Hey everyone! Welcome back to Two Girls With A Mission! I apologize for having to post so late today. As we continue our religion series, I’d like to say, thank you so much for your support in this new idea we have come up with for the blog! It means a lot and I hope you continue to follow us. Today I’m going to talk about Christianity versus Islam. Islam is a monotheistic religion. A monotheistic religion is a religion that has only one god. The people who follow this particular religion are called Muslims. Muslims read and study the Quran.
In 610, a man named Muhammad had a “religious vision” while meditating in a cave one day. This vision was to create a new religion. This religion was Islam. Islam is now one of the most widely practiced religions around the world. Okay, let’s go ahead and stop here… We already have a difference. This religion was created by man. (As is every other religion.) This wasn’t a “religious vision”. This was an idea that some man came up with while he was sitting in a cave. Christianity has always been and will always be because our God has always been and will always be.
Now that we’re on that topic, let’s compare the god of Islam to our God. Muslims follow Allah. They believe that Allah is the “single most important tenet”. Muslims believe that Muhammad was one of Allah’s messengers and chief servants. They believe that Allah is the creator of a perfect universe. Allah goes by many names in the Quran such as “the Creator”, “the Fashioner”, “the Life-Giver”, “the Provider”, “the Opener”, “the Bestower”, “the Prevailer”, “the Reckoner” and finally, “the Recorder”. Let me ask you a question: How can a god create things, give life, provide, etc. if they were created themselves? They simply can’t. Our God was not created by man. He wasn’t created at all actually. That’s something that is hard for us as Christians to understand, but just goes to show the faith that we have. The Bible even states that we won’t understand heaven until we reach it. 1 Corinthians 2:9 says, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.”
This verse should not only give us as Christians hope and excitement, but it should also be used to show that our God loves us so much that what He has made for us when we come to live eternity with Him is so great and so wonderful that we don’t even understand it. The Quran says that all Muslims must go to hell. If they die in the name of Allah, they are forgiven for all that they have done wrong, but if not they spend an eternity in hell. It also says that at some point those who feared Allah will be “saved from the fire” but those who did not will be left.
How can someone follow a certain religion knowing it condemns them to hell NO MATTER what they do? Nothing they can do will save them. Ever. Sounds like how we were and maybe how some of us even felt before we were saved, huh? Before Jesus came to earth we were lost just like these people. We had nothing that could cleanse us of our sins. There was absolutely NOTHING we could do and then Jesus came. He tore down the wall that separated us from God. We need to show these people that are straying away from the truth what is right and what is wrong. We have to show them that our God is the only way to heaven. We have to show them that there aren’t any suicide missions to accomplish, and there aren’t any special rituals to go through. We have to show them that our God just wants us to believe in Him and love Him and admit that we need Him. That’s all.
I think I’ve come up with something that we can all remember. I want you to write this on a piece of paper and stick it somewhere where you’ll see it everyday: “Lead the Lost to the Cross”. If you put this up where you’ll see it everyday (in your Bible, in your bathroom, in your car, etc.) it will help you and I as Christians to remember to reach the lost. That’s what this blog is all about. It’s about reaching the lost and showing them the right direction in which to go. Now, reaching the lost doesn’t mean going up to someone and flat out saying, “Hey! Guess what? You’re doing everything wrong and you need to follow Jesus because if not you’re going to hell.” Reaching the lost could mean paying someone a compliment in the hallway at school or at work. It could mean buying a co-worker or a classmate a drink one day. It could mean starting a conversation with the person that no one really talk to. These small and simple actions could lead someone to be curious about you and your faith. You never know.
Thank you for reading what I had to say today about Christianity versus Islam. I apologize once again for having to post late! I hope you all have had a great day today and continue that throughout the rest of the evening and this week! I hope you’ll come back Thursday to read Bryanna’s second post for this religions series. Thank you all once again for your love and support!
Show The World His Love,