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Burden and Blessing Podcast

May 2018

World Religions: Islam

May 25, 2018

Pastors Mark Tiefel and Nathanael Mayhew continue the CPR series on World Religions with a study of Islam. In addition to Judaism and Christianity, Islam is the third major monotheistic religion. It had its beginning in the 600AD with Mohammed who claimed to receive a revelation from Allah (God) through the angel Gabriel. He traced the roots of Islam back to Abraham through his son Ishmael. The Muslims (followers of Islam) accept the Bible as a holy book, but believe that it has been corrupted as it is in Christianity. They reject the doctrine of the Trinity, the Deity of Jesus, His crucifixion and resurrection for example. They also have no concept of original sin. Islam has five pillars and two major groups: Sunni and Shia. These two groups also have some major differences which have been the cause of much fighting between them in the Middle East and throughout the world. Listen to learn more about this fast growing religion and how you can witness to Muslims you may meet!