Thanks for allowing me to respond to Ed Beddingfield’s letter entitled “Golden Rule should be standard” (published in the Aug. 27 issue and here). Mr. Beddingfield’s letter spoke of Christian believers supporting Muslims who want to build their mosques in our country.
His reasoning was that, “we should do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
As individuals we are free to choose our religion. But as followers of Christ, we are not free to lend support to false religions. Jesus spoke of “blind leaders of the blind.” Jesus warned of “wolves in sheep’s clothing.”
Those of us who are followers of Christ and support the Great Commission send missionaries to foreign soils where they risk their lives to spread the [g]ospel of Jesus Christ, and then to allow Muslims to build their mosques, where they spread their false doctrine, is grossly counter-productive. Muslims do not believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
They do not believe that Jesus is the “Son of God.” So for us to support them and their mosques is to support their false doctrine.
We are not to support or encourage false teachers who represent anti-Christian groups.
Paul states in Ephesians 5:11, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather reprove them.”