I saw this headline while scrolling through my Twitter feed and nearly laughed out loud in the mall right then. Little, stupid statements like that can crack me up from time to time. But the more I thought about it, the more I began to realize that this, however bizzare it might seem to me, –because I know the answer– is a legitimate question that people wonder about.
One second-, this is a total tangent, but as I’m writing this, I’m sitting in the back seat of a car as my grandma is trying to drive to Chili’s. I’m reminded of a comedy bit by Tommy Blaze about those blasted one-way roads in Florida, (except this time I’m in LA, but it still applies). He’s like: “I see the place, it’s right there, but I can’t turn! So I make a loop around and try to pull into the building and it’s right there, but I still can’t turn! So, I’m in Orlando and have to reroute all the way back to Miami and try it all over again.”
Litterally passed up the restaurant three times already, got onto the highway and couldn’t turn around for 3 miles; turned around, headed back, passed the restaurant, and ended up on the highway again… Crazy.
Anyway, back to topic. Wait-, what was the topic… Ah, Muslims and Christians worshiping the same God. Well, let me first open by saying that any religion that preaches it is glorifying to God and will earn you heaven to kill hundreds and thousands of innocent people, does not honor or worship the God of the Bible. The God of the Christians is a God of love and the God of the Muslims is a God of hate.
Islam is a religion of stifling regulations and oppressive traditions. Those who convert to Christianity from Islam talk of the freedom and liberty of Christ. They say how easy it is to breath. There is no pressure of trying to work for your salvation and earn the love and reward of Christ.
Do you know how rediculous it sounds to a Christian for someone to be trying to earn God’s love? Do you know how logically flawed it is to try and earn God’s love? Love that can be earned is not love worth having. Respect is earned, love is not. But culture and tradition have convinced Muslims otherwise.
As much as I dislike stereotypes, the teachings of Islam have led to more innocent’s deaths than the teachings of Christianity. Even were I not a partial party for being a believer in Christ, more Muslims become radical and kill in their god’s name than in any other religion. Christians have not ever committed mass slaughter, as a religion, and not ever promoted it for any reason.
Any god that would demand that of his people is no god I serve or would ever want to. Allah, if he were a real god, is a god out of a video game: a god of hate, a god of the sword, and a god of war. I don’t know about you, but that sounds a lot more like Satan than it does like the Almighty Father.
The Bible is our instruction for life, the Qur’an is their mandate and law book. But the Bible says that we are no longer under the law but under grace. So, no. I don’t believe that Muslims and Christians serve the same God. What about you? Choose you this day, whom will you serve? God, or Allah, (the god of self and inner hate, the god of humanity and it’s evil, wicked heart)?
As a side note and second tangent: I sent a manuscript submission of my first “book” project to a publisher today. It’s an autobiographical telling of stories and answers to questions about my life on a bus. I would ask you all to be in prayer for the publisher to want to promote this project, and its success to kickstart my writing career.
As always, thanks for reading.
—the anonymous novelist