Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?


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9aa51e4b447252291b959c696fb96539 400x400 Jeremiah Kaaya Pastor at Springs of Power Church, Teacher by professional
It is not true that Christians and Muslims do worship the same God/god. Having been a Muslim, I do believe I can be of help in this case as well. In reality, there is a lot good enough for us to understand that we don't worship the same God/god, for example:

1. In the book of Exodus 6:2-4, God appeared to Moses and told him (Moses) to call Him (God) by the name JEHOVAH and that He (God) appeared and was known to Moses' fore fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but by His name JEHOVAH, He was never known to them. The God of the Muslims is called Allah not JEHOVAH, neither can I call mine Allah because I don't know who Allah is and I have never been told to call Him (JEHOVAH) so. Some people say there is nothing much in a name, let me ask you to excuse me please; if you intend to call me and you mention another name, will I respond?

2. Secondly, the God of the Muslims rejoices at the death of those who don't believe in him, the God of the Christians is never happy at the death of those who do not believe in Him. Luke 15

3. Thirdly, the God of the Christians produces children, not by sexual means though, it is by His being God and over and above everything, the god of the Muslims on the other hand does not have children, he only has slaves.

4. Some of the practices of Muslims do clearly indicate they worship something very different from what the Christians do worship, e.g. they do believe that there are good demons which can even convert to Islam and bad ones that can't convert to Islam. To us Christians, all demons are to be done away with.

5. Muslims say of the children of Abraham, it was Ishmael to be sacrificed by Abraham, yet according to our holy Bible and which is the truth, it is very clear that it was Isaac the covenant son who was to be sacrificed. This is therefore very clear that we do not worship the same God.

6. The Muslim god is not defined in the scriptures any where, the God of the Christians is well defined in the scriptures, He is spirit and we were created in His image, we do not know what the Muslim god is, what is he? could someone explain.

7. When we tackle the topic of marriage, the Muslim god allows men to marry many women, the God of the Christians allows us to marry one till death does us apart. Matthew 19

In conclusion therefore, it can't be same God who keeps on conflicting with Himself, when He created the world, He said "let us" meaning He was in Agreement with Himself, how then all of a sadden can He contradict Himself in such proportions. The god of the Muslims; Allah, is far different from the GOD of the Christians in every sense of the meaning of the whole discussion. We Christians should never give false comfort to our brothers and sisters; the Muslims that we have ever worshiped the same god as theirs. 

God bless

October 29 2013 16 responses Remove Vote Share Report

Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The Muslim and Christian views of God have some similarities. Christians believe in one eternal God Who created the universe, and Muslims apply these attributes to Allah. Both view God as all-power...

July 01 2013 2 responses Remove Vote Share Report

Mini Barbara a Hanger
When comparing our Triune God with Allah we need to consider two points. 
First, Allah expects you to give your sons (plural) as a sacrifice for him. Second, our God gave His only (singular) begotten Son as a sacrifice for us.

I understand all Muslims do not believe in this Jihad mentality but they all worship the same Allah. They do not have a savior but their salvation is based upon their works and on their judgement day their judge will be Allah.

So when we meet a Muslim we need to show him or her our God's love and tell them what our God has done for us. That our God brings us joy, peace, love, kindness, patience and eternal security for all who believe in Him. And it's free.

June 24 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Don Fleming
I think the most important point in stating that the God of the Christian is different from the Muslim god is this this, the Christuan God is a triune God, one God displayed in three persons, Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
The Christian God has a son who died for the sins of the world, the Muslim god does not.

November 06 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Emilio 1992 Emo Tenorio Shomer
Good question the short answer would be which GOD or god?
Let's look at the Muslim statement of faith for answers where we both agree
There is but one true God (this is correct, we agree) and Allah is his name (this is incorrect disagreement, as he's a moon God one of 300 at the time).
And Muhammad is his messenger, Muhammad is the prophet of Allah (a god) 

 To have the proper context the Sira (prophets biography) and the Hadith (traditions words and actions) must be used with the Qur`an in Arabic.

The Bible is one third prophecy and is spread in and by love by it's believers. The Qur' an contains no provable prophecies and is spread by the sword and not much love from it's believers.

Consider charity when ever there is a need in the world, true God believers step forward to assist all people even unbelievers.
Muslims charity can only benefit other Muslims, they are forbidden to help infidels.

Isiah 46:10 I make known the end from the beginning a message from outside of time itself by the one true GOD.

November 06 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Mike Dumais
Apologists should understand Christianity has long held that it is the religion of logic.

The question itself "Do Christians and Muslims believe in the same god?" creates a Non sequitur (Latin for "it does not follow") in how it is asked. In formal logic, it is an argument in which its conclusion does not follow from its premises. In a non sequitur, the conclusion could be either true or false, but the argument is fallacious because there is a disconnection between the premise and the conclusion. 

It seems perfectly logical on the surface
The premise here being:
God is a supreme being, Allah is a supreme being
There can only be one god.
Allah = God.

While this appears true and logical the disconnection is that there is a propositional fallacy in that Muslims and Christians each have very different understandings of the nature, temperament, construct, attributes, character, interactions & etc. Of said supreme being. 

Further there is a semantical error; it fails to sufficiently distinguish between God and god.

Both understandings of the nature of the supreme being cannot be true. 
He is either 3 in 1 or not. 
Died on the Cross or not.
Rose from the dead or not. 
Freed us from sin or not.
Indwells believers as the Holy Spirit or not. 
Speaks to us through the Bible or not. 
Commands us to love all people or not.

Jesus continually makes a logical case, for example He says (ESV — Luke 10:16) "The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”

Conversely, sin is illogical.

October 01 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini marilyn pyse
Absolutely not. The muslim god is one such as baal and worshipping of the golden calf. There is no such god. Jehovah God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit is the only true triune God. Each have a definitive part in creation, redemption and restoration. I believe those gods created by men are led by the devil himself. He has been trying since the beginning of time to destroy God's plan.

October 01 2014 3 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Onyekachi Ekwueme
To admit that Jehovah and Allah are one and the same would mean God has double standard in name, program, purpose, commandment or code of conduct for believers, promise and practice.
The Christian God is still here with us I.e The Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ still reveals Himself to us in this present times, while my Muslim brethren admit that Muhammad their prophet of Allah has never appeared or revealed himself to any one since his death.
Muslims are still praying for prophet Muhammad for peace to be upon him, but Jesus Christ is The Prince Of Peace.
What a difference! Jehovah is Jehovah while Allah is Allah.

December 25 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Terrie Ensley Christ-centered counselor, licensed clinical social worker
The concept is confused from the beginning. There are not many gods, there is one God. 

The Triune God and Allah are not the same. The Triune God cannot also be Allah because, if so, he has different and conflicting characteristics and attributes. One of the attributes of the Triune God is that he is unchangeable. Therefore, even if Allah could be the Triune God; the Triune God could not be Allah. 

Christians worship the one true God, the Triune God of the Bible. There is no other God. Suggesting there is a God of the Muslims or God of the Buddhists is nonsensical. Non-christian religions worship nothing.

April 13 2015 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Lloyd Rowlands
One could equally ask whether Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons worship the same God as other Christians. Their respective concepts of God differ from that view held by most other branches of the Christian Faith....does this mean that they worship a different God? WE focus on differences in concepts and theology rather than accusing them of worshiping a different god.

Satan certainly believes in God (James 2:19) and he even believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (Luke 8:28). In fact Satan does not only believe these things, he KNOWS. In fact, Satan probably has 100% Biblically accurate theology.

To return to Islam....Islam, Jews and Christians (and Satan) all agree that there is but ONE GOD. The question is, is "Allah" simply the Arabic (and thus the Islamic) word for God? If so, how can they speak of God without using this word? Equally, how would we speak of God...if "God" was deemed to be an unacceptable term for God? As for me...When conversing with Muslims, I prefer to refer to God as "God", but I make it clear that the word for Allah in English is " God" and as we are conversing in English we should use the English word. I also make it clear that if I knew Arabic I would use their word for "God"

All that aside...the Quran categorically denies the crucifixion of Christ. In fact, the Quran denies that Jesus experienced death, but was taken alive to heaven (like Enoch or Elijah). And where there is no death there can be no resurrection. And where there is no death...there is no forgiveness of sins (Hebrews 9:22). And where there is no resurrection there is no justification (Romans 4:25).

August 21 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

In answer to your question, it is No! Muslims worship their own God. We as Christians, worship/serve the one true God. He is the only way to salvation, eternal life, and heaven, especially traveling the narrow road. No other way, but the true way.

October 29 2018 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini James Kraft 74 year old retired pipeline worker
Muslims have no savior. The bible says we are all sinners. That nothing we can do can save us. Our God sent His own son to pay the sin debt of every one who would believe He did it for them. John 3:16-18 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life. 

He did not send His son to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned, but he that believeth not, is condemned already.

John 6:40 And this is the will of Him who sent me, that all that seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.

When we trust Jesus as our savior we are sealed by the Holy Spirit and can never be cast out. John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the children of God, even to them that believe on His name.

First John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God that ye may know ye have eternal life.

No other God has a savior that died to pay our sin debt in full so we would not have to go to hell to pay for them. First John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world. But only those who believe it are saved. Only those who believe it are sealed by the Holy Spirit and have eternal life now. We do not have to wait until we die to find out of we were saved or not. We know it now. We have promises from God.

John 6:47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on me hath everlasting life. The minute we believe we are saved forever.

No religion can say that. No religion can save men. Our God saves sinners which we all are. We have to do nothing to be saved but believe. Religion says we have to do something to save ourselves. Our salvation is a free gift from God that we did nothing for. Religion can not save.

October 30 2018 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Open uri20160825 6966 rhyaou John Matthews Retired Professional Singer, Conductor and Seeker
Christians, Muslims and Jews are all considered Abrahamic religions. All sources of "God" are traced to the God of Abraham, "I Am."

How these different religions interpret their concept of God are very different. Each one believes they worship the one true God, who is the God of Abraham. 

The Jews are still waiting for their prophet; since the 7th century B.C.. The Muslims believe Muhammed was their prophet, tracing his origin to Ismael, the son of Abraham and founding Islam in the 7th century A.D. The Christians believe Jesus is the Son of God; in the early 1st century A.D.

The question is, do Christians and Muslims worship the same God? In essence, yes. But that's where all Abrahamic religions part ways. Same source, but very different paths. Jews and Muslims don't believe that Jesus was the Son of God. Muslims believe that Muhammed was a prophet of God, not his Son. Christians don't recognize Muhammed as God's prophet.

Of all Abrahamic religions, Christianity is the largest religion in the world, with Roman Catholics as the largest denomination. That is followed by the Muslims.

October 09 2017 5 responses Vote Up Share Report

Data Bruce Lyon Elder: Restoration Fellowship Assembly
In Arabic, the name for God is Allah which means that people in the Middle East and elsewhere who speak Arabic and are Christians will refer to God as Allah. However, when Muslims use the name of Allah, they are referring to Hibal the god they worship. A statue of Hibal, the god that Mohammed's family worshipped, is in the cubicle [Kaaba] that Muslims go to once a year at the sacred shrine of the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, toward which Muslims turn five times each day when performing the salat (daily ritual prayer). Investigations into the name 'Hibal' seem to show that it is an Arabic name given to the ancient god Baal. The god Muslims call Allah is not the same God that Abraham, Issac, and Jacob (Israel) worshipped. The name of their God is Yehovah. Yehovah the God of Abraham said that all nations would be blessed by "his seed" singular.

Note: Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He said not, and to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to your seed, who is the Messiah.

That "seed" the Messiah Jesus" is called the son of God [Yehovah] (Luke 1:35)

Muslims do not believe that their god Allah had a son and in fact consider that idea blasphemous, which is another reason their god is not the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

So the answer to the question: Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God? No, they do not!

November 20 2021 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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