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Why blending faiths doesn’t work

Some things were meant to be mixed. We can syncretize colors on a palette, or our favorite food flavors. But not our faiths. That kind of syncretism is dangerous. How does this happen in Christianity? Right now there is a growing movement in America and some other parts of the world to blend two very different faiths—Christianity and Islam. If you’re a listener to this program, it’s called Chrislam, and hit has nothing to do with reaching the lost who need a savior, and everything to do with blending two very different faiths, and now we have Christian leaders who ask, what’s the problem? We pray to the same God anyway so we’re all going to the same place,right?  Well, no.


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Joining us for today’s discussion is someone we’ve had on our program before, Eric Barger. Eric is from Take a Stand Ministries, and you can hear him on Understanding the Times with Jan Markell.

Eric’s early years as a record producer and musician lead to a drug habit and took him on a path into New Age spirituality. Until he was turned around by the Truth and transformational love of Jesus Christ. In the years since, Eric has built his life around God’s Word and helps people learn about Him through his research in Christian Apologetics.

Eric’s Take A Stand! Ministries confronts both the culture and the Church, focusing on the troubling unbiblical trends and doctrinal issues facing Christians.

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3 Responses to “Why blending faiths doesn’t work”

  1. RICK WARREN UPDATE:

    Most recently Caryl Matrisciana released a documentary film series exposing Warren entitled: WIDE IS THE GATE: available at: http://www.carylmatrisciana.com/site/

    and Mike Oppenheimer, LET US REASON Ministries just released his DVD exposing Rick Warren, entitled RICK WARREN'S PANACEA: A FIG LEAD P.E.A.C.E. PLAN
    available at:
    http://www.letusreason.org/DVDwarrenPPP.htm

    I invite you to be apprised of:

    MAKING MERCHANDISE OF MEN'S SOULS film documentary trailer can be viewed at http://www.theperfectpeaceplan.com
    PART III is devoted to the defense of Israel, and the ultimate boundaries of Greater Israel.

    On an update, Rick Warren has now joined forces with Joel Osteen to speak at Hillsong 2013 Conference in Australia: http://2013.hillsongconference.com/sydney/guests

    Rick Warren endorses two New Age authors:
    http://standupforthetruth.com/2012/06/why-is-rick

    If you promote Rick Warren, you need to ask these questions that a Calvary Chapel Pastor asked me:

    "Do you think that Rick Warren is a demon or wolf or misdirected minister?"
    ANSWER: What would you call someone who:

    1. Has stolen, split and taken over or whose philosophy precipitated entire churches, denominations, and countries?
    2. Puts Christians back under the law with compulsory covenants, tithing…the very thing Paul twice eternally damned the Judaizers in Galatians for?
    3. Teaches and makes compulsory for members the practice of sorcery (i.e., his Carl Jung occultic-based SHAPE Personality Profling temperament divination?
    4. Calls Fundamentalist Christians (the 1920s correction definition) "enemies of the 21st Century"?
    5. Calls Christians who are simply trying to be good Bereans "Sanballats from Hell" through his PDC Partner Dan Southerland?
    6. Forms unholy alliances with heretics like Leonard Sweet, Richard Foster, Ken Blanchard, Joel Osteen, Tony Blair, Peter Drucker, Rupert Murdoch [porn king], Bono, John Maxwell (the first E in Warren's Peace who promoted Edward Thorndike, evolutionist, eugenicist, humanist and atheist) Plan New Age Authors (right from his pulpit) RC, Muslims?
    7. Defies the Great Commandment and tells Jews and Muslims he is not trying to convert them?
    8. Lies, waffles, or speaks out of both sides of his mouth re homosexuality…tells leading gay activist Eric [Sawyer] “what can I do to help you get your message across? …
    9. Calls evil good and good evil (as does his partner Piper who slandered authors opposing Warren without a shred of proof…and who still refuses correction, and his pastor and church protect him)?
    10. Blesses in an Inaugural Prayer a President who is not a brother in Christ, prays it "Isa", but a socialist, promotes abortion, and now endorses homosexuality?
    11. Is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations?
    12. Speaks well of spiritists, like New Ager Bernie Siegel who promotes guided visualization, without even a disclaimer?
    13. Shuts up his bowels of compassion to all "resisters"…the opposite of 1Jo 3:17 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels [of compassion] from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
    14. Promotes a Roman Catholic version of his PDL programs?
    15. Denies the Doctrine of Justification and Total Depravity? :

    "But going back to this thing about heaven and getting into a perfect place. Let’s say we got a scale of 1 to 100. Let’s put Hitler at zero and Mother Teresa at 100 OK. And Steve you’re at 85 and Larry’s at 65 and I’m at 45. The truth is, some people are better than others, there’s no doubt about it. Some people are more moral than others, they’re nicer, they’re less selfish, less self-centered, things like that. But the truth is, nobody makes [it] to perfection… And so somebody’s got to make up that difference. And that’s the gift I believe Jesus came to – to make up the difference between my zero and my 100 or my 45 and 100 — somebody’s got to make up that difference. "

    In this regard, I invite you to be alerted to the following revelations on Rick Warren.

    Rick Warren clamored for his Global Peace Plan and touted it to included Muslims. He even changed the P from Plant Churches to Promote Reconciliation in order diffuse any chance of offending Muslims. Even tried to invoked Scripture to justify it including Muslims…long before the recent uproar in the OC Register. What does he take us all for…fools? Who does he think he is kidding? And as you both point out he signed the Christian Response long before the OC uproars. This is beyond the pale!

    BOTTOM LINE:

    THERE IS NO WAY THAT THE PRINCE OF PEACE IS GOING TO FORGE HIS GLOBAL PEACE PLAN WITH THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS (RICK WARREN’S GLOBAL PEACE PLAN HE IS FORGING WITH MUSLIMS)

    “Rick Warren Caught Fibbing?” World Net Daily
    http://www.wnd.com/2012/03/newspaper-catches-rick

    JOHN WESLEY DISAGREES WITH RICH WARREN'S BRIDGE TO NOWHERE

    Islamic Jesus vs. Biblical Jesus video online Methodist Church defiles its sanctuary and defies founder John Wesley on Islam http://www.theperfectpeaceplan.com/post/methodist

    JOHN WESLEY ON ISLAM:
    “Ever since the religion of Islam appeared in the world, the espousers of it…have been as wolves and tigers to all other nations, rending and tearing all that fell into their merciless paws, and grinding them with their iron teeth; that numberless cities are raised from the foundation, and only their name remaining; that many countries, which were once as the garden of God, are now a desolate wilderness; and that so many once numerous and powerful nations are vanished from the earth! Such was, and is at this day, the rage, the fury, the revenge, of these destroyers of human kind.” Doctrine of Original Sin, Works (1841), ix. 205.

    WARREN JESUS, MUSLIM JESUS, OR BIBLICAL JESUS – YouTube
    ► 59:44► 59:44 minutes
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLidriD-l14Mar 25, 2011 – 60 min – Uploaded by BereanBeacon
    Shariah Law Being Used in U.S. Courts to Decide Cases …
    Muslim Jesus vs. Biblical Jesus in Arabic Language: مسلم يسوع … http://www.theperfectpeaceplan.com/…/muslim-jesus-vs-b....
    May 18, 2011 – ISLAMIC JESUS vs. BIBLICAL JESUS IN ARABIC LANGUAGE يسوع مسلم مقابل يسوع الكتاب المقدس عشرين سببا ديني لماذا أنهم ليسوا يسوع …

    RICK WARREN'S CHRISLAMIC GLOBAL PEACE PLAN VS. SCRIPTURE book available at: http://www.theperfectpeaceplan.com

    MAKING MERCHANDISE OF MEN'S SOULS film documentary documents Islamic confiscation of the promised land and ultimate boundaries of Greater Israel trailer can be viewed at http://www.theperfectpeaceplan.com
    Part II is devoted to the systematic seizure of church properties and bank accounts by the C&MA

    Also see: ISLAM VS. CHRISTIANITY: THERE IS NO COMMON WORD BETWEEN US: http://www.theperfectpeaceplan.com/post/2011/03/
    Global Peace Plan | The World's Most Dangerous Pastor

    ► 50:43► 50:43 http://www.theperfectpeaceplan.com/wdangerouspastor.html... 20, 2008 – 51 min
    Rick Warren: The World's Most Dangerous Pastor! Audio and Radio Files. Loren Davis on Rick Warren in …

    Kindest regards in the Name of Jeshua The Almighty Paschal Lamb of God,

    James Sundquist
    Director
    Rock Salt Publishing http://www.perfectpeaceplan.com

    DISCLAIMER: Rock Salt Publishing was founded by author James Sundquist as a voluntary discernment ministry to assist those who have been affected by the abuse of ecclesiastical power or false doctrine. The contents of all of the emails, articles, blogs, books and broadcasts have been researched very thoroughly and carefully. Where applicable, both documentation and supportive Scripture references are provided. It is a very serious matter to bring charges against any organization or individual, and therefore if anyone reading these charges is able to substantiate that they are false, please bring this to our attention.

    ***

    Rick Warren's recent Tweet:

    "My hope is not in the politics of man but in the promises of God."

    My comment: If Warren feels this way, then why did he have a political forum in the first place??? Then why did he do the prayer at Obama's Inauguration that appeased Muslims with his reference to Isa. Anyone who thinks Islam is not political does not even understand this religion and its eschatology.
    Besides this is a lie…he is totally submerged in politics…his Mentor Drucker promotes 3 legged stool* which includes government..that is politics. Warren's Peace Plan is Dominionist Kingdom Now Theology which is doomed to failure…and could not be more political! And why is he on the CFR? Why is he courting the UN? How do you have a Purpose-Driven Country without politics?
    How do you have a Global Peace plan without politics? Warren's Global Peace Plan is the leaven of Herod that Christ Warren in full bloom! If this latest stunt by Warren doesn't prove his hypocrisy…nothing will!
    Rick Warren is double-minded man…unstable in all his ways!

    Scripture:
    "A double minded man is unstable in all his ways." James 1:8

    If Warren is serious, he should renounce his Global Peace Plan for the sake of his own soul, as he did his Presidential Political Forum.
    If Warren is really interested in Christ's promises, we would be hearing about Christ's promises to Israel and its land (Jerusalem is a polity entity, Nations, particularly Israel are political entities). He would be talking about Christ's warnings that man will not usher in a global peace plan UNTIL he returns and brings it himself…not before. If Warren is interested in Christ,
    s peace, and the Apostles John, Jude, Peter, and Paul's warnings (God's Promises) about false teachers like Rick Warren and his unholy alliances with Tony Blair, Leonard Sweet, Ken Blanchard, August Turak, Alpha Course (Nicky Gumbel and Ken Costa), Richard Foster, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Daniel Amen, and John Piper, Willam Paul Smith (The Shack), Hugh Ross, and Roman Catholic mysticism, a host of ecumenical leaders, and even dead false teachers like Carl Jung (occultic personality temperament divination profiling). Warren doesn't think there are politics in virtually every church he has taken over or split who dared to be good Bereans and challenge his teachings and he marked as "resisters" and "enemies" of the 21st Century?! Rick Warren's entire Purpose Driven Church/Life and Global Peace Plan are about pleasing men rather than God. Who could possibly believe Warren's tweet?

    When Christ returns, leading the Armies of Heaven, he will make war with The Man of Peace. So Rick Warren better pray that he is not that man with his man-made Global Peace Plan!

    Blessings
    James Sundquist http://www.perfectpeaceplan.com

    *

    "3-Legged Stool Concept

    This concept was introduced by the business management writer Peter Drucker as a means to bring together the different sectors in society. Drucker believed that the only way to persuade the world to accept change was to engage public, private and social sectors, working together to effect change. The three "legs" of the stool are:

    a public sector of effective governments
    a private sector of effective businesses
    a social sector of effective community organizations, including faith-based organizations

    Rick Warren was mentored by Peter Drucker for several years and has been promoting the 3-legged stool concept with vigor. Now Warren is using the Stool Concept in conjunction with his P.E.A.C.E. Plan."

    SOURCE:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P.E.A.C.E._Plan#3-Le

    *****

    Subject: Rick Warren Civil Forum

    Rick Warren cancelled his Civil Forum with Obama/Romney because he said both sides are NOT civil? This is the height of hypocrisy. Tell that to all of the saints and resisters Warren has purpose driven out of churches and split churches, including Purpose-Driven Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches. How civil was that? Tell that to all of the Good Bereans whom his Purpose-Driven partner, Dan Southerland calls “Sanballats from Hell”. Tell that to all of the Fundamentalist Christians he calls “enemies of the 21st Century.” Tell that to all the seniors who stand in his way “pillars who hold things up.” Tell that to all of the authors who exposed Rick Warren’s book, whom his partner John Piper said are slandering Rick Warren (though he has not provided a shred of evidence to prove his charges). What needs to happen is for every Purpose Driven Church or church that promotes his teachings, to cancel Rick Warren and remove all of his books. Warren should also repent for having been an accomplice to Obama by giving his Inaugural prayer. Why doesn't Rick Warren conduct a Civil Forum for the host of victims of his Purpose-Driven Global Peace Plan? For more documentation of Rick Warren's path of uncivilized path of Purpose-Driven destruction:

    James Sundquist
    Director http://www.perfectpeaceplan.com

    I invite your comments on this article:

    Subject: Commendation for your Contemplative Prayer expose newsletter

    Hi Sarah and Pastor Larry Debruyn,

    I must give you my highest commendation for your recent newsletter:
    BE STILL
    Contemplative or Listening Prayer & Psalm 46:10

    By Pastor Larry DeBruyn

    SOURCE: http://herescope.blogspot.com/

    …it is one of the best exposes on Contemplative Prayer I have ever read.

    I could only add one more point. That is that meditation is was typically done while on guard duty, i.e., "watch" or watching…as that is what a watchman on the wall does.
    Now imagine have someone on guard duty who is protecting the city by emptying is mind…you have got to ask yourself, "Do you feel safe?"
    Psalm 119 includes that and is a complete demolition of the stronghold and revisionist hermeneutics redefining meditation and what "be still" means.

    As you probably know, Richard Bennett, former Roman Catholic priest and I did a video entitled:

    EXPERIENCING GOD THROUGH DECEITFUL MYSTICISM
    available at:
    http://www.perfectpeaceplan.com/mysticplague.html

    I also love Bob DeWaay's CIC exposes on the Journey Inward…critical resource!!!!

    Thank you so much for sending it!!!!

    Blessings
    James Sundquist http://www.perfectpeaceplan.com
    ****

    October 26, 2012 at 2:55 AM Reply
  2. Nick #

    Wow, this is exactly why Christians have such a bad name around the world. The only way to truly and peacefully incorporate Christianity is to be accepting of other beliefs as well. Syncreticism is what Christianity was intended for from the very beginning. The only places where missionaries have truly succeeded without bloodshed is where syncreticism was fully acknowledged and accepted. Honestly, it seems like you are trying to spread white culture more than Christian ideals. You are missing the Truth of God, who exists everywhere in all times and locales. Will you allow this bigoted hatred to continue to burn inside you for eternity?

    October 26, 2012 at 5:47 AM Reply
    • Thanks for commenting Nick. Can you expand on what you mean by syncretism being what Christianity was intended for from the very beginning? I'm not clear on what you mean. Are you speaking of God's intentions? Thanks.

      October 26, 2012 at 12:20 PM Reply

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