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The God of Islam is NOT the God of Christianity. If this were so, Islam would not be persecuting Christianity. Furthermore, it is counter-productive to try to combine the two religions.
Ishmael was an angry child, and for good reason. But anger does not excuse bad behavior. Satan will say, "It's all right to be angry. If you feel like striking out, do it". (If you don't believe me, read the Satanic Bible yourself!)
We all fall prey to Satan's whispers now and then, but Praise God, those who are washed in the Blood of the Lamb have the strength and fortitude to attempt to right their wrongs, and not wallow in it! And, God forgives them.
Those who choose to wallow in their self-pity and lash out on well-meaning and law-abiding people are controlled by Satan. Islam is the biggest tool Satan has enacted yet to take control of the World -- and just like the counterfeit he is, he has used Abraham's seed to do it! (Read about Ishmael in Wikipedia)
In Genesis 17:20 God said, And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
The true covenant was established with Isaac. We know this because, in the making of the covenant, God told Abraham in Genesis Chapter 15: 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.
16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.
18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
I don't think there is any reference in the Q'uran of Ishmael's descendents spending 400 years as a servant in a strange land.
Muslims like Saeed Abedini were descended from Ishmael. But, when Saeed Abedini forsook the god of his ancestor Ishmael in favor of the God of Isaac, Isaac's seed took him in and made him one of their own. God "adopted" him into the family of Christ and made him an heir with us! In so doing, he is now being persecuted by the very family that claims to have a "merciful god", yet their god shows no mercy toward him as he sits in an iranian prison, refusing to denounce his "adopted" family. (Please keep him in your prayers. God is using him to bring many to Christ through this whole ordeal!)
The difference between Islam and Christianity is this: If you don't worship the god of Islam, they will kill you. They will torture you, persecute you, harm you, beat you, burn you, chop your head off and ostracize you. But, if you don't worship the God of Christianity, Christians will still love you, pray for you, give you a hand up, hug you when you need it, and let God make the final judgment when the time comes. Islam does not give you a choice. It's do or die NOW. There is no second chance to profess your faith once asked. Christianity gives you every chance in the world to profess your faith in Christ. Even til your last God-given breath on this earth.
Why would anyone "choose" the god of Islam over Christ's forgiveness?
To try to merge the two religions is like straddling the fence--or, as the Bible says it, being "luke warm". God says in the Book of Revelation that He would spew such out of his mouth.
Revelation 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Yet, some web sites suggest that the Pope is trying to do just that. (Click HERE to read Prophecy Newswatch's take on this)
Though I am not one to try to pull the alarm where there is no fire, I do wish to urge everyone reading this to keep your eyes open, and remain diligent in your faith.