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The Doctrine and Dangers of Islam
Theme: The error and dangers of Islam.
John 14:6


A.      Everyday news of Islam is broadcasted over our radio waves, Internet and newspapers.

B.     The time has come for Christians to understand the doctrine (and dangers) of Islam.

C.     This sermon serves to stir your awareness and understanding of its error and dangers.


I.         Background To Islam

A.      It is arguably the fastest growing religion in the world.[1]

1.      True or not, the number of people identified with Islam is about 1.2 – 1.8 billion, 2nd only to 2.1 billion identified as Christian.[2]

2.      As of 2008 there are approximately 1.35 million Muslims in the U.S.[3]

3.      Accordingly, Islam would rank as the 2nd largest religion in the U.S.[4]

B.     The Qur’an’s history.

1.      “Began with revelations on Muhammad’s divine revelations” when he was 40 years old (610 A.D.) til his death (632 A.D.).[5]

2.      The problem is that these revelations are contrary to the doctrine of Christ. 2 Jn. 9

3.      Further, the Law of Moses was to bring people to Christ, not beyond Him. Gal. 3:24; Jude 3

II.       The Error of Islam

A.      Teaching about God.

1.      Qur’an: Allah is one (4:171);

         Bible: Godhead (Father, Son, Holy Spirit).

2.      Qur’an: Allah has no son;

         Bible: Jesus is the Son of God.

B.     Teaching about Jesus Christ.

1.      Qur’an: Jesus was born like the rest of man. 3:59

         Bible: Jesus part of the Godhead. Jn. 1:1-3, 14

2.      Qur’an: Jesus refused worship. 5:116

         Bible: Jesus accepted worship. Matt. 14:33; 28:9

3.      Qur’an: Jesus was not crucified. 4:157

         Bible: Jesus was crucified. Jn. 19:14-20; 1 Cor. 2:2

4.      Qur’an: no one to bear sins for man. 6:123-124

         Bible: Jesus bears our sins. Heb. 9:28

C.     The Qur’an does not teach:

1.      Jesus as the only way of salvation to the (heavenly) Father. Jn. 14:6

2.      Instead, it teaches man to follow the teachings and life example of Muhammad.

D.     Summary

1.      When Jesus Christ is lessened by one iota, the gospel becomes false. Cp. Gal. 1:6-10

2.      Anyone bringing a different teaching has no fellowship with God. 1 Jn. 4:2-3; 2 Jn. 9

E.     While we see the Christian view toward a Muslim, what is the Muslim view toward Christianity/Christians?

III.      The Dangers of Islam

A.      Clearly: there are Muslims who do not act out in “terror” against non-Muslims.[6]

B.     The question, however, we want answered: is this a fair and balanced view of Islam?

1.      If so, why are there so many reports of “terrorist” of violence against non-Muslims?

2.      Are these acts exclusively practiced out of defense?[7]

C.     Muslims believe their acts are done out of vengeance for years of those who have oppressed them.

1.      Regarding the Western world: Hussein Massawi (former leader of Hezbollah) – “We are not fighting so that you will offer us something. We are fighting to eliminate you.”

2.      Hamas Parliament speaker calls for Muslims to kills Jews/Americans.[8]

3.      Nancy Perkins (American school teacher in Saudi and Kuwait): “I couldn't wait to get out of there - daily the Imam called out for prayers saying "Allah Akbar - Death to Americans.”[9]

D.      Warnings from expert and ex-Muslim:

1.       Robert Spencer (Jihad Watch): “The doctrines of jihad and Islamic supremacism threaten the peace and human rights of all free people. If it is not confronted and resisted, it will prevail.”[10]

2.       Walid Shoebat (author, Why I Left Jihad): “Islam: What the West Needs To Know” documentary on the reality of violence associated with the Islamic faith.


A.      To accept the Islamic faith is to totally reject Jesus as the way to God.

B.     Our sword is the Word of God in defending the truth. Eph. 6:17

C.     Let our faith be solely in Christ and no other … no matter what. 1 Pet. 4:16

[2] Religions of the World Ranked by Number of Adherents, 2005,

[3] American Religious Identification Survey, Summary Report, March, 2009:

[6] Reading Islam: (site no longer working).

[8], Media Ignore Hamas Parliament Speaker’s Call for Allah to Kill Jews and Americans:;

[10] Jihad Watch, Why are you doing this,


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