Are Yahweh and Allah the Same God?

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As Islam continues to spread worldwide, many people attempt to harmonize Islam and Christianity. Since both religions trace their roots back to Abraham, some people don’t see a difference between Yahweh and Allah. In this post, Mark Dever, Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and John Piper, founder and teacher of and Chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, point out the clear distinctions between Islam’s and Christianity’s beliefs about Jesus as God.  

Mark said Yahweh and Allah are not the same deity. He used the analogy of talking about a friend at a class reunion to illustrate the variances between a Christian’s view of Yahweh and a Muslim’s beliefs about Allah.  

What did you think of Mark’s analogy to describe the difference between Allah and Yahweh? How is Jesus the image of the unseen God?
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Though Muslims and Christians can describe Allah and Yahweh in similar ways at times, they are not the same god. In this next video, John Piper elaborates on this principle by teaching about the person of Jesus. 

To truly follow God, John said you have to love, honor, and worship Him. Christians know God through Jesus, so to reject Jesus is to reject God. 

What does it mean for someone to truly love, honor, and worship God?
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How does Islam reject the true, living God? Why would denying Jesus as God’s Son prove Allah and Yahweh are not the same God?
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How might you explain the difference between the true God of the Bible and the god of the Quran to a friend? How could you incorporate the deity of Christ into your discussion?
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Jesus is God. If anyone denies Christ, they deny God. Stand firm in your beliefs and pray for wisdom about Jesus as you share the gospel with your friends and family. 

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