Answering Islam: The Crescent in Light of the Cross by Norman L. Geisler

By Norman L. Geisler

This qualifies as a very good advent to Islam which offers the historic and doctrinal necessities let alone various invaluable evidence so much introductions bypass over. hugely advised analyzing.

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God) said: "0 Iblis! What prevents thee from Prostrating thyself to one Whom I have created With My hands? Art thou haughty? " (God) said: "Then get thee Out from here: for thou Art rejected, accursed. Any My curse shall be On thee till the Day Of Judgment. 14. See Rahman, 123. See also Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'an: Translation and Commentary (Damascus: (Ouloom Al Qur'an, 1934), n. 929. 15. Stanton, 39. 16. See Kateregga and Shenk, 11. 17. Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Meaning of the Glorious Qur'an, 1:25.

Niazi, 7-8. 43. Kateregga and Shenk , 23. 44. Michael Nazir-Ali, Frontiers in Muslim-Christian Encounter (Oxford: Regnum Books, 1987), 165. 45. For an excellent discussion on this subject, see Woodberry, 155. 46. "Islamic Government Does Not Spend for Its Own Grandeur," Kayhan International, 4 Sept. , 159. 48 The Basic Doctrines of Orthodox Islam According to Kateregga and the majority view in Islam, the Qur'an teaches that "all people are born as true Muslims, innocent, pure, and 47 free (30:30).

God is Creator of heaven and earth. He created not only the physical universe, but also spiritual beings such as angels Man jinn. God created humankind innocent, but they have made choices to their own detriment. Nevertheless, human beings are not essentially evil, but basically good. They are finite, mortal creatures, who are honored by God to be his representatives and servants on earth. Even though human beings are not essentially sinful and have no fallen nature, they are intrinsically weak, frail, i mperfect, and constantly forgetful of God.

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