Catholicism 101: Question of the Day
Is there any possibility that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, as an act of Divine Revelation, declared unto His people that Jesus was nothing more than an apostle; not unlike those that had come and gone before him? *
If you answered NO, you win!
Your prize? Utter clarity with regard to the indisputable fact that the “Allah” of Islam is a false god, therefore rendering it utterly inconceivable to imagine for even a moment that Catholics and Muslims worship the same God.
* Christ the son of Mary was no more than an apostle; many were the apostles that passed away before him. (Surah 5.75 in the fictional work commonly known as the Qur’an)
For your German readers, just posted on my blog:
Wünscht Papst Franziskus den Heiligen Krieg des Islam in Europa?
Was sind die geistlichen Früchte des Ramadan, die der Papst den muslimischen Immigranten wünscht?
Well this is Do Muslims and Catholics worship the same God? – Harvesting the Fruit of the Vatican II very useful . air jordan http://www.jordanssneakersmall.com/
Mark Shea says they do.
St. Thomas Aquinas on Islam:
“He (Mohammed) seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh urges us. His teaching also contained precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure. In all this, as is not unexpected; he was obeyed by carnal men. As for proofs of the truth of his doctrine, he brought forward only such as could be grasped by the natural ability of anyone with a very modest wisdom. Indeed, the truths that he taught he mingled with many fables and with doctrines of the greatest falsity.
He did not bring forth any signs produced in a supernatural way, which alone fittingly gives witness to divine inspiration; for a visible action that can be only divine reveals an invisibly inspired teacher of truth. On the Contrary, Mohammed said that he was sent in the power of his arms – which are signs not lacking even to robbers and tyrants. What is more, no wise men, men trained in things divine and human, believed in him from the beginning (1). Those who believed in him were brutal men and desert wanderers, utterly ignorant of all divine teaching, through whose numbers Mohammed forced others to become his follower’s by the violence of his arms. Nor do divine pronouncements on part of preceding prophets offer him any witness. On the contrary, he perverts almost all the testimony of the Old and the New Testaments by making them into a fabrication of his own, as can be seen by anyone who examines his law. It was, therefore, a shrewd decision on his part to forbid his followers to read the Old and New Testaments, lest these books convict him of falsity. It is thus clear that those who place faith in his words believe foolishly.”- Summa Contra Gentiles, Book 1, Chapter 16, Art. 4. Footnote: 1. Sura 21:5, Sura 44:14; Sura 16:103, Sura 37:36