My [theo]logical problem with Islam

It is still considered by many that the three major monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, share the same belief in the one God: Jehovah God, or, Allah. The increasing activity of terrorists over more recent years – mainly Muslims with their war cry of ‘Allahu Akbar’ – has led many to question the truth of a common god.

There are numerous biblical texts that affirm Jehovah God was the creator of all things: Genesis 1:1-25; Nehemiah 9:6; Ephesians 3:9; Colossian 1:16; Revelation 4:11 etc.

The Quran also has a number of texts that affirm Allah was the creator of all things: Surah 6:1, 102; 13:6; 35:1-3; 39:46 etc.

Since there can only be one creator of everything, the logical conclusion is that Jehovah God and Allah is one and the same; the God of the Jews, Christians and Muslims.

However …..

The Bible tells us that Jesus is God’s son, was crucified, and resurrected on the third day. This is central to Christianity. Without a resurrected Christ, there is no Christianity: In 1Corinthians 15:14 Paul says “And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain”. (‘vain’ in the Bible means empty; worthless; having no substance, value or importance).

Contrary to the Bible, the Quran tells us that Jesus did not die on the cross [4:157], that He is not the Son of God [9:30], but simply a prophet [4:171].

So, who is God lying to, Jews and Christians or Muslims?

Both Judeo Christian and Muslim believers will tell you their ‘god’ cannot lie.

For Jews and Christians this is stated in the Bible in a number of verses: Numbers 23:19; 1 Samuel 15:29; Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 6:18 etc.

However, there are no such verses in the Quran; that Allah cannot lie is simply a belief. Understandably, to Muslims, this would be perfectly natural and there is no need for the Quran to make supporting statements.

What is the point of believing in a god that can lie!

Back to the question: “who is god lying to?” If God cannot lie, then one of these religions must be false.

Am I wrong?

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