A commentary by
By Chuck Baldwin
November 25, 2003
(Used by Chuck Baldwin's permission on CR's Range)
While in London, England last week, President Bush stood beside Prime Minister Tony Blair and said that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. This is the latest example of how willing Bush seems to be to compromise fundamental principle in order to appear politically-correct. In so doing, he has both impugned the God of the Bible and revealed deep ignorance of Christian doctrine.
Historic Christian belief has always held that the Creator-God was manifested in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. The New Testament plainly teaches that the only way anyone can come to God or know God is through His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus, Himself, declared, "I and the Father are one." He also said, "He that hath seen me hath seen the Father."
In warning Christians against false doctrines and false prophets, the Apostle John wrote, "Who is a liar, but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is anti-christ, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [but] he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also." (I John 2:22,23)
By denying the deity of Jesus Christ, the Muslim faith is found to be nothing more than another form of paganism. In fact, when Mohammed first formed Islam, there were over 300 pagan gods prevalent in that part of the world. Mohammed selected the moon god Allah and declared it to be God. This is why the crescent moon is the symbol of Islam. Yes, friends, Allah is nothing more than the ancient, pagan moon god.
Does President Bush really believe that the Lord Jesus Christ and the ancient moon god Allah are actually one and the same? Apparently he does. If that is the case, does he believe that other pagan gods, of which there are thousands, are also co-equal to the Son of God? I guess the real question then becomes, "Does G.W. Bush remotely understand what it means to be a Christian?" His statements lead me to believe he does not.
For 2,000 years, Christians have accepted Jesus' declaration, "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6) as being the absolute truth. The early Apostles and disciples of Christ suffered horrible deaths proclaiming this simple and straightforward message.
If President Bush is right, and Christians and Muslims worship the same god, then the Holy Scriptures are wrong, and the Apostles and early Church fathers were also horribly mistaken and died silly, unnecessary deaths! If, on the other hand, the Scriptures, including Christ's own words, are right, and the Apostles and early Church fathers died for the truth, then President Bush is found to be in serious and egregious error!
As for me, I'll take the Word of God over the word of G.W. Bush!
© Chuck Baldwin
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