On November 10, 2013, at the Memorial Church of the Reformation in Speyer, Germany, an interfaith concert was scheduled for the purpose of bringing Islam and Christianity together. The concert was supposed to be opened with a prayer by a Muslim iman, proclaiming that “Only Allah is the Lord. He is God, the only God”, but as you can see from the video, that is not quite what happened.
Muslims can and should worship as they want, so long as they do not harm others–that is not the issue here. The issue is that this iman had no business spouting his poison in a Christian church, and church leaders should be ashamed of allowing him or the concert to go forward.
It is time for Christians everywhere to act as Heidi Mund–to take a stand and say, as she did, that Jesus Christ is Lord of all, and there is no other lord. It is time for Christians to stop tolerating leaders who insist upon calling what is evil “good”, and what is good “evil”.
It is time to stand, whatever the cost.