Islamic Worldview Vs Biblical Worldview

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Islamic Worldview Vs Biblical Worldview The creation of the Islamic religion is accredited to a man named Muhammad who had revelations in dreams sent from Allah (Swartley 16). He was moved so much by these revelations, that he set out on a mission to teach people how to appease Allah and to submit to their god (Swartley 17). In order to better understand the Islamic worldview, one must take a look at how this worldview would answer the five tenets of a worldview. Question of Origin The Islamic worldview believes that Allah is the... “One True God,” (Swartley 8), and the only Creator of the world. Muslims believe that all humanity is good by nature (Swartley 6). Unlike Muslims, Christians believe that all of mankind is sinful in nature (Romans 3.23). The biblical worldview believes in the Holy Trinity; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (1 John 5.7), and this compound God created the world (Genesis 2). But to the Islamic worldview, believing in the Holy Trinity is blasphemy (Weider & Gutierrez 65). Both worldviews do agree that their god has created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1.1 and The Qur’an, Al-Isra’ 17.44). Question of Identity Like stated above, Muslims believe that mankind is inherently good. When reading the Qur’an, one will find the description of man being created from clay (Al-Mu’minum 23.12). This creation is very similar to the creation of mankind in the Bible (Genesis 2.7). Both worldviews describe the creation of mankind through dirt (clay). The biblical worldview believes that man was created in God’s image (Genesis 1.26-27), whereas the Islamic worldview does not believe there is another creature like Allah. Allah is his own entity and doesn’t have a characteristics of mankind (Qur’an,... ... middle of paper ... ...rnal life in paradise or in hell. Salvation in the Islamic worldview is based off of human effort. Unlike the Islamic worldview, the biblical worldview knows that the only way to God is through Jesus Christ (John 14.6) and no amount of good deeds will help one’s odds of gaining access to Heaven. Those with a biblical worldview have been promised with eternal life in Heaven as long as they accept His gift of salvation through Christ (Titus 1.2). When comparing the tenets of the Islamic worldview to the biblical worldview, there are quite a few of similarities such as believing in a god that has created the world and purposely set apart mankind from the rest of living things. However, when looking deeper into the two worldviews it is obvious that they disagree when it comes to the meaning and purpose of life, how to live a moral life, and what will happen after death.
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