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Chrislam - the Bottom of the Slide
While Terry Jones wanted to burn the Qur'an there are pastors that want to read
the Qur'an in church to their congregations. In response to a local Qur'an
burning, Larry Reimer, a minister of the United Church of Gainesville, decided
to read Scripture from the Qur'an as part of worship services on September 12,
2010, prodded further about religious relatives. “Christianity, Judaism, and
Islam are all part of the Abrahamic tree of faith. We all believe in the same
God, and in many aspects we are all trying to accomplish the same goals.”
Islam recital in Methodist church
This GROWING TREND is a natural slide to the bottom for common
ground to have a peaceful coexistence. There is a movement saying that other
religions are as valid as “Christianity.” Unfortunately the way Christianity is
practiced today, there may be some truth to this. But if one were to go by the
Bible and live Christianity the way it was originally taught, it becomes as
different as night and day (Christianity being the day.
Chrislam is an interfaith movement that is a dialogue with Islam
- a syncretistic movement that speaks about “spirituality without boundaries.”
These churches, softening John 14:6, are opening the door to allow the
conversion of their people. Because to them it matters not what you are anymore.
For the most part, the majority of these churches are already removed from the
faith, so this is expected in the days we live in.
It was Robert Schuller, pastor of Crystal Cathedral, that began this process by
housing the offices for "Christians and Muslims for Peace." Schuller had told an
Imam of the Muslim American Society that "if he came back in 100 years and found
his descendants Muslims, it wouldn't bother him...." (The Berean Call (April
1998), -What's Happening to the Faith? by Dave Hunt ).
That should bother any authentic Christian, but not those who espouse the “new
Christianity” of our modern times.
The assumption is that Christians and Muslims all worship the same God; they,
along with the Jews, are all faiths from Abraham. This is something we have
steadily warned about for years. When you see people make the name Allah
acceptable, that it is suitable for a Christian to pray in his name because it
is the same God, or that Muslim converts can continue to go into their Mosques
and pray and worship as if nothing happened to them, this is leading Christians
toward accepting the Qur’an as equal in inspiration as the Bible (both Old and
New Testament) when it contradicts it more than it agrees.
Consider the story of Rev. Ann Holmes Redding, an Episcopal
priest for about 21 years, who says, "I am both Muslim and Christian" On Sunday
mornings, Redding puts on the white collar of an Episcopal priest. On Fridays,
she ties on a black headscarf to pray with her Muslim group. She says both Islam
and Christianity are compatible at the most basic level.
Are they? Can one be a Christian and a Muslim at the same time?
Islam’s Jesus is not divine in the Qur’an; Jesus is not the only-begotten Son of
God, nor the Messiah, God in human flesh; He did not die on the cross for our
sins; He did not resurrect. Islam denies the gospel of Christianity – the core
reason Jesus came to earth for. This is what these churches want to make peace
We have no commonality with Islam. The Bible says, “For what fellowship has
righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness. This
movement is apostasy in action, and we can expect more of this type of
A few years ago, 138 Muslim scholars and clerics sent an open letter to leaders
of Christian churches, titled “A Common Word Between Us and You.” Many of
America's top Christian leaders and known scholars signed in support to find
commonality between the religions, ignorant that it contained a rebuke and an
Now we have Chrislam, which blends the minimalist parts of
Christ with Islam, with the intention of making them as equal faiths. In some
churches, the Qur’an is placed in the pews next to the Bible; all of this is
promoted under “loving your neighbor,” which was part of this open letter that
the unwary undiscerning Christians signed to have peace.
This is part of a Jihad: to expose those who normally would not
be interested in the Islamic religion, (of course it will be all the peace
quotes). Muslims certainly know how to take advantage of this new openness to
convert the kafirs to Islam. Islam condemns the belief in the divinity of Jesus
as shirk, so to an authentic Christian –born of the Sprit of God there is no
debate in this matter.
But to others who name themselves as Christians but care little of Jesus as the
truth, they want a peaceful coexistence with those that demean their religion.
The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. along with 50 churches in 26 states
have already joined the effort, As MORE THAN FIFTY CHURCHES AGREE TO HOLD QUR'AN
READINGS “Faith Shared is a project of Interfaith Alliance and Human Rights
My immediate reaction to the first line… is it faith SHARED?
Christian clergy at churches across the country hosted readings from the Qur’an
and other sacred religious texts as they welcomed their Muslim and Jewish
colleagues on Sunday, June 26, 2011. Their purpose was to counter the
Anti-Muslim bigotry. On the website sponsoring this (faithshared.org): “Tensions
around Islam in America have erupted throughout the country in the past year,
leading to misconceptions, distrust and in some cases violence.”
I have to disagree with their premise. Bigotry is part of Islam,
as they have no allowance for other religions, even those they call “people of
the book.” Tensions and violence have come from Islam itself, not just in our
country but all over the world. This becomes enigmatic when you are including
the Jews of whom Islam has an open war with and the religious leaders in their
most religious lands vow to eliminate. Are people deaf and blind to what is
taking place? Leave it to those who accept everything to ignore the obvious.
Liberal thinking rules over all logic and common sense.
So we need to ask: What would Jesus do? We know he NEVER once
read or quoted from another religion of his day to promote his teaching. He
instructed and rebuked when necessary those of his own religion that spoke
incorrectly. Which certainly would be applicable in this case with those who
profess to be his followers, who apply his name to themselves and call
themselves a church.
Stahnke, director of policy and programs for Human Rights
First, stated, “We want to send a message to the world,” he said, “that
Americans do respect religious differences and reject religious bigotry and the
demonization of Islam or any other religion.”
If I may make sense of his false argument by allowing reality to
intrude … America has always allowed all kinds of religions to worship in our
country, including Islam. It is the Islamic countries that do not allow the
other religions to freely worship. They have no integration in their lands or
culture, and they certainly do not allow any integration with their religion.
We have a conundrum; they are the ones who are intolerant; they
have bigotry thriving; but it is implied that we are the bigots and haters
because we quote their own sermons and measure their actions.
Are we to intentionally put aside hundreds of statements like
this to show we are not bigots?
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah ’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight with
the people till they say, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah,’ and
whoever says, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah,’ his life and
property will be saved by me except for Islamic law, and his accounts will be
with Allah, (either to punish him or to forgive him.)” (Bukhari, Hadith, Vol. 4,
Book 52, 196)
It’s not whether we respect them, but do they respect us, or
others? Do we see Islam asking for rights of other religions in their own land?
Of course not. In fact, in most Islamic countries other religions are OUTLAWED.
Once they live by Sharia law it becomes difficult for them to allow anything
that is contrary. Let’s not overlook the obvious, which would be the things
right in front of your nose in plain view (called the news). Of all the
compromises made these days, this has got to be the most asinine, irrational,
We have freedom to worship any way we want in America. Go try to have the same
freedom, or promote your interfaith in one of the countries that have Islam as
the state religion. This is why the whole matter is self-defeating and an
exercise in futility.
The fact is, the only religion that is being used for violence is Islam, so we
must ask why? Why are the majority of terrorists throughout the world Muslim?
It’s because of the Qur’an, not their ethnicity; it is their religion that can
affect their person and culture.
The idea of appeasement may exhibit tolerance to Islam, but it exhibits
disloyalty to Christ. It is these people who call themselves a church that are
not going to stand up against the tide of persecution. You can’t uphold what you
don’t know. They will probably convert, since they are halfway there already.
They are Christian in name only because they will not stand up for Christ or his
gospel. This shows who the head of their church is. For the Lord is not
consulted, they have abandoned the head of the body for spiritual correctness
and the way of the world.
This supposedly includes reaching out to the Jews. They want to read from each
other’s “sacred texts.” Do we expect the Hebrew or Christian Scripture to be
read or spoken well in the Mosques? Is it too much to ask to see them do the
same for Israel that they do for Islam and stand up for their right to exist and
practice their religion not only in their homeland but in Muslim lands.
The Berean Call: Even Atheists on occasion recognize that the real threat to
them is not biblical Christianity, but Islam. Consider the comments below,
prompted by an article from the Religion News Service printed in the Salt Lake
“More than 50 Churches Agree to Hold Koran Readings!!”
In the past I have stated I am not religious, but my goal is to
help educate and unite Atheists and members of non-Islamic religions against a
common enemy. That enemy is Islam. The good news is that our voice against Islam
is clearly getting louder, the bad news is that far too many Americans who
identify themselves as "Christians" are taking the easy way out and bowing down
to Islam, in an effort to avoid a conflict that has been raging for 1400 years.
Muslim Hadith Book 019, Number 4366: "It has been narrated by 'Umar b. al-Khattib
that he heard the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) say: I will expel
the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but
A conflict in which Christians are clearly losing!
[The author then quotes the article from the Salt Lake Tribune.]
Pulpit pals: Christians, Jews, Muslims plan shared worship "Religious and human
rights activists are asking U.S. churches to invite Jewish and Muslim clergy to
their sanctuaries to read from sacred texts next month in an initiative designed
to counter anti-Muslim bigotry.
The June 26 initiative, called "Faith Shared: Uniting in Prayer
and Understanding," is co-sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance and Human Rights
First. Leaders of the two Washington-based groups said the event hopes to
demonstrate respect for Islam in the wake of Quran burnings in recent months….
(Adelle Banks, "Pulpit pals: Christians, Jews, Muslims plan shared worship,"
Religion News Service, May 17 2011).
There are some trying to respect a religion that considers itself superior to
all religions and challenges the Bible on nearly everything it says, giving
untrue alternate stories.
Agenzia Fides (the information service of the Pontifical Mission Societies)
Continental News reports an increase in rape and forced marriage to convert to
Islam of Christian and Hindu girls in Pakistan, a Muslim nation. This has been
taking place at a larger scale in Africa. This is what Islam allows with Sharia
law? We see no repercussions for this from Islam. Is this what they want us to
Modern History of the Chrislam Movement
Nigeria, like many other African countries, has been experiencing increased
violence between Muslims and Christians; the answer came religiously not
The most popular Chrislam movement in Lagos, Nigeria at present is called Oke
Tude: Mountain of Loosing Bondage. The older Chrislam movement is called
Ifeoluwa: The Will of God Mission.
Oke Tude was founded in 1999 by a Muslim man calling himself Prophet Dr.
Samsindeen Saka who was born in a Muslim family. He believed in Allah and went
on a pilgrimage to Mecca four times. “During Saka’s second hajj in 1990, he
received a divine call by Allah, telling him that he had to unite Christians and
Muslims by enlightening them that they are serving the same God, but in
“The vision to bring mutual understanding between Muslims and Christians was
revealed to me by Almighty God, when I rested near the Ka‘aba. In a dream God
showed me pictures of religious intolerance in Nigeria, and He assigned me to
bridge the misunderstanding between the two religions, to stop the killings.
Initially, I didn’t understand the dream. On New Year’s Eve I called several
Muslim scholars to my house. They prayed and afterwards fell asleep. It turned
out that they all had the same dream: in their dream they saw me bringing
together Christians and Muslims. This is how it started.” (Chrislam: Forging
Ties in a Multi-Religious Society)
As far back as January 26, 2006, Christian Science Monitor did
an article on this movement stating:
“Pastor Saka explains that his father was an herbalist and that both Muslims and
Christians would come to him for healing. Although he grew up Muslim, and has
been to Mecca on pilgrimage several times, he couldn't comprehend Nigeria's
sectarian strife. He now considers himself a Christian, ‘but that doesn't mean
Islam is bad.’ Quite the opposite. Next to his mosque is a televangelist's dream
- an auditorium with 1,500 seats, banks of speakers, a live band, and klieg
lights. On Sundays the choir switches easily between Muslim and Christian songs,
and Pastor Saka preaches from both the Bible and the Koran. His sermons are
often broadcast on local TV.” (In Africa, Islam and Christianity are growing -
Think about what is being said. That God (Allah) told him that
he is the same God of both religions and to stop the killing (which was from the
Muslims initially). This new revelation from a Muslim started this new synthetic
blend that has become the answer for their conflicts.
This is what is being termed “Muslim-Christian coexistence” to accept the
premise and practice of the coexistence movement you must depart from faith in
Jesus Christ and what He said in the word of God. These religions are not to be
united but to stay separated. Clearly, we have prior examples for us today:
“They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to
hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them”(Jeremiah 11:10).
Islam believes Christianity has another God but will feign being of a kindred
source when it is advantageous to them.
The Modern Chrislam movement in Lebanon
The main Chrislam organization on the web has a minimal amount of content. On
its home page, it has a quote by Malcom X. This organization is more about
dialogue and recognition of equality with the Abrahamic religions. But it does
have some interesting points made in its agenda. We are told that “The members
of the Committee are de facto members of the Arab Group for Islamic-Christian
Dialogue, affiliated to the Middle East Council of Churches. Some are founding
members of this Group.”
It appears there are two main people involved; Emir Hares Chakib
Chehab and Mr. Mohammad As- Sammak. Emir Hares Chakib Chehab is the General
Secretary of the Committee. Emeritus President of the Maronite League. Emeritus
President of the Union of Christian Leagues in Lebanon. Maronite Syriac Church
of Antioch is an Eastern Catholic Church in full communion with the Holy See of
Emirs Chehab, jurist and lawyer, is a consultant in the field of public
relations and the owner of the Arab News Agency, which he founded after leaving
his key position in the Ministry of Information.
According to the Maronite Syriac Church, they believe in the
human nature of Jesus Christ and the reality of the incarnation of the Son of
God for our Salvation; they hold to the divinity of Christ. So how this can be
reconciled with Islam that calls this blasphemy is perplexing.
Mr. Mohammad As - Sammak is listed as no.101 on the common word website. Sammaka
Political scientist - Secretary General of the Islamic Spiritual Summit in
Lebanon member in the National Lebanese Unesco Committee, Editor in Chief of the
review Al-Ijtihad and writes in several other newspapers. He represents Dar
Al-Fatwa on the Committee, which is a Sunni council upholding Sharia law.
Dar al-Fatwa has commissioned lawyers to prepare a lawsuit against Aoun leader
of the Free Patriotic Movement who has taken “stances hostile to Islam and
Arabism since he began interacting with public affairs.” They accuse him of
inciting tensions among sects in Lebanon and of defamation against the Sunni
Dr. Jean Salmanian is the Chancellor of the Armenian Prelacy of
Lebanon, representing the Armenian Orthodox Church.
Mr. Camille Menassa is Director of “L’Orient- le Jour,” newspaper and CEO of the
publishing house “L’Orient-le Jour.” He is a professor at Saint-Joseph
University, Vice-President of the Arab World Cultural Council. He represents the
Greek Catholic Partriachate of Antioch and all the East.
Judge Abbas Selim El-Halabi- Jurist and judge as a background, he is member of
the Permanent Secretariat of the Islamic Spiritual Summit and in charge of the
key responsibilities in the Druze Community who appointed him as her
representative to the Vatican Synod for Lebanon in 1995.
He represents the Druze House of the Community on the Committee
Mr. Michel Elias Abs is Professor at Saint-Joseph University of Beirut, he is
the former Chairman of Department and Sociology and Anthropology. He is the
former Director of the Lebanon Emergency and Development Program of the Middle
East Council of Churches. He represents the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of
Antioch and all the East.
Dr. Ali El-Hassan is the founder of “The Lebanese- German Friendship Society" in
Germany, the founder and chairman of "The Graduates of German Speaking
Universities" in Lebanon, the Vice-President of the "5th of June society" and a
Co-founder of "AMAL Organization,” Dr. El-Hassan was a close associate to Imam
Moussa El-Sader in his various political and social endeavors. He represents the
Chiite Islamic Supreme Council on the Committee.
See also: chrislam.org website :
[Moussa El-Sader was a Lebanese Shiite religious and political
leader who came from Iran to Lebanon. He founded the Amal Movement the “Brigades
of the Lebanese Resistance,” the military wing of the movement of the Deprived,
which fought alongside the Lebanese National Movement and the Palestinian
Lebanon has a real potpourri of political parties at work. Progressive Socialist
Party, Socialist Arab Union Lebanese Communist, Party Syrian Social Nationalist
Party, Syrian Social Nationalist Party, Christian Democratic Party, Hezbolla,
Islamic Gathering Movement, Islamic Jihad Movement, Union of Muslim Ulama, Free
Patriotic Movement, Democratic Secular Party, Arab Democratic Party. Many other
parties take part in politics and the landscape is constantly changing as new
parties spring up and others become defunct.
On the Chrislam site: Under the link “actions” Islamic-Christian National
Dialogue Committee- Unified Working Paper, The Islamic-Christian National
“On the basis of the fundamental principles on which the
Lebanese are agreed, as enshrined in the Document of National Entente (1989),
and which affirm the commitment to Lebanon as the definitive country of all its
people in its internationally recognized borders, with its Arab identity and
membership of the Arab world;
“As an ample human terrain for freedom and dialogue between the
followers of the divinely revealed religions, a land of life shared in common
between Christians and Muslims, in which the aspirations and goodwill of all
Lebanese come together and interact to build their state and political entity on
the basis of a free republican, parliamentary, democratic system, under the
protection of complete equality in rights and duties between all the people of
one single country;
A state committed to the principle of freedom of religion, thought and
information, as well as economic freedom, without monopoly and anarchy.”
What they call Chrislamogy is coming from Lebanon. The Lebanese
population consists of 28 percent Sunni Muslim, 28 percent Shi'a Muslim, 5
percent Druze, 22 percent Maronite Christian, 8 percent Greek Orthodox, and 4
percent Greek Catholic. There are also very small numbers of Jews, Bahai’s, and
On the site: 4-Christian-Muslim Dialogue
“The coexistence between all denominations of Muslims and Christians is
Lebanon’s greatest value. It is Lebanon’s mission to the world, in that it is a
pattern of life, as well as a relationship of constant dialogue between the
Christian and Islamic worlds, a link of continuity to enrich the values
imprinted on human character by these two divinely revealed messages. To
safeguard this formula of civilization and emphasize its credibility are
therefore both a Lebanese and a human responsibility. However, since the
struggle of power is usually exercised in a way that harms this formula, the
establishment of a balanced political system constitutes a bulwark to protect
this formula from any evil exploitation.
“National fraternization between Christians and Muslims in Lebanon is not merely
a commitment dictated by the essentials of coexistence or a necessity for
avoiding sectarian strife, but also a destiny, a choice, and a noble human task
which makes Lebanon have a world mission. For this purpose, we have to work to
unify national oratory so that it transcends sectarian selfishness, rising to
openness and the interest of one country, for all denominations and all
“This requires the establishment of a just and conscious
national state, which will open up horizons for emerging national forces to
participate in creating a better tomorrow, reassure citizens and encourage them
to shift from the shadow of the sect to the protection of the state which is
responsible for their security and stability, and for providing them with the
essential elements of a life of freedom and dignity.”
We need to pay attention to these next statements:
“These include the necessary guarantees of work, education, medical treatment
and other social guarantees. The return of all displaced persons to their
villages and houses, and a halt to the exploitation of their agonies and
sufferings, are considered an essential basis for strengthening the credibility
of the state as the protector of all citizens.” (underline mine)
The coexistence movement is not only interfaith but has strong
elements of communism. Those involved in Chrislam make Lebanon sound like a
prototype for a new world model.
These concepts are lofty goals under the heading of “moving forward” to forge
unity. Yet we need to have a better name for Chrislam - maybe Islam-ity, as it
is part of the Islamization of Christianity in America.
List of churches involved