Following the recent mosque attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, Christian leaders in Australia have been eagerly signaling their approval of Islam. This approval is seen in the willingness of Christian leaders to engage in “interfaith” prayer and worship with the wicked heathens known as Muslims. The desire to enjoy this fellowship with darkness is much stronger than the desire to speak the truth about those who reject Christ.
From Eternity News:
“Australian Christian leaders joined many thousands across the world who visited mosques over the weekend to express their solidarity with the Muslim community…
Stu Cameron, lead minister of Newlife Church on the Gold Coast, joined over 1000 people who gathered for prayer services at the Gold Coast Mosque on Saturday, March 16….
Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane Mark Coleridge attended a prayer service at the Islamic College of Brisbane on Sunday, March 17, which he described on his Facebook page as ‘a hugely heartening gathering’.
Murray Campbell, who heads Melbourne’s Mentone Baptist Church, happened to be preparing a sermon on Jesus’s response to a Canaanite woman (from Matthew 15:21-28) when he heard about the massacre.
In a passionate blog post, he urged Christians to ‘be more like Jesus’ in responding to our Muslim neighbours. Pointing to Jesus’s healing of the Canaanite woman’s daughter, Campbell writes: ‘He doesn’t respond bigotry and exclusion, but with compassion and inclusion.'”
If we examine the Biblical text referenced by by Campbell, we can see that Jesus is not rebuking “bigotry” or exclusion. Jesus responds favorably towards the Cannanite woman because she possesses faith in Jesus as the Messiah.
“And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.”
By definition Muslims are those who reject Jesus as Messiah and Lord. Therefore this passage can tell us nothing about how we are to relate to the unbelieving world.
This terrible behavior by Australian Christians shows how spiritually bankrupt the Western Church has become.These Christians seem more concerned about hurting Muslim feelings than about saving Muslims from the eternity of torment that awaits them. The wrath that Brenton Tarrant brought on the mosques in Christchurch is nothing compared with the wrath that God is currently brining on all those Muslims killed in the attack. Until we earnestly understand this truth we will not feel the burden to fight Islam with all of the spiritual weapons at our disposal.
Rather than joining with Muslims in prayer meetings, we should be earnestly beseeching God to bring down his curses upon the antichrist plague known as Islam. After praying for God to drive the Muslim scourge from all white nations, we should next pray that God drive out the lie of Islam from the hearts of all of its adherents, and that the preaching of the glorious Gospel utterly destroy all the gates of hell, including those in Mecca.