2 Corinthians 6:14-18
14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
“I will dwell in them
And walk among them.
I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.”
“Come out from among them
And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.”
18 “I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be My sons and daughters,
Says the Lord Almighty.”
“ ‘Pray for me.’ The audience of this prayer request was a group of Muslim leaders, worshippers of Allah, bound to the authority of the Koran, denying the Triune nature of God and the divinity of Jesus Christ, following a work-based religion. The Pope went beyond diplomatic politeness or even the cordial, inter-religious tone of the conversation. He addressed these Muslims by asking for their prayers, using language that is ordinarily used among fellow Christians. “
“Pray for me” – A reflection by Leonardo de Chirico
Old Waldensian Paths
1 Transgression speaks to the ungodly within his heart;
There is no fear of God before his eyes.
Corrected for name change, sorry!
Christians at WordPress have been discussing the fact that Dr. James R. White, Director of Alpha & Omega Ministries and an elder at Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church (www.prbc.org), facilitated an event – a dialogue – with the well-known Imam Yasir Qadhi.
In a recent post, Tom of excatholic4christ, while frank about his concerns with this, encouraged us to be charitable in discussions of what has happened, and I believe this is good advice.
In the first video Paul Flynn and Reformed Baptist Mark Fitzpatrick have a lengthy discussion of giving Qadhi a platform to present Islam to Christians. It is worth the time to hear Pastor Fitzpatrick’s insights and Paul Flynn’s heartfelt distress over White’s failure. The second video is Paul Flynn only and more low-key. All of this is a small attempt to add to a careful, prayerful discussion. Lord bless you, brothers and sisters!
It is a loving and obedient thing to warn others, that is, to help them to experience a genuine Biblical fear of God. Yet we need to do this prayerfully and respectfully. May Jesus help us when the need confronts us!
16 Now it came to pass at the end of seven days that the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me: 18 When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. 19 Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
20 “Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; because you did not give him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand. 21 Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man that the righteous should not sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; also you will have delivered your soul.”