Originally Posted by Dave Lane
So christian theology does not hold God as a compassionate, merciful creator who loves and cares for obedient christians?
Or just non-obedient ones or all of humanity including muslims or??
Although I think stevieray was wrong when he said that Muslims don't believe they can have a personal relationship with God in the sense that Jews and Christians feel [if I understood him correctly], I do think that the God of the Koran is much less loving than the traditionally Christian conception of God. The God of the Koran resembles more the God of the Old Testament.
The Christian conception is almost like God wants everything for you to come to Him, whereas the Islamic conception is almost like God is only for a certain population.