Incredibly, a Christian Church in North Carolina has been converted into a mosque, and the church leaders are claiming that it is because Christians and Muslims worship the same God. One leader even admits to personally worshipping allah.
Christianity is under assault by culture, and under persecution by muslims in the middle east, yet some church leaders are handing over their congregations to the wolves.
The crosses have been removed, and according to one of the pastors;
“What they were attempting to do is honor our tradition and so they wanted to turn the crosses over to us,” said the Rev. Jim Melnyk, pastor of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Smithfield, a small town in Johnston County about 45 minutes south of Raleigh. “They were reaching out to us, and we were reaching out to them.”
Melnyk then proceeded to state that he was joined by pastors from the United Methodist Church, United Church of Christ and three different Baptist congregations at Saturday’s ceremony, which marked the official conversion of a former Pentecostal church into a mosque.
Melnyk said Christianity and Islam “share common origins and scriptures” and that he felt it was the right thing to do to participate in the mosque opening as a show of respect for Islam, a fellow monotheistic faith.
“Christians, Jews and Muslims are all people of the book, and we all claim what the Hebrew Scriptures call the Abrahamic faith,” Melnyk told WND. “We call it the Ol d Testament, and Muslims also claim the Bible.”