Christianity vs. Islam Chart

By: Ergun Caner; ©2000
A comparison chart of Christianity and Islam. Used with permission
Does God Change?God does not change. James 1: 17: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no varying, neither shadow of turning.Allah of Islam changes. Surah 2: 106 If We supersede any verse or cause it to be forgotten, We bring a better one or one similar. Do you not know that Allah has power over all things!
Is God Loving?God loves everyone. John 3: 16: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…Allah is temperamental. Surah 32: 13:If we so willed, we could have brought every soul its true guidance, but the word from me will come true: ‘I will fill Hell with demons and men all together.’
Is God Deceptive?God cannot lie. Titus 1: 2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;Allah deceives. Surah 8: 30: They plot and plan, and Allah, too plans, but the best of planners (deceivers) is Allah.
Is God a TrinityGod is Triune. Father is God: John 6:27 Son is God: Col. 2:9 Spirit is God: Acts 5: 3-9Trinity is blasphemy. Surah 5: 73: They do blaspheme who say God is one of three…for there is no Allah except one Allah.
Who is in the Trinity?Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Matt. 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:Islam believes the Christian trinity is God the Father, God the Mother(Mary) and God the Son (Jesus). Surah 5: 116: “And behold! God will say: O Jesus the son of Mary didst say unto men, ‘worship me and my mother as gods’ in derogation of Allah?
Is Jesus Created?Jesus is not created.
Colossians 1:17: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Jesus was created. Surah 3: 59: The similitude of Isa before God is as that of Adam; He created him from dust…
Is Jesus Lord or an Apostle?Jesus is Lord. John 14: 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.Jesus is just Apostle. Surah 4: 171: O people of the book, commit no excess of your religion: nor say of Allah aught but truth, Christ Isa the son of Mary was an apostle of Allah.
Was Jesus Crucified?Jesus was Crucified. 1 Corinthians 2: 2: For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.Jesus was not crucified. Surah 4: 157: That they said in boast ‘we killed Christ Isa, the son of Mary’…but they killed him not, nor crucified him.
Son of God or Just a Man?Jesus is Son of God. John 10:36: Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?Jesus was just a man. Surah 18: 4-5 And it (the Qur’an) warns those who say: ‘Allah has taken a son.’ Surely, of this they have no knowledge, neither they nor their fathers; it is a monstrous word that comes from their mouths, they say nothing but a lie.
Know the Thoughts of Men?Jesus knew the thoughts of men. Rev 2: 23: …and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts…Muhammed did not know the thoughts of men. Surah 11: 31 I do not say to you that I possess the treasuries of Allah, and I do not know the unseen.
Advocate with the Father?Jesus is our Advocate. 1 John 2:1-2 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.Muhammed is not our Advocate. Surah 9: 80 (It is the same) whether or not you beg forgiveness for them. If you beg forgiveness for them seventy times Allah will not forgive them, for they have disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger. Allah does not guide the evildoers.
Use of Sword?Jesus forbade the use of the sword. Matthew 26: 52: Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.Muhammed urged the use of the sword. Surah 8: 65: O Prophet, urge the believers to fight. If there are twenty patient men among you, you shall overcome two hundred, and if there are a hundred, they shall overcome a thousand unbelievers, for they are a nation who do not understand.
Forgiveness or Revenge?Jesus taught forgiveness. Matthew 5: 38-39: Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.Muhammed taught revenge. Surah 2: 194 The sacred month for the sacred month, prohibitions are (subject to) retaliation. If any one aggresses against you, so aggress against him with the likeness of that which he has aggressed against you.
Sinless or Sinful?Jesus was Sinless. 1 Peter 2: 21-22: For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:Muhammed was Sinful. Surah 18: 110: Say: ‘I am only a human like you, revealed to me is that your God is One God. Let him who hopes for the encounter with his Lord do good work, and not associate anyone with the worship of his Lord.’
Is Man born with Original Sin?Man is born with Original Sin. Romans 5:12: Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.Man has no original sin. Sin by deed only.
Is Jesus the only way to salvation?Jesus is only way. Phil 2: 10-11 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.Jesus was a man, and a worshipper of Allah. Surah 19: 30 He (the baby) said: ‘I am the worshiper of Allah. Allah has given me the Book and made me a Prophet.
Is Salvation open to Everyone?Salvation is offered to all. Romans 10: 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.Salvation is only in Allah’s hands. Surah 2: 284: Allah forgives whom He pleases, and punishes whom He pleases, for Allah has power over all things.
Grace or Works?Grace alone saves. Ephesians 2: 8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.Good works cancel bad deeds. Surah 11: 114: For those things that are good remove those that are evil.
Is there Assurance in Salvation?There is Eternal Security. John 10: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.Jihad is the only eternal security. Surah 3: 157: And if you are slain, or die in the way of Allah, forgiveness and mercy from Allah are far better than all they could amass.
Is Salvation Coerced?God forces no one to salvation. Revelation 3: 20: Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.Allah forces worship. Surah 2: 193: Fight against them until there is no dissension, and the religion is for Allah. Surah 9: 29: Fight those who neither believe in Allah nor the Last Day, who do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden, and do not embrace the religion of the truth, being among those who have been given the Book (Bible and the Torah), until they pay tribute out of hand and have been humiliated.

Leave a Comment