Tag Archives: Christian belief

Are Jehovah and Allah the Same God?

In the history of religion Judaism, Christianity and Islam are considered the three Abrahamic faiths.  The idea is that there is a continuity between the three different religions that can be traced back to the legacy of Abraham and the early Hebrews.  For this reason, so the argument goes, all three religions are basically differing expressions of the same faith.  So this means that all three religions actually worship the same God.  The Yahweh of the Jews is really the same deity as the God/Jehovah of the Christians, who is in turn no different than the Allah of the Muslims.  But is this really true? Continue reading

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Does Theology Matter?

Does theology matter?  If you listen to some people, you would have to say, “No!”

For example, a few weeks ago I was talking with a friend who is taking some classes in theology.  He told me how excited he was in his studies.  He also told me that he shared his excitement with a friend of his.  His friend commented positively, but then said, “But really, in the grand scheme of things, what does all that matter?  In our everyday lives, what good is theology?”

My friend was telling me this to make the point that theology is okay for theologians, philosophers, and academicians.  But for the common man, living in the real world, it has no value. Continue reading