Rebutting the Bishop

In the American Thinker (via Brussels Journal) Soeren Kern takes Bishop Muskens, who thinks christians should start praying to Allah, to task over the latters seeming ignorance with regard to the actual meaning and origin of the name 'Allah'.
Inquiring minds want to know: If the bishop really thinks the names "God" and "Allah" are interchangeable, why doesn't he ask Muslims to start calling Allah "Yahweh", the biblical name for God? But he won't, because he knows they won't.

Indeed, just because Christianity, Judaism and Islam are called "monotheistic" faiths, it does not follow that Christians, Jews and Muslims pray to the same God. So for those pre-postmoderns who believe that words still mean something, a quick survey of archaeology, history and theology-accompanied by a dose of common sense-can answer the question of whether the Allah of Islam is really the God of the Bible.
What follows is an examination of evidence from archeology, history and theology. Read it all.


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