Muslim leaders in Malaysia are continuing their campaign against Catholics over using ‘Allah’ in their Bibles to refer to God. The leaders are correct on that point. The God of the true Bible is never called ‘Allah’ since his name is Jehovah. However, this argument is being used as a springboard to tear down Christianity in general.
Over 1,000 students at a seminar at the Universiti Teknologi Mara were given a copy of a 120-page book entitled “Pendedahan Agenda Kristian,” or “Exposing the Christian Agenda” in English. The book covers the warnings given in the Quran about Christians (who are equated with Catholicism) and tells Muslims to avoid being proselytized by Christians. Authors of the book explain how ‘Christians’ (i.e. Catholics) are ‘tricky’ and ‘slick’ compared to Buddhism and Hinduism since they are the only religious group with active missionaries who try to sway Muslims away from their faith.
The seminar for Muslim students tackled such questions as “Why did Jesus cry, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?'”, “Did Jesus really die on the cross for the forgiveness of sins?”, and “What is the Trinity?” Speakers then used their Muslim-based arguments to tear down the validity of the Bible and Jesus’ divinity.
Source: Elizabeth Zechariah. Books warning Muslims about ‘Christian agenda’ distributed at Allah forum in university. TheMalaysianInsider.com. May 7, 2014.
Harry A. Gaylord