In my podcast today I extend on a conversation we began a few days ago. This past weekend, there were dozens of “I Am Muslim Too” rallies across the country, where people who were not necessarily Muslim still marched with signs saying “I am Muslim” in solidarity with Muslims who, they claim, are being persecuted by Trump’s proposed travel restrictions. It stands to reason that a large portion of the people who marched for Muslims with “I am Muslim” signs were Christian. In fact, after I wrote about it, I heard from a good number of self-professed Christians who confirmed that they did participate.
There are two problems here: The first, as I said, is that a Christian may not ever proclaim a faith identity other than his own. It doesn’t matter if you’re being “symbolic.” To say “I am Muslim” when in fact you are Christian is to, in effect, renounce your faith.
Second, and this is my larger focus today, how many of these Christians who are not “standing for Muslims” have ever in their lives stood for Christ and their church? Has there been an “I am Christian too” rally to stand for our persecuted brothers and sisters overseas? Has there been such a rally to speak out against the constant attacks on our faith in this country? And if such a rally was held, would these same Christians attend? Something tells me they wouldn’t. In fact, if the rally was protesting the anti-Christian cultural agenda of the Left — and plenty of rallies and marches of that type have been held — many of these Christians are more likely to show up to protest AGAINST their brothers and sisters in faith.
And, aside from rallies, how many Christians who are so concerned about the fate of Islam in the world possess any such concern for fate of their own religion? How many who say, “I am Muslim” have ever in their lives proclaimed “I am Christian” when Christianity was under assault? Why is it that perceived attacks on Islam provoke the ire of the church in America even more than attacks on Christ and His message?
Well, I think I know why.
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