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

By Norman L. Geisler

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Usually, however, the majority refuse to listen to him and bring upon themselves the divine judgments of flood, fire, or earthquake, while the faithful few are spared and rewarded. 14. Charis Waddy, The Muslim Mind (London/New York: Longman, 1976), 17. 15. See Rauf, 8. Prophets 57 The unity of the prophets' mission and message plays an important role in Islamic theology. Beginning with Adam as the first prophet and ending with Muhammad as the last, all prophets form an unbreakable chain. Throughout all ages they have preached the same fundamental message from God: submission to the divine will, which is the very meaning of the word "Islam.

Further, "We have honoured the sons of Adam; provided them with transport on land and sea; given them for sustenance things good and pure; and conferred on them special favours, Above a great part Of Our Creation " (17:70 [see also 7:10]). Commenting on the significance of man's position as khalifa, Kateregga writes: God has honoured man, His khalifa, with the authority over His countless creatures. He has been commissioned to use nature for his own welfare (Qur'an 33:72). As a khalifa he is chosen to cultivate the land and enrich life with knowledge and meaning.

And We have set a barrier in front of them, and a barrier behind them, and We have covered them over so that they do not see. Thus it is alike to them whether thou warn them or dost not warn them; they will not believe" (36:7-10). "Had we so willed We should have brought every soul its guidance, but true is that saying of Mine: 'I45shall assuredly fill up Gehenna with jinn and men together" (32:13). 43. Annemarie Schimmel and Abdoldjavad Falaturi, We Believe In One God (New York: Seabury Press, 1979), 85.

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