Theology and Islamics Articles

Essential to reaching Muslims is an understanding of the theology behind Christianity and Islam — and how each worldview compares and contrasts. In this section, you will find articles on the Quran, the Son of God and Islam, the Trinity and Muslims, usage of the word Allah for God, and much more.

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Is Allah the God of the Bible?

Is Allah the God of the Bible?

It is becoming increasingly common to hear Evangelical Christian missionaries suggest that “Allah” is the name we should be using for “God” in Islamic contexts and many bible translation organizations are now frequently using “Allah” in the translations they produce...

Allah: The god of Islam

Allah: The god of Islam

At the moment a Muslim is born and again on his death bed, seven Arabic words are whispered into his ears: “La ilaha ilia Allah, Muhammad rasul Allah” which translates, “(There is) no god except Allah; Muhammad (is) Allah’s prophet.” This creed, which is the focal...

Is the Scandal for Muslims the How or the Who?

Is the Scandal for Muslims the How or the Who?

As a Christian of Muslim background, I can appreciate the many challenges the Church has faced over the past fourteen centuries in presenting the Gospel to Muslims. It is not surprising there is much debate in Christian circles on how best to accomplish this...

The Five Solas and Islam

The Five Solas and Islam

So what does sola Scriptura (by Scripture = the Bible alone) and four other statements of the Reformation have to do with Islam? In this piece, I will assume the truthfulness of each of the Solas, and see what effect this has on our view of Islam.  What are the 5...

The Theological Importance of the Term “Father” for God

The Theological Importance of the Term “Father” for God

The theology of the Father God is critical to understanding the sweep of the Bible and the relationship of Jesus as the eternal Son of God. Early on in biblical history, God reveals himself to Israel as their heavenly Father. “You are the sons of the LORD your God”...

The Unoccupied Mission Fields

The Unoccupied Mission Fields

By Samuel Zwemer. Zwemer, known as the "Apostle to Islam," served as a pioneer missionary to Arab nations at the turn of the 20th century. Below is an excerpt from his book The Unoccupied Mission Fields of Africa and Asia. The challenge of the unoccupied fields of the...

Glory of the Impossible

Glory of the Impossible

Lilias Trotter gave up a promising career as an artist to serve as a missionary to the Muslim population of Algeria at the turn of the 20th century. In this short parable, Trotter provides the backbone of faith behind missions. "You do not test the resources of God...

A Religion of the Spirit

A Religion of the Spirit

This post is excerpted from an essay written by W.H.T. Gairdner, a British Missionary to Cairo at the turn of the 20th century. You can read his entire essay here. The justification of missions to Islam is not to be found in the superiority of western culture or...

Comparison

Comparison

I’ve read lots of biographies. Some good, some bad. Some long; others very long. There is one biography that amazed, astounded, and saddened me. I still cannot get over what I read. Now to make this a bit more interesting, I’m not revealing the name of the man. That’s...

The Grammar of Elohim

The Grammar of Elohim

I am the king of grammar at my house. I can smell a run-on sentence at fifty paces. I undangle dangling participles with the greatest of ease. The colon, semicolon, and demonstrative pronouns are my best friends. And we are certainly humble. Yes, I wrote, “we are...

The Battle is the Lord’s (Pt.3/3)

The Battle is the Lord’s (Pt.3/3)

The Battle is the Lord's: A 3-Part Series Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Our plans or God’s plans? There is no doubt that our creator is the God of order. The Bible cites several situations where organization is both recommended and implemented. Moses chose elders and leaders...

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