|Theologian urges Christians to drop major doctrines|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Wednesday, 29 November 2006 17:00|
|This link from my friend David... |
Political Correctness gone mad, or just plain old apostasy? A theologian at a leading university in the US is warning that Christians must drop major doctrines if world peace is to be achieved. These include the Lordship of Christ and the Millennial Kingdom. Professor Lee Camp of Lipscomb University addressed several dozen clergy and lay people in Nashville, along with leaders from other religions. Although he describes himself as a conservative Christian, Lee advocates that Christians drop beliefs that may offend Muslims and Jews, for the sake of peace.
Quote: ""We need to forsake the Christendom model," Camp said. "The most basic Christian commitment... is that we say we believe in the Lordship of Jesus. But, if we claim that, how can a Muslim or Jew trust us, if we say Jesus is the Lord of all Lords?"
Lee has of course hit the nail on the head, the Deity of Christ is the fundamental doctrine of Christianity that divides us so markedly from Judaism and Islam. Another Muslim leader at the conference claimed that Allah and Yahweh are all the same God. The same claim has been made by several world leaders, if I remember correctly, President Bush.
Quote: "In an exclusive interview with ABC News' Charles Gibson, Bush said he believes that both Christians and Muslims worship the same God. "I think we do. We have different routes of getting to the Almighty," Bush said. "But I want you to understand, I want your listeners to understand, I don't get to get decide who goes to heaven. The Almighty God decides who goes to heaven and I am on my personal walk," he said.
That's funny, my Bible states there is only one way to the Father, and that is through Jesus Christ...
A friend of mine, Sam Jennings, states that the world isn't anti-God. You can worship any god you like and they won't condemn you for it. That's why so many world leaders can believe we all worship the same god. But the world is anti-Christ, and as soon as you say, "My God is Jesus Christ", then you've gone too far. And that is why Christians and Muslims cannot possibly worship the same God. It is an unforgivable sin to say that Allah has a son, and we know that the Bible teaches in the Old and New Testaments that God has a Son...
The Bible states that during the tribulation period, many tribulation-believers will be slain for their witness for Jesus Christ. Perhaps the above article goes some way to explaining why this will happen.