2 Corinthians 6:14-15 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?
As believers in Jesus Christ we are called to lead unbelievers to saving faith in Jesus, but we are not to be unequally yoked to them. In this day and time we often hear politicians and even some church leaders talking about interfaith cooperation, about people of different religions coming together to work for the greater human good. But scripture knows of no such
cooperation. If fact, God commands us not to have fellowship with or work alongside
Recently President Biden nominated Rashad Hussain, a Muslim man, to be the United States’ ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. If confirmed he will be the first Muslim
in U.S. history to hold that position. He will act as the religious advisor to the Secretary of State regarding international religious freedom issues, and in effect, Mr. Hussain will be America’s official religious representative to the world.
Now, as a Christian that disappoints me, but it doesn’t surprise me. What surprises me is this statement from Brent Leathers: “We appreciate the Biden administration prioritizing this appointment, and we stand ready to work with Mr. Hussain upon his confirmation to advance the fundamental human right of religious freedom.”
The reason I’m surprised is that Brent Leathers is the vice president of external affairs and chief of staff for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the public policy arm of the Southern
Baptist Convention. The fact that the ERLC of the SBC will “stand ready to work with Mr.Hussain,” an unbeliever, alarms me. What part of 2 Corinthians 6:14-15 do they not understand?
Please pray for Brent Leathers, the ERLC, the SBC, and the USA, and don’t follow in their example.