In these last days [God] has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, . . . After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, . . . (Hebrews 1: 2-4; italics mine).
Israel is on the brink of catastrophe. Its enemies seek its obliteration. Hamas terrorists are calling for a new “intifada” – war on Israel. U.N. agencies have already called for a divided Jerusalem and Israel’s destruction.
Nevertheless, as we see in the above quote in the letter to the Hebrews, God’s final and supreme revelation is through His Son, Jesus Christ.
This leaves little room for false gods and prophets. The Bible also declares, “the sound of an uproar of kingdoms, of nations gathering together! . . . the day of the LORD comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger, to make the land a desolation and to destroy its sinners from it (Isaiah 13: 4, 9). Then Jeremiah proclaims to us, “that day is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, a day of vengeance, to avenge himself on his foes (Jer. 46: 10).
To restate a syllogism I have stated previously, either
- Christianity is a lie and our God is false
- Islam is a lie and Allah is false.
- They are both false
However they cannot both be true. There are no other alternatives. Yet the truth is not really that hard to grasp for those looking to find the truth.
Before he became the sixth President of the United States John Quincy Adams, spoke out against slavery. It is the case that many of the slaves were purchased by Muslims. Adams nailed it when he wrote:
The natural hatred of the Mussulmen towards the infidels is in accordance with the precepts of the Koran. The fundamental doctrine of the Christian religion is the extirpation of hatred from the human heart. It forbids the exercise of it, even towards enemies. In the 7th century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab . . . spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth. He declared undistinguishing and exterminating war as part of his religion. The essence of his doctrine was violence and lust, to exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of human nature. In other words, whereas Christ implored his followers to turn the other cheek, Muhammad instructed his to lop off their enemies’ cheeks — along with the rest of their heads.
When anyone “denigrates” Allah or Muhammad, Muslims throws an inhumanly, violent hissy fit. People die. When someone disparages the God of the Bible, Christians usually try to reason with that person. That is called apologetics and the Christian is called to be an apologist (cf. 1 Peter 3: 15; Jude 1:3).
Jesus never incorporated arm twisting or tantrums in his ministry. He reasoned, He offered, He debated even against the Jewish leaders, but Jesus never begged!
Each person must make his own choice to follow Christ. No one is born a Christian. It does not matter what his parents have done or not done, each person must come to Christ by faith alone. One day God will draw Israel back to Him—not for their sake—“but for the sake of My holy name” (Ezekiel 36:22).
There is no other way to heaven; to God than through Jesus Christ. God himself told us “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, but through me” (John 14:6).
It is my prayer that you would discover and come to a true relationship with Jesus Christ this Christmas.