Critical Thinking - Islam Essay

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Critical Thinking
Islam

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Apologetics 104
Liberty University

I. Part One: What would the worldview of Islam be?

i. The Question of Origin – In the Islamic worldview, the origins of the faith lie in their god's initial creation of the universe and everything in it, including the first parents, Adam and his wife. For a time, all creatures lived in perfect peace, but then they were tempted and disobeyed their god's rules. As a result, Adam and his wife were banished from Paradise. However, their god reassured Adam that the banishment was temporary. He promised to send messengers to Adam and these messengers would bring his guidance. Adam was reassured that those who follow their god’s guidance
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v. The Question of Destiny – The Quran states: “Who has created death and life; He may test you, which of you is best in deed. And he is exalted in might and forgiven.” (67-2). What this is saying is that Allah tests man so that everyone can have life in the hereafter according to what they have earned.

II. Part Two: Compared and contrasted against a Biblical/Christian worldview.

i. The Question of Origin – When God created man, he did so in his own image. When man chose to disobey the word of God, he was banished from Paradise. When this occurred God told Adam and Eve that they would suffer and toil the remainder of their days as punishment for their sin. ii. The Question of Identity – God honored us from the very beginning. He gave us His identity. He molded us in His own hands and breathed life into us with His own breath. From that time on, we are identified with Him. When we accept His Son as our Savior, He then indwells us with His spirit. Living the Christian life allows us to become one with the Creator. iii. The Question of Meaning/Purpose – Our purpose is to spread the word of Jesus to the ends of the world. Yes, God gives each of us meaning and purpose no matter where we may be in our Christian walk. Just as God gave Adam and Eve purpose in the garden and Paul the responsibility to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ, He gives us daily purpose

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