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DO JUDAISM, ISLAM, AND CHRISTIANITY WORSHIP THE SAME GOD? A REFORMED THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

by PHILIP TACHIN in Vol. 3 No. 1 / Apr 2017

DOI: https://doi.org/10.35285/ucc3.1.2017.art11



Abstract
It is debated whether Judaism, Christianity, and Islam worship the same God. That they share the same roots in Abraham, the father of faith, makes some, including Christian scholars, conclude that they worship the same God. The question turns on the real substance of worship and its approval by God. Drawing from the classical Reformed view, we make a logical and exegetical argument that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam may have shared the same broad categories about their supreme deities, but conclude that they actually do not worship the same God. That true worship of God is Trinitarian and Christ centered, which is unique about Christianity, makes it impossible to admit that the three religions worship the same God.

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