November 22, 2017

Explaining the Trinity to Muslims

  Thomas Overmiller Inquisitive Muslims, curious about Bible Christianity, find the doctrine of the Trinity difficult to accept. How can one God be three distinct persons at once? Has a Muslim, whether friend or stranger, ever questioned you about this? How should you answer? Here is an approach that may help.

The Christian God vs. the Muslim Allah

Habib J. Khoury FrontLine • March/April 2006 An early twentieth-century Christian scholar in Islamic Studies, Dr. W. St. Clair Tisdall, observed, “Islam contains some noble truths mingled with much that is erroneous. Its strength lies in these truths, its weakness in its false doctrines and its imperfect moral system.”[1] I must add that its weakness […]

Islam: What’s the Real Problem?

Gordon A. Dickson After the jetliners pierced the World Trade Center in fiery explosions on September 11, 2001, the whole world seemed to be asking, “Why?” What is at the root of these terrible crimes? How can whole groups of people be so devoted to killing others? How does terrorism prosper in a world that […]

The Koran and Abrogation: The Two Faces of Islam

  Matt Recker Quran 9:5: But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if they repent, and establish regular prayers and practise regular charity, then open the way for […]

Peace or Violence: The Two Faces of Islam

Matt Recker Qur’an 5:32: Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. In an article I was reading about the recent terrorist rampage by Syed Farook and […]

The Qur’an: Another Gospel

John C. Vaughn The Christian doctrines of inspiration and preservation explain the reverence that Bible believers have for the Word of God, but there are also Islamic doctrines of inspiration and preservation that explain the Muslims’ loyalty to the Qur’an. Some unbelievers are quick to argue that the “holy books” of various religions have only […]

Is American Christianity Capitulating to Islam?

Wayne Bley Since 9/11 there have been over 20,000 terrorist attacks around the world.[1] In addition, many hundreds of attacks have been interdicted in the planning phase or were found and cleared after being emplaced but before they could be activated. The number of Christians in Iraq has decreased from over 1.5 million before the […]

Islam on the Mission Field

Anonymous What effects do missionaries feel as the result of Islam on the foreign field? There are varying responses, depending on the field in question. The answer will be influenced by how large a percentage of the local population belongs to Islam and, more importantly, how much of the government is in the hands of […]

Muslims in America

Bob Rutledge According to Reasoning from the Scriptures with Muslims (Ron Rhodes, Harvest House Publishers, 2002), in 1990 only thirty mosques were located in the United States; now there are over three thousand, with roughly one new mosque opening every week. As you can see, the Muslim population in the United States and Canada is […]

Islam and Christianity

Compared and Contrasted [The following summary, published in FrontLine March/April 2011 is offered as an aide to understanding as Islam continues in the news to this day. – ed.]   Basics ISLAM CHRISTIANITY Meaning of the name Submission to the will of Allah The practice of faith of believers in Jesus Christ Name of a […]