Skip to comments.Rev. Peterson: Why Are Christians Allowing Muslims To Worship In Their Churches?
Posted on 02/24/2011 7:13:46 AM PST by abigail2
Rev. Peterson: Why Are Christians Allowing Muslims To Worship In Their Churches?
As reported on FoxNews.com, two Protestant U.S. churches are creating a stir by opening their church buildings to Muslims for worship. According to the report, Heartsong Church in Cordova, Tenn., let members of the Memphis Islamic Center hold Ramadan prayers there. And the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Va., allows the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) to hold regular Friday prayers in their building. Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, called this a dangerous and foolish trend being promoted by weak Christians. The following is Rev. Petersons statement regarding this matter:
This is an example of tolerance gone wild. I see many so-called Christians misrepresenting Christianity as a timid and passive faith. The Bible says love thy neighbor, but it doesnt say anything about turning Christian sanctuaries over to Muslims. This is a dangerous and foolish trend.
ICNA, one of the groups using church buildings for worship, describes themselves as a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the promotion of Islamic values. What Islamic values are they referring to? Are they promoting Sharia? Is this group affiliated with the extremist Muslim Brotherhood? These are legitimate questions.
These churches dont understand their own faith, and theyre ignorant about Islam. The Quran tells Muslims that Christians and Jews are infidels and worthy of death. If Christians allow Muslims groups to take over their churchesits just a matter time before they will overrun these communities.
According to the Pew Forum, mosque construction is at an all-time high. As of September, there were 1,897 mosques in the United States, a 57 percent increase since 2000. Organizations like CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) are using our laws and Constitution to infiltrate and to try and conquer this nation from within.
Unless Christians in America wake up and recognize this domestic threat, its only a matter of time before America, like Europe, will be forced to make concessions to radical Muslims.I can assure you that Muslims would not allow Christians to worship in their mosques. The threat of radical Islam is real both abroad and at home. God has given Christians the power and authority to overcome the darkness of this world, where is that authority today?
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creepy! Where is this?
"According to the Pew Forum, mosque construction is at an all-time high. As of September, there were 1,897 mosques in the United States, a 57 percent increase since 2000."
“Abomination of Desolation”?
I blame Rick Warren and others like him
Rick Warren calls for Christian-Muslim partnership (I knew he was a phony!)
The tent should never get that big.
“Warren said Muslims and Christians should be partners in working to end what he calls “the five global giants” of war, poverty, corruption, disease, and illiteracy.”
Five global giants.
Five pillars of islam.
Just how many Christians or Jews are allowed to worship in mosques? I guess some Christians are so naive and self-loathing that they invite cultural and religious suicide.
Even Rick Warren is falling into this deception.
“I guess some Christians are so naive and self-loathing that they invite cultural and religious suicide.”
How about apostate and fallen away?
My wife and I recently visited the Lutheran church (Missouri Synod, no less!!) in Tulsa where we were married a few years ago and their "ecumenism" had "evolved" to the point that they were planning to have some muslim chick come in to do a whitewash presentation on sharia law. They also had about a third the attendance we had seen before.
There's a history with this particular church going back to the 60's, when the current "Pastor Emiritus" got involved with liberal politics and guy entering seminary school to dodge the draft.
I'd betcha every one of these churches that are rationalizing this are in the red. This is their death rattle; in ten years many (most?) of these churches will be mosques. I hope I'm wrong.
"No moola, no boola."
I say none.
This type of Christianity annoy’s me. I blame it on the hippies. All this peace love stuff is crazy and utterly nonBiblical.
Hmm...I could use a space for my Pagan Sabbat rituals. Think they’ll oblige? Or do I have to threaten to cut off people’s heads first? /s
Welcoming people of different faiths shouldn’t mean compromising the integrity and sacredness of your own. I don’t imagine Jesus has many warm, fuzzy things to say about turning His house into a stage for “diversity” and “tolerance” gimmicks.
If they’re that lacking in discernment, I fear for their souls.
I recall Jesus got a bit testy with some money-changers...I just can’t see inviting a cult that worships a false god getting a free pass....
Please keep in mind these are churches that advocate a liberal theological viewpoint - there are many ways to heaven not just through faith in Jesus Christ. United Methodist Churches do advocate this. many of the non denominational churches believe in a concept of open communion, believing that partaking of the Lords Supper, communion is opening the door for people to gain a foothold into christianity.
Yes Rick warren is one of the advocates of Open Christian and Muslim Dialogue worshipping together too. Warren is part of the Un Peace Plan and the saddleback Church has lost members when he started advocating this plan. two years ago of Fox his Christmas special 2009 he had tried to utilize the program raise funds to make it possible for the church to pay its bills. he had to lay off staff and cut his outreach.
Does everyone know that barack Hussein Obama spoke in Warren’s Church and that Rick warren was invited to speak in the trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago at Obama’s invitation. i can remember it taking place but do not remember the dates. a local baptist church in Michigan was advertising the need to attend the conference and meet Rick warren. The same baptist church had a big fund raiser to build a mult million dollar sanctaury, the economy turned down and the sanctauary has not been built
They creep in like obsequious sheep, but make no mistake, they would kill every Christian without a second thought and then celebrate afterward as they do routinely all around the world.
These Churches have just opened a door that cannot be shut again. Why do you think a group of Muslims with no Mosque would have their eyes on a Church? Is it because they love Christians or because they want the location? Are you stupid?
Check back in 5 years and these Churches will no longer exist. They have sealed a pact for their own destruction.
It is similar to trying to convert a pedophile with niceness and sugar. It can’t be done. They are what they are.
Caption should read: Why Are So-Called Christians Allowing Muslims to Worship in Their Churches?
If you state a question accurately it is so much easier to arrive at the correct answer. This question pretty much answers itself.
The Missouri synod church has fallen away from the doctrines that it has advocated. The churches that join with the Muslim will just vanish. I have seen it a pastor in churches and church denominations.
I serve in small conservative lutheran church as the pastor church has 45 members. but I also work as a mental health counselor. i am planning for the church to be non-existent in 5 years, because the membership is people over the age of 60. I am the youngest memeber and I am the pastor, every year the church loses 5 -7 members due to deaths or the children take the parents to live with them out of state.
the church denomination that I am part of refuses to have a muslim discourse. the church that I am part of will vanish not because of doctrinal issues - no members.
But to answer your question, if a Christian showed up on a Friday service at a mosque and tried to worship Christ in a traditional manner (proclaim Christ as God and take/share the Eucharist) or a devout Jew comes in wearing a Yarmulke and Talit quoting the Torah in Hebrew, they had better have a very good life insurance policy for their families' sake.
But, on the other hand, there are many stories of muslims who, out of curiosity or the feeling that "something's missing" in their "religion", attend a Christian service and eventually convert. If the intention is to proseletise and convert muslim attendees then I can understand the motivation. But there is no room for "compromise" or alliance between Judeo-Christianity and Islam. The former is, at its base, a faith based on the love of God the Father of all mankind and the universe. The latter is based on the preachings of a seventh century psychotic warlord.
THats right...but why do churches do this?
Yes, my father-in-law was the sexton for a Greek Orthodox church (years ago), they rented their church out to Muslim weddings and there was all this yelling and tongue roll yells. I always wondered what God would think of having that in his peaceful church.
Thanks for that link...
[ But, on the other hand, there are many stories of muslims who, out of curiosity or the feeling that “something’s missing” in their “religion”, attend a Christian service and eventually convert. If the intention is to proseletise and convert muslim attendees then I can understand the motivation. But there is no room for “compromise” or alliance between Judeo-Christianity and Islam. The former is, at its base, a faith based on the love of God the Father of all mankind and the universe. The latter is based on the preachings of a seventh century psychotic warlord. ]
That is the best case scenario, but the worst case if that since they worshiped in the church that is now “belongs to them and their god”.....
You should listen to Jesse’s radio show...LOL you will love him...I put you on my ping list (let me know if you want off)
Great point! We cannot assume anything.
Something I thought about for the first time a few days ago.
These mosques will be safe havens, off limits to the police if there is ever a reason to go after some of these characters.
Oh yes it does.
2 John 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. 10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
thanks for the ping
keep your powder dry
practice, practice, practice
Just for the record, were my church ever to allow Muslims to worship there I would never return. There is no fellowship between light and darkness.
Because they don’t know the difference between building bridges and capitulating to Satan!