Question: "What is Islam, and what do Muslims believe?"
Reader, this week's Question of the Week: "What is Islam, and what do Muslims believe?" Come from our friends at Got Questions Ministries you can read it here.
Someone mention on social media that one can celebrate both the Christian and Muslim faiths together. Now I just don't believe it's possible. Now one could be a Christian and respect a Muslim’s faith without embracing it, that I do believe. I also believe one could be a Muslim and respect a Christian’s faith without embracing it. But the theological terms of the two faith are contradictory I would say.
I just don't believe one could be a Christian and a Muslim at the same time. You're either with or against one of the faith. You can't embrace both at the same time. That said, I cannot embrace Jesus and Muhammad at the same time. I cannot receive Jesus Christ as God’s only begotten son and the only Lord and Savior AND heap the highest honors on Muhammad at the same time.
If I accept the truth of Jesus being the only way to God and the only name under heaven by which one can be saved from sin, then I cannot ascribe the same saving powers to Muhammad. If I am a Christian I cannot accept the way of Islam as being a true way to God and salvation.