Today I want to discuss a subject that we cover from time to time. I want to talk about Chrislam. This new “religion” has influenced some very powerful men in the world so we need to be very aware of this movement. Chrislam is an effort to merge Christianity and Islam. America is ripe for this heresy.
Barna Research did a study on pluralism in America 2011 which found that 6 our of 10 American adults believe that the god of the Qur’an is no different from the God of the Bible. This is especially troubling when you consider that 40% of the 6 claimed to be born again Christians. This shows shallowness of the theology coming from American pulpits.
There are 4 major sources behind Chrislam:
- The Insider Movement – this is a mistake many missionaries are making.
- The Common Word Movement – This is an effort by Islam to deceive Christians.
- Black Liberation Theology
- The Tony Blair Faith Foundation
The Insider Movement
There are missionaries who are taking short cuts in their evangelism. They are saying to Muslims, We are not asking you to leave Islam or to leave Muhammad or Allah. You already see Jesus as a prophet, we just want you to add a little to what He is saying. We want you to add Jesus as your Saviour.
This is not the salvation message found in the Bible. Those who are converted with this message are confused. They think they are both Muslims and Christians at the same time.
We need to name and shame the groups that are behind this movement because they are teaching another gospel. Most of those behind this are from Fuller Theological Seminary in California. Some would call this contextualizing the message with the culture.
Some of these missionaries will dress like Muslims and even go to the mosques and pray with Muslims. They will say the Shahada, one of the 5 pillars of Islam. This is the creed of Islam. It says “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his Prophet.” Some of these missionaries go so far as to call themselves imams.
The largest missionary organization to Muslims is called Frontiers. Their missionaries are practising these methods. They justify this by saying that if a Muslim becomes a Christian, he becomes an apostate to Islam and can be killed. The missionary could also be killed for causing the Muslim to renounce his faith in Islam.
They cause their “converts” to be secret believers and tell them to stay inside Islam. This is where the name “Insider Movement” comes from.
Common Word Movement
This is a movement by 138 Muslim scholars who wrote an open letter to Christian leaders in America about 6 years ago. In that letter they quoted a verse out of the Qur’an.
Come to a common word that we have between us and you, that we worship none but Allah and we make no partners with him.
They say the Qur’an has some messages for Christians. This verse is one that is appealing to “Christians” because it seems to say let’s get along and come together because we have a common word, let’s worship one god. But then it punches us in the nose. It says “we make no partners with him.” Unsuspecting Christians who have not studied Islam get caught in a trap here. What this means in Islam is that no one is said to be equal with Allah. This is what they believe Christians have done with Jesus. They believe we have taken Jesus, a man, and made Him equal with God. This is not what we teach. According to the Bible, a man did not become God, God became a man.
This movement says that Christians and Muslims should come together because we have a common word. Both of our holy books come from the same god and we both believe in one god. The movement also says that if we do come together that Christians can’t say Jesus is God. He can’t be a partner with God.
What makes this so bad is that over 500 church leaders signed this letter saying that coming together is a good thing. The leaders that signed the letter include people like Rick Warren, Bill Hyble, Robert Schuller, many of the emergent church leaders, and so on. How can Christians sign a letter saying we believe in one God, but Jesus is not God? This is heresy! In 2008, Yale University said this sounds great, let’s get together. You can go to their website and see who signed the letter.
Black Liberation Theology
This movement was started by James Combs. It says that the white man is the oppressor, the black man oppressed, and one day, with God’s help, the black man will overcome the white man and make him the servant of the black man. This movement is biggest in Detroit and Chicago. In Chicago there are two big preachers, one for the Christians and one for the Muslims. For the Muslims it is Louis Farrakhan, the head of the Nation of Islam. This is a racist organization that is racist in the name of Allah. For the Chrisians is a familiar name in Chicago that most of you know. It is Jeremiah Wright. He is the former pastor of the Chicago United Church of Christ. He was Obama’s pastor for 20 years.
Obama tells Christians that he is a Christian, and he tells Muslims that he is a Muslim. He has never renounced his faith in Islam. We have covered the evidence on the issue of Obama’s faith in other posts.
Obama can tell us he is a Christian because his pastor told him that he could become a Christian without ceasing to be a Muslim. Jeremiah Wright admitted this to Ed Kline, the author of “The Amateur,” a book about Obama. Wright was asked if Obama became a Christian and he responded:
Well I don’t know if I could go that far, but I can say that I made it comfortable for him to accept Christianity without have to renounce his Islamic background.
From this we see that Obama is a product of Chrislam.
The Tony Blair Faith Foundation
Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of Great Britain, is a pragmatist. He believes that if we can get the different religions who are warring against each other, Muslim against Jew, Muslim against Christians, etc. who are all part of the Abrahamic religions, together we can have peace in the Middle East. He now works for the European Union, and his job is to help broker peace in Israel.
If you are in the Bellingham WA area I would like to invite you to join us at a meeting the Saturday, October 10th at 9:30. It will be held at the central library in the basement. We will have security there that day.
This will be a chapter meeting for Act for America. Act for America is a grass roots organization founded by Brigitte Gabriel. She is often on Fox News and other programs as an expert on Islamic terrorism. She knows what terrorism is like because she grew up under it in Lebanon as a Christian. She is now an American citizen and her organization is the largest grass roots 501C4 in America for national security.
At this meeting we will be talking to you about the growing problem of Islamic immigration in North America. America is tempting fate by bringing a multitude of Muslims into our country. These Muslims are posing as refugees. We are seeing in Europe that thet are not really refugees, they are coming with a mission. They are coming as a Trojan Horse. They are an army moving into the West and Obama wants to bring them into our country.
We must be educated on what is going one and that is the purpose of this meeting. We hope to re-establish this chapter of Act for America so there will be a source of education in this area.
We hope you can join us. It will be from 9:30 to 11:00 AM at the central library in Bellingham WA.