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Daniel Pipes has a long and involved article on this subject:
Is Allah God?
Is Allah God? - Continued
Pipes argues (amongst other things) that some leading Muslims themselves deny the equation of the God of Israel as depicted in the Bible with "Allah".
He admits however that some Muslims sources (including passages in the Koran) do equate Allah with God.
Pipes quotes from
# Mark Durie, an Anglican pastor in Melbourne, Australia, [who] published Revelation? Guide for the Perplexed in 2006. It takes up in depth the question whether Christians worship the same God as Muslims. They do not, he finds:
## A careful study of the scriptures of Islam and Christianity shows that the LORD God of the Bible and Allah of the Quran are different personalities in many respects. They have such different personalities, and different capacities, that they cannot said to be the same. ? to claim they are the same god would only be misleading. ##
# Durie summarizes those differences in Appendix A, "YHWH and Allah": #
[It is interesting that the work by Mark Duries now seems to be unavailable?].
Anyway, these are all theological issues.
Islam had pagan antecedents and there are some who claim that the Muslims are still basically idol-worshippers.
THE ROOTS OF ISLAM ARE PAGAN
by Stephen Spykerman
Brit-Am would like to bring attentions to another criteria which to our mind is more important than all of the above!
There is another point.
Regardless of how the Almighty is perceived, God says that whoever denies Israel denies the ALMIGHTY HIMSELF!
The enemies of Israel are the enemies of God!
This applies both to the Ten Tribes and to Judah.
It applies even more to Judah since Judah is the only Tribes that is still universally recognized as part of Israel!
This is the message to Israel and one of the tasks of Israelites:
"...You are My BATTLE AXE and weapon of war. For with you I will break the nations in pieces; with you I will destroy kingdoms."
Jeremiah 51: 20
And it came to pass, when the ark went forward, that Moses said, Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee. Numbers 10;35.
Who are his enemies? These are the enemies of Israel. Whoever hates Israel hates He who spoke and created the world.
[This verse is actually
understandable as meaning touching His eye, i.e. the eye of God.]
They that hate thee have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsels against thy people. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance! (Psalms 83:2-4).
This message is repeated time and time again throughout the Bible.
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