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Fred Farrokh

Rev. Fred Farrokh is an Iranian-American Christian of Muslim background. He is an ordained missionary with Elim Fellowship. He has a PhD in Intercultural Studies from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

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  1. Fred Farrokh

    Hi John,

    Thanks for your comment. I noticed you used the word “synthesis” in relation to insider movements. Were you referring to the Hegelian Dialectic of “thesis-antithesis-synthesis”? If so, I am wondering if this type of thought processing has contributed to an Insider outcome of “Christianity-Islam-Chrislam.”

    I almost brought this term “synthesis” into my book review, but I was hesitant to do so, since I don’t believe the biblical faith and Islam can be synthesized or hybrid-ized. Once Christ is diminished, then nothing worthy is left behind.

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    Thank you Fred.
    As I read your material and am very familiar with IM writings, I could not help but be struck by the presuppositions concerning the view of IM proponents regarding the non-Christian worldview. It would appear that in the basement they do not see an antithesis between the non-Christian worldview and that of the Christian worldview, but rather a complementary.
    It would appear that the proponents of IM, as you observed with the use of the shahadah have no issue with building a “Christian” second story on a first story or basement of a house that has a rotten foundation due to the fact that it is a finished work in Christ denying entity.
    Thus it appears that rather than espousing a clearly Christian worldview, i.e. your “O” the proponents of IM are espousing package that is essentially a denial of the Christian worldview by attempting its synthesis of an Islamic or non-Christian worldview and adding Christian window-dressing. Thus I would even use a stronger category than your “L” category, named a “H” category which refers to the “H” word that Mr. Brian Lawrence himself uses. In a fashion IM lives out a schizophrenic life.
    Shalom and thanks for the work.
    JS

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