A Doctrine of Demons
1 John 2:22 “Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.”
1 John 4:2-3 “By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. And this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming; and now it is already in the world.”
2 Timothy 4:3 “For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires . . .”
A number of today’s popular preachers are trying to wed Islam to Christianity (Chrislam), are leading people to deny the power and being of Christ Jesus, and are leading their flock to the gates of hell – not to the gate of heaven. These preachers are not standing on sound doctrine, but are tickling the ears of their followers with words that sound humanly loving, but which are ungodly and hateful.
The Bible is very clear — Jesus Christ is God, Jesus Christ is Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Anyone who does not confess this is a Son of Satan, a demonically inspired individual, a person headed to hell. Jesus can not be wedded to Muhammad. Christianity cannot be wedded to Islam. They are mutually exclusive. Chrislam is a movement of Satan, not a movement of Christ.
Fortunately, other preachers are speaking out against the Chrislam movement, and some, such as Jack Van Impe, are being removed from networks such as TBN (The Trinity Broadcasting Network) for speaking the truth! Ken Hamm wrote about this in his book: Already Compromised. Van Impe, borrowing from Hamm, calls the Chrislam movement a “Tsunami of Compromise.” You can watch his comments on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pouxP3SyMJQ
Here are Paul Begley’s blunt and truthful comments on this movement:
A Doctrine of Deception
Matthew 24:5 – “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.”
Mark 13:6 – “Many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He!’ and will deceive many.”
Luke 21:8 – “See to it that you are not deceived; for many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He’ . . .”
2 Thessalonians 2:3 – “Let no one deceive you in any way . . .”
2 Thessalonians 2:10 – The deception comes as a powerful delusion for those who are perishing because they refuse to love the truth and so be saved.
Scripture tells us that in the end times the church will be infiltrated, the members of the church would join with the enemy to create a faith that is not consistent with what the Lord gave us, and many will fall away from the faith due to false teachings.
Chrislam is one of those false teaching, one of those powerful delusions, one of those deceptions. Chrislam is an attempt to merge Christianity and Islam. Chrislam draws from both the Bible and the Koran, and tries to blend the two religious belief systems into one. This is completely against God’s commands:
2 Corinthians 6:15 – “And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?”
2 Corinthians 6:16 – “And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?”
The teachings of Christianity and the Bible are absolutely opposite to the teachings of Islam and the Koran. One cannot be made more palatable or acceptable to the other. Yahweh and Allah are not the same god:
• Yahweh is the creator, the God above all gods. Allah is an ancient Arabian moon god.
• Whatever Yahweh loves, Allah hates. Whatever Yahweh hates, Allah loves.
• Yahweh loves Jews and Christians. Allah hates Jews, Christians, and anyone who rejects Islam.
• Christianity teaches that Jesus died to save the Jews and Christians (and everyone who will call upon His name!). In Islam, Jesus comes back as a radical Muslim to lead the Muslim armies, to abolish Christianity, and to slaughter the Jews.
• Christianity teaches that Jesus is the Son of God. Islam teaches that to believe that Jesus is the Son of God is to commit blasphemy, and is to be cursed by Allah.
• Christianity teaches that God is a Trinity. In Islam, Allah stands utterly alone.
• Christianity glorifies the Son Islam denies the Son.
• Christianity teaches the Cross. Islam denies the Cross.
• Islam rejects the attributes of the Christian God, and Allah shares many attributes with the biblical description of Lucifer. Not only are Yahweh and Allah not the same god, but Allah is something far, far worse.
The teaching in our churches of false doctrines that flatly deny Christ will never please Yahweh. Chrislam is never to be taught or accepted by the True Church of Christ. Any church that does blend Christianity and Islam is not a True Church. We must never allow the divergent differences between Christianity and Islam to be blended. We are to keep these things separate:
2 Corinthians 6:17 – “Therefore come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord.”
People need to see that there is a difference between the two and be able to identify what those differences are. We are to love our Muslim neighbors, but not mix the Islamic theology with Christian theology, and then let the Holy Spirit take care of the rest. To allow these two distinct theologies to be blended will only invite the wrath of God to be unleashed:
2 Peter 2:1 – “There will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves.”
The Coming One World Religion
Galatians 1:8-9 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel — not that there is another gospel, but there are some who are confusing you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should proclaim to you a gospel contrary to what we proclaimed to you, let that one be accursed! As we have said before, so now I repeat, if anyone proclaims to you a gospel contrary to what you received, let that one be accursed!
Exodus 23:13 “Now concerning everything which I have said to you, be on your guard; and do not mention the name of other gods, those names must not come out of your mouth.”
Scripture tells us that the world is moving towards a one world economy, a one world government, and a one world religion. Chrislam, I believe, is going to be the foundation upon which the coming one world religion will be built. This unholy blending of Christianity and Islam, follows the path of the interfaith movement belief that all religions are equally valid paths to the same destination, and is being taught in churches, colleges, and in the media all over the globe.
On June 26th, the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. and approximately 50 other churches in 26 U.S. states publicly read from the Quran during their Sunday worship services. This is all part of the beliefs promoted by the Interfaith Alliance and Human Rights First. The theme of this Sunday was Faith Shared: Uniting in Prayer and Understanding, attempting to show how much Christianity in the United States mirrors Islam in the rest of the world. Here are some of the churches that participated in this unholy union:
● Christ Church in New York City
● All Saints Church in Pasadena, California
● Park Hill Congregational in Denver
● Hillview United Methodist in Boise, Idaho
● First United Lutheran in San Francisco
● St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Honolulu
And here are some of the “Christian” leaders who have participated in this movement, sometimes referred to as the Emergent Church movement:
●Brian McLaren celebrated Ramadan back in 2009.
●Rick Warren has been a guest speaker at the national conference of the Islamic Society of North America.
●Rick Warren, Robert Schuller, Brian McLaren, Richard Cizik and Bill Hybels all signed a letter to the Islamic community that was entitled “Loving God And Neighbor Together”. This letter made it abundantly clear that these Christians leaders consider Allah and the Christian God to be the same entity.
Exodus 20:3-6 “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”
John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
The “Interfaith Movement” is barreling forth at full speed. The One World Religion is forming and Chrislam, I believe, is the foundation upon which this movement will be built. The many similarities between the two faiths will make this deception palatable to many, and many will be deceived. Take care that you do not become one who gets deceived.
The teaching that blends Christianity with Islam and tickles the ears is increasing its impact — the Interfaith Movement and the Emergent Church are growing. The “church” is, indeed, becoming apostate. Because scripture foretold this would happen and the evidence that it is now taking shape before our very eyes is becoming clearer and clearer, One can only ask: “How close are we to the return of Christ?”