Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders have reacted positively to the Saudi Arabian king’s proposal for dialogue among different faiths. King Abdullah’s idea is to bring the faiths together under the idea that they all believe in the same God. Many say the dialogue can’t hurt, given the tension in the Middle East. What do you think?
I welcome the idea of interfaith meetings. But the particular context of the meeting proposed by King Abdullah is based on two fallacies that would make me personally hesitant to attend.
King Abdullah has proposed that we meet because “we all believe in the same God.” The truth is that we do not. Christians believe the Bible’s clear statements about God’s triune nature. He is one God who exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. “In [Jesus] all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form” says Colossians 2:9 (New American Standard Bible).