Earlier this year, controversy broke out at the Scottish Episcopal Church when a teenage girl was invited to read passages from the Quran about the birth of Jesus Christ during a service at the Scottish Cathedral. The move earned intense backlash from the Christian community, but church leaders maintained it was meant to improve interfaith relations.
A few weeks ago, a pastor from Smithfield, North Carolina admitted he worshiped Allah during interfaith gatherings, believing Christianity and Islam worship the same God and that they “share common origins and scriptures.”
Such controversies often lead Christians to ask if ‘Allah’ is just a different name for the God of Christianity and Judaism.
Christian apologist and New York bestselling author Nabeel Qureshi wrote a blog for RZIM that answers the question, “Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?”
Qureshi said he used to believe that God and Allah are one. However, the deeper he studied the Christian faith, the more convinced he became that this belief is not only untrue but favors “Islamic assertions.” He gave several reasons for this.
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