First published June 7, 2016 on Fortress of Faith
In today’s discussion Fortress of Faith Radio by Tom Wallace and Shahram Hadian discuss the interfaith movement and Chrislam, which poses a very real threat to Christians being deceived by Islam
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Why Is The Interfaith Movement So Dangerous?
Aren’t those of you who are Christians, which I suppose is most of you, glad that the Gospel came to your address? This is something that is likely to happen in America, but is not likely to happen in most of the rest of the world, especially in Islamic countries. Our Lord gave us a commission which starts by taking the Gospel to every creature.
The Gospel we must take to the world is a pure Gospel. Today we are going to talk about a perversion that is growing. There is a hybrid religion that is becoming more and more popular throughout the world. It is called Chrislam, and it is the merging of Christianity and Islam. It is an interfaith corruption. Everyone seems to want to get along and put aside doctrine, just like many “Christians” have done with the ecumenical movement.
All roads do not lead to Heaven, Listen to what Jesus had to say on the subject:
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6)
We need to understand that the Jesus of Christianity and the Bible is not the same Jesus of Islam and the Qur’an.
I am brokenhearted by the rise of Chrislam. It is almost like an avalanche, and it is hard to stop. Today we want to look a three of the biggest lies in the Chrislam movement. One is that there is a common God between Islam and Christianity. Another is that there is a common book and the Bible and the Qur’an have common ground. The third one, which is growing quickly, is that Islam is an Abrahamic faith. Within Chrislam there is no problem of Christians calling Muslims brothers and sisters.
We will be looking at this movement from both a local level with evangelical pastors, and a worldwide level with world leaders like the Pope. The Pope is propagating the lie that Christianity and Islam share the same god.
Only the true Gospel can save the soul of a sinner. The true Gospel is offensive to the lost sinner, but only a pure Gospel can be used by the Holy Spirit to pierce the heart of the sinner and bring him to Christ.
Let’s start with something that is a little humorous. CAIR has come out with something to combat islamophobia. It is a gum called Islamophobin and it is presented like a medicine that will cure extreme cases of islamophobia. This is worth a laugh, but at the same time it is disgusting. Here is the package:
We are not making this up. If it were not such a sick thing I would say this is brilliant advertising.
The issue of islamophobia withing Islam is an issue of slander. Slander, according to Islam’s Prophet, Muhammad, caries the death penalty. According to Islam, Allah has promised those who slander Allah will be cast into Hell.
We must ask, Which religion is more tolerant, Christianity or Islam?
Is the fear of Muslim really irrational? It would be if they were not practicing Islam. The problem is not Muslims, it is Islam. Islam is the root, and the source of Islam is the Devil. Fearing those who practice Islam is not at all irrational. It is Muslims who are beheading people for being Christians. It is Islam who is blowing up airports to kill as many people as possible. It is Islam that is doing many other horrible things. The whole purpose of terrorism is to instill fear in the hearts of people.
The Bible tells us how we are to respond to evil.
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. (Romans 12:9)
Is Shahram’s fear of Islam rational or irrational when, as someone who has left Islam and become a Christian, he is under the death penalty and can be killed by any Muslim?
How can we be unthinking when we use Islamic texts to expose Islam for what it is? Are the Islamic texts we are using unthinking and bigoted?
Why Is The Interfaith Movement So Dangerous?
Within the Interfaith movement, and particularly within Chrislam, we see Muslims playing Christians like a violin. They are making Christians think that we have a common source, a common god, and common scriptures.
It is ministries like Fortress of Faith that are telling the truth yet we are the ones called the enemy by the interfaith movement. This reminds me of what Paul said in Galatians:
Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? (Galatians 4:16)
If the truth is your enemy, you must be in error.
Within the interfaith movement we are not simply considered the enemies of Islam as we carry the Gospel to them, we are also considered the enemies of these so-called “Christians.” It is hard to judge sometimes who is, and who is not, a Christian. We have to look at the fruit. Can those who despise those who tell the truth be true Christians? Can those who believe that a religion which denies the deity of Christ, that denies that He is the Son of God, truly be Christians?
There are many within the Islamic faith that would deny that they are Chrislamic, that they are merging the two faith, yet who make Islam an Abrahamic faith and that believe that there is common ground between the Bible and the Qur’an.
We receive calls from missionaries who work with Wycliffe Bible Translators and try to convince us that Wycliffe is not doing these corrupted Bible translations. It is a fact that Wycliffe and other groups are using Allah instead of God in their translations.
It is hard for me to believe how naive many who call themselves Christians can be. We know how deceptive the enemy can be. It is the “Christians” who are being naive and who are being deceived.
This is why it is so important to be in a church that teaches sound doctrine. There are those in Christendom who believe that truth is whatever you make it to be. God has given us the standard of truth, and it is the Word of God. Any doctrine that does not match up with what the Bible says is not of God. We must make sure that the Word of God is the basis of what we believe, not the teachings of men.