Do Christians and Muslims worship the same Deity?

India
January 20, 2009 11:46am CST
Do Christians and Muslims worship the same Deity? I have heard yes and no, so whats going on? yes = because they both worship the God of Abraham. No - because have quite different concepts of who and what that God is. wht is correct or is all abrahamic religions are same????
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• Fiji
21 Jan 09
On the face of it the answer is no, because according to Christians Jesus (pbuh) is god /gods son / part of trinity of god which is wholly rejected by Islam. There is a third in the trinity the holy ghost which is also rejected by Islam.In Islam God is One, He is The First and will be the Last, He did not beget nor was he begotten, he is the Creator and sustainer, HE will be the One that destroys everything, nothing is greater then God and nothing is comparable to it. IT IS THE PERFERCT BEING.
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@kholid78 (341)
• Indonesia
21 Jan 09
Hi Gurkha I am agree with you. God is absolutely Perfect being as teach by Ibrahim and Islam. But I respect other faith. As Islam has been teaching me : Your religion is yours and my religion is mine. There is different each of us in front of God is a mutual of our pray and positive action
• India
21 Jan 09
muslim not rejected jesus,they accepted him as the prophet frm god.prophet frm god means the messenger send by the god to lead the people to a good path,tht is wht jesus did, his power of words show tht he is a great prophet, and i think the conception of god in christianity is also the same as islam as he is the only one power. if there exists three powers then who is the powewrful????
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@kholid78 (341)
• Indonesia
21 Jan 09
Hi shivra Islam rejected Jesus as god, but accepted him as a prophet
@kholid78 (341)
• Indonesia
21 Jan 09
No there has absolutely different concept. Muslims worship Abraham/Ibrahim's God. And Christians worship God after God of Ibrahim Era.
• India
21 Jan 09
is there any period for any particular gods?
@kholid78 (341)
• Indonesia
21 Jan 09
Hi harisankar absolutely not. I mean Abraham's God have no son. But in christian's God have one. So I trust that Abraham's God and Christian's God are not same
• Philippines
23 Jan 09
^_^ you said Christian does not worship Abraham's God and yet it was proven in the Bible that it was Abraham's God. can you prove in the Koran that it was really Ishmael was sacrificed. can you quote it in Koran the one that has "Ishmael" name on it not just son. coz in the Bible the son named Isaac.
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
^_^ NO, coz they denied Jesus Christ. they say they are the descendant of Ishmael and Ishmael is the one who Abraham will sacrifice to God when He test him but it was Isaac.
• India
21 Jan 09
Firstly, its not the Muslims but the history of Abrahamic religions say that Jews and Christian descended from Isaac and Muslims descended from Ishmael. Secondly, Muslims rever Jesus Christ as a Prophet (and many other prophets of Christianity) and they believe that Jesus will return to fight the antichrist. Yes, Muslims say it was Ishmael who was taken for the sacrifice, just as Christians say it was Isaac. Both maybe true or both maybe wrong…its human nature to glorify its own and ignore others.
• Philippines
23 Jan 09
^_^ it is not proven in Koran that it was Ishmael no "Ishmael" name in it. otherwise in the Bible it is specifically and verbally said it was Isaac.
• Philippines
23 Jan 09
^_^ you want more about the connection of two big religions today?
• Philippines
21 Jan 09
the question is if christian and muslims worship the same deity? well my answer is not...because we are not using the same scriptures they are using the so called qur-an and we are using the bible which contains old and new testament..their prophet is mohammed and mohammad is never mentioned in the christian bible so..we are different.
@user_786 (1339)
21 Jan 09
using the different scripture doesn't mean the the each scripture is talking to you about a different God. Since Adam, people in different times had thier own prophet(s) and revelations sent to them through prophets. We dont find Jesus mentioned in any scripture that came before Old Testament so it doesn't mean that we should not believe in Jesus becasue he was not mentioned in any previous book and we can not also say that God of old,new testament is different than of the people before e.g David's people, Solomon' people
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
23 Jan 09
There is no way Mohammed COULD be mentioned in the Bible since he came several CENTURIES after Christ and by that time the Christian hierarchy had already decided what would and what would NOT be included in the Bible. They had no interest in including any prophets after Christ; Christianity STOPPED with Christ just as Islam STOPPED with Mohammed.
@user_786 (1339)
21 Jan 09
Muslims, Jews and Christians and even all people on earth have the same God whether they admit or not. As to Muslims, Christians have same God or not, i would like to say that Bible tells us of the God and Jesus also talked of hid God many times in New Testament- He is God that Jesus many a times called as his father and his deciples' father. He is the God that Jesus worshipped during day and nights and sometimes during whole night he worshipped Him. Jesus prayed to Him for help . That is the God for Muslims, Jews and Christians. Many Christians worship Jesus himself and many Christians do not believe him to be God. So the point is it is the people who took Jesus as God not that the Bible or Jesus ever said that our God is Jesus and that we should worship Him So basically Muslims have the same God that the Bible has spoken of.
• Egypt
21 Jan 09
Christians and Muslims believe in the same deity. Because they both acknowledge that they worship the God of Abraham. they do have difference in concept Christians say that Jesus was God or God's Son and that Mohamed was a normal human being AKA not prophet. while Muslims says that Jesus was God's prophet, and that Mohamed was the Last Prophet. because of that they have different holy books and different information. but they both have some similarities too.