I have just been watching a really interesting documentary on the life of Muhammad which the BBC have done. You can watch it here on iplayer.
It was really interesting to listen to how Islam came about and the life of Muhammad and how he has influenced millions of people. It would be naive as Christians to dismiss engaging with this. There are certainly things that have flagged up many questions about Islam for me – especially as the programme mentions by one gentleman that Islam is built upon Judaism and Christianity and that Islam is the full stop. However the problem lies with “who is God?”. I have heard it argued that Christianity and Islam have the same God – the God of Adam, Abraham and Moses. But to me that is not true, because I believe Adam, Abraham (or Abram as he was called) and Moses knew Jesus and when the Lord walked in the Garden, ate with Abraham and spoke to Moses face to face – it doesn’t sound like the far off God that we cannot have a relationship with that Islam says. It sounds like the Lord who came eating and drinking! It sounds like the Son of God whom is the only one who knows the Father and can reveal him (No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known. – John 1v18) I am afraid we don’t have the same God at all and neither did Adam, Abraham or Moses.
Well, why not watch this for yourself and do comment on what you thought of it!