10 minutes with … Andrew Kosorok

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(RNS) Sculpture professor Andrew Kosorok certainly has his hands full for the next three years making representations of the names of God — all 99 of them. Having gained an interest in Islam after 9/11, Kosorok found that many parallels between his Mormon faith and Islam. Islam’s traditional 99 names for God — “The Provider,” […]

  • Michael Morth

    As a blood bought born-again believer in Christ Jesus, I don’t see any similiarities between Christianity and Islam. It’s interesting that Mormon theolgians and professor/sculpters see Islam as a sibling religion. Maybe this is the reason that Mormonism cannot rightly be considered Christian!

  • David McClure

    Mr. Morth, perhaps it would be beneficial if you would read Mr. Kosorok’s response to the last question. I would recommend focusing on his first point. You might benefit in following suit in regards to your own ignorance of Islam and Mormonism.

  • Michael Morth

    Mr McClure, I have investigated both Mormonism and Islam and both of them are radically different from Biblical Christianity. When investigating Islam, it is readily apparent that Allah and Jehovah are two different Gods and the God of the Mormon faith is nothing like the God that reveals Himself in Tri-unity in the pages of the Old and New Testaments. The Jesus of Islam is, in some respects, similiar with the Jesus of the LDS, both hold that Jesus was not God incarnate, but rather a prophet of high degree. Mormonism is as much Christian as Islam.

  • lee brown

    WOW! awesome article!! I am the adult who spends Sunday morning with my church’s middle school kids, (I’m not a ‘teacher’- they teach me more than I teach them:-) and we will use this article in the fall.
    We believe there are many ways to approach the face of God, and tolerance is a fundamental principal we honor. It would seem Mr Kosorok does as well. He sets a beautiful (morally and aesthetically) example for us. Thank you to the artist and to this site for bringing him to our attention.

  • Michael Morth

    Mr. Brown, The real question is, can there be unity between Muslims and Christians and collaboration between them? What about this from the Bible, “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”
    (2 Corinthians 6:14-18 ESV)