Contra the Muslim-Calvinist coalition led by British Muslim, Mohammad Khan and Reformed Baptist and Hyper-Calvinist, Rev. James White, a swelling number of Christian scholars and leaders are speaking out. Why? According to a statement just released...
"Converted Muslim, Dr. Ergun Caner has been under attack by extreme Muslims and others who have challenged his integrity and character, claiming that he was not a Muslim, let alone a devout one, and that he intentionally made false statements related to his Muslim background and conversion to Christianity" (//link).
Among the public respondents is Dr. Paige Patterson, President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He writes:
"In a day of negativism and bad news, I am rejoicing today over many things. I rejoice over faithful witnesses of Jesus in a small Ohio Baptist church that loved two Moslem boys to Christ and then encouraged them to live for Jesus. I am grateful to God for the many people that have come to Christ through the witness of those two men. I continually thank God for His unbelievable plan to use sinners and mistake-prone men like the Caners, and even more amazing, people like me, to accomplish some things of great value in His kingdom business. Only eternity will reveal the good that two former Moslems have done. I thank God for them both."
The latest public supporters of Dr. Caner include some who have reputable apologetic ministries such as Drs. John Ankerberg and Ron Rhodes, not to mention, of course, the most prolific and reputable evangelical apologist in recent times, Dr. Norman Geisler. Perhaps Ankerberg and Rhodes could spearhead a query and resolution from within evangelical apologetics to potentially censure apologists who cankerously thrive on other Christian apologists, especially distancing themselves from apologetic ministries which favor sub-Christian "debate" tactics.
May our Lord raise up a new army, a better army of Christian apologists who speak truth in love to all people not just to the elect.
With that, I am...