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America's New God
Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2011 | Michael Youssef

Posted on 08/14/2011 7:47:37 AM PDT by Kaslin

On June 26ththe National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.was the latest church to be used for the promotion of syncretism—the attempted union of different religions.  The idea was that “Christian” ministers, Jewish Rabbis, and Muslim Imams would co-lead a service in “Christian” churches around America using a multi-faith liturgy.

Sadly, 70 other churches across America signed on to do the same thing. The event was organized by a group called “Faith Shared.” It comes as no shock that the service was designed to promote “religious tolerance.” This is indeed a major step forward in promoting what I believe to be America’s new god of tolerance.

The major problem with this false god of tolerance is that it is not marked by the true love that genuine Christians believe in and are called upon to exercise. Love of others, regardless of their background, religion, or complexion, should be expressed in offering hospitality, and even service, but not at the expense of the truth. Loving people and selling out on the truth of one’s faith are two different things altogether.

These liberal “apostate” denominations are not only naïve and ignorant of the truth of the Christian faith, they are acting on emotional impulse in a way that ultimately endangers our nation. They are seeking to engender personal acceptance from others, rather than imploring others to accept Christ as the Savior. 

You may be wondering how a service that promotes “unity” could be dangerous to our nation. What many Americans do not understand is that Islam is not just a religion. It is a political and social system that is inseparable from the state. Islamic Sharia [law] is to be administered by Muslim caliphates or successors of the prophet, not a secular government. Indeed the founder of Islam was not only their prophet, but also their commander-in-chief, ruler and unifier, something they have been longing for again since the fourth one died and created a division between the Shiites and the Sunnis.

Also, what most of these naïve souls don’t understand is that Taqiah is a religious/political principal in Islam that allows Muslims to go along with this charade of mixing and mingling religions, something that is normally anathema to them. Taqiah says that when you do not have the upper hand, go along with the infidels’ schemes until you get the upper hand, and then subjugate them.

Has anyone noticed that none of these events are ever held in a Mosque? It is an anathema to have a Christian minister speak in a Mosque, but they are happy to occupy the pulpits of hapless Christians in American Christian churches. Indeed, it is considered a triumph of Islam over the infidels when they occupy Christian pulpits without opening their Mosques to Christian preachers.

Be that as it may, Bible-believing Christians should love everyone, including Muslims. That love can be expressed in a variety of ways: acts of kindness, hospitality, and friendship. Above all, there can be no greater act of love by true Christians than to share our most prized treasure with our Muslim friends.  Only Jesus Christ can meet their most desperate need by making a personal relationship with God possible. He came to earth from Heaven, took on the form of a servant, died on a cross, and rose again on the third day.

For true, genuine, and Bible-believing Christians, this is the greatest act of kindness that they can express to all people, including Muslims.

During this month of Ramadan, as Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, all Christians need to pray that Muslims come to know the only One who is the way, the truth, and the giver of eternal life.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: christianapostasy; syncretism

1 posted on 08/14/2011 7:47:41 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
The event was organized by a group called “Faith Shared Shariad.”

Fixed it...

2 posted on 08/14/2011 8:08:09 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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These liberal “apostate” denominations are not only naïve and ignorant of the truth of the Christian faith, they are acting on emotional impulse in a way that ultimately endangers our nation. They are seeking to engender personal acceptance from others, rather than imploring others to accept Christ as the Savior.

Pathetic.

3 posted on 08/14/2011 8:11:31 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here’s your Change!)
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To: Kaslin
Islam is the problem.

And we can't seem to do anything about it.

We do, however, have one thing going for us: Muslims are arrogant.

4 posted on 08/14/2011 8:16:58 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("America will cease to be great when America ceases to be good." -- Welcome to deToqueville.)
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To: Kaslin
How can a God that we create have any more power than we do?

IOW, none.

5 posted on 08/14/2011 8:48:06 AM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Kaslin

‘The Harlot Church”


6 posted on 08/14/2011 9:27:39 AM PDT by stockpirate (Perry is a establishment Republican, New World Order Socialist, NWOS...)
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To: Kaslin

No Muslim belongs inside a Christian church unless it’s to renounce their false god and demon prophet and are asking to be born again/baptized into any Protestant denomination or are asking to baptized a Catholic. Conversely, no Protestant or Catholic has any business being inside a mosque unless it’s with a five-gallon can of gasoline and a highway flare.


7 posted on 08/14/2011 9:50:15 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Kaslin

If we truly loved our neighbors, we would start burning heretics at the stake.


8 posted on 08/14/2011 10:06:49 AM PDT by HarleyD
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To: Kaslin
From the first America's new god.

Where did I read ...

No we should NOT tolerate other religions.
9 posted on 08/14/2011 11:10:32 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Islam is the problem.

I disagree. The power drive of liberal elites, who are trying to integrate the planet into a single power structure, are the problem. Their active work to dissolve boundaries and differences among the intended subject populations is mostly harming Western Civilization and Christendom, and nowhere is the damage more evident than among the peoples of the West.

Jewry has the same problem, of loss of faith, precisely because liberalism has been so long at work in the Jewish community. Now the rabbinate are becoming concerned about signs of dissolution in their community, but it is very late.

It doesn't help anyone in the West, that the wealthiest and most powerful individuals in the world are actively working to dissolve the society's foundations.

10 posted on 08/14/2011 2:27:29 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: Yosemitest
I didn't know we had Phineas priests in this forum.
11 posted on 08/14/2011 2:31:43 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: lentulusgracchus
So you like Numbers 25?
12 posted on 08/14/2011 5:36:37 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: zot

ping


13 posted on 08/14/2011 7:01:12 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping. Those pushing tolerance will be surprised when Moslems are take control.


14 posted on 08/14/2011 7:48:48 PM PDT by zot
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To: Kaslin
“Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.”

-- G.K. Chesterton


15 posted on 08/14/2011 7:53:42 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The same old games being played by the same old crowd in the formerly grand old party.)
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To: Kaslin

How prescient C.S. Lewis’s portrayal of Narnia’s Antichrist seems lately: a fake put up by an alliance of Narnian secularists who don’t believe in anything except power and wealth and Calormenes (thinly disguised Muslims).


16 posted on 08/14/2011 8:58:10 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: jmacusa

Oh, I don’t know: the treatment of the Grand Mosque in Cordoba seems a lot more useful than torching the place would have been.

And as an Orthodox Christian there are a lot of mosques I’d rather like to see returned to their original use as Orthodox churches, rather than go up in flames, and I suspect seizing them and restoring them will involve entering them.


17 posted on 08/14/2011 9:01:06 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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