Teen Vogue, with a target demographic of teenage girls between the ages of 13 and 19, has 11.6 million digital users and 13.6 million social media followers. In March, in conjunction with the website, MuslimGirl, the online magazine, published a recent article debunking myths about Muslim women. The article states, “Let’s start with this general misconception about Islam….’ Allah’ is simply the Arabic word for ‘God’…many mainstream Muslims agree we worship the same God as Christians and Jewish people.”
Countless Christians believe that Muslims and Christians worship the same god. However, one of the greatest sins in Islam is to believe in polytheism (multiple gods). Muslims do not understand or believe in the foundational Christian doctrine of the Trinity. The doctrine of the Trinity states that God is a single being who exists, simultaneously and eternally, as a communion of three distinct persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. His attributes are eternal and unchangeable, with perfect justice, goodness, and truth. He is a holy God.
Islam dismisses the Christian belief in the Trinity as worshipping “many Gods.” Often Muslims falsely teach that Jesus’ followers worship the Father, Son, and Mary (mother of Jesus), only adding to the confusion in their understanding of our faith.
The God of the Christians pursues a personal relationship with His worshipers. He extends His love and desires to receive love in return. Although God hates sin, He loves the sinner.
Allah is described in the Qur’an as the great “unknowable” who does not reveal himself to mortal man. Islam teaches that the Muslim Allah is a remote god who reveals his law, but not himself. He is full of judgment and power but lacks the attributes of holiness, love, purity, and grace.
Muslims go through life not knowing whether the god they follow loves them, for they do not know His character, only his will based on his law. They have no assurance of salvation in their heart, and only their “works” qualify them for eternity.
Muslims believe that the “mizan” or scale will weigh everyone’s good deeds and sins on the Day of Reckoning. “We shall set up scales of justice for the Day of Judgment so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the least” (Qur’an 21:47).
If a person’s good deeds outweigh the bad, that person will enter paradise. However, if the sins outweigh the good deeds, the person will go to hell. “Then those whose scales are heavy; they are the successful. But those whose balance is light, will be those who have lost their souls, in Hell will they abide” (Qur’an 23:103).
We Take Up the Rod of Heaven’s Authority:
Through their website and magazine, Teen Vogue is presenting a deceiving message about Islam and Christianity to as many as 25 million girls. Today, we take our stand with the living God on behalf of these young girls who are being led astray by false teaching. We declare that the light and truth of the Word of God are greater than any error. Rise up, O Lord, and draw these young women away from deception. Open their eyes and give them a great hunger to learn and fully understand there is freedom for their lives based on the Bible, through our Lord Jesus Christ!