The Islamic gospel about Jesus has flaws and its scattered pieces do not fit in the picture frame the Bible has. Jesus is not coming back to establish a united state of Islam for Muslims, but he is coming for those who are his and to establish the new heaven, the new earth, and the new Jerusalem (Revelation 21).
The traditions of Islam teach that during the month of Fasting, God gives Muslims a chance to double their reward giving them more favorable chance to get into paradise. In Muslims thinking Salvation is based on works, and there is still no guarantee. If a Muslim is asked of the assurance, the answer usually is: ‘Inshallah’ meaning ‘if Allah wills.’ What should we as believers in Christ may do for Muslims? You may also like to read a deeper article with a Biblical perspective on this subject here: https://jesustomuslims.org/reach-out/articles/fasting-jesus-way
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.