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Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?
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Johnny Jew
2015-12-22 22:50:31 UTC
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After a media firestorm erupted last week when a Wheaton College
professor was suspended for asserting that Muslims and
Christians worship the same God, a handful of Christian
theologians have written about whether or not the professor was
right.

Soon after The Christian Post reported that Wheaton professor
Larycia Hawkins posted to Facebook that she was going to wear a
hijab during Advent to show solidarity with Muslims and stated
"we worship the same God," the school placed the tenured
professor on paid administrative leave because her "theological
implications" appear to be "in conflict with the College's
Statement of Faith."

While students at Wheaton have protested in support of Hawkins
and claimed she has not violated the school's statement of
faith, prominent Evangelicals such as Franklin Graham have
chastised Hawkins' "same God" as shameful and "absolutely wrong."

But coming to Hawkins' defense is Yale theology professor
Miroslav Volf, a croatian Protestant theologian whom Hawkins
cited when defending her "same God" claim in a follow up post on
Facebook.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/12/22/do-christians-and-muslims-
worship-same-god.html

Immigrant = Can't be trusted.
Yale = Can't be trusted.
felix_unger
2015-12-30 21:39:40 UTC
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Post by Johnny Jew
After a media firestorm erupted last week when a Wheaton College
professor was suspended for asserting that Muslims and
Christians worship the same God, a handful of Christian
theologians have written about whether or not the professor was
right.
Soon after The Christian Post reported that Wheaton professor
Larycia Hawkins posted to Facebook that she was going to wear a
hijab during Advent to show solidarity with Muslims and stated
"we worship the same God," the school placed the tenured
professor on paid administrative leave because her "theological
implications" appear to be "in conflict with the College's
Statement of Faith."
While students at Wheaton have protested in support of Hawkins
and claimed she has not violated the school's statement of
faith, prominent Evangelicals such as Franklin Graham have
chastised Hawkins' "same God" as shameful and "absolutely wrong."
But coming to Hawkins' defense is Yale theology professor
Miroslav Volf, a croatian Protestant theologian whom Hawkins
cited when defending her "same God" claim in a follow up post on
Facebook.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/12/22/do-christians-and-muslims-
worship-same-god.html
personally I think they do, but also that a person cannot be a muslim or
a christian and hold that view. the two religions are incompatible due
to their respective beliefs.
If one assumes there is a powerful 'life force' or cosmic energy that we
perceive of as God, that humans seek to connect to, it's entirely
conceivable that the various religions of this world have evolved as
pathways to that connection.
Post by Johnny Jew
Immigrant = Can't be trusted.
Yale = Can't be trusted.
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Pete
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coming to a street near you!.. http://ausnet.info/islam/lakemba.html
Brigitte Gabriel's answer to 'peaceful' moslems.. http://tinyurl.com/brigitteGab
"No need for concern. Only 5-10% of muslims are extremists. In 1940 only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How did that turn out?"
"ISIS's actions represent no faith, least of all the Muslim faith"
-Barack Obama, idiotic President of the USA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=56&v=QxzOVSMUrGM
m***@.
2016-02-24 02:39:41 UTC
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Post by felix_unger
Post by Johnny Jew
After a media firestorm erupted last week when a Wheaton College
professor was suspended for asserting that Muslims and
Christians worship the same God, a handful of Christian
theologians have written about whether or not the professor was
right.
Soon after The Christian Post reported that Wheaton professor
Larycia Hawkins posted to Facebook that she was going to wear a
hijab during Advent to show solidarity with Muslims and stated
"we worship the same God," the school placed the tenured
professor on paid administrative leave because her "theological
implications" appear to be "in conflict with the College's
Statement of Faith."
While students at Wheaton have protested in support of Hawkins
and claimed she has not violated the school's statement of
faith, prominent Evangelicals such as Franklin Graham have
chastised Hawkins' "same God" as shameful and "absolutely wrong."
But coming to Hawkins' defense is Yale theology professor
Miroslav Volf, a croatian Protestant theologian whom Hawkins
cited when defending her "same God" claim in a follow up post on
Facebook.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/12/22/do-christians-and-muslims-
worship-same-god.html
personally I think they do,
[al-Baqarah 2:62] Lo! Those who believe (in that which is revealed
unto thee, Muhammad), and those who are Jews, and Christians,
and Sabaeans - whoever believeth in Allah and the Last Day and
doeth right - surely their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no
fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.
÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷
[al-`Ankabut 29:46]
And argue not with the People of the Scripture
unless it be in (a way) that is better, save with such of them as do
wrong; and say: We believe in that which hath been revealed unto us
and revealed unto you; our God and your God is One, and unto Him
we surrender.
Post by felix_unger
but also that a person cannot be a muslim or
a christian and hold that view. the two religions are incompatible due
to their respective beliefs.
A person doesn't have to believe strictly as either faith does in order to
accept the idea that they both are directed toward the same being.
Post by felix_unger
If one assumes there is a powerful 'life force' or cosmic energy that we
perceive of as God, that humans seek to connect to, it's entirely
conceivable that the various religions of this world have evolved as
pathways to that connection.
If the being actually does exist and has any influence on "his" people,
that's most likely the case imo. It's #2 on my list:

2. If there is a creator associated with this planet, all
who refer to him refer to the same being regardless of what
they call him or what they think about him.

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