Are Muslims Saved? Will Muslims Go To Heaven?
Ask if Muslims are saved as a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ question and most Christians will agree on the same answer. However, this question needs to be answered much differently, and with more detail. Here’s how Christians should respond.
Let’s be honest, and agree, we could replace the word “Muslim” with gays, Mormons, drunks, murderers, adulterers, or whatever, and the answer should be the same.
What is that answer?
First, if am asked that question, the first thing I want to do is remind that person that ‘God so loved the WORLD that he gave His only begotten Son‘ – John 3:16.
The WORLD includes every human that ever walked the planet. Yep, Hitler, too. Jesus died for Muslims, gays, murderers, and every kind of person in between.
In fact, God loves Muslims, and the rest of the people on that list so much that His heart is that no one will perish. Not even one – 2 Peter 3:9.
Moreover, for a moment, let’s table the question of Muslim salvation. I’d like to stop and point the finger at myself. I have sinned, thousands, if not millions of times.
The wages of sin is death. It only takes ONE sin. So, we know that this is not a problem that’s limited to Muslims, gays, murderers, etc.
We ALL have the same problem, and we all need the same solution. We need Jesus.
Romans 5:8 tells us ‘But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us‘.
So, we all, Muslims included, have the same problem. But it’s not what many people think.
The problem is not a need to stop sinning. Though we certainly are called to.
The problem is not a need to repent, that is, if by ‘repent’ you mean stop/turn from outward sin. Though we are certainly called to.
The problem is inward. It’s the sin of ‘unbelief’ in Jesus as the Son of God, sent to save us.
Did you ever notice that after the cross people were told to ‘repent and believe’?
We were never told to repent and stop our outward sin so we can be saved.
Side Note: Repent means to turn from.
In context, we are being told to ‘repent’ from a belief system. In the case of the Jews, they needed to turn from the belief that their ceremonies and law-keeping (human effort), and self-righteousness could save them, and instead, they needed to ‘believe’ that only Jesus, the Son of God, could do that.
So, when someone asks me if a Muslim is saved, I first want to point out God’s love towards them, and all of us. I get so tired of these lifeless religious teachers down-talking gays, Muslims, drunks, etc, and implying that God doesn’t love them just as they are. Yes, their sin grieves Him. But He still loves them with all His heart. And that’s why he sent Jesus. God was willing to die for Muslims. For Gays. For Murders. For You. For Me. For all of us.
Again, the problem is NOT outward. It’s inward.
Now, I am not saying Muslims are saved. There is a choice that we all must make. The Bible is littered with scriptures about not hardening our hearts. There are countless warnings about hell and the danger of unbelief. There is no way to God except through belief in Jesus.
So, wrapping up on my answer to the million-dollar question, is ‘are Muslims saved’, and will they go to heaven?
We don’t even need to use the word Muslim to give an answer to that. Remember, we are all born dead in our sins, dead in Adam. And we all need is life….not better performance.
So, when someone asks ‘are Muslims saved’? Instead of trying to determine who is or who is not saved, let’s just tell them what God said. Read the scriptures that tell us who is and who is not saved (see below), and conclude with ‘if the shoe fits’.
HOW TO KNOW YOU ARE SAVED
Romans 10:13 for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Ephesians 2:8-9 ‘For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast’.
John 3:16 ‘“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
John 3:18 “He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God”
John 3:36 “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”
John 5:24 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.
John 6:40 “For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.”
Ephesians 1:13 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,
Romans 3:21-22 ‘But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction;
Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;
Author: Mike Cynar
Mike Cynar grew up in church and observed that countless people would go to church and then just stop. The church always referred to them as ‘fake Christians’ or ‘backsliders’ but Mike discovered the problem was deeper. The problem was the church message. The message was 90% behavior improvement and how bad you are, with a pinch of who you are in Christ, It was like every sermon was being preached to the church of Corinth. It’s in the Baptist church, Catholic, Pentecost, and most every other church. After discovering the true gospel message and how we are made right with God because of what ‘Jesus did’ (not what ‘we do’) Mike set out to free believers from behavior improvement programs and bring them back to Jesus. The Result – Jesus Without Religion was launched.
In the beginning of your article here where you “semi-quoted” 2 Peter, it is clear to see you took it completely out of context by not 1. sharing the entire quote and 2. by not following it up with a quote of 2 Peter 3:10…
“9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”
Thereby you have misinterpreted His word severely.
And I have to point out how wrong you are about moslems. They do NOT believe in our God. Read their qur’an. It clearly states, as any moslem will tell you so, that their ‘god’ (allah) had no children, they do NOT believe Jesus Christ as their Saviour, their only belief is in their ‘allah’, a FALSE ‘god’. Are moslems going to Heaven? It is not my place to say, I only know what the holy
Bible states on this. Just as it is not my place to say if a gay person, an alcoholic, a drug addict, a violent person, etc. is going to Heaven. They, including moslems, can repent from their sin and be saved. 100%! The difference being that moslems would have to repent from their belief in ‘allah’ and then those who repent and believe in Christ as their Saviour would not be called “moslems” for “moslems” only belief is in ‘allah’, they would then be called Christians. And historically, we know the backlash they’d receive for converting, sadly most would have to flee their homes or face torture and even death.
And just for added context, John 3:16 states, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
You left out THE most important part, “…that whosoever BELIEVETH in HIM…” and by doing so you are misguiding people.
So to even put John 3:16 in perspective, continue reading verses 17, 18, and 19:
“17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.”
I don’t understand why you’d write an article like that as if moslems will be saved, “none shall perish” when that is not true. And then at the end you reveal what is true posting scriptures to negate your pro-moslem stance. A moslem who no longer believes in ‘allah’ of islam can not be called a ‘moslem’, as the moslems would refer to them as kafir, as in “infidel”, “pagan”, “rejector”, “denier”, “disbeliever”, “unbeliever”, “nonbeliever”, and “non-Muslim”.
So, from scripture, it tells us that those who do not believe will be condemned. Those who believe in false ‘gods’ will be condemned if they do not turn away from that, repent, and accept Christ as their One True Saviour.
Thank you for your time.
Summer, you are literally all over the place with your comment. I’m not even sure you wrote it in sound mind. In fact, wildly misquoted me leading me to believe you did not watch the full video. Either way, you’re so far off from quoting my comments and thoughts that I’m not even going to begin to address them until you properly quote me.
God didn’t create religion, man did. In my opinion, none of you were right, nor am I (As I said before, I’m just saying my opinion), but I think Mike was closer. At the end of the day, God is the ultimate judge and all we can do is follow the scripture and obey. As Mike said, It is wrong to make a group of people destined for hell. Some middle eastern Christians call God Allah, and there are lots of connections between islam and Christianity. Islam sadly doesn’t believe Jesus is God and they believe his lookalike died on the cross (I think). Also, remember how Jesus handled opposition and criticism (I don’t think I spelt that right). Lastly, I would really like to hear your opinion on this, as I’m still a kid and I’m still learning!
We need to ask ourself this.
If there really is a God that created us, is he literally hiding in the shadows and won’t make us aware of who he is or what his desires are?
I don’t think that would be logical at all.
So, if he has revealed himself to us, we have to ask ourselves which God is the real God? After all, there are so many versions from so many religions.
There’s no way I could get into it in a single post, but I am convinced Christianity follows the one true living God. And rather than debate, I would encourage everyone to do their own research and find out if the gospel of Jesus Christ has any real legitimate truth to it.
If you want some resources I think a great starting point would be a book written by Lee Strobel called ‘A Case for Christ’. Strobel was a respected journalist for the Chicago tribune.
Strobel was also a devout atheist. Suddenly, his wife came to know Jesus as the one true living God. Strobel was a man of facts. He sat out on what would be a two-year journey as he flew all across the globe in search of documents, manuscripts, and evidence that would discredit what he believed to be the biggest lie ever told. He was going to prove that this whole Christianity and resurrection was a fraud.
Few people have ever examine the evidence like Strobel did. Today he is a devout Christian. His story is that after deeply investigating all the witnesses, testimonies, and facts that were available it would be impossible to suggest that Jesus is not the living God. Moreover, Strobel is a pastor today.
It’s very difficult for me to argue who the true God is with anyone who has never dug deep enough to enter a debate. That’s fine. Many people are quick to say God is not real or that none of the gods we talk about are real. Many do this without having ever lifted a finger to make sure there’s any substance to what they’re saying.
While there may seem to be some connections between Islam and Christianity, at the end of the day Islam completely falls apart in terms of salvation. Christianity insist that you must believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that no one comes to the father except through Jesus. Islam is not having it. They believe Jesus was nothing more than a good man who was a teacher. They fully reject him as the living Christ. This completely disqualifies them for salvation according to Christianity.
If anyone is truly seeking who the one true God is, let me encourage you to dig your heels in and examine the facts before you reject Jesus. A good starting point for you may be the book I described above. And there are many other authors who have written similar books founded on years of factual research.
It may also be worthy of examining all of the prophecies that were fulfilled through Jesus Christ. If we truly look at them on a factual level only one can only walk away saying it is statistical impossibility that Jesus could’ve fulfilled so many prophecies and not be who He claims to be.
By the way, Mike, I didn’t watch the video. I had to get ready to sleep for school.
It’s late at night where I come from
muslims or anyoneelse are saved ONLY if they have accepted Jesus as Messiah, the Son of God and God the Son. They cease to be muslims when they come under the grace oi God accepting Christ alone by faith alone. A muslim isn’t one by birth, it’s not an ethnicity but is a member of the islamic religion. There is no salvation apart from Christ. Hence mormons, catholics, muslims, etc. aren’t saved regardless of how much they may claim it.