In yet another nutty turn of events in these apostate last days, a Lutheran teacher is claiming that Jesus was a Muslim. Robert Shedinger of Luther College promotes this view in his book Was Jesus a Muslim: Questioning Categories in the Study of Religion. Jesus Himself warned about the coming of false christs (Matthew 24:4, 5, 24), and Shedinger’s “christ” is a social justice hero rather than what the Bible says He is, which is the Son of God, the Creator of all, and the Saviour of the world. Approaching the Bible through a liberal, unbelieving, syncretistic mindset, Shedinger finds whatever christ he pleases in its pages, and indeed his “Jesus” is closer to the “Isa” of Islam than the Jesus of Scripture, as his “Jesus” is not God, is not the Son of God, and did not die for man’s sins or rise from the dead. The book is published by Fortress Press, which describes itself as ecumenical and inclusive. Jerry Johnson, a spokesman for Luther College, says, “The administration is very, very comfortable” with Shedinger’s book (“College Professor,” Jul. 11, 2012, CampusReform.org).
(Friday Church News Notes, July 20, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, email@example.com, 866-295-4143)
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