Thoughts and Truth from the Impossible Life

Abraham WAS a Christian

Abraham WAS a Christian in the strictest understanding because he too was awaiting the coming of the Son of God to take away the sins of the world and to open the only door to which one must pass to enter into eternnal life.

IF we use the term muslim to refer to those who submit to the God of Abraham, of Moses, of Jacob, then Christians are the only muslims.

This confusion in terminology is why muslim is defined as a follower of islam rather than a follower of God. Muslim with a capital M is a follower of islam.

This is the same as the use of the generic allah which is arabic for god, any god. The Christian Allah refers the Christian God AND His Son Jesus while the muslim allah refers to the god od islam. These are NOT the same God. The Judaic and Christian God or Allah in Arabic is NOT the same god or allah of islam. I explained this much better in a different blog entry, but few will take the time to truly learn the difference and thus there is no need to post a link to the entry.


March 21, 2012 - Posted by | Christianity / God, Understanding Islam | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Romans 4 is a good reference to look at when thinking about Abraham and if he were saved.

    “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”

    He was a ‘Christian’ because he trusted God’s promise and therefore received the status of righteousness on credit. The price was eventually paid by Jesus all those years later. The same exchange took place

    Whether or not though he was conscious of the nature of the coming sacrifice I am not so sure… although he says from his own lips, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” (Genesis 20) I doubt that he was truly aware of the significance of what he said.

    But then this is true for all Christians isn’t it? We will never fully grasp the magnitude and weight of what God has done for us.

    Thanks for your post


    Comment by jimlockey1 | March 21, 2012 | Reply

    • Thank you Jim for your response. All I can say is Amen.

      Comment by Paul Marcel-Rene | March 22, 2012 | Reply

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