CONTRASTS BETWEEN ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY
In Sura 3:84, we read: :”Say: “We believe in God, and in what has been revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Isma'il, Isaac, Jacob, and the tribes, and in the books given to Moses, Jesus and the Prophets from their Lord: We make no distinction between one and another among them, and to God do we bow our will (in Islam.)”
Jesus spoke of false prophets who would come after him. He warned His followers of those who would come like wolves in sheep's clothing.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. (KJV)
The fruit of Muhammad is that one who ascribes to Islam, cannot be friends with the Jews and the Christians (Surah 5:54). Jesus taught His followers to pursue peace with others.
50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another. (KJV)
The Fruit of the teachings of Muhammad is a message of Jihad, a "holy war" agaisnt those who do not believe in the teachings of the Qur'an. This is a carnal mindset.
Adherants of Islam have multiple wives. This is a work of the flesh which serves to fulfill the lust of the eyes. As long as they are married, they believe they are not in Adultery. But the Biblical Truth is that God intends one woman for one man.
For a Muslim to say that they believe what God has revealed to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the tribes, and in the books given to Moses, Jesus, and the Prophets, is an out right lie.
Let's see what is in the Books given to Moses, Jesus, and the Prophets, concerning having one wife:
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
1 Tim 3:2
2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
1 Tim 3:12
12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. (KJV)
In Truth, the adherant of Islam doesn't really believe in the Bible, despite their claims to the contrary.
The fruit of Muhammad has resulted in a whitewashed acceptance of adultery and fornication. To have multiple wives is to seek to justify one's lust of the flesh.
Although the Muslim professes to serve only one god, and that they are not involved in idolatry, the Black stone in the Kaba is the object of great affection to those Muslims who make a pilgrimage to Mecca. They readily admit that it is a "sacred stone", and the majority of Muslims who circle the Kaba on thier pilgrimage seek to kiss the stone, or at the least, to touch it. This is in direct contradiction to the Bible:
1 Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.
In all fairness, I must say that Catholics are just as guilty as Muslims in this respect, but while they are a "branch" of Christianity, I do not believe the Catholic church to be a true representative of Christianity.
HATRED, WRATH, STRIFE, MURDERS ARE ALL THE FRUIT OF MUHAMMAD'S "GOSPEL".
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. (KJV)
SOME WORKS OF THE FLESH THAT THE QUR'AN TEACHES AND ENCOURAGES:
Surah 60:1 says:
O ye who believe! Take not My enemies and yours as friends (Or protectors), offering them your love, even though they have rejected the Truth that has come to you, and have (on the contrary) driven out the Prophet and yourselves (from your homes), (simply) because ye believe in God your Lord! If ye have come out to strive in My Way and to seek My Good Pleasure, (Take them not as friends), Holding secret converse of love (and friendship) with them: for I know full well all that ye conceal and all that ye reveal. And any of you that does this has strayed from the straight Path.
This passage is in direct contrast to what the Lord Jesus Christ Himself taught:
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
From the various suicide bombings we have heard of accross the world which were done in the "Name of Allah", we know that murder is a fruit of the Qur'anic teachings.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
THE QUR'AN DENIES THE DEATH, BURIAL AND RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST:
"That they [ the Jews] said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Apostle of God;" But they killed him not, nor crucified him, But so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts with no certain knowlegdge, but only conjecture to follow for ot a surety they killed him not:
158 Nay, God raised him up unto Himself, and God is Exalted in Power, Wise;"
The Death, Burial and resurrection is essential to the Christian Faith, and the Qur'an attaks that very doctrine.
1 Cor 15:12-33
12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
30 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.(KJV)
No wonder the Jinns thought the recital of the Qur'an was wonderful in their ears! If they can undermine the basic thread of the Hope of Salvation for Mankind, then they would assuredly rejoice.