The problem confronting Moslems today is that the majority of
them do not realise that the prophet, Mohammed, had two major stages of his
1) A time of peace, which he pursued in great detail, and then,
2) a time
of war, during the time when he began to put together the Koran.
Therefore it depends a great deal upon which stage he was in
as to whether you believe him to be a man of peace or a man of war.
In no way is the Koran similar to the Bible. The Bible is an
inspired book, dictated by Almighty God to 40 different authors over a period of
1500 years. This book has a central theme, which is salvation through the blood
The Koran, on the other hand, Mohammed claims was given to
him by the angel Gabriel, but many others believe another spirit could have been
involved. Its major points are as follows: 1) everybody must believe that
Mohammed is the prophet of Allah; 2) anybody who doesn't believe will burn in
hell-fire forever; 3) room is made for men to have four wives but in the case of
Mohammed who was special, he was allowed 15.
The only inspired pieces of the Koran that one will find, are
the parts which were taken from the Bible, and even those have been altered
somewhat. It is a tremendous thrill for a Moslem to come to know Jesus Christ as
his Saviour, as for the first time in his life, he realises that all is not
hatred, war and mayhem, but the Christian life is one of joy, peace and
gentleness, culminating in the salvation of one's soul through the precious
blood of God's lamb, our Lord Jesus Christ.