House Of One

Whoever thought that this could happen ?

A new worship centre is the first of its kind.

In Berlin, Germany, construction has started on a unique new place of worship. Christians, Jews, and Muslims will be able to worship under one roof , although in separate areas, in a new venture called ‘The House of One’.

Pictured in the internet photo are the three faith leaders who will lead worship in three separate areas.

The new church is being built on the former site of Berlin’s first church, St. Peter’s, which was torn down under Communism in 1964.

There will be a common room where members of other religions will also be invited to visit.

The worship centre has received many donations, and has collected the million Euros needed to begin construction. I find this a good idea ; it seems better to pray in the same building rather than to argue and fight.

My friend Lorna told me that I am naive in approving of this ‘House of One’, since she thought that this was the beginning of the One World Religion. She is suspicious of this, but she isn’t sure why.

So now I am somewhat confused.

May God grant us wisdom and discernment.

54 thoughts on “House Of One

  1. Covers up the many differences and detracts from them. The Bible is clear that no one can come to the Father except through Jesus. The Jews or Muslims do not believe Jesus is the Christ/Messiah, our hope, Lord and Savior. So the real title should be One House, Three Beliefs. Keeping the peace is less important than speaking the truth for true, lasting peace only comes from truth. Just my view. May God give us all discernment.❤

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    1. Great point, Tonya. Three Abrahamic faiths, but only Christians acknowledge Jesus as Messiah and King of Kings. Amen, ‘lasting peace only comes from truth’. 🤗

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  2. Thanks for bringing attention to this, Sally, as I was unaware of it until reading your post. I agree that true Christians should not be preoccupied with fighting and should certainly not resort to violence, although we are biblically exhorted to contend for the faith once delivered, which necessarily requires refutation of error and false taching (in an earnest spirit of love and humility).

    On the other hand, I believe that Christians cannot affirm the legitimacy of either modern Judaism or Islam. These are false religions that worship other gods, as evidenced by the obvious fact that they don’t worship Jesus as God (and deny His divinity and resurrection), whereas Christians do. The bible clearly teaches that believers are not to in any way support or share in the work of false teachers, so it’s my opinion that any Christian who does so is walking in disobedience to scripture.

    Whether or not this is a start of the fulfillment of biblical prophecy, only time will tell, but I see it as a tragic and unbiblical action on the part of the Christians who are carrying it out.

    There are many, many New Testament scriptures that address false teachers and false religions, but here are a few. Thanks for reading and God bless!
    Craig

    Galatians 1:8-9 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.

    John 14:5-6 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

    Ephesians 5:11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

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    1. Hi Craig : I was praying that you might leave a comment on this post because I appreciate your discernment and knowledge of scripture.
      Thanks for giving us guidance on how to react to this new worship centre. 🤗⚘

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  3. I was unaware of this. Thank you for sharing this. I can understand the reason for thinking of something like this but it can blur the truth for someone seeking. They might see it all as the same and when it is not so.

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    1. Hi ! I so agree with you. There is a tremendous difference between the three beliefs, and He is Jesus. We indeed are responsible before God not to blur the truth that Jesus is the way to salvation and eternal life. Thanks for this wise comment. 🤗🌼

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  4. This is news to me Sally, sad news at that. I agree that it be a step closer to a one world religion, whether it leads there we must wait and see. But certainly this development goes against the commands of God’s Word to be a separate people, for Jews and also for Christians. Thank you for sharing this Sally.

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    1. Yes, Alan, we are indeed to be a separate people. As another commentator said, we should not be involved in blurring the lines of truth for people. We can show respect to people of other faiths, but still, we proclaim, Christ is King of Kings.
      Thanks ⚘

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      1. Well, I’ve heard it preached for years that it was coming, but it still blows your mind when you see things taking place. Pestilence, disasters, wars, one world order. Scary times…

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      2. It can be scary, for sure, but the Bible forewarned that these things would come about.
        As always, the Lord asks us not to worry, since He has everything under control.
        Under his direction and tender guidance, we can stay relaxed and joyful.

        Let us keep trusting, and not be afraid. 🤗🌼

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  5. This is not a good thing, Sally, as it compromises Christianity. Christ is the only way to salvation. When we “meld” with other religions, we tarnish the exclusiveness of the Christian message. By “exclusiveness,” I’m talking about the fact that Christ is the only way. This being said, this exclusive way to God is open to all people.

    I agree with all the other comments of those who are opposed to this. And I agree with those who see this as a step toward a one-world religion, which will be the goal of the Antichrist.

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    1. Wow, this is really interesting. Thanks for sharing this, Mark.
      Islam states that man is inherently good, and needs no redeemer.
      And this obviously is in direct opposition to what Christianity teaches.
      Thanks. 🤗🌼

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    1. Yes, Mandy, I agree. We notice that humanity is becoming increasingly rebellious, and we can imagine that God’s anger is increasing moment by moment.

      I have a family member who follows Islam, so that makes me really aware of the major differences between Christianity and Islam. The main difference of course is that Jesus is our friend, Savior and Redeemer.

      We know that the Jewish people are our elder brothers and sisters in the faith, and we pray that more of them will accept Yeshua as Messiah, as the Bible told us they would.
      I would appreciate your prayers for the conversion of my family member, as you can imagine how difficult this situation is for me.

      Thanks for commenting, Mandy. ⚘🤗

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  6. I am late to the comment party, as usual. But my first reaction is to agree with you, Sally. Three religions uniting (though in separate areas) is better than them fighting. There are too many Muslims and Christians and Jews who want to kill each other. Why not lay down our weapons and seek understanding and coexistence? Yes, there are red flags we must not ignore—as Christians our message should not be diluted . But if we possess the TRUTH, we should not be afraid to mix and mingle with others who see things differently. This new experiment is a bold one, but not without merit. Proceed with caution, I say. Thank you for starting such a stimulating discussion, Sally! Blessings.

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    1. Hi David ! Thanks for joining the comment party.
      I like when you say that ‘if we possess the TRUTH, we should not be afraid to mix and mingle with others who see things differently.’
      I always appreciate your insights. 🤗⚘

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  7. A favorite professor of mine in seminary brought a huge stack of books to class one day. They were all recent Christian works about how certain world events were signs of the Anti-christ and a one world order. His point was that most (if not all of them) were misguided knee jerk reactions to isolated events. I graduated from seminary 27 years ago. My professor was right.

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    1. David, I agree with you.
      Jesus wants us to relax, and just keep on doing what we’re doing.
      I remember as a young Christian I used to watch Jack Van Impe Presents, and each week I convinced myself that Christ’s return was imminent.

      Misguided knee jerk reactions to isolated events is a good term.

      Congratulations on graduating from seminary. I’m sure that this was an amazing, life-enriching experience. 🤗⚘

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  8. There’s no end to the spinning of conspiracy among those who grasp; unfortunately, many people continue to crave for uniqueness and will fabricate castles in the sky to perpetuate a sense of ‘us and them’ without considering the hatred that sustains their bubble. So perhaps the best way to avoid getting confused is to simply say no to those who germinate ideas that divide us, just like you would pass on an offer to consume cocaine. As long as the cords that bind us together are stronger than those which would tear us apart, how can we fail to remember that God is the One who looks into the heart. Those who see the House of One as being an evil, are likely projecting their own fear upon the world at large. May you find solace in scripture instead:

    “Teacher,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.”

    “Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me, for whoever is not against us is for us. Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.

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    1. Thanks, Jason, let us always be aware of the dangers of division, and let us look at the cords that bind us together. Thanks for the reference to scripture.
      I appreciate your insights. ⚘🤗

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  9. It’s news to me, too. There is something good in almost all religions. They represent man’s desire to reach out to God, and to worship their Creator. Mutual respect related to this can create a place of openeness where we are free to listen to, and love, one another.
    The truth will always remain the truth, and will, ultimately, win the day since light always triumphs over darkness in the end.
    This venture could actually enable people who would never hear the truth to be exposed to it.

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  10. Sally, thanks for making your doubts public allowing for this great dialogue of readers. Thank you for sharing this event that many would not have known of, including me. May God have mercy on us and guide us to be passionate followers of Christ not lukewarm and apathetic.

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  11. I think it’s a brilliant idea. Surely you can get to understand somebody’s religion a little bit better. And them too. I don’t really think one world religion would come of it but maybe a bit more tolerance and and friendship hopefully.

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  12. It seems to me also one giant step toward the one-world religion spoken of in Revelation. The Good News is this is one more indication of the Rapture’s approach. To the one commentator who considers this a show of “tolerance,” we should not be surprised that the road to a one-world religion would be step-by-step and that it would be justified as a socially “good” step. To those commentators who see “all religions leading to truth,” that’s not what Jesus taught. God is not an ecumenical God. Jesus said (John 14:6) that “I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through Me.” Not Muhammad, not Buddha, not the Hindu gods. I am very heartened by the large number of commenters who see this as “an affront” to God, as one commentator said. I question whether the Christian presence could be a witness since its voice could be compromised. Anyway, very interesting post. Will you be updating us as this develops?

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