Today’s entry in Dr. Albert Mohler’s blog is absolutely astounding!  A certain Episcopal priest in the Seattle area has openly disclosed that she is both a Christian and a Muslim.  Dr. Mohler points the obvious absurdity of such a declaration:

“Rev. Redding wants to claim to be both a faithful Christian and a faithful Muslim.  The problem with this is immediately clear to anyone who understands the most basic teachings of Christianity and Islam. 

Christianity stands or falls on doctrines such as the Trinity and the deity of Christ.  The heart of the Christian understanding of Jesus Christ is that He is the only begotten Son of the Father, fully human and fully divine.  Christianity also points to Jesus death on the cross as the means of our salvation and to Christ’s bodily resurrection from the dead as the Father’s vindication of the Son and the promise of the resurrection of believers yet to come.

Islam acknowledges Jesus as a historical figure and a great prophet, affirms the virgin birth, and points to a future role of Christ in judgment.  Nevertheless, Islam explicitly denies that Jesus Christ is in any way begotten of the Father, that He died on the cross, and that He was raised from the dead. “

 Here is a classic example of Postmodernism at its best (worst?).  The individual is the ultimate authority in all things, even to the exclusion of reality and objective truth.  Dr. Mohler points out that Aristotle’s law of non-contradiction is thrown right out the window with such a position.  I encourage you to read the entire article.  You might also enjoy hearing the radio program where he discussed the subject in depth.  Listen here.

Dear friends, we are surrounded on every side by falsehood and absurdity that flies in the face of orthodox Christianity.  As Jude 3 says, “I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.” (NASB)  Most of us readily admit that much of the activity on the world stage (especially in the Middle East) illustrates the divide between truth and error.  However, we must never let down our guard at home, either. 

I recently spent a week at camp with a group of children from our church, and they are asking some powerful and pointed questions about faith and truth.  We all must be prepared to know and teach the truth of God’s Word while recognizing and defending against error.  This situation is not simply an isolated incident.  Rather, it is a wake up call to us all that spiritual warfare is a daily reality.  We must all be courageous with the truth of the gospel of Christ.

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