Peter Kreeft: “Catholics can learn from Muslims submission to God”

Leading Roman Catholic apologist says secularism a bigger threat than Islam.

Boston Catholic Peter Kreeft claims Muslims are true followers of God.

These are the words of Peter Kreeft. He is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and well-known Catholic apologist and author of over 45 books,

During a debate on his latest book, Kreeft had a lot to say about the “holiness” of Islam. Among other statements, the Roman Catholic underlined the “essence of Islam”.

“The theological essence of Islam, which is a radical submission to the will of God.”

Kreeft also compared the devout Muslim’s readiness to serve God to the “humility and obedience displayed by Christian saints.”

He also commented that this example could serve as a lesson to today’s Catholics,“who all too often treat the demands made by their own faith as mere suggestions, to be taken or rejected by the self-directed individual conscience.”

Kreeft also added that good Muslims can act, and have acted, as our allies in “international culture wars.”

Kreeft cited the fact that Islamic states have voted along with the Holy See and other Catholic countries within the United Nations to defeat population control programs that were supported by formerly Christian countries in Europe.

The philosopher said he views the secular movement in Europe as more much more damaging to society than the theocentric mentality of Muslims.

“Our real enemies, as Christians, are demons,” said Kreeft. “It’s all too easy […] to think that Muslims or Communists are the problem, and if we can only defeat and subjugate them the Church will triumph.”

He went on to say that “secular enlightenment,” which rejects God completely, “is far more dangerous to our souls than a world religion that is devoted to worshipping the same God as Christians and Jews, albeit in a partial, somewhat primitive and distorted manner.”

Kreeft focuses on the commonality between the three major faiths: “Large elements of Islam are identical with Judaism and Christianity — because that’s where Mohammad got them.”

”In a profound sense,” the apologist added, “Islam and secular West are mirror images of each other.”

Source: Catholic News Agency Zenit. :

My comment:

If there in anybody who do not believe that Catholicism and Islam comes from the same source, this is a good lesson.

The One World religion, will deny the cross. That God of the Bible has only One begotten Son, equal to Him self. That this Son, took our place on the cross. That all men deserve to die, and be sent to Hell. But those who believe in Jesus, and only them, will be saved from the coming wrath of God.

This is the gospel, rejected by both Rome and Mecca. They will surely unite, in the final war on the Word of God.

3 thoughts on “Peter Kreeft: “Catholics can learn from Muslims submission to God”

  1. Quote from the article,

    “The theological essence of Islam, which is a radical submission to the will of God.”

    What he should have said is,

    …..submission to the will of a god.

    Islam doesn’t submit to this,

    Joh 6:40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

    I know some people say that Muslims worship the Father but the Bible says if you don’t have the Son you don’t have the Father. You may be searching for the Father but you don’t know Him, you just know about him.

    1Jn 2:21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
    1Jn 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
    1Jn 2:23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

    1. Dear Dave 1543.

      Shalom.

      Thanks for ministering on this site.

      Lets help people to put thing into its right perspective.

      1. God is Father, Son and Spirit. If you do not accept this, you do not know who God is. And He will reject you.

      2. Muslims reject that God has a Son. That is why “allah” is a demon, and not at all a “god”.

      3. Religious Jews believe that God has a Son, a divine King that will come and save them. But they do not know who He is….Still waiting for Him.

      So do I. But I know He has been here before, and paid in full for my sins.

      While Islam is a false religion, Judaism is an incomplete religion. Because the Son is still missing.

      Only if you accept Jesus as the divine Son of God, you have the right to call God most high your Father. And you have been gifted the right to become a child of God.

  2. Hello ivarfjeld,

    It’s good for us to talk among ourselves and share with others. It makes me think of this,

    Mal 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
    Mal 3:17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
    Mal 3:18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

    You may like this shofar and the blessing from Numbers 6:24-26

    Shalom

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