I’ll say it up front that any church that claims to be a Christian church and then removes their cross for fear of offending Muslims is NOT a true Christian church and is ignoring Christ taught.
“…we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles” 1 Corinthians 1:23.
There is a reason the cross is a stumbling block and is offensive to those who don’t believe in Jesus as Savior and Lord.
The truth is always offensive to those who reject the truth, but is that a justifiable reason to remove the cross from a display at a church?
The Washington Standard – Unbelievable! Church Takes Cross Off Wall To Avoid Offending Muslims – …How generous, broad-minded, and ecumenical. Now: when will the local mosque put its Qur’ans away (since they deny the crucifixion, divinity, and redemption of Christ) in order to avoid offending Christians?
“Elise Stolte: Mill Woods church takes a cross off the wall to welcome Muslims, Sikhs,” by Elise Stolte, Edmonton Journal, December 26, 2018 (thanks to E.):
They took the cross off the church wall.
That’s the detail that caught my attention when I heard about the Millbourne Community Life Centre, a church that reinvented itself as a neighbourhood meeting space, open to anyone, and a drop-in centre for youth in what is sometimes a rough neighbourhood.
These days, the world can seem so polarized. To see the centre take down such a significant religious symbol to ensure Muslim and Sikh neighbours feel welcome is a beautiful gesture…
I have a friend who refused to denounce Jesus and ended up getting two of his fingers chopped off by his captors when he served as a missionary-teacher in Dagestan some years ago.
He would be offended and saddened by the actions of this church.
A true Christian and a true Christian church should not be willing to compromise the message of the Gospel in any way, shape or form, let alone capitulate for fear of offending an apostate religion.
Speaking to His disciples and a crowd, Jesus stated:
“For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” Mark 8:38.
Woe to that church.
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