Readers already KNOW our thoughts on the Koran-burning idea of a Florida pastor.
Here we respond to the erroneous ideas put forward in an email newsletter by the Anglican ‘church’, which is itself heretical. Our comments are in red within the text.
We would repeat that we do NOT hate Muslims, or anyone else, and we wish to live alongside them in peace. But, terroristic Muslims deny us this opportunity and show blatant hatred for us. The Anglicans below openly refuse to mention this as they zone-in on a lone pastor. We should all write to them and complain.
K B Napier’s comments are shown in red.
K B Napier’s comments are shown in red.
Leaders of the Anglican Communion speak out against proposed Quran burning
Senior bishops right across the Anglican Communion have spoken out against plans by a small Florida church to burn copies of the Quran. The leaders, many in countries with sizeable Muslim populations, spoke out against the burning, labelling the proposed act as "disastrous", "ugly" and "deeply deplorable". But they do not say WHY!
Bishops from countries including Nigeria, England, Jerusalem, Egypt and Sudan all criticised the proposal of Terry Jones, leader of the previously little-known Dove World Outreach Centre in Gainesville in Florida, to burn hundreds of copies of the Quran.
Dr. Alexander John Malik, Bishop of Lahore in Pakistan said, "Muslims should take it as an individual act of a man who was bent upon defaming Christianity." That it does so is a topic of debate. Note that they do not speak of how Muslims defame their own religion by their acts of evil against Christians. He said that interfaith harmony should not be put at stake just for an individual's act.
In Nigeria, Bishop Josiah Fearon asked: "Would Christ do this [burn the Quran] in the interest of His Kingdom and the Great Commission that he passed on to his followers?" He concluded that Christ would not and called for Mr Jones not to proceed with his plans. We disagree! Christ would certainly have done so if He had found Korans in the Temple, for example, just as He threw down the money-lenders’ tables. This is a false argument.
In a statement written in Arabic, the Bishop of Egypt, Dr. Mouneer Anis* said, "We strongly denounce any attempt to insult sacred texts that belong to our Muslim friends. They are NOT ‘sacred texts’ because they are not the word of God. We condemn the attempt to burn the Quran by one of the American pastors. We noticed that the church in which this is going to happen is an independent congregational church, and it is not part of any known denomination. This is irrelevant. We see this action as a departure from the teaching of Jesus Christ who called for love and peace. We deplore it when Anglicans and other fake Christian groups try to teach us what God says!! Jesus taught far more than ‘love and peace’!!
"We grieve at the growth of the spirit of fanaticism and extremism in USA and other parts of the world. We appeal to all followers of religions who love peace, (this automatically excludes Islam, then) to work together in order to overcome all the misconceptions, and in order to develop a spirit of love and peaceful co-existence. Yes, we must try to live in harmony – but do not pretend we have ‘misconceptions’ about Islam, when its own holy book expresses hatred and violence against Christians and Jews. We here in Egypt are proud of the friendly spirit that prevails among Muslims and Christians who have lived together for fourteen centuries."
What planet do these people live on? Yes, Muslims and Christians DID live in harmony at one time. But not always, because Islam refused to allow it! Early Muslims either killed Christians or taxed them heavily as a ‘protection racket’. Today, in many countries, Muslims hate, maim, and kill Christians; they burn down their houses and churches, deny them food and jobs, and generally treat them with contempt. On the other hand, so do western governments!
The Rt. Rev. Suheil S. Dawani, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem said that of course Anglican leaders should condemn the proposed burning. "Our faith must include mutual respect for each other and does not allow us to do such ugly things," he said. "This damages the interfaith work and the relationships we have which are built on the values we share in common with one another." What he means is that Anglicans have ditched God in favour of Allah.
Five bishops from Ireland, including the Primate, also issued a statement saying: "This deliberate desecration of scriptures sacred to all Muslims is a gratuitous act of sectarianism and totally contrary to the Christian spirit of love and reconciliation. We recognise that the pain of this outrage will be felt by members of Islamic communities throughout the world.
It is not ‘desecration because the book is only ‘holy’ to Muslims, not to God. This is only one such proposed act amongst the thousands of Islamic terroristic activities throughout the world! But nothing is said about that!! Shame on Anglicans and shame on their ‘dialogue’ that treats Islam as equal to Christianity. If Islam truly lived in peace it would not allow Muslims to rise up in violence against the pastor, or the USA or Christians!
We wish to assure members of the Muslim community in Ireland, that we condemn this sectarian act. We hope that as we continue to meet, talk and work together for the common good, our understanding of one another's faith will grow and friendship between Christian and Muslim will deepen." We can only live in peace, not in religious friendship, for Islam contradicts God and His word. If Islam does not like it, that people do not accept their religion, they must put up with it and not threaten violence.
Bishop Michael Jackson, Chairman of Network of Inter Faith Concerns of the Anglican Communion said, "Our work throughout the worldwide Anglican
Communion brings us in contact daily with people of many world faiths who live alongside one another and strive to do so respectfully and peaceably. This act of violence and desecration of sacred scriptures does nothing to advance the peaceful co-existence essential to the dialogue of life and of ideas which lies at the heart of interfaith work". Again – irrelevant! Islam will only live in peace with Christianity until it gains the ascendency. Then the mask will drop. Note again that Anglicans do not condemn Islamic violence and murder. No wonder many Christians view Anglicanism as an irrelevancy.
The Archbishop of Sudan, the Most Rev Dr Daniel Deng denounced all acts of terror and said, "Both the Quran and the Bible instruct people to love one another. The fundamentalist acts of the past should not be allowed to generate further fundamentalism in the Christian world. Furthermore, we should not allow bitterness and hatred to drive us way from God, in whose nature the virtues of love, mercy, and forgiveness are perpetual." Here he is equating Koran and Bible.
In his 2010 Eid message, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams said that the threat to desecrate scriptures was "deeply deplorable" and to be "strongly condemned by all people". He, too, puts immense blame on the one pastor and not on the continuous blasphemies and evils perpetuated by Islam.
"These are challenges that we must respond to with a consistent message: that we oppose collectively all such provocations and insist that there is no place in our traditions for violent response." The pastor did not plan a ‘violent response’, only the burning of false religious books.
The Quran burning is scheduled to take place tomorrow, Saturday 11 September, although the Rev Jones has said that he is undecided about whether it will indeed go ahead.
Anglicans are ecumenical Romish deceivers. They have nothing useful to say to genuine Christians, who they despise alongside all who preach truth. They could have simply rejected what the pastor proposed, but, instead, they chose to be spokesmen for an idolatrous religion, condemned by God and which will send all its adherents to hell. Christians have no problem living alongside Muslims… but they have a big problem reciprocating, and threaten Christians with death. Because this long diatribe by Anglicans is so one-sided and blasphemous it is unworthy and therefore not to be heeded.
11 September 2010
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