A professor at Wheaton College in Chicago was suspended for saying on FB that the God of Christianity is the same God as the God of Islam because both are the God of Abraham.
The posts that followed the story were disturbing. It was like three children arguing who is their fathers’ favorite. All I can do is shake my head.
Here is a thought for consideration:
God, the one and only God who has always been and always will be, saw that his children were straying from him. They had turned his temples into market places and the priests were using the offerings to God for their own benefit.
So he sent someone to return the people back to Him. The messenger was sent in a manner that fulfilled the prophecies of the Messiah. The Messiah taught the people the way back to God. Some got the message and others didn’t want to give up their life of luxury they had been accustomed to. Those who had gotten the message became to be known at first as Christian Jews. The Christian Jews saw Jesus as the Messiah and the other Jews denied him. The Jews didn’t want to share their God with the Christians. Both still worshipped the God of Abraham.
As the word and faith of the Christians spread, God saw others in the cradle of civilization who were not getting the word. Again, he sent another messenger to spread the word. This messenger brought more people to worship Him. This new religion said Jesus was a prophet, but not the son of God. They validated Jesus which validated Christians. They validated the God of Abraham, and therefore validated the Jews. But Jews and Christians didn’t want to share their God with others.
All three worship the same God, but there are radicals within each religion who preach hate against the others or claim theirs is the only valid qualification for being the children of God.
The Jews, Christians, and Muslims are all three offspring of the same God who bicker and fight over who is the favorite child.