Taken from:http://truedsicernment.com/2009/08/18/brian-mclaren-to-celebrate-ramadan-with-muslim-friends-and-mauls-scripture-to-use-as-justification-for-it/Nothing surprises me any more with this deceiver, his very words show who his father is, Satan himself.In this missive from his website he says:Ramadan is the Muslim holy month of fasting for spiritual renewal and purification. It commemorates the month during which Muslims believe Mohammed received the Quran through divine revelation, and it calls Muslims to self-control, sacrificial generosity and solidarity with the poor, diligent reading of the Quran, and intensified prayer.This year, I, along with a few Christian friends (and perhaps others currently unknown to us will want to join in) will be joining Muslim friends in the fast which begins August 21. We are not doing so in order to become Muslims: we are deeply committed Christians. But as Christians, we want to come close to our Muslim neighbors and to share this important part of life with them. [b]Just as Jesus, a devout Jew, overcame religious prejudice and learned from a Syrophonecian woman and was inspired by her faith two thousand years ago (Matthew 15:21 ff, Mark 7:24 ff), we seek to learn from our Muslim sisters and brothers today.[/b]Here Mr. Mclaren actually has the ignorance to suggest that Jesus, the Son of God, the second person in the trinity, who was pre-existent with God the Father before the creation of the Earth & Heavens actually had to learn something from the phonecian woman in the Biblical passages he sites!He ignores what the plain text says by suggesting that the passages he cites actually mean Jesus was learning how to honor god in another way, or in other words via a pagan womans beliefs! Can you believe this?The passages he cites say nothing remotely to what he suggests! What the passages do PLAINLY say is that the womans recognition of and Faith in Christ Jesus as the Son of God and the Savior of the World saved her daughter!Secondly Jesus was expressing an eternal truth in his statements to the woman! He was saying that he had come first as the expected Jewish Messiah to the Jews! And then secondly as the Savior to all Gentiles who would believe in him! But his work with his fellow Jews came first and had to be completed first, however any Gentile who soought after him, gave recognition of who he was and accepted him WOULD be saved!The passage does NOT in any remote possible way give ANY validity to ANY false belief system!It makes me VERY angry to see false teachers & charlatans such as Mr. Mclaren shred scripture in order to decieve people! It shows he is truly from Satan himself.As when you ignore the plain and clear meaning within scripture in order to deceive people you are doing the same as Satan did in the Garden of Eden when he said in Genesis 3:1: Yea, hath God said
Unbelievable. This isn't much different than the NAE proclaiming their "common love" for the same god, in their open letter to the Muslims
Sign of the times. Come Lord Jesus.