Religious and human rights activists are asking U.S. churches to invite Jewish and Muslim clergy to their sanctuaries to read from sacred texts next month in an initiative designed to counter anti-Muslim bigotry.
The June 26 initiative, called “Faith Shared: Uniting in Prayer and Understanding,” is co-sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance and Human Rights First. Leaders of the two Washington-based groups said the event hopes to demonstrate respect for Islam in the wake of Quran burnings in recent months.
“As a Christian minister who is a pastor in a local congregation, it is important to me for our nation and our world to know that not all Christians promote hate, attack religions different from their own and seek to desecrate the scripture of others,” the Rev. Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance, said Tuesday.
More than 50 churches in 26 states already have committed to the initiative, including the Washington National Cathedral.
Tad Stahnke, director of policy and programs for Human Rights First, said he hopes the initiative will draw attention to religious freedom and counter negative stereotypes of Christian leaders making anti-Muslim statements.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune
I would invite a Muslim to my church. I would invite a Hindu, a Catholic, a pagan, and anyone who does not believe in Jesus Christ is free to enter the church I attend. I would tell them about the love Jesus Christ has for them, and Jesus Christ died for their sins, rose, and is coming soon.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
What I would not do is sit there and read the Quran, and learn the Quran, and somehow try to find a connection in the Quran to Jesus Christ.
What sort of message are you sending as a Christian? Why not tell the sinner that Jesus is the only one that saves. Why not tell the Muslim that Mohammed DID NOT die on the cross for your sins, but that Jesus did. What are you showing the Muslim, Hindu, etc… by placating and reading what you know for a fact is not true?
It is time for us now to take a stand. We are at the end of age, and Satan will continue to use every deceitful, evil lie to bring you down. Yes, bring the sinner in, the one that does not fully believe in Christ, but take a stand and show them that Jesus is the ONLY ONE, take the stand and show them that Jesus is the only way. Show them with love, and respect that there is no other Savior but Our King.
“You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there is no Savior.”
Written by: Gloria