The Perversion That Is Chrislam And The Like...

The Perversion That Is Chrislam And The Like …

Chrislam, which has its origins in Nigeria, is the combination of the Islamic and Christian beliefs, and, apparently, its followers find no conflict with the respective religions tenets… but for Traditional Christians, like me, it is an apt example of the proverbial mixing of oil and water. In a less formal way, there are those who have tried and who are vying to reconcile all religions, which, maybe a noble ecumenical goal, but it is a venture fraught with perversion of the worst kind. Pop icons like Oprah are extolling this perverted virtue that God is representative of all religions, but note that we were warned by the Apostle Paul and the Christ himself about such latter day apostasies of the Gospel… espoused by egotistical folks with itching ears. All I will say on this subject matter and in this blog you may go and find it in the Bible, lest you think that I am fashioning something out of whole cloth… or moreover, that my exegesis of the Gospel, with respect to this topic, was not culled from allegorical language, but as God plainly spoke to the pillars and conduits of the faith.

If indeed the Traditional Christian God is the same spoken of in other established religions - why the great commission of going out and spreading the Gospel? Surely, the Apostle Paul would not have left his home in Israel and went out to the Gentiles - among them the Greeks, many of whom were Hellenists - espousing that Jesus was the sole nexus between God and man. Why did all of Christ’s disciples, except John the Revelator, martyred trying to spread the Gospel, if indeed, that all religions were the same? Were not the Babylonians worshiping a god, and when the Biblical Prophet Daniel refused, he was thrown into the lion’s den… were not Shadrack, Meshach, and Abednego, who worshipped the Biblical God, thrown into the fiery furnace because they refused to bow down and worship Idols? For those espousing Chrislam and the perverted like, are they really telling me that Christ’s disciples and the Old Testament's sojourners would have worshiped the smorgasbord of gods we have now, and moreover, did not God tell Abraham to come out from his father’s home in Ur because there they were worshipping idols?

The problem with Chrislam and the like… is that they are embraced out of so called good intentions, but from the Traditional Christian point of view, it is of no moral import. Case in point, did not God strike down Aaron’s sons for paying homage to idols - these were Moses’ nephews, yet God did not spare them. We are told by surveys that the Traditional Christians are intolerant, but has God, through His Son Jesus Christ, changed the rules? Would the disciples or the Apostle Paul or Jesus condone, say, gay marriage… when the same Bible that says it is wrong to sleep with one’s sister or an animal… also says that it is wrong to sleep with someone of the same sex. I say this… not out of hatred, but out of adherence to the Word of God. Am I, as a Christian, able not to breach any of the Biblical tenets - of course not, but if I do, I am not going to say it is OK when the plain text say it is wrong. Did not the Christ say He did not judge Mary Magdalene for the latter’s ‘hooking up’ with many married men, but instead the Christ told her to go and sin no more! Was Christ’s admonition to Mary to go and sin (Fornication/Adultery) no more hate speech or intolerance?

I mean no disrespect when I refused blessings or prayers in any other god’s name, which also include the deference and respect given to the Rosary or praying to Mary or invoking the names of Catholic saints… because for me, it is the worst of perversion of the Word of God due to its veneer of Traditional Christian moral legitimacy. Show me where the Apostle Paul or better still Peter - since the latter was supposedly the first Pope - ended his two epistles by elevating Mary to co-redeemer status? The Apostle Paul, who authored most of the New Testament, also did not once give credence to anyone else but Jesus… surely these two pillars of the Traditional Christian faith were closer in time and space to the Christ, yet they did not worship any other gods or perverted the teachings of the Gospel or gave deference to Mary or saints or mixed the tenets of Christianity with others (Chrislam).

To those who believed that an angel appeared to their respective leaders, be it in the hills of New York or the Arabian Desert, you must know that years ago, Jesus gave the Apostle Paul an insight as to what was to take place, which then compelled the teacher of the Gentiles to opine: But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you let him be accursed (Galatians 1: 8).








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Brenda Durham 4 years ago

Amen and Amen.


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Verily Prime 4 years ago from New York Author

Succinctly put, yet it captures how I too feel... Thank you.


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Peter Brenner 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Well said!

2Pe 3:1-6 - "Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior,

knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation."

"For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water".

2Pe 3:7-13 "But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

2Pe 3:8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

Peter Brenner

Toronto, Canada


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Verily Prime 4 years ago from New York Author

Thank you Mr. Brenner - please feel free henceforce to correct me on scriptures, conveying the Gosel etc, because I do not want to place anyone in jeopardy of soul. I have no ego to be bruised in spreading the Gospel and since you are more seasoned than I am in the Word, I would gladly make corrections if I erred for fearing of adding or taking away from the Word. Mr. Brenner I bid you and family a marvelous New Year in Christ with longevity and the blessings of Abraham, which are ours to be had through Christ. Pray for myself and family to maintain the Walk and be Doers of the Word.


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Peter Brenner 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Beloved,

No correction was required in any of your statements in the article above; we are in agreement and I concur, with the Apostle James, Jas 2:14 "What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?"

Jas 2:15-16 "If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, "Depart in peace, be warmed and filled," but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?"

Jas 2:17 "Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead."

Jas 2:18 "But someone will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works."

Jas 2:19 "You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!"

Jas 2:20 "But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?"

Jas 2:21-22 "Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect?"

Jas 2:23 "And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS ACCOUNTED TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS." And he was called the friend of God."

Jas 2:24 "You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only."

Peter Brenner

Toronto, Canada


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Verily Prime 4 years ago from New York Author

Thank you my brother... for the enlightened scriptures.

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