Worldview of Islam

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Worldview/Religion Analysis of Islam

Harry L. Pitts
Student ID: #155179

APOLOGETICS 500

Professor Larry McDonald

Liberty University, February 06, 2011

Contents
INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………………………….. 1 ISLAMIC THEOLOGY……………………………………………………………………… 2 IS THE KORAN THE WORD OF GOD…………………………………………………….. 3 QUESTIONS FOR MUSLIMS………………………………………………………………. 4 What can Muslims do to have eternal life in Christ…………………………………... 5

CONCLUSION………………………………………………………………………………... 6 WORKS CITED……………………………………………………………………………….. 7

INTRODUCTION

The following essay has been prepared in order to illuminate the understanding of many that have questions regarding the facts on Islam and its persuasive strategies to indoctrinate nations and people. Islam is a world religion founded by an Arabic visionary named Muhammad who was born in the city of Mecca. The teachings of Islam have touched the broad spectrum of this planet. When we examine the religions of this decade, one would have to agree that Islam is the second- largest religion in the world today. Many will argue and say that Islam is possibly the largest religion prevalent today. Of course, there are those that would agree and there are those that would disagree according to the growth of this religion. According to the prophecies that are written in the word of God, we know that the word of God will cover the world as the sea. As apologist, it is an opportunity to dialogue and it is an invitation to present the truth in light of the mythical teachings that have seduced billions for decades. The modern thought of today’s apologist is to provide an understanding in order to create an authoritative position, which dispels the untruths that many in this faith have followed for decades.

ISLAMIC THEOLOGY
The core philosophy of Islam teaches that the true God of this religion is Allah, and that the religious beliefs and practices of other faiths are false. The Koran emphasizes the belief in Allah. Muslims will state emphatically that there is no other god but Allah. The paramount question that many should ask is who is Allah? Is he a mythical character or the God of the Christians? What type of attributes does Allah possess? It is evident that Allah lacks the omnipotence, omniscience, omni benevolence, holiness, and grace that the God of the bible possesses. It is blatantly obvious that Allah lacks these attributes, and Allah is a god that is out of reach and distant from all who follow him. After closely examining the nature and attributes of Allah, it is recognizable that Allah is not a personable deity that is easily approachable and one that desires a personal relationship with his followers. The Muslims God has a different nature. For example, Allah is not known as a god of love. The Koran systematically teaches that the Allah is merciful to those who follow his will only and those that do good and unmerciful to all those that do badly. According to the Koran Allah does not love the sinner. In addition, to not loving sinners Muslims deny the triune nature of God as recording in the Word of God. The Koran stresses that Christians, Jews, and gentiles are unbelievers and infidels because of the belief in the doctrine of Christianity and the Doctrine of the Trinity. When examining the belief of the Muslims god and the God of the Christians, it is evident that there is a distinct and opposing difference between each of them. Muslims must acknowledge the evidence that is a pervading truth- and that truth is that Allah was originally one of the pagan deities of the pre-Islamic pantheon. And to take it further, it is this truth that exposes the fact that Muhammad elevated this pagan deity to the status that he posses today.

IS THE KORAN THE WORD OF GOD
Muslims believe and claim that the Koran is the only truth that is established for humanity to follow. Muslims believe that the Koran...
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