Islam

St. Thomas Aquinas on Mohammad and Islam

by Steve Ray on January 26, 2016

St. Thomas Aquinas’ Teaching Against the Infidel Mohammed, The Prince of Theologians, St. Thomas Aquinas

“He (Mohammed) seduced the people by promises of carnal pleasure to which the concupiscence of the flesh urges us. His teaching also contained precepts that were in conformity with his promises, and he gave free rein to carnal pleasure. In all this, as is not unexpected; he was obeyed by carnal men. 

As for proofs of the truth of his doctrine, he brought forward only such as could be grasped by the natural ability of anyone with a very modest wisdom. Indeed, the truths that he taught he mingled with many fables and with doctrines of the greatest falsity.

He did not bring forth any signs produced in a supernatural way, which alone fittingly gives witness to divine inspiration; for a visible action that can be only divine reveals an invisibly inspired teacher of truth. On the Contrary, Mohammed said that he was sent in the power of his arms – which are signs not lacking even to robbers and tyrants. 

What is more, no wise men, men trained in things divine and human, believed in him from the beginning (1). Those who believed in him were brutal men and desert wanderers, utterly ignorant of all divine teaching, through whose numbers Mohammed forced others to become his follower’s by the violence of his arms. 

Nor do divine pronouncements on part of preceding prophets offer him any witness. On the contrary, he perverts almost all the testimony of the Old and the New Testaments by making them into a fabrication of his own, as can be seen by anyone who examines his law.

It was, therefore, a shrewd decision on his part to forbid his followers to read the Old and New Testaments, lest these books convict him of falsity. 

It is thus clear that those who place faith in his words believe foolishly.”

- Summa Contra Gentiles, Book 1, Chapter 16, Art. 4. Footnote: 1. Sura 21:5, Sura 44:14; Sura 16:103, Sura 37:36

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I applaud Graham for being “politically incorrect” in stating what seems to be the obvious. The two conceptions of God are drastically at odds. The few similarities are far overshadowed by the drastic differences.

The Judeo-Christian God is viewed as a “father” whereas the Muslim god is primarily “master”. The Christian God is “love, personal, and rational.” The god of Islam is “pure will, completely ‘other’ and capricious.”

The article begins: In a series of tweets late Saturday night, Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, laid out his opposition to the recommendation of the college’s faculty council that the school drop its plans to terminate a professor who published her belief that Islam and Christianity worship the same God, which Graham said was “no minor issue.”

 In December 2015, Larycia Hawkins, who teaches political science at Wheaton College, was put on administrative leave after wearing a hijab to school in solidarity with Muslims. Wheaton is a private evangelical Christian college, which has sometimes been called the “evangelical Harvard” because of its reputation for academic rigor.

Hawkins announced that she would wear the hijab to demonstrate support for Muslims in the aftermath of the shootings in Paris and San Bernardino, California. She also used the gesture as a platform to express her belief that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

In a separate Facebook post, Graham said both his father and mother attended Wheaton College, where they met for the first time.

“I’m surprised and disappointed that the faculty council there is now recommending the college drop their plans to terminate a professor who published that she believed Islam and Christianity worship the same God in December. This is no minor issue that should be debated,” Graham wrote.

The fundamental issue for Graham is the theological question of the nature of God and therefore the mission of the college.

“Islam denies that God has a Son,” Graham wrote. “They deny that Jesus is God. They do not believe in a Triune God – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I can tell you – Islam and Christianity clearly do not worship the same God.”

For the whole article and a brief discussion of the difference in Islamic and Christian belief, click here.

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Steve on steps of Abram's ziggurat in ancient Ur in Iraq

It is devastating and infuriating to watch ISIS systematically abolish Christianity in the East while the world watches and does next to nothing! This is where biblical history began and we are watching all traces be obliterated.

Two years ago Janet and I visited Iraq to film the early life of Abraham. Here is where God began his covenant to establish the people of Israel – descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This began 4,000 years ago and takes us back to the beginning of the Bible. 

We visited the oldest biblical landmark which is called the Ziggurat of Ur where Abram and his family before him worship pagan gods before the God of Glory called him. 

Now the Muslim hordes under the name ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) have swept in to establish a Caliphate (theocracy under the rule of Allah).

In their wake they are raping and murdering the Christians (People of the Cross) and destroying every remnant of Christianity. Their savage, insane  and inhumane razing of this ancient Christian land is maddening and painful to watch.

Why do they destroy these Christian sites and history? As one Iraqi priests in exile says, “We see it as an attempt to expel us from Iraq, eliminating and finishing our existence in this land,” said Father Paul Thabit Habib, who now lives in Kurdish-administered Irbil. They are claiming the land for their radical view of Allah an wiping out any remaining Christian memory or claim to the land.

Where is the world? Where are all the supposed humanists so concerned for culture and freedom? Why are Christians and their history not protected and preserved?

Before and after aerial views of the destruction of 1,600 years of Christian history

 But this is the ripe fruit of Islam. Don’t be misled into thinking this is a religion of peace.

Ask anyone who lives among them in the Middle East – they will freely tell you the truth of Islam without the political correctness of the West which has not lived under the cloud of Islam. Wake up America!

Image above: Satellite images showing the site of St Elijah’s Monastery in March 2011 and September 2014. Image below (from Wikipedia): Sects and branches of Islam.

Sects of Islam

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