Does Saying an Islamic Creed Deny Our Christian Faith?
This pragmatic response to terror attacks is understandable. But is it biblically sound? Kenyan Christian leaders are divided on the issue.
No, says David Oginde, head of Christ is the Answer Ministries, one of Kenyaâ€™s largest parachurch organizations with 45,000 members. â€śA true Christian must be ready to live and to die for the faith,â€ť he said.
But two professors at St. Paulâ€™s University, a conservative Anglican institution in Nairobi, say the answer isnâ€™t that clear-cut. Reciting the shahada doesnâ€™t amount to denying Christ, says Samuel Githinji, a theology lecturer.
â€śChristians are obligated to save their lives and othersâ€™ lives as much as possible,â€ť Githinji said. â€śDenying the faith is more subtle than the mere voicing of certain words.â€ť...
I can't either Christopher 000 As you pointed out I can pass my opinion sitting in my safe house,country , I could handle physical pain what gets me... Well when they start beheading and torturing family friends or colleagues, that would be ado hard.
To me, this would be like having my head in a gullitine and denying Christ to be set free, saving my life. I know it's really easy to say what we would or wouldn't do from afar and not faced with any particular situation, or to criticize others while sitting comfortably and safely, but trying as hard as I can to imagine myself in a life or death situation, as terrified as I would be, I just can't imagine denying Christ which would make me even more fearful.
God tells us the truth in that it was necessary from HIS perspective to send His own beloved Son Jesus to actually die painfully upon a cross to save anybody.
If Islam was acceptable to God or indeed any other religion then God would never have sacrificed His Son in this terrible way.
Jesus teaches us to believe on HIM!! "John 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent."
"John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
"John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
"John 8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins."
The Muslims cannot receive these teachings of Jesus. Therefore to teach the Muslim that he can be saved by Islam is a contradiction of Jesus doctrine. Therefore:: Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"
Even if we could remove the word Allah from the Islamic religion we are then faced with the phrase " and Mohammad is his prophet" Is Mohammad a prophet of the Most High? To confess that he is, the Christian would be bearing false witness by calling a false prophet legitimate. That is also blasphmey because God has not spoken special revelation through that man. Beside the fact that Apostolic era had ended roughly 1000 years earlier ( no more apostles or prophets.)
If you are not a bond-servant or slave of our Lord, then you aren't serving Him according to scripture.
If you are not serving Him as a slave, according to scripture, then you are not following Him.
If you are not following Him, then you are not one of His disciples.
If you are not His disciple, then you are not one of His sheep.
If you are not one of His sheep, then He is not your Shepherd.
If He is not your Shepherd, then ....
 Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.  Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not;  And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations? (Jer 7:8-10 KJV)
"Whoever seeks his life shall surely lose it..." The true life Christ calls us to seek is eternal life not bodily life. So yes, reciting another religion besides the one true religion of our Savior is denying our Lord. The word says if we deny Him, He will deny us. Let's be willing to rejoice in a situation regarding choosing Christ or physically dying.