Daily Devotional for Friday September 25, 2009
The God of the Bible is NOT the Same as "Allah" of Islam
(Exodus 20:3; Deuteronomy 4:35; Psalms 83:18; 1 Corinthians 8:4; 1 Timothy 2:5)
MUSLIM PRAYER MEETING IN WASHINGTON TODAY! As I shared with you in last Friday's Devotional, today over 50,000 Muslims will descend on our nations capitol for a prayer rally. My prayer is that the images of 50,000 plus people praying to their false god "allah," will wake up Christians. This is NOT a Muslim nation, though that is the stated goal of Islam. Their imaginary god "allah" is not the answer to the problems of this nation, the GOD OF THE BIBLE IS! Let this event today be a wake up call to all who call Christ Lord, that time is short and our only hope is to see this nation repent and turn back to the one true God of the Bible and faith in Christ!!!
"You shall have no other gods before me." Exodus 20:3
The God of the Bible is NOT the same as "allah" of Islam!!! Today, I need to dispel the colossal error so many, including our President, make in thinking that God, THE CREATOR, the God of the Bible, is the same as "allah" of the false religion of Islam. Let me insure you understand something at the very start. There is only one God and that is the God of the Bible. "Allah," is actually the imaginary god created out of the deranged mind of Mohammed when he dreamed up this false religion we know of as Islam 1400 years ago. Allah is nothing but a poor imitation and rip-off of THE GOD and is no more real than Harry Potter is!!! When you study the attributes of the God of the Bible and of allah, it is clear and obvious these are NOT the same person!
Sadly, a Catholic bishop in the Netherlands is asking churches in that country to use the name allah for God to "ease tensions between Muslims and Christians." You have go to be kidding me!!! I expect this type of foolish thinking from politicians and people of the world, but from a priest? I have a better idea for this dear bishop. Why not tell Muslims to start using the name God for allah since God is real and allah is not!!! Let me help educate this bishop about Islam. Tensions will never be eased between Muslims and Christians since they consider Christians infidels and are commanded in the book Mohammed wrote to kill all infidels! Islam is not interested in easing tensions, it is about death to all who refuse to believe Mohammed's fantasies!
WorldNet Daily recently reported, "An international ministry organization reaching out to Christians in Iraq is confirming the pressure from Muslims on Christians to abandon their faith or their homes is rising, with videos of actual beheadings used to threaten believers." A San Francisco reporter was recently gunned down and murdered outside of his home for his negative stories on a Muslim bakery in that city. The Muslim activist group with ties to terror groups CAIR, Council on American-Islamic Relations, has been relentlessly attacking Liveprayer. They have been doing everything they can to get us off the Internet and television since we have the audacity to tell the truth that Islam is a false religion about hate and death and those who follow their lies will die and go to hell unless they repent and turn to Jesus
Forty years ago, there would have been no need to even write a Devotional like this. Not only does the need exist for me to have to address this issue today, but it is a message that the world AND the church needs to hear. You see my friend, there is only ONE GOD, and that is the God of the Bible. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. When we pray, there is only ONE GOD that we pray to, the God of the Bible. All other gods are false gods. Praying to a false god is as productive as praying to a tree, your refrigerator, or a toilet. There is only ONE GOD that hears and answers our prayers, and that is the God who Created the heavens and earth, the God who Created you and me, the God of the Bible.
It is critical that when we are talking with someone and use the name "God," we call Him the "God of the Bible." That way, there will not be any confusion to those we are talking to, who you are talking about. Because we are a nation where people are free to worship whatever god they want, and with the influx in the past 100 years of people from every corner of the globe who have brought their false gods with them , not to mention the aggressive marketing and recruiting campaigns by every cult known to the world, simply saying, "God," is not good enough. That is why you need to start making it a practice in your day-to-day conversation to call God, the God of the Bible.
I am aware of the various names that the Bible calls God by, but there are many false religions in the world that use all of the various names we have for God. There is no way to say, "God," and be 100% positive everyone understands which god you are speaking about unless you call Him the GOD OF THE BIBLE. Also, when you hear someone use the name God, DO NOT just assume they are talking about the God of the Bible!
Let me make this perfectly clear. Allah is NOT God! Buddha is NOT God! The god of the Mormon cult is NOT God! The god of the Jehovah's Witness cult is NOT God! The god of the Kabbalh cult is NOT God! The god of the Hindu is NOT God! The god of Scientology is NOT God! The god of the Christian Science cult is NOT God! All of the gods of the false religions of the world are NOT God! My friend, there is but ONE GOD, He is the GOD OF THE BIBLE!
I want to expose, for you right now, one of the politically-correct traps that many Christians have fallen into, and it needs to stop now. It is a subtle trap of satan that they have fallen into so they don't offend anyone. I think it is comical that satan has no problem offending Christians every moment of every day, yet we are supposed to be sensitive to people's "feelings." Let me tell you right now, if you are REALLY sensitive to people 's feelings, you will tell them the truth of God's Word so that they don't perish for eternity.
Many high-profile Christians who talk to large audiences of Christians and non-Christians, those in the public arena, will use the name of God. I have no doubt they are speaking of the God of the Bible. I have no doubt that their Christian listeners understand they are referring to the God of the Bible. But I also have no doubt that those non-Christians hear the name God and believe it to be whatever false god thy may believe in. I can guarantee you when a Muslim hears the name, "God," he is thinking of allah. Allah is no more the God of the Bible than Mickey Mouse is. They are both fictional characters! I can guarantee you that when a Mormon hears the name, "God," he is thinking of the god of Mormon theology. The god of the Mormon cult is no more the God of the Bible than Jesus and Lucifer are brothers as that cult believes!
I love you and care about you so much. I realize that while we have been sleeping and not paying attention, we now have laws that take the God of the Bible out of the public discourse. They have taken God out of the schools, removed Him from all public buildings, are trying to take His name out of the Pledge, working on removing Him from our money, and will continue to do everything they can to eliminate God. Now more than ever, those who know the God of the Bible must do everything we can to insure that HIS name is clearly identified and boldly proclaimed to this lost world since He is the only hope we have.
I will be praying for you today. Praying that when you say the name God, you identify Him as the God of the Bible so that those who hear you will have no doubt who you are talking about. In this lost and hurting world there are many false gods, but there is only ONE TRUE GOD. That is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God who created the heavens and the earth. When we pray, there is only ONE GOD to pray to who hears and answers our prayers, that is the God of the Bible!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller