In case you are not aware here is some information concerning a new movement that is spreading like a virus across our evangelical America.
The below is directly taken from their site
Faith Shared asks houses of worship across the country to organize events involving clergy reading from each other’s sacred texts. An example would be a Christian Minister, Jewish Rabbi and Muslim Imam participating in a worship service or other event. Suggested readings will be provided from the Torah, the Gospels, and the Qur’an, but communities are encouraged to choose readings that will resonate with their congregations. Involvement of members from the Muslim community is key. We will also provide suggestions on how to incorporate this program into your regular worship services. And we will assist local congregations in their media and communications efforts.
The list was compiled from info on the above site and reposted on the blog at the end of this list.
The following are churches across the US who have agreed to sponsor a Chrislam service:
|Anchorage First Christian||Anchorage||AK|
|University Presbyterian Church||Tuscaloosa||AL|
|Quapaw Quarter UMC||Little Rock||AR|
|Federated Community Church||Flagstaff||AZ|
|First UMC Phoenix||Phoenix||AZ|
|All Saints Cathedral||Pasadena||CA|
|First United Lutheran,||San Francisco||CA|
|Light of ChristEcumenical Catholic Church||Longmont||CO|
|Park Hill Congregational||Denver||CO|
|Riverfront Family Church||Hartford||CT|
|The National Cathedral||Washington||DC|
|North American Old Catholic Church||Washington||DC|
|National City Christian Church||Washington||DC|
|New Ark United Church of Christ||Newark||DE|
|Faith United Church of Christ||Clearwater||FL|
|Unitarian Universalist Church of Pensacola||Pensacola||FL|
|United Church of Christ at The Villages||The Villages||FL|
|Virginia Highland Church||Atlanta||GA|
|Decatur United Church of Christ||Decatur||GA|
|The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist||College Park||GA|
|St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church||Honolulu||HI|
|Church of the Epiphany||Honolulu||HI|
|Cathedral of St. Andrew, the Episcopal Diocese of HI||Honolulu||HI|
|Collegiate United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation||Ames||IA|
|Congregational United Church of Christ||Iowa City||IA|
|Urbandale UCC Church||Urbndale||IA|
|Hillview United Methodist||Boise||ID|
|Boise First United Methodist Church, Cathedral of the Rockies||Boise||ID|
|First United of Oak Park||Chicago||IL|
|St Thomas Mission||Chicago||IL|
|The Chicago Temple First UMC||Chicago||IL|
|First Presbyterian Church of Fort Wayne||Fort Wayne||IN|
|Northminster Baptist Church||Monroe||LA|
|The Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst||Amherst||MA|
|Church of Our Savior||Arlington||MA|
|St Paul’s Cathedral||Boston||MA|
|Old Cambridge Baptist Church||Cambridge||MA|
|Hadwen Park Congregational Church||Worcester||MA|
|Veritas United Church of Christ||Hagerstown||MD|
|Trinity United Methodist||Mountain Grove||MO|
|St. Mary’s Episcopal Church||Ely||MN|
|First Congregational||Great Falls||MT|
|MtView/Trinity UM Parish||Butte||MT|
|Unitarian Universalist Ocean County Congregation,||Toms River||NJ|
|Christ Episcopal Church||Toms River||NJ|
|Zion Methodist Church||Las Vegas||NV|
|Prepare New York||New York||NY|
|Auburn Theological Seminary||New York||NY|
|The Sacred Center of New York||New York||NY|
|Christ Church United Methodist||NewYork||NY|
|The Riverside Church of New York||New York||NY|
|All Souls Bethelehem Church||Brooklyn||NY|
|First Congregational UCC||Corvalis||OR|
|Spirit of Peace United Church of Christ||Sioux Falls||SD|
|Baha’i Faith Community Center||Nashville||TN|
|Saint John’s United Methodist Church||Austin||TX|
|Hope for Peace & Justice Interfaith Peace Chapel||Dallas||TX|
|Cathedral of Hope||Dallas||TX|
|Wasatch Presbyterian Church of Salt Lake City||Salt Lake City||UT|
|Grace Episcopal Church||St George||UT|
|United Church of Bellows Falls||Bellow Falls||VT|
|Cathedral of the Diocese of Vermont||Burlington||VT|
|Vermont Ecumenical Council & Bible Society||Burlington||VT|
|Dummerston Congregational Church UCC||Drummerston||VT|
|Memorial United Church of Christ||Fitchburg||WI|
|Trinity Episcopal Church||Janesville||WI|
|First Congregational Church UCC Casper||Casper||WY|
Satan has a new circus in town.
Lol yea true that Joy. Same circus, different clowns
That's all our country needs, another religion that we have to tolerate while they continue to bind Christianity.
People sharing their views in a country founded on the concept of freedom of religion. Bring people of different faiths and cultures together in worship and friendship. sounds like a good thing to me.
You all assume that bringing other faiths together will weaken Christianity, but you are forgetting that the non-Christians will be exposed to the teachings pf Christ in this situation. They will hear teachings of Christianity that they would not hear in their own perspective houses of worship.
This is about religious tolerance don't be deceived. Jesus never commanded us to be tolerant of other religions, in fact quite the opposite. I don't care what this country was founded on this is not my home. Now I don't have a problem with freedom of religion or freedom of speech or all of that good stuff. But to put on an event and say all religions are coming to worship together in truth? Well that is the biggest joke I've ever heard. If you are not worshiping in truth, then you are not worshiping the Father.
How is this any different than the Israelites mixing with pagan religions, which God clearly was against? That's like worshiping God and Baal on the same altar. God is a jealous God. Exodus 20:5
And Jason you know better than to think that some Muslims would actually go to hear what Christianity has to say.
some may not, but some may. if a muslim is willing to attend a service like this, they may be open to other ideas. someone who is 100% set in thier ways would not attend a service like these.
It will also confuse them about where we stand. As much as I would love to see a Muslim come to Christ, I am not willing to stand side-by-side with any of them, holding their hand in religious fellowship. No offense brother, but this article has already pulled you in. Imagine how it would affect the lost. Are we saying that Christ is not enough that we have to join with the false religions to draw them to Him? You are literally standing hand in hand with Satan. If you are not for Him, you're against Him. If you against Him, you are playing for the opposite team. I don't need to hitch up with the demons of the outer darkness and their human representatives to win the lost. You never seen Jesus standing hand in hand with the Pharisees or Saducees.
Anyone who isn't with Me opposes Me, and anyone who isn't working with Me is actually working against Me. Matthew 12:30
Inter-faith dialogue is fine. I have no issue with holding forums at which Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Bahais, Buddhists, etc. can meet for the purpose of discussing their religious beliefs and promoting better understanding between them. As a Christian, I might attend such an event because I have an interest in comparative religion and because I believe in the scriptural directive to give a reason to others for the hope that I have in Christ and to contend earnestly for the faith given me with gentleness and respect. But I find FaithShared.org's proposal disconcerting and problematic and their motives suspicious.
Take the name Faith Shared for starters. Christianity and Islam are very different faiths. Muslims do not believe in the one true God of the Bible. They do not believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Messiah, the Lord and Savior of mankind. So let me be blunt and cast aside political correctness: There is no "faith shared" between Christians and Muslims.
Here is my biggest concern. It is inappropriate to invite non-Christians, including Muslim imams, to come into our churches to preach from the pulpit, especially during a sacred and solemn worship service. The very thought is offensive to me. It shows utter contempt and disrespect for the one true God of the Bible.
Putting aside this point for the sake of argument, FaithShared.Org's proposal for inter-faith worship is a one-way street. Look at the list of participating churches. There is not one mosque among them. I take this to mean that Christian pastors are not being invited to preach from the pulpits of mosques and share with their congregations the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ, but imams are being given full access to Christian houses of worship. This tells us something about the real agenda of this organization, does it not? It is about anything but leading Muslims to Jesus Christ.
There is good reason for the Western world and Christians in particular to be suspicious of Islam. The onus should not be on Christians to become more "tolerant," "open," and "inclusive" with respect to Islam. In fact, it should be the other way around. Islam has a serious image problem that it needs to correct. No amount of sugar coating, hand holding and singing "Kumbaya" at staged PR events in Christian churches can erase the link between Islam and terrorism or jihadism. Some of these acts have been linked to imams and mosques here in the U.S., including the Fort Hood Massacre, which the Obama Administration has tried to downplay by classifying it as "workplace violence." The onus is not on Christians and others to become more "tolerant," open to, respectful of, and "inclusive" of Islam, but for Muslim leaders in the U.S. to clearly and unequivocally distance themselves from Islamic terrorism and repression of women and Christian minorities by so-called Islamic republics, including Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Amen. Joy, Sean, Tammy
Colby right on.
Jason I'm prayin'. Our faith is not centered on us. It's centered on Him. Remember Jason He accepts or rejects our offerings of worship and praise. So we must look to Him for an example of what to do, what not to do. If you search His Holy Word you will not find any example of false prophets,idol gods and Christ rejectors at the altar with His prophets in worship. Think Elijah for example. 1King18.
Unless of course one leaps from a premise of all religions being equal and all having value. If that is the case then Oh Dear God. Are we that close to Your return.
Sheesh Colby. It's like you've had some great epiphany lately. I don't know how to explain a change I have seen in you over the past couple of months. It's just unbelievably awesome. Loved this. Thank you so much.