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It’s the end of an era that began a great compromise.

“I apologize to Islam for the Christian Crusades of 1065, let us begin a new crusade of comrade and friendship, we are in the same camp. . . . I have never met a man of such spirituality and wisdom as that of your father. He is a spiritual giant
–Robert Schuller, TV Minister to the son of the openly pro-HAMAS/Hezbollah Grand Mufti of Syria, during his televised “Hour of Power” TV preaching[1]

“I was touched with him, spiritually moved by him, and I came back with a profound affection and love for him. I think it was the spirit of Jesus in him and the spirit of Jesus in me, that’s where we were able to make a connection.”
-Robert Schuller, speaking about the former Grand Mufti of Syria[2]

Whether it was the spirit of Jesus or the spirit of another[3] that empowered the infamous hour of error era, in today’s news. . .

Robert Schuller, Crystal Cathedral megachurch founder, dies
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/04/02/robert-schuller-crystal-cathedral-megachurch-founder-dies/

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1] Buh-Bye, Dhimmi Pastor Robert Schuller
http://www.debbieschlussel.com/24511/buh-bye-dhimmi-pastor-robert-schuller/

2] Islam: Seekers of Knowledge 2 of 9
A look at the legacy of the former Grand Mufti of Syria, Sheikh Ahmed Kuftaro, to establish a dialogue between Islam and the West
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnlZvN6n_mk

3] The Spirit of George?
Peale, Schuller, Warren and New Age Leader Bernie Siegel
http://www.submergingchurch.com/2012/06/22/peale-schuller-warren-and-new-age-leader-bernie-siegel/

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Do We All Believe in the Same God?
By Dr. Stephen M. Kirby

A commonly heard claim is that Jews, Christians and Muslims all believe in “the same God.” These are comforting words and of great assistance to those wishing to engage in interfaith dialogues and tri-faith ventures. But is this true? To answer that question, let’s look at what is said and taught about Jews and Christians by Allah, the god of Islam, and Muhammad, Allah’s prophet. We’ll start with the Koran.

The Koran

Muslims believe the Koran is the infallible, timeless and perfect word of Allah. So what does Allah say in the Koran about Jews and Christians?

To set the stage, Allah states that the only religion acceptable to him is Islam (e.g., 3:19 and 3:85). And Allah states that Islam is to be made superior over all other religions, even if the non-Muslims don’t like it (e.g., 9:33, 48:28, and 61:9).

Allah states that he is angry with the Jews, and the Christians are misguided in their beliefs (1:7). In fact, Allah curses the Jews and Christians (9:30). He states that the Jews and Christians are among the worst of creatures who “will abide in the fire of Hell” (98:6), while Muslims are the best of creatures (3:110 and 98:7). . .

More here:

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dr-stephen-m-kirby/do-we-all-believe-in-the-same-god/print/

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“. . . it is hard to understand how a Christian church opening its sanctuary for Islamic prayers that renonce Jesus Christ contributes to interfaith tolerance. Muslims would never allow a Christian to preach the Gospel in a mosque. Palestinian Muslims continue to ban all Jews and Christians from praying at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It would appear that “interfaith dialogue and tolerance” are just more code words calling for Muslims to rise up and conquer.”

Muslims Chant to Remove Jesus at Washington’s National Cathedral by David Lazarus
http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/25544/Default.aspx

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“How sad . . . it was to learn that the National Cathedral recently invited a Muslim imam to praise Allah in an official worship service there.
One report noted, “The planners say this is the first time the cathedral has invited Muslims to lead their own prayers there, which they call a ‘powerful symbolic gesture.”’
Columnist Robert Knight, in his article “A Brave New World of Intolerance,” notes: “The cathedral, indeed, sent a powerful message—of weakness. Many Muslims will see it as akin to raising their flag over a conquered enemy.”
The imam came and said his prayers there last Friday. Meanwhile, the officials kicked out a brave, unruly Christian lady who was objecting out loud to this event.
It is ironic to me that on the day I write this (11/17/14), I received an email from Christian Concern out of England on their plan to “launch an initiative to help protect those in the UK who want to leave Islam but fear the consequences of doing so.”
They write: “Entitled ‘Safe Haven’, the project has been launched in response to the brutal treatment in the UK of some who have left Islam and become Christians.” Some of those who will participate in their campaign on 11/18/14 include former Muslims who have converted to Christianity. According to strict Muslim law, the penalty for leaving Islam should be death.
One of those ex-Muslims who plan to testify for “Safe Haven” said, “My own family would rather see me dead.” In short, tolerance toward someone else’s religion seems to come only from the Christian side of the fence, but never the other side, where “tolerance” is crushed under the bulldozer of a totalitarian ideology.
America is a free country, and if the Episcopal Church wants to invite an imam to say prayers at the National Cathedral, who can stop them?
But are these professing Christians pleasing the Lord? Jesus Christ said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but by Me.” I’m sure their answer would be something like: “Tolerance. That’s why we invited the imam. We all worship the same God anyway.”
G. K. Chesterton once said, “Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.””

-JERRY NEWCOMBE , CP OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
Praising Allah at the National Cathedral
http://www.christianpost.com/news/praising-allah-at-the-national-cathedral-130002/#!

Related:

National Cathedral Hosts Islamic Prayers; Lone Protestor Interrupts
https://muddystreams.wordpress.com/2014/11/15/national-cathedral-hosts-islamic-prayers-lone-protester-interrupts/

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National Cathedral Hosts Islamic Prayers; Lone Protester Interrupts Service
BY STEPHANIE SAMUEL, CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER
November 14, 2014

The Washington National Cathedral hosted it first Muslim prayer service Friday afternoon in an effort to promote interfaith prayer and improved global relations between Muslims and Christians

UPDATE: 3:31 p.m. The Muslim prayer service held at the Washington National Cathedral was briefly disrupted by a protester, according to a local NBC report.
“Jesus Christ died on that cross over there!” a woman said loudly, immediately after announcements at the beginning of the service were made. “He is the reason why we are to worship only him. Jesus Christ is our lord and savior!”
According to the NBC report, she continued, “We have built, and allowed you here in mosques across this country. Why can’t you worship in your mosque, and leave our chuches alone?”
The protester was then escorted out of the cathedral, News4’s Kristin Wright reported. She was removed without incident, but she continued her protest once she was taken to an adjoining space. . .

READ MORE HERE:

http://www.christianpost.com/news/national-cathedral-hosts-islamic-prayers-lone-protester-interrupts-service-129726/#!

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Russell Moore, Rick Warren to Join ‘Pope Francis’ With Muslims, Buddhists for Interfaith Conference
by Heather Clark

ROME – Russell Moore, the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Saddleback megachurch leader Rick Warren will team up with Roman Catholic Pontiff Francis later this month for an interfaith Vatican conference on marriage and family.

“Complementarity of Man and Woman,” will be held Nov. 17-19 at the Vatican, and is expected to feature more than 30 speakers from over 20 countries. According to the Catholic News Service, those of the Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, Jaina Shasana, Taoist and Sikh religions will be present, as well as Roman Catholics and professing Christians.

The event is sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. . .

More here:

http://christiannews.net/2014/11/07/russell-moore-rick-warren-to-join-pope-francis-with-muslims-buddhists-for-interfaith-conference/

UPDATE:

Rick Warren at the Vatican Humanum Conference: “We All Love Jesus Christ”
http://www.donotbesurprised.com/2014/11/rick-warren-at-vatican-humanum.html

Will Rick Warren Play a Role In Persuading Some Calvary Chapel Pastors To Follow His Lead Towards Ecumenical Evangelicalism?
http://www.understandthetimes.org/rwbbe3.shtml

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Weaving together personal faith and climate change

Although climate change is often thought of as something external to an individual person, it is interwoven with personal spirituality, as well. This was the conclusion of a panel of three faith leaders during a session at the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change held on 22 September.

The workshop, entitled “Ethics, Spirituality and Climate Change” was hosted by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and Religions for Peace as part of the summit which was held in New York City.

The session was held on the second day of the interfaith summit. Sunday the group signed a joint statement calling for climate justice and asking that world leaders meeting this week at the UN working toward a fair and binding agreement addressing climate change. . .

Read more here:

http://www.oikoumene.org/en/press-centre/news/weaving-together-personal-faith-and-climate-change

Also see:

Atheists, Baptists and Baha’i come together to tackle climate change
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/the.unifying.power.of.a.common.enemy/40881.htm

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