Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Christ Prebyterian Mosque of Martinsville New Jersey

Today I want to provide a real world example of just the kind of error that is being made by many churches in response to 9/11.  I did not hear this story until after I posted, but I was amazed as just dead on it is as an example.  Christ Presbyterian Church of Martinsville New Jersey under the leadership of "pastor" Susan Joseph Rack has perpetuated what I would call a crime against the cross.  Not only are they allowing Muslims to use their sanctuary to pray to their false god and preach their works-centered tyrannical false religion, but they are even entering into some kind of fellowship with them.  They celebrated 9/11 by having some sort of solidarity walk with them.  To them I ask this question.
And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?  2 Corinthians 6:15 NKJV
Apparently "Pastor" Susan did not know that this was a rhetorical question.  This is from their website.
Let us lift up our positive stories of dialogue and fellowship with our Muslim neighbors in New Jersey and our growing friendship with the al Falah Center who shared our worship space for Ramadan prayer. Today let us reject hate and share our stories of the challenges of faith in the face of fear as we walk together in a simple act of hope and courage called a 9/11 Walk. "Walk on, O people of God! A new law, God's new alliance, all creation is reborn. Walk on, O people of God!..." -- Christ Presbyterian Church Martinsville website
On a side note, that hymn has nothing to do with solidarity with false religions and the use of it for this example is rather disgusting.  Please do not get me wrong. I am not saying that we should be hating Muslims.  I am also not saying that under the laws of our nation that Muslims did not have the right to practice their religion.  I am not even saying that their right should not be defended. I am also not saying that Christians should not be friends with Muslims.  It is our responsibility to share the love of Jesus with them and we can not do that if we do not treat them as friends.  What I am saying is that there can be no fellowship between our faiths. The true gospel can have no friendship with a false gospel.  Jesus who we know to be God has no fellowship with a faith there merely calls him a prophet.  The fact is that while individual Muslims may not be the enemy of individual Christians, the religion of Islam is an enemy of the faith of Christianity.  They deny the Lordship of Jesus Christ and are therefore enemies of God and will remain enemies until and unless they repent of their false religion and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  Whereas individual Muslims can make that choice (and many have), the religion itself can not.  To do so would undermine their theology and therefore it is irredeemable. 

This even was part of a greater Abraham's Walk organization, which works to create harmony between the three faiths descended from Abraham.  Whereas Judaism and Christianity through Judaism can trace their roots back to Abraham, Islam can not.  They are a usurper, hijacking the Abrahamic tradition through Ishmael, Abraham's illegitimate child.  There is something to the argument of some Muslims being descended by Ishmael, the fact is that their faith itself has nothing to do with Judaism or Christianity.  Mohammed just made up the fact that their faith descends from Abraham thousands of years after the fact.  Christ Presbyterian Church worked hand-in-hand with Abraham's walk to perpetuate the lie of Islam being a follower of Jehovah.  Apparently "Pastor" Susan did not test the spirits of Islam or Abraham's Walk because if she did she would know that neither of those things are from God.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the [spirit] of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. 1 John 4:3 NKJV
And this brings me to my final point.  Muslims follow Mohammed.  Mohammed, by the very definition given in the Word of God, is of the spirit of the Antichrist.  This church is allowing followers of an antichrist to use their sanctuary to worship their god.  Again, the Bible gives us guidance on this issue.
If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.  2 Jon 1:10-11 NKJV
And so Christ Presbyterian Church is sharing in the evil deed or worshiping a false God and perpetuating bondage to a demanding god.  They allow that tyrannical god who promises to punish sinners himself in hell to be worshiped in their church.  Considering the whole idea is one of dialogue and fellowship, this is not some sneaky way to attempt to proselytize Muslims.  They are promoting Islam in their house and in their community. 

It is abundantly clear that this church is acting in violation of the Word of God and they will be held accountable for it.  Then again, this church is no stranger to breaking God's laws.  First of all, they have a female pastor. Perhaps it is not politically correct, but it is Biblically correct, but women are not called to be pastors.  God has many important roles for women, but one of them is not one where they have authority over men.  Furthermore, this church is part of the PCUSA, which is now ordaining openly homosexual pastors.  The word of God has lost all authority in their church.  They may claim that God's word has authority, but their actions show that it does not.  When I think of the history of the Presbyterian church and all that God has done through it, it grieves me to see where they are now.  I am glad there is no sadness in heaven because otherwise many of their great saints of old would be weeping bitterly right now.  Their works of plurality and ecumenicism undermine the very heart of the Gospel.  There is no other gospel, no other savior, and no other God.  There may be a plurality of beliefs but there is only one truth and that one truth is not ecumenism.  The truth is that Jesus, and only Jesus, is the way to God. 
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6 NKJV

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