The “kingdom circle” is a heresy that claims that followers of pagan religions can enter the kingdom of God directly without becoming “Christians.” It is taught using a series of circles representing the kingdom of God and various religions. (See “Why Is a Saddleback Pastor Teaching on Kingdom Circles?” Standupforthetruth.com, March 12, 2012.) According to kingdom circle theology a Muslim can become a believer in Jesus and yet remain a practicing Muslim. The “Jesus in the Quran” web site says: “Here’s what I try to say to every Muslim I meet: ‘I promise I will never ask you to become a Christian, and please don’t ask me to become a Muslim. But I also promise that I will do all that I can to help us both discover the true straight path into the Kingdom of God. And I believe that the true access to that Kingdom is through the sacrifice of Jesus the Messiah.” These Muslims call themselves followers of “Isa,” which is the Muslim name for Jesus. Yet the Muslim God is not the God revealed in Scripture and its Isa is not the Jesus of the Bible. Islam says God has no Son, that Jesus is not God and did not die on the cross for man’s sin. Islam teaches a gospel of works and denies that salvation is by God’s grace. It is impossible to remain any kind of Muslim while believing in the Biblical faith. The fact that this is heresy is entertained by Christianity Today and other “evangelicals” is evidence of evangelicalism’s apostasy and spiritual blindness.
(Friday Church News Notes, March 23, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
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