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Rev. Peterson: Why Are Christians Allowing Muslims To Worship In Their Churches?
Bond Action, Inc. ^ | February 25, 2011 | abigail2

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. Peterson’s 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 doesn’t 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 don’t understand their own faith, and they’re 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 churches—it’s 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, it’s 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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TOPICS: Current Events; Islam; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: chrislam; church; muslims; worship

1 posted on 02/24/2011 7:13:52 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

2 posted on 02/24/2011 7:19:37 AM PST by americanophile ("The Constitution is the guide which I will never abandon." - George Washington)
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To: americanophile

creepy! Where is this?


3 posted on 02/24/2011 7:20:51 AM PST by abigail2
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To: americanophile; Islaminaction; Kolokotronis; annalex; MahatmaGandu; NYer; La Lydia; AnalogReigns; ..

"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."

4 posted on 02/24/2011 7:23:13 AM PST by americanophile ("The Constitution is the guide which I will never abandon." - George Washington)
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To: abigail2

“Abomination of Desolation”?


5 posted on 02/24/2011 7:24:09 AM PST by G Larry
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To: abigail2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagia_Sophia


6 posted on 02/24/2011 7:25:21 AM PST by americanophile ("The Constitution is the guide which I will never abandon." - George Washington)
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To: G Larry

I blame Rick Warren and others like him

Rick Warren calls for Christian-Muslim partnership (I knew he was a phony!)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2286459/posts

The tent should never get that big.


7 posted on 02/24/2011 7:26:11 AM PST by Califreak (Soros is the root of all evil)
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To: G Larry

“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.


8 posted on 02/24/2011 7:27:31 AM PST by Califreak (Soros is the root of all evil)
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To: Califreak

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.


9 posted on 02/24/2011 7:28:48 AM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: abigail2

Even Rick Warren is falling into this deception.

http://thelastcrusade.org/2010/11/04/chrislam-spreads-throughout-america/


10 posted on 02/24/2011 7:30:31 AM PST by Flying right
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To: hal ogen

“I guess some Christians are so naive and self-loathing that they invite cultural and religious suicide.”

How about apostate and fallen away?


11 posted on 02/24/2011 7:30:50 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: abigail2
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

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."

12 posted on 02/24/2011 7:31:25 AM PST by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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To: hal ogen
How many Christians or Jews would wish to worship in a mosque?

I say none.

13 posted on 02/24/2011 7:33:13 AM PST by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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To: abigail2

This type of Christianity annoy’s me. I blame it on the hippies. All this peace love stuff is crazy and utterly nonBiblical.


14 posted on 02/24/2011 7:37:06 AM PST by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: abigail2

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.


15 posted on 02/24/2011 7:39:05 AM PST by Méabh
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To: hal ogen

If they’re that lacking in discernment, I fear for their souls.


16 posted on 02/24/2011 7:39:44 AM PST by Califreak (Soros is the root of all evil)
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To: Méabh

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....


17 posted on 02/24/2011 7:45:30 AM PST by mom4melody
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To: abigail2

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


18 posted on 02/24/2011 7:46:58 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: abigail2

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.


19 posted on 02/24/2011 7:48:42 AM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: abigail2

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.


20 posted on 02/24/2011 7:51:28 AM PST by all the best
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To: OKSooner

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.


21 posted on 02/24/2011 7:57:14 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: hal ogen
We have run out of cheeks to turn (four is my personal limit).

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.

22 posted on 02/24/2011 8:00:50 AM PST by katana
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To: G Larry; americanophile

THats right...but why do churches do this?


23 posted on 02/24/2011 8:04:23 AM PST by abigail2
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To: OKSooner

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.


24 posted on 02/24/2011 8:08:24 AM PST by abigail2
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To: Flying right

Thanks for that link...


25 posted on 02/24/2011 8:09:16 AM PST by abigail2
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To: katana

[ 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”.....


26 posted on 02/24/2011 8:12:35 AM PST by GraceG
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To: all the best

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)


27 posted on 02/24/2011 8:23:01 AM PST by abigail2
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To: GraceG

Great point! We cannot assume anything.


28 posted on 02/24/2011 8:25:18 AM PST by abigail2
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To: americanophile
As of September, there were 1,897 mosques in the United States, a 57 percent increase since 2000."

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.

29 posted on 02/24/2011 9:10:13 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: abigail2
>> but it doesn’t say anything about turning Christian sanctuaries over to Muslims.<<

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.

30 posted on 02/24/2011 9:17:32 AM PST by CynicalBear
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To: americanophile

thanks for the ping

keep your powder dry

practice, practice, practice

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31 posted on 02/24/2011 9:26:48 AM PST by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last. It might be.)
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To: abigail2

BTT!!!


32 posted on 02/24/2011 9:42:25 AM PST by rebuildus
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To: rebuildus

Thanks rebuildus


33 posted on 02/24/2011 9:50:18 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

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.


34 posted on 02/24/2011 11:58:19 AM PST by jboot
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To: abigail2

Because they don’t know the difference between building bridges and capitulating to Satan!


35 posted on 02/24/2011 1:24:33 PM PST by G Larry
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To: Flying right

Even?

Especially.


36 posted on 02/25/2011 8:45:28 AM PST by onedoug (If)
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