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).