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Christian Church opens doors to Muslims (Christian hymns replaced with Islamic prayer in the chapel)
BBC ^ | 03/30/2013 | Divya Talwar

Posted on 04/25/2013 9:19:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

On a bitterly cold and snowing afternoon in Aberdeen, the doors of St John's Episcopal Church are open to hundreds of Muslim worshippers, arriving for daily prayers.

The familiar sounds of Christian hymns have been replaced with Islamic prayer in the chapel this Friday lunchtime and the church priest with the imam from the neighbouring mosque.

Muslims from the Syed Shah Mustafa Jame Masjid mosque next door share this church with Christian worshippers up to five times a day.

Church leaders believe this may be the only place in the country where Christian and Muslim worshippers pray side by side.

The rector at St John's has opened his doors to Muslims because there was not enough space for them to pray in their own mosque and many were forced to worship outside on the street.

The Reverend Isaac Poobalan, who grew up in Southern India surrounded by Islam, said he would not have been true to his faith if he did not help his neighbours.

"It was a very cold day, like today, and when I walked past the mosque I saw dozens of male worshippers praying outside, on the streets, right near the church.

''Their hands and feet were bare and you could see their breath in the freezing cold.

''Jesus taught his disciples to love your neighbour as yourself and this is something I cannot just preach to my congregation, I had to put it into practice."

Reverend Poobalan adds: ''I felt very distressed when I saw my neighbours praying out in the cold and I knew I needed to do something to help.''

''I know I cannot solve the world's problems, but when there is a problem I can solve, I will.''

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Ecumenism; Islam; Mainline Protestant; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: chrislam; church; islam; islamicimperialism; lifeamongthekufir; mosque; outreach; scotland; secularhumanism; usefulidiot
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1 posted on 04/25/2013 9:19:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Will the nearest Mosque do the same for the Christians?


3 posted on 04/25/2013 9:21:38 AM PDT by The Louiswu (Torpedo the Constitution and full speed ahead!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
The Reverend Isaac Poobalan, who grew up in Southern India surrounded by Islam, said he would not have been true to his faith if he did not help his neighbours.

By praying to a false prophet/warlord who's followers deny the divinity of Jesus Christ, deny His death by crucifixion, and His resurrection?

Good luck with that. With services 5 times a day, they are making more use of the space than you are.

4 posted on 04/25/2013 9:21:50 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind

Christian hymns are “familiar?”


5 posted on 04/25/2013 9:21:54 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: SeekAndFind

St John's Episcopal Church has opened its doors to Muslims for Friday prayers


The Mosque is next to the church


Bishop of Abderdeen says it will be a lesson for the rest of the world


Reverend Isaac Poobalan grew up in Southern India surrounded by Islam
7 posted on 04/25/2013 9:22:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Reverend Poobalan adds: ''I felt very distressed when I saw my neighbours praying out in the cold and I knew I needed to do something to help.''

Would he invite hookers in from out of the cold to continue to ply their trade in the warmth of the church?

These muslims are not outside because they are poor. They are outside because their mosque is full. If you are going to invite them in from the cold, share the gospel with them.

8 posted on 04/25/2013 9:24:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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9 posted on 04/25/2013 9:24:30 AM PDT by tomkat ( nationalis caterva fornicari in processus)
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To: SeekAndFind

The muslims don’t think they are ‘sharing’ - they think they are conquering.


10 posted on 04/25/2013 9:24:38 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

This is no longer a church of Christ, it is a haven for demonic worship and cult brainwashing. The Lord no longer resides there, but the antichrist is most welcome.


11 posted on 04/25/2013 9:24:50 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Very Christian thing for the priest to do. I just wonder what the congregation feels about it. No data on that.


12 posted on 04/25/2013 9:25:56 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: SeekAndFind

No wonder this church has died. It’s lost any charism of Christianity it once possessed. It’s spiritually dead.


13 posted on 04/25/2013 9:25:57 AM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fools! Tools of Islam! Advancing their own demise.


14 posted on 04/25/2013 9:26:56 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I dunno - it kinda turns the apostle Paul’s methods on their head.


15 posted on 04/25/2013 9:28:39 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind
Every time I see something like this I want to fire off a ping to Quix.

I hope he's doing okay...

16 posted on 04/25/2013 9:30:46 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

RE: Very Christian thing for the priest to do.

I just wonder, would God tell Israel to allow worshipers of Baal to come to their Temple to pray?

Would Jesus tell his Synagogue to allow Romans to worship Jupiter?


17 posted on 04/25/2013 9:30:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
"... and when I walked past the mosque I saw dozens of male worshippers praying outside..."

Episcopal huh? I'd guess the Reverend Poobalan got rather excited seeing all those asses sticking up in the air.

18 posted on 04/25/2013 9:31:04 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: SeekAndFind

does this “church” do gay weddings as well?


19 posted on 04/25/2013 9:32:20 AM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Further evidence of the death wish among so many Westerners today.

I guess decades of leftist teaching and leftist propaganda on the airwaves is having its inevitable result—a death wish evidenced by massive immigration of third-worlders and then the turning over of the country to them.

Liberalism is a mental illness.


20 posted on 04/25/2013 9:32:28 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Those fools might as well open the door to the church of Satan.

What ever happened to discernment??


21 posted on 04/25/2013 9:35:36 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ( (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization))
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To: skeeter

>>The muslims don’t think they are ‘sharing’ - they think they are conquering.

They don’t think they’re conquering. They already did in this “church”.


22 posted on 04/25/2013 9:39:15 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: SeekAndFind
Brings to mind the church of Laodecia (Rev 3) .....Jesus had been forgotten and was on the outside knocking.

Churches and their leaders who fail in their primary objective; to spread the Gospel of His salvation grace which islam has nothing to do with, will be judged in the end. God said "NO" to Ishmael.

23 posted on 04/25/2013 9:40:07 AM PDT by wesagain (The God #Elohim# of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: tomkat

Can I steal that? I need it!

24 posted on 04/25/2013 9:43:04 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Don't believe any rumors in Washington, DC until they are officially denied.)
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To: laweeks

Abomination of desolation comes to mind.


25 posted on 04/25/2013 9:44:22 AM PDT by esquirette ("Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee." ~ Augustine)
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To: SeekAndFind
...And this is why the Episcopal church and the United Kingdom are both falling apart.

CC

26 posted on 04/25/2013 9:45:33 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Tease not the dragon, for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Albion Wilde
By all means .. I did !   d:^)
27 posted on 04/25/2013 9:46:06 AM PDT by tomkat ( nationalis caterva fornicari in processus)
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To: tomkat

LOL!!


28 posted on 04/25/2013 9:51:46 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Don't believe any rumors in Washington, DC until they are officially denied.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Reverend Isaac Poobalan grew up in Southern India surrounded by Islam

Sorta like the Amurrikin Pres_dent. They both want to stay surrounded by Islam.

Isn't that special.

29 posted on 04/25/2013 9:53:25 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Don't believe any rumors in Washington, DC until they are officially denied.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dhimmies for dawa 2.0


30 posted on 04/25/2013 9:54:41 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: SeekAndFind

No !


31 posted on 04/25/2013 9:56:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: SeekAndFind

How kind and sweet. But they still hate him and when they get into power they will turn his church into a latrine.


32 posted on 04/25/2013 10:07:40 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: SeekAndFind

The “Episcopal Church” has NOT been “Christian” for a LONG, LONG time. They are about as apostate as they come.


33 posted on 04/25/2013 10:11:05 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Uh. There is a reason its called a CHRISTIAN church. Because the people in it allegedly believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ. Not Mohammad. But Christ. This is insanity. Its evidence that way too many “mainline” Christian ministers and priests simply view themselves as social workers. Promoting good will among the faiths is NOT something that a Christian pastor should be doing. He should be trying to convince the “imam” of the error of his ways. But to think that a mainline Christian pastor would do anything like that is laughable. Its why Christianity will disappear from the West within a couple generations.


34 posted on 04/25/2013 10:13:08 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeekAndFind

“I just wonder, would God tell Israel to allow worshipers of Baal to come to their Temple to pray?”

Here is what happens when you try to put the Lord next to false gods.

1 Samuel 5

5 Now the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. 2 Then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it to the house of Dagon and set it by Dagon. 3 When the Ashdodites arose early the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord. So they took Dagon and set him in his place again. 4 But when they arose early the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord. And the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off on the threshold; [a]only the trunk of Dagon was left to him. 5 Therefore neither the priests of Dagon nor all who enter Dagon’s house tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.

6 Now the hand of the Lord was heavy on the Ashdodites, and He ravaged them and smote them with tumors, both Ashdod and its territories. 7 When the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, “The ark of the God of Israel must not remain with us, for His hand is severe on us and on Dagon our god.” 8 So they sent and gathered all the lords of the Philistines to them and said, “What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel?” And they said, “Let the ark of the God of Israel be brought around to Gath.” And they brought the ark of the God of Israel around. 9 After they had brought it around, the hand of the Lord was against the city with very great confusion; and He smote the men of the city, both young and old, so that tumors broke out on them. 10 So they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And as the ark of God came to Ekron the Ekronites cried out, saying, “They have brought the ark of the God of Israel around to [b]us, to kill [c]us and [d]our people.” 11 They sent therefore and gathered all the lords of the Philistines and said, “Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it return to its own place, so that it will not kill [e]us and [f]our people.” For there was a deadly confusion throughout the city; the hand of God was very heavy there. 12 And the men who did not die were smitten with tumors and the cry of the city went up to heaven.


35 posted on 04/25/2013 10:20:19 AM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Episcopal Church of America is no longer a Christian org. No wonder the progressive propaganda machine wants to use them as exemplars. Chrislam is the future of people stupid enough to remain in the Episcopal Church of America.


36 posted on 04/25/2013 10:21:00 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And no doubt the troglodytes from tribal Pakistan attending the ceremony are thinking: “Allah is correct! The infidels will submit to anything in the name of the Prophet!”


37 posted on 04/25/2013 10:22:59 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey, no this isn’t a problem for apostates. St. John the Divine in NYC allowed Wiccans to hold Black Masses on the premises.


38 posted on 04/25/2013 10:26:42 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: SeekAndFind

The apostasy is growing within what once was the church. The conquest of it began in 325AD and has continued at pace for nearly two thousand years.

This apostasy will grow until it is great. Without _the_ instruction there is _no_ way to determine the way. Opinion is all that they have left to themselves...


39 posted on 04/25/2013 10:28:23 AM PDT by veracious
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next action...
Muslim Minarets of the Christian Church signifying
their Victory over their foes.
(traditional Muslim Practice)

40 posted on 04/25/2013 10:30:30 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: SeekAndFind

Where the UK goes the West and the US are soon to follow.


41 posted on 04/25/2013 10:39:06 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: The Louiswu

I wondered about that too?

Gay weddings? Pig roasts? Female ministers? Communion with wine?

We are truly seeing the end of Western Civilization, all of the skids for a Crusade being waged via Liberalism.


42 posted on 04/25/2013 10:40:45 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: The Louiswu

No, and no Christian should entertain the idea either.


43 posted on 04/25/2013 10:41:21 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: SeekAndFind

Sometimes I worry that the Catholic Church isnt too far behind with its interreligious prayers, etc.


44 posted on 04/25/2013 10:53:39 AM PDT by piusv
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This isn’t a Christian church. It’s Episcopalian. Christian’s don’t worship other gods. (See the First Commandment.)


45 posted on 04/25/2013 10:53:45 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind

this is not a true Christian church! Sad, so very, very sad...


46 posted on 04/25/2013 11:00:27 AM PDT by sassy steel magnolia
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''Jesus taught his disciples to love your neighbour as yourself and this is something I cannot just preach to my congregation, I had to put it into practice."

Reverend Poobalan adds: ''I felt very distressed when I saw my neighbours praying out in the cold and I knew I needed to do something to help.''

If I was a member of your church... I would QUIt... I do NOT want TERRORISTS worshipping in my COUNTRY - let alone in my CHURCH.

They see you as weak, and they'll kill you!!

47 posted on 04/25/2013 11:07:37 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen
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To: SeekAndFind; All
To clarify "Christian Church" in the title:

The Episcopal Church describes itself as being “Protestant, yet Catholic.”

48 posted on 04/25/2013 11:13:30 AM PDT by Syncro ("So?")
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, come on, our good friends in the UK have to be smarter than this.

You are inviting the most evil death cult the world has known into your church so they can plot more of their evil?

Did our great friends in the UK not learn how appeasement of evil never ends up well?

Are there any non-communist countries in the world who ban this hate cult?


49 posted on 04/25/2013 11:16:14 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Christians believe Jesus is the son of God, while Muslims regard him as a prophet.

Wow, don't let a little thing like that get in the way... England is toast.

50 posted on 04/25/2013 11:27:53 AM PDT by dragonblustar ($3.50)
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