Islam unashamedly rejects these truths that comprise the Gospel. While many people today say that Christians and Muslims worship the same God, the Lord says, Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, HATH NOT GOD” (2 John 9). An even greater condemnation is pronounced by God in 2 John 7: “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”

Because Islam denies the doctrine of the deity of Christ, not only is it deceptive, but it is an “antichrist” religion. This is “another gospel,” and it is under God’s curse. Mohammedanism purports to be “the way of peace,” but the end of Islam is the way of death. Bible believers must not yield on these eternally important points of doctrine merely because the followers of Islam claim to esteem the patriarchs and the prophets. The Christian is responsible not just to proclaim the Truth but also to cry out against the error of any false religion.

God’s people must be aware of the fact that many so-called Christians are willing to compromise the Truth of God’s Word in the attempt to “build bridges” with various religions. As Islam asserts itself in the area of religious dialogue, men and women who claim to represent Christianity are quickly building the credibility of Islam as a viable way to God. Rather than witnessing to these lost souls, ecumenical leaders are encouraging Christians to search for common ground with Muslims. Instead of exposing the errors of Islam, Christians are told to search for the truth in Islam.

Thus Islam is gaining a respectability that is leading many astray. For example, a September 22,1998, Ecumenical News International (ENI) wire story carried the headline: “Christian Theologians Urged To Recognize Mohammed as a Prophet.” Also, July 31, 1998, ENI headline read: “Christians and Muslims in Zimbabwe Seek Ways of Cooperation.” This article clearly revealed that religious cooperation was the goal of a Zimbabwe interfaith gathering. Finally, a July 28,1998, ENI article reported that many worldwide Anglican leaders at the 1998 Lambeth Conference announced that Christians “did not need to convert Muslims to Christianity.”