Islam

Case against Islam - Muhammad is a False Prophet

Islam is a false revelation of God and godliness. So long as the Quran is around there will never be peace on earth. On this page I aim to lay out theological reasons as to why Islam is a deception.

 

The Quran is the “book of Islam” in which Muhammed lays out his ideas of how to please Allah and how to live. The Quran has over 30 versions (not translations) with 93,000 differences. The Quran re-tells many Biblical episodes but gets the details wrong. In order to account for this, Islam claims that the Bible became corrupted and that the Quran re-captures the original meanings. It’s well worth reading the Quran to see how fragmented and internally inconsistent it is. The truth contained in The Bible is that salvation in found in Jesus alone, through faith alone. The Bible is a collection of God-inspired writings by 40 authors over 1500 years demonstrating that in Jesus Christ, God became a perfect man whose death and resurrection would pay for our sins and open the door for any who believe in him to be made right with God. Six hundred years after the Bible was completed, a man, Muhammad, proclaimed a new way of gaining God’s favour through obeying a system of man-made rules known as Islam.

 

Christians and Muslims do not worship the same deity – the Christian God has a son called Jesus Christ. The Muslim Allah has

no son. Therefore they are different beings.

Concerning salvation, Islam says that our good works must outweigh our bad works to attain salvation. Works based salvation is a common thread in all heresies. This is a very low view of God to think that we can work our way into communion with him. According to The Bible it is also thinking of ourselves more highly than we ought to. God is from everlasting to everlasting, He is The Ancient of Days, He is Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty. Islam doesn't refute these claims about the nature of God on the surface. But, in stating that a person can work their way into communion with God they are assuming the kingdom of God is attainable by our own strength. In turn, not recognising the true nature of God. The Bible teaches that salvation is a gift from God received through faith. The Bible says that our good deeds are like filthy rags and that we can never please God in our own efforts. It is our faith that pleases God, faith in the salvation offered to us by Jesus Christ through his sacrificial death on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. The Quran explicitly states that Jesus Christ did not die for our sins.

Another way to attain salvation, under Islam, is to shed your blood for Jihad (Holy war). This is seen as a 'good work' but it is worth elaborating on here. The one who kills in the name of Islam is told in the Quran that their blood being shed will mean instant access to paradise. They are told that they will receive 72 virgins for their sacrifice. This clearly degrades the nature of this ideology. If one wants to amass virgins that can be achieved in this life, but not with any honour or righteousness. It is not the nature of the kingdom of God. Those who pursue that lifestyle will find that it never satisfies, and indeed will destroy their soul. The Bible tells us that fornicators will not inherit the kingdom of God. So, this desire is rebellious; and to use religion (godliness) as an excuse to be a murderer or a fornicating adulterer is detestable. We do not have to shed our own blood, or the blood of others, because Jesus has shed His blood on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. Jesus, has sealed the new covenant between God and humanity by the shedding of His blood. The Bible tells us that Jesus is the final sacrifice for all sin. 

 

Finally, regarding salvation, Islam provides no assurance. Whether followers of Islam have been very religious or not, they just have to hope that Allah will have mercy on them. They hope that their 'good' works will justify them before God, but they are offered no guarantee. Contrary to that, anyone can be justified through faith in Jesus Christ. Anyone who submits to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour has full assurance of their salvation and is made a new creation with a guaranteed inheritance of eternal life.

 

Salvation is a gift, revealed in Jesus upon the cross of Calvary. Reformed Christian doctrine is that our salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ, alone. The Bible teaches that we are justified before God through Faith in Jesus Christ. We must believe in Jesus and submit to Him as The Lord of the earth. Nothing we do will get us near to God accept for what Jesus has done.


Islam teaches that Muhammad was given his final revelation from an angel. The Bible tells us that Satan can come disguised as an angel of light. But it may be simply that Muhammed claimed that he was visited by an angel to give weight to his claims. Muhammed was clearly an effective military leader, and many of the ideas in Islam (such as gaining salvation through dying for the cause) lend themselves to rapid violent conquest, and so it may be that Muhammed used the idea of divine revelations to engender loyalty in his followers. Joseph Smith, the founder of mormonism, had a similar 'encounter' with an 'angel' in the 1800's. One thing that both cults agree on is the taking up of multiple wives. This appeals to the "lusts of the flesh" and so by means of this doctrine and its works-based system both Islam and Mormonism have accrued many followers. But truly, a man who desires the kingdom of God is willing to leave all desires of the flesh in pursuit of it. 

 

Islam contains half-truths in its doctrine which aids the deception. An example of this is that Allah is in one. This is true, God is one. But a deeper and fuller understanding is that God has revealed himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three persons in one being. If Allah is one, then many of the qualities ascribed to him in the Quran (eg ‘the merciful’) only make sense once humans have been created to whom mercy can be extended. Which in turn means that Allah is not self-sufficient. However, because God is three persons in one being, his eternal attributes (eg love) were in evidence before anything had been created. Allah is not the God of the bible.

 

The fruit of Islam is death, destruction, polygamy and war. The Quran teaches its followers to kill the infidel and the Jew. Islamic communities have a particular hatred towards the Jews and Israel. It is common in Islamic communities to link any lack of prosperity because they are not at war with the infidels and Jews. Islamic caliphate States continually slander Israel internally and internationally. Jesus warns his followers about false prophets as recorded in Matthew 7. "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.  You will recognise them by their fruits." Jesus also says, "And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray."

 

Islam warns its followers that anyone who leaves the religion must die. Muhammad wanted allegiance from his fighters and the same is true today. A common response within the muslim community following terrorist attacks is joy. Any violence towards the nation state of Israel is condoned and celebrated. As soon as Islam becomes the majority they will look to implement a caliphate and will use any means necessary to do so. This has been the case for 1400 years.

In conclusion, it is essential to understand the Islamic world view as it helps us to understand our position in Christ. Then we are able to compassionately disciple this community into the house of God. My prayer is that the muslim community in this nation, and beyond, would receive their salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. He is the Son of the living God, begotten of the Father, who lives and reigns forever more. Amen.

© 2020 by Joshua Sutcliffe. 

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