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Mike is the general manager of Q90 FM and co-host of Stand Up For The Truth. His new book, "Are You Really Saved?" Understanding Sin, Grace, Salvation, and Sanctification, published in 2014.

Compromising our Christian Faith?

We talk a lot about Islam on Stand Up For the Truth.  And we do this for a couple reasons which I would like to share.  First we discuss it because Islam is a real threat to Christianity.  Islam is both a religion and a philosophy of government and these two components cannot be divided.  If Islam continues to spread in our nation we face the real possibility of Sharia law taking hold in our nation as it is in Europe.  Religious freedom is not allowed under Sharia Law and as Christians our beliefs are incompatible with Islam and Sharia Law.

The other reason we talk a lot about Islam is the even greater danger we are seeing.  Naïve Christian leaders like Rick Warren, Jim Wallis and Brian McLaren really seem to think that we can find a common ground with Islam—that somehow there is enough in common between Christianity and Islam for a common ground for worship.  To me, this is a dangerous move of the enemy to homogenize religion and banish the distinct nature of Christianity.  The fact of the matter is there is no way Islam and Christianity can have a common bond as religions.  Islam denies that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  This is the core belief of Christians—that Jesus, the Son of God, took human form to be a living sacrifice for our sins.  That He rose from the dead to conquer sin and death; that He is the only way to God our father and eternal life.

To seek common ground with Islam is foolish and dangerous.  It is the early seed of a one world religion that will lead many astray.  And leaders like Warren, McLaren and Wallis are leading the charge.

As Christians we better wake up and take notice of what some in leadership are advocating these days.  Are we so desperate to be seen as inclusive and loving that we dare deny the basic tenet of our Christian faith?  Is that a price we are willing to pay to bring about a false and temporary peace?

Are we called to love all men, including Muslims?  Yes.  Are we called to sacrifice our core beliefs of the gospel to reach out to them?  No way.  Yet that is what seems to be happening.  For too long the Christian church in America has been lukewarm.  Well those days are coming to an end.  We have a choice—we can fall into a trap that leads us to accepting false religious beliefs in our quest for peace—or we can stand firm in the core conviction of our faith—that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the only path to truly knowing and loving God the Father.

The choice is ours; and choices have consequences.

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2 Responses to “Compromising our Christian Faith?”

  1. Well, I guess you don't get it. I could careless about Islam, and what you fear about it. Your rant lacks compassion, tolerance, love, and deep humility about what it is to be a Christian. You sound like those men from the Middle Ages: "wage war. because God demands it." The arrogance and violent tone of this article is breath taking. It is all about fear mongering. Because the likes of you, I iabandoned the faith. I would rather be persuaded by the loving example of Christ, who must have been a magnetic person: compassionate and sacred. Good luck. Your rant is no different than a fundamentalist Muslim.

    August 11, 2013 at 8:24 AM
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      I just reread this article and, for the life of me, can't see what it is you are referring to when you speak of a 'violent tone' or an attitude of 'waging war because God demands it". In fact, I read just the opposite:

      "Are we called to love all men, including Muslims? Yes. Are we called to sacrifice our core beliefs of the gospel to reach out to them? No way."

      Of course we love the Muslim people. As Christains, we love all people and want them to come to Christ, escaping eternal damnation. But loving Muslims does not mean we join with them to find common ground in matters of doctrine and belief. We do not even worship the same god and the Koran preaches hatred not love. If we really love Muslims, we will boldly share the only way to the true God. Common ground will leave them in darkness. Jesus was loving, yes, so loving that spoke the truth even when it was hard for people to accept it. He said He was the only Way to God; that there is no other way to the Father. Many people turned away and rejected Him for teaching that. Love cares enough to confront.

      As to who is violent and has an attitude or waging war, look at what happens around the world every year during Islam's most 'holy' month, Ramadan.

      The statistics for Ramadan 2013 (fromreligionofpeace.com.)

      # of terror attacks by Muslims: 310
      # of suicide bombings: 28
      # of people killed 1651
      # of people wounded 3048

      # attacks, bombings, deaths, people wounded by Christians during the same time period…..ZERO!

      Since the 9/11 attacks of 2011, the ideology and religion of Islam has been responsible for 21,400 terror attacks and that number continues rise daily from violence happening all over the world in the name of Mohammad.

      Christians are suffering terribly around the world today at the hands of Muslim governments which do not allow them to worship freely, own a Bible, share their faith with others. Many sit in horrible prisons, are being beaten and tortured because they will not recant their Christianity and become Muslims. You cannot find common ground with a religious system which whats to wipe you out.

      Check out religionofpeace.com tor the truth about Islam..

      August 11, 2013 at 3:24 PM