‘The Muslim World League (MWL) hosted the “Forum on Common Values of Religious Followers” last week in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which was the first “interfaith event” ever held in the Arabian peninsula.
This event was attended by Christian leaders from the United Kingdom and the United States.
Here are a few facts to lay out before proceeding with this story:
The Muslim World League (MWL) was established by the Saudi Royal family in 1962, and was the first International Muslim Brotherhood front group ever created. The head of the MWL is appointed by the Saudi King.
The Muslim World League has been used as a financial mechanism to support Al Qaeda to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. For those not aware, Al Qaeda was designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) on 10/08/1999. See the State Department link HERE.
One of the Muslim World League’s organizations, the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), also funded terrorist activities across the globe, including terrorist operations in the United States, building terrorist training camps in Afghanistan, and the like. A declassified 1996 CIA report details some of this information HERE.
The Muslim World League (MWL) is a Muslim Brotherhood organization. The stated objective of the International Muslim Brotherhood is the destruction of all “un-Islamic governments” and the implementation of a global Islamic State ruled by “allah’s divine law”/sharia. Oddly enough, this is also the stated goal of Saudi Arabia. All authoritatively published sharia calls for all non-muslims to convert to Islam, submit to sharia and pay a non-muslim poll tax, or be killed.
Muslim Brotherhood doctrine states the only reason muslims conduct outreach with non-muslims is to subvert them.
One more critical note: it cannot be forgotten that Saudi leadership directly participated in and supported the 9/11 attacks on the United States. Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar was directly tied to 9/11 hijackers through payments to their handlers from his bank account, senior Al Qaeda leaders and operatives who had personal numbers of Bandar’s, Saudi intelligence officers running dry runs a year before 9/11 and much more.
Do American Christian leaders really want to praise a government that participated in killing 3000 Americans on September 11, 2001?
With all of this on the table, one must wonder how blind, naive, and stupid American Christian leaders must be to participate in this Muslim World League/Muslim Brotherhood hosted event in Saudi Arabia.
“Lying. Permissible Lying. It is permissible to lie (to non-muslims) if the goal is permissible…and obligatory to lie if the goal is obligatory.” Um dat al Salik, Islamic Sacred Law, Book r 8.0
A few of those Americans who fell into – jumped into – this dangerous pit include:
Sam Brownback, former Kansas Governor and U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom (2018-2021).
Dr. Walter Kim, President of the National Association of Evangelicals.
Joel C. Rosenberg, political consultant, author, and evangelical.
Bob Roberts Jr (Dallas, Texas), Senior Global Pastor at Northwood Church and founder of several non-profits and “multi-faith” organizations.
Chris Seiple, President Emeritus of the Institute for Global Engagement.
UTT is working to assess the complete list of other key U.S. figures who attended this hostile enemy operation.’
‘Earlier we documented Bob Jones University (BJU) stepping into ecumenical compromise with Franklin Graham. See BJU Embraces Franklin Graham’s Ecumenical Movement. That was the latest among many excursions, engineered by BJU president Steve Pettit, into non-separatist evangelicallism and the ecumenical movement. From Dr. David Beale’s new book Christian Fundamentalism in America I included a brief excerpt in the BJU/Graham article above and in the BJU: Compromised Spiritual Sanctification for Secular Pragmatism article. Dr. David Beale has written an article to expand on and bolster his argument. That article follows.
“After being the premier fundamentalist academic institution for eighty-seven years, BJU elected Dr. Steve Pettit in 2014, as the president who steered the University out of separatist Fundamentalism into the inclusive, Broad Evangelical movement,” David Beale, Christian Fundamentalism in America (Maitland, FL: Xulon, 2021), 179, 530.
• Dr. Andy Naselli, in his 2006 BJU dissertation, scorns independent, Fundamental Baptists for giving invitations to “surrender oneself to God.” Naselli criticizes the practice and calls it a “second blessing.” Naselli unsuccessfully tried to identify the Fundamentalist movement with Keswick extremes on the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Naselli then identified with Broad Evangelicalism. He now serves on the faculty of John Piper’s College and Seminary, which are Reformed Charismatic schools urging every Christian to seek all NT gifts, including tongues and healing. Piper claims that “Signs and wonders” and all spiritual gifts of 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 are valid for today and must be “earnestly desired.” Piper says, “Prophecy and tongues will continue until Jesus comes.”1 Naselli is a pastor of Piper’s Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Naselli seeks to transform Fundamentalists into Evangelicalism. In 2019, Dr. Pettit brought Naselli back to BJU to present the lectures for the annual Steward Custer Lecture Series. Naselli’s books were promoted. The late Dr. Custer all his life had been a stalwart Fundamentalist. Naselli represents Broad Evangelicalism. The bond between BJU and Evangelicalism has been clear since the beginning of Pettit’s administration.
• Dr. Sam Horn was executive vice president for enrollment and ministerial advancement at Bob Jones University when, on 2-7-2020, Dr. Pettit announced to all, “Dr. Horn is greatly honored today, and BJU is honored to have one of its own become the next president of The Master’s University and Seminary.” Horn succeeded Dr. John Stead. Dr. John MacArthur, a leading Evangelical, had led The Master’s University and Seminary as president from 1984 to 2018. Dr. Pettit preached for John MacArthur in a conference that year (2020). John Street, Chair of Biblical Counseling at The Master’s University, spoke at BJU’s CoRE Conference March 9–10, 2020. Street is an adjunct professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. By claiming that the word Fundamentalism can have no single definition,2 BJU leaders claim the label separatist but practice non-separatism (inclusivism). With such a notion, BJU attempts to sit on both sides of the fence—Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism—at the same time.
• Under Dr. Pettit’s administration, BJU students are permitted to bond with churches of denominations harboring apostasy.3 The following churches (underscored below) are among those approved for BJU students to attend.
• Covenant Community (Taylors, SC): An Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC). On one of their website videos, the pastor poured water on a little child’s head and said, “This is like Abraham’s ‘baptizing his whole house’” (Genesis 17). The pastor substituted the word baptism for the word circumcision and called it regeneration. Augustine and Roman Catholicism devised and standardized this doctrine, which assumes an OT circumcisional regeneration for Jewish males.4 Romanism transformed that doctrine into NT water baptismal regeneration to elect infants. Forms of that doctrine passed into Reformed theology. John Calvin insisted that OT circumcision engrafted the Jewish infant into the covenant [elect] family of God; thus, NT baptism engrafts a newborn child into the body of Christ.5 Reformed doctrine leads many to believe the seed of regeneration is implanted at infant baptism, though salvation might occur later.6
• Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church (Simpsonville, SC), PCA church.
• Second Presbyterian Church (Greenville, SC): A Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). This church’s senior pastor is Dr. Richard Phillips, adjunct professor and member of the Board of Trustees at Westminster Theological Seminary, which enforces no dress codes and allows the use of alcoholic beverages.7
➢ Richard Phillips is also on the Board of Directors of (1) the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals; (2) the Council of The Gospel Coalition, and (3) the Council of the Gospel Reformation Network.8
➢ On October 12, 2019, at Phillips’ Second Presbyterian Church, Dr. Pettit participated in a Conference on Reformed Theology.
• To begin chapel on February 5, 2018, Dr. Pettit announced, “We are honored this morning to have as our guest Dr. Gene Fant,” president of North Greenville University, a Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) school. Prior to preaching the chapel message, Fant was welcomed with a standing ovation.9 The so-called “SBC Conservative Resurgence” has now spiraled into a deadening mix.10
• Calvary First Baptist Church (Greenville, SC): SBC church.
• Roper Mountain Baptist Church (Greenville): SBC church.
• Rock Springs Baptist Church (Easley, SC): SBC church. Dr. Pettit, BJU President, spoke here October 6, 2019.
• White Oak Baptist Church (Greenville, SC): Affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, the South Carolina Baptist Convention, and the Greenville Baptist Association. Their lead pastor is Lonnie Polson, BJU Division Chair of Communication of the School of Fine Arts. Their music director is Jeff Stegall, BJU Associate Professor in the Theatre Arts Department.
• For the article, “Bob Jones University Embraces Franklin Graham’s Ecumenical Movement: HaveYou Finally Seen Enough?” click the following link: BJU Embraces Franklin Graham….
• Dr. Steve Pettit permits dress style, music, and entertainment of the world’s style. For the Artist Series of January 27, 2015, he brought in the music group, “Cantus,” which includes beer drinkers and known homosexuals.11
• The following letter was sent to me on 10-14-2021 from a concerned grandfather who has grandchildren at BJU:
In 2021, at Bob Jones University, the first of the fall semester’s artist series was conducted on October 7 in the FMA. The program was titled “Symphonic Hollywood: Featuring the Music of Lee Holdridge.” The guest conductor was Richard Kaufman. The featured selections were beautifully done, and each was announced by Kaufman, interspersed with lavish praise on BJU and its leadership. Kaufman mentioned his background which included his participation with a Los Angeles orchestra in which he played violin for the recording of music for “Animal House,” a raunchy R-rated movie. He expressed no regret for its production. On the contrary, he mentioned that his contribution helped launch his career as a conductor. Not once did he mention any conflict between Christian beliefs and the moral cesspool of Hollywood. Nor did he give any confirmation of Christian belief. Yet he gave the impression that a believer could function contentedly in such an environment. Toward the end of the program, Jay Matthews and another representative, on behalf of the University, awarded Kaufman with a certificate and plaque granting him lifetime membership as an honorary alumnus of BJU. In the program notes on Kaufman, the bio states that “his wife Gayle is a former dancer and actress in film, television, and on Broadway, and his daughter, Whitney, is a highly successful singer and actress.”
All of this conveys to BJU students that a vocation in the worldly Hollywood scene is perfectly acceptable and, indeed highly commendable. The artist series productions have in recent years included more Broadway-type productions, mingled with the brilliant work of such Christian artists as Dan Forrest. “Broadway” sums up the philosophy of the new Bob Jones University— broad and inclusive.
Students are not learning to distinguish the true from the false kinds of entertainment, evangelicalism, and life-styes. This is lamentable and tragic. There was a day when Bob Jones University could be trusted to instill in its students the virtues of a separated godly lifestyle. Now the University simply wants to “fit into” the culture, to accommodate and even imitate its behavior.
Believers identified with the SBC, PCA, OPC, etc. are lending credibility to false teachers and false gospels. The believer who willingly does such is living in sin. People all over the country know that BJU is Evangelical. It is old news. Evangelicals often say, “Identification is a non-essential.” That mindset constitutes the difference between Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism! Indifference is dangerous! It is a path God forbids! “For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds” (2 John verse 11). One’s personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ determines his church identification! “Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward” (2 John vs. 8). We must never entangle the message of the gospel with man-made organizations and institutions that harbor false gospels.
“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers…. After my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also, of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them” (Acts 20:28–30).
Every moment of our lives, we are building our ministries upon either the foundation of gold, silver, and precious stones, or upon a foundation of wood, hay, and stubble. “Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is” (1 Corinthians 3:11–13). “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men” (2 Corinthians 5:10–11a). “And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.” (First John 2:28). In Romans 1:1, Paul introduces himself as “a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God.”
Charles H. Spurgeon promised his church, “That I might not stultify [invalidate] my testimony, I have cut myself clear of those who err from the faith, and even from those who associate with them. What more can I do to be honest with you?”12
Dr. Bob Jones Sr. so often cried, “Earnestly contend for the faith. Stand up and fight.”
David Beale (Enlarged 12-8-21)
David Beale taught courses on Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism for some thirty years at Bob Jones University and Seminary. He is a prolific writer and historian. Since Dr. Beale retired in 2010 he has taught and preached in schools and churches.
4) Augustine, City of God, 6.26–27; Enchiridion: On Faith, Hope, and Love 43; cf. 93; Sermon 294; and On Forgiveness of Sins, and Baptism 1.27.
5) John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion (4.15.1—22).
6) L. Berkhof, Systematic Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1939), 632–42.
7) Letters from a recent graduate to David Beale (2021); see Paul M. Elliott, Christianity and Neo-Liberalism: The Spiritual Crisis in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and Beyond (Unicoi, TN: Trinity Foundation, 2005).
10) George Houghton, “Are Conservative Southern Baptists Fundamentalists?” Faith Pulpit, January/February 2004 at: https://faith.edu/faith-news/are-conservative-southern-baptists fundamentalists/; J. Gerald Harris, The Rise and Fall of the Conservative Resurgence: The Southern Baptist Convention: 1979-2021 (Taos, NM: Trust House, 2021); and David Beale, “SBC Today,” in Baptist History in England and America: Personalities, Positions, and Practices (Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 2018), 581–83.
Revelation 6:10 “And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?”
Things are moving fast politically and religiously. Politicians are moving toward a one world government while the ecumenists are moving toward a one world religion. In just a few days , November 17 – 19, 2014, there will be held in the Vatican a conglomeration of various “Christian” denominations and other faiths to talk about the family and marriage. Surely a rational thinking person would not be against this?
http://www.humanum.it/en/about.html An International Interreligious Colloquium on The Complementarity of Man and Woman Nov 17 – 19 – “The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium is a gathering of leaders and scholars from many religions across the globe, to examine and propose anew the beauty of the relationship between the man and the woman, in order to support and reinvigorate marriage and family life for the flourishing of human society. Witnesses will draw from the wisdom of their religious tradition and cultural experience as they attest to the power and vitality of the complementary union of man and woman. It is hoped that the colloquium be a catalyst for creative language and projects, as well as for global solidarity, in the work? of strengthening the nuptial relationship, both for the good of the spouses themselves and for the good of all who depend upon them.
The Colloquium is sponsored by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and co-sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and? the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity.”
http://www.humanum.it/en/speakers.html (Edited by DCB)- Some of the speakers at this ecumenical marriage and family forum are Southern Baptists, Muslims, Roman Catholics, Mormons and numerous others. Some of these birds of a feather are:
Rev. Dr. Richard D. Warren, Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church D.Min.
Dr. Russell D. Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council for the Family M.A., University of Urbino, Vatican City / Italy
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue J.C.D., Pontifical Gregorian University
President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ph.D., Harvard University
Dr. Ikbal Gharbi, Ezzitouna University, Tunisia. Dr. Iqbal Gharbi is professor of Sharia and Religious Principles at Ezzitouna University, and has called for a feminine reading of the Holy Scriptures in order to reconcile Islam and modern global values. She has also lectured at the Sorbonne, Paris.
Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P., Adjunct Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Vatican City / United States
Since 2013, Dominican Archbishop Augustine Di Noia has been Adjunct Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Previously he served as Vice President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, and Under-Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. In 1994 Archbishop Di Noia was a signatory of the document Evangelicals and Catholics Together. Archbishop Di Noia was a founding director of the Intercultural Forum of the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington D.C., where for over twenty years he also taught at the Dominican House of Studies. Archbishop Di Noia is a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas and is a past member of the International Theological Commission.
http://www.religionnews.com/2014/11/03/vatican-to-host-religious-leaders-tackle-marriage-family-issues/ Russell Moore, Rick Warren to join Vatican conference on marriage and family life 3/11/2014 (Edited by DCB) “The Vatican will host religious leaders from across the religious spectrum later this month for a conference where they are expected to defend traditional marriage as between a man and a woman.” “Organizers say the new conference will show that while the Catholic hierarchy is split on how to address contemporary challenges to marriage and family life, the church can nonetheless seek common ground with religious leaders outside the Vatican.” “The gathering will be sponsored by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and co-sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVCY8pW-ACs “Part II of our exclusive interview RICK WARREN, pastor of Saddleback Church in Southern California. Rick talks about the expansion of his ministry abroad, the Vatican delegation that recently came to Orange County to study his church’s style of evangelization, and which television channel he finds himself watching most often and the show that draws him.”
This is a MUST to watch. At about one minute and twenty three seconds Warren in talking about his writing the Purpose Driven Life mentions he would light candles! Did he not pay the light bill? He then mentions Thomas Kempis and Brother Lawrence and St. John of the Cross. He calls the works of these men as great classical devotional works! At about 3 minutes he speaks of “our new Pope”! Why did he not say “the” new pope? Then Warren goes into a love fest about how Pope Francis is soooo loving and this is what the world expects of us Christians. Warren then continued by quoting a news paper headline that read “If you love Pope Francis you’ll love Jesus”. This is the so-called pastor of America!? At six minutes and 40 seconds Warren and his wife welcome on stage two men of which one is a Roman Catholic priest. Warren was certainly not taught Biblical separation and if he was he missed that class. At 13 minutes and 55 seconds he repeats the old cliche of Augustine “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.” Evangelicals, new Evangelicals and the New Fundamentalist LOVE this quote and seek to practice it as well! At 20 minutes and 55 seconds he says he fully supports the Catholic Church’s new evangelization. At 22 minutes he mentions that at Saddleback they do baptism the old fashioned way in which he seemingly demonstrates a motion of immersion. Old fashion or Biblical! One of Warren’s favourite television shows is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy on the Catholic station Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). The Catholic interviewer told Warren he could thank Mother Angelica for the programme which Warren did at 25minutes and 34 seconds! At 25 minutes and 53 seconds the interviewer talks about the three images Warren has on the wall of his office. The first that is mentioned is Mother Teresa, the second is Martin Luther King and the third is Billy Graham. Warren then states the only one missing is Pope John Paul II. So here are four that according to Warren has taught him a lesson for living. If you can take the time to watch and listen please do so. This is APOSTASY SPEAKING! How does the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) continue to allow this man and his church to remain? Where are the so-called SBC conservatives!!
As I write this on a Thursday Warren and these other ecumenists will be meeting at the Vatican on Monday the 17th of November. What a motley crowd this will be. There will be Roman Catholics, Southern Baptists, Mormons, Muslims and others to numerous to mention. The Pope which rules over the whore of John’s Revelation will give an address to this compromising crowd. The question must be asked “Would any true born again Bible believer attend such a meeting?” Not if they believed what the apostle Paul said under the leading of the Holy Ghost “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you” 2Corinthians 6:14 – 17! Then in Titus Paul wrote “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. 15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee” Titus 2:11 – 15.