|The Roman Catholic Church has always had an interesting relationship with Islam. According to the “Catechism of the Catholic Church” …
841 The Church’s relationship with the Muslims. “The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.”
Here the RCC seems to infer that Muslims and Catholics worship the same God that Abraham placed his faith in some 3500 years ago. This misconception is hard to understand in light of Islams clear
teaching against the trinitarian concept which defines Christian belief.
“They do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One Allah. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them,” (Quran 5:73, Yusuf Ali).
Islam not only denies the Trinity but fails to accept Jesus and His messianic ministry and His divine nature. One must ask, how can the RCC be so wrong and claim to be the one true church? With this in mind, let us look at this recent document that the Pope signed and what exactly are they agreeing upon.
The document starts with the statement “In the name of God who has created all human beings equal in rights, duties and dignity…”
The term is used broadly in order to make it possible for Islam and Catholicism to sign on to. With no clear defining of who God is, Mormons, Jehovah Witness, New Age and all the other false religions might be able to sign on to this document seeing that the term God can mean anything. This type of ecumenical compromise is dangerous if not heretical because it gives the false notion that we all worship the same God at some level. God is not something we define and characterize but He defines Himself through His own revelation and we either accept His definition or we worship false images.
Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed Al- Tayyeb, Culture and Apologetic
This last February Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Ahmed gathered together to work on a document called HUMAN FRATERNITY for world peace and living together. (http://w2.vatican. va/content/francesco/en/travels/2019/outside/documents/papa-
The document was signed by both parties on February 5th, 2019 and has been the topic of discussion ever since. This coming together by these two religious leaders is a noble attempt to promote peace and put an end to terrorism while promoting a climate of tolerance. On the surface most people would be excited by this agreement and it’s attempt to solve many of the social ills plaguing the world but as one begins to read this document, concerns and questions begin to arise.
Pope Francis, who became the first Jesuit ever elected to the position of Pope, has been a controversial figure from the very beginning. Many comments such as an earlier homily in May where Francis stated, «The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ, all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‹Father, the atheists?› Even the atheists. Everyone!» Or when Francis had this to say about homosexuals: “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” His approach is clearly a departure from traditional doctrinal statements within the Roman Catholic Church. As these departures seem to become more frequent by Pope Francis, one must now study and scrutinize statements, talks and documents he signs on to. What are we to make of this man who holds the position of “Vicar of Christ” (earthly representative of Christ) and claims to speak on His behalf.