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A Baptist-Muslim Alliance?

by Greg Krehbiel on 3 January 2010

I wish them luck, and it’s certainly worth a try, but I think the effort is doomed to failure until Islam changes. Perhaps this sort of thing will be a catalyst for that change.

Baptists and Muslims: different books, common word

-- 2010-01-03  »  Greg Krehbiel

Talkback x 2

  1. jordan Jordan Henderson
    3 January 2010 @ 4:23 pm

    I’d be more interested in Baptists working to explore their commonalities with Catholics.

    How are they loving these Muslims if they aren’t allowed to witness and covert? Isn’t that the ultimate work of love toward a neighbor?

    These Baptists seem willing to compromise on core Christian beliefs to find commonality with these Muslims.

    I’m not sure how you go about finding commonality with Muslims, since the Muslims won’t have anything to do with you if you don’t give up on witnessing the Gospel.

    Maybe this Baptist-Muslim Alliance is the right approach and I’m overly focused on one Gospel message at the expense of others. I’d be willing to consider that as a possibility.

  2. pentamom pentamom
    4 January 2010 @ 6:05 pm

    Of course there are Baptists and there are Baptists. Rick Warren’s credentials being SBC notwithstanding, I’m fairly sure the leadership of the SBC wouldn’t be thrilled with the idea of (officially) relating to Muslims in any way other than straight-up, eternal salvation-oriented gospel preaching.

    You probably get that, but it’s one of those things that usually needs to be said when people start talking about “Baptists.”