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.
- Article :: Clueless in Seattle — Can You Be Both a Christian and a Muslim?
- Radio Program :: What Happens When a Minister is “Both Muslim and Christian”?