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(Christianity or Islam? Compare and decide)

A "Short Series" Teaching assembled from various sources by Pastor Dick Helms March 27, 2002 (updated July 5, 2002)



1.  Jesus was born of a virgin. (Matthew 1:18-25) 1.  Muhammad was born of a normal woman. (Ibn Hisham pp. 68-69)
2.  Jesus served God as a child. (Luke 2:39-52) 2.  Muhammad was and idolater. (Sahih Bukhari vol.6, p. 452)
3.  Jesus read the Bible. (Luke:16-21) 3.  Muhammad was illiterate. (Qur'an 7:156)
4.  Jesus preached the gospel at God's command and lived on the donations of others. (Luke 4:16-21 and 8:1-3) 4.  Muhammad, without being commanded by God, began to steal from others and live on their goods. (Ibn Hisham pp. 281-)
5.  Jesus performed miracles. (Mark 3:9-10) 5.  Muhammad could not perform miracles. (Qur'an 29:49)
6.  Jesus made blind eyes see. (Luke 18:35-43) 6.  Muhammad made seeing eyes blind. (Sahih Bukhari vol. 8, p. 520)
7.  Jesus made the lame walk. (Matthew 9:2-8) 7.  Muhammad made the walking lame. (Sahih Bukhari vol. 8, p. 520)
8.  Jesus healed withered hands. (Matthew 12:10-13) 8.  Muhammad cut off the hands of others. Sahih Bukhari vol.8, p. 520)
9.  Jesus raised the dead. (John 11:1-45) 9.  Muhammad had the living killed. Ibn Hisham p. 308)
10.  Jesus forgave his opponents. (Luke 23:43) 10.  Muhammad had his opponents murdered. (Sahih Bukhari vol. 5, pp. 248-)
11.  Jesus set the condemned free. (John 8:1-11) 11.  Muhammad condemned the free and led them into slavery. (Ibn Hisham p. 466)
12.  Jesus preached in God's chosen temple. (Luke 20:1) 12.  Muhammad prayed at the Ka'ba when it still contained hundreds of idols. (Sahih Bukari vol. 1, p. 151)
13.  Jesus preached against divorce. (Matthew 5:31-32) 13.  Muhammad preached divorce and allowed temporary marriage with compensation. (Mut'a) (Qur'an 2:230, Sahih Bukhari vol. 7, p. 8)
14.  Jesus was sinless. (John 8:46) 14.  Muhammad was sinful. (Qur'an 47:21 and Qur'an 110)
15.  Jesus gave Himself as a sacrifice for all mankind. (John 1:29 and 10:18) 15.  Muhammad died unexpectedly of illness (which he himself said was due to a poisoning attempt). (Sahih Bukhari vol. 5, p. 510)
16.  Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after His death, and later ascended into heaven. (Luke 23 and 24) 16.  Muhammad was buried in Medina on the third day after his death. His tomb is visited by pilgrims each year. (al-Tabari vol. 9, p. 208)
17.  Jesus is God's Word and God Himself. (John 1:1, 14) 17.  Muhammad was only a warner. (Qur'an 29:49)
18.  Jesus lives! 18.  Muhammad is dead.



The God of Jesus Christ sent His Son to die for you. The god of Muhammad demands that you send your son to die for him.

"When the threat of death becomes a door to paradise, the final barrier to temporal risk is broken.
When a Christian says from the heart, "To live is Christ and to die is gain," he is free to love no matter what.
Some forms of radical Islam may entice martyr-murderers with similar dreams, but
Christian hope is the power to love, not kill. Christian hope produces life-givers, not life-takers."

~ John Piper
World On The Web

July 13, 2002, Volume 17, Number 26

"The disciple is not above his master:
but every one that is perfect shall be as his master."
(Luke 6:40)

"And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD,
choose you this day whom ye will serve; ...
but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."
(JOS 24:15)

A special message for our Muslim Visitors

A Christian Response to Muslim Beliefs
By Rev. Andrew Abraham


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