Can A Person Belong To Two Religions?“I am both Muslim and Christian”!
Reader, good Thursday morning to everyone, I 'm praying everyone reading this post have a wonderful and awesome day in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I just don't believe one could be a Christian and a Muslim at the same time. You're either with or against one of the faith. You can't embrace both at the same time. Now one could be a Christian and respect a Muslim’s faith without embracing it. One could be a Muslim and respect a Christian’s faith without embracing it. But the theological terms of the two faith are contradictory.
There's no way you can embrace Jesus and Muhammad at the same time, it ain't happening. I cannot receive Jesus Christ as God’s only begotten son and the only Lord and Savior AND heap the highest honors, then turn around and heap the same praises on Muhammad. If I accept the truth of Jesus being the only way to God and the only name under heaven by which one can be saved from sin, then I cannot ascribe the same saving powers to Muhammad.
Anyhow, the article below is old but interesting just the same.
Rev. Ann Holmes Redding, 55, graduated from Brown University, earned master's degrees from two seminaries, and received her Ph.D. in New Testament from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, NY. She felt called to the priesthood; in 1984, she was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church, USA. She will teach the New Testament as a visiting assistant professor at Seattle University in the fall of 2007. She has a life goal to create an institute to study the three largest monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
In 2005-Fall, a Muslim leader gave a talk at St. Mark's Cathedral where Redding worked. She was moved by his prayer. During 2006-Spring, another Muslim leader taught a chanted prayer to God at a cathedral's inter-faith class. She began reciting the prayer daily. She began to study Islam intensely. in 2006-March, she became a Muslim by reciting the shahada -- "There is no god but God (Allah), and Muhammad is his prophet."
She says that:
"Coming to Islam was like coming into a family with whom I'd been estranged. We have not only the same God, but the same ancestor with Abraham."