Do We Pray To The Same G-d?

It is being screamed at us from pulpits in Churches and Synagogues that Judaism, Christianity and Islam all worship the same G-d.  But do we really?

How many times have you heard it said “we all pray to the same god?” These days we are hearing this from a growing number of people. To some degree one can excuse the average person from espousing such a viewpoint, as most people have not read the Bible and are not well schooled in matters of theology or eschatology.

However, what’s troubling is that in recent years a growing number of religious leaders are promoting this view. Such a statement strongly suggests the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who Christians and Jews believe in, is the same as Allah, who Muslims believe in. One doesn’t have to look very far to discover why this view is problematic.

The “Shahada,” which is the statement of faith for the followers of Allah, reads, “there is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet.” This statement clearly differentiates Allah from any other “god.”

For Christians and Jews no city is more holy than Jerusalem. Mohammed showed reverence for Jerusalem when he was trying to convert the Banu Qurayza Jews to follow Allah. Yet after failing in his conversion effort, he turned his back toward Jerusalem, and never again faced it when praying. Eventually, after breaking a treaty with them to which he was party, he massacred approximately 900 of them in 627 AD.

The Quran, which is the holy book of Allah’s followers, says “the religion in the sight of Allah is Islam.” As this makes it clear a believer in Allah must follow Islam, one might ask if other religions are tolerated. According to the Quran, “if anyone desires a religion other than Islam, never will it be accepted…” So much for Islam’s tolerance of other religions.

The Quran also is highly critical of Christians and Jews. Some quotes include: “Jews and Christians are evil-livers,” “Evil is the handwork of rabbis and priests,” “Don’t take Jews or Christians for friends. If you do Allah will consider you to be one of them.”

Fundamental values for Christians and Jews include forgiveness, in addition to prohibitions against lying, adultery, and murder. Fundamental values for Allah’s followers sanction judgment (fatwa,) lying (taqiyya,) men having multiple wives, and murder/suicide (martyrdom.)

While anyone is free to leave Christianity or Judaism, if a Muslim leaves the faith, or criticizes Allah, a fatwa is issued for their execution.

These distinctions make it clear Allah is a separate deity, with fundamentally different values, and has nothing in common with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Moreover, Allah has disdain for any religion other than Islam, and is highly critical of Christians and Jews.

In spite of these clear distinctions, prominent Christian pastors of American mega churches such as Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in California, and Bill Hybals of Willow Creek Church in Illinois, would have you believe we all pray to the same god.

In fact, this growing sentiment has become the cornerstone of a movement called the “Emergent Church.” The movement is promoting common bonds and shared values between Christians, Jews and Muslims. The buzz term for the movement is “Chrislam.” Christian Pastors, Jewish rabbis and Muslim imams are breaking bread and worshiping together in an effort to bring naive believers under the “one G-d” umbrella.

As most people are not familiar with the theology and eschatology of Christianity, Judaism or Islam, one might excuse their ignorance. However, all pastors and rabbis are required to attend theological institutions where the Bible is taught. Thus, they should be well versed in its fundamental values, theology and eschatology.

They should also understand that Judaism and Christianity have much more in common with each other than either have with Islam. For example, the Hebrew and Christian Bibles are often published in the same book. Yet have you ever seen the Quran and either Bible under one cover?

Religious leaders have a responsibility to uphold the fundamental tenants of the faith they practice. Yet we have leaders such as Rick Warren and Bill Hybals attempting to dilute these very principles; this plays directly into the hands of those who wish to promote the destruction of the United States, and other Western countries.

This is precisely what Muslims are hoping for, because Islam’s goal is world dominance. Europe is already being taken over. It seems if leaders such as Warren and Hybals have their way, the day will not be far off when Christians and Jews will look around and wonder where their religious freedom went. They’ll also wonder why they see only mosques where churches and synagogues once were.

When this happens, there will only be one god left to pray to, and it will not be the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Source

Exodus 20:2

I am the LORD thy G-d, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of
the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
אָנֹכִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אֲשֶׁר הוֹצֵאתִיךָ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם מִבֵּית
עֲבָדִים:  לֹא-יִהְיֶה לְךָ אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים, עַל-פָּנָי.

A very clear statement.  Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.  By his very nature, Allah is a god before and not the Most Holy.  A direct contradiction of Exodus.  A direct contradiction of G-d’s word.

Islam is not the same as Judaism, as Christianity.  It is very different and should not be considered the same or part of the Judeo-Christian tradition.  If you are in a church, a synagogue that preaches this doctrine, ask yourself this:

Is this true to my faith, my beliefs, the Bible, Talmud, etc…

If not, run do not walk out the door and find yourself a church, a synagogue that does not teach this lie.

 

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  • I can’t imagine that non-jihadist Muslims have an ounce of respect for Christian and Jewish places of worship spouting the lie “We all worship the same God.”

    And for fundamentalist Muslims, this apostasy just makes them believe even more strongly that Islam is destined to dominate the world.

  • Richardsday

    Hello Maggie –
    Keep the alarms sounding! Shame on any Christian who equates Jesus with Allah, especially a pastor who should know better.
    This links describes some of the substantial differences between Jehovah and Allah.
    http://www.jlwilliams.org/bpfl/studyguides/answertoislam_1.pdf

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  • Findalis … Your statement, “These distinctions make it clear Allah is a separate deity …” is true, but only in part. I say, Allah is not a deity. There is only one deity and this so called Muslim God is not even real. He is only the rantings of a mad man. God is love. The word love is not even in the Quran. Neither God or the Holy Spirit had any part in writing the Quran.

    I question any Christian leader’s salvation if they say we worship the same God.

  • I have encountered the Rick Warren Purpose Driven mess before – it’s like the Borg Cube coming to assimilate your old-time religion church.

    I would also note that Rick Warren is in the Council on Foreign Relations and on their religious advisory board, just like Imam Rauf of Ground Zero Mosque fame. Also on that board is Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention. Saddleback Church is a SBC church, by the way. I’ve noticed a major progression of New Age ideas and literature coming into the Southern Baptists lately.

    This is all as prophesied – the antichrist will have a one world religion. Remember what it says in Peter – test the spirits – the true one confesses that Jesus Christ came in the flesh.

    • Mess is right, and we have one for sure. That Rick Warren is full of it.
      Southern Baptist, Methodist, you name it – all confused as to who and what anything is? Purpose Driven right to Hell and not coming back. New age my hind foot, old as time itself. Their god is little “g” (powerless counterfeit evil spirit – Satanic)

      This is a good post, hopefully people will read it and see that this is truth, not the BIG LIE the Obamanation is putting out.

      Thanks Maggie, and for all the ones here that are true believers, in Christ. God Bless you ALL and our Country.

  • Carol

    I pray faithfully. but some people think that Islam is more dominate religion because they have a strong faith but as they say we have one God

  • “Chrislam” – how very evil is that!!!! My dumb brother said the exact same thing to me this past week and his ignorant wife, adding a smart ass comment or three! Telling me I was messed up by listening to the wrong news sources, etc. They can have their Usurper Muslim that is in the White House, anoint him with oil, kiss his nasty feet for all I care. (BHO prays with Muslims on his rag rug in the White House, has done away with the World Day of Prayer) Some people are so stupid, they have their head so far up their butt surgery is needed to cut a window out of their rib cage for them to see out. The disease for that is called: “Optio-rectitus” or “analvision”
    (piss ants)for short

  • Sadie

    A reader’s comment found somewhere on the web.

    Heaviest Element Yet Known to Science: (Gv)

    Lawrence Livermore Laboratories has discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (Gv) , has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons , which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into
    contact. A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second, to take from 4 days to 4 years to complete. Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2- 6 years. It does not decay,but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium’s mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons,forming isodopes.