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Chrislam on the rise...
Charisma Magazine ^ | Stefanie Schartel

Posted on 12/02/2011 4:44:38 PM PST by Discoshaman

Communities across the nation are taking Christianity and Islam—two diametrically opposed theologies—and working to blend them together.

“Chrislam, as the name suggests, is a growing movement wherein some Christians are seeking to find common ground with Muslims,” explains theologian Bill Muehlenberg of the doctrine that began in Nigeria in the 1980s. “Indeed, it actually seeks to combine Christianity with Islam.”

Chrislam has gained significant momentum since the seed was planted nearly three decades ago. Earlier this year Christian communities in Dallas, Chicago, Washington, D.C, and other cities placed Qurans in church pews—right alongside Bibles—and preached about the Prophet Muhammad.

(Excerpt) Read more at charismanews.com ...


TOPICS: Apologetics; Current Events; Ecumenism; Islam
KEYWORDS: chrislam; christianity; heresy; islam; syncretism
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I think this will prove most dangerous in Europe, for several reasons:

1. Christianity in Europe is already hollowed-out into a Christ-less shell, an empty cultural expression devoid of doctrine.

2. Demographics - as Muslims become more numerous in Europe, the degenerate elites of Europe will see syncretism as a ducky way to integrate them.

3. Western guilt/multiculturalism - the Western mind is no longer capable of defending itself. Presented with a determined minority with a differing viewpoint, it is hobbled by post-colonial guilt. It will gladly efface itself and capitulate to Islam as a means of absolution.

I think Chrislam will also gain some traction in the U.S., but not to anything like the same degree. The U.S. maintains a robust population of Evangelicals and lacks the critical mass of Muslims necessary to power such a movement.

1 posted on 12/02/2011 4:44:48 PM PST by Discoshaman
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To: Discoshaman

It’s probably the same crowd that supported the Liberation Theology of Yesteryear. Communism is so passé, now it’s Islam as the new big thing to conform to.


2 posted on 12/02/2011 4:49:10 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: Discoshaman

It’s like letting a crocodile eat just one of your legs.


3 posted on 12/02/2011 4:50:32 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: Discoshaman

*puke puke puke* “Chrislam” is an abomination


4 posted on 12/02/2011 4:51:16 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Pimp your blog for hits on Free Republic!)
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To: Discoshaman
heresy.... I also will note, that the link to the story is ran by a group of heretical Christians who believe that the "signs and wonders" as told about in Act Chapter 2, are actually for today. Which is, of course, false doctrine. I know, I was in those idiotic crowds for 21 years. Got out in 2004; best decision I ever made. -DR Your friendly neighborhood Independent, Fundamentalist, King James Bible Believing Baptist.
5 posted on 12/02/2011 4:56:26 PM PST by DetroitRight
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To: DetroitRight

Whoopsie! I meant ACTS chapter 2... sorry.


6 posted on 12/02/2011 4:57:31 PM PST by DetroitRight
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To: Discoshaman

Very well put bump.


7 posted on 12/02/2011 4:59:02 PM PST by spankalib (The Marx-in-the-Parks crowd is a basement skunkworks operation of the AFL-CIO)
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To: Discoshaman

Although Judaism and Christianity are rather incompatible too (either Jesus is the messiah, or he is NOT) they aren’t as incompatible as Islam and Christianity. After all, no ancient Jewish text speaks against Jesus, because he hadn’t been born yet. But Islam says very clearly he is NOT the son of God. Can’t have it both ways, folks.


8 posted on 12/02/2011 5:15:36 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Discoshaman

These idiots might want to note that Muslims aren’t trying to find common ground with them and Bibles are nowhere near their Mosques.


9 posted on 12/02/2011 5:17:55 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Discoshaman

Idiocy. Heresy. Islam and Christianity are simply incompatible.

And they won’t find any Muslims returning the favor.


10 posted on 12/02/2011 5:20:35 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Putting the Koran in churches is like putting Mein Kampf in synagogues.


11 posted on 12/02/2011 5:22:25 PM PST by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: Discoshaman

Chrislam on the rise = Paganism on the rise.


12 posted on 12/02/2011 5:26:41 PM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Discoshaman

“Chrislam,” a.k.a. “Devour me last” Christianity.


13 posted on 12/02/2011 5:31:01 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: GeronL
These idiots might want to note that Muslims aren’t trying to find common ground with them and Bibles are nowhere near their Mosques.

Yep. Chrislam = Quislam

14 posted on 12/02/2011 5:31:39 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: Talisker
Chrislam = Quislam

EXCELLENT!

15 posted on 12/02/2011 5:32:49 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Talisker

very true


16 posted on 12/02/2011 5:38:33 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Talisker

What’s Quislam?

I googled it and couldn’t find much.


17 posted on 12/02/2011 5:39:15 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: Discoshaman
>> The U.S. maintains a robust population of Evangelicals and lacks the critical mass of Muslims necessary to power such a movement.<<

Guess again, you only have to look at Rick Perry in Texas welcoming Muslims, incorporating teaching about Islam in schools and him helping break ground for a mosque in Texas to watch the change.

18 posted on 12/02/2011 5:41:20 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: Discoshaman

I thought that taqiyya implied a dispensation for the muslim who lied to further the propagation of Islam. They seem to do whatever is necessary to further their progress to our detriment.


19 posted on 12/02/2011 5:44:05 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: Shadow44

Christians joining forces with a murderous cult, nice. What the hell is in the wine?


20 posted on 12/02/2011 5:44:12 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Shadow44

Christians joining forces with a murderous cult, nice. What the hell is in the wine?


21 posted on 12/02/2011 5:44:31 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Shadow44

Christians joining forces with a murderous cult, nice. What the hell is in the wine?


22 posted on 12/02/2011 5:44:38 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Shadow44

Christians joining forces with a murderous cult, nice. What the hell is in the wine?


23 posted on 12/02/2011 5:44:52 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Shadow44

Christians joining forces with a murderous cult, nice. What the hell is in the wine?


24 posted on 12/02/2011 5:45:21 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: bimboeruption

Try looking up “Quisling.”


25 posted on 12/02/2011 5:45:25 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: Discoshaman

Now THIS — is possibly the beginnings of the last harlot religion, “Mystery Babylon” (Revelation 17).


26 posted on 12/02/2011 5:53:07 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: Discoshaman
Chrislam, eh?
Well, why not?
America (an erstwhile Christian country) is the home of the BIGGEST Christian faith in the world: relative morality, so why not screw up Christianity even more?

Yes, I'm being sarcastic.

27 posted on 12/02/2011 5:56:58 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Discoshaman
Earlier this year some articles along this line were proven to be a libelous misrepresentation of apologetics classes being given to help congregations be able to defend their faith.

Having bought into crap like that before and been embarrassed when the truth came out I demand more information before I can give this any credibility.

28 posted on 12/02/2011 5:57:37 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Discoshaman

Can we say “heresy” ?

To quote a certain nameless Kenyan commie: “Yes We Can!”


29 posted on 12/02/2011 5:58:58 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: Discoshaman

False prophets


30 posted on 12/02/2011 6:01:08 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Discoshaman

Paul warned about people coming and teaching in his name. False teachers.


31 posted on 12/02/2011 6:01:53 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Discoshaman
Earlier this year Christian communities in Dallas, Chicago, Washington, D.C, and other cities placed Qurans in church pews..

They had better count the pages weekly.

32 posted on 12/02/2011 6:04:32 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Either Obama can beat any GOP candidate or no GOP candidate.)
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To: Discoshaman

33 posted on 12/02/2011 6:10:29 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

No Pope should ever have kissed the Koran or Quaran;that picture showed a man exhibiting great weakness of intellect and a terrible lapse in faith.There is literally no good excuse. When in Rome,do as the Romans was not the charge given to Peter and his successors.

As a Catholic,I am terribly upset and angered by the act pictured here.


34 posted on 12/02/2011 6:35:29 PM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: Discoshaman

I will never darken the doorway of any church that practices this perverted hybrid religion.


35 posted on 12/02/2011 6:36:52 PM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: Discoshaman

What’s unsaid here is whether or not almost all these churches have black congregants.


36 posted on 12/02/2011 6:37:19 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: hoosierham

I normally avoid the Religion Forum because I see little purpose in the fighting that goes on. Even though I’m not Catholic I see that picture as a warning to all of us.


37 posted on 12/02/2011 6:53:47 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: jjotto
What’s unsaid here is whether or not almost all these churches have black congregants.

I went to the source and looked - you are correct. They don't even mention the names or denominations of any of the churches involved. Poor journalism or intentional?

38 posted on 12/02/2011 6:59:05 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Or maybe this happened in only a few places like Rev. Wright’s church and the exaggerated story is intended to mislead Christians into thinking Islam is harmless and accepted by other Christians.


39 posted on 12/02/2011 7:03:27 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Discoshaman

This has to be the stupidest thing I’ve ever read... and the least Christian.


40 posted on 12/02/2011 7:17:38 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: narses

ping!


41 posted on 12/02/2011 7:28:38 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (Chairman Obama And Ron Paul Are Sure Signs The Republic Is In Serious Trouble. God Help Us All.)
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To: Discoshaman
Christian communities in Dallas, Chicago, Washington, D.C, and other cities placed Qurans in church pews

Exactly who is doing this?

42 posted on 12/02/2011 7:40:47 PM PST by Lee N. Field (I beat wasp nests with a stick for fun.)
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To: Discoshaman

The Great Apostasy?


43 posted on 12/02/2011 7:57:02 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: DetroitRight
What about admonishments of that we will do what Jesus did and much more than that? You don't believe in Divine healing or any kind of miracles?
44 posted on 12/02/2011 8:00:08 PM PST by guitarplayer1953
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To: Lee N. Field

Salt Lake City, Wasatch Presbyterian Church

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/another-step-closer-to-a-one-world-religion-50-u-s-churches-to-read-from-the-quran-on-sunday

...the National Cathedral in Washington D.C....

...*Christ Church in New York City

*All Saints Church in Pasadena, California

*Park Hill Congregational in Denver

*Hillview United Methodist in Boise, Idaho

*First United Lutheran in San Francisco

*St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Honolulu...


45 posted on 12/02/2011 8:00:51 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Discoshaman

It’s already starting to gain traction here . The great apostasy is starting to take place . God is letting them believe the lie since they do not believe his WORD .

Eventually real believers in this country will have to practice their faith in small groups in hiding just like they have had to everywhere else .

The church age is only until the last gentile comes to faith , then God turns his sights back to Israel . Israels eyes are starting to be open ... not long ago Israel’s oldest Orthodox Rabbi left a piece of paper with the name of the Messiah on it that he asked it not to be opened until a year after his death (in their custom you are not suppose to speak bad about the departed for the first year of their passing ) The name he wrote on the paper was Yeshua /Yehoshua (Jesus)


46 posted on 12/02/2011 9:23:08 PM PST by Lera
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To: Discoshaman
Earlier this year Christian communities in Dallas, Chicago, Washington, D.C, and other cities placed Qurans in church pews—right alongside Bibles—and preached about the Prophet Muhammad.

They forget two interrelates important teachings.

First:
2 Tim 3:16

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
KJV

Which validates the second, oft forgotten, though very important, Scripture:
2 John 7-11

7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.

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.
KJV

NEVER invite Satan and his doctrines into your church; he'll (mis)use the Scriptures to pervert your congregation's teachings; you will NOT convert him.

47 posted on 12/02/2011 9:27:13 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946...and thankful for it!)
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To: guitarplayer1953
see this please:

http://www.wayoflife.org/index_files/00507af4db4acc1e1e3149466afb28b8-667.html

it's a good read.
48 posted on 12/02/2011 9:50:56 PM PST by DetroitRight
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To: MrEdd

I think it’s always good to be skeptical. I do know that Phil Johnson, whose writings have always been sound, has done some writing on the subject.

Also, it’s undeniable that it’s gained some traction in Africa, particularly Nigeria. The syncretistic movement originated in Nigeria, for obvious political/sociological reasons...


49 posted on 12/02/2011 10:32:06 PM PST by Discoshaman (Check out my conservative scifi novel - Knox's Irregulars! http://www.knoxsirregulars.com)
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To: GeronL

Exactly! And churches aren’t allowed in Saudi Arabia and Christians aren’t allowed in Mecca. Islam is interested in submission, by definition, not accommodation.


50 posted on 12/02/2011 10:32:14 PM PST by Discoshaman (Check out my conservative scifi novel - Knox's Irregulars! http://www.knoxsirregulars.com)
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