Friday, June 28, 2019

On Pope John Paul II Kissing An Islamic Koran

  • Discussion:
          -Pope John Paul II (1978-2005) once kissed an Islamic Koran during a meeting with the Patriarch of Chaldean. This action no doubt resulted in controversy, as one has to wonder precisely what the man was thinking. After all, the Islamic faith rejects the gospel. The religion denies the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. So it is quite evident that Islam and biblical Christianity are absolutely incompatible with each other.

          Whatever the case, there is no wisdom in Christians (especially the supposed earthly head of the Christian church) bowing their heads and kissing the sacred texts of different religions. There is literally no excuse for this conduct, as such communicates endorsement. Christ made an exclusive truth claim (John 14:6). If other belief systems are acceptable or valid to God, then He must be a liar. But that charge would be blasphemous to the utmost.

          In light of all this, apologists for the Church of Rome have came up with all sorts of could be explanations and appeal to the ex cathedra qualification. But embarrassing questions remain regarding the issue of the pope kissing the Koran. If he is truly the Vicar of Christ, then why would he display so much reverence for a religion that fundamentally contradicts his own? His action so clearly resembles that of an apostate (Galatians 1:8-9; 2 John 9-11). Why do Roman Catholics work so diligently to defend this sort of behavior? The rightful thing to do would have been to just admit that the pope was in the wrong. Moreover it is not as though we will ever see an imam kissing the Holy Bible.

          It seems that the pope these days will do anything to gain political power. That appears to be the motivating factor behind the Vatican associating with Islam. The Roman Bishop definitely seems to be a figure who has charisma. Even today, millions flock to Rome just to behold him. Faithful Roman Catholics bow before him and kiss the hand which wields the ring molded for his coronation. All of this is idolatry, plainly and simply.


  1. Hi Jessy, I don’t think that Islam is much different to Catholicism.
    Some Islamist women wear a black burka just the same as some Catholic woman wear a black burka, called nuns.
    Whether they call it a burka or another name makes no difference, and both are antichrist.
    I think that every religion is separated from the Lord Jesus Christ because they don’t believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
    By that I mean, every religion who does not believe ONLY in the Lord Jesus Christ, is antichrist. Even those who acknowledge Jesus Christ, but don’t believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the only one God, are also antichrist.

    1. If you want to draw parallels between Islam and Catholicism because of a particular item of wear (nun's habits are not even close to the burka), then you are looking at non sequiturs.

      There is no resemblance between Rome and Islam other than they have an erroneous view of God. Islam is a religious political system with one goal in mind - total subjugation of the world, including the extermination of Jews and Christians.

  2. Hello Paul,

    I would say that Roman Catholicism and Islam are similar in that both religions exalt Mary, the earthly mother of our Lord Jesus Christ. Parallels in that regard can certainly be drawn.

    There is no god except the One of the Bible. Amen to that.