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“One and the same”

In tonight’s episode of NCIS, Special Agent Gibbs (my favorite character) called the God of Islam and the God of Christianity “one and the same.” That comment made me sick to my stomach, and this notion was repeated in various degrees of subtlety throughout the show. The fact of the matter is, the Gods of Christianity and Islam are NOT the same. The God of Islam is legalistic–Muslims MUST practice the 5 pillars of Islam to gain entrance into heaven. The God of Christianity, however, provides salvation for all who rely upon the sacrificial and substitutionary death of Christ on the Cross for their salvation. Islam, like all world religions, is a religion of do. Christianity is a religion of done.

“One and the same”? I think not. No, I know not. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). Peter said before the Sanhedrin in Acts 4:12, “And there is salvation in no one else [other than Jesus], for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

To all you fellow fans of NCIS, and to all you Christians out there, and to all you non-Christians who do not see a difference between Christianity and other world religions: There is a difference.

Christianity has a Cross.
Christianity has an empty tomb.

Christianity has Jesus Christ,
the Savior,
the Word made flesh, (John 1:1, 14)
the King of Kings,
the Lord of Lords,
the Great Physician,
the Counselor,
the Mighty God,
the Prince of Peace,
Immanuel … God with us.


  1. January 1, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Truthful words, some unadulterated words man. Totally made my day!

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