The Wrong God

William Craig Lane is a Christian philosopher and theologian who has written 30 books and more than 100 scholarly articles. His interests vary widely. He has written on numerous topics and has lectured at some of the most prestigious universities in the world, including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Oxford,Cambridge and Moscow.

He has especially keen insight into the pseudo-religion of Islam. In an especially revealing quote he writes the following:

“Now how does all this relate to Islamic Jihad ? Islam sees violence as a means of propagating the Muslim faith. Islam divides the world into two camps: the dar al-Islam (House of Submission) and the dar al-Harb (House of War). The former are those lands which have been brought into submission to Islam; the latter are those nations which have not yet been brought into submission. This is how Islam actually views the world !”

“The problem with Islam, then, is not that it has got the wrong moral theory; it’s that it has got the wrong God. If the Muslim thinks that our moral duties are constituted by God’s commands, then I agree with him. But Muslims and Christians differ radically over God’s nature. Muslims believe that God loves only Muslims. Allah has no love for unbelievers and sinners. Therefore, they can be killed indiscriminately. Moreover, in Islam God’s omnipotence trumps everything, even his own nature. He is therefore utterly arbitrary in his dealing with mankind.”

Shortly after 9/11 I remember attending a board meeting of a seminary upon which I served as a trustee. I made the remark that the central issue of this war forced upon us by the Jihadists was “What is the nature of God?”The learned Divines laughed me out of the room. These Politically Correct multiculturalists believed that all paths lead to God and Jews, Christians, and Muslims worship the same God.

I still stand by my statement. Christianity believes in a God who loves the entire Creation. This is a God who ultimately willingly dies for the unbelievers in an effort to redeem all of humanity. In stark contrast, Allah is pleased when the infidel is destroyed without pity. Allah is a god of hatred and vengeance. He commands the death of the unbelievers. Their deaths are a kind of human sacrifice to the monster god, Allah. The two have nothing in common.

If the Judeo-Christian God is true, then Allah must be false. The path of Allah will ultimately lead Muslims to perdition. The way of divine love leads to salvation.