The Difference between Christianity and Islam

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In the article Charity – a defining difference, the author writes that Newsweek magazine’s recent cover story pin pointed the persecution going on around the world of those who practice the Christian faith. The cover for the February 13 issue reads: “The War on Christians.” The article by Ayaan Hirsi Ali is headlined “The rise of Christophobia: From one end of the Muslim world to the other, Christians are being murdered for their faith.”

Newsweek cover Feb. 13, 2012The article goes into great detail about the persecution of Christians from around the world. Most Christians believe that Islam in not a religion of peace, in spite of what the media would have Americans believe. It is a violent religion of war, which physically persecutes non-Muslims. These horrible acts are being committed against Christians, who are considered “infidels (unbelievers),” by faithful Muslims, who seek to defeat them in any way necessary. Ali, who is atheist, writes that Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their faith, which ought to provoke global alarm.

Obama said recently at the National Prayer Breakfast, “But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.” and then he added that Jews and Muslims essentially teach the same as well. The jews, yes, but does Islam? No. Christians are continually being murdered in Muslim lands, as described in Newsweek’s cover story.

One of the biggest differences between Christianity and Islam is that Christianity teaches, practices, and encourages charity and Islam does not. It is the Christians from America who are doing the most of  the charity and humanitarian work around the world. Why? Because in the Bible, Jesus teaches us to do so. The Koran doesn’t teach Muslims this kind of charity. Muslims are taught to kill the unbelievers, while Christians are taught to love our neighbors both at home and abroad, and to go make disciples. We are to convert others by our love shown in practical ways.

Do Muslims and Christians serve the same God?  I think not.  God’s Word teaches that those who don’t accept the Son, don’t have the Father either. Jesus himself taught that if we reject Him before men, He will reject us before God.  Will Muslims be saved? Yes, some of them will.  Those who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will be saved.  Those who continue to follow their religion faithfully will find themselves on the wrong side of God.

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I am a mother of eight wonderfully challenging children and nine grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, for the last ten years or so and am working on a final edit, now. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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One Response to The Difference between Christianity and Islam

  1. I really enjoyed this book. I think that everybody should be made to read this one..Imagine that the hijab that everyone seems to up in arms against had it’s origins in the Christian Church..Do yourself a favour and read this one!


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