Thursday, June 10, 2010

I AM BOTH MUSLIM AND CHRISTIAN!?



"No servant can serve two masters:
for either he will hate the one, and love the other; 
or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.
Ye cannot serve God and mammon"  
(Luke 16:13). 






It was reported in the Seattle times  on June 17, 2007 that their is a preacher who is both Muslim and Christian!  :-O

Rev. Ann Holmes Redding has been an Episcopal priest for over 20 years and a Muslim for about 4years. Until 1997 she was director of faith formation at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, in Seattle. Officials at the national Episcopal Church headquarters, has ruled that it's up to the local bishop to decide whether such a priest could continue in that role.:-?   Redding claims to have been drawn to the faith after an introduction to Islamic prayers left her profoundly moved.
Redding now teaches the New Testament as a visiting assistant professor at Seattle University.


She is quoted as saying, 
"I am both Muslim and Christian, just like I'm both an American of African descent and a woman. I'm 100 percent both." 
:-?


Meanwhile Redding's bishop, the  Rev. Vincent Warner, says he accepts Redding as an Episcopal priest and a Muslim, and that he finds the interfaith possibilities exciting. Her announcement, was made through a newspaper article in her diocese. Even the local Muslim leaders are perplexed.

According to Redding it all started in 2005, a local Muslim leader spoke at the cathedral, then prayed before the attendees. Redding was moved because the During his prayer, the Muslim laid prostrate as he prayed. It seemed to her that his whole body was involved in surrendering to God.

 Being apart of a watered down version of Christianity, there is no wonder how this happened. No one understands what they are doing, or why they do what they do. Submission to the Father in prayer is what the prophets did. This Muslim man did not do some special thing. The Bible suggests that we do the same thing.

"...the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations" (Genesis 17:1-4).

When Korah tempted the Lord, Moses and Aaron laid prostrate to repent for the people. "And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment. And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?" (Numbers 16:20-22).


Even JESUS our "example" did this...
"Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt."(Matthew 26:38-39)



In the spring of 2005, at a interfaith class, another Muslim leader taught a chanted prayer. He also led a meditation for the purposes of opening one's heart. Redding, then began saying the prayer daily.

Is this even possible? In the last post I examined Allah and his relationship (if any) to The True and Living God.
Christianity and Islam cannot coincide. 1st of all Islam and its holy book the Qur'an would fall under the category of new/lost books of the Bible. Which means (if you haven't read the post click the link) it is only considered inspired by the Holy Spirit if the words contained therein coincide with what Moses, the prophets and the apostles wrote. The things that Moses wrote have been with us since he wrote it, not with Muhammed in the 9th century.


"I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.  Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils." (1Corinthians 10:20-21)


Besides that, God chose Israel. Saved them physically from Egypt. Punished them after they committed wickedness in the promised land by sending them into captivity all over the world,  and Jesus (The Messiah) will return to bring the children of Israel back to the promised land  *and they will dwell safely*!
(Jeremiah 23:6/32:37/33:16 Ezekiel 28:26/34:25,28/38:8,11,14)
New Jerusalem has 12 gates named after the 12 tribes of Israel. He will rule Israel as the God of Israel (Luke 1:31-33).

"The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it" 
(Isaiah 40:3-5 and Matthew 3:1-3).




May the Lord add a blessing to the reading of THE BIBLE...


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