Which "God" Is Real?

A debate over the meaning of the phrase “Allahu Akbar” has occurred recently in the news (www.huffingtonpost.com, 11/01/17, Jake Tapper Unloads on ‘Sick’ and ‘Disgusting’ Fox News in Blistering Takedown). Translated into English, the phrase means “God is greater.” Westerners are most accustomed to hearing it either during or after an act of terror is committed by a Muslim. However, the phrase is used in settings of Muslim worship, similar to Christians saying, “Thank God!”

The point that is so badly missed is that the deity identified within in the phrase, “Allah,” does not exist. He is merely an idol. The Muslim “Allah” is not the God of the Bible. He is not the God of creation. He is not the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He is not the one, true God at the burning bush. He is not the God of Elijah. Finally, Allah is not the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Allah and Yahweh are totally different. One does not exist at all. The other has existed from everlasting to everlasting, from before creation and into eternity. Allah is a figment of the imaginations of those who follow a false religious system. Thus, the statement “Allah Akbar” is a false claim, a lie! There is only one true God (Deut. 6:4; Jer. 10:10; John 14:6; 16:13) who exists as three distinct Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God’s Word attributes the character of “truth” to each of the Persons of the Godhead. Islam denies the existence of the triunity of God. Thus, Muslims cannot and do not worship the same divine Being as Christianity.

This debate is really meaningless and distracting because it misses the real point: Which deity is the true and living God, and which one is a false god? As Christians, we insist that Islam is not just a horribly flawed political system, it is a completely false religious system that encourages its adherents to be at war with anyone and everyone who does not embrace its ideology.

— Gary Freel