God, by any other name, would be just as great – unless you’re Muslim: Cardinal claims Christians and Muslims do NOT worship same God

The Bible tells us God is known by many names and people around the world believe many religions worship the same Lord in their own way – but one Cardinal claims the God of Islam is not the Christian God.

American Catholic Cardinal Raymond Burke, the former head of the highest court at the Vatican, believes Muslims and Christians do not worship the same God.

He believes the largest differences between the two religions is the way Christians attempt to follow Jesus’ example and how the Muslim god demands power to control countries and individuals’ lives.

The National Catholic Register transcribed Cardinal Burke’s comments, which were made during a teleconference earlier this week.

“[W]e know that the only answer to the very serious challenges we face today is Jesus Christ and his gospel, his teaching, his life given to us in the Church,” he stated.

He explained the “very serious responsibility” Church leaders have to share Christ’s truth. Church leaders have been tasked to share the Gospel in a humble way and “with a great sense of love, the same love that inspired our Lord and Savior.”

Cardinal Burke described: “That’s what is needed so much in the Church today. This is what people want to hear from priests, and bishops and cardinals – they want to hear the truth of the faith. They aren’t interested in my personal opinions about things, which won’t save their souls…they look to me to have reflected very deeply on the truth of the faith and on their application in society today and to speak to that truth with love and care for the society.”

After sharing the love saturating the Church, he spoke of Islam to say it is “influenced by a relativism of a religious order. I hear people saying to me, ‘Well, we’re all worshipping the same God. We all believe in love.’ “But I say stop a minute, and let’s examine carefully what Islam is, and what our Christian faith teaches us both.”

Do Muslims worship the One True God?Do Muslims worship the One True God?

He said Christian faith views God as a creator of reason, the “giver of revelation” and “we’re given a divine grace to live according to that law. This is not true in Islam.”

The Cardinal claimed his views are not extreme but are based on fact.

He studied Islam, the Koran and commentators. He’s written several papers and came to the conclusion: “the God of Islam is a governor. In other words, fundamentally Islam is, Sharia is their law, and that law, which comes from Allah, must dominate every man eventually. And it’s not a law that’s founded on love.

“To say that we all believe in love is simply not correct. And while our experience may be with individual Muslims, [who] may be…gentle and kind and so forth, we have to understand that in the end what they believe most deeply, that to which they ascribe in their hearts, demands that they govern the world.

“Whereas, in the Christian faith, we’re taught that by the development of right reason, by sound metaphysics, and then that which  leads to faith and to the light and strength that’s given by faith, we make our contribution to society also in terms of its governance, but the Church makes no pretense that it’s to govern the world, but rather that it’s to inspire and assist those who govern the world to act justly and rightly toward the citizens.”

Cardinal Burke explained general statements, such as “we’re all believing in the same God and so forth,” is “not helpful and ultimately it will be the end of Christianity.”

In closing, the Cardinal said he believes “what’s most important for us today is to understand Islam from its own documents and not to presume that we know already what we’re talking about.”


By Kenya Sinclair



  1. Patrick Gannon Reply

    And this is why we will NEVER have peace as long as there are religions insisting that all the others are wrong. My imaginary invisible being that lives in the sky is better than yours!

  2. Marcus Connelly Reply

    Well Done Cardinal Bourke. For Catholics, there it is, listen up. The truth.

    1. Patrick Gannon Reply

      The cardinal says, ““the God of Islam is a governor.” Well, Yahweh is also a governor. He laid down a bunch of laws, many of which are part of Shariah law and have the same punishments. I wonder if the good Cardinal ever bothered to read the Old Testament. The Catholic Church and Christianity in general, is trying to disown Yahweh, but they insist that Jesus and Yahweh are one and the same, and that must mean that they are both governors.

      Indeed, Jesus’ law is far more strict than his dad’s. With Yahweh, he pestered the crap out of you while you were living if it suited him to do so, but once you died, He left you alone in Sheol (the first of the four Hell’s) and at the end of time He simply destroyed you if you didn’t measure up. The “good news” of Jesus, on the other hand, requires that we believe, say and do the right things as directed by the RCC, else we face eternal torment in one or more of the other three Hell’s – Gehenna, Hades or Tartarus. Jesus lays down the stiffest laws of all, and his punishment is far worse than anything any god in the history of man ever came up with. The god of Christianity is also a governor.


    And,I support Raymond Cardinal Burke’s arguement!Unless you profess the Almighty God as a Christian,you deny His divinity.

    1. Patrick Gannon Reply

      That makes no sense. How do Muslims deny the divinity of their god?
      The Islamic god is based on the same foundation as Yahweh – the six day creation, the garden of Eden, the global flood, the mass exodus from Egypt and the conquest of Canaan – all of which have been thoroughly debunked. The Abrahamic gods all share one characteristic – all of them have had their foundation washed out.

  4. michael Reply

    Yes cardinal I agree with you because christian life is different from Muslim but lets forget about that so we can achieve something running the race nothing can stop it from me and you forever in Jesus name…amen.

  5. wacoi Reply

    Yes he is a ruler of all creation for those of us who choose him over the bang theory.When one blocks their mind to him,who thinks they are to learned a fellow to believe in the God of all creation,then nothingwill make sense tto them coz unless they see and feel,then they will believe.But he is not about to make it easy…The signs and wonders are already here he is here…..

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