As most of us know, much is happening in the Middle East and Africa. Terrorism is expanding. People are dying. Yet some want to argue that Allah and the Christian God, Yahweh, are the same. I recently wrote a brief message about this on Facebook:
A few years back I was taught at a Christian university that Allah is the same as Yahweh God because Allah means “god.” That’s like saying that Baal is the same as God because Baal means “master” or “lord.” Well, we know what happened to the prophets of Baal (refer to 1 Kings 18). Jesus Himself makes an excellent argument when people accuse Him of being the enemy:
Matthew 12:22-28: “22 Then a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute was brought to Jesus, and He healed him, so that the mute man spoke and saw. 23 All the crowds were amazed, and were saying, ‘This man cannot be the Son of David, can he?’ 24 But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, ‘This man casts out demons only by Beelzebul the ruler of the demons.’ 25 And knowing their thoughts Jesus said to them, ‘Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself will not stand. 26 If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand? 27 If I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? For this reason they will be your judges. 28 But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.”
What’s my point? If followers of Yahweh and followers of Allah are serving the same God, the kingdom of God would not last. Does God destroy Himself? Of course not!
Conclusion: Yahweh and Allah are not the same. To say that they are violates Scripture and calls God a liar since He cannot deny Himself. He cannot uplift the body of Christ and destroy it at the same time. To do so would be illogical.
I say all of this because I want believers (and unbelievers, too) to be discerning about what they are taught. When I heard my professor and classmates say that Allah and Yahweh God are the same, it made me pause. It even made me start to doubt my faith for a moment. But thank the Lord the truth was pointed out to me!
So to all of you I say, Do not doubt! Know who the Lord God is! Question everything you hear and test it with the truth of Scripture. Ask the Lord to lead you in truth and understanding, and He will.
May everything we say and do bring glory to our God who is the King of kings and Lord of lords!