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Half Devil Half Child: Can One Be Both Muslim And Christian?


Ephesians 5:11, “… have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.”

1 John 1:4-3a, 2:21-23a, “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist … I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father …”

By Joel Richardson – “One of the most controversial issues that has plagued the Missions movement in recent years is the Insider Movement or as some refer to it; Chrislam. There has recently been a full documentary produced that I would like to highly recommend to everyone who has a concern for a proper biblical approach to reaching Muslims with the Gospel. The title of the documentary is Half Devil Half Child. The issue of hyper-contextualization among missionaries is a pressing issue that will only become even more relevant in the years to come. If you are a pastor that supports missionaries to the Islamic world, this is certainly an issue that you should inform yourself concerning. It is important that those who love Muslims and desire to see them reached in a way that is faithful to the Scriptures are not supporting those who are promoting what can often become outright syncretism and compromise. Make sure to visit the Half Devil Half Child website and recommend the documentary to your friends.Source – Joel’s Trumpet.

  1. 03/07/2013 at 2:08 PM

    Thanks for this. I’ve seen that Rick Warren is making a push forward in a big way, and this Chrislam movement is deceiving so many. We have to earnestly pray that God will not allow this to overtake His word. God Bless you and Joel Richardson.

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  2. 03/07/2013 at 2:09 PM

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    Half Devil Half Child: Can One Be Both Muslim And Christian?

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  3. 03/07/2013 at 4:30 PM

    “NO!” The Messiah and God have clearly stated that “…one cannot serve two Masters!!!”

    NO BODY can be Good AND Evil!!!

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  4. 03/07/2013 at 4:30 PM

    Reblogged this on just2bwise.

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  5. Mike
    03/08/2013 at 10:42 PM

    I’ve gone around and around with an Adventist missionary I know who subscribes to this insider movement strategy. He suffers from a delusion, that Islam is not antichrist. Those who practice this synchretist heresy are just as deluded as Muslims are about Muhammad and Islam.

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    • 03/08/2013 at 10:52 PM

      I don’t have the link anymore, I could try to find it, but I wanted to know why they felt that way, and the articles I found showed that the Adventists have started an alliance with the muslims much like Rick Warren and Chrislam. It said that the muslim have in common with them the fact that they don’t drink alcohol. They are very set in their belief that the antichrist is the pope and the Roman Catholic church. They sight their evidence that the Pope changed the sabbath from sat. to sun. and other various things. They believe that Jesus is the Archangel Michael, and there is no hell. They also say that the Saints will judge Jesus when we get to heaven to make sure his judgements are true. So I pray for them. I know these are true because I went to a Bible Study on end times with them. We had quite the discussion.

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      • 03/09/2013 at 12:08 AM

        NO…the Pope is NOT the Anti-Christ!!! The Pope IS the “Great Deceiver” along with the “Roman Catholic Church!” YES! Rome is alive and well…unfortunately!

        “Islam”…as put forth by Mohomud AND “was” dealt a mortal blow several hundred years ago. NOW…Islam has “come back from the dead” (sort of speak) AND all those who follow Islam proclaim “Allah” (the Anti-Christ?) as God!

        Just something to think about…

        Take Care and God Bless!

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      • Mike
        03/09/2013 at 7:05 AM

        Yep. Adventists have a complete theology devoted to defending the claims of Ellen G. White. On eschatology, they must, by default, believe the pope to be the antichrist, otherwise their entire house of cards falls. To this end, they try very hard to win over Muslims based on “similarities” between Adventist practices (not eating pork etc etc) and alleged “Bible and Qur’an” similarities (which are really just plagairisms Muhammad made from bits and pieces of the Bible that he and his thug companions came across and added to the Qur’an text to make it appear to Meccan Christians and Jews that the Muhammadan view was legitimate). And to the general public, to portray Islam as a religion of “victims”, that Islam is the much maligned and misunderstood religion that is peaceful if we just show them love. These insider movement synchretist heretics believe Muslims can be ushered into Jesus’ kingdom by making a profession of faith, but not repenting from their Islamic world view and practices, which are antichrist by definition and in practice.

        I still have the dialogue of my exchange with this Adventist missionary/insider movement synchretist. Though he was desperate to love Muslims, he was not so interested in sharing the truth about Jesus (or even the truth about Islam) with them when that truth would be unpopular or offensive to them. Of note, he never could show me that Islam is not antichrist.

        I told him that just as we would expect an atheist to renounce atheism when converting to Christianity, or a Mormon to renounce Mormonism, Joseph Smith and the Book Of Mormon when converting to real Christianity, we should also expect a Muslim to renounce Islam, Muhammad and the Qur’an if he should convert to Christianity. He had no reply and the discussion ended.

        The insider movement synchretist heresy is particularly damaging to the rest of the Body, since it waters down the historical, core essential truths of Christianity and prostitutes the truth with a lie.

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        • 03/09/2013 at 8:12 AM

          Agreed, when asked for proof of their claims they were hard pressed to bring information, and moved on. Their beliefs are based solely on misinterpretations. Example in Revelation 16:5 When the angel in charge of the waters said, “You are just in these judgments, you who are and who were, the Holy One…” They say this proves that we will Judge Jesus and His judgements when we get to heaven. And they site a verse from the old testament where God says He will make the enemy as chaff, dust under your feet, as a case for no hell. And when presented with all the scripture related to hell, from Jesus himself, they say it’s allegory. Yes, they adopt these views, to defend the visions of Ellen White. Sad really.

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        • 03/09/2013 at 9:49 AM

          Hello Mike!

          I “like” your viewpoint very much as it basically coincides with mine!

          I have just learned that the Holy Scriptures, as most of us “know” them, have been “convoluted” for quite some time…even though the “truth” does shine through!

          This “convolution” is what I’m having a little trouble with…perhaps you can help out?

          It starts with the “King James Version”…okay. I recently discovered that the name, “Jesus Christ”, is in fact a “Satanic” name assigned to the Messiah at the time “The Bible” was commissioned by, King James! At first, I had a difficult time with this! AND then, the more I learned, the less I have trouble with it. Just as the Sabbath has been changed by the Catholic Church from Saturday to Sunday, I realized, “Why couldn’t the name also have been changed?” AND, sure enough, within the text of the Bible, it says “…in the End Times His TRUE name shall be known…” (paraphrased). And, recently “scholars” have discovered that the Messiah’s true name is “Yashua!” (or “Yahweh?”…depending on the language being used…right?).

          With “that” said, here is my “conundrum” AND my “solution!”

          I have always considered to be a “…follower of the Teachings of Jesus Christ!” and/or a “Christian!”…right! Keeping this in mind AND following the teachings of the “Bible”, once we “know” the truth, we are to STOP following the “untruths!”…correct!

          Therefore, I have changed my “stance” and now say that “…I am a follower of the Teachings of the Messiah, Yashua!”

          YES!…Many people & scholars will say that this is simply a “play” on words and that “Jesus Christ” and “Yashua” ARE one-and-the-same! BUT, in actuality…they AREN’T! One IS of Satanic origin and the other is NOT!

          I’m simply asking for your “opinion” as I’m curious about what you “think” since we do have a common ground upon which to base this.

          Thanking you in advance!

          Take Care and God Bless!

          Sincerely,

          Bobby Wise

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  6. ICA
    03/09/2013 at 2:32 PM

    Bobby Wise, “It starts with the ‘King James Version’…okay. I recently discovered that the name, ‘Jesus Christ’, is in fact a ‘Satanic’ name assigned to the Messiah at the time ‘The Bible’ was commissioned by, King James!”

    Hi Bobby, I feel that I should jump in briefly to help clear up a couple of things and explain why there is no Satanic connection to the translation “Jesus”. His Hebrew name is Yeshua, and the etymological history of His name simply went from the Hebrew/Aramaic name of Yeshua to the Greek “Iēsous” then to the Latin name “Iesus” and eventually into the English name “Jesus”. The name “Jesus” is simply an English translation of His Greek name Iēsous (Ἰησοῦς). Also see the the following CARM article titled Is the name Jesus a pagan name? for more information.

    Some have also attempted to fabricate the claim that the name Jesus was somehow related to the name “Zeus”, however, in the following article Dr. Michael Brown, a Messianic Jew and Biblical scholar, correctly explains why this is not so:

    [T]here is no connection of any kind between the Greek name I­­ēsous (or the English name Jesus) and the name Zeus. Absolutely none! You might as well argue that Tiger Woods is the name of a tiger-infested jungle in India as try to connect the name Jesus to the pagan god Zeus. It is that absurd, and it is based on serious linguistic ignorance.

    Here is another, equally absurd statement:

    Basically, to keep it simple, “Jesus” is a very poor Roman translation from Latin, that was also poorly translated from the Greek, which IN NO WAY resembles His Hebrew name, “Yahushua.” Whew! Get all that? Moreover, according to the ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, the name Ieusus (Jesus) is a combination of 2 mythical deities, IEU and SUS (ZEUS, a Greek god). In Gnostic and Greek mythologies they are actually one and the same pagan deity. So, it appears the name “Jesus” has some documented pagan origins. That’s not good! In fairness, some Messianic believers disagree and state that there is no definitive evidence to connect “Jesus” to “Zeus.” However, I disagree with them. (http://www.wwyd.org/)

    The response to this statement (which has as much support as the latest Elvis sightings) is quite simple: We know where the name I­­ēsous came from: the Jewish Septuagint! In other words, this was not some later, pagan corruption of the Savior’s name; rather, it was the natural Greek way of rendering the Hebrew/Aramaic name Yeshua at least two centuries before His birth, and it is the form of the name found in more than 5,000 Greek manuscripts of the New Testament. This is saying something! The name I­­ēsous is also found in Greek writings outside the New Testament and dating to that same general time frame.

    Although it is claimed that the Encyclopedia Britannica says that “the name Ieusus (Jesus) is a combination of 2 mythical deities, IEU and SUS (ZEUS, a Greek god)” it actually says no such thing. This is a complete fabrication, intentional or not. In short, as one Jewish believer once stated, “Jesus is as much related to Zeus as Moses is to mice.”

    Unfortunately, some popular teachers continue to espouse the Jesus-Zeus connection, and many believers follow the pseudo-scholarship in these fringe, “new revelation” teachings. Not only are these teachings and practices filled with error, but they do not profit in the least. So, to every English-speaking believer I say: Do not be ashamed to use the name JESUS! That is the proper way to say his name in English—just as Michael is the correct English way to say the Hebrew name mi-kha-el and Moses is the correct English way to say the Hebrew name mo-sheh. Pray in Jesus’ name, worship in Jesus’ name, and witness in Jesus’ name. And for those who want to relate to our Messiah’s Jewishness, then refer to him by His original name Yeshua—not Yahshua and not Yahushua—remembering that the power of the name is not in its pronunciation but in the person to whom it refers, our Lord and Redeemer and King.

    Bobby Wise, “Just as the Sabbath has been changed by the Catholic Church from Saturday to Sunday”

    This is largely another misconception. Christians started meeting on Sunday well before the first century was even completed, long before the establishment of the Catholic Church. Moreover, the Sabbath rest was created for man, not man for the Sabbath (Mark 2:27), which Scripture explicitly tells us was itself fulfilled by the work of Messiah (Hebrews 4) whereby we now enter into that rest through Him. There are varying views regarding the Sabbath, which have been discussed extensively in the comments section of the “Mark of the Beast – What Your Church May Not Be Telling You” article, but let’s look at it again briefly from a historically accurate and Biblically-based perspective by viewing the short video below:

    We don’t need to keep the Sabbath day in a wooden-literal sense if our Sabbath rest is now fulfilled in Christ. Otherwise Scripture would not have given us the freedom to choose for ourselves the day (Rom 14:5). The Sabbath rest was a foreshadowing of Messiah and under the New Covenant, the Sabbath no longer refers to a Saturday any more than the Temple refers to a stone building in Jerusalem. We are the ekklesia, the Spiritual Temple, and our Sabbath is now fulfilled in Yeshua. He has become our Sabbath rest.

    http://www.gotquestions.org/Jesus-Sabbath.html
    http://thegracetabernacle.org/studies/gtsn_sabbath.html

    Hope this helps! God bless …

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    • Mike
      03/09/2013 at 7:12 PM

      ICA, excellent response, well supported. Thanks for the video support too.

      By the way, I have recently come across a so-called “119 Ministries” who share a same view of the eklesia assembly being the church/elect. I was just wondering. What is your impression of their end times teachings? I watched a video (no.4 in their end time series) and they have the tribulation beginning on Mar 21-22, 2013, a couple week away, and Christ’s return 1260 days later, on Sept 1, 2016. Thoughts?

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    • 03/09/2013 at 8:34 PM

      A “BIG BIG BIG THANK YOU, ICA!!!”

      You have no idea how “grateful” I am for your taking the time to “enlighten” me to the “TRUTH!!!”

      As I said “…I was having trouble…” with ALL of these differing views, ideas, heresy, etc., that I’ve come across in recent years. AS you so clearly pointed out…there is “some” truth to everything that has been presented…when it’s taken “out-of-context!”

      My “gut feeling” about the issue with the name of “Jesus” was exactly as you explained. In part, due to TV Evangelist Dr. Gene Scott who I admired a great deal as he would go to the “root” of words to explain Scripture!

      Once again, “Thank You!”

      Take Care and God Bless!!!

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  7. ICA
    03/11/2013 at 6:17 PM

    Mike, “By the way, I have recently come across a so-called ‘119 Ministries’ who share a same view of the eklesia assembly being the church/elect. I was just wondering. What is your impression of their end times teachings? I watched a video (no.4 in their end time series) and they have the tribulation beginning on Mar 21-22, 2013, a couple week away, and Christ’s return 1260 days later, on Sept 1, 2016. Thoughts?”

    Although I do not agree with everything that 119 Ministries espouses, they present a number of forceful arguments in their end-times teaching series, particularly “The End of Days Part 4 – Daniel Unsealed”. I am unable to refute what they’ve presented so I’m keeping a watchful eye on events between March 21st and July 10th. I think it would be foolish not to, even mentioning “Daniel Unsealed” in this article. Let’s continue to “test all things” or, if some prefer, “taste all things” in order to keep the meat, and spit out the bones.

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    • 03/12/2013 at 10:29 AM

      Hello again “ICA”

      I have been following your comments here and want to let you know just how “refreshing” it is to find some one as “knowledgeable” and “open-minded” as you. Very seldom do I come across people who are capable of “… if some prefer, “taste all things” in order to keep the meat, and spit out the bones…”

      As you are well aware (I’m sure), most “theologists”, keep to their doctrines and if something doesn’t fit…then they simply throw it out. As you have already proven to me, the truth has to be separated from the “untruths” that we have been “fed” for so many centuries.

      Personally, I have been subscribed to “Proof Directory” (previously…World’s Last Chance) and would have presented my first “idea” to them had you not answered it so “wisely!”

      Once again, “Thank You…for your thoughts!”

      Take Care and God Bless!

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