The Lord prayer from Matthew 6:9-13
“Pray, then, in this way:‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.‘Your kingdom come.Your will be done,on earth as it is in heaven.‘Give us this day our daily bread. ‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’
Hallowed means to pronounce holy; to hold in reverence. God wants us to have reverence for what is sacred. Revere His name rather than profane God’s name with disrespect.
Acts 4:12 “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
Isaiah 42:8 ““I am the Lord, that is My name;I will not give My glory to another,nor My praise to graven images.
Ezekiel 39:7 “7 “My holy name I will make known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let My holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations will know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel.”
“Ezekiel 36:23 “ I will vindicate the holiness of My great name which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst. Then the nations will know that I am the Lord,” declares the Lord God, “when I prove Myself holy among you in their sight.”
Satan’s strategies among Islam
2 Corinthians 2:10-11 “ But one whom you forgive anything, I forgive also; for indeed what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, I did it for your sakes in the presence of Christ, so that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.”
1 Timothy 4:1 “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons”
2 Corinthians 11:4 “For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.“
Galatians 1:6 “I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel”
In the Saudia Arabia’s flag The Arabic writing is the Islamic statement of faith, “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his Prophet.” In the Arabic language,there are many words for God, some are also translated Lord, Allah, father, the Creator, lord, maker and Author to name a few. In the Arabic writing on their flag they use 2 different words “Allah” and “Rabi” for God/god
Various groups ministering to people leaving Islam say the Arabic word for God is Allah. They mistakingly use the word “Allah” to refer to the God of the bible. From google translate and the Saudi Arabia flag we can see that the Arabic people do in fact use more than one word to refer to God. The bible NEVER refers to God as Allah. The agenda of Islam os to have all people worshipping “Allah” the idol worshipped in the Qu’ran..
In 2016, I went thru 6 months of training through my local church to minister to those wanting to leave Islam in the Middle East. The Korean non-denominational overseas mission organization InterCP was who trained me. They were founded in 1983 by Paul Choi with the vision to frontier pioneering missions to the unreached people groups of the 10/40 window. You can find them at http://www.intercp.org and http://www.intercp.net
I went through their Vision School and eventually to the Middle East with them. The people involved were very passionate about their organization but offered very little support for questions and concerns I had about them. The following is my account of the concerns I have with this organization. Most of those involved were unapproachable. There was alot of shaming and intimidation used to get people to follow the leaders. There was little accountability. Rather than site examples for the above concerns, I am choosing to focus on the two most important aspects that concerned me.
They do not embrace biblical theology in that they compromise the gospel with who Jesus is and who God is! Also the bible is not their final authority.
The enclosed pictures are taken from our training manual. Please note the “Allah is God” They never told the people they were reaching out to about the trinity as stated in the bible- the Father, the Son(Jesus) and the Holy Spirit.(John 3:16; Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 13:14; John 1:1,14; 1 Peter 1:2). The Muslims were lead to believe the Jesus in the Qu’ran is the same as God’s Son, Jesus in the bible.Their sinner’s prayer would have them praying to Allah if any of the false converts would have been lead to pray it! Instead they offered them a gospel bracelet to show they were now a Christian. On numerous occasions I approached people with bible passages to understand and clarify their theology and practice. They always rejected it. Based on this, I believe InterCP is a cult.
When I returned from the Middle East I sought out others who felt called to minister to Muslims leaving Islam for Christ. Both Ministry to Muslims and American Ethnic Ministries also compromise the gospel like InterCP. The “Path of the Prophets” is one tool Dr. Cynthia Pettross uses in her organization. Here is the link to her Palm Project: http://americanethnicministries.org/palmproject.htm and 2 pictures from “Path of the Prophets”, the main tract they use. The bible refers to their compromise of the gospel and God’s holy name as profaning His name. God will not give His glory to another. He hates idol worship! Satan is using these organizations to pollute true Christianity and mislead many by this doctrine of demons.
God warns us to confront the unruly and expose the lies of satan yet if they don’t repent, wash your hands of them- don’t even eat with them. Hand them over to God as you separate yourself from them. Most of the cults founders had time to repent and be used by God before they died, but they didn’t. That is why cults like Mormonism and Islam still exist. My prayer for Paul Choi and those involved with InterCP is that God would grant them repentance.
Some of the harmful consequences for those who were involved with InterCP include rebellion towards authority and sound biblical teaching; rebellion towards men in authority; financial instability, women in church leadership (the women commonly call themselves “Pastors” after a “missions” trip through InterCP), habitual lying, various mental and physical health issues; and church splits to name a few. I will in my next writing explore what to do to free a person or church from this evil, deceptive spirit.