The Worldview of Islam and Radical Islam

It seems kind of out of place to talk about the rise of radical Islam when Muslim marauding bands slaughtered Muslims and non-Muslims from the beginning in the seventh century, and Islam has taken many areas of the world throughout the centuries that followed. Maybe we should have called the chapter the Latest Rise in... Continue Reading →

ISLAM: The Need to Search for the Truth

John 18:38 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 38 Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” In the United States, there are 350,000 churches, making up hundreds of denominations. Eighty percent of these are stagnant, with nineteen percent growing only through childbirth, and less than one percent being by conversion. Moreover, there is a great divide among... Continue Reading →

ISLAM: Is There Evidence That the Quran Is the Third Installment of the Inspired, Inerrant Word of God?

The Qur'an is the central religious text, or scripture, of Islam. Muslims hold it to be the final revelation from God to all humanity, specifically the original Arabic version. The prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was ummi (in Muslim tradition, illiterate), and thus had never read any scriptures. Nevertheless, during the seventh century CE, from the age... Continue Reading →

THE THEOLOGY OF ISLAM

Islam involves both doctrine (beliefs) and duties (practice). Muslims are to believe and act according to the revelation given to Muhammad and written down in the Qur’an. They are to do this as an act of submission to the will of Allah. After all, the word Islam means “submission” and the word Muslim describes someone... Continue Reading →

THE BELIEFS OF ISLAM

Since there are more than a billion and a half Muslims in the world, it is not surprising that the beliefs of Muslims are quite diverse. Most Muslims accept the following six basic religious articles of faith. The first basic belief is that there is no God but Allah. Before Muhammad came on the scene,... Continue Reading →

INTRODUCTION to Islam

Why should we buy out the time from our busy, hectic Christian lives to have a basic understanding of Islam? Our world, whether we like it or not, has become a melting pot of people from different cultures and backgrounds, including their religions, be it Taoism and Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, or Islamism. We need to know something about the history of the world’s religions, especially Islam, since it is the world’s second-largest religion and the fastest-growing, with its 1.8 billion followers.

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