Thursday, September 29, 2016

Article: Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God? by Doug Groothuis

Some would claim that Christians and Muslims worship the same God, but is that truly the case?

In today's featured article, philosopher Doug Groothuis argues that the Christian God is very different from the God of Islam.

Groothuis writes:

"If indeed Muslims and Christians worship the same God, there would be little need for disagreement, dialogue, and debate between them. If I am satisfied to shop at one grocery store and you are satisfied to shop at another store, why should I try to convince you to shop at my store or vice versa? Do not both stores provide the food we need, even if each sells different brands? The analogy is tidy, but does it really fit? Deeper questions need to be raised if we are to settle the question of whether Christians and Muslims worship the same God. First, what are the essential teachings of Christianity and Islam? Second, what does each religion teach about worshipping its God? Third, what does each religion teach about the other religion? That is, do the core teachings of Islam and Christianity assure their adherents that members of the other religion are fine as they are because both religions "worship the same God"?"

You can checkout the entire article here.

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a muslim I'd say we worship the same God that my father Abraham worshipped
We worship the same God that Jesus himself worshiped.

Note :
Allah is the name of god of Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, and Jacob .
Jews and Christians use this name.

Anonymous said...

My fathers Abrahm , Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob have never worshipped a human being called Jesus ever .

Chad said...

Hello Anonymous One,

Thank you for visiting the blog and taking the time to comment. I hope you are well!

What did you think of the article featured in the post?

Respectfully

Anonymous said...

Hi chad!
That article argues that since the ( concept) of god is different for both sides ( muslims/christians) , then they worship different gods
However, I affirm that all Hebraic prophets ( including Jesus) have never worshiped god with that concept that christians have.