Since August 24, 2009, when I sent out the last Shouts of Joy Ministries Newsletter, I have received a large number of articles about how the Church, most claiming the Emergent Church, are pigeonholing Christianity with Islam. But through my extensive research these past few weeks I have found that this C5 Contextualization movement (also known as Common Ground; Insider Movement; or Jesus in the Quran) has also been seeping into evangelical churches. Many of the churches that I have found are large, Seeker-Sensitive types.
One church promoting this movement through conferences that teach that Muslims can remain in Islam and be “Christ Followers”, and also teach that we should honor Mohammad, is Grace Fellowship Church in Atlanta. This is their web site: http://www.jesusinthequran.org.
Here is a quote from the above link regarding Muslims coming into the kingdom of God through Islam: “Listen, I know there’s been a lot of bad blood and misunderstanding between Christians and Muslims over the years. But we actually have quite a bit in common. And I believe that both you and me desire to love and honor the one true God. I promise I will never ask you to become a Christian.”
The schedule they have listed on their website for the “Jesus in the Quran” conferences is as follows:
– August 14-15 First Baptist Woodstock, Woodstock GA
– August 21-22 Christ the Rock Church, Appleton WI
– Sept 11-12 Georgia Tech, Atlanta GA
– Oct 30-31 Harambee Church, Seattle WA
– Nov 20-21 Grace Fellowship, Snellville GA
As thousands of Muslims gather at the United States Capitol to worship this false god, I believe that the one true God is calling us to take notice. Something evil is stirring in our land. The spirit of the age is at work. Will you sit back and be hearers only? Or will you use your voice, your open doors, and your resources to spread the pure and sincere milk of the Word, the undefiled gospel of Jesus Christ, calling all men to be disciples of the Son of God?
It is time to take a stand against this pigeonholing of Christianity and Islam. God hates this and He is calling us to speak the truth.
Shouts of Joy Ministries
2 John 1:5-11 (AMP) I am writing to remind you, dear friends, that we should love one another. This is not a new commandment, but one we have had from the beginning. Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning. I say this because many deceivers have gone out into the world. They deny that Jesus Christ came in a real body. Such a person is a deceiver and an antichrist. Watch out that you do not lose what we have worked so hard to achieve. Be diligent so that you receive your full reward. Anyone who wanders away from this teaching has no relationship with God. But anyone who remains in the teaching of Christ has a relationship with both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to your meeting and does not teach the truth about Christ, don’t invite that person into your home or give any kind of encouragement. Anyone who encourages such people becomes a partner in their evil work.