I belong to the LCMS church and I am troubled they say Islam is part of the Abrahamic religions. I am afraid they are allowing members to say that Muslims believe in the same god as Christians. What is the WELS view on the god of Islam?
I found this on the LCMS website: “While it is true that there are certain common features among the three Abrahamic religions [Judaism, Christianity and Islam]—the importance of Abraham, sacred scriptures, the worship of one God, and moral teachings—these very commonalities represent significant differences among the three faiths. In addition, of the three religions, only the Christian faith points to the unique revelation of God in the person and saving work of Jesus Christ… Islam makes exclusive claims for Allah, and also rejects the Triune God…The three religions differ significantly in their teachings about Jesus Christ. In Judaism, Jesus is not accepted as the Son of God or as the Messiah foretold by the prophets. The Qur’an of Islam also denies the deity of Christ, stating that only Allah may be worshiped as Lord.”
It is clear that your church is not teaching that Muslims believe in the same deity as Christians.
The God of Islam, Allah, does not exist. Muslims need to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). Jesus alone is Savior.