Islam: A Comparison between Mohammed and Jesus
By Ed Decker
Mohammed was the prophet of war; Christ is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6-7).
Mohammed’s disciples killed for the faith; Christ’s disciples were killed for their faith (Acts 12:2; 2 Tim 4:7).
Mohammed promoted persecution against the “infidels”; Christ forgave and converted the chief persecutor (1 Timothy 1:13-15).
Mohammed was the taker of life; Christ was the giver of life (John 10:27-28).
Mohammed and his fellow warriors murdered tens of thousands; Christ murdered none but saved many (compare John 12:48.
Mohammed’s method was COMPULSION; Christ’s aim was voluntary CONVERSION (Acts 3:19).
Mohammed practiced FORCE; Christ preached FAITH (John 6:29,35).
Mohammed was a WARRIOR; Christ is a DELIVERER (Col. 1:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:10).
Mohammed conquered his enemies with the sword; Christ conquered his enemies with another kind of sword, the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God (Hebrews 4:12; Acts 2:37).
Mohammed said to the masses, “Convert or die!” Christ said, “Believe and live!” (John 6:47; 11:25-26).
Mohammed was swift to shed the blood of many (Romans 3:15-17); Christ shed His own blood for the salvation of many (Ephesians 1:7).
Mohammed preached “Death to the infidels!”; Christ prayed “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34).
Mohammed declared a holy war (Jihad) against infidels; Christ achieved a holy victory on Calvary’s cross (Col 2:14-15) His followers share in that victory (John 16:33).
Mohammed constrained people by conquest; Christ released people in love (2 Corinthians 5:14).
Modern terrorists derive their inspiration from Mohammed and carry out their despicable atrocities in the name of his god; Christians derive their inspiration from the One who said, “Blessed are the peacemakers” (Matthew 5:9).
Modern day disciples of Mohammed respond to the terrorist attacks by cheering in the streets; Modern day disciples of Christ are deeply grieved at past atrocities carried out by those who were “Christians” in name only (the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, etc.).
Many Muslims are peaceful and peace-loving because they do not strictly follow the teachings of their founder; Many Christians are peaceful and peace-loving because they do strictly follow the teachings of their Founder (Romans 12:17-21).
Muhammad said the Koran is authoritative only in Arabic, and only in his dialect; The Bible is authoritative in many languages, for God knows all things and can inspire His Word in more than one language.
Mohammed ordered death to the Jews (see A.Guillaume, The Life of Muhammad, Oxford University Press , p. 369); Christ ordered that the gospel be preached “to the Jew first” (Romans 1:16).
The Koran says, “Fight in the cause of Allah” (Qu’ran 2.244); The Bible says, “we wrestle not against flesh and blood” and “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal” (Ephesians 6:12; 2 Corinthians 10:4).
The Koran says, “Fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them” (Qu’ran 9.5); Christ said, “Preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).
The Koran says, “I will inspire terror into the hearts of unbelievers” (Qu’ran 8.12); Jesus says to Love your enemies and pray for them (Matthew 5: 43-47).
The Koran (Qu’ran) is a terrorist manual, which condones fighting, conflict, terror, slaughter, and genocide against those who do not accept Islam; The Bible is a missionary manual to spread the gospel of peace to the world (Romans 10:15).
Mohammed considered Christ a good prophet; Christ pronounced Mohammed to be a false prophet (John 10:10; Matthew 24:11).
Mohammed claimed that there was but one God, Allah; Christ claimed that He was God (John 10:30-31; John 8:58-59; John 5:18; John 14:9).
Mohammed’s Tomb: OCCUPIED! Christ’s tomb: EMPTY!
Islam must be received, or you can be killed for rejecting it: The Faith offered by Jesus Christ is for “whosoever will” to receive, and all men are permitted to reject it (Revelation 22:17, John 3:16).
Those who leave Islam can be killed in most Islamic nations; Those who leave the true Church of Jesus Christ are allowed to do so with no revenge.