I didn't get to share my thoughts on Walid Shoebat's book "God's war on Terror." Very biblically sound, Walid Shoebat and Joel Richardson draw striking similarities between Allah and Satan using descriptions from both the Qu'ran and the Bible. Here are some examples:
The largest one is that Islam denies the trinity and the deity of Jesus. In fact, until I started learning about Islam, I didn't realize how much Islam and Christianity are polar opposites although they share much history through the Bible. Islam denies every major tenet of Christianity: the deity of Jesus Christ, the Cross, and the trinity. "They blaspheme who say Allah is one of three." (Qur'an 5:73)
However, in the Old Testament, the prophets speak of all three deities: "Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there [am] I: and now the Lord GOD (the father), and his Spirit (the Holy Spirit), hath sent me" (the son).-Isaiah 48:16
Shoebat beautifully laid that one out for me but in the first three verses of Genesis, Father God creates (In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth), Holy Spirit moves with Him (And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep.the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters) and the son, who is also God, speaks into creation (And God said, Let there be light: and there was light). This ties into John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
In his book, The beginning of the world, Creationist Henry Morris makes talks about the triune nature of God being the very foundation of our universe:
The doctrine of the trinity is not explicitly formulated in these first two verses, but it is clearly consistent with them. The New Testament speaks of God, Son, and Holy Spirit, each distinct and yet each equally and eternally the One God of creation. The Father; through through the son, as the incarnate Word, reveals the Father; the Spirit proceeds from the Father through the Son to make applicable and effectual the will of God in His creation. Thus, the spirit was "moving" in creation. Motion implies energy, resulting in the various physical phenomena of the creation. This is the essence of what scientists mean by matter, the phenomena associated with which always involve motion, through space, in time. The universe created is thus a space/matter/time "continuum." Space is the ever-present background within which everywhere occur material phenomena--matter--the manifestation and application of which everywhere involve time. Thus, the created physical universe is really a triuniverse, perhaps reflecting the nature of its triune creator. (Morris, pg.17)
Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi, converted from Islam, also has a similar stance on the trinity. It's too long for me to quote, but it's worth reading.
Back to Shoebat's book, both satan and Allah are described as "beings of light." The Bible describes Lucifer as a lamp in Rev 8:10 which is what the Qur'an describes Allah as-- "a lamp." When reading this comparison, I was floored:
This "lightning bolt" described by Mohammed is described by Jesus: "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven" (Luke 10:18)...The Bible warns us regarding the manner in which satan disguises himself as "an angel of light." (2 Corinthians 11:14). John as well describes him: "I saw a star fall from heaven to the Earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit" (Revelation 9:1). This "star" is referred to as "him," a person and not and actual star. The Qur'an even calls Allah "The Lord of Star of Sirius" (Qur'an, chapter of the star 53:49)
Both desire world denomination...look at Rev 13:7
I recently read son of hamas and it was eye opening into what Islam really is. I urge everyone, Christian, Muslim, Atheist to read it. It also opens the reader up to what really has been happening in the Middle East for the past few decades and what is to come. It has already happened to Lebanon and it is slowly happening to an anesthetized America. Just watch this video from answeringmuslims.com
Both practice beheading.
Again, until I started reading about what is currently happening to Christians in other countries, I didn't realize how close Christ's coming is, how true His word is presently. Christians have been persecuted, are persecuted, and will continue to be persecuted. The link Shoebat makes between satan and Allah is both practice beheading. Revelations 20:4 reminds us of what we might face for the sake of the gospel:
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Shoebat points out that only in Islam beheading is practiced according to doctrine and imbedded in the youth so that graffiti is written "We knock on the gates of heaven with the skulls of Jews." Muhammed had gelling with this for quite some time. During the battle of Badr, Muhammed was thrilled with beheading and upped the an-tee in the Jewish village ofQurayzah.
These things are going on today. Shoebat notes Jewish-American Nicholas Berg, who was abducted and beheaded in 2004 and reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002 by Islamic militants. Many people in Sudan, Ethiopia, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and others are being tortured and killed unless they confess Allah as their Lord.
Here in America, The Cordoba Initiative, named after an area of Spain taken over by jihad, plans to build a mosque 600ft near ground zero. The link explains backdrop for the implications and Walid explains what Imam faisal abdul Rauf really plans to use this space:
There's controversy on Shoebat's validity and intentions but I find most of his book spot on and he is doing much more than griping and theologizing in a forum. He's informing the public about what muslim organizations in arabic and others are starting to speak out as well. Nabeel Qureshi, a former devout muslim, along with David Wood run answeringmuslims.org and also have something to say about the mosques:
It's better to read the site here:
http://www.answeringmuslims.com/search?q=mosque+on+ground+zero where it sites in the Q'ran that muslims are to 1) not befriend unbelievers 2) smile in their face, curse in their hearts, 3) fight unbelievers until they confess there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.
Christians are called to love their enemies. It is not in our doctrine to take vengeance. That is the Lord's. The most important thing is whether or not you have Jesus or not. Because he is in control, I don't worry about a thing. I'm just doing his work to speak the truth. Islam is not peaceful and if you really want to talk to seek truth, pray. Don't come here just to debate. You want to know why there's an oil spill? Because the U.S. turned their backs on Israel and we're too blind to see it. All these tornadoes and storms are gonna keep coming. You see. But Jesus is in control and I'm ready to go with him. Everything that is in the Bible has come to pass. He is coming soon.