Wednesday, May 18, 2011




MARK 7:6
6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

LUKE 16:15
15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

TITUS 1:16
16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

MATTHEW 24:4-5,11,24-25
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.

1 TIMOTHY 4:1-2
1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

MARK 13:22-23
22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
23 But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.

2 TIMOTHY 3:13
13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

JUDE 10-13
10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

MATTHEW 10:32-33
32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me(JESUS) before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
33 But whosoever shall deny me (JESUS) before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.



Beliefs/Worship of Crislam

Chrislam uses both the Bible and Qur’an and sees them both as holy texts. During the worship service, verses are read from both the Bible and the Qur'an. According to Ebenezer Edohasim, a man who worshipped with the Chrislamic people, there was no friction between the two religions and both texts were accepted by the congregation as true. The people of the congregation are also free to shout out to Allah or God in worship. The Chrislamic people believe that Muhammad, Moses, and Jesus were all great prophets and we need to love them all.[4] Worship services include singing of Christian and Islamic hymns to praise God and attract his presence.[5] During the times of Christmas, Easter, Ramadan, and other Christian and Islamic religions celebrations, both are accepted and celebrated without judgment or hostility. Inside their place of worship there is an altar similar to those built by Abraham where the worshippers pray and seek the face of God. There are prayers going on here most of the day.[5] Like other religions they believe in evangelism and try to convert new members every day. In the Oke-Tude organization of Chrislam there are three different sessions or services that take place on Sunday. The first is a Muslim session, then there is a Christian session, and finally there is a joint session that Saka leads. During this he stresses the similarities between Christianity and Islamic beliefs.[4] In the other organization of Ifeoluwa, they worship on Saturday because when they worshipped on Sunday the congregation claimed that Tela Tella was showing favoritism since Christians worship on Sundays and Muslims worship on Fridays. The worship sessions on Saturday are held three times a day. Tela Tella believes in both the Qur’an and the Bible but says they are incomplete, and that is why he is writing his own book called the Ifeoluwa Book.[4] In Ifeoluwa there is an to annual pilgrimage to The Mount of Authority, where the people pray for three days, and other annual festivals put on by Tela Tella. Tella also leads the singing of hymns during the Saturday service. Tella claims that these hymns were revealed to him by angels Gabriel and Michael.[4]

Criticisms of Chrislam

Many people criticize this new religion because Christianity and Islam are different, and it is hard to understand how these two religions can become one. According to Stephen Ellis, who wrote the book, Movers and Shakers: Social Movements in Africa, the fusion of Christianity and Islam is rather exceptional and increasingly so.According to Sidney M. Greenfield, who wrote the book, Reinventing Religions: Syncretism and Transformation in Africa and the Americas, Chrislam is a logical product of the Yoruba people because they want to be able to work out their own destiny. Because the people of Nigeria are struggling in all areas of life and Chrislam offers miracles and deliverance they see this as a good spiritual way to help them get through every day living. Others disagree with the religion because of the fact that Christianity and Islam are such different religions with different beliefs.[4] The people who practice Chrislam see no fault with mixing the two religions, because they say that God loves all people and wants us to love all people. Prophet Saka says that when people criticize Chrislam he takes solace in what his Lord Jesus Christ says about loving others in all religions.[5] Ifeoluwa seems to have fewer followers than Oke-Tude because Ifeoluwa has very strict regulations, that Tella calls commandments. These commandments deal with behavior, morality, discipline, how to dress, what and what not to eat and how to eat it, and hygiene and purity. Tella says that these commandments were given to him when he was on the Mount of Authority.[4


This weekend, the Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston along with Christian communities in Atlanta, Seattle, and Detroit will initiate a series of sermons that have been designed to produce an ecumenical reconciliation between Christianity and Islam.In addition to the sermons, the Sunday school lessons will center on the inspired teachings of the Prophet Mohammad.Qurans will be placed in the pews next to the Bibles.The concept of Chrislam, now embraced by such preachers as Rick Warren and Robert Schuller, appears to have emerged from a program on the meaning of love your neighbor at Grace Fellowship Church in Atlanta, Georgia.In 2001, like most Americans, we were pretty awakened to the true Islamic presence in the world and in the United States, says Jon Stallsmith, the outreach minister at Grace Fellowship. Jesus says we should love our neighbors. We can’t do that without having a relationship with them.Stallsmith maintains that a rapprochement between Muslims and Christians can be achieved by the fact that Jesus is mentioned twenty-five times in the Quran.The Chrislam movement has gained impetus by statements from President George W. Bush and that Christians, Jews, and Muslims all worship the same God and by Rick Warren’s reference to Isa (the Muslim name for Jesus) in his prayer at the inauguration of President Barack Obama.Only 30 percent of Americans have a favorable view of Muslims, according to a Pew Forum poll. At the same time, more than half the country says they know not very much or nothing at all about the Islamic faith.

The recent political developments and the fact that we’re fighting two wars in Muslim countries should sharpen that need to know how to talk to these guys, Stallsmith insists We want to find peace, reconciliation around a scriptural understanding of Jesus.Jesus in the Quran is neither the only-begotten Son of God nor the Messiah who was divinely appointed to restore the House of David. He is rather viewed as a prophet who was appointed by Allah to prepare mankind for the coming of Mohammad.In the Quran, Jesus neither suffers nor dies on the cross but is rather raised alive into heaven:That they said (in boast), We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of God;- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:- Nay, God raised him up unto the himself; and God is Exalted in Power, Wise (4: 157-158)The victim at Calvary, Islam teaches, was either Simon of Cyrene or Judas Iscariot.The Quran mentions that Jesus was born of the virgin Maryam – - not by an immaculate conception but rather the will of Allah and that He performed miracles to show the Jewish people that He was a maseh in the manner of Moses and Ibrahim (Abraham):In blasphemy indeed are those that say that God is Christ the son of Mary. Say: Who then hath the least power against God, if His will were to destroy Christ the son of Mary, his mother, and all every – one that is on the earth? For to God belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between. He createth what He pleaseth. For God hath power over all things (5:17).Belief in the divinity of Jesus is condemned in Islam as shirk (filth).

February 07, 2011

We have discussed before the pathetic direction many of our Christian churches and denominations are headed. Liberalism, humanism, political correctness are spreading like an epidemic. Even worse, if possible, is the spread of acceptance for Islam, to the point of inviting and folding the religion into Christianity. Chrislam. We have an overabundance of Muslim faculty and teaching in our institutions of higher learning, also in our military academies, in our government and political organizations. Now our churches.Chrislam in Protestant churches, via Christians Under Attack:A Protestant renewal organization is concerned about the recent efforts of some mainline Protestant churches to produce an ecumenical reconciliation between Christianity and Islam.According to a recent blog post from The Last Crusade, congregations in several metropolitan areas -- Houston, Atlanta, Seattle, and Detroit -- preached sermons and held Sunday school lessons recently on the founder of Islam, Mohammad, whom Muslims consider a prophet. Qurans were also placed in the pews next to Bibles.Proponents of the movement, which has been dubbed Chrislam, claim that Christians cannot love their neighbors without having a relationship with them. Alan Wisdom, director of the Presbyterian Action committee and vice president for research and programs at The Institute on Religion & Democracy (IRD), contends that Islam should never be viewed as an equal to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Moreover, Qurans should never be placed next to God's Holy Word. (continue)It becomes the responsibility of every Christian to make sure this is not happening in their local churches. Shine a light on what is happening. Publicize it in your local papers, write letters to the editor, inform your fellow Christians and all other groups.

Chrislam’ – Core Values Without a Core-Posted by D.L. Adams Feb 8th 2011 at 4:13 pm in Europe, Islam, Islamic extremism

Two great challenges facing the West in our nasty and brutish post 9 -11 world are how to interact with Muslim states and if it is possible to integrate Muslim citizens into our open, too often self-destructive, hyper-tolerant cultures. The European model of unfettered Muslim immigration to foster further multicultural deconstructions of the character of the host societies has now been shown to be a misguided and disastrous error.The huge increases in migrants over the last decade were partly due to a politically motivated attempt by ministers to radically change the country and rub the Right’s nose in diversity, according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Tony Blair, Jack Straw and David Blunkett. (The Telegraph, 10/23/2009)Angela Merkel’s comments several months ago that multiculturalism in Germany is an utter failure illustrate the point clearly. Upheavals across Europe centered around Islamic violence and Muslim demands for the host culture to submit to Islam, in Britain, Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, etc., are illustrative.

An extraordinary speech by David Cameron at the Munich Security Conference on February 5th, (which may or may not have purposely coincided in timing with an English Defence League rally), suggest that even in Britain the Utopian multicultural edifice, pushed to breaking by Islamic demands, violence, and failure to integrate, is beginning to finally crack.Let’s properly judge these organisations: Do they believe in universal human rights – including for women and people of other faiths? Do they believe in equality of all before the law? Do they believe in democracy and the right of people to elect their own government? Do they encourage integration or separatism? These are the sorts of questions we need to ask. Fail these tests and the presumption should be not to engage with (those) organisations,he added. (BBC, 02/05/2011)Europe must stamp out intolerance of Western values within its own Muslim communities and far-right groups if it is to defeat the roots of terrorism, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday. (AP)If we are to defeat this threat, I believe it’s time to turn the page on the failed policies of the past, Cameron said.Instead of ignoring this extremist ideology, we – as governments and societies – have got to confront it, in all its forms.(AP, 02/05/2011, see above for link)

The great conundrum appears to be how can we in the West best get along with the followers of a cruel, brutal, misogynist and intolerant ideology of submission and supremacism. Those of good will refer to their Muslim friends who are kind and gentle and forswear violence and, most importantly, would never do jihad as illustrations and even proof of the true Islam. Such inevitably unhappy and frustrated folk reference the now failed assertion that Islam has been hijacked (by terrorists and killers) and that true Islam is the religion of peace. How much easier things would be if only they were right. But, they’re not.The kind Muslim friend, a friend of kafirs/non-Muslims, may well be a good person and forswear jihad, but this is not what being a good Muslim is about. Allah and Mohammed both command that all adherents of Islam (slaves of Allah); all those who have submitted must participate in jihad and/or support those who do. To abjure this obligation for jihad is considered a grave sin with serious consequences.And what is jihad but war against non-Muslims everywhere forever until the entire world is under Islamic rule and Allah’s religion is the only religion on the planet. After all, Mohammed’s mission was to convert the earth to Islam.

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, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 196)

There seems to be a terrible disconnect and ignorance where Islamic doctrine is concerned. Allah and Mohammed are found only in the doctrine. The doctrine can be read and understood by anyone, Muslim or kafir (non-Muslim). A good/moderate Muslim according to Islamic doctrine is someone like Osama Bin Laden because he actively fights against the kafir to advance the cause of Islam as per the commands of Allah and Mohammed.Our deep confusion about moderate Islam and extremist/hijacked Islam versus the true Islam originates in our mistaken use of terminology. We have taken the term moderate out of its proper context – a context which can only be found in the doctrine of Islam – Koran, Sira, and Hadith.Those kind Muslims who are friends to kafirs, while such friendships are strictly forbidden in the Islamic doctrine, are extremistsbecause they are ignoring the commands of Allah and Mohammed. The moderateMuslims are those who blow up our aircraft and kill our innocent civilians and scream Islamist slogans as they shoot their unarmed fellow soldiers at US Army posts. Our misuse of terms is one of our greatest errors as it confuses the issue and prevents us from understanding and responding effectively, or at all.Americans are tolerant people. We live in an open society. When newcomers arrive in the United States it is assumed across the cultural spectrum that they are here to be American and to partake of the freedoms that we enjoy here. We also hate war, though our long history of warfare would suggest that when we do fight – we are very serious about it and mainly successful.Our military history means that we have a strong martial spirit and heritage. Our Civil War in particular showed the world the kind of hardy stuff of which Americans are made. The western democracies are lucky that this is so as the outcomes of WW1 and WW2 would have been different if it were not so.

Since the end of WW2 and certainly through the 60s and to the present time we seem to have forgotten much of this heritage of certitude and definitiveness -and what it means. Our desire as a society to be open, welcoming and even enlightened has brought us now to a point where we refuse to be discriminating. Everyone is welcome in America – even those whose doctrine tells them that our laws and government are illegitimate and must be replaced with Islamic Sharia and a new caliphate.
Fundamentally, our now-broken culture of multiculturalism, post-modern denialism and guilt would have us believe that ours is a culture no better than any other and that, as a rule, no culture is any better than another. A radical form of equivalence has overtaken us so that we find it difficult if not impossible to make any value judgment (that is, a discrimination) based upon comparisons between ideologies, foundational concepts, and beliefs.What this means is that we have abandoned our core beliefs in favor of multiculturalism, post-modernism, guilt and despair which has brought us the now ubiquitous fraud of radical equivalence.This silliness without doubt also brought us the nightmare at Fort Hood and similar horrors. After all, the ridiculous protectors of multiculturalism in our institutions must have said to one another, just because Hasan declared himself a jihadist and expressed anger and hatred toward the country he served in uniform didn’t necessarily mean that he was a potential threat. Obviously, they could not have been more wrong.We know the bloody results of this absurd non-thinking which continues to keep us mired in Iraq and Afghanistan – both countries having Sharia law and Islam as the foundations of their new states. We helped them write their Constitutions. These documents are foundationally in opposition to our own core concepts of freedom, tolerance, and decency that have always characterized American society. This is all a national nightmare of ignorance, wishful thinking, confusion and despair from which we must awaken quickly.

If one is observant one can see the famous COEXIST bumper-sticker on vehicles in most every state. Each of the letters in the word COEXIST is a symbol; the Islamic crescent is there, the Jewish star, the Christian cross, the peace sign, etc., – but it is all a multicultural dream/fraud, and a lie. Coexistence requires that all parties share in the desire for it, and actively work toward it. Peaceful coexistence absolutely must be a two-way street.There is a great deal of outreach, bridge building and interfaith dialoguing from the Jewish and Christian communities, but mainly silence from those who have submitted to Allah and Mohammed, (unless the proposed mosque at Ground Zero is considered a bridge rather than a cruel, tone deaf affront). The new self-defeating absurdist Chrislam movement is perhaps the most egregious of all.In the same wishful thinking/ignorance mode of the coexist bumper sticker marketing program, Chrislam appears to be gaining traction in some Christian churches. This profoundly confused new Christian movement of appeasement/surrender to Islam, masquerading as dialogue and bridge building, should be the cause of great alarm. Bill Muehlenberg, a theologian, describes it succinctly:Chrislam, as the name suggests, is a growing movement wherein some Christians are seeking to find common ground withMuslims. Indeed, it actually seeks to combine Christianity with Islam. It is a syncretistic movement that speaks about spirituality without boundaries.Whenever you hear that sort of talk, you should start heading for the hills.Much like the surge in conversions to Islam after 9/11 this extreme denial of the core tenets of both religions in order to seek a pleasant (but altogether fictional) middle ground of understanding is nothing more than a bizarre extension of the coexistence theme that entirely denies a conflict exists at all between Islam and every other religion on the planet. The process works like this:
1-Remove context.
2-Deny the fundamental values and concepts of Christian doctrine.
3-Deny the fundamental values and obligations of Islam (including hatred of Christians and Jews, denial of the divinity of Jesus, and the universal requirement of jihad).
4-Ignore context, history, and common sense.
5-Create movement of surrender and pretend that it is a boon and a way to peace and coexistence.

While Winston Churchill’s bust was unceremoniously returned to England when the current administration took power and old alliances and friendships were cracked and denied, Churchill’s insight will forever give us a boost to whit.An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.This new denialist movement is important because it might someday lead to a kind of peace. However, the peace between Islam and Christians that is understood by Muslims is not the same as that understood by Christians. There is likely no sign on the door of these Chrislam churches that says, Surrender hope and your Christianity all ye who enter.It is understood that Jesus appears in the Koran; Muslims make much of this when trying to convert kafirs to Islam – that is, when they do dawah. But Jesus is not divine in the Koran, in fact he did not die on the cross – this means that Islam denies the two core concepts of Christianity – Christ’s divinity and the resurrection.And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah’s messenger – they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain.Koran: 4:157

Disturbingly, the central concepts of Christianity are denied in Islamic doctrine. According to the Koran, there is no Trinity, and Allah never had a son. This begs the question that all Chrislam proponents must ask themselves: Is the god of Islam the same god of Christianity? The answer is no. The concept that Jews, Christians, and Muslims are all co-believers in a kind of unified Abrahamic tradition is the foundation of interfaith dialogue – unfortunately, it is not so.O People of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion nor utter aught concerning Allah save the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word which He conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers, and say not Three – Cease! (it is) better for you! – Allah is only One God. Far is it removed from His Transcendent Majesty that He should have a son. His is all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is sufficient as Defender.Koran: 4:171

Those who suggest (Christians) that Jesus Christ was the Son of God are committing a great blasphemy according to the Koran.And they say: The Beneficent hath taken unto Himself a son. Indeed ye have put forth a thing most monstrous! Whereby almost the heavens are torn, and the earth is split asunder and the mountains fall in ruins, that they should invoke a son for ((Allah)) Most Gracious.Koran, 19:88-91

Where is the middle ground between these diametrically opposed ideologies? What can be the tolerance and understanding basis for theological discussions within the walls of a church or synagogue during Chrislam events or bridge building meetings or interfaith dialogues? Does it give comfort or confusion to Christians (and Jews) who participate in these denialist dawa facades that according to Islamic doctrine Christ returns to earth following the Islamic messiah – but then proceeds to destroy crosses, end Christianity, and kill Jews? Jesus will descend from heaven and espouse the cause of the Mahdi (Islamic Messiah). The Christians and Jews will see him and recognize his true status. The Christians will abandon their faith in his godhead (sic).(Al-Sadr and Mutahhari The Awaited Savior, as quoted in The Islamic Antichrist by Joel Richardson, p.55)Narrated Abu Huraira:Allah’s Apostle said, The Hour will not be established until the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends amongst you as a just ruler, he will break the cross, kill the pigs, and abolish the Jizya tax. Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it (as charitable gifts).Hadith: Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 43, Number 656

Jesus , the son of Mary will soon descend among the Muslims as a just judge… Jesus will, therefore, judge according to the law of Islam… all people will be required to embrace Islam and there will be no other alternative.(Valiankode, Doomsday Portents and Prophecies, 358, as quoted in The Islamic Antichrist by Joel Richardson, p. 56, (see above).Sophie Scholl and her friends of the White Rose are among the few great German heroes of WW2. All freedom loving people, all those who love justice and revere bravery, selflessness, and goodness consider Sophie Scholland her friends true heroes. With few exceptions (e.g., Colonel Stauffenberg), they are among the very few of their countrymen to whom Germans can forever refer back with pride for having actively opposed the Nazi regime.Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl, Chrisoph Probst - The White Rose, 1942 Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl, Christoph Probst - The White Rose, 1942

Susanne Zeller-Hirzel is one of two surviving members of the White Rose group. She spent 6 months in a gestapo jail for her White Rose activities. (Image above courtesy of Spartacus Educational.)Zeller-Hirzel, now an opponent of jihadism, believes that defending our cultures and countries against a rising Islam requires the active participation of the church. In an October, 2009 interview, she said,I think something terrible needs to happen before Germans awaken. 9/11 was too far away from the German people. The churches fail miserably in the task of informing people about Islamic ideology. That can only happen through grassroots activism, education and instruction. Even if in Europe the churches play an increasingly smaller social role, the people ought to be agitating in church institutions, in the parishes and so forth.There are core principles that make a Christian a Christian; there are core principles that make an American. Understanding and re-embracing our core principles will make us able once again to be discriminating (in a healthy, self-supporting way) so that our cultures and way of life will not be overrun by an intractable, violent, supremacist ideology that views our tolerance, our silly denialism, our coexistence bumper stickers and institutional appeasements as nothing more than societal decline and weakness.We cannot acknowledge and understand (nor defend ourselves against) an oppositional and hostile ideology if we pretend that it is something that it is not. As the saying goes,It is what it is and Islam is nothing if not about Islam itself.Denialism and our failure to discern and discriminate, the inability to make value judgments based upon our understanding of ourselves and what we stand for and believe make us ripe fodder for the aggressive cultural, ideological, and terror war that is being waged against us. Those people and institutions that pretend an enemy isn’t, and that refuse to discriminate between survival and political correctness and cannot appreciate the quality of their own values versus those of others are the foundations of the deconstruction and ultimate fall of our culture.We should take the message of Zeller-Hirzel and ignore the dawa and accusations of those whose purpose is our destruction. We always have a choice, and denial of the truth should not be one of them. By way of encouragement Zeller-Hirzel, once of the White Rose, said, Strive for unity. It makes resistance powerful and courageous.


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