So What's the Difference - Islam
While not intended to be inclusive, the following chart provides a basic summary for comparison and discussion.
Authority The Bible, the Word of God Allah, Koran & Muhammad, his
The only infallible source of truth Prophet
Writings - Hadith, Sunnah (Path)
& Shariah (Law)
View on Bible Only source of truth Accept the Old Testament, but are
2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16 taught that Christians have
Romans 1:16 corrupted it.
John 1:1-5,14 Taught that Christians view the Trinity
Matthew 4:4 as God the Father, Jesus & Mary
Core Beliefs 1 Corinthians 15:1-3 Jesus Allah - One God, transcendent,
was crucified, died, buried impersonal and powerful.
& rose from the dead. Four God inspired books: Torah,
Zabur (Psalms of David), Injil
(Gospel) of Jesus, & the Qur'an Ephesians 4:4-6 - one Body 28 Prophets including Adam Noah,
(church composed of all Abraham,Moses, David, Jonah,
believers), one Spirit, one Jesus & Mohammed being the last
hope of your calling (heaven), & greatest.
one Lord, one faith, one baptism, End times
one God & Father of us all. Predestination (kismet)
Salvation by Faith in Jesus Alone Five pillars - Statement of belief,
John 3:16, 14:6 Prayer 5 times a day, Alms,
Acts 4:12 Ramadan, Pilgrimage to Mecca.
Ephesians 2:8-9 Each person must take care of
Romans chapter 3, 10:9,17 their own sin.
Life of faith Loving God & Others (Luke 9:27) Born with a clean slate
characterized by Living for Jesus (the walk) & Sin is overcome by acts of the will
imitators of His life
Ephesians chapters 4 thru 6
Telling others of Jesus 2 Corinthians 5
Afterlife belief Millennial kingdom - Jesus will Hell - all Muslims go there first
return & reign for 1,000 year as (unless died as a martyr).
promised. Revelation 20:4 Allah judges and decides the fate
Heaven, paradise, the New of each Muslim and if and when
Jerusalem - eternal they can go to Paradise.
Philippians 3:20-21, Revelation Heaven is a place of sensual
chapter 21 & 22. pleasure.
Hell - place of eternal suffering Hell for those who oppose Allah
for those who rejected God & & his prophet Mohammed.
Jesus. Revelation 20:10-15