Wednesday, July 30, 2014
False Muslim Convert Sues PCUSA
A false convert. This is the test of those who claim Muslims get converted to Christianty: are they willing to die for their faith and identity in Jesus Christ or not? If they love their life they will lose it. This is the point of baptism--to PUBLICLY proclaim faith in the Triune God and the person and work of Jesus Christ specifically.
But according to the June 9 filing, the man was privately baptized in December 2012, a few weeks before making a regular trip to Damascus. He had repeatedly asked for the baptism to be done privately for his safety, and he alleges that he secured a promise from First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa to keep the baptism private. But a few days after arriving in Syria, the Oklahoma church allegedly published an announcement on its website that he had been baptized.
Soon after the news of his baptism went online, the convert alleges that he was beaten by Muslim extremists in Damascus, who told him they had read about his baptism on the internet. Even after denying his conversion, the man was held captive and tortured for days before he managed to escape and return to the United States.
The lawsuit claims that a murder sentence exists against the convert in Syria, where his son still lives and his business and possessions are now forfeit. The convert, who has permanent resident status but is not yet a U.S. citizen, is asking for $75,000 in retribution from the church that allegedly inadvertently prompted his persecution.
On the surface it's also easy to show how he's violating Scripture in suing brothers (1 Cor 6), however the PCUSA aren't Christian, even if in his mind they are.
Luk 9:23 And He was saying to them all, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.
Luk 9:24 "For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.
Luk 9:25 "For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?
Luk 9:26 "For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.