The biggest problem with the church today that tries to include Muslims as “brothers and sisters” by promoting the idiocy that we all serve the same god is that the leaders of such churches don’t know Scripture! YHWH has made it totally clear to us where He stands regarding the ones descended from Ishmael – they are NOT part of the inheritance:
“Well then, has God failed to fulfill His promise to Israel? No, for not all who are born into the nation of Israel are truly members of God’s people! Being descendants of Abraham doesn’t make them truly Abraham’s children. For the Scriptures say, “Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted,” though Abraham had other children, too. This means that Abraham’s physical descendants are not necessarily children of God. Only the children of the promise are considered to be Abraham’s children. For God had promised, “I will return about this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” This son was our ancestor Isaac. When he married Rebekah, she gave birth to twins. But before they were born, before they had done anything good or bad, she received a message from God. (This message shows that God chooses people according to His own purposes; He calls people, but not according to their good or bad works.) She was told, “Your older son will serve your younger son.” In the words of the Scriptures, “I loved Jacob, but I rejected Esau.” Are we saying, then, that God was unfair? Of course not! For God said to Moses, “I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.” So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it.”
Romans 9:6-16 (NLT)
So the Scripture quote ends where many in the church today (foolishly) are trying to accomplish – to convince themselves and others that we all serve the same god and the Muslim is equally a child of God. He is NOT! There is a difference here that Paul is so adamantly trying to make you see. Being HIS involves more than merely being born into a lineage. As if we needed more proof that Christianity and Islam don’t serve the same god, here is just one more thought – in Islam, merely being born to Muslim parents makes the baby Muslim; in Christianity, being born to Christian parents is worthless for salvation, but the child MUST ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST as Lord and Savior.
For more detail on this, see Talking Point #15.
Can you see the difference? Can you understand what Paul has so clearly testified for you? Always remember,
Jesus is NOT in the Quran!