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Do Christians And Muslims Worship The Same God?

Posted by soldierservant on November 10, 2007

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According to President George W. Bush, Christians and Muslims worship
the same god. In fact, President Bush believes that EVERYONE worships
the same god, whether they be Christians, Muslims, or people of any
other religion. Don’t take my word for it: Mr. Bush made these
statements himself. I reported President Bush’s remarks in this column
just recently.

See http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/c2007/cbarchive_20071016.html

And http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/c2007/cbarchive_20071009.html

For the sake of those who missed it, ABC’s Charles Gibson recently
interviewed President George W. Bush. Here is a verbatim transcript
from that interview:

Q.  “Do we all worship the same God, Christian and Muslim?”
A.  “I think we do. We have different routes of getting to the
Almighty.”

Q.  “Do Christians and non-Christians and Muslims go to heaven in your
mind?”
A.  “Yes they do. We have different routes of getting there.”

Then, just a few days ago, President Bush, in an interview with Al
Arabiya television, said, “I believe in an almighty God, and I believe
that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other
religion, prays to the same God.” In the same interview he said, “I
believe there is a universal God. I believe the God that the Muslim
prays to is the same God that I pray to. After all, we all came from
Abraham. I believe in that universality.”

Obviously, this is not the confession of a Christian. It is the
confession of a universalist.

Bush’s beliefs remind me of the book co-authored by Muhammad Ali,
Thomas Houser, and Richard Dominick entitled Healing: A Journal of
Tolerance and Understanding. In this book Muhammad Ali writes, “If
you’re a good Muslim, if you’re a good Christian, if you’re a good
Jew: it doesn’t matter what religion you are, if you’re a good person,
you’ll receive God’s blessing.” (p. 3)

“The great monotheistic religions of the world all worship the same
God. They just call him by different names.” (p. 9)

“All people serve the same God. We just serve Him in different ways.”
(p. 32)

By definition, both President Bush and Muhammad Ali believe the same
thing: they are both universalists.

Baker’s Dictionary of Theology, page 539, defines Universalism this
way: “Universalism is the doctrine of ultimate well-being of every
person. The doctrine has a pagan and a Christian form. According to
the former, all will ultimately be happy because all are, by nature,
the creatures and children of God. The universalistic heresy (it is
rejected by the general tradition of the church–Eastern, Roman and
Protestant) in Christianity teaches that although all of the human
creatures of God have fallen into sin and are lost, all will be saved
through the universal redemption of Christ.”

President Bush’s infatuation with universalism is tied to his
commitment to universal (or global) government. You see, Bush is part
of an elitist cabal that is attempting to carve out an international
New World Order. And in order for global (or even regional) government
to take shape, there must be an acceptance of global religion. In
other words, universalism is the religion of the New World Order, the
United Nations, and all those who desire global government.

To anyone who understands the true message of Christ, however, the
doctrine of universalism is anathema.

Every true believer in Christ understands Him to be the God-Man, the
Creator-God become flesh (John 1:1-3, 14). We understand that Jesus is
the only way to Heaven (John 14:6). We take Christ at His word, when
He told us, “I and my Father are one.” (John 10:30) We believe Him
when He said, “[H]e that hath seen me hath seen the Father.” (John
14:9) We understand that Jesus is the “fulness of the Godhead bodily.”
(Col. 2:9)

No real Christian could say that every religion worships the same God
or that everyone is going to Heaven, regardless of who or what they
worship. Only a universalist could make such a statement. I say it
again, President Bush is a universalist.

Furthermore, because President Bush has convinced everyone that he is
a Christian, his erroneous remarks portend much evil. Why? Because
many professing Christians will take the word of an apostate President
over the word of their own pastors or even the very Word of God. This
is not to mention the damage he has done to the testimony of Christ in
giving unbelievers a false sense of security in worshipping false gods
and believing false doctrines.

Accordingly, I invite readers to view a Sunday address that I just
recently delivered to the people of my church. The title of the
address is, “Do Christians and Muslims Worship The Same God?” There is
no charge to watch or download this video sermon. One may even
download the message as an MP3 file for use in one’s IPOD. In fact, I
pray that God will give the message wide distribution. It just might
be the most important message I have ever delivered. See the video
sermon here:
http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/sermonvideo.html

After listening to this message, a visitor told one of our ushers on
the way out, “I came here believing in universalism. But now I am a
Christian.” I am afraid that there are many tens of thousands of
people attending our churches all across America today who are not
Christians, but have followed President Bush into the false religion
of universalism.  Please watch the video sermon.

Plus, if anyone would like to have DVD copies made of this video
sermon, we might be able to make these available as well. If you are
interested in having a DVD of this sermon, please write
admin@chuckbaldwinlive.com

(c)Chuck Baldwin

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