Loma Linda University has just opened up a multi-faith cultural center on campus and will begin offering readings on the Koran this week. They will rotate and introduce other faiths from both Christian and non-Christian religions to their students. Loma Linda University is emphasizing a new initiative that is promoting peace, unity, understanding and cooperation with all the different world religions.
We live in dangerous times. How does this new initiative of reading the Koran help us fulfill the mission that God has given us? It’s a mystery. We pray that this does not lead to the work of elevating Islam to the same level of Christianity.
“In a special sense Seventh-day Adventists have been set in the world as watchmen and light-bearers. To them has been entrusted the last warning for a perishing world. On them is shining wonderful light from the Word of God. They have been given a work of the most solemn import,—the proclamation of the first, second, and third angels’ messages. There is no other work of so great importance. They are to allow nothing else to absorb their attention” (Evangelism, 119).