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Are Christians of today idol worshipers?
Note: "Allah" is the original name for GOD Almighty not only in Islam, but also in the Bible's original Hebrew and Aramaic sources. To see the proof, please visit The original name for GOD Almighty was indeed "Allah".
Worshiping Allah Almighty is essential in every true faith, and how we worship is very important. Use of idols and people created from dust (such as Jesus, Mary, Buddha, etc...) to reach GOD Almighty is a form of idol worshiping itself, because these idols are being partnered with the One True Living GOD Almighty. They are being glorified and used as "holy symbols" to represent and reach GOD.
The Bible itself is clear about forbidding all forms of idol worshiping:
Let us look at Deuteronomy 4:15-19 "And you must take good care of your souls, because you did not see any form on the day of Jehovah's speaking to you in Ho'reb out of the middle of the fire, that you may not act ruinously and may not really make for yourselves a carved image, the form of any symbol, the representation of male or female, the representation of any beast that is in the earth, the representation of any winged bird that flies in the heavens, the representation of any fish that is in the waters under the earth; and that you may not raise your eyes to the heavens and indeed see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the army of the heavens and actually get seduced and bow down to them and serve them, which Jehovah your God has apportioned to all the peoples under the whole heavens." . Here we see two things: First, GOD Almighty told the people of Israel that he never appeared to them in any way shape or form, and second, he prohibited them to create any images to represent Him. This is the reason why Moses (peace be upon him) told the Israelites that GOD Almighty never appeared to them in any visible form.
In fact, one of the Ten Commandments says "You shall not make yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything...you shall not bow down to them or serve them." (Exodus 20:4-5). Only Allah Almighty or GOD Almighty should be worshiped. The Bible made it clear in several verses that partnering idols with GOD Almighty in His Worship is forbidden: Psalm 115:4-8, Isaiah 44:14-20 and Isaiah 46:6-7.
It is important to know that Jesus who worshiped Allah Almighty in Luke 5:16 and Matthew 26:39 and never used images in worship. The Bible considers GOD Almighty as a "spirit" and He must be worshiped with spirit and truth: "God is a Spirit, and those worshiping him must worship with spirit and truth." (John 4:24). Use of idols (humans or objects) is the wrong way to worship the Almighty GOD: "Guard yourselves from idols." (1 John 5:21). Also in (Deuteronomy 7:25) the Jews were ordered by God to burn idols and never use them in worship.
Remember that Jesus in the New Testament taught his followers to bow down to Allah Almighty in worship. It wasn't only Jesus and the NT that did that. The Old Testament too taught that as well: "O come in, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before Jehovah our maker. For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasturage and the sheep of his hand." (Psalm 95:6-7).
This paragraph was sent to me by brother Adnan Ahmed may Allah Almighty be pleased with him: "Concerning your great passage on Christians worshiping idols, I wonder if you heard about the iconoclastic controversy that occurred in the Byzantine and Russian Empires around the time of Justinian. Christians killed each other about this subject you wrote about. It was resolved by the scholars that it was ok for 2nd images to be shown and nothing more. That still caused unrest and until today it is still debated."
The following was sent to me by brother Abdul Rahman; may Allah Almighty always be pleased with him:
"I like to state the fact that although the Protestants do not have pictures and statues as the Catholics do, they are as equally guilty as the latter of the crime of idol-worshipping.
Why do I say that?
Let us define the meaning of idol-worship:
Idol-worship means the worshipping of a statue or a human being or power or money or status or property etc. The list is endless.
Idol-worship is not confined to religions alone. It is evident in so many aspects of real life.
As long as a Christian regards Jesus (peace be upon him) as God, he is an idol-worshipper."
I hope that I was able to show you that Christians today do not follow their religion in the right way. They do not worship Allah Almighty in the appropriate way that they are supposed to. Christian priests and ministers have added so many corruptions and disagreements to their religion that Christianity no longer became a valid absolute pure religion from GOD Almighty. Man's corruption and disagreements in the Bible had devastated the Bible's purity and accuracy. The religion of Islam on the other hand is a pure uncorrupted religion of God. Muslims respect GOD Almighty way better than Christians do in their worship. The religion of Islam is an organized uncorrupted religion of GOD, and it's prophecy of remaining like that until the day of judgment is still fulfilled. I welcome you to open your heart to Islam and to follow it.
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