Saturday, March 8, 2014

Should Lutheran churches help Muslims worship Allah?

(the following is from Pastor Tom Brock of

The liberal-leaning Metro Lutheran in its March 2014 issue has a glowing, front page article about ELCA Lutheran congregations in Minnesota that let Muslims use their worship space. Here is the response I sent:

It was with sadness that I read your report of Lutheran churches offering their worship space so that Muslims can worship Allah. The rationale given by one of the pastors was "our Christian faith calls us to help our neighbors". But are we loving people by helping them stay Muslims? Jesus taught that He is the only way of salvation (John 14:6) and the Apostles taught the same (Acts 4:12). If we truly love people we will urge them to come to Christ for salvation, not help them worship Allah.

Can you imagine Martin Luther promoting the religion of Islam? Please pray for the ELCA. It's time people leave it for a more Biblical branch of Lutheranism.

Pastor Tom Brock

Muslim students and community members gather for noon prayer Friday in Fellowship Hall at Grace University Lutheran Church


1 comment:

  1. It's not like the ELCA is a Christian denomination anymore. Atheism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, astrology, Wiccan, Gaia worship - whatever the "Religion of the Month" happens to be.