Interfaith ... Here We Come!
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to the glory of God, and as an aid in the discernment of the times. August 24,1999 [Andy Neckar, CNV News Service]


On a recent edition of CNN's Crossfire, Tony Campolo refused to say Jesus is the only way to heaven. The panel was discussing events at the Southern Baptist Convention in Atlanta. Campolo would not answer the question directly but said, "The Apostle Paul says that there are people who have light that is not Christian light, and they will be judged on that basis."

In an earlier appearance on PBS's Charlie Rose, Campolo muddied theological waters by stating, "I am saying that there is no salvation apart from Jesus; that's my evangelical mindset. However, I am not convinced that Jesus only lives in Christians" (National Liberty Journal, 8/99).

[Editor] Tony Campolo, according to what he says he believes is no evangelical, no fundamental and NO CHRISTIAN

Campolo declares that the resurrected Jesus of history `actually is present' in each person. Campolo also said, "Jesus is the only Savior, but not everybody who is being saved by Him is aware that He is the one who is doing the saving," and "Jesus is God because he is fully human".

Campolo, like the rest of the ecumenical crowd preaches a "social" gospel to transform the world rather than transformation of the soul. Universalism teaches that all mankind is saved and that we need to make the "world" a better place to live since we are all going to heaven anyway.  Blissful eternity is "guaranteed to all", they say, so religions need to learn to get along and make the "world" a blissful place.

Campolo has conformed to the world and the world hears him because he is of the world.

I Jn 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.