Disgusting! That’s the best way that I can describe it. Sometimes it is hard to imagine how listening to words can affect you, but it does. I honestly couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Following the Paris attacks, the Pope actually stated that it was blasphemous for the Muslim terrorists to invoke the name of God in their attacks, but that isn’t what the Muslim terrorists did. They called on Allah, not God. It isn’t blasphemous for the Muslims to say “Allahu Akbar.” However, it is very blasphemous and disgusting to me that the Pope would equate Allah with God. Allah is not God! They are not one and the same. The Pope and every other Christian should know this.
According to Islam, Allah does not have a son. According to Christianity, God has a Son, and His name is Jesus. According to Islam, Jesus is only a prophet. According to Christianity, He is the Messiah, God in the flesh. According to Islam, salvation is through following the tenets of the faith plus good deeds, and conversion can be coerced with the sword. According to Christianity, salvation is the choice of the individual that comes by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, not of works. Islam says that the greatest sin, shirk, is not believing that Allah is one, in direct opposition to the Christian teaching of the Trinity.
The truth is, there is very little reason to ever consider Allah of Islam and the God of Christianity to be one and the same, and the Pope, of all people, should know this. Yes, I am disgusted by the actions of Muslim terrorists who senselessly kill people in the name of their god. Yes, I am disgusted by the fact that the leaders of our great nation do nothing to quell the outright genocide being perpetrated by these terrorists. Yes, I am disgusted that the world sits back and does nothing as Christians are being martyred by these animals. But what disgusts me most of all are these professing Christians and Christian leaders who have embraced Chrislam – the perverted idea that Christianity and Islam could ever merge.