Contradictions Between Islam and the Truth of God

Contradictions Between Islam and the Truth of God

Richard Hollerman

Many people illogically hold that all religions are fine as long as the adherents are sincere in their beliefs. We say that this is illogical since it makes no sense at all. If one person believes that he may drink orange juice and another person believes that he may drink strychnine, does this make those beliefs equally valid? Absolutely not. The person who clings to the strychnine theory will be dead if he consumes the poison regardless of how sincere he may be!

The point of our short message here is that there are irreconcilable differences between Islam and the Qur’an on the one side and Christianity and the Bible on the other side. They are not at all harmonious. There are massive differences or contradictions between the two. Either they both are wrong or one is wrong and the other is right.

Let’s notice a few of the contradictions between the beliefs and practices of Islam as taught in the Qur’an and the truth that is found in the Scriptures—the written Word of God. In the following list, we’ll just be focusing on the Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father.

Christianity (the Bible)                     Islam (the Qur’an or the Koran)

  1. God’s Word is absolute truth         The Qur’an is absolute truth

John 17:17; 12:48


  1. God created all things                       Allah created all things (including Jesus)

Genesis 1:1


  1. Jesus Christ pre-existed His            Jesus began at his conception/birth

Birth (John 1:1-5, 14)


  1. Christ was Creator                              Christ was created by Allah

John 13, 10; Hebrews 1:2


  1. Christ was the Prophet                       Christ was a prophet, second only to

Acts 3:22-24                                                    Muhammad


  1. Christ was Messiah (the                     Christ was Messiah

Son of God—John 20:30-31


  1. Christ was the Son of God                  Christ was NOT the Son of God

John 3:16-17, 36; 20:30-31


  1. Christ is eternal—He always               Christ began in Israel 2,000 years ago

was—John 1:1-5; 8:58


  1. Christ was sinless                                   Christ was sinless

1 John 3:3, 5, 7; Heb. 4:15


  1. Christ was a miracle-worker                Christ was a miracle-worker

Acts 2:22; 10:38


  1. Christ began His miracle                      Christ began His miracles as a baby,

Signs in Cana (John 2:11)                                taken from Gnostic “gospels.”


  1. Christ was actually put to                     Christ was not crucified. Perhaps

death on a cross through                                Judas was put to death instead of Jesus.



  1. Judas committed suicide                     Some say that Judas was crucified


  1. Christ was raised from the                   Christ was not raised from the dead

Dead after three days


  1. Christ ascended to God the                  Christ did not ascend to God after

Father after dying and rising                          dying on the cross


  1. Christ is “God” (theos)                           It is blasphemy to say Jesus is God


  1. God is the Heavenly Father                  God is not “Father”


  1. Christ is one with God                            Christ is not one with God


  1. Christ sent the Holy Spirit,                    Christ sent Muhammad

the “paraclete”


  1. Jesus came to be our Savior                   Jesus prophesied the coming of

and give eternal life                                            Muhammad, the last and great Prophet

We hope that you can see that this is not a mere academic exercise, but it does show very real truth and very real error. What if a person accepts falsehood and stakes his life—his eternal life—on this? Scripture speaks of those who “did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved” (2 Thessalonians 2:10b). Those who do not believe the truth will be judged or condemned (v. 12). On the other hand, to love and believe the truth brings eternal salvation or eternal life! This shows how utterly important it is that we believe, accept, and walk in the truth—especially in regard to Jesus Christ and God the Father!





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