Talking Point #76 – use of the word ‘allah’ by Christians

By the time you’ve gotten through the Talking Points listed at this site that expose the differences between Jesus Christ of the Bible and the guy named jesus in the Quran, you probably know that one of the most-often-used excuses by Christians promoting “Chrislam” is that there are Christians in parts of the world who use the name ‘allah’ when referring to the God of the Bible because that’s the word in their language.  Okay, so those people know no better and they are not committing an offense in my opinion.  In other words, I agree.  This would be a case of “ignorance of the law (just to make the point) *is* an excuse.”

But what about these English-speaking people when they get up and teach and/or pray in English in the company of both Christians and Muslims, and they invoke (literally) the name of allah (of course you know they’re doing it to make the Muslim feel comfortable)?  Are they just as innocent?  I don’t think so.  Why?  Because they have something those whose language uses that word for the word god do not – they have knowledge of a difference.

And that difference is obvious to Muslims in Malaysia.  So much so that they have forbidden Christians, whose native language uses ‘allah’ for ‘god’, to use that word in prayer and teaching/preaching.  Apparently, the Muslims know something about the word that places a special, worshipful attribute to it that they want to only be attributed to their god.


Read this story and then return and complete this Talking Point:

What’s the moral?  Even Muslims agree with what I’ve been telling you here on this site for quite some time now – there is a difference and they no more want us to believe the two gods are the same than I want you to believe that!  Take a stand against Chrislam and its teachings of sameness and recognize that the One True God of the Bible is indeed GOD and that His Son is Savior of the World!  The false god of Islam doesn’t even have a son, and we shouldn’t need more than that to prove our point, but unfortunately, we have to keep going and publish things like this to make our brothers and sisters understand the dangers of the world in which we live.

The word ‘allah’ is not just a word that we should easily overlook and excuse one for using.  The word means the “the god”, or from the worshippers’ perspective, “The God” (I disagree with that, obviously) and that is why we should take a stand against its use in a congregation of those whose allegiance is (supposed to be) to the God of the Bible.  Using it introduces a rival god to the mix, and YHWH, the God of the Bible does not like that:

“I am YHWH: that is my Name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”
Isaiah 42:8

Using the word ‘allah’ (by those who know better) is in direct violation of this assertion.  He alone is God.  He alone is YHWH.  That is His Name and He will share His glory with no one else!  Going into His congregation and calling upon the name of ‘allah’ puts you at risk.  Don’t do it!

This site exists to help the Christian AND THE MUSLIM to dig deeper than the sruface level, to dig deeper and see more than just a word and to look at the characterizations and attributes of Jesus of the Bible and jesus of the Quran and see the differences.  Apparently, in Malaysia, the Muslims don’t want Christians to use the word allah in prayer or teaching as if it relates to the God of the Bible, and they’ve banned it.  They must know something.  And don’t be fooled – those “Christians” here in the United Stated (Rick Warren, Buddy Hoffman, etc.) also know something.  They know the truth and forbid the teaching of it.  They know the differences and yet they continue as if it doesn’t matter.  You, Christian, must know and OBEY the differences.  Call wrong, wrong.

For those who grew up here in the United States and speak English, there is now no excuse, no witness necessity for using the word ‘allah’ in any way.  Even the Muslims recognize the difference, and the Bible certainly tells you not to do this:

“And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.”
Exodus 23:13

So please be careful.  Don’t ignore YHWH’s position as the One True God and inadvertently share some of His glory with a black rock…not even to fit in with the crowd when witnessing.  That black rock god is no god.  He won’t consume the sacrifice when called upon, even if you cut yourself and cry out to him all morning long.  Remember this story about the priests of Baal:

“And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.  And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.  And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.  And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.”
1st Kings 18:26-29

The word ‘allah’ has only one meaning in English and no setting is acceptable to God for one of His children to use it (I only use it here for academic purposes so that there is no misunderstanding as to which word I’m talking about, and I certainly mean nothing in the way of praise).  The messengers for that god are dead.  In fact, so is that god.  That god doesn’t have a son and that’s exactly why when you study their book you’ll find that…

Jesus is NOT in the Quran!

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