August 15, 2007

Bishop urges Christians to call God 'Allah'

The next time a Christian insinuates that I am going to go to hell because I do not believe that Christ is the real Messiah, I'm going to ask them if they think Allah is the real name of G-d. From WND:

Catholic churches in the Netherlands should use the name Allah for God to ease tensions between Muslims and Christians, says a Dutch bishop.

Tiny Muskens, the bishop of Breda, told the Dutch TV program "Network" Monday night he believes God doesn't mind what he is called, Radio Netherlands Worldwide reported.

The Almighty is above such "discussion and bickering," he insisted.

Muskens points to Indonesia, where he served 30 years ago, as an example for Dutch churches. Christians in the Middle East also use the term Allah for God.

"Someone like me has prayed to Allah yang maha kuasa (Almighty God) for eight years in Indonesia and other priests for 20 or 30 years," Muskens said. "In the heart of the Eucharist, God is called Allah over there, so why can't we start doing that together?"

Muskens thinks it could take another 100 years, but eventually the name Allah will be used by Dutch churches, promoting rapprochement between the two religions, he said, according to Radio Netherlands.

However, a survey published today in the Netherlands' largest newspaper, De Telegraaf, showed 92 percent of the more than 4,000 people polled oppose the bishop's view, the Associated Press reported.

You dare to know what The One and Only deems as above "bickering"? You're wrong, Tiny. The real G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a jealous God and He is absolutely precise in His definition of Who He Is.

This priest is ignorant of the true word of G-d which specifically reserves for HaShem His own particular identity and Is intolerant of liberal interpretation thereof.

For thou shalt bow down to no other god; for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God; ~~ Exodus 34:14

This scripture does not apply to any other substitute deity like "allah", "beezlebub", "zeus" or any other but the One True G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This "priest" has made the cardinal sin of substituting his own liberal humanism for the truth of Scripture.