Well the National
Association of Evangelicals finally proved itself to be what astute people knew
it always was: a hodgepodge of theological lightweights (with a few
heavyweights), philosophical cripples, and devotees of political correctness. In
1941, Evangelical leaders refused to associate with the conservative American
Council of Christian Churches but formed the NAE in 1942. The National Council
of Churches was a nest of liberals, socialists, heretics, and Communists so
evangelicals did have the savvy and courage to refuse identification with that
radical leftist group. However, the ACC was too aggressive and militant for
them, so the NAE took the middle road with the motto, "cooperation without
compromise." Now their recent decision proves that their motto should be
"cooperation with compromise."
All group members of the NAE (51
denominations and 43,000 individual churches such as the Salvation Army, the
Presbyterian Church in America, the Wesleyan Church, Church of God (Cleveland,
TN), the Assembly of God, the Conservative Baptist Association, Moody Bible
Institute, Wheaton College, Campus Crusade, etc., should hand-deliver a letter
of disassociation with the NAE since it aligned itself with theological error on
May 7. The NAE condemned anti-Islamic statements by Franklin Graham, Jerry
Vines, etc., as being "dangerous" and "unhelpful." Not one person asked, "But
were their statements truthful?" Doesn't truth matter anymore to the NAE?
Doesn't II John 9-11 apply anymore? John commands: "Whosoever transgresseth, and
abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God….If there come any unto you,
and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him
God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds."
Most informed people would agree that Muslims do not abide "in the doctrine of
NEA Compromiser-in-Chief, Ted Haggard said, "We must temper our
speech." No, Ted, I suggest we speak the truth in love about Islam. Love without
truth will consign people to hell. Oops, that's a word on the Forbidden Word
List of political correctness.
The NEA issued the "loving rebuke" of
anti-Muslim (read, Pro-Christian) leaders for their remarks that "tarnished"
American Christians; however, the NAE has tarnished Christians for many years.
They have preached tolerance–except tolerance for Bible-believing Christians
often called, "Fundamentalists!" Fundamentalists are Christians that the NAE
loves to hate!
The NAE leaders refused to be associated with the NCC but
recently approved duel membership in the NAE and the NCC! And when the pope
visited the U.S. the NAE president was sitting at the pope's feet. We are not
told that he kissed the pope's ring or knelt before him. That compromise was
followed by the NAE permitting an official Roman Catholic observer at its
convention in 1996! Of course, many evangelicals endorsed and signed the 1994,
"Evangelicals and Catholics Together," a kind of peace treaty that I call the
"Back to Rome" agreement. That agreement basically said that what you believe
about the Bible, salvation, and worship really doesn't matter! So let's all
climb in bed together.
President Haggard wants Bible preachers to temper
their speech but did not call for Muslim clerics to temper their "dangerous" and
"unhelpful" speech when they call Jews, "pigs" and "monkeys" and the deity of
Christ and the Trinity are ridiculed. Other Muslim clerics frequently call for
holy war with "infidels." Haggard might consider condemning those clerics, but
that might disturb the bridge-building he, Bill Hybels, Robert Schuller, and
other compromisers are erecting.
It is commendable that some Muslims want
to come in off the desert and live peacefully with civilized people, and most
Americans will accept them if they repudiate the slaughter of millions of
non-Muslims from the seventh century to September 11. However, I will not permit
Muslims to rewrite history purporting to show Islam as a "peaceful religion
hijacked by a few extremists," to make them feel more comfortable in a civilized
The NAE, to be true to the Bible, should state what all educated
people know to be true:
*Islam is a mishmash of Christianity, Judaism,
*The Koran is not true to the Old or New Testament but
contains numerous historical, biblical, and scientific mistakes and often
presents incredible absurdities as revealed truth.
*Mohammed had more
than 800 Jewish men beheaded after the Battle of the Trench.
took a six-year-old wife and consummated the marriage when she was nine as
attested to by that "wife" and many historians.
*The Koran and Haditih
denigrate women giving them one half the status of men and even give permission
for men to beat their wives.
All right Compromiser-in-Chief, if the above
is true–and it can be easily proved by spending a couple of hours in a good
library–then are you and the NAE not tarnishing all American Christians by
waltzing around the truth in the name of political correctness? Let me suggest
that the NAE leaders know that the above is true but everyone has agreed not to
recognize it as true! It is not polite to be truthful anymore! However, it is
I suggest that Ted and other NAE leaders do the
principled thing and turn in their ordination credentials, resign their church
positions, and get a job driving a cab. If not, I am sure principled pastors
will lead their groups out of the NAE and if that does not happen surely
millions of Christians will flee NAE-affiliated churches as if their hair were
Maybe it is time for all church leaders who profess to believe
the Bible to "come out from among them" and become unaffiliated as were the New
Testament churches. That way each church leader can speak for himself and his
church without a Compromiser-in-Chief spouting senseless, silly, and
We shall see if truth still
(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana
House of Representatives, author of 13 books, frequent guest on television and
radio talk shows, and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years His book,
ISLAM: America's Trojan Horse! was published last year.
His website is cstnews.com.)
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