In the past, Christian leaders did not dedicate themselves to learn and know more about Islam as a religion, for them to be able to properly guide their followers about the relationship between Islam and Christianity in their co-existence, as defined by Holy Scriptures of the Holy Bible and the Quran respectively.
The situation has resulted into misunderstandings and many deaths as people wrongly think that Christians and Muslims believe in the same God and accuse each other of not properly worshipping and serving the God they think we all believe in.
Ignorance of Christian leaders about Islam has created fear which has hindered them to impart the information they have about Islam to their Christian followers, while carrying out their duty of evangelization of the gospel. This fear has led them to the extent of PREACHING that Muslims and Christians believe in the same God. Thinking that when they preach that Christians believe in One God with the Muslims it will result into co-exist in peace – dead wrong.
Allah of the Quran does not believe in Jesus being a son of Allah and refutes His death and resurrection, is that the God Christians believe in? The Quran has numerous verses teaching hatred and murder towards Christians and so on.
Being dedicated to your faith requires you to know what others believe in, because if you do not know, how will you defend what you believe in?
In the Holy Bible we read that, “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you” – 1 Peter 3:15 (NKJV)