Pope Benedict is to meet with Muslim reps for talk-outs regarding Catholic-Muslim relations.
I wonder what under heaven’s name the Pope will talk about. He has already stated in an address that Islam is a dangerous entity.
Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham and founder of Samaritan’s Purse as well as CEO of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, wrote in his book, THE NAME, that Islam is satanic.
Unless the Pope states the same, these talks are bogus. But worse. They are hypocritical in that a Christian spokesman is coward exposed.
God has spoken. It is in the divine revelation known as the Bible. There is no publication that exceeds the Holy Scriptures. Therefore, to quote the moral base from the Bible is to speak the Word of God. To speak the dialogue of man is to dishonor the Creator God and His revelation.
Will the Pope speak everything to the Muslims from the biblical moral detail or will he play waffling diplomatic jargon games?
Muslims also know that to lie is permitted by Islam. It is a dialogue technique permitted by Allah. Therefore, most biblical believers hold that whatever Muslim voices state to the Pope will be laden with lies lies lies and more lies.
Lies are considered a holy offering to Allah. Working deceit is permitted for Islam World Rule. Muslims therefore cannot be trusted in their verbiage, all the more so when speaking to a religious leader of an opposing faith.
Now the biblical data reveals Islam as a killing cult, nothing less. It reveals Allah as the Devil. It also reveals the Koran as a publication written by demons. Further, according to biblical prophecy, the messiah of Islam is an imposter. Those who believe in his return to the planet are holding to demonic messages.
Will the Pope put all that on the table when discussing matters with Muslims? If he does not, he disappoints God and the entire global biblical believing community.
There is no middle ground when speaking as a biblical Christian. The Bible is true or is it a fabricated lie provided by scribing deceivers over centuries. In short, if the Bible is not divine revelation it is from hell.
Christians hold by faith that the Bible is not the above but eternal communication provided mankind by the Alpha and Omega. Then if it is in fact just that, the Pope must use as his only reference for speaking to Muslims the Holy Scriptures.
It will be interesting to note what newsfeeds give us regarding this so-called outstanding dialogue fest.
I for one don’t believe it will be anything but an exchange of useless sentences. The only way that it can be blessed by God is for the Pope to open himself as a martyr potential by speaking biblical facts.
Joseph Grant Swank, Jr., is a pastor at New Hope Church in Windham, Maine, and is the author of five books and thousands of articles that have appeared in various Protestant and Catholic publications. He currently writes a column for RenewAmerica.us, MichNews.com, Magic-City-News.com, AmericanDaily.com, NewsByUs.com, The Conservative Crusader.com, PostChronicle.com, TheConservativeVoice.com, Republican and Proud.com, FaithFreedom.org, Conservative Posts.us, ArriveNet.com, MosqueWatch.blogspot.com, EzineArticles.com, Chalcedon Report, and others.
He has been married for 46 years and has three adult children. He has BA and MDiv degrees, with graduate work at Harvard Divinity School.