by Paul Proctor
Once again, leaders
from the so-called "church growth movement" are demonstrating for us
the Hegelian Dialectic - that transformational Marxist process of
compromise and consensus made famous by Georg William Friedreich Hegel
which seeks to rid the world of its divisive absolutes in the interest
of global peace and unity.
Here's the formula:
Thesis + Antithesis = Synthesis
The Christian Post
reported the following in a November 23rd article titled,
Christian Leaders Invite Muslims to Love God, Neighbors Together:
Christian leaders across
denominational lines responded to the unprecedented open letter
signed last month by 138 representative Muslim leaders with their
own letter, calling on the two Abrahamic faiths to love God and
The key word here is
To begin with, nowhere
in scripture are Christians instructed to unite with other religions
and their deities to do anything. Such a plan doesn't display a
love for God at all, but only a disregard for Him and His only
Among other things, the
dialectic process redefines "love" to mean tolerance instead of
obedience, and calls Christianity and Islam "Abrahamic faiths"
as if the two groups have some moral obligation to unite under a god
of common ground.
"Ye adulterers and
adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity
with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the
enemy of God." - James 4:4
The Bible is
uncompromisingly clear on this issue both in 2nd Corinthians 6:14-17,
where we are specifically commanded to not yoke ourselves with
unbelievers, and again in Ephesians 5:11, where we are instructed
to "have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness."
Jesus Himself said:
"He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with
me scattereth." (Matthew 12:30, Luke 11:23)
How then can Christians
join Muslims to love God together and not be an
abomination before Him? We're talking about two entirely different
"Gods" here - not the same God with differing names. And that's the
big lie hidden in this global agenda. By swapping love letters with
Muslims, these "Christian leaders" endeavor to legitimize the
illegitimate by setting aside the whole counsel of God for Results &
Jesus Christ is not
the Son of Allah; and to even imply that He is by claiming to
love the same "God" as Muslims is not only being dangerously deceitful
- it's blasphemy!
But that's what the
Hegelian Dialectic does to the Christian faith - it unites opposites
and enemies under a guise of goodness - all at the Lord's expense; and
that is and always has been the modus operandi of the "church
growth movement" - to mingle the sheep with the goats until they are
Christianity (thesis) +
Islam (antithesis) = One World Religion (synthesis)
It should come as no
surprise to the readers of my column that two of the reported signers
of this letter who "share the sentiments" of Muslim leaders are
none other than pastors Rick Warren of Purpose Driven Life fame, and
the seeker-sensitive Bill Hybels from Willow Creek Community Church.
The CP article went on
"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
I thought the Great
Commission was our central challenge as Christians - to love God and
our neighbor by faithfully and obediently proclaiming His Gospel - to
preach the cross - to call sinners to repentance and faith for the
forgiveness of sins through the shed blood of Jesus Christ!
Have we now abandoned
that for an ecumenical Plan B to world peace?
"If we can achieve religious
peace between these two religious communities, peace in the world
will clearly be easier to attain."
But Jesus said in
Matthew 10:34, "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I
came not to send peace, but a sword" which is the Word of God that
divides us, not just from the strange fire of other religions, but
oftentimes from our own beloved family members.
"For I am come to set
a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her
mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's
foes shall be they of his own household." - Matthew 10:35-36
Do Warren and Hybels
believe the Bible or not?
You be the judge:
Christian leaders urged for an
interfaith dialogue that moves beyond "polite" ecumenical talks
between selected leaders. Instead, leaders of both faiths should
hold dialogues to build relations that will "reshape" the two
communities to "genuinely reflect our common love for God and for
one another," the Christian letter stated.
My, how this
bunch loves to re-imagine, re-interpret, re-define, re-envision,
re-invent, re-think and re-shape the world to suit them!
"Thus saith the LORD,
Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the
good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls."
- Jeremiah 6:16a
You see, they're not
just seeking to shake hands with Muslims on the street, at work
or in the grocery store - the objective here is to "hold dialogues
to build relations." That's the dialectic process I
referred to earlier that relieves participants of their divisive
absolutes for a compromised collective conscience, resulting in a
synthesis of spiritual beliefs that both can embrace together
peacefully. (i.e., religious groupthink)
Why do they want to
"hold dialogues to build relations?"
To "reshape the two
communities" so as to "genuinely reflect our common love for
Which "God" - theirs or
And that's what this is
really all about - systematically merging the two faiths into one
through the dialectic process - not merely finding "common ground"
or "reflecting" a "common love for God," but actually
creating a common god for the common good.
Who stands to benefit
The coming antichrist,
Kind of gives a whole
new meaning to the term "church growth movement," doesn't it?
In spite of their
seemingly benevolent agenda, Jesus Christ came to offer peace with God
- not peace with Allah.
transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not
God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the
Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this
doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds" -
2nd John 1: 9-11
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