To accept “God” as “Allah” in Malay-language bibles and other literature are “logical and acceptable”.
This are the words of Archbishop Joseph Marino, the Vatican’s first official envoy to Malaysia.
After being summoned by the Malayan foreign minister, the Archbishop expressed regrets over this statement, and issued an apology.
Archbishop Joseph Marino issued a statement late Tuesday, after meeting with Foreign Minister Anifah Aman, saying his comments were “never intended as an attempt to intrude into the internal affairs of the country”.
Marino, who arrived in Kuala Lumpur less than six months ago, had last Thursday waded into a religious row in Muslim-majority Malaysia over the use of the word “Allah”.
He described arguments put forward by the Catholic Church in an ongoing court battle for the right to translate “God” as “Allah” in Malay-language Bibles and other literature as “logical and acceptable”.
Soon after, hardline Muslim groups began calling for him to be sent home. Several cabinet ministers also accused him of “interference”.
Controversy over the use of the word “Allah” came to a head three years ago, when the High Court ruled that non-Muslims are allowed to use the word to refer to God in their Malay-language literature.
The court case arose after Malaysia’s Catholic Church sued the government for banning the use of the word in its weekly newspaper, The Herald.
Muslims had denounced the verdict, claiming “Allah” is exclusive to Islam. The government decided to appeal the ruling after several places of worship were fire-bombed.
Malaysia has more than 2.5 million Christians in a population of 28 million, of which about 60 percent are Muslim.
Source: Fox News
Why do the archbishop in Malaysia call the Catholics to accept God as “allah”?
This has it roots in the Papacy basically submitting to Islam. The late Pope John Paul II even kissed the Koran, after branding the book as “holy”.
By accepting “allah”, you reject the divinity of Jesus the Messiah. You submit to a lie, the claim that God do not have a son equal to Him self.
There is an other motive for the Roman Catholic acceptance of ‘allah”. Only when the Pope accept’s “allah”, the Muslims will be willing to accept the Papacy.
The Pope believe He has to be “The Holy Father” for all creation, and that all religious people must submit to his authority, as “allah’s” highest representative on Planet Earth.
Such is the nature of evil. Such is the nature of deception. Al who have rejected the truth found in the Bible, will eventually be lead astray to follow demonic powers. Do not listen to the Pope and his priesthood. Accept Jesus as eternal God, open your Bible, and pray the Holy Spirit will guide you into all the truth. Amen.
The third aspect, is that the Vatican accept that Islam is a way towards salvation. regardless if they deny the blood of Jesus, being the only remedy for sins.
Other Vatican II documents, however, envisioned extending the outreach (not strictly ecumenical dialogue, but “interfaith dialogue”) to non-Christian religions. Lumen Gentium (1964).
This documents affirmed that “the plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Moslems: these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day”.
Also the document Nostra aetate (1965), urging “mutual understanding,” emphasized that “The Church has also a high regard for the Muslims. They worship God, who is one, living and subsistent, merciful and almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, who has also spoken to men. They strive to submit themselves without reserve to the hidden decrees of God, just as Abraham submitted himself to God’s plan, to whose faith Muslims eagerly link their own.”
Source: Crisis Magazine.com
Evangelical Christians must not fall into this trap. Any acceptance of Roman Catholicism as a part of “Christianity” is like opening the true Church for the devil, and his wolfs in sheep clothing.
First published, 25th of August 2013.
Written by Ivar