God or Allah – What’s the Difference?

A Muslim turned away from Islam and became a follower of Jesus.  I was privileged to hear him share his life story.  Someone asked him, “What is the difference between God and Allah?”

His explanation was simple.  “As a former Muslim, I can say that Muslims view Allah as the ultimate creator of all things. Muslims are to be good servants of Allah. They are to praise and worship Allah as they serve him.

“In contrast, Christians view God as the creator of all things, but we also have a personal relationship with God and consider Him our Father.”

Another question: “What exactly does it mean to have a personal relationship with God?”

He explained, “Consider a king who rules a country. He has many servants who are to honor him and faithfully serve him.   The servants serve Him dinner, along with his family.

“The servants do not eat at the dinner table with the king as his family does.  When the dinner is finished and the work is done, the servants retire to their quarters.  Yet the children dwell with their father.  He tucks them in at bedtime and kisses them goodnight.

“Since coming to Christ, I have discovered that the personal relationship the children have with their Father is a love relationship.  The Father loves and cares for His children. The children love and trust their Father.  When I was a Muslim I thought of myself more as a servant of Allah, not a child of a loving Father.”

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This life is temporary.  This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:   http://www.godlife.com/gospel/

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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6 Responses to God or Allah – What’s the Difference?

  1. Liana says:

    Very deep yet simple explanation of a question many ask. Thank you Kathleen for sharing. God bless.

  2. Frank King says:

    Kathleen, it’s great to hear a person who has converted from Islam to Christianity give his take on the difference between the two. He has a unique perspective having experienced both of them. Christianity takes us from mere religion to relationship.

  3. Debbie W says:

    Kathleen, I love this clear picture of the difference. What a wonderful Savior we have.

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