Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?

Both the Bible and the Qur'an have a lot to say about helping the poor and vulnerable and they both have a lot to say about conquering and subjecting enemies. Muslims tend to do better at helping the poor and vulnerable while Christians excel at conquering and subjection (historica­lly, Muslims tended to treat conquered people very well).

As to whether both worship the same God: In a broad sense, of course they do; they both worship the God of Abraham. The Qur'an even sounds like the Old Testament prophetic books. As one narrows in focus, both religions have filtered their perception of God first through their Founder's cultures and down through history through various cultures as the religions spread. But then, if one focuses too narrowly, every believer recreates God in his/her own image: I've seen Baptists who claim that if you don't believe in a pre-tribul­ation "rapture," you're not worshiping the same God, they are, even if you claim to be Christian.
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