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Islam is one of the world’s fastest growing religions. It is estimated that there are 2 billion followers of Islam, (Muslims) worldwide and that there are close to 6 million converts in the U.S. I’ve listed for you some of the main differences between Islam and Christianity. (1) Christians believe God’s will is revealed in the Bible, while Muslim’s believe it’s revealed through the Qu’ran. The Islamic Holy book was said to be given through one person - the prophet Mohammad. One of the reasons God, in His wisdom, used different people to write the Bible was to give it credibility. When a number of people given similar testimony it lends reliability to a document, but when you must depend on one person who says he’s the only one that God spoke to, without anyone else’s verification, it can be very suspicious. (2) Muslim’s are forbidden to try to persuade people to become a part of the Islamic faith. Christians on the other hand are commissioned by God to help others learn of God’s love and to become a part of the Christian family. This commission can be dangerous. Do you remember Dayna Curry & Heather Mercer, who were imprisoned in Afghanistan? Why were they jailed? For trying to convince others of the love of Jesus. (3 )Muslim’s believe they receive salvation by rigidly doing good works for Allah (God) where Christians believe that they cannot earn salvation but is given by God as a free gift.

And herein lies the greatest difference between the two beliefs: how salvation is obtained. The Muslim’s believe that Mohammed was given God’s will and therefore he is to be revered and salvation comes by doing what He says. Jesus Christ is referred to in the Qu’ran but only as a good teacher, a prophet, and the Qur’an denies that Jesus died on the cross or resurrected from the grave.

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