The Chair of Peter Tips Over Backwards Trying to Pacify Muslims
The pope’s speech requires no apology, but unfortunately the pope erred in stating that he has great "respect" for "great religions," such as Islam" in which the "one God" is worshiped. Muslims do not worship the one, true God. They worship a god, but it is not the God who reveals Himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.
Here is what Martin Luther said about this point:
Turks and Jews boast a lot about God and claim to have a better faith than we Christians. They say they cannot be wrong. They say that they believe [Glaube] in one God, who created heaven and earth and everything else. This kind of faith certainly can not be wrong, they think. Christ, however, here concludes: ‘He who hates Me, hates my Father.” Now, since Turks and Jews hate Christ and persecute His Word, they certainly also hate the God who has created heaven and earth. They do not believe [Glaube] in Him and they do not honor Him. For Christ is the same one God. (StL 13a, 1285).
If we can’t grasp this most fundamental point then we might as well close the doors of our congregations, shut off the lights, and go home.
If you do not worship Jesus as God, you are not worshiping the one, true God.
Jesus said: "If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” John 8:19.
It is a shame the Pope could not quote the one whom he claims to be the first Pope, St. Peter, who said, "There is no other name given under heaven among men by which we must be saved"!
Link: My Way News.
He expressed his "profound respect for the great religions, particularly for Muslims, who worship the one God and with whom we are committed to defending and promoting together social justice, moral values, peace and freedom for all humanity."