Monday, 4 August 2014

Multifaith & Its Deception

There is a growing movement in recent years that is strongly promoting "Interfaith Dialogue" and others establishing 'Multi-Faith Centers" (eg:

So I have some questions; as Christians:

  1. Is there anything wrong with interfaith dialogues? 
  2. What about acknowledging other religions' feasts and wishing them a joyful greeting in those events?
  3. Can we pray together?
  4. Will people of other religions make it to the Kingdom of God?

Sure, as the days pass, and religion has less and less value in a secular society, and the more men and women of religious origin cause more and more unrest in the world, the more societies will be keen to move towards the model of the multifaith institution; for many it will only makes sense, and it may seem the only sure way to get rid of self centered bigotry. It will be said: "More love......less division, focus on what unites us rather than what may divide!!!"  

For sure there is absolutely no harm in dialogue and there is no problem that in love we wish well others, in their feasts and days of celebration, here I remember the profound impact St Makarious had on a pagan carrying wood to offer sacrifice to his god, when he praised him for being zealous and energetic....history tells us that this man later became a disciple of St Makarious.

But the DECEPTION lurks:

So can we pray together as one? Here is where it really gets messy!

There are many implications to praying together, simply put: when leaders of different religions pray together, all of a sudden in the eyes of the people of the other religions, Jesus Christ is on equal grounds as their own, even though to the Christian they may have full understanding of the supremacy of Jesus Christ; here the urgency of preaching Christ as the Saviour of the world for those who believe in Him is simply demoted....

Consider these verses:

"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. "You shall have no other gods before Me. "You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
(Exo 20:2-6)

Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 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." Therefore "COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM AND BE SEPARATE, SAYS THE LORD. DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN, AND I WILL RECEIVE YOU." "I WILL BE A FATHER TO YOU, AND YOU SHALL BE MY SONS AND DAUGHTERS, SAYS THE LORD ALMIGHTY." 
(2 Corinthians 6:14-18)

let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. This is the 'STONE WHICH WAS REJECTED BY YOU BUILDERS, WHICH HAS BECOME THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE.' Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."
(Act 4:10-12)

"Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven. "Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to 'SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW'; and 'A MAN'S ENEMIES WILL BE THOSE OF HIS OWN HOUSEHOLD.' He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
(Mat 10:32-38)

Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
(John 3:5)

WHAT ABOUT: Will people of other religions make it to the Kingdom of God?
Look as far as revealed to us ... there are means by which we inherit eternal life and these have been declared to the church, as for those of other faiths.....this is not in our authority, it is really up to Him!!!

Please take every care as to not fall in the trap that all roads lead to Rome! Ideology.

It is possible that the coming of the antichrist will be prepared by the mindset that all religions have some truth, that really no one has ultimate truth, most likely the antichrist through this way; use the good intention of bringing cooperation between all to manipulate mankind's attention and will. 

Remember truth is Truth. 

It is deceiving to assume that darkness may have some truth in it.

"This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all." 1 John 1:5

Christ is the only one who proclaimed:
"I am the way the truth and the life." John 14:6

This maybe the sad future:

This, in no way means that we lose the love and respect to all people of all faith, but rather not to mix theology with the ability to cooperate in love with all mankind. 

Consider the video below:

Out Reach Nights 2013, by Fr. Anthony Messeh "I am the way"