I teach Comparative Religions in a Sociology Department at a secular Community College. An Evangelical Christian asked if the God Allah is the same God worshipped by Christians. I tried to go around the question by giving the usual, at least since VCII, politically correct answer. “Allah is the Arabic name for God.” “All three Monotheistic religions trace their beliefs back to Abraham.” You know, the usual **** we must give in order to keep our jobs. In frustration a young female Muslim piped up and said “No, we don’t worship the same God. We don’t believe that the true God has a Son and so we don’t worship Jesus Christ.” I then recovered my integrity somewhat by admitting that I had given the politically correct answer but she had given the truth. I’ll never make that compromise again. I rejoice in God my Savior who is Jesus Christ. I will never be ashamed again to admit it.
Not bad for an old goat like me eh? We can all learn.
Unless we all lose our fear of man we will not find God.
Do you think that there is still hope for me?