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.”
- Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 1 John 3:1
- I STOOD IN DARKNESS – By Kathleen
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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