8 Question 3

I just read this quote from a famous sports figure, “I know there is a God.  I call him Allah; some call him Jesus or something else.”  Many are confused about this and think that Allah and the Lord God Jehovah are the same, but are just different names that people of different cultures use.  Is this true?  It is absolutely not true!!!  Let’s let the Koran speak for itself to see if Allah and Jehovah are the same.  Let’s see if Allah is the God of the Bible.

In the surah, or chapter, called “The Believers”, which is chapter 23, and verse 91, the Koran says, “Never did Allah take to Himself a son, and never was there with him any (other) god– in that case would each god have certainly taken away what he created, and some of them would certainly have overpowered others; glory be to Allah above what they describe!”

What does the Bible say?  Psalms 2:6-7 says, “Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.   I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.”  Even that most beloved verse, John 3:16, assures us that God, indeed, has a son.  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  From the teaching of Allah not having a son, we can see that Allah is not the God of the Bible.

According to the Koran, Jesus, the Messiah, is not the Son of God, but just a prophet.  In the chapter called “The Women”, which is chapter 4, and verse 171, it says, “O followers of the Book! do not exceed the limits in your religion, and do not speak (lies) against Allah, but (speak) the truth; the Messiah, Isa son of Marium is only an apostle of Allah and His Word which He communicated to Marium and a spirit from Him.”

This tells us that, according to Allah, that the Messiah is only an apostle.  This certainly denies the deity of the Lord Jesus.  The Lord Jesus Himself declared that He was God.  John 5:18 says, “Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.”  Again in John 10:30-33 we see that the Lord Jesus claimed equality with God, His Father.  It says, “I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.”

Now I’ll read the rest of the Koran’s chapter 4, verse 171.  It says, “believe therefore in Allah and His apostles, and say not, Three. Desist, it is better for you; Allah is only one God; far be It from His glory that He should have a son, whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth is His, and Allah is sufficient for a Protector.”  Did you notice how in the reading of the Koran, it said, “and say not, Three.”  That is in clear reference to the trinity.  It says not to say that Allah is three.  In chapter 5 and verse 73 of the Koran it also says, “Certainly they disbelieve who say: Surely Allah is the third (person) of the three; and there is no god but the one God, and if they desist not from what they say, a painful chastisement shall befall those among them who disbelieve.”   The Bible is so clear about this.  We learn in the Bible that God exists in the person of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit…and these three are one.  While the word, trinity is not found in the Bible, the teaching is definitely there.  While there are many references to the Lord as a triune God, let’s look at just a couple of them.  Matthew 3:16-17 – “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”  Here we have the Lord Jesus immediately after his baptism by John the Baptist.  The Spirit of God, or the Holy Spirit, descends upon Him, and the voice of the Father is heard declaring His pleasure in His son.  The trinity is well expressed here, plus the thought that the Father has a son.  One more reference should be sufficient.  The Lord Jesus, speaking to His disciples in John 14:16-17 says, “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”  Here we have the Son, speaking of the Father and the Spirit.”  So, with his denial of the trinity, we can see that Allah is not the God of the Bible.  And with his denial of Jesus being the true son of God, and not just an apostle, we can see again that Allah is not the God of the Bible.

In the Koran, chapter three, called the Family of Imran, and verse 148, it says, “So Allah gave them the reward of this world and better reward of the hereafter and Allah loves those who do good (to others).”

This shows us a god who loves those who are good.  Romans 3:12 tells us that this good man does not exist: “They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”  Again, we can see that Allah is not the God of the Bible.

In the Koran, chapter 4, verse 157, we read, “And their saying: Surely we have killed the Messiah, Isa son of Marium, the apostle of Allah; and they did not kill him nor did they crucify him, but it appeared to them so (like Isa) and most surely those who differ therein are only in a doubt about it; they have no knowledge respecting it, but only follow a conjecture, and they killed him not for sure.”  So, here we see that according to Muhammad, the writer of the Koran, which is the book of Allah, that the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Messiah is called a hoax.  1 Corinthians 15:3-4 assures us that the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus did indeed happen.  It says, “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”  Once again, Allah is not the God of the Bible.

Chapter 5, verse 17 in the Koran says, “Certainly they disbelieve who say: Surely, Allah– He is the Messiah.”  Even the Koran itself denies that Allah is the Lord Jesus, the Messiah.  This is one part of the Koran of which I am in complete agreement with.  Allah is not the Messiah.  He is not the God of the Bible.