The ‘Christian’ Burning of the Koran and the Islamic Response

On  March 20, 2011  Pastor Terry Jones held a mock trial in which the Koran was judged and after which a copy of the Koran was burned. Two weeks later an angry group of Moslems stormed the United Nations compound in Mazar–e-sharif and brutally murdered 12 innocent people.  Both Pasrtor Jones and the Moslems of Mazar-e-sharif are religious. The Moslems went to Friday prayer and then murdered 12 innocent people in the name of Allah.  Pastor Jones believed he pleased God in the burning of the Koran. Both are mistaken. Continue reading “The ‘Christian’ Burning of the Koran and the Islamic Response”

Does the Koran contain the Gospel?

Recently, Redeemer City to City, tweeted a statement from Ray Bakke about the gospel in the Koran: “There is enough gospel in the Koran to lead people to Jesus. Know the Koran.” In my own limited study of the Koran, I find that statement hard to believe. I do not know the full context of that statement, so what I say is only a response to the tweet.  If Jesus is the Gospel and the Koranic Jesus is not the Jesus of history nor of Scripture, how can there be gospel in the Koran? If the Koranic Jesus is not God, not crucified,  then he is not Jesus. Following are some of my observations on the Biblical Jesus and the Koranic Jesus. Continue reading “Does the Koran contain the Gospel?”