Monday, November 26, 2007

Is Unity Our Highest Goal?

Is unity with Muslims possible if a Christian is to be fully obedient to Jesus Christ? About 300 evangelicals want to make this unity a priority.

How can Christians 'love God and neighbor together' with Muslims if we do not have the same God, Jesus Christ?

We should seek peace with everyone. We as Christians should never look for a fight. I want unity. Unity would be wonderful. Consider this, if we are to be obedient to God, it will result in total submission to the lordship of Jesus Christ. Muslims do not agree with the total submission to the lordship of Jesus Christ so when the proclamation of Jesus Christ as Lord arises, it more than likely will result in spiritual conflict and tension with Muslims. We don't look for trouble, it happens as a result of obedience to Christ.

I wonder if THESE CHRISTIANS would have any insight into this issue?

My fear is that these evangelicals are setting themselves up for more compromises of the gospel for the sake of "unity".

Here is an excerpt from the Christian Post article:

"The letter entitled, “A Common World Between Us and You,” urged followers of the two faiths to find “common ground” and not simply just for “polite ecumenical dialogue” between certain religious leaders.

“Peaceful relations between Muslims and Christians stand as one of the central challenges of this century, and perhaps of the whole present epoch,” wrote the Christian leaders.

“If we can achieve religious peace between these two religious communities, peace in the world will clearly be easier to attain.”


Some of the evangelicals who have signed this include Bill Hybels, Rick Warren, Jim Wallis, John Stott, and Brian McLaren.

HERE is the article from Christianpost.com

2 Comments:

Anonymous Jadie said...

It doesn't need to be a compromise of anything doctrinal for Christians and Muslims to find common ground. Acknowledging that we are all human and have the same basic thoughts and feelings is a good start. Move on from there.

Some from both sides only see monsters with no conscience when they look at the other.

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't have a problem with any Christian agreeing to promoting peace and love to all, even Muslims, but the Christian should ask the Muslims...Whom are you referring to when you say "God"? or How do you define "God"?

If their description is contrary (and it will be) to how God has revealed himself (in Jesus Christ as recoreded in the Bible) then we cannot agree to "loving god" as they say because they have a different god.
-KCO

2:47 PM  

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