The Deceptive Joining of Christianity and Islam
By Jim Allen
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As further proof to the rise of Chrislam and the disrobing of Christ, Bible translations and hymnals have been changed over time by repackaging the Gospel into a seeker friendly presentation minus depravity (Romans 3:23), condemnation (Romans 5:18), and the blood atonement (Colossians 1:20). Jesus (as the Lamb of God) is a fading truth in the pulpits, in Bible translations, and in Protestant hymnals.
Russell More writes:
And this is not only a Protestant phenomenon. Roman Catholics — centered as they are on the Eucharist — often seem to go out of their way to speak of the 'real presence' of Jesus in the elements, without going so far as to mention that this presence is believed to be that of his body and blood, as well as soul and divinity. Even Catholic communion hymns, I'm told, prefer terms like the Cup to the Blood. (Source)With the apparent abhorrence for the shed blood of Christ, compromising ministers have redefined sin to be nothing more than innocent mistakes and poor choices anyone can make. Repentance is now a matter of developing integrity seasoned with self-improvement programs, learning right motives and positive attitudes, and serving the brethern in in love.
While sweeping these essential truths out the door is widespread in the emergent movement and long standing in mainline churches, a recent sweeping occurred in in The Bible series on the History Channel and then again in the Son of God movie.
Burnett's two productions omit essential salvations truths by removing the divisions between Christianity and Islam. The Son of God movie never mentions Jesus as the Messiah, the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. The producers withheld every claim Jesus made to his deity and divine role as the sacrificial Lamb of God (John 1:29). The producers did not mention the reasons for Jesus' suffering, death, and resurrection because to do so would alienate Muslims.
Chrislam uses all the right words to arrest any misgivings about its agenda to remove barriers between faiths. Chrislam emphasizes what is common between faiths while disavowing what is uncommon. Chrislam gives the impression we are all God's children, brothers and sisters in one faith, and that Jesus is a prophet like Muhammad. Chrislam uses coalescing narratives promoting oneness and harmony and brotherhood. But things are never what they seem.
According to Bill Muehlenberg, Chrislam is a clever trap. He wrote:
Some misguided Christians believe they can somehow combine the two religions and still have something recognizable as the Christian faith. Sorry, but it can't happen.Though many agree with Muehlenberg, Chrislam is moving forward and could become the first officially recognized religion in the New World Order; but if not, then a predecessor towards that end. The powerful outreach initiative by the Pope in recent months is drawing Muslims and Christians into a unity that is both revealing and sobering. In this initiative, the Catholics have a trump card they are playing to make it all work.
Muslims are happy to use such versions of religious syncretism to gain entry into Christian circles, but it just results in the creation of more dhimmitude — Christians becoming second-class citizens.
Islam always wins in such attempts, while Christianity always loses. The truth is, the two religions are fully incompatible. They may seem to be similar (both are world religions, both have Abrahamic origins, both are monotheistic) but the differences are far greater.
Yet some quite foolish Christians think they can blend their faith with that of Islam and still remain intact, effective, and biblical. Sorry, but it just does not — indeed, cannot — happen. (Source)
Jim Simmons writes:
There needs to be a common denominator between Muslims and the one-world religion. This common denominator may very well be Mary, the mother of Jesus. The Koran exalts Mary, not Jesus. The Roman Catholics also exalt Mary. This along with the numerous alleged apparitions of Mary witnessed by both Muslims and Catholics create a tether between the two religions. (Source)While the Bible tells what will happen, it does not always tell how it will happen. John in Revelation says there will be a one-world religion just before the return of Christ (Revelation 17:1-18).
Are we beginning to see "how" the one world religion could come about? It would appear so. Part of Chrislam's agenda is to redefine tolerance to mean "acceptance of all believers of God regardless of doctrine." However and as part of that redefinition, any doctrine not fitting neatly into the Chrislam narrative of unity will be discarded.
As the Pope said without any misunderstanding in Istanbul's Blue Mosque, "Allah and Jehovah are one in the same." Is Chrislam's goal to replace the God of the Bible with the God of Islam? Is Chrislam a Trojan horse, a powerful deception? Will an increasing number of undiscerning evangelicals pull this faith into their hearts and then into the church? Revelation 17:13 says they will be of one mind as they hand over their power and authority to the Beast. Is this one mind made possible by one faith?
Dr. David Reagan seems to suggest the answers to all of these questions is yes. Reagan writes about the end time deception and says:
It is a subtle ploy of Satan to corrupt the Church from within. The deception sounds so appealing: "Why draw lines of fellowship over doctrinal differences? The only thing that's important is sincerity. Reach out and embrace all those who profess to believe in God, regardless of who their god may be. Ignore doctrinal differences. Do it in the name of Christian love. Do it for the sake of religious unity." (Source)In closing, Chrislam is another gospel fashioned to worship another god. This notion of one faith appeals to Christians, Jews, Muslims and all manner of conviction because unity and love and brotherhood seem so right and so now when so much is wrong. Chrislam encourages divided-brethren from all walks of life and from every manner of faith to put aside differences and travel the same path as one.
Though Chrislam tugs on the heart, appeals to the soul, and promises peace through unity in one faith, it is not what it seems. Chrislam would appear to be the wide path that many will travel unaware (Matthew 7:13-14).
Note: If a church near you is planning to place Qurans next to Bibles in the pews, then Chrislam has arrived with all its deceivableness bundled in unbridled religious unity (2 Thessalonians 2:9-11).
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