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Dozens of Christian churches, from Park Hill Congregational in Denver to Hillview United Methodist in Boise, Idaho, and First United Lutheran in San Francisco to St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Honolulu, are planning to send “a message both here at home and to the Arab and Muslim world about our respect for Islam” with a time to read the Koran during worship this Sunday.

It’s not just wrong, but dangerous, according to Christian trends analysts.

The aim of the program, which is promoted by social activists behind the Faith Shared website, is to counter the message from Islamic activists who say opposition to their religion is the product of what they call a cottage industry of hate.

So the Interfaith Alliance and Human Rights First is calling on Christian clergy to read portions of the Koran during their services Sunday.

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The readings, supporters say, will “counter the anti-Muslim bigotry and negative stereotypes that have erupted throughout the country in the past year and led to misconceptions, distrust and in some cases, violence.”

Not so fast, says religious trends analyst Ken Silva.

“I would think they need to have their spiritual heads examined. It’s foolish to think that we’re going to read something that originates with demons and read that in a Christian church,” Silva said.

The action amounts to “spiritual treason,” he asserted.

Pastors of participating churches declined to discuss their programs with WND. Neither the Interfaith Alliance nor Human Rights First responded to WND’s repeated requests for interviews.

“We are not hateful to Muslims, but we are hostile to Islam because it enslaves people. We want people to be free,” Silva said.

6 thoughts on “Churches Reading The Koran? What Would Jesus Think?

  • Sadly, our American society seems to believe that anything abnormal that’s shoved in our face long enough will eventually be accepted as normal, and those who still contend that anything formerly considered abnormal is ‘still’ abnormal are seen as the ones with the ‘problem’….. Hopefully, this same logic doesn’t extend to the reading of the Koran in Christian churches. This reading of the Koran in our “Christian” churches is a direct affront to God, as the Islamic people do not even believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, nor do they believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. When are we going to ‘draw the line in the sand’ and say enough is enough????

  • I believe that this is be the beginning of “false doctrine” that so many people will swallow “hook, line and sinker”. I believe that it stinks in the nostrils of a Holy God.

    I only have a high school education and am 69 years old, but I study my Bible. People are wearing spiritual blinders.

  • I totally agree except the “false doctrine” began many years ago. Mohammed was born in 570 AD and sometime after that Islam was born this “false doctrine” was started.

    In John 14:6, Jesus made the following statement…
    I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

    You would think that would be so clear that no Christian leader would ever be able to misunderstand it. In fact, the very first two of the Ten Commandments are about how no other gods should ever be worshiped except for the one true God.

    In Exodus 20:3-6 it says the following…
    Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

    But today everybody wants to be “politically correct”.


    In light of what is certainly confusion regarding the teachings in Islam about Jesus, we invite and appeal to you to view the

    “Islamic Jesus vs. Biblical Jesus” video comparison now posted at:

    Since Heartsong Church is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, you ought to be aware of founder John Wesley’s published position on Islam:
    “Ever since the religion of Islam appeared in the world, the espousers of it…have been as wolves and tigers to all other nations, rending and tearing all that fell into their merciless paws, and grinding them with their iron teeth; that numberless cities are raised from the foundation, and only their name remaining; that many countries, which were once as the garden of God, are now a desolate wilderness; and that so many once numerous and powerful nations are vanished from the earth! Such was, and is at this day, the rage, the fury, the revenge, of these destroyers of human kind.”
    The Doctrine of Original Sin, Works (1841), ix. 205.
    In the video, there is an explanation of the Jesus discussed in the Koran and Haddith Scriptures, the eschatology or the End Times difference between Islam and Christianity, and what Islamic Jesus says he will do when he returns to the earth. Is Islam a religion of peace? Is the biblical Jesus the same Jesus as depicted in Muslim Scriptures? Is the Islamic Jesus the Prince of Peace, or another masquerade of the Prince of Darkness? This film has been updated to include Rick Warren’s promotion of Islam and awarding Tony Blair with his Global Peace Plan annual award. It includes John Wesley’s published expose of the religion of Islam.  James Sundquist’s presentation was featured on Andy Andersen Live, WMCA Radio in New York, Prime Time Live, Moody Broadcasting Network, “Watchman on the Wall” national radio program, and recommended by Calvary Contender magazine and featuring in his book Rick Warren’s Global Peace Plan vs. Scriptural Teachings on Peace, published by Southwest Radio Church.

  • Now that they (those Christian Churches reading the Koran) have as good as thrown the whole Bible, scripture in it, and what it all is/means into the fire, under the bus, out the window, etc. I wonder what it is that these so called, Christian religions, base all of their beliefs on. It surely can NOT be the Bible, if they are outright practicing the opposite of what the Bible says to believe.

  • The “church” has been back-slidden since it began with Constantine. Actually he invented it and you know the story. Presently the Pope who declares to be Yahweh on the earth is an apostate.
    All this mixture began in the first 3 Centuries and never stopped. Should we be so dumb to follow this trend to read the Koran in the place they called the sanctuary? Which sanctuary is it? The “Church” was not created by the Mashiach, Yahoshua, for if He did it, He could not have been the Savior of the world, he would have been without the Torah. How could He, since He is the Word of Elohim? Could He betray Himself? No, never. This movement could very be be the religion of the church of the antiMessiah, which encompasses all religions, even fully pagans, as witch doctors. The Pope has already done that in Assisi.
    Our Faith will be tested, we must continue to speak truth and avoid the false wicked things the “church” is beginning to practice. Let us be aware, and be in prayer. We must be strong and not give in.

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