Because thats what we are taught growing up. Our churches teach/preach a lot of hate when it comes to Islam. I agree with you tho. Same God, different names - tho we are taught somewhat different things about Him in some ways.
The Bible does not correspond with the Koran the Muslims do not believe Jesus is God in the flash I believe Jesus was just a profit not God in the flash read the Bible that will scare the hell out of you
Supposedly. But things in the bible do not at all agree with some of the things in the Quran. For example, if God wrote the bible and the Quran, then why would the bible say that lust and adultery is wrong, while the Quran says that we will be rewarded with lust in the after life? That is one of the many things that contradict.
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I think most people probably understand that they both worship the God of Abraham. They pinched him from the Jews. The basic difference between the two religions is that Christians have established a mini-pantheon in which they have either three gods, or a single god with multiple-personality disorder.
Islam recognises Mohammed (pbuh) as a great prophet, and extends a similar honour to Jesus. Christians, on the other hand, have elevated their prophet to godhead. In that, they have much in common with the ancient civilisations who elevated their kings to god status.
It may be that the Hindus have a better take on it for they have written, "By whatever name you call me, it is I who will answer."
They don't want to believe it, that's why. Believers don't like it when you compare or say the same thing they worship is that of another religion. Christians believe Allah is a false god and vice versa. They don't want to understand that both of those gods are the same god.
Because Muslims generally use the Arabic word for God (which is Allah) because within the Islamic faith, the Arabic language is inextricably linked with the Qur'an. However, some hear the word "Allah" and think it is a name for a different god. They do not like or agree with Islamic teachings, so therefore it is easy for them to use this Arabic word for God as a reason to deny a connection -- even though Arabic-speaking Christians refer to their God as "Allah".
While many similarities exist between the descriptions of the God of the Bible and the attributes of Allah in the Qur'an, they ultimately present different gods, not two variations of the same God. Since this is the case, only one can be true or neither can be true. So due to these many clear differences, the God of the Bible and Allah of the Qur'an are two different gods. The Bible clearly teaches that the Lord is God (Deuteronomy 6:4-5) and that salvation is found only in Jesus Christ (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9). As Acts 4:12 well states, "And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." http://www.blogos.org/theologyapologetics/muslim-worship.php
Islam is really a modified version of Christianity. It's really no different then main stream Christianity and the Mormons. They worship the same God, but have a difference in opinion of how he is viewed, as well as the rules of worship. It's still the same Abrahamic God that the Jews worship, but modified to their own outlook.
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THE BIBLE references only "one" true God as well one true worship:
(Ephesians 4:4-6) “4?One body there is, and one spirit, even as YOU were called in the one hope to which YOU were called; 5?one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6?one God and Father of all [persons], who is over all and through all and in all.”
Christ Jesus is in full agreement with the "oneness" principle by stating:
(John 17:3) “3?This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.”
THE NAME of the Almighty with the greatest proof does indeed exist as Jehovah or Yahweh
:*** T-72 pp. 1-3 The Greatest Name ***
MILLIONS of men and women have lived on this earth and died. In most cases their names have died with them, and their remembrance has been forgotten. But some great names, such as Avicenna, Edison, Pasteur, Beethoven, Gandhi, and Newton, live on. These names are connected with the achievements, discoveries, and inventions of the people who bore them."
The god of muslim is not the GOD of Christians because, if these two believe in one same God, there are no conflicts when it comes to teaching. The god of muslim allowing them to have multiple wives while the GOd of Christians DOES not allowing his people to have multiple wives, see the difference? the teachings and the laws are the complete proof that their god is not OUR GOD.
I understand why you could think they are the same, Islam and Christianity (as well as Jewish Faith) have commonalities, and to an extent draw from the same religious background. But the god of Islam and the God of Christianity are not the same God, there is only One True God.
In other words, although they "seem" to have the same roots, only one way leads to God.
Hope I was helpful to you.
(PS, I'm Christian.)
(I posted this in the wrong space before, still new to Ask)