Christians and Muslims have often existed with the burden of great strife between them and their followers. However, countless people do not posses the knowledge to know which is right or wrong, and, as a result, they are lost. Many Christians stand strong in their beliefs; as do many Muslims. Therefore, for a lost individual, it may be hard to comprehend and decipher. “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me,” states Jesus Christ, the Son of the one true God, in John 14:6 of the Bible. However, “Muhammad would scoff at the idea that Islam is merely one path to God.” This is stated in The God Conversation, by J. P. Moreland and Tim Muehlhoff; and it is an immense contrast in the two religions. Christianity, which is lifetime dedication to God’s commands, as well as a relationship with God, is the preferred belief system in my opinion; for it is the only means by which an individual can be saved, the only way to find true acceptance and happiness, and the only religion that has an entirely true message and an entirely true God.
First of all, Christianity is the only means by which one is able to be saved. Salvation is from the Lord; Jesus Christ payed the price of it for us by dying an unimaginable death on the cross. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God,” states Ephesians 2:8. John 3:16, which is perhaps the most well-known scripture passage in the Bible, says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” If one is a saved Christian, he is destined to spend eternity in an uncomprehendably amazing paradise, known as Heaven, with the Savior; and in order to be a Christian, one must specifically follow what Jesus says in Matthew 16:24-28: “Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done. I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.’” This is a cause and effect statement; and it is truth that is to be followed. A Muslim has no relationship with God, for Islam does not claim Christ as the Savior, and they do not worship the same God as Christians. Allah is their god, and Muhammad is his supposed prophet. It is completely impossible to attain Salvation through a worthless force that exists only in the minds of the spiritually lost and corrupt.
Secondly, Christianity is the only way one can find true happiness and acceptance. Psalm 13:5 says, “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.” If an individual is without God, he is lost. If one is lost, he cannot discover true happiness. The worthless material possessions of this unforgiving world are unable to bring happiness, for they do not matter on judgement day; they do not determine where one will spend eternity. “In order to promote harmony most people today subscribe to the that all religions are different yet equally valid paths to God,” as J.P. Moreland and Tim Muehlhoff state in The God Conversation. This causes people to be radically tolerant of all beliefs, and, in turn, leads to people becoming lost. Islam teaches that good deeds and a lifetime of service to Allah leads to salvation; Christianity teaches that taking up one’s cross and following God leads to an individual’s eternal Salvation. Muslims commonly become greatly confused and distressed when they contemplate whether or not they will be in Heaven with God at the end if times. Even when a Muslim is strong in his faith and good deeds, he cannot be quite sure of this. Christians are guaranteed eternity in Heaven as long as they are saved and repent. Christians can fellowship with one another and grow together in Christ. Christ is always there for those who find comfort in Him, even when people are cruel, unfaithful and the opposite of trustworthy. Knowing this, a believer can feel a sense of belonging that a lost person may never feel.
Finally, Christianity is the only religion that has an entirely true message and an entirely true God. In Malachi 3:6a the LORD says, “I the LORD do not change...” Psalm 90:2b says, “...from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Psalm 40:11b says, “...may your love and your truth always protect me.” Every part of God’s Word is truth. God is the one true God. He is the only way to attain Salvation and He is the only way through which one may be blessed, and so on. Islam is an untrue, corrupted religion through which no one can be saved. Jesus was not a prophet, He was the Messiah; Muhammad was no prophet, he was an insane, untruthful human being; Allah is no God, only our God is the true God; good deeds do not pay for one’s salvation, a relationship with God and repentance does.
Overall, Christianity is the only true belief system in God’s eyes. Islam is nothing but the works of a corrupted individual. As Christians, we are to spread the Gospel and be shining lights for Jesus Christ. We are to effectively bring others to Christ and be missionaries wherever we are, no matter the situation. We are to serve the one true Almighty Savior; the one who said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”