God the Father sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to bare our sin. Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood as the sacrifice for sin. He then rose bodily from the dead and now is with the Father in heaven. Believing this testimony and wholly trusting Jesus Christ for salvation is necessary to be saved, (1 Cor. 15:1-9; Col. 1: 12-22). “Therefore being jusfiged by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom. 5:1).

 

WHAT IS THE FALSE GOSPEL OF ISLAM?

The “gospel of Islam” is something quite different from the Gospel message of salvation found in the Bible.

Like many modem cults, Islam claims to revere the writings of all the prophets. Yet, Muslims unequivocally subjugate the Scriptures to the “prophecy” of Mohammed, even though this prophecy came approximately 500 years after the completion of the canon of Scripture.

In his book Introduction to Islam (Columbus: Ahmadiyya Association for the Propagation of Islam, 1993), Dr. Zahid Aziz, a prominent Muslim author, answers the question, “What does one have to do in order to become a Muslim?” The answer: “A person becomes a Muslim by declaring in public an oath known as the Kalima Shahada. The Kalima contains the two basic points a Muslim has to believe: that there is only one God — Allah, and that the Holy Prophet Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger to mankind” (Aziz 3).

A leaflet prepared by the Institute of Islamic Information and Education titled “Introducing Islam to Non-Muslims” states, “Mohammed is the very last Prophet of God to mankind. He is the final Messenger of God. His message was and is still to the Christians, the Jews and the rest of mankind. He was sent to those religious people to inform them about the true mission of Jesus, Moses, David, Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham.” The leaflet continues, “Mohammed is considered to be the summation and the culmination of all the prophets and messengers that came before him. He purified the previous messages from adulteration and completed the Message of God for all eternity. He was entrusted with the power of explaining, interpreting and living the teachings of the Koran.”

Believers must recognize that Joseph Smith (Mormonism), Charles T. Russell (Jehovah’s Witnesses), Mary Baker Eddy (Christian Science) have all claimed that same transcendent authority. As with all of the aforementioned, Mohammed gave his followers wicked doctrines that have plunged many into everlasting damnation. […]

The Bible teaches that salvation is not a reward and that heaven is the eternal abode of those who have received Christ. Islam, on the other hand, teaches that salvation is a reward for a life of relative piety and righteousness. The Koran states, “Then those whose scales are heavy, they are successful. And those whose scales are light are those who lose their souls, in hell abiding” (Sura, 23:102, 103). In fact, Muslims are encouraged to “vie one with another for forgiveness from your Lord, and for a Paradise as wide as are the heavens and the earth, prepared for those who ward off (evil)” (Sura, 3:133).