UK Christian festival features Islamic “worship” chants

Imagine learning Quranic chants from an anti-Christ religion, to worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ?  That’s exactly what’s going on at a so-called “Christian” festival this month.  Christian worshipers at the annual Greenbelt Christian festival near London can now learn Islamic worship chants to Allah.

It’s a Chrislamic syncretism that will be taught to kids, teens and adults August 25 – 28. The social justice/environmental festival is called Greenbelt 2017: The Common Good. Which explains a lot.  The chanting lessons are taught at the festival by the Ansari Qadiri Rifai Tariqa,  an international non-profit group, which invites Christians to learn how to use basic universal  Sufi chants. Greenbelt Christian leaders say the chants are rhythmic, and have healing properties.  Festival-goers are invited to “come, enter in, learn and participate”.

Ansari’s mission is to promote Sufism founded on the Quran, while the Greenbelt website says its primary mission is “to be available to guide seekers of Allah”.

Even more alarming, if you can imagine it, is that Greenbelt is featuring other Muslim guests at the festival. Abdalhamid Evans is a British Muslim convert who will lead a discussion titled “Scriptural Reasoning Remixed” a “fun and thoughtful conversation around the music and lyrics that move us as spiritual people”. Another is Ahmad Ikhlas, a British born Jamaican convert to Islam.

Greenbelt’s Creative Director, Paul Northup, told Christian Today:

“It is because we are Christian that we do this. Not because we want to dilute or deny our faith. It’s because we want to be true to our faith and to continue to live and express it dynamically, creatively and generously. In a world which seems ever-more divided, then we want to build bridges not barriers.”

Being able to introduce this new venue and programme feeds into Greenbelt’s commitment to help build better religious literacy, and is a continuation of Greenbelt’s programming about the Muslim faith at previous festivals. We want to play our part in dismantling the extremist stereotyping and narrative the Muslim faith and community have laboured under, and to provide a space of welcome and conversation.

“In a world that can even entertain the idea of a Muslim travel ban – freedom of movement being curtailed based on religious identity – and where identity politics more generally seem to trump all, it’s important for us to make room to bring people of different faiths and understandings together and to respectfully allow them to demonstrate how they worship.

This kind of blended mix should not be. And yet Saddleback Church does it without blinking an eye.  The Gospel alone has the power to save. The Quran is Satan’s tool to deceive Muslims, and well-meaning Christians are using it to cause them to think that they believe in the real Jesus. But here’s the truth: Their Jesus, “Isa,” is a different Jesus, a “great prophet,” but not the only Son of the Living God. Use the Bible not the Quran to being Muslims to Salvation. This is where the power lies.

See also:

Why is Saddleback pastor teaching on Kingdom Circles?

Attempts to Blend Christianity with Other Religions

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28 Responses to UK Christian festival features Islamic “worship” chants

  1. Manny1962 says:

    “It is because we are Christian that we do this. Not because we want to dilute or deny our faith. It’s because we want to be true to our faith and to continue to live and express it dynamically, creatively and generously. In a world which seems ever-more divided, then we want to build bridges not barriers.”

    Proverbs 14:11-12

    11The house of the wicked will be destroyed, But the tent of the upright will flourish. 12There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.

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  2. Manny1962 says:

    Also,

    Matthew 7:13-14

    13Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it.…

    They’re compromising with Satan, Chrislam at it’s best……….

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  3. SusanJ says:

    And this
    http://www.greenbelt.org.uk/artists/belly-dancing-with-syren/

    It makes one want to weep. I looked through the ‘line-up’ in the worship and spirituality section. Woah!! That has upset me for the day. And we cry Maranatha! Come quickly Lord Jesus!

    http://www.greenbelt.org.uk/2017-lineup/#worship-and-spirituality

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  4. Manny1962 says:

    “it’s important for us to make room to bring people of different faiths and understandings together and to respectfully allow them to demonstrate how they worship.”

    And that folks, is how the Antichrist will be worshipped, the coming together of all religions under the false prophet in order to proclaim the Beast as messiah. Remember, Churchianity and Islam combined is almost 4 billion worldwide, plus 1.15 billion Hindus……… as of today there are approximately 7.5 billion people worldwide, the Bride is tiny! More than 90% of those that call themselves “Christian” fall under Churchianity.

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    • lyn says:

      Hey Manny, have you seen this? It’s yet another story on microchipping – https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2017/08/09/you-get-chipped-eventually/547336001/

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      • Manny1962 says:

        Yes! That’s the company 3 Square Market! They had their chipping party August 1!

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      • lyn says:

        Isn’t it interesting they claim you will eventually get ‘chipped’?

        I can’t say if the micro-chip is in fact the tool used for marking Satan’s followers, but it very well may be.

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      • Manny1962 says:

        The tech is “old,” but it’s easy to implement and contrary to what they say in chipping party video, adding tracking software is very easy. The way it’s being done is ingenious! For convinience! Lol! People are just so blind! As you say, it might not be it (the progenitor of the mark) but what we must see is the psychological implication! People are being conditioned to think it’s ok to have objects inserted into their hands! It’s cool! You’re hep! You’re part of the new generation! I believe Goebbels once said “repeat a lie long enough and it will become truth.”

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      • lyn says:

        “People are being conditioned to think it’s ok to have objects inserted into their hands!” this is very true, people are blinded by everyday ‘life’ and do not see what’s happening all around them.

        Society has been ‘dumbed down’ for quite some time now through the Gov. education system, which helps to condition them for the evil agenda that’s already gelled. Ecumenism within the churches helps condition them for the one world religion, the mark will soon bring them to the allegiance of the ‘god’ they worshiped all along…..

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      • Manny1962 says:

        Yes, every passing generation becomes more accustomed to technology. Lyn, it’s all in place, orchestra is ready and seated, everyone is waiting for the conductor to show up! Things are changing at a breakneck speed!

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    • tatsuslava says:

      i get it you are paranoid

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      • lyn says:

        tat,

        Do read the rules of engagement and stop being an internet troll…

        In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting quarrels or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[2] or of otherwise disrupting normal, on-topic discussion,[3] often for the troll’s amusement.

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      • Tatsuslava says:

        i am not the one promoting conspiracy theories and crank forms of calvinism

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      • Darrel says:

        “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him.”
        “Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise I his own eyes.”

        You have added nothing to the threads you have forced yourself upon. You have limited knowledge of Scripture and even less of the Character of God. Yet you expect us to swoon on your every word as if you actually spoke for Jehovah and His Christ—which you do not. Stop rebelling against Him and repent.

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      • Tatsuslava says:

        no one is “rebelling” against god in any meaningful sense in your world

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      • lyn says:

        Tat,

        IF you have a point, then argue that point from scripture. You come here out of nowhere and start railing against others on this forum. You obviously just want to argue for no reason and belittle, which is not a trait of a born from above believer and follower of Christ.

        You repeatedly break the comment policy rules, let me remind you of them…
        1. No attacking other commenters.
        2. Use Scripture, not ad hominems.

        You will be reported to the blog owners if you continue in your ‘bad behavior’, which may lead to them banning you from commenting here. With that said, make your point, back it with scripture and stop belittling everyone. Your anger displayed here is not righteous at all.

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    • Darrel says:

      Manny & Lyn,

      Interesting and somewhat scary the things you bring out. There is another area that just came to my attention that’s called 5G presented by Qualcomm. Details are vague (they speak in generalities with few if any specifics) as to the exact purpose and uses of this next gen tech, but from what I’ve read it’s being presented as the ultimate user friendly panacea for those with electronic devises welded to their brains—how many can’t live without two or three of those? Of course only the “good” uses of this tech are presented to the public with the dark side—there is always a dark side—being keep secret. As I read and watched the few short videos on their site one word became glued in my head : Skynet. It seems as though the ‘welcome mat’ for the antichrist just keeps getting bigger.

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      • Manny1962 says:

        This is from Qualcomm:

        https://www.qualcomm.com/news/onq/2017/08/07/snapdragon-wear-powered-kid-smartwatches-can-help-parents-age-smartphones

        “The key to success with devices designed specifically for children, is to ensure there is an incentive for the child to want to wear the device. So this latest crop of devices launching in China are providing some unique user experiences like built-in personal assistants to help with homework, cameras to take and share images with family and friends, and learning apps that teach kids how to read and write in multiple languages.”

        Note the words: “incentive for the child to WANT” I think of BF Skinner and get chills! And course the rapid race to undo Babble…….. “Learning apps that tach kids how to read and write in multiple languages.” Sounds like a noble enterprise untill you see it in context of transhumanism, man becoming machine and his own god.

        As for 5G it’s a new protocol/platform being rolled out to replace 3G and 4G devices like phones and tablets. From what I can gather it’s going to be faster and have more bandwith, it’ll have better coverage and integration. Again, I see the Babel effect. God in His wisdom, separated man because of his propensity to do evil when unified and focused, He introduced languages and confused in order for man to spread out, the trend in the last few years has been to reverse this, Google being a prime example. They invested millions in instantaneous translation, unifying ideas instantly. By the way, and I know I’m going to sound really paranoid here, but Google was funded by a company called In-Q-Tel, it’s the CIA’s investment firm that funds startups that could have a big impact for the agency.

        http://www.businessinsider.com/25-cutting-edge-companies-funded-by-the-central-intelligence-agency-2012-8

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      • Manny1962 says:

        I just put up some info on Qualcomm and Google…… awaiting moderation since I used two links! Sorry guys!

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      • Manny1962 says:

        Guys search this, they fund all the heavy tech. Google etc….. It belongs to the CiA.

        Maybe one link won’t put comment on “waiting moderation” mode!

        https://www.iqt.org

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      • Jack says:

        I would love to hear their answers if I asked these people questions concerning the Laodicea type churches. And they say The Most Gracious has betaken a son, indeed you have put forth a thing most monstrous. Koran 19: 88 Islam is an anti-Christ, Fascist, Political, Oppressive Ideology. The adherents of this ideology believe they are intellectually superior to those who don’t adhere to their beliefs.

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  5. Jamie in Illinois says:

    Goth Eucharist?? Seriously, just when I thought I had seen it all…oy vey!

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  6. Sheryl says:

    Ok, build your bridges. Hold hands and cross them. But be sure to place a large banner across the top that reads “BROAD ROAD THAT LEADS TO DESTRUCTION.” You won’t find the few traveling the treacherous narrow road that leads to life crossing over to the other side for the sake of unity. Far be it from us.

    Perhaps Dr. James White is available to lead the way. Has anyone contacted him?

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  7. Manny1962 says:

    We have our own group of social justice ecumenist here too!

    https://www.oikoumene.org/en

    Not as hep as the English version, but just as twisted!

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  8. G J says:

    The Holy Highway

    Motoring out West…

    Are you blessed… or are you stressed…

    Which highway are you on?

    Motoring through life…

    Will you try… or will you die…

    Which highway are you on?

    Route Eight-Eighty-Eight (888)… or Route 66…6…

    Choose the highway that’s the best…

    Which highway are you on?

    It’s not the road to Babylon…

    If you want to rest… and don’t want to cry…

    If you want roots cool n’ wet… and not torched scorched n’ dry…

    Which highway are you on?

    I don’t know if… the Holy Highway… mentioned in Isaiah relates exclusively to the New Jerusalem… to the Millennium… or both. If it’s a description of traveling to the Lamb’s Wife, could the nations be singing…

    Pack your bags… throw out your rags…

    Turn Out the Lights… there’s no more night…

    We’re travelin’ to the gate on Route Eight-Eighty-Eight (888)…

    Going up to Mount Zion where there’s no more cryin’…

    We’re going to the Light… where there’s no more night…

    The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing (ASV)… Say to those with anxious heart, “Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you.” Then the eyes of the blind will be opened And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped. Then the lame will leap like a deer, And the tongue of the mute will shout for joy. For waters will break forth in the wilderness And streams in the Arabah [Or desert]. The scorched land will become a pool And the thirsty ground springs of water; In the haunt of jackals, its resting place, Grass becomes reeds and rushes. A highway will be there, a roadway, And it will be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it, But it will be for him who walks that way, And fools will not wander on it. No lion will be there, Nor will any vicious beast go up on it; These will not be found there. But the redeemed will walk there, And the ransomed of the Lord will return And come with joyful shouting to Zion, With everlasting joy upon their heads. They will find gladness and joy, And sorrow and sighing will flee away (NASB) (Isaiah 35:1-10)…

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  9. Bruce says:

    We used to have great evangelistic events st Greenbelt in the 70’s and 80’s no they teach us to worship the devil allah and Mohammad the illiterate shepherd England is doom we really need a new Reformation in this 500 birthday

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  10. G J says:

    10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.12 Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.

    12 Then shall the cities of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem go, and cry unto the gods unto whom they offer incense: but they shall not save them at all in the time of their trouble.13 For according to the number of thy cities were thy gods, O Judah; and according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem have ye set up altars to that shameful thing, even altars to burn incense unto Baal.14 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble.

    10 Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.11 They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourneth unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.12 The spoilers are come upon all high places through the wilderness: for the sword of the LORD shall devour from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall have peace.

    25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

    Isaiah 56:10-12; Jeremiah 11:7-14;12:10-17; Proverbs 1:25-27

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