Muslims Don’t Worship Same God

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by David Nussman  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  June 10, 2020   

Bishop reaffirms stance on Islam

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Islam and Christianity do not worship the same God — that, coming from Bp. Athanasius Schneider who is reaffirming Church teaching.

Schneider has been public on this point for years, as he told Church Militant in 2013: "And these are the Muslims. They have no supernatural faith and, therefore, they have no supernatural act of worship."

Now, he is reiterating the teaching, also telling LifeSite News, "In the act of adoration, we always adore the Holy Trinity. ... Islam rejects the Holy Trinity."

He noted Muslims do not have the supernatural virtue of faith as defined in the Catechism and have a very different attitude from Christians about God's relationship to mankind.

Bishop Schneider stated all this to critique the Abu Dhabi statement — an ecumenical document signed by Pope Francis and a Muslim Grand Imam in February of 2019.

The statement includes a troubling passage saying God wills the diversity of religions.

Many interpreted this as meaning God actively wants all religions to exist — thus denying the truth of Catholicism.

Bishop Schneider personally followed up with Pope Francis about this passage, and the Pope told him it should be interpreted as God's passive will — meaning God simply allows false religions to exist.

Bishop Schneider has been an outspoken voice for orthodoxy amid ongoing disputes in the Church. 

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