There is Only One
For as long as I can remember people have been trying to convince us that there is a real difference in religion. The Catholics wishes us to believe that they have the inside track to gaining access into heaven as well as the Baptist, Lutherans, Jehovah Witnesses, Seventh Day Evangelist and so on. Each one presents a policy or guidelines that we may embrace and then a decision is made. The same can now be said by those who follow the Islamic Religion or Muslim. They all carry the same consistent theme but instead of celebrating this fact, each of them wants us to believe that the others are bad and only they can offer us that clear path. They are all wrong and in this article I will attempt to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there is only one God and there is only one true religion guaranteed to grant any of us access through that golden gate.
Let’s begin by making one thing very clear using the old adage of “a rose by any other name, smells as sweet.” There is only one God whether you address him by God, Jehovah, Allah, Buda or any other name you wish to use. The names you embrace do not and never will take away from the fact that he is one and the same. No one has ever been able to dispute this fact or show compelling evidence otherwise. They use different names and different titles but if you were to take a few minutes and really listen to, read and try to understand their argument, it will all end up at the same destination. There is only one.
Especially now that ISIL and other so-called Islamic groups are on the move to bring about what they see as the final revelation and the end of the world, many look blindly to finding a difference and the number one difference most everyone lands on is the different books that we use to guide our beliefs. The Bible and the Quran are now the primary stones which hold up our pillars of difference. They are the building blocks upon which all other anger, distrust and animosity is built. These respected books of knowledge was never created to divide but to join and leave it to the whims of man lead by the unseen influence of Lucifer or Satan to do exactly the opposite for which they were created. In this article, we will take a brief but revealing look at why these books, of different names, are one and the same.
It is widely known that the Koran is the most widely read book in the Islamic world and the highest goal in Muslim life is to be able to recite each and every word of it correctly and unaided. The same can be said by those who curry the same favor over those who can recite the Bible in the very same manner. If one can recite verses of the Bible accurately without aid and hesitation, they are looked upon the highest and maybe even celebrated as real world prophets. So how different are those who study the Quran to recite it than those who study the Bible to do the same? It is also well known that “traditional Muslim teaching stresses those passages in the Quran which affirm the Christian Gospel and the Hebrew Torah as valid revelations of God and paths to salvation.” This being the case then why are we so concentrated on the differences instead of seeking that barren and empty place called common ground? We do so because there is an unseen influence that makes all man tend to make rules, policies, laws and guidelines to support their own ideas and not the will of God. Pure unadulterated evidence of this is “a harsher, Saudi-influenced view which insists that since Muhammad delivered the final revelation, Christianity and Judaism have lost their power to save.” This belief, when learned by those who find it offensive does not present a clear opening to properly debate but replaces civil discourse with hatred and thus makes those who feel offended retaliate by belittling, demeaning or dismissing the Saudi-influence. This is where the “us versus them” battle begins and until we all grow up and stop taking ourselves so serious, we will continue to fight this same battle. A battle that can never be won but one which will cause all of us to lose the only real treasure each of us possesses our souls.
Evidence of this quiet but deadly battle goes on as we speak but we never hear about it because people are either so wrapped up in it or too afraid to address the problem. Take for example “The Saudis will not allow the Bible to be distributed on their soil while some Evangelicals produce counterfeit Qurans that are designed to plant doubt in Muslim minds.” This is the tools we use to make our point, a point that is senseless to make since there is only one God and these books are no designed to separate but to unite. If they’re really true objective is peace and joy all over the world, this would not be the best way to accomplish their goals but if their goals is to continue to feed into this division and chaos then what better way. Your questions now would be why this would be their goal of chaos and the answer is simple. The Bible and if the Quran had been extended will and would tell us that until we become a more perfect Christian, Muslim or whatever other title you have, we will not be in the position Gods wishes us to be. God wants us to be able to not only take our place near him but be able to properly stand in the judgment of the angels. This will never happen as long as we are so enamored by Satan’s ways, worldly riches, earthly power and influence, arrogance and selfishness.
Remember “it was Lucifer who rebelled against God” because he was told that he would have to serve lowly man and he committed the only unforgivable sin which was blaspheming the Holy Spirit. It is well known that, then Lucifer “was defeated by the Archangel Michael and was cast down from Heaven to the earth where he became known as "Satan", a name which literally means; "Adversary" as well as "Devil", which means, "Accuser of the brethren." This is also clearly mentioned in Revelations of the Bible when it speaks about the vision that Paul relayed featuring a red dragon. Lucifer never cared for man or does he has an affinity for us now. He hates us with every essence of his being and will do all that he can to destroy us but what better way to destroy your enemy than from within.
Muslims believe that the “final Revelation from God to mankind was delivered through the last Prophet Muhammad, and within it contains the last words as to how they should conduct their earthly lives but what if their Prophet Muhammad was none other than the one we call Moses and since the Quran is not as large as the Bible, there is no mention in it about what came after Moses and even John the Baptist. What if, readers and studies of the Quran has never even picked up nor read any portion of the New Testament. Maybe they do not realize that another revelation was revealed, one that did not talk about the end of the world but the complete history or how Lucifer was created. Think about it, maybe God already knew that the best way to defeat your enemy besides from within knowing your enemy and this was his way of teaching us about our toughest and roughest enemy.
Muslims believe that this final revelation was given to Muhammad by the Archangel Gabriel and because Gabriel is believed to be the angel closest to God and the direct delivery of messages straight from God as well as this being the final message that they are truly justified in their beliefs. You honestly could not argue against that logic if you truly allowed yourself to be that Christian that many claim to be. Now consider this as an extension of what Muslims believe.
What if their Prophet Muhammad was the one we call Moses and because Moses is given credit for creating the rules and guidelines of the true Christian by writing the majority of the Old Testament from which many Christians still follow? I mean Gabriel was the angel that told of Jesus’ birth, he was the angel who met with Zacharias telling him “that his son, John the Baptist , would be a forerunner before the Lord,” and he was the one who told “Mary that her son will be called “the Son of the Most High.” What, if even I was wrong, in my interpretation that Melchizedek was not God, as I thought but Gabriel as he met with Abraham in Hebrews Chapter 7. What if “the psalmist who prophesied, when talking about Jesus, that he would be a priest in the order of Melchizedek” What if the only angel ever to visit earth and deliver every single message directly from God was Gabriel, would then the belief of Muslims be any less believable?
To give you a deeper understanding why I ask what if their Prophet Muhammad was the man we call Moses you must consider that Muslims believe that the message from Gabriel to Muhammad was given over a span of about 23 years and that Muhammad was 63 when the entire revelation was complete. What makes this interesting is the fact that Moses is said to have died at 120 years old and if you minus the 40 years of wandering around in the desert after delivering the Jews from Egypt and calculate that earlier in Moses young life he was chosen and tested before finding Mount Sinai, it would be easy to assume that this description of Muhammad could fit Moses. Also so consider that while the Quran is believed to be words straight from God the second source that form the basis of Islam is called the Sunnah of the Prophet. The Sunnah of the Prophet is words which are supposed to be inspired by Allah using human words which could clearly be the Old Testament in our version.
Now also consider that the Sunnah of the Prophet says “All the descendants of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent." It also offers these rules, policies and guidelines covering things like drinking, sleeping, brushing your teeth, wearing of clothes, wearing shoes, when to bathe and so many more but what is most educational about this is many of these same things, if exact can also be found in the Laws of Moses which we covet so closely. If you look in our Bible in Books like Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, you will find that the Laws of Moses contains these things; the Ten Commandments, Moral laws - on murder, theft, honesty, adultery, etc., Social laws - on property, inheritance, marriage and divorce, Food laws - on what is clean and unclean, on cooking and storing food, Purity laws - on menstruation, seminal emissions, skin disease and mildew, etc., Feasts - the Day of Atonement, Passover, Feast of Tabernacles, Feast of Unleavened Bread, Feast of Weeks etc., Sacrifices and offerings - the sin offering, burnt offering, whole offering, heave offering, Passover sacrifice, meal offering, wave offering, peace offering, drink offering, thank offering, dough offering, incense offering, red heifer, scapegoat, first fruits, etc. and Instructions for the priesthood and the high priest including tithes.
Now please explain to me again how our Bible and what’s in it supersedes their Quran. There is only one believe it or not. You can call God by any name but in the end all you will find is one. The issue is not whether our God is better than their Allah nor whether we follow better God’s example than they do, the question is who are we really following if the same God for both and really all of us are telling us to do good and not evil yet we seem to go out of our way not to heed that advice. I take the Quran as akin to the Old Testament under which all Christian fell during the time of Moses and I take the Sunnah of the Prophet as akin to the New Testament and there should be no need for me to remind you that this is where all Christian and Muslim fall now. You see, the Old Testament was delivered by Muhammad/Moses as a covenant from God sealed by the lambs blood but this new covenant that should be our only real guide to Christen/Muslim living was delivered by none other than God’s only son and sealed by his blood. So for those who still seek to lie about their intentions being those of Allah or God, you are a fake, a phony and a hypocrite. As Jesus said about the Pharisees in Mark Chapter 7 verse 7 “Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God”. So what way are you teaching? There is only one period.
(Sources: The Economist.com, Wikipedia and Eddie Russell’s article titled “Angels and the Hierarchy of the Heavenlies for Flameministries.org.)