"I happen to know people who are followers of Christ in other religions."--Rick Warren
"New Light embodiment means to be "in connection" and "information" with other faiths.... One can be a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ without denying the flickers of the sacred in followers of Yahweh, or Kali, or Krishna." --Leonard Sweet
"I see no contradiction between Buddhism and Christianity.... I intend to become as good a Buddhist as I can."--Thomas Merton
"Allah is not another God ... we worship the same God.... The same God! The very same God we worship in Christ is the God the Jews--and the Muslims--worship."--Peter Kreeft
These are excerpts from the post "Churchless" Christianity" from the Lighthouse Trail Research blog.
The article discusses the topic of missions and shows how some think it is OK to allow Muslims and Hindus remain in their religious traditions, rituals, and practices as they "add" christianity to their beliefs.
Is it rue that rather than "changing or rejecting" the Hindu and Muslim culture, missionaries should be "Christ-izing"? Apparently some people view missions that way.
Here is another excerpt:
"With Rick Warren saying your religion should have no bearing on your spiritual life, Erwin McManus saying he would like to destroy Christianity, and missionary societies telling new converts they can have Jesus without Christianity (or baptism), the results could be devastating and will very likely undo the tireless efforts of many dedicated missionaries around the world. These Bible-believing missionaries have risked their lives and given up comforts and ease to travel around the world sharing the good news that becoming a Christian (having Jesus Christ come into your heart and life) is the way to eternal life. Now, right behind them, come emerging church missionaries who say Christianity is a terrible religion, and Christians are out to lunch--so just become a Christ-follower, and you don't even have to tell anyone about it. In fact, you can still live like you always have."
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