The Gospel According to Islam
September 24, 2007 8 Comments
This (Pulpit Magazine » Blog Archive » The Gospel According to Islam) is a very good article on the differences between Christianity and Islam. It points out that both cannot be true. It says
“Clearly, Islam and Christianity are mutually exclusive. Both claim to be the only true way to God, but both cannot be right. There is no atonement in Islam, no forgiveness, no savior, and no assurance of eternal life. The gospel of Jesus Christ is a message of hope; Islam is a religion of hopelessness.”
This brief list of distinctions is powerful. How can people say that these two religions are related? How can Christians insist on being tolerant of something that is completely opposed to Christianity. We as Christians need to understand that those in the Islamic religion are not on another path to God, they are on a path to Hell. They are lost. We need to recognize and attempt to share the Gospel with them. Showing love to them does not mean that we have to accept their religion as equal to ours, it means that we must reach out to them as we would any group of lost people.
We as Christians need to stand firm on Jesus and His teachings. We need to be uncompromising when it comes to the Gospel. We cannot be afraid that we will be labeled (and we will be labeled) by non believers as being too harsh or unloving or any number of other things. God calls us to take a stand for Him….will we be obedient?