The Final Word on “A Common Word”

September 9, 2009 at 8:27 pm (Christian news) (, , , , , )

There is a very dangerous convergence in our world today; one that seeks to destroy truth in the name of peace.  It is called “A Common Word Between Us And You” and its goal is to replace Biblical Christianity with Islamic thoughts and beliefs.  You can check it out on their website and read what they have to say for themselves.  It was written by Muslim religious leaders who claim to have come together to offer an olive branch to Christianity, seeking peace and justice between these two religious communities which make up over half of the world’s population.

But it’s really something else entirely.

Upon further reading, one thing became crystal clear.  It is not a joining together of two religions based upon what they have in common.  It is a direct attack upon the Person and Work of Jesus Christ who, according to “A Common Word,” is not God in the flesh, but simply another prophet.

But we must remember, these are Muslim leaders writing this… we cannot expect them to fully understand what Christians believe.  You would have to look to Christian religious leaders for that, and so I was very pleased to see that there was a Christian Response to A Common Word Between Us and You.

Unfortunately, then I read it.

Nowhere in this response was Jesus Christ referred to as God, which is one of the founding principles of Christianity.  In addition, God was referred to by several different Muslim names (All-Merciful One, Lord of the Worlds, the Infinitely Good and All Merciful) but not once by names any Christian would recognize (Jehovah, Immanuel, Jesus Christ, Adonai, Prince of Peace).  I found this to be deeply disturbing, since this response was written and endorsed by leaders in the Christian community.

The Bible tells us that in the last days, false teachers and false prophets will arise and lead many astray.  Well, it seems those days are here, and I am going to name names.

Shame on you, Rick Warren.  Shame on you, Bill Hybels.  And shame on the rest of you who wrote and endorsed this response.  You have all been led astray and you are leading others astray!  The Muslims do not desire to have peace with you; they want to convert you to Islam.  Or kill you.  Your choice.

How do I know that?  Well, what does their own Holy Scriptures tell them to do?  They command that they convert us or kill us!

But how should we respond to this obvious deception?  Should we hate them?  Should we attack them?  Should we seek to kill them?

No!  God forbid!  Instead, we will do what our Holy Scriptures, the Bible, tell us to do:

  • We will know them by seeking out the truth as it is written in the only true Scriptures, the Holy Bible.
  • We will fight them by fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus Christ and making disciples of all nations, including their nation.
  • We will defeat them by holding firm and fast to our faith, even if it means that we lose our lives for the name and sake of Jesus Christ.

But more importantly,

  • We will love them as the Bible teaches by praying to Jesus Christ for them, that He would reveal Himself to them as the Eternal, Living God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; the creator of heaven and earth, and all the host of them.  We will pray that their eyes are opened to the great love God has for them, in that God himself became flesh to pay for their sins through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

This is the true meaning of the Biblical command to “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

This is the true Christian response to “A Common Word.”



  1. Dave said,

    Hi, just wondering if you could tell me where Warren and Hybels came into this, I didn’t see their names on the response letter. I may have missed their names or maybe they responded about this elsewhere.

    The names on the response letter I saw were from Yale and Mellon and saying anyone connected with those schools are true Biblical scholars is like saying water is oil.

    It is scary though, and especially so if Warren and Hybels did anything to endorse it, in that we know a One World government and a One World religion will happen eventually and this would certainly be a step in that direction. If it is just those names on the response letter I saw then I don’t see it as deeply cutting because those schools just have no biblical significance at all in the world of the Christian Faith (not religion but faith), it is nothing but liberal professors and administrators at those places and it doesn’t surprise me at all that they would do this.

    I’ll reserve comment on Warren and Hybels till later.

    • BibleNewsToday said,

      Hi Dave, thanks for checking us out! Warren and Hybels were part of the original response from November 2007, which was posted as a full-page advertisement in the New York Times.

      The link to that advertisement is here:

      At the bottom, you can see all of the people who were part of that response and sure enough, Warren and Hybels are right there.

      I meant to include that link in the original post, but I remember editing it out because I already had a link to the response, not realizing that the signers were not included with the other link. Thanks for bringing that up, because that’s an important part of why the response was so dangerous to Christianity.

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