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Allah - 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 16:13.    


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 why.   


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.       


Asad's 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 Israel ! Worship God [alone], who is my Sustainer as well as your Sustainer."  Behold, whoever ascribes divinity to any being beside God, unto him will God deny paradise, and his goal shall be the fire; and such evildoers will have none to succour them!"


Ali's translation states that "they do blaspheme who say: "Allah is Christ the son of Mary."  But said Christ:" "O children of Israel ! Worship Allah my Lord and your Lord."  Whoever joins other gods with Allah, Allah will forbid him the garden and the Fire will be his abode.  There will for the wrong-doers be no one to help."  


According 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).         


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