God On The Net
Note about the 'Nation of Islam' ('Black Muslims')
The meaning of the word 'Islam'
Chapters in the Koran are called Suras.
"Aren't Jehovah of the Bible and Allah of the Koran the same God?"
DON'T BE MISLED: The Koran gives the impression that Jehovah of the Bible and Allah of the Koran are one and the same, that "Allah" is simply another name for "Jehovah". Moslems sometimes point out -- truthfully -- that Christian translations of the Bible into Arabic refer to the God of the Bible as "Allah"
"Allah" is the Arabic word for "God". Jewish and Christian translations have to refer to the God of the Bible as "Allah" because there is no other word in Arabic.
The Koran claims that the angel Gabriel wrote down the words of the Koran and gave them to Mohammed.
Paul's gospel is simple: Jesus Christ was crucified, dead,
and buried. The third day He arose from the dead. He ascended into
heaven. He is Lord, God, and our one and only Savior. He will come
again in glory to judge the living and the dead and He will directly rule the
John 3:16-18  "For
God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes
in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his
Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe
stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one
and only Son.
Islam and the Koran deny the crucifixion of Jesus.
The New Testament clearly and repeatedly says (in the words of the Apostles' Creed) that Jesus Christ was crucified, dead, and buried. The third day He arose from the dead . (Also see all four Gospels.)
1 Corinthians 15:3-8 "  For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,  that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,  and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.  After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.  Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles,  and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born."
Koran Sura (Chapter) 4 verse 157 "But they killed him [Christ] not nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them. They killed him not. Nay, God raised him up unto himself."
The Koran expressly says that Christ was neither crucified nor killed by some other means. God raised him directly up into Heaven, (as He did with Elijah). The Koran claims that God participated in a fraud or delusion on the witnesses.
The New Testament says that Jesus is Lord and God:
John 10:30 "I and the Father are one."
John 10:24-25  The Jews gathered around him, saying, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly."  Jesus answered, "I did tell you, but you do not believe."
John 14:9 "... Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. ..."
Koran Sura 5 verse 78 "Christ, the Son of Mary, was no more than an apostle."
Koran Sura 5 verse 75 "They do blaspheme who say God is Christ, the Son of Mary."
Koran Sura 5:72-73  Certainly they disbelieve 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.  They disbelieved who say: Allah is one of three (in a Trinity): for there is no god except One God. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous chastisement will befall the disbelievers among them.
This is a common claim of religions such as Islam, Mormonism, and Roman Catholicism: "We believe and study the Bible."
There is something very important to realize in this discussion: The average person who considers himself Protestant really isn't very knowledgeable about what mainstream Protestant Christianity or his particular denomination actually teaches. In the same way, the average Moslem, Mormon, and Roman Catholic doesn't really know the specific teachings of his religion either! Oftentimes, an individual saying "We accept the Bible" honestly believes he is saying the truth and honestly believes that he is correctly presenting his religion's position.
However, the truth is that when you examine the beliefs and doctrines of Mormonism, Islam, and Roman Catholicism they all have one thing in common: They add doctrines that contradict the Bible, usually claiming they "have been led by the Holy Spirit" or by "an angel of God."
Islam and Christianity agree that the original Bible (including the New Testament), is correct, i.e., the Scriptures as revealed to God's prophets by the Holy Spirit. (Roman Catholicism claim that the Apocrypha are also scripture; Protestantism and Judaism deny this.)
The dispute is that Christians believe that the original Bible (Old and New Testaments) has come down to us essentially as written and reveals all that is necessary to be saved. If that is true, then there was no need for God to give any additional information, and hence, Mohammed is a false prophet. On the other hand, Islam teaches and Moslems believe that the text of the original Bible has been severely distorted, mainly for political reasons, and that therefore, it was necessary for God to send another prophet, Mohammed, to correct the errors.
Hence, although Moslems claim to believe in the Bible, what they mean is "We believe in those portions of the Bible that agree with the Koran, but we consider anything that conflicts with the Koran to be a copyist's error or distortion and not the word of God."
CHECK IT OUT FOR YOURSELF
Feel free to not just blindly accept the claim that the Koran conflicts with the Bible. Feel free to check it out for yourself: THAT'S WHAT I DID. I didn't just reject the Koran, the Book of Mormon, and Roman Catholic teachings because some preacher said they were false -- I CHECKED THEM OUT. Look up the Suras and verses yourself:
Muslim Students Association of Oregon State University
But remember! Unlike the Bible, Koran Sura and verse numbers vary a bit from one translation to another.
Although, for reasons stated above, I believe that Islam is not the one true religion I do not want to encourage false beliefs about the teachings of Islam.
In the United States, a religion has arisen that goes by the name "Nation of Islam", or Black Muslims. Its most widely known advocate is Minister Louis Farrakhan, who organized the "Million Man March" in the mid-1990's.
This religion claims that Elijah Mohammed, who lived in the mid-1900's, was a prophet of Allah. The Nation of Islam is not Islam. Elijah Muhammad taught: (a) there is no life after death, (b) there is no Hell, (c) there is no physical resurrection after physical death, and (d) Allah came to earth as a man in the person of W. Fard Muhammad.
To anyone who believes in the Koran and the teachings of Mohammed, prophet of Allah, these teachings are blasphemy. See Abusing the word "Islam".
(c) 1998, 2001 by Rick Reinckens