Moslems bowing to Allah in National Cathedral
By Pamela Rae Schuffert presenting investigative journalism from a Biblical Christian perspective-
Recently the doors of National Cathedral in Washington DC were opened to Moslims to hold a Jummah, or Islamic Friday call to prayer within it's Christian sanctuary. The people of National Cathedral who hosted this event were certain they were doing a wonderful thing to "promote interfaith peace, reconciliation and understanding."
Gary Hall, Dean of National Cathedral
It is clear from the words of Gary Hall, Dean of National Cathedral, that he believes that the God of the Bible and the god of Islam are one and the same. And if this be the case, then the two differing faith systems can somehow then be reconciled to one another.
(In fact, in one former interview Hall admits that he is "non-theistic" and therefore does not even believe in God nor that God sent Jesus Christ! Does such a man belong in any pulpit of a Christian church, including the influential National Cathedral???)
However, does the eternal Word of God contained in the Bible agree? Is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the god of Islam called "Allah," one and the same God?
The clear answer from the Holy Bible is a resounding "NO." How can we know this for certain? Simply because GOD IS ONE. He is not schizophrenic nor self-contradictory.
Almighty God, the divine Creator of heaven and earth, and the One Who sent His son Jesus Christ to the world, is of one heart and mind, and unchangeable for all eternity. Ultimate perfection never needs changing!
"I AM the Lord, I change not!" This is His holy word as revealed in the Bible.
As we read the Holy Bible and then compare it's teachings and revelations to man, with that written in the Islamic Quran, it becomes clear immediately that the God of the Bible and that of the Quran and not one and the same God. In fact, it becomes clear that the two are diametrically opposed to one another in the most important and major tenets of the Christian faith.
The god of Islam teaches through the Quran that God has no son and never sent Jesus Christ into the world, and that Jesus was merely a prophet instead. But the Holy Bible clearly reveals that God DOES have a Son, sent by God into the world to save mankind from their sins, and clearly prophesied by many prophets of the Bible for hundreds of years prior to His miraculous conception and birth.
So whose revelation is correct? Is The God and Father of Jesus Christ, Whose Holy Spirit inspired the Bible, correct...or the god of Islam and Mohammed and the Quran? Clearly, both cannot be correct and yet disagreeing with each other!
Christian church being burned by Muslim jihadists in the Middle East
The Quran declares that Christians must be forced to renounce their faith in Jesus Christ and instead convert to Islam, or suffer the consequences as prescribed in the Quran. The Quran instructs Moslems to crucify and behead Christians who will not renounce their faith to join them. It also teaches that Christians can pay a tax or fine instead, and literally live as second class citizens in countries under Islamic law, or Sharia.
Christians are forbidden to preach the Gospel to Moslems and constantly spied upon, harassed and subject to persecution and false accusations continually in Islamic countries worldwide.
But what does the God of the Bible have to say about this?
The Bible is very clear about the command of Jesus Christ to His followers, that they are to proclaim Jesus before men, and to remain faithful unto death in order to retain their eternal salvation.
Jesus furthermore taught that those people who persecute His children and tempt them to deny Him and fall away from the Christian faith, will suffer eternal judgment and damnation from the hands of a just and righteous God Who sent Jesus into this world to save mankind.
Jesus declared that it would be better for a person to have a millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the deepest depths of the ocean, than to offend even one of His little ones who believe in Him.
Jesus Christ Himself will send such people into eternal darkness and damnation when He returns, in fact. He will command them to depart from Him, into the place of torment prepared for the devil and his angels.
For when His children were hungry and thirsty, when they were in need of clothing and shelter, or sick and in need of consolation, these people did nothing to assist and help His children.
Islamic fanatics are infamous for persecuting Christianity worldwide
In fact, such Moslems are guilty of oppressing, attacking, torturing and murdering Christians for centuries throughout the world. The Bible clearly declares the damnation of such people, first because they have rejected salvation through Jesus Christ God's Son, and secondly because they are oppressing His children as well.
And so it becomes clear that there are two different gods behind the inspiration of the Bible and Christianity, and the inspiration of the Quran and Islam. And that the two religious belief systems can never be reconciled, and are found to be diametrically opposed to one another.
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ can never be reconciled to the false god or spirit behind the inspiration of Islam and the Quran's teachings. One is the truth, the other is a lie. And as Jesus Christ declared, "Father, Thy Word is truth."
That being said, the words of the Quran and Mohammed that contradict God's eternal words must then be found to be A LIE.
But where do such dangerous lies originate from? Jesus Christ teaches that the inspiration for all lies is "the father of lies and liars," Satan himself. Jesus declared that there is no truth in Satan whatsoever. The Bible also teaches that those who are not saved from Satan's influence and sin then remain under the power of Satan's influence.
Clearly Mohammed was not a follower of Jesus Christ and His teachings, and did not believe in Him as sent by God to be the Savior of mankind. Therefore, Mohammed remained under the influence of sin and Satan's dark power, even as he wrote the words composing the Quran.
You can further judge Islam by the fruits that it bears throughout the world. Jesus Christ declared, "I Am come that they might have LIFE and have it more abundantly." Jesus said that the thief, the devil, comes only to steal, kill and destroy, and that he is a murderer.
Does ISLAM bring life in this world and in the world to come, or death instead to mankind???
As one studies the history of Islam, and observes the present actions of Islamic teachings in action in the Middle East, including under ISIS and it's butchery and trail of destruction and devastation it's Islamic jihadists are leaving in countries such as Iraq and Syria and beyond, it becomes clear that ISLAM BRINGS DEATH AND DESTRUCTION to the innocent wherever it wages bloody conquest against "infidels" or non-Moslems.
Christian crucified under Islam, just as the Quran instructs Moslems to do
Christians are suffering horrifically at the hands of ISIS Islamic jihadists at this time. Their churches are being attacked and burned, Christians are being tortured, crucified and beheaded at the hands of Islamic butchers, all in the name of their god "Allah" and the teachings of the Quran.
Hundreds of years of Islamic conquests in the name of Mohammed, Allah and the Quran also testify to the brutal and bloody, murderous legacy of ISLAM. Certainly, it is NOT a "religion of peace."
Nor is the false god of Mohammed, Islam and the Quran the SAME God as revealed in the Bible and the teachings of Jesus Christ! In fact, it is Biblically accurate to declare that the spirit behind the inspiration of the Quran and teachings of Mohammed is both demonic and of Satan the liar and deceiver.
Paul the Apostle spoke to Timothy in one epistle, that people would someday depart from the revelation of God's truth through Jesus Christ, and instead give heed to "doctrines of demons".
Paul also spoke in II Thessalonians of people rejecting God's truth, to then be given over to believing in a soul-damning lie instead. He called this "a strong delusion." Moslems who reject the truth of Jesus Christ and His salvation, are in fact tragically fulfilling this prophetic warning of the Apostle Paul.
Such Moslems have no love for the truth of Jesus Christ and God's Word, and are rejecting it to instead embrace the lies of the soul-damning cult of Islam. I find it very tragic that generation after generation of Moslems have perished eternally in hell, separated from the One True God, due to the heresy that Islam teaches.
This is why I pray continually for the eyes of Moslems to be opened to the truth of the Bible, and I am careful to show them the love of Christ and to witness to them whenever God provides an opportunity. It is never God's will for anyone to perish eternally, and that includes the Moslems.
This then is where the leadership of National Cathedral made a grave mistake. Their sin was not in opening the doors of a Christian sanctuary to unbelieving Moslems. Jesus wants the sinful and unbelieving people of the world to freely enter into His house of worship, to then listen to His words of repentance and life being preached by His faithful ministers of the Gospel. His house is to be house of prayer for all people!
However, the Moslems invited to worship in National Cathedral last Friday were not invited so that they could then listen to the words of life spoken through Jesus Christ and the Bible, and then repent of their sins and come to God through faith in Jesus Christ, instead of being deceived into hell by a false prophet called Mohammed and the lies of the Quran.
No, these Moslems were invited instead to bring their pagan belief system, their false prophet and their book of heresy with them into a Christian sanctuary dedicated to Jesus Christ.
Bowing to a false God in a Christian sanctuary.
Is this not blasphemy against the Living God?
They were encouraged and enabled to practice their false and pagan beliefs in a Christian church. They were allowed to pray to a false god, Allah (the ancient moon god of the Arabs in fact) and to the spirit that has inspired the brutal persecution and destruction of Christianity worldwide for centuries.
Such people who are one in spirit and teachings with the very Islamic jihadists who are now wreaking havoc throughout the Middle East, and destroying churches and torturing and murdering Christians, were permitted to bring those very beliefs and teachings with them that inspire such persecution of Christians, directly into a Christian church called National Cathedral!
What blasphemy. What an abomination and travesty of justice this was in the sight of God and His Son Jesus Christ. A prominent Christian sanctuary and house of worship was desecrated by the presence of those who hate Christians, who hate Jesus Christ as revealed by the Bible, and whose Islamic brethren are actively murdering Christians and tempting them to deny Jesus Christ.
Gina Campbell, director of worship in National Cathedral
Did YOU call these Moslems to repent and believe in Jesus for salvation?
I say to the leaders of National Cathedral who planned this event, to now try to persuade the Christians suffering under Islamic persecution and horrors throughout the Middle East and beyond, that ISLAM and CHRISTIANITY can somehow be reconciled!
They will only laugh bitterly and tell you from their first-hand experience that the two CANNOT BE RECONCILED, ever.
Gary Hall, Dean of National Cathedral
And the leaders of National Cathedral are directly to blame in this abomination and insult to Christianity's clear teachings for two thousand years now. Will God hold them accountable in the day of judgment? Yes.
Did these religious leaders of National Cathedral attempt to confess Jesus Christ before these Moslems who sat in this cathedral?
No. Had they done so, this would have become a noble and scriptural reason for inviting these Moslems into a Christian sanctuary.
Gary, did you preach the Gospel to these Moslems that day???
But what they did was unscriptural and an abomination in the sight of a holy God. These "Christian" leaders invited unbelieving pagans who worship a false god other than the God of the Bible, into a Christian sanctuary to then practice their false religious beliefs and worship another god instead. This is therefore truly blasphemy in the sight of God and Jesus Christ.
Paul the apostle writes clearly that there is no fellowship between light and darkness, and no fellowship with the Living God and idols. The Bible declares that anyone who desires to be a friend of the world at the expense of sacrificing the truth of God's word, cannot also be in fellowship with the Living God.
Therefore, what happened that Friday in National Cathedral cannot be considered an event pleasing to the God of Christianity. A Christian house of worship dedicated to the preaching of the eternal Word of God through the teachings of Jesus Christ, was desecrated and defiled by the worship of a pagan god promoted by a false prophet, whose teachings blatantly contradict the revelations of the Bible.
There is blood on the hands of the Christian planners of this event in National Cathedral. For they did not preach the everlasting Gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ, to these very Moslem sinners that they invited into this Christian house of worship. They failed to confess Jesus Christ before sinners when they had the clear obligation and opportunity before them that day.
Instead, there was only one Christian woman who declared the truth from the Word of God to these lost Moslems. Her name is Christine Weick. Christine did not come from a big name television ministry, nor will you find her name among the alleged "Christian leaders of today" in America.
Christine is not considered famous by the religious biggies of America, nor does she live in a million dollar mansion as the televangelists of today luxuriate in. In fact, due to personal crisis, she is forced to live in her car at this time.
But this is the woman God chose to nevertheless enter unchallenged into National Cathedral, and to speak the word of salvation and life to the unsaved Moslems who had gathered there for Islamic prayer that Friday. Christine spoke the simple yet eternal words of life to these Moslems, that neither Dean Gary Hall nor his associate Gina Campbell, leader of worship, were willing to speak to these lost souls that they had invited into National Cathedral.
God bless you, Christine, for being a faithful witness to the truth before men that day!
I can speak clear words from the teachings of Jesus Christ, that the leaders of National Cathedral will be held accountable before Almighty God, for failing to call these Moslems to repent and receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Failing to confess Jesus before men brings the judgment of the living God upon those who profess to be Christians."To him who knows how to do good, but does not do it, the same becomes sin unto him."
Jesus declared that the person who confesses Jesus before men, shall also be confessed or acknowledged before His Father God in heaven. But, that the person who denies Jesus Christ before men shall be denied before Almighty God as well.
To not confess Jesus as the only way to the Father, when the clear opportunity was presented to Christian leaders in National Cathedral as they stood before Moslems, is the equivalent of denying Jesus Christ before men. And as Jesus Christ declared, people will be held accountable for every word they utter...or fail to utter...in the Day of Judgment.
In closing, every Biblical Christian can clearly discern that the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ can never be the false god of the cult of Islam and it's teachings denying Jesus Christ and authorizing the persecution and murder of innocent Christians.
We must realize that there is no place for "ecumenism" and "reconciliation" between two opposing belief systems that are diametrically opposed to one another. Almighty God cannot be reconciled with Satan. Heresies cannot be reconciled with the Bible's Word of truth. Christianity cannot be reconciled with Islam. Jesus Christ cannot be reconciled nor compared to Mohammed. The Bible cannot be reconciled with the Quran. A pagan and idolatrous mosque cannot share the same status with a Christian church.
A Moslem cannot be made equal to a Christian in the sight of Jesus Christ and Almighty God. This is simply because a Moslem who rejects eternal salvation through Jesus Christ has no eternal life, has no forgiveness of sins, and has nothing but eternal damnation because of unbelief.
However, the Bible promises that the person who repents of their sins and receives God's messenger of salvation to the world, Jesus Christ, into their life, shall receive ETERNAL LIFE and forgiveness of sins, and in fact can be called a son of God as well. While Christians who believe have this privilege, unbelieving Moslems who choose to reject Jesus Christ do not.
Beware of wolves in sheep's' clothing , who violate the teachings of the Word of God and promote "doctrines of demons" and that form of "ecumenism" that denies that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to God the Father. It is utter heresy to attempt to reconcile two opposing belief systems, one that denies Jesus Christ with the true Christian faith that confesses Jesus.
There can be no fellowship of light with darkness! We as Christians are called forevermore to walk in the light of Jesus Christ and His revealed word of truth to His people. The Bible calls us to earnestly contend for the faith, and to pay close attention to the doctrines we believe in.
Although we as Christians are also called to pray for such lost people as the Moslems, and to lovingly share Jesus Christ and the Bible with Moslems, and to show forth His love and compassion to them as well, (which I have done many times)we are not to make the mistake of attempting to be reconciled with them in their sinful state of unbelief, nor with their errant teachings.
There is no reconciliation of light with the darkness. Rather, we are called to point out their spiritual darkness to them, and invite them to be reconciled with God at last through turning to Jesus Christ for forgiveness and salvation at last.
This is the Word of God.
My fellow Christians who love Jesus Christ and the truth, walk boldly in the light of God's eternal word, and be not deceived by false religious leaders and doctrines of demons in these end times. The Bible clearly states that in the end-times, many shall be deceived and fall away from the true faith of Jesus Christ.
Don't YOU be one of them!
-Pamela Rae Schuffert, speaking out for the everlasting Gospel of Jesus Christ-