Christians
who say differently serve another god.
Bob Dylan, but even more so Jesus, was right.
You've got to serve somebody, and in this case, it's either Allah
of Islam or the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ of Christianity.
You cannot serve two gods (Luke 16:13).