Adnan Oktar: Masha’Allah. Masha’Allah. Welcome. You honored us. It’s privilege to have you here.
Rick Love: I believe I am the one who has been honored. Thank you.
Adnan Oktar: Masha’Allah. Please introduce our guest.
Oktar Babuna: The Reverend Rick Love. He is a pastor known for serving as a consultant with fellow Christians in their relations with Muslims. He is the President of Peace Catalyst International and Associate Director of the World Evangelical Alliance Peace and Reconciliation Initiative. A few years ago Reverend Love gathered together hundreds of scholars and religious figures for “Evangelicals for Peace” summit to talk about how, as the followers of Jesus, they can work for peace. He has written books and many articles and given speeches about Christian-Muslim relations.
Adnan Oktar: Such beautiful titles, such beautiful efforts. You are a true follower of the Prophet Jesus.
Rick Love: Well I am trying to be a faithful follower of Jesus. One of his titles in the Bible is called ‘the prince of peace.’ So his very person was all about peace. So yes. And I would just like to say, if I may, blessed Ramadan to Muslims everywhere and thank you for the great work that you are doing for the sake of peace.
Adnan Oktar: It’s a great honor, a great privilege. And we love you deeply because you love Jesus deeply. We don't want to see Christianity to weaken in Europe or in the rest of the world. We see that as a big danger. We are deeply troubled by the fact that churches are being shut down. That’s why we want to cooperate more with you to strengthen Christianity.
Rick Love: Well, I read your article, I was deeply touched. Thank you that I have a partner. We can work together for the sake of the Christians who have been persecuted in the Middle East.
Adnan Oktar: Yes, it’s important to strengthen and improve it swiftly because there is almost no Christians left in the Middle East. That’s terrifying. More churches are being shut down everyday in Europe. And we hear that sometimes churches are shut down and converted to clubs and other places in the USA too. We consider Muslim-Christian cooperation on this subject very important.
And we believe that Jesus has returned. We believe the time is now and that he will bring together the Christians and that Christianity will regain its strength it had at the time of the Prophet Jesus.
[A Muslim scholar] Bediuzzaman Said Nursi also said that Christians and Muslims should definitely ally. He said that if they remain separate, they will be defeated by disbelief, by the antichrist. But if they unite, if they act together, they will defeat the antichrist.
Rick Love: Yes. I think it is very important for most people to realize that Christians and Muslims make up over half the world’s population so if there is not peace and justice between our two communities, there will be little peace and justice in the world. So it is important that we do work together and be partner like this.
Adnan Oktar: I believe that the time for this is coming close fast. Said Nursi said that Jesus Messiah will lead Christianity once again and Christianity will go back to its original form as the current of true religion, to the way it was when Jesus Messiah first came and that Muslims and Christians will act in a perfect alliance.
It is great that you are so strong and committed in your loyalty to the Prophet Jesus. It’s a great honor that at a time when disbelief is so widespread, you took on this beautiful duty and defend peace, brotherhood and love.
Rick Love: Well, we are trying to be faithful and I know that there are many Christians who are not good representatives of Jesus, so we are trying to do that [to defend peace and love].
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