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Why don’t Christians accept Muhammad as the true prophet?

I would like to take a more conciliatory approach to answer this question by starting with some common grounds that Islam has with Christianity about Jesus: That Jesus historically existed That Jesus ...
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Does God ever answer prayers from non-believers?

First, you can rest assured God answers the prayer of an unbeliever or non-Christian when they call upon the name of the Lord in faith. I'm assuming of course that the Holy Spirit has brought the ...
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Evangelical Christians claim Jerusalem was destroyed in either 587 or 586 BCE. What is the evidence?

First of all, there were two sieges of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar II: 597 BCE: a military campaign carried out by Nebuchadnezzar II, king of Babylon. In 605 BC, he defeated Pharaoh Necho at the ...
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Can Muslims be considered Muslims and Christians at the same time in the sight of God?

What are specifically Christian teachings Most religions agree with Jesus's teachings such as loving God, loving fellow human beings, forgiving enemies, almsgiving for the poor and downtrodden, ...
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What problem does Christianity solve for us?

Christianity solves the problem of sin. God’s inspired and holy Word makes it clear that sin is what separates humans from God: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). ...
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What Christianity offers which other religions cannot?

C.S. Lewis answered this question: During a British conference on comparative religions, experts from around the world debated what, if any, belief was unique to the Christian faith. They began ...
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What is the Etymology of the Name of Jesus?

1. Question Restatement : Is there textual / literary evidence that "Jesus" is a name derived from "Zeus"? What is the Etymology of the Name, "Jesus"? 2. Answer - The Names Jesus and Zeus are not ...
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What's the difference between apostasy and heresy?

Apostasy and Heresy are always defined relative to the perspective of a religion or a religion's sect/denomination. Since we are dealing with many denominations and many religions, this answer is ...
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Evangelical Christians claim Jerusalem was destroyed in either 587 or 586 BCE. What is the evidence?

Evangelical Christians claim Jerusalem was destroyed in either 587 or 586 BCE. What is the evidence? (For a scholarly analysis of the evidence especially comparing 587 with 586 see "When did ...
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Why don’t Christians accept Muhammad as the true prophet?

Protestants don't believe anything except what's in the Bible. One of the tenets most Protestants accept is Sola Scriptura, one point of which states that: the Word God spoke through apostles and ...
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What Christianity offers which other religions cannot?

It is impossible to speak for every other religion without knowing what every other religion teaches. However, I can give a brief summary of what I believe is unique about Christianity. “for all have ...
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Miracles of the Bible versus the Qur'an

The simplest answer is that our acceptance of a recorded miracle is contingent on whether we think that record is accurate or not. As a Christian I personally believe that the Bible is the inspired ...
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Miracles of the Bible versus the Qur'an

The magicians of Pharaoh performed miracles, copying Moses' works when Moses was sent to Egypt to deliver Israel. And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart was ...
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Does God ever answer prayers from non-believers?

The issue sharpened I'm answering from the perspective of mainstream Christian theology. The main issue, I think, is how would God apply His own criteria in Prov 15:29 (wicked vs. righteous) and John ...
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Is Christianity an ethnic religion?

After his resurrection, Jesus commanded his disciples to preach to and convert people throughout the entire world. 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven ...
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Which biblical verses indicate that Jesus was a messenger?

Is Malachi 3 evidence that Jesus is a messenger? In Malachi 3:1 there are clearly two messengers. One is the messenger of preparation and the other is the messenger of the covenant, who is also the ...
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Evangelical Christians claim Jerusalem was destroyed in either 587 or 586 BCE. What is the evidence?

I recommend a reading of "The Gentile Times Reconsidered" by Carl Olof Jonsson. The depth of research represented in this work is far more than can be summarized here. Suffice it to say ...
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What do Jews and Christians agree with in the Bible?

This answer compares the text and the interpretation of the Jewish Scriptures with the text and the interpretation of the Christian Bible. Text comparison As you can see in the table in the wikipedia ...
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Can Muslims be considered Muslims and Christians at the same time in the sight of God?

Historically, this was more or less the case. For a long time, Islam was treated by Christians as a heretical splinter sect of Christianity. (This view can be found in Dante's Inferno, for example.) ...
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Can Muslims be considered Muslims and Christians at the same time in the sight of God?

Key to your edited question is your statement that “Muslims are non-Trinitarians, but they believe in Jesus and claim that they follow his teachings”. In your main question you ask “Can Muslims be ...
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What Christianity offers which other religions cannot?

Christianity is the only religion, that I know of, that gives a reasonable explanation and a further revelation of the history of the Jewish people. The recorded history of the Jews in the Old ...
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Why do today's Christians never express any kind of criticism against other religions?

My experience has not been similar to yours, in that I do hear church leaders criticise other religions. In addition, as a young man I don't know what things were like a few decades ago to compare it ...
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What problem does Christianity solve for us?

There was once an Oxford university debate about what made Christianity unique among all the world's religions. The debating chamber was full and many speeches were made. Passing by, hearing the ...
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How do Christians who emphasize the "religion vs. relationship" dichotomy respond to claims of "relationship with God" in other religions?

A basic premise of Christianity is that an evil one tempted through deception; the first woman fell for it, her husband chose to go along with her, and thus the evil of sin and deception began to grow ...
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According to Christianity, to what extent can non-Christians develop and manifest the fruit of the Spirit?

For the most part all Christianity hold to the doctrine of original sin. This means that human nature was cursed in Adam and subject to a total sinfulness under the law, separate from God, with no ...
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Can or do Catholic religious education curricula teach children about other religions?

Should A Child Learn About Other Religions Before Confirmation? (Original question.) I do not believe the Church has an official stance on this issue, one way or the other, but logically it would seem ...
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Does God ever answer prayers from non-believers?

Yes. God hears prayers of non-believers, because a Sovereign receives petitions. A subject has a right to petition, if they are brave enough. What the Sovereign does with a petition, is another issue. ...
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Which Christian denominations believe that God can be credited for the spiritual transformation and sanctification of a Muslim?

God sends rain on all men. He heals and saves them all in times. However, you are confusing emotional and misguided conversion stories with spirituality. Spirituality cannot be disconnected with Truth....
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Do any Christians sects have a Standing/Prostration Prayer like the Jewish 'Amidah' and Muslim 'Salat'?

Do any Christians sects have a Standing/Prostration Prayer like the Jewish 'Amidah' and Muslim 'Salat'? The short answer is yes. The closest form of the standing /prostration combination together ...
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