A “who’s who” of evangelical Christian leaders, including Rick Warren, Robert Schuller, Brian McLaren, Richard Cizik and Bill Hybels, have signed a letter to the Muslim community entitled “Loving God And Neighbor Together” that openly equates Allah with the Christian God. This letter was in response to an open letter from 138 prominent Islamic leaders entitled “A Common Word between Us and You” which stressed that the “unity of God” is “thus the common ground between Islam and Christianity.”
Both of these letters again and again talk of “God” as if both Christians and Muslims recognize and worship the exact same being.
But is this the case?
Of course not!
Christians believe in a Triune God (the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit), while Islam vehemently rejects the deity of Jesus Christ. Instead they worship “Allah” which in reality was an ancient tribal moon god.
The title of the Muslim letter, “A Common Word Between Us and You”, sounds so peaceful though, doesn’t it?
However, it actually comes from a passage in the Quran that calls for Christians (“people of the book”) to deny the Trinity and to submit to Allah as “the one true God”…..
O People of the Book! Come to common terms as between us and you: That we worship none but Allah; that we associate no partners with him; that we erect not, from among ourselves, Lords and patrons other than Allah. (Quran, Sura 3:64)
But instead of rejecting such overtures, the response by over 300 prominent Christian leaders warmly welcomes them. In fact, the Christian letter refers to “god” using terms that Muslims commonly ascribe to Allah. For example, consider this line from “Loving God And Neighbor Together”…..
Before we “shake your hand” in responding to your letter, we ask forgiveness of the All-Merciful One
Do you understand what this means?
The “All-Merciful One” is one of the key names for Allah in Islam.
So essentially the Christians are openly praying to Allah and asking for his forgiveness in this letter.
Not only that, in the letter the Christian ministers openly applaud Islamic devotion to Allah…..
We applaud that A Common Word Between Us and You stresses so insistently the unique devotion to one God
There is nothing in the letter about faith in Jesus Christ being necessary for salvation.
Nothing at all about the cross.
Instead, the letter describes the “god” in the Islamic letter (Allah) as “the God whom we should love above all things”. Just check out this passage from the letter where once again the Muslim God is openly equated with the Christian God…..
We find it equally heartening that the God whom we should love above all things is described as being Love. In the Muslim tradition, God, “the Lord of the worlds,” is “The Infinitely Good and All-Merciful.”
Not only that, but the Christian letter calls Muhammed a Prophet with a capital “P” a number of times.
How in the world could Muhammed be a Prophet if he constantly denied the divinity of Jesus Christ?
But this letter from over 300 very prominent Christian leaders openly calls Muhammed a Prophet.
The Christian letter goes on to state that if Christians and Muslims fail to make peace, “our eternal souls” may be in jeopardy…..
If we fail to make every effort to make peace and come together in harmony you correctly remind us that “our eternal souls” are at stake as well.
What in the world?
That has nothing to do with real Christianity at all.
In real Christianity, “our eternal souls” are saved through faith in Jesus Christ.
In the final paragraph of the letter we once again see the Christian God equated with the Islamic “god”, and Christians and Muslims are urged to meet together and determine “how God would have us fulfill the requirement that we love God”…..
We are persuaded that our next step should be for our leaders at every level to meet together and begin the earnest work of determining how God would have us fulfill the requirement that we love God and one another.
By affirming that Allah is God, the 300 Christian leaders in this letter are denying the Triune God of the Bible. The reality is that the Quran denies that Jesus Christ is the Son of God no less than nine times.
This letter represents apostasy of the highest order. It is another huge step towards the one world religion and one world church of the last days. The Christian ministers who signed this letter have denied their faith and have brought shame to their ministries and congregations.
Therefore, we are calling for the immediate resignation of each and every Christian minister that signed this letter.
You can find a list of the Christian leaders that signed this letter here:
You will likely recognize quite a few names on that list.
Please share this with your family and friends, and join with us in demanding the resignation of the ministers on this list.
Christians and Muslims working together and worshipping the same “god” is not the only hope for mankind.
Salvation through Jesus Christ is the only hope for mankind.
What a sad state the Church is in.