Evangelical Fuller Seminary to Lead Plan to Foster Unity With Muslims, Address Islamophobia

Fuller Theological Seminary was once a prestigious seminary. Not anymore. According to Amy Spreeman of Berean Research, “Fuller was one of the first seminaries to become infected by emergent thought.”  Spreeman also reported that professor Daniel Kirk changed his position on LGBT inclusion in the church and announced that he now fully affirms same-sex relationships.

That was in Oct 2015.  Now The Gospel Herald is reporting that “Fuller Seminary teams are working with Calvin Theological Seminary and the Lausanne Movement to assemble American evangelical leaders across a broad spectrum of perspectives, values and commitments to foster unity and solidarity in Christian approaches to engaging Muslims.”  Moreover, “a meeting of evangelical leaders is slated to be held at Calvin Theological Seminary this August. Deemed an ‘intra-evangelical’ conversation, the meeting will address respective hopes, fears and questions about moving toward more positive, unified relationships with Muslims.”

Fuller is promoting unity with Islam, which is a pagan religion, in spite of the fact that God commands His people: Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? (2 Cor 6:14).

Julie Brown Patton has the story:

Fuller Theological Seminary received a new $50,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to assist evangelical communities in fostering peaceful, respectful engagement with Muslims neighbors. Fuller is the largest multi-denominational seminary in the world.

Mark Labberton and Richard Mouw, president and president emeritus of Fuller Theological Seminary, suggest dedicated work is needed to bring together American evangelicals to address hostility toward Muslims and find ways to counter Islamophobia.

Within the American context, both Islam as a religion, and its Muslim adherents, continue to garner a lion’s share of the public’s attention said Labberton.

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