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A Special Topic CoursePresented by: Austin Boydwww.IslamicStateOfAmerica.com

Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This Lesson 2: Do We Worship the Same God? Are All Muslims the Same?

Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This

Do We Worship the Same God? Are All Muslims the Same?

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Lesson 1 ReviewThis course is presented for your useShare it with othersTake it to your civic organization, your church, or your schoolWhy this course?The evil of Islamic terror is at our doorstep and we must address it head on. We cannot retreat from this terror in fearWe must understand Islam, its history, its implications in the modern world, and its multiple facetsWe cannot build relationships with Muslims if we do not understand IslamWhy now?Islamic terror threatens our countryIslamists seek to overthrow our form of government through insidious means, using our liberties against usGod is moving powerfully in the Muslim world. We should join Him!2

Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This

Do We Worship the Same God? Are All Muslims the Same?

Do We Worship the Same God?An understanding of Islam first requires that you clearly distinguish between Allah, the god of Islam and Yahweh, the God of the Bible.They are NOT the sameChristianity and Islam are both Abrahamic Covenant religions, but Islam is a devious, insidious, and dangerous distortion of Gods truth as revealed in the BibleBeware of universalist belief that we are all pursuing the same god, along different paths. Note that:Islam states that the modern Bible is corrupt and is inferior to the Qur'anIslam denies that Jesus is the divine Son of GodAccording to Islam, Jesus cannot atone for mans sinsIslam denies Jesus death on the cross and denies His resurrection Islam denies that Jesus is a mediator between God and man. Islam states that a belief in the doctrine of the Trinity is the worst of sins3

Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This

Do We Worship the Same God? Are All Muslims the Same?

4https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHvdixOtV4cVideo: Christian College Suspends Hijab-Wearing Professor Over Islam Comments

Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This

Do We Worship the Same God? Are All Muslims the Same?

Is Allah the God of the Bible?QuranAllah is only one god. Far be it from his glory to have a son. (Surah 4:171)They indeed disbelieve who say: Surely Allahhe is the Messiah, son of Mary.(Surah 5:17)They commit blasphemy who say that God is one of three in a trinity. (Surah 5:73)They killed him not (Jesus), nor did they cause his death on the cross, but he was made to appear to them as such They killed him not for certain. (Surah 4:157)BibleDear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. (1 John 4:1-3, On denying the incarnation)

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Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This

Do We Worship the Same God? Are All Muslims the Same?

Gods WordA household divided against itself will not stand. Matthew 12:22-28Islam condemns the fundamentals of our Christian faith. It cannot be a path to salvation as we understand Gods word. Allah cannot be the God of the Bible.Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichristdenying the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.1 John 2:22Islam denies the divinity, Lordship, and atoning grace of Jesus Christ. Without Jesus, we will die unforgiven and destined for judgmentBut even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under Gods curse.Galatians 1:8The Quran wrongly declares that it is the final and authoritative word of God

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Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This

Do We Worship the Same God? Are All Muslims the Same?

Where We AgreeThere is one Almighty God who created Heaven and EarthGod gave us commands and laws and will judge us at the Last DayHuman beings are sinful and need Gods mercy and forgivenessJesus was miraculously born of a virgin mother named Mary who heard from an angelJesus is the Word of God. During his life he healed the sick, raised the dead. He is an infallible prophet.The Torah, the Psalms (Zabur), and New Testament (Injil) were, in their original manuscripts, the verbally inspired word of God1.6 billion Muslims, 52 Muslim majority nations, 40 Muslim minority nations, hundreds of distinct ethnic groups87% Sunni, 13% Shia, several recognized schools of Islamic jurisprudenceIslamic fundamentalism and Islamic-inspired terror activity is on the rise at the same time that many voices in the Islamic world call for an interpretation of Islam that calls for peaceful relations with non-Muslims7

Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This

Do We Worship the Same God? Are All Muslims the Same?

Where We DisagreeThe One God is revealed in Scripture to be Triune (God, Father, Holy Spirit)Jesus Christ, the Word of God, is with God and is GodJesus is the Son of God, the Messiah predicted in Jewish scriptureJesus died on the cross and rose from the dead. His death atones for our sin.The biblical manuscripts are sufficiently reliable, and the Bible that we read today is trustworthy. It is the inspired, authoritative and infallible Word of God.The Jihadists and many leaders within the fundamentalist movement want a reestablishment of the historic Caliphate, spanning from Spain to IndonesiaIslam is both religion and state. Islamic countries under Shariah rule are theocracies, and democracy cannot coexist with Islam in a strictly Islamist state6-8 million Muslims a year are coming to Christ through visions and dreams8

Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This

Do We Worship the Same God? Are All Muslims the Same?

A Biblical Approach to MuslimsBe faithful to Gods truth the whole Truth. Do not compromise Scripture just to get alongBe Jesus-centered in our interactions with MuslimsBe truthful and gracious in our words and witnessBe wise in our words and witnessBe respectful and bold in our witnessBe prudent in an electronically-connected world. Not everything you find on the Internet is true. Confirm everything you read through reliable sources.Be persistent in our call for religious freedomBe peaceable and uncompromising in our dialogueBe loving toward our neighbors and our enemiesDifferentiate between the roles of the church and the state

9Source: Grace and Truth: Toward Christ-like Relationships with Muslims, Rick Love, 2009

Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This

Do We Worship the Same God? Are All Muslims the Same?

Muslim Distribution Worldwide10

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Islam_by_country.png

Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This

Do We Worship the Same God? Are All Muslims the Same?

Muslim Distribution in the Middle East

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Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This

Do We Worship the Same God? Are All Muslims the Same?

12All Muslims Are Not the SameSecularistsReject Islam as a guiding force in their livesModernistsWest is best approach to IslamTraditionalistsIslam as a source and treasure to be wisely adapted to the modern worldFundamentalistsLiteralists who strive to obey the Quran and Hadith, while ignoring or rejecting many of the classical traditions of IslamJihadistsMilitant Muslims to espouse violence to force all peoples under Sharia law. Any Muslims who resist are apostate and even violence is warranted to coerce their submissionSecularistsModernistsTraditionalistsFundamentalistsJihadists1.6B Muslims worldwide10% identify with jihadistsIslamists > 50% (Pew Research Center)

Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This

Do We Worship the Same God? Are All Muslims the Same?

Secular IslamSt. Petersburg Declaration, 5 Apr 2007, from the Institution for Secularization of Islamist Society (ISIS)We are secular Muslims, and secular persons of Muslim societies. We are believers, doubters, and unbelievers, brought together by a great struggle, not between the West and Islam, but between the free and the unfree.We say to Muslim believers: there is a noble future for Islam as a personal faith, not a political doctrine; to Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Baha'is, and all members of non-Muslim faith communities: we stand with you as free and equal citizens.Before any of us is a member of the Umma, the Body of Christ, or the Chosen People, we are all members of the community of conscience, the people who must choose for themselves.

Source: http://www.centerforinquiry.net/isis13

Understanding Islam: For Such A Time As This

Do We Worship the Same God? Are All Muslims the Same?

Modernist IslamIslamic ModernismA re-interpretation of Islam to fit in with the modern world. Egypt, Turkey, and India are influenced by Islamic modernist ideasModernist Islamic scholars re-discovered the role of Islamic philosophical principles, and affirmed that revealed knowledge and individually-sought rational knowledge could co-exist. Thus, they sanction