Both Muslim and Christian?

Is this even possible? The answer is a resounding “NO!”. If a person has a basic understanding of what Islam says about Jesus and what Christianity says about Jesus, there is no way anyone can say they are a follower of the one, true, living Son of God and be both. The president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Al Mohler, puts it this way:

Well, at least the question is right — How can someone be both a Christian and a Muslim. The simple and profoundly obvious answer is that one cannot be both a Christian and a Muslim, at least not until you completely redefine what it means to be both Christian and Muslim.

The case of the Rev. Ann Holmes Redding makes any sane person long for Aristotle and his law of non-contradiction. As Aristotle famously argued, two contradictory propositions cannot be simultaneously true. Nevertheless, the outright denial of the principle of non-contradiction is one of the hallmarks of the postmodern age. Postmoderns gladly embrace contradictions and refuse any responsibility to resolve them. This tactic, we might observe, works better on some issues than on others. Their denial of non-contradiction abruptly ends when it no longer serves their purposes.

Follow the links below to get some resources about this subject. It is very insightful into the confused theology that is being promoted in todays culture.

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    • jamily5
    • April 29th, 2010

    But, technically, she can claim such a thing.
    To b be “muslim,” you must:
    say the shahadah.
    “There is only one God and Muhammed is his last messenger.”
    Ok, well, Mormans think it is Joseph Smith,
    others have a different prophet,
    so, she could “technically” believe that Muhammed is the last messenger.
    h She could pray five times a day,
    fast during Ramadan,
    give charity,
    and maybe even make a pilgrimage to Mecca.
    So, technically, if she ignored parts of Islam that dealt with who Jesus Christ was
    and ignored discussions about Christ being God, etc.,
    (and there are christians who distinguish between Christ and God and say that the Trinity is no where in the Bible),
    she could technically believe as both.
    But, what I really read in the article was that she wanted to be a Muslim:
    in community
    and a Christian religiously.
    It seemed that she felt a closer bond and feeling of community with Islam: as well as a strict set of rules which also binds a community.
    That, is what she is attracted to about the Muslim faith….. that and maybe she feels as if it (Islam) has not been contaminated by materialism and such which (I must admit) is also attractive.
    For me: the argument about christ is unrefutable and I won’t say or act as if I believe that he was not God’s Son.
    But, it seems to me that “technically speaking” she could claim both.

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