Thursday, March 7, 2013

What do Rick Warren and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have in common?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is currently the President of Iran. His tenure is coming to an end, but for these past seven and a half years, he has been the loudest voice of Shia Islam.

Shia Islam is the second largest denomination of Islam. Of Shi'ites, there are about 20 million or 10% of total Muslim population. About 80% of the Shia population lives in only 4 countries: India, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq. The largest denomination is Sunni, of which there are about 1.2 billion or 90% of Muslims.

The Shia (and Sunni) Muslims believe that Jesus, AKA Isa, was a prophet of Allah, born of a virgin, lived a wonderful life, was NOT killed on the cross but lifted bodily straight up to God. They believe that Jesus will return with the 12th Imam or Final Mahdi to perform one last task: to break the cross, to kill the people of the cross, and to renounce his own Christianity and causing all to worship the true God: Allah. Then Isa will get to marry, have children, and die a natural death under the 'peaceful regime' of Allah. If this sounds suspiciously like Christianity's False Prophet, you are correct.

Hugo Chavez was a socialist and friend to Iran, who died this week. Of Chavez's passing, Ahmadinejad was praising him in a eulogistic pronouncement. However, it seems that Ahmadinejad went too far in his praise of his dead friend Chavez, saying that Chávez would "return on resurrection day" with Jesus and the Final Imam, the Twelfth Mahdi, who is the most revered figure in Islam.

Ahmadinejad is receiving criticism for this statement because Imam and Jesus/Isa are revered figures and are prominent players in Muslim end time scenarios. They take it seriously, because that is the time period which is supposed to usher in the final peace, with Islam being dominant over all the world. Jesus/Isa has a major part to play in that ushering-in. To speak words that include Chavez in the scenario is a religious no-no, illegal, even.

I wrote on the blog in September 2012, that Ahmadinejad said at the UN in his annual speech, "that the return of Jesus Christ was soon to come, along with the Islamic end-time figure the 12th Imam. "God Almighty has promised us a man of kindness, a man who loves people and loves absolute justice, a man who is a perfect human being and is named Imam Al-Mahdi, a man who will come in the company of Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) and the righteous," Ahmadinejad said, according to a transcript by PolicyMic. According to Shi'a Muslim beliefs, which the Iranian president subscribes to, Jesus of Nazareth will return to Earth along with the above-mentioned Imam, and they together will solve many of the world's problems."

One of those world problems is the presence of Jews and Christians, which 'Isa' will kill at Imam's command.

Now to Rick Warren.

At the 2008 Obama inauguration, Rick Warren was asked to give the invocation. He prayed the following to end his prayer--

"I humbly ask this in the name of the one who changed my life, Yeshua, Isa, Jesús, Jesus..."

Warren prayed in the name of Isa.

He prayed in the name of a false god which a billion and a half Muslims believe will return to kill Christians, break the cross and renounce his Christianity. Warren may as well have said "I pray in the name of Baal".

I don't want to hear any excuse that Warren was just using a pronunciation. Warren's next door neighbor is a Muslim, with whom he traveled to Syria to learn more about Islam and his neighbor's world. He breaks bread with Muslims at their local Mosque on Friday, he has spent money and effort to 'build bridges to Muslims', and he has studied Islam for a long time. Warren knows Isa is not Jesus.

The bible says we are not to be yoked with unbelievers when doing the work of Jesus. We are to be separate.

“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: ‘I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.’ Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord” (2 Corinthians 6:14-17).

What good can come from darkness? Hitching with organizations or religions which deny Jesus of the Gospels goes against Revelation 2:14-15. Why unite with apostates? You see the damage it does? You wind up calling Jesus Isa and praying to the "All merciful One" of Islam.

In an interfaith paper to Muslims, seeking exactly the opposite of what the bible calls for, 'reconciliation between two great faith communities', Rick Warren was a signatory. The letter ended like this:

"Before we “shake your hand” in responding to your letter, we ask forgiveness of the All-Merciful One and of the Muslim community around the world."

Again, Warren invoked a different God. By the way, Rick Warren is one of the paid consultants to oversee the scriptural integrity of the doctrines presented in the History Channel's "The Bible" miniseries.

When Ahmadinejad says 'Jesus is coming', THAT Jesus bears no relation to God in the flesh who died for the sins of the world. Ahmadinejad's Jesus, or Isa, is satan. Rick Warren's Jesus/Isa is satan.

So what do Rick Warren and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have in common? They both pray to a false god. To be even more clear, they both pray to satan.

5 comments:

  1. Ha, Elizabeth, we both wrote on the same thing!!! A little different perspectives, but I guess that article caught both our attention!

    Thank you so much for your edifying blog. I have a question I want to ask you to blog about but am having trouble finding it in the Bible right now but I will send it along when I come to it.

    Kim

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  2. From more than just a few pulpit's here in Maine, a founder of a para church organization, made presentation's to a great number of congregations in our area and did so at one that myself and family visited. He said that the Jesus that we know from the bible was the same as the Jesus in the Koran.
    I couldn't believe my ears. Arriving back at home I sent a message through his organization asking him about it and he basically defended his heresy.
    We visited another very large church in our area and it turns out that he was a long standing elder in that church.
    I promptly sent a letter of concern about the matter to the pastor. To their credit they looked into it and he failed to repent and was removed.
    However this is rampant people holding and teaching about a false Jesus.
    There are not too many church's that have not been touched by Warren's heresies.

    2 Peter 2:1But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

    2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.

    3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

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    1. That is so sad to hear about the number of people exposed to the Isa=Jesus false notion. Thank you for contending for the faith regarding that man.

      In the 2009 inauguration, it was upsetting to me because of the global heightened interest in the Obama campaign and the huge numbers of people watching. Warren could have exposed billions to the Gospel and instead he normalized heresy...

      Yet our wonderful bible says that int he last days many would fall away from the faith. See, Jesus told us ahead of time...

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    2. Good post. Yes and Jesus also said, “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many."

      He also said, "At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you ahead of time."

      There seems to be a sort of if you can't beat 'em, join 'em mentality at the moment. They have tried denial and lies for decades, but they cannot seem to get Christian teachings out of our collective hearts and minds. So now it's oh yes there is such a person as Jesus and let me tell you who he is...

      But Jesus warned us: “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man."

      The real Jesus Christ has promised to return, and it will be in the same manner He left (Acts 1:10-11). It will be quite obvious that it is He. Do not be deceived by the false christs and false messiahs! Know your bible.

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