Chrislam – Danger for the Clueless

Feb 22, 2012 1 Comment by

By Ron Ross, February 2012
I seem to be focused on just one troublesome topic but someone has to do it. Maybe you have not heard of the new growing movement Chrislam, but it may be coming to a church near you all too soon.

The exponents of Chrislam are making the most of bibleless churches. Without the basis of the Word entire congregations can be swept away by deceptions and distortions. The Lord described airy-fairy faith as being like a bad taste in His mouth. Rev. 3:14-16 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this:‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.”

So today we need to be on the alert for Chrislam. Make no mistake the Chrislam spokespeople say all the angel of light things. On their website the Chrislam advocates have the Malcolm X quote: “We are brothers, we are the family of God. Not one of us is better than the other in His eyes. The future can only be won against ‘the Evil One’ by all of us standing together strong.” (www.Chrislam.org) That sounds OK, right?

It is not difficult to connect the dots with Chrislam. The name reveals the movement is founded on a Bible-Koran mix. In their promotional articles Jesus is mentioned as ‘a prophet of Islam.’ A Sydney spokesman for the group My Peace said, ‘The only difference is we say he was a prophet of God, and they say he is God.’ Hello! Big difference sir!

The Anglican Bishop of South Sydney, Rob Forsyth, said it was ‘complete nonsense’ to say Jesus was a prophet of Islam. Amen Bishop!

Our response to this new development is not just a shrug of the shoulders or a disinterested yawn. Chrislam can draw attention to anyone not grounded in the Word of God. Impressionable youths and adults will be their likely target.

Gal. 1:8, 9 “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!

“This unholy blending of Christianity and Islam, follows the path of the interfaith movement belief that all religions are equally valid paths to the same destination, and is being taught in churches, colleges, and in the media all over the globe,” I read on Professor JT 2012’s blog. (www.professorjt2012.wordpress.com)

“Scripture tells us that in the end times the church will be infiltrated, the members of the church would join with the enemy to create a faith that is not consistent with what the Lord gave us, and many will fall away from the faith due to false teachings,” he wrote.

Last year Paul M. Williams of Catch the Fire Ministries published an informative article. “A New Accursed Religion – Chrislam.” This is a small extract: “Advocates of Chrislam point to facts such as Jesus being mentioned 25 times in the Qur’an, or and ethics, or the need for the two largest monotheistic religions to unite to fight against the rise of atheism and alternative spirituality. Chrislam is viewed by some as the solution for the ongoing conflict between the Western world, which is predominantly Christian, and the Middle East, which is predominantly Muslim.

“While it is undeniable that there are many similarities between Christianity and Islam (and Judaism for that matter), Chrislam ultimately fails because Christianity and Islam are diametrically opposed on the most important of issues – the identity of Jesus Christ. True Christianity declares Jesus to be God incarnated in human form. For Christians, the deity of Christ is a NON-NEGOTIABLE, for without His deity, Jesus’ death on the cross would not have been sufficient to be the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the entire world (1 John 2:2).

“Islam adamantly rejects the deity of Christ. The Qur’an declares the idea that Jesus is God to be blasphemy (5:17). Belief in the deity of Christ is considered shirk “filth” to Muslims. According to Islam, Jesus was a prophet, paving the way for Mohammed. Further, Islam denies the death of Christ on the cross. The most crucial doctrine of the Christian faith is rejected in Islam. As a result, the two religions are absolutely NOT compatible, making Chrislam a concept both Christians and Muslims should reject.” (www.catchthefire.com.au)

Chrislam started in the 1980’s. A man they called ‘prophet’, Shamsuddin Saka, called together those he said were ‘children of Abraham.’ Saka was a Muslim who said he was inspired after returning from a Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. He claimed to be inspired by God to launch the new ministry. “That was about 19 years ago. I was praying and I and the Lord told me, make peace between Christian and Muslim.”

Chrislam services begin each Sunday morning with Qur’anic prayer. The sermons target prayerfulness and unity of the brethren (‘love your neighbor’). The people of the congregation are free to shout out to Allah or God in worship. The Chrislamic people believe that Muhammad, Moses, and Jesus were all great prophets and we need to love them all.

There are new reports suggesting Chrislamic adherents are trying to promote the movement in churches across America.
Terrorism activity around the world come in many dangerous forms. This is among their most lethal weapons seeking to capture the eternal souls of so many.

I’m reminded of Paul’s wise exhortation to his beloved Timothy. “But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.” (2 Tim. 3:13) Don’t fall for this evil!

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About the author

Ron Ross worked as the first Sports Editor at WINTV. In Wollongong. He ran The Hamburger Hut an outreach and discipleship program for youth. He served with Youth With a Mission in Hawaii, Philippines and Australia. He was senior pastor of the Noosa Baptist Church, Queensland for 9 years. He reported news from Jerusalem for five years and is now the Middle East correspondent for United Christian Broadcasters and travels regularly preaching and teaching.

One Response to “Chrislam – Danger for the Clueless”

  1. Gordon Johnson says:

    It is very good you are providing this information. I am disappointed that hardly any churches/fellowships I visit in Australia or New Zealand pray for Israel – the people and God’s land. Most display no interest.
    Shalom, Gordon

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