Our Lord Jesus Christ warned clearly against false prophets and false Christs that would deceive even the very elect if possible. (Matthew 24:4, 5, 11, 12, 24-26). In these last days, wolves and deceivers have infiltrated the Christian Church in more ways than possible. What is worse, is that most of the people of God are asleep to the attack that is occurring, even in the leadership of the Church itself. One of those heresies that has infiltrated the Church is the Islamic heresy of Sufism. Many people do not even know about this, let alone have heard of Sufism, and yet its branches have infiltrated the Church, particularly the Protestants/Evangelicals. In order to understand this, we need to know a little about the teachings and practices of Sufism.
Sufism is an offshoot from the evil heresy of Islam. Unlike their orthodox Muslim counterparts, the Sufis were initially declared heretics by both Sunni and Shia alike. However, the purposes were the same: win people to follow Allah (the Islamic deity). Unlike their counterparts, they adopted the mystical and “benevolent” approach to Islam in order to gain converts. They were initially deemed heretical by orthodox Muslims in its earlier days in the 9th century but eventually became absorbed into the mainstream by the 16th. Nevertheless, the heretical tenets of Islam are still found in Sufism, of not only acknowledging Allah as God and Muhammad as his prophet, but also of seeking to win the world to the rule of Allah.
Historically, it was the Sufis who backed the Islamic armies of Saladin in the Crusades as well as the Mogul armies that ruled India under Islamic rule in the 12th century. So much for the benevolent face, when push came to shove, the Islamic enemy showed its “benevolence” via forced conversions and slaughter of non-Muslims. The ones who were leading the way for this was none other than the Sufis themselves. Even to this day, Sufis are also leading the way for disarming the West and bringing forth the Al-Mahdi and jihad on non-Muslims. Just a few years ago, a Sufi holy man was asked to give a talk to a huge audience in Turkey, courtesy of the current President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his predecessor, Abdullah Gul. In this talk, this Sufi imam urged the youth to rise up and build the glories of Islam and bring the West to her knees. Even today in America, one of the leading men who signed the shameful document of “agreement” between Christians and Muslims, (of which that shameful wolf, Rick Warren, had a part), was none other than a Sufi imam, Sheikh Hisham Kabbani. This imam stated that when the “Prophet Isa” (Islam’s “Jesus”) returns, he will smash the cross and kill the pig, and will give the Christians and Jews a choice to convert to Islam or be executed.
Despite this, due to the infiltration of Sufism in the churches, few really know of its danger and worse, believe that they are being spiritual and “good Christians” by practicing some of the following practices and dangerous ideas that have a Sufi origin. Amongst these are:
1) Overemphasis on the “sovereignty of God” and overemphasis on “relationship with God” to the point of neglecting weightier matters of the law that will cause people to sin greatly-Sufis were known for their overemphasis in teaching on the “love of Allah” and the “will of Allah” to the point where all sins were at best either tolerated or at worst condoned. Is it no wonder therefore, that Sufis were known for their sexual deviancy along with other evils, all in the name of the above. What is worse, is that a number of Christian churches, particularly in Protestant/Evangelical circles, have swallowed this satanic deception hook, line and sinker. How many times do we hear in these Evangelical churches the overemphasis on the “sovereignty of God” and “personal relationship with God” to the point where preaching against evil and fighting evil is either frowned upon or ignored? Is it no wonder also that as a result, sodomites have run rampant in the ranks of the church, along with godless governments coming into existence, not to mention all manner of Christ-denying, Scripture denying heresies being tolerated and promoted, due to this Sufi attitude?
2) Abuse of the “grace of God” and His forgiveness, to the point of evil behaviour and sinfulness being tolerated in the church and nation-Sufis were known for their overemphasis again on the “love of Allah” and the “grace of Allah”. This was done to the extent of not only tolerating evil and sinfulness, but also to the point of telling their followers to do nothing about evil in this world. Worse of all, the Christian churches have bought it and have used the grace mantra: “It is all about grace, not works, therefore let things be. We cannot change anything.” As a result, sin is not only tolerated, it is even promoted as a sign of “progress” in the churches. This is the very thing that the Blessed Apostles warned against. “For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as servants of God.” (I Peter 2:15, 16). St. Jude, brother of St. James (the son of Alphaeus. See Acts 1:13), had this to say regarding such godless teachers and their teaching: “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Jude 1:3) Notice a hallmark of these evil men: a) they creep in unawares. b) they are on their way to hell (ordained to condemnation) and are ungodly. c) They turn the grace of God into lasciviousness or lust for evil and worldly things. d) They deny the Deity of Christ. (Denying the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ). These fit the Muslim doctrine and their followers to a T. Worse of all, is that a number of Evangelicals have followed in these footsteps, either directly or indirectly. Let us not forget that it was that godless Martin Luther that taught his followers in his letters and commentaries: “To be a sinner and sin boldly.” This same Luther misused the grace of God for evil to the point of blasphemously wanting to remove certain books of Holy Scripture, since it went against his false doctrine, particularly the Epistle of James and then went so far as to accuse Christ of committing sin with the Samaritan woman at the well (Photini in Holy Tradition). As a result of this, despite his knowledge of the evils of Islam in denying Christ, he went so far as to collaborate with the Ottomans to seek the overthrow of the German Kingdoms, and encouraged his followers to do so.