ANOTHER GOSPEL (which is no gospel at all):

Well, the summer isn't off to a very good start for Christians.

On May 28, 2011, an organization called the American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC) invited Mr. Louis Farrakhan to be their guest speaker.  Yeah, so what?  Well, Farrakhan is the leader of the Nation of Islam (not to be confused with its kissing-cousin Islam), where "the Principles of Divine Unity and the Universal Brotherhood of Islam" are taught.  NOI is a mish-mashing of Christianity and Islam together so as to unify all religious ideologies under Islam.  So why was he speaking to a group of "christian" clergy on May 28th when he called President Obama an assassin and a murderer? (see youtube video below)

On its face, it appeared Farrakhan was speaking to christian clergy...but the ACLC was formed ca. 2000 when 120 clergy of various religious convictions joined together to affirm the revelation of God to one Sun Myung Moon...yes, the founder of the Unification Church, where universalism (i.e, many different paths lead to God) is taught and embraced.  Moon's ideology calls for the unification of all religious theologies under the banner of the body of Christ.

That poor, deceived group.  Not only by Moon, but also by Farrakhan.
This leads me to my second instance of shameful behavior in Christendom.

On June 26th, several churches (26 I think) around the United States were scheduled to read passages from the Qu'ran to their congregation during their regular worship services so as to send "a message both here at home and to the Arab and Muslim world about our respect for Islam".  At a time when truth seems to be all but extinct, "'Interfaith' conferences and meetings are being held with increasing frequency all over the globe.  Major global religious leaders are urging all of us to focus on our “shared” religious traditions."

A familiar passage comes to mind here for the Church: "If anyone preaches another gospel (other than Jesus Chrsit), let him be accursed!" The Church better wake up, because I have a hunch judgment is pounding on the door!


  1. Well said. Galatians 1, like everything else in the Bible, is timeless. At least the fakes are making it easy to spot them!

  2. Neil, doubt!

  3. It's easy for me to become exasperated with people saying and doing all kinds of goofy stuff and putting some kind of a "christian" label on it. I'm also extensively weary of this lets-all-be-one thought process. We are not one; all religions are not compatible, Jesus clearly claimed to be THE way.

    Having said that, of course I try to treat everyone respectfully. That does not mean that I read their religious books or literature during my worship times (be it corporate or private), but it does mean that I'm polite and care about them as human beings. I'm reminded of a favorite verse of mine from Philippians 4:4 that I adore the way it reads in The Message paraphrase:

    "Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you're on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute!"