Monday, March 14, 2011

Chrislam spreads throughout America...


By Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.
This weekend, the Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston along with Christian communities in Atlanta, Seattle, and Detroit will initiate a series of sermons that have been designed to produce an ecumenical reconciliation between Christianity and Islam. In addition to the sermons, the Sunday school lessons will center on the inspired teachings of the Prophet Mohammad
Qurans will be placed in the pews next to the Bibles. The concept of Chrislam, now embraced by such preachers as RickWarren and Robert Schuller, appears to have emerged from a program on the meaning of “love your neighbor” at Grace Fellowship Church in Atlanta, Georgia“ In 2001, like most Americans, we were pretty awakened to the true Islamic presence in the world and in the United States,” says Jon Stallsmith, the outreach minister at Grace Fellowship.
“Jesus says we should love our neighbors. We can’t do that without having a relationship with them.”Stallsmith maintains that a rapprochement between Muslims and Christians can be achieved by the fact that Jesus is mentioned twenty-five times in the Quran.The Chrislam movement has gained impetus by statements from PresidentGeorge W. Bush and that Christians, Jews, and Muslims all worship the same God and by Rick Warren’s reference to Isa (the Muslim name forJesus) in his prayer at the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Only 30 percent of Americans have a favorable view of Muslims, according to a Pew Forum poll.
At the same time, more than half the country says they know “not very much” or “nothing at all” about the Islamic faith.“The recent political developments and the fact that we’re fighting two wars in Muslim countries should sharpen that need to know how to talk to these guys,” Stallsmith insists “We want to find peace,reconciliation around a scriptural understanding of Jesus.”
Jesus in the Quran is neither the only-begotten Son of God nor the Messiah who was divinely appointed to restore the House of David. He is rather viewed as a prophet who was appointed by Allah to prepare mankind for the coming of Mohammad.

Blogger comment:
Corrections: Both Jesus and Muhammad are great prophets. Both have great scripture and no one of them inferior to the other. Both prophesied of the coming of every one of them of course Muhammad prophesied of the second coming of Jesus. It is clear from the Quran that Jesus is the messiah and the kingdom of God will be brought by him in his second coming. All the old testament, new testament and Quran will be elevated in the second coming of Jesus. Thus Chrislam is not apostate from either Christianity or Islam but a natural process as we get close to the return of Jesus in his second coming in few years. How do I know, look at the world around you and compare the prophecies. How you demonize a religion and do not even read its holy scripture. How you just take other people thoughts of Islam read the Quran for yourself. It is in the Internet few seconds from you . It is like shooting someone getting clost to your house then you find him to be the cleaning guy or the census guy coming to get some information.

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