Who is the God of Abraham? Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?
It is easy to make an error of mistaken identity of a particular person if we only know the general aspects of that person without knowing the specific particulars that are unique to that person. This is how imposters present themselves as look-alike and perhaps also act alike. thus deceiving many. The same applies to the identity of God. The gnostic and freethinkers say all gods are the same and likewise, Islam says the God of Islam called Allah, is the same God of the Bible and hence is the God of Abraham.
The true identity of a God can only be made with specifics that made up the "DNA" which is distinguishably unique to that particular God. If a God is identified just by the fact that he is a monotheist and the creator, then many other gods can be considered the same as the God of the Bible. But when we drill down to the specifics we will find that these are different gods as they have different personal names, different attributes, reveal to man different messages, and establish a relationship with man differently.
Islam claims that the Allah of Islam (proper name) is the same as the God of the Bible. The God of the bible makes sure that believers know exactly who he is by referring to himself as the "God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob" and this identification is established through his covenants. This is the God of Abraham and throughout the Bible, he reveals who he is. Definitely, the God of the Bible is the God of Abraham but not the God of Islam.
The PDF slide presentation below gives reasons. Also, refer to another blog on this website -"Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?"
1. PDF Slide presentation: Who is the God of Abraham?
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2. Article: Why does God refer to Himself as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?
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On the flip side, one can ask " Is the Allah of Islam the God of Abraham of the Bible?" The videos below deal with this question.
Although the video below is presented by an atheist, AP gives an objective analysis. Even from this presentation, AP confirms that the Allah of Islam is not the same God of the Bible or the God of Abraham.