Many people assume that the god Allah whom Muslims worship and the God of the Bible are one and the same. But a comparison of what the Koran teaches about Allah and what the Bible reveals about God show them to be very different in their character and primary attributes, and those differences greatly affect the actions of their followers. Suicide bombings and the conflict between Islam and Western civilization are rooted directly in the teachings of the Koran, specifically its teachings about the supremacy of Islam, jihad, hell, paradise and salvation. Understanding these teachings gives us an understanding of why Islam is a threat to the rest of the world.
United Church of God Pastor, Beyond Today Managing Editor
Scott Ashley is managing editor of Beyond Today magazine, United Church of God booklets and its printed Bible Study Course. He and his wife, Connie, live in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. He also pastors congregations in Denver, Colorado Springs and Frisco, Colorado.
Mr. Ashley attended Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas, graduating in 1976 with a theology major and minors in journalism and speech. It was there that he first became interested in publishing, an industry in which he has worked for more than 40 years.