St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Scotland, during their Epiphany service, invited a Muslim girl to read from the Quran. This is a glaring example of what is extraordinarily wrong and dangerous with liberal Christianity.

This is absolute insanity. This syncretist, liberal, self-loathing Christianity is a mockery to all of our Christian ancestors, and the countless martyrs who died at the hands of Islam.

What makes this insanity even worse is the verses that were read, Surah 19 and 35; verses that claim deny the divinity of Jesus Christ, the very essence of the Christian faith.

Verse 35 in the Quran chapter is translated as:
35. It befits not (the Majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son [this refers to the slander of Christians against Allah, by saying that ‘Iesa (Jesus) is the son of Allah]. Glorified (and Exalted be He above all that they associate with Him). When He decrees a thing, He only says to it, “Be!” and it is.

I wouldn’t expect a Mosque to allow Christians to read Bible verses refuting their teachings during Eid. I wouldn’t even respect them if they did. That kind of syncretism should have no place in any religion with true believers. Any religion should be confident enough in their beliefs to teach them pure and unadulterated, without regard to them conflicting with the beliefs of others. Any sect, especially one claiming the true faith of Christ, that does otherwise is a toothless tiger; a lukewarm thing that should be “spit out”. (Revelation 3:16)

I believe that clergy who allow these types of things do not do it from a place of ecumenical love, but a self-loathing of their own “professed” faith. Usually, I would venture that the teachings of the Christian faith are at odds with deep-seated attachments to sin.

While the video was taken down from YouTube on Thursday afternoon, a version remained on Twitter:

According to the BBC:

The service was held on the feast of the Epiphany when western Christians mark the visit to the infant Jesus by wise men.

The cathedral provost said the reading was aimed at promoting understanding between the two faiths.

St Mary’s invited local Muslims, who also revere Jesus as a prophet, to join the service. A student, Madinah Javed, read from the lectern in Arabic from the chapter of Maryam, or Mary.

The chapter tells the story of the birth of Christ to the virgin Mary, and includes the Islamic teaching that Jesus is not the son of God and should not be worshipped, which has provoked criticism from some Anglicans.

The provost of the Cathedral, Rev. Kelvin Holdsworth, responded on the Cathedral’s website saying “In the course of our celebrations of the birth of the Saviour, we listened with interest to the story that Muslims tell of the annunciation of Jesus in the Qur’an. Such readings have happened a number of times in the past in this and in other churches and have led to deepening friendships locally, to greater awareness of the things we hold in common and to dialogue about the ways in which we differ.

The St. Mary’s website declares the Cathedral to be “open, inclusive [and] welcoming.” In a news video posted to YouTube in 2015, Holdsworth said “as a priest who’s known to be gay himself and has spoken out in favor of gay marriage and been part of the campaign, I’m in touch with quite a few people” in regard to same-sex marriages.”

8 COMMENTS

  1. Jesus is honored in the Qu’ran, and it was a passage appropriate to the season.

    There is nothing wrong with this. It harmed no one and helped people understand and love each other a little more. That’s the message of Jesus Christ. It’s not your message. I’ll go with Him, not you.

    • I don’t see this as a problem either. However, the Scottish Episcopal ‘Cathedral’ is not a Christian denomination. You must fully accept the divinity of Christ to be considered Christian. By reading a passage of this Sura of the Koran, the SEC is self-proclaiming its standing as a neo-muslim cult rather than Christian denomination. Jehovah’s witnesses or Mormons aren’t Christian either.

  2. The Anglicans are a mess…have been for years, and getting worse. I am thankful and cherish my Catholic faith…this liberal, ecumenical activity reminds me how much I detest “modernism” and all of its many serpentine heads

  3. Ok I read this and I get Christians and Muslims communicating and understanding our differences..No need to fight….Lost me at Gay and the choice of the readings was wierd,,,I,ll pray for the homosexual…..

  4. When we invite a Muslim to recite his Quran in our Church we have invited Satan into our fold.The Quran is a gross distortion of the word of God. A creed that asks Muslims to kill Christians and Jews. Please read the Surahs and you will understand. Besides When the Church has invited the Muslim, how could they read the very verses that deny the truth that Jesus is God or the Son of God. They didn’t care or were not considerate about our peaceful gesture. The audacity. Sadly, even the people’s Pope seems to be placating the children of Ishmael, while God’s Pope helplessly watches. The predictions of St. Malachi, St. Francis of Assissi, St. Bridget, Padre Pio, St. John Bosco, St. Thomas Aquinas, Sister Emmerich, and many others are about to come true.

  5. The Anglican / Episcopal church since its inception has been a disgrace to Christianity. Read about its origin and founder. A church that was formed out of immorality; murdered bishops and priests;and exiled many, has continued to bring shame and insult to the Christian fold.
    Just last year young radical Islamists slaughtered a Catholic priest on his alter in France while celebrating Mass. It’s incredible that someone who calls himself a Christian could invite a Muslim girl to bring the Quoran into the church and read it from the pulpit. It is sheer insanity!
    If a Christian could do this in a mosque, she will not come out alive from that mosque. That is sacrilegious and must be treated as such! It is sad to note tha some so called Church leaders are not aware that a holy war (jihad) has been launched against Christitians. Muslims have invaded Europe with the sole intention of dormimating Europe within the next twenty years or so. They have succeeded in electing a Muslim as London’s mayor. The next thing is to elect him as British Prime minister. They have started demanding Islami Califate in London. That is just the beginning. The West should open their eyes now before it is too late. Because our religion and civilization are in jeopardy and may vanish within the next two decades.

  6. Whoever guided this young student to chose this particular passage from the Quran was wrong. A more appropriate passage should have been selected that built on Christian-Muslim tolerance and unity.

    I commend the Episcopal Church to permit this and I truly hope our mosque will likewise allow Christian speakers. But certainly what is preached needs to be vetted so that no further offence is caused.

  7. Whoever guided this young student to chose this particular passage from the Quran was wrong. A more appropriate passage should have been selected that built on Christian-Muslim tolerance and unity.

    I commend the Episcopal Church to permit this and I truly hope our mosque will likewise allow Christian speakers. But certainly what is preached needs to be vetted so that no further offence is caused.

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