If I were to ask you to name a religion that is widely viewed as the one associated with acts of terror and violence, you would most likely answer, “Islam.” Many of us would agree with that answer and possibly engage in a short yet nuanced discussion about how not all Muslims are terrorists and so on and so forth. 

However, this conversation would fail to recognize some of the most important aspects of Islam that are part of the cause for this widespread view of the religion. Thankfully, longtime contributor to AnsweringIslam.org and AnsweringMuslims.com, Pastor Anthony Rogers points out and explains these aspects in the Creation Today Show, “World Religions: Who’s Right…Islam?”

Pastor Rogers quotes several verses from the Qur’an, the Muslim holy text, that show how Islam is inherently a religion of terror, ever-changing standards of morality, and ultimately, demonic influence. From Muhammad’s early life, to his supposed initial revelation from “Allah,” all the way until his death, Pastor Rogers traces the impact of the devil and demonic activity in the Islamic religion.

One of the most fascinating examples of this influence is found in the text of the Qur’an itself. Both Surah 3:54 and Surah 8:30 claim that Allah is “the best of all deceivers.” Not only that, but a close friend of Muhammad is quoted as saying, “Even if I had one foot in paradise, I would still fear Allah’s deception.”

The Bible teaches that Satan is the father of all lies (John 8:44). These descriptions of liars are strikingly similar, and present hard to refute evidence that, as Pastor Anthony Rogers puts it, Islam is a religion of terror, not peace. If you want to learn more about this widely debated religion, and hear more of the evidence and reasoning behind Pastor Rogers’ points, be sure to schedule some time into your week to watch this enlightening show.