The Koran and the Bible share many differences as well as similarities. The differences are what divide these two religions, while the similarities show us how Christians and Muslims share somewhat of the same beliefs. First, I will compare the differences between Jehovah of the Bible, and Allah of the Koran. In the bible it clearly states that God loves everyone, even sinners. “Say to them, As I am alive, is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah, I take delight, not in the death of the wicked one, but in that someone wicked turns back from his way and actually keeps living. Turn back, turn back from your bad ways, for why is it that YOU should die, O house of Israel?” (Ezekiel 33:11). Meanwhile the Koran states that Allah does not love everyone, only those that follow him. “And fight in the way of Allah with those who fight with you, and do not exceed the limits, surely Allah does not love those who exceed the limits.” [2.190]. In my opinion, I see the reasoning behind what Allah says. Why would a leader of people love everyone even the ones that do not follow him. A leader only loving his followers seems more reasonable. In the Bible, Jehovah calls everyone (even the lost) to himself because he wants everyone to come to him. “Jehovah is not slow respecting his promise, as some people consider slowness, but he is patient with YOU because he does not desire any to be destroyed but desires all to attain to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9). In the Koran, Allah couldn’t care less. He even leads people astray and from seeing the truth.
“And if We had pleased We would certainly have given to every soul its guidance, but the word (which had gone forth) from Me was just: I will certainly fill hell with the jinn and men together.” [32.13]. For this I must agree more with the Catholic point of view. It makes sense that God would want
Cited: The Norton Anthology Western Literature, Eighth Edition “The Hebrew Bible” / The Koran” New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, 1984 Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. Brooklyn, New York Islam and Christianity, Similarities and Differences by James Abdul Rahim Gaudet, Rabia Mills and Syed Mumtaz Ali www.faithfacts.org/world-religions-and-theology/contrasting-christianity- and-islam - 93k