I started this book once before and rarely do I find a book that is so antithetical to what I believe - that is presented as truth...that I am too distraught to read it.
"Allah - A Christian Response" is one of them
What the Qur’an denies about God as the Holy Trinity has been denied by every great teacher of the church in the past and ought to be denied by every orthodox Christian today. I reject the idea that Muslim monotheism is incompatible with the Christian doctrine of the Trinity.
Let's start with the Doctrine of the Trinity
They do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three in a Trinity, for there is no god except One God." (Qur'an 5:73)
Then: Jesus is the Son of God and **IS** God.
Christ the son of Mary was no more than an apostle; many were the apostles that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food. See how Allah doth make His signs clear to them; yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth! (Qur'an 5:75)
I recognize that the author makes his statement in a squishy sort of way...it is difficult to prove a negative.
But what is essential is that neither religion AFFIRMS what the other religion teaches about their God.
Christians believe that Jesus IS God.
Muslims believe He was a prophet and no more.
Christian believe that we worship one God in Three Persons...blessed Trinity.
Muslims believe that is blaspheme.
The effort to show that we worship the same God is an effort in a slight of hand.
So...yup. Zero stars