Nick Norelli, a Pentecostal associate pastor in New Jersey who also describes himself as a layman, has an opinion on the question as to whether Christians and Muslims are talking about the same god in their separate discourses.
Norelli thinks it's an easy answer.
Do Muslims worship the Trinity? (No)
Do Muslims acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God? (No)
Does that entail a denial of the Father? (Yes)
And there you have it. Case closed.
"So I repeat, Muslims and Christians do not worship the same God. It’s really not a difficult question to answer."
But what if we change the first two questions ever so slightly.
Do Jews worship the Trinity (No)
Do Jews acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God (No)
From there you have to follow the logic with question three.
I don't know about you, but I'm not prepared to give an 'amen' to that. Quite the contrary.
Maybe not such a simple question after all.