As the decade anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center nears, many cities in America are ramping up for a time of remembering the injustice and fear that we all experienced on that day. Any time anyone says of “Islam” and “Christianity” in the same sentence, sparks fly and emotions go rampant. As a means to try to settle this kind of atmosphere, my church is hosting an interfaith dialogue between Muslims and Christians at my church on the tenth anniversary of 9-11.
“The 10th anniversary of 9/11 provides the backdrop for a conversation among influential voices from the Christian and Muslim communities, including authors, artists, commentators and experts engaged in interfaith peacemaking and resolution, interspersed with spoken word and poignant reflections and observance of the day.”
OK, this to me stinks of ecumenism and the advent of Chrislam. I think dialogue is important but only in the fact that we should be leading these people to Christ. Peace is attractive and if you live in Orange County or Souther California, you know that this is the trendy position to take. This is the product of the liberal lifestyle mixed in with conservative ideologies that swarms this county. My church is down the street from Saddleback where Rick Warren resides. In fact, we are the second largest church in the area behind Saddleback. As such, we are very much tied into their church. Even our high school pastor was recently hired from Saddleback to try to bring growth in the High School Ministry. The thing that was most alarming to me were the goals stated for the purpose of this little conference.
We have the opportunity to:
- Counter this evil with a global call for peace and reconciliation
- Play our proper role in spreading a message of love and awareness
- Replace the culture of fear and suspicion with a new culture of trust and respect
Wow. “Play out proper role in spreading a message of love and awareness.” What happened to Jesus? Now I’ve been an advocate of my church because I thought we were fairly grounded. We are huge on outreach ministry and I think that is still our strongest characteristic. However, this to me is exactly what people like Ken Silva at Apprising Ministries has been warning us about for years and now it’s creeping into my church. Perhaps it was there all along, but this whole idea of “happy happy, joy joy, peace peace” to me is just another thread being set in place for the set up of the one world religious system that will inherit the false prophet who will point to the antichrist.
This reminds me exactly of what God’s Word reveals to us in Jeremiah:
They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace. ~ Jeremiah 6:14
All I can do is pray for my church and it’s people. I recently led a devotional on the book of Jude (apostasy) with my tech team. I was called a radical thinker and someone who pushes the limits and thinks outside the box. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it shows how people are settled into their pseudo spiritual Christianity and are willing to compromise the foundation of the church to get more people in the doors and appeal to the masses.
Prayer Request: Please pray for me and my family as well as my church as it begins to promote the very aspects of apostasy that will be rampant in the end of days.
FYI: The Age of Deceit film should be done in the next week. I am done making most of the film, but I need to revise some edits and clean up some parts.