Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Jesus Was Nothing Special But Mohammed Was

We interrupt this special "swimming pool" series to bring you a breaking news story.

Lipscomb University theologian (not in my opinion) Lee Camp said that in order to live peacefully with Muslims, Christians are going to have to give up the idea that there’s anything special about Jesus.

Ed. Note: The Bible talks about righteous anger and I assure you that is what I am experiencing right now.

To live peacefully with Muslims and Jews, Christians must put aside the notion that their faith requires the creation of a Christian kingdom on Earth (see Note 1), a Lipscomb University theologian told an interfaith gathering at the university.

“We are not going to get very far in our relationship with Jews or Muslims if we do not let go of this idea,” Lipscomb professor Lee Camp said at Tuesday’s conference.

The unusual gathering of several dozen clergy and lay people was devoted to resolving religious conflict in Nashville and around the world.

“We need to forsake the Christendom model,” Camp said. “The most basic Christian commitment ... is that we say we believe in the Lordship of Jesus. But, if we claim that, how can a Muslim or Jew trust us, if we say Jesus is the Lord of all Lords?” (see Note 2) ...

First, Christians must examine their “sins of omission,” he said — such as not taking the time to learn about other religions. Then they must look at their “sins of commission.”

“We have such short historical (memory) spans as white Christians,” he said. “There is a history of anti-Semitism, the violence and bloodshed of the crusades and cultural imperialism. We have to deal with the reality of what Christians have done, which in some cases has been to kill people.” (see Note 3)

Note 1: WRONG! Jesus was very specific that His kingdom would not be an earthly kingdom, but a heavenly kingdom. And I thought Mr. Camp was a theologian.

Note 2: (a) Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by Me." (b) Who is asking them to trust us? How can we trust Muslims when almost all of the world's conflicts involve Muslims and they have exhibited an extreme hatred for us to the point of torturing and beheading us?

Note 3: I would like Mr. Camp to cite some examples. His "Crusades" reference is a flawed argument and the left uses it like a club to beat home a point. The only problem is that the truth of the Crusades has been rewritten to serve the left's (and Muslims') purposes. The Crusades were not instigated by Christians. The Christians were merely responding in self defense against Muslim attacks and threats.

So let's look a little deeper. Jesus did not preach violence, but forgiveness. Muslims do not preach forgiveness, but violence. Mohammed asks you to die for Islam. Jesus willingly died for you.

Some radical Christians might tell you that your going to hell, but radical Muslims will make it a quick trip.

1 comment:

Ribki said...

I encourage you to read Camp's response to the newspaper's misrepresentation.