Hot answers tagged

43

To our Muslim friends, please do not be offended: Christianity has no official view on Mohammed or the Quran, nor could it because Mohammed and the Quran came about hundreds of years after Christianity. Christians do have opinions though. To most Christians, Mohammad is no different than any other non-christian who started a religion. They are false ...


28

Q - Does the verse in Song of Solomon 5:16 contain the name of the Islamic prophet Muhammad? A – No, it does not. In Song of Solomon 5:16, the maiden says of her lover, "His mouth is sweetness itself; he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, this is my friend, daughters of Jerusalem." The word translated as "lovely" is the Hebrew ...


25

Dietary rules among Christians vary from sect to sect. The starting point for understanding the Christian views on food regulation is in the book of Acts, chapter 10, when Peter has a vision and is told that he may eat any kind of food, even unclean food that does not meet Jewish regulations, such as pork. This is symbolic: Peter was told that Gentiles who ...


14

The "prophet" Muhammad stated that the angel Gabriel visited him with revelation and he put great importance upon Gabriel. This is not true. Not if you are talking about the Koran, which never says this. This information comes from the Hadiths. If you were to base your understanding of Mohammed purely on his writings (i.e. the Koran) and not on the ...


13

The answer which focuses on Acts 10 is excellent, but this statement from the Jerusalem Council, also recorded in the book of Acts, is also pertinent: It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual ...


12

The content of the so-called "Gospel of Barnabas" is so wildly contradictory to all the other books of the New Testament scriptures that it is thoroughly rejected from the canon of scripture. It is supposed to originate in the 16th or 17th centuries and appears to borrow from Dante (1265-1321). This work clearly contradicts the New Testament ...


11

The answer to your question lies in what each religion teaches about who God is. Islam From The Truth About Islam by Dr. David R. Reagan*: God — The Koran asserts that the god of Islam is the God of Christians and Jews (Sura 29:46). Nothing could be farther from the truth.7 The god of Islam, Allah, is most definitely not the God of the Bible. Allah is ...


10

While Latter-day Saints respect the beliefs of others, they don't revere or recognize Muhammad as a prophet. In LDS history, the first prophet in our dispensation (a consecutive period of time where the gospel is on the earth and revealed, or "dispensed," through prophets) was Joseph Smith. Before that, the last prophet we have record of is Moroni, son of ...


10

You may find a book that shows his writing about the followers of Islam On Heresies (see 101) by St. John of Damascus . The writing of St. John of Damascus basically runs like this: (Actually he does not really say that much in depth, or from argumentation from scripture but still it is interesting) He mentions Mohammed and his book He pokes fun at the ...


9

In case of Islam and Koran, everything that Christianity stands for, is contradicted by Muhammad in Koran. Unlike the content of scriptures of other religions, Koran redefines the events and facts from Bible almost directly on one-to-one basis. Moreover, the reasons for these contradictions are pretty clear. For Christians, Jesus is the Messiah, the one ...


9

From an LDS perspective, Islam actually looks much more like traditional Christianity than Mormonism, because, despite the similarities mentioned above, it lacks what Latter-Day Saints consider one of the most important features of their faith: continuing revelation. The simple fact of the matter is that Islamic doctrine ends with its "conveniently placed ...


9

The Gospels might be considered akin to the hadith in how they are used. The Catholic and Orthodox sects of Christianity read the Gospels in a similar way to the hadith, as the start of a divinely inspired oral and written tradition which involved building a centuries-long consensus over interpretation and practice. The Protestant sects read the Gospels in a ...


8

Hi and welcome to the site. Thanks for asking questions. You are correct when you write that the New Testament was written ABOUT Jesus. It was not written by him, at least not in the sense that he put pen to paper, or dictated the words. Your quote from Wikipedia, while it may correctly describe Muslim belief, certainly does not describe Christian belief on ...


8

From what I know from speaking with those who have been missionaries in Islamic countries and from reading books written by such people, it seems that the strategy is not to demonstrate that Islam is incorrect, but to simply present Jesus (the prophet Isa) to people. Jesus is acknowledged as a prophet by Islam. The Koran on Jesus The Koran talks about ...


8

Muslims have an incorrect view of God, as they do not recognize the Trinity, nor the divinity of Christ. Muhammad was not a true prophet like Moses, Isaiah, etc. However, Muslims do worship the "same" God, and Catholics should treat Muslims with love and appreciate the good things they believe. The most authoritative and well-recognized doctrine comes ...


7

The first question is: Muslims claim that they worship the same god as Christians do. . . . Are there any Christian doctrines that accept this claim? Yes. The Christian doctrine of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) accepts the claim that Muslims worship the same God as Christians (and Jews and everyone else who worships God). Though Swedenborg had some ...


7

According to canon law on mixed marriages (i.e., marriages between a Catholic and non-Catholic), 1917 Can. 1060 … if there is a danger of perversion to the Catholic spouse and children, that marriage is forbidden even by divine law. Also—regarding the children, the procreation and education of whom is the primary purpose of marriage—it is required that ...


7

Christianity is broad in its beliefs of what may be eaten and what may not be eaten (see Acts 15, 1Co 8, and Gal 2:11-14 for a peek at early church debates on what foods may or may not be eaten). Many Christians will point to Mark 7:19 or Acts 10:1-11:18 to indicate that God has declared all foods clean. Others recognize that Jesus did not abolish the law (...


7

Acts 28:27 (Matt 13:15 is almost identical) For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. Romans 11:8 (According as it is written,...


7

Historical Facts: The last book of the Bible was written before the end of the first century. Muhammad died in 632 (the seventh century) but the Qur’an and Hadiths were not written till later. The Gospel of Barnabas was not written until at least the fifteenth century. The author of the Gospel of Barnabas could not have been the biblical Barnabas. Here is a ...


6

The Bible verse most commonly cited about this issue is 2nd Corinthians, Chapter 6 verse 14: Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? (NIV) This is generally taken as a very strong discouragement, if not prohibition, of Christians marrying non-...


6

I know this is an old question, but I thought I'd provide some additional perspective. First, though, we need to define what a prophet actually is (from an LDS perspective). In Preach My Gospel, the LDS Church's official training manual for its missionary program, a prophet is defined as: A man who has been called by and speaks for God. As a messenger ...


6

Mohammed never read the Bible and therefore makes many mistakes in the Koran like confusing Miriam the daughter of Amram and sister of Moses and Aaron with Mary the mother of Jesus. I'm sure you are already aware of those passages from the Koran, in Suras 3 and 19, and perhaps a few others. Here is an article that demonstrates from a Christian perspective ...


6

The Catholic Church considers its origins to be diabolical and classifies it as a form of paganism. Pope Eugene IV, Council of Basel, Session 19, Sept. 7, 1434: “Moreover, we trust that with God’s help another benefit will accrue to the Christian commonwealth; because from this union, once it is established, there is hope that very many from the ...


6

No, it is forbidden for Catholics to engage in communicatio in sacris (joining others in false worship, e.g., worshipping Islam's false god Allah, who is not the Holy Trinity): 1917 Canon 1258 §1 It is not licit for the faithful by any manner to assist actively or to have a part in the sacred [rites] of non-Catholics. cf. Dom Augustine's A Commentary on ...


6

Like @curiousdannii pointed out in his comment, Arian influences do not equal an Arian viewpoint or verbatim parroting. In Qur'anic teaching, worship or veneration of anything besides God is strictly forbidden, or haram. This helps define what a Muslim (or a Christian or Jew or Sabean for that matter) can be and cannot be. "Say: 'O People of the ...


6

James White discusses this in What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur'an. Here is the relevant quote with some emphasis added: One early source, the Tanwīr al-Miqbās min Tafsīr Ibn ’Abbās, directly connects the encounter with the Najran Christians with the text of Surah 4: Allah then revealed about the Nestorian Christians of Najran ...


6

Nowhere in the Bible will you read of any prophecy about Jesus appearing to Muslims in dreams and visions. Perhaps that’s because Islam (and Muslims) did not exist till the 7th century. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam#History The first-hand evidence you provided of Jesus appearing to Muslims in dreams and visions is overwhelming and undeniable. There ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible