Rather than panicking and being fearful, God’s people are drawn heavenward in their gaze, realizing that these signs are a part of the groaning of the creation and are the sound of the footsteps of Jesus.
Jesus or Muhammad: A Question of Assurance (314 pages)
Two people have radically influenced the world: Jesus and Muhammad. One name invokes some people to love their enemies. The other name invokes some people to hate those who insult that name. However, movements in the West with varying agendas, infatuated with words like “co-exist,” “tolerance,” and “inclusivism,” shove all the key differences between faiths under a rug without any discussion over them. Yet History and Experience tell us that it is good to freely talk about differences in order to understand each other’s faith.
Steven Masood examines how followers of Jesus and followers of Muhammad use different dictionaries for the definition of peace, love, grace, and mercy. He delves into the Bible and the Qur’an, investigating how both present the creation and the patriarchs. While the Bible stops with Jesus and his disciples, the Qur’an brings Muhammad on the scene. Masood deals sensitively with questions like:
- Is the Qur’an the continuation of the Bible?
- Did Jesus promise the coming of Muhammad?
- Is Jesus or Muhammad the “final messenger” with the authority of assurance from God?
- What guidance was promised to Adam, to restore him and his progeny to God?
- If Jews, Christians, and Muslims believe in the same God, why the different messages?
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Muslims claim that the God of the Bible and Allah of the Qur’an are the same. However, we find that the God of the Bible and Allah of the Qur’an are not the same.
1. Because of the nature and attributes of God. 2. Different messages for the last days.
Why does Islam have two contradictory faces? Some see Islam as using radical means to subdue non-Muslims. Others claim Islam means peace. Some view Islam as just a faith only, others consider it a faith combined with a political ideology. This video explores the Qur'an and Muhammad's teachings to find why such a contrast exists.
Islam and Christianity both claim to be revealed and historical faiths. Both claim that the purpose of our lives is to 'surrender to God's will'. The question is what is God's will and is it through the message of Jesus or of Muhammad we are accepted as those who have surrendered themselves to God? Steven Masood gives a Biblical perspective.