Franklin Graham: Muslims and Christians DO NOT Worship the Same God

Bravo, Franklin Graham, thank you! It's about time we had someone speak up and speak the truth.   And the truth is, Christians and Muslims absolutely do NOT worship the same God.  Anyone who says so is

Bravo, Franklin Graham, thank you!

It’s about time we had someone speak up and speak the truth.  

And the truth is, Christians and Muslims absolutely do NOT worship the same God.  Anyone who says so is deceived.

People think it’s loving and kind to put together the fairy-tale that we’re all really talking about the same God.  But unfortunately that’s just not the truth.  And it doesn’t stand up to any sort of scrutiny whatsoever.  It’s a sugar-coated lie designed to go down easy, but it causes destruction.

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Thankfully, we have Godly men like Franklin Graham who will proudly stand up and proclaim the truth:

He did the same thing on Facebook:

Can you believe this Wheaton College professor who says she’s going to wear a hijab for the holidays this year to show…

Posted by Franklin Graham on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Breitbart has more explanation:

In December 2015, Larycia Hawkins, who teaches political science at Wheaton College, was put on administrative leave after wearing a hijab to school in solidarity with Muslims. Wheaton is a private evangelical Christian college, which has sometimes been called the “evangelical Harvard” because of its reputation for academic rigor.

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Hawkins announced that she would wear the hijab to demonstrate support for Muslims in the aftermath of the shootings in Paris and San Bernardino, California. She also used the gesture as a platform to express her belief that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

In a separate Facebook post, Graham said both his father and mother attended Wheaton College, where they met for the first time.

“I’m surprised and disappointed that the faculty council there is now recommending the college drop their plans to terminate a professor who published that she believed Islam and Christianity worship the same God in December. This is no minor issue that should be debated,” Graham wrote.

The fundamental issue for Graham is the theological question of the nature of God and therefore the mission of the college.

“Islam denies that God has a Son,” Graham wrote. “They deny that Jesus is God. They do not believe in a Triune God–the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I can tell you–Islam and Christianity clearly do not worship the same God.”

“How the faculty council can now support this professor being allowed to teach students is deeply concerning,” he concludes.

The Wheaton College website, which identifies the school as “explicitly Christian,” includes a statement of faith that unequivocally lays out its Christian beliefs.

“WE BELIEVE in one sovereign God, eternally existing in three persons: the everlasting Father, His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, and the Holy Spirit, the giver of life; and we believe that God created the Heavens and the earth out of nothing by His spoken word, and for His own glory,” it reads.

In her defense, Hawkins wrote: “I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book,” though it is unclear which “book” she was referring to, since the portrayal of God in the Christian Bible differs on a number of essential points from that offered in the Qur’an. Being people of a book could just as well apply to Maoists following the “little red book.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, for instance, states that the “Christian faith is not a ‘religion of the book.’ Christianity is the religion of the ‘Word’ of God, ‘not a written and mute word, but incarnate and living.’”

Hawkins also invoked Pope Francis as having stated “we worship the same God,” though such an affirmation is not without ambiguity. To say, as Francis did, that Muslims “worship the one living and merciful God, and call upon him in prayer,” means at minimum that Muslims do not worship an idol, or false God, but it does not imply that their understanding of God coincides with that of Christians.

While Christians, Jews, and Muslims all claim to worship “the God of Abraham,” the understanding that each has of God is not theologically identical. While all monotheists intend to worship the one God, their beliefs concerning who God is vary considerably–and sometimes in essential points, as Graham pointed out.

So….what do YOU think?

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Not to us, O Lord, not to us,
But to Your name be the glory
Because of Your love and your faithfulness!

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