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Saturday, 19 December 2015

19 December 2015. Fie on Wheaton College! FOR SHAME!

00 Joani Rothenberg. Shabat Shalom.

Shabbat Shalom

Joni Rothenberg

undated 

contemporary American

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Wheaton College is chock fulla beans… to think that they fired a prof for saying that Christians and Muslims worship the same God! Everybody knows that the three Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) believe in the One Creator God. Of course, we differ… I asked a friend at the MDA to ask a faculty member to reply… he wrote:

Of course, Christianity and Islam are different. However, we both believe in One God Who created the Universe, Who sustains it, and Who will judge it. Our differences aren’t over monotheism and the One God… our differences are over God’s Nature and the means of His Salvific Mission. Needless to say, one also must mention that our views on the Holy Trinity and the Divinity of Our Lord Christ divide us. That being said, there aren’t distinct Christian and Muslim “Gods”. We have radically different conceptions of the One God… conceptions that do make us separate religions. Nevertheless, don’t forget, “Il-lah” is only Arabic for “God”. Our Christian compatriots in the Middle East use the same word as the Muslims do! I’ve lectured at Muslim institutions, and Muslim scholars have lectured here. Whether Wheaton College was right or wrong, I can’t and won’t say… but I’d say that we have different views on such a situation.

Wheaton College showed that it wasn’t Christian in the smallest-possible way. “Evangelicals” are pseudo-Christians and all Orthodox who schmooze with them and those clergy who allow them to influence our people are not only wrong, they’re evil. Do ponder that…

BMD

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