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Christian Book Distributors now selling the Koran.

If you want to purchase the Islamic Koran you can now turn to the nation’s leading Christian bookselling website. That’s right, you can now buy the Koran from Christian Book Distributors (CBD).

And CBD is even encouraging the mass distribution of this book (that fuels the terrorism that’s raging around the world and which calls for Jews and Christians to be put to death) by offering a discount of fifty cents per Koran if you order forty or more.

Isn’t this like selling your axe to the executioner as you’re laying your head on the chopping block?

CBD also offers Introducing the Qur’an: For Today’s Reader and Islam: A Short Guide to the Faith

The pied pipers of Universalism (and those wishing to eradicate Christians from the face of the earth) get one more voice of solidarity and support from within our own camp.

 I suppose there’s no better time to revisit two questions I posed back in 2008: Are Christian bookstore owners responsible for what they sell? and Do you support your local Christian bookstore?

46 comments on “Christian Book Distributors now selling the Koran.

  1. Ugh, just ugh.

  2. If this were a joke, it would be sick.

    How God views this is anyones guess, but it must have something to do with Revelation 3v16.

  3. Ya, that’s nice. Great. Boo.

  4. The push to unite for the sake of peace continues, after all, if we just get together and discuss our differences we will come to a peaceful agreement right? NOT!
    Here is an article that tells of this push for peace…http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_18874132

  5. CBD has been selling books of wolves and antichrist for years – only they have been from authors who at least professed to be Christian. This latest should not surprise anyone, it’s only the logical path for those who care more about the world than about the Lord of creation.

    God have mercy on us and save us from idols.

  6. Dear Irawan:

    That’s a good point, but I don’t think that it’s “prejudice” that prevents Muslims from selling Christian materials on their bookselling websites, and I don’t think it’s “prejudice” that drives Muslims to kidnap, torture, and sever the heads off innocent victims, nor do I think it’s “prejudice” that compels them to hijack planes and fly them into buildings, blow up pizza parlors, and call for an entire nation of people (Israel) to be pushed into the ocean and wiped of the map; I think it has less to do with “prejudice” and more to do with religious ideology.

    ;o)

  7. I just wrote to CBD and told them they need to be honest with what they really are–not Christian but merely religious. I also called them to repent and not follow their master of money. What silly Westerners and “Christians” in particular do not get is that they are being used by Islam to do their own dirty work–and they will be the first victims of Islam’s slaughter. Islam refuses to tolerate any non-Muslim person, so appeasing them won’t work. Rather they see it as a sign of easy weakness that they use to gain a foothold. The disloyalty to Christ from CBD—also their promotion of other junk like the RCC–is wrong. I’m so done with them. I’d rather use Amazon b/c at least they don’t claim to be Christian and then sell masses of anti-Christ things for mammon. Thanks for the heads-up!

    2Co 6:14 Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?
    2Co 6:15 Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?
    2Co 6:16 Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.
    2Co 6:17 “Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE,” says the Lord. “AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you.

    Gal 1:8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.

    2Co 11:4 For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough.

    We can ONLY serve one master. Christ will not allow for mutiny against Himself. Treason against the King of kings and Lord of lords is deadly.

  8. then what drives usa(christian?) to torture and kills many people in afghanistan, irak, palestine? remember abu gharib jail, who tortured and who is tortured? usa+israel wipe palestinian from their land. and what drives serbian (christian?) to rape and kills thousand of bosnian people? are they atheist?
    imho, generalization and prejudice is very dangerous. you should have a view from both side and thorough understanding before judging.

  9. Your err in your presumption that America is Christian. If you read more on this blog you’ll now we don’t believe America is Christian. Are there Christians in America? Yes. As well as places like Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Israel, China, Japan, etc.

    Being a Christian is not about nationality or geographical persuasion. It’s about God taking man who was once His enemy and making him an heir. It’s about a God who loves and bestows His grace on an undeserved people. Christianity transcends all cultural and political lines. There are Christians from just about all nationalities, nations, tribes and tongues.

    You also err in your understanding of what a Christian is. Jesus Christ called us to a life of love and peace, and that the proclamation of salvation is found in no one else but Him. If someone who “claims” to be a Christian does a wicked act (torture, genocide, bombing, terrorism, etc.) then by his very acts he betrays the faith he “claims” to believe in and reveals that he is not who he claims to be. He is a “Christin” in name only! He is acting CONTRARY to Scripture and can rightly be judged as a false convert; not a true Christian.

    Conversely, however, Islam has been a religion of the sword since its inception and continues to be so to this very day. Terror and bloodshed follow this religion on a grand scale. Where Jesus told us to love our enemies and do good to those who harm us, Islam cries death to the infidel (all non-Muslims) for it is Allah’s will. This, my friend, is apples and oranges.

  10. At first glance I was kind of worried but after looking at the link you see that it is in the category on their website for evangelism and apologetics. I don’t know about you but before I speak with someone about something, I want to have an idea of what I am talking about. As for Islam for instance, if I can quote verses from the koran to muslims and show the inconsistencies within it’s text then I am better off than if I had not known those things. My husband is a rock solid belivers who loves Jesus and in order for him to speak with unbelivers he studies his bible and many other books and world philosophies in order to refute them. I think that it is invaluable to know the other side in order to speak with them. To an atheist, sharing bible verses is not going to do very much to convince him, but if you share with him information about the science of intelligent design and how it has so many more answers than evolution than you may be able to get him to listen. I think the same goes with islam.. know the material so you can share with muslims the information found within their own beliefs to show them it is false. I see this blog do that all the time with mormonism and their beliefs. Know the false religion and then you can share it with their own followers to hopefully help open their eyes. I hope that this is the motivation behind selling the koran at CBD.

    Kind Regards,
    Nicole

  11. I emailed CBD and got this response:

    “You are 100% correct – the only reason we carry the items you mentioned is for apologetics purposes.

    Some Christian colleges and seminaries use these texts for evangelism/missions/world religions courses so we’ve made them available to those students and other academics who are already purchasing the rest of their books from us.

    I hope this information is helpful!

    Regards,

    BJ Russell
    Customer Service Manager
    Christian Book Distributors”

    I hope this is of some help. Honestly, I don’t know too much about the accusations against CBD, but I do think it wise and biblical to always go to the source with your questions. I think it makes sense that they sell these products for apologetic purposes, etc. There are many wolves out there and I don’t take that lightly at all, but we need to follow Matthew 10:16…

    “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”

  12. Dear Nicole and Rachel:

    Since both of you commented similarly, I’ll combine my response.

    I agree that knowing about an opposing religion’s viewpoint is not always bad, but I will say that it’s not necessary. To say, imply, or suggest that we need to know science to convince an Atheist, the Koran to convince a Muslim, or world philosophies to convince unbelievers, is to negate the power of the gospel (Romans 1:16) and the work of the Holy Spirit.

    I would also direct your attention to missionaries and evangelists throughout the last 2,000 years of church history who have taken the gospel to pagan cultures with pagan mindsets who did not first study the pagans’ religious books to know how to intellectually answer them. No, they took the gospel and the Holy Spirit did the rest.

    Again, is studying the doctrine of false religious systems necessarily a bad thing for a mature believer dealing in apologetics? Absolutely not. In fact I have a large library of cult books, materials, and pamphlets for that very reason. And, as you astutely noted, you’ve seen some of the results of that on this blog regarding Mormonism.

    But I obtained all these items from their sources (LDS missionaries, JW pioneers, Roman Catholic priest, deceased Freemason’s family member, etc.) as well as e-bay from private sellers, not from a bookstore claiming to sell Christian books.

    In this situation with CBD, an online bookstore that claims the name of Christ is selling these books and making a profit . . . making a profit selling material that is antithetical to the very gospel of Jesus Christ . . . coming from a Christian source. I am sorry, but I see a problem with this. It’s not like there’s no where in the world that a true apologist for the Christian faith wanting to study Islam can get these items.

    In other words, those claiming the name of Christ are making readily available doctrines of demons for those shopping on their site. If this is merely for apologetics, why doesn’t it say so? Why no warning? Why no stated purpose? Why the need to e-mail them in order to find out?

    It matters not that CBD is selling them under the guise of evangelism and apologetics. If these Christian colleges need these books so bad then they can get them from other sources. CBD simply took the opportunity to make money by providing them. There is something seriously wrong with that.

    Do you think CBD selling these Muslim products does more good or harm to the name of Christ? Do you think it brings glory and honor to Christ that those selling books under His name are selling books of the enemy of the cross? (And it brings me right back to the two questions I linked to at the bottom of the original post.)

    And just so you’re aware, that’s not the only version of the Koran they’re selling. Here are some others with their accompanying product descriptions:
    http://www.christianbook.com/the-koran-j-m-rodwell/9781842126097/pd/6091/1255202837?event=CFN

    The Koran, the holy scripture of Islam, is the record of Muhammad’s oral teaching delivered between the years immediately preceding the Hegira in AD 622 and the Prophet’s death in AD 632.
    It has exerted untold influence upon the history of mankind. Apart from it’s specifically religious content, inspiring the triumphant arms of Islam throughout vast areas of Asia, Africa and southern Europe, it was the starting point of a new literary and philosophical movement which powerfully affected the most cultivated minds among both Christian and Jews in the Middle Ages; and the movement inaugurated has resulted in some of the finest products of genius and learning.
    Alan Jones has restored the traditional ordering of the Sutras, enabling the reader to trace the development of the Prophet’s mind from the early flush of inspiration to his roles of warrior, politician and founder of an empire.

    http://www.christianbook.com/the-koran/9780679417361/pd/17362?event=CF

    While in the service of India’s Nizam of Hyderabad, Marmaduke Pickthall converted to Islam and, with the help of Muslim theologians and linguists, produced this clear and lovingly precise English interpretation of the Holy Koran. His work is honored by believer and non-believer alike for its unique combination of piety, scholarly rigor in its translation and explanatory notes, and deep feeling for the poetic beauty and moral granduer of its Arabic original.

    http://www.christianbook.com/the-koran-interpreted-a-j-arberry/9780684825076/pd/825074?event=CF

    Viewed from a strictly religious/philosophical standpoint, the Koran has to be considered a masterpiece, ranking with the Bible in terms of its influence. And if that is the only way you viewed the Koran, you would be able to appreciate it and understand it. But you might miss out on some of its poetic power.
    Arthur John Arberry was the head of the Classics department at Cairo University and a professor of Arabic at Cambridge University. He also wrote numerous books on Islamic studies, particularly Islamic mysticism and poetry. The Koran Interpreted is the culmination of his work in Arabic, Islamic studies, mysticism and poetry, and the result is a translation which accurately captures both the meaning of the Koran and the rhythm and poetry that runs through it. Long considered the definitive and most authoritative English version of the Koran, The Koran Interpreted is also resonant with the passion of a poet. Arberry has succeeded in translating the poetry of the Koran into clear and lyrical English, while still maintaining its religious meaning. English readers will come away with a truer understanding of the meaning of the Koran; lovers of poetry and language will seek the Koran as the masterpiece of Arabic poetry that it is.

    http://www.christianbook.com/koran-with-arabic/9780140445428/pd/45420?event=CF

    One way to approach the study of another religion is to examine its source materials. The Koran, to the Muslim, is on a level similar to that of Christ to the Christian, and as such can be looked at as Islam’s best ambassador. Translator N.J. Dawood first published this translation of the Koran in 1956, and has revised his translation after years of further study in both the Arabic language and the style of the Koran. Also included is a calligraphy version of the original Arabic alongside each English translation. Does not contain any hadith or commentary.

    Can you imagine Paul handing out books on Magic so people can properly debate sorcerers like Elymas?

    If CBD were truly concerned about the Christian faith, and apologetics of the Christian faith, then they wouldn’t be selling books by Robert Schuller, Rick Warren, Rob Bell, Norman Vincent Peale, Joyce Meyer, Paula White, Benny Hinn, Todd Bentley, Shane Clairborne, Jay Bakker, Doug Paggitt, Tony Jones, Tony Campolo, Henri Nouwen, et al, nor would they offer a whole category of books and such for Romanism.

    I stand by my conviction in this matter.

    Sincerely,
    – Pilgrim

  13. Point taken Pilgrim. I humbly accept your wisdom in this matter and will take it to heart and to prayer!

    Blessings,

    Rachel

  14. My two little cents on this matter are that most Christians don’t know the Bible very well at all. (I am guilty of it myself, but am remedying that). I took a college course on Islam and read the Quran twice….and in all honesty looking back it seems like such a waste. The Bible Scripture that rings in my head but may be a bit out of context is:

    John 6:66-68
    From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
    67 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.
    68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.”

    I cannot judge whether or not this company is doing the right thing, but I can only say from personal experience that I regret the time I spent wasted reading about how a demonic god wants to destroy humanity.

    I agree that the LORD will fill our mouths with the right words to say to any man if we will only be broken vessels before Him.

    Thank you for the privilege of posting opinions.

  15. Hi Pilgrim,

    I see your point and agree with you that CBD has used the opportunity to make a profit by selling the koran and other books that aren’t biblically sound. My comment kind of diverted from your original intent about the responsibility of christian book store owners / sellers and the material they distribute. I for one would not be a part of an organization that sold those things under the guise of Christ’s name. You are right in saying that is wrong.

    And although I also agree with you about using the bible to preach the good news (which is exactly what we are called to do.. I am not denying that or the power in doing that and that alone) I also have to say that I think it is advantageous for us to use the various resources we can (i.e. the LDS writings, the koran, the watchtower magazine, etc…). Paul used culturally relevant statements and thoughts when speaking to the people at Mars Hill in Athens to persuade and share with them the truth about Christ, ‘the unknown god’. He did this not by using Old Testament quotes, but instead quoted Greek poets. He told them the truth of the Gospel of Christ but he did it by using the texts and the beliefs of the people to explain it. The good news about Christ’s life, death and resurrection has all power and authority to open hearts and change lives but we too would be well off to remember to engage the culture and the various belief systems by using the information we know of their beliefs as the apostle Paul did.

    I was raised in a mormon household. All my family on either side is LDS. I was a devout believer in the LDS faith for years, well that was up until God truly got a hold of my heart. All of my family however is very much still in the church. All the stuff I knew about the church as a member of the church and all the information I learned after (including the stuff the Holy Spirit shares with me when I read my bible that highlight the differences between the BoM and the bible) have helped me when I share with my family. If I didn’t know about the LDS church and their teachings I wouldn’t be able to speak with them with as much authority because I know exactly what they believe. In fact, I think I may know more about what the early LDS church leaders taught than the average mormon. I know what the BoM and the sermons of their ‘prophets’ teach. When you contrast what they believe with the bible you see a clear difference at what is biblical and what is not. I find the comparison of false religions with the true gospel of Christ as being very helpful in evangelism. And it was precisely that that helped me see the light and come to know Him myself.

    It is wise to be cautious when you see things like this pop up within the christian faith. You are right in saying that there are many wolves out there and we must be alert to discern which is which. I appreciate your insights; they offer much food for thought.

    Kind Regards,
    Nicole

  16. Amen, Pilgrim! CBD is definitely NOT concerned about the Christian faith. They are in the game for one reason only – to make money off of as many sheeple as they can fleece!

  17. CBD might consider adopting the motto: “Mmm, Mmm, Mammon!, and while they’re at it changing their name to “Religious Book Distributors”. That would help to clear the air.

    In Him,
    CD

  18. CD … these have been sold all along… mostly to Bible schools… it is for knowlege.. how does one save a muslim if they can’t speak the language and know what is in there…

    WM

    to Desert Pastor: do you earn a living? CBD hires many people and keeps them employed… so I suggest you sell all you have, give it to the poor… you can live on what God provides.

  19. Bill – IF CBD didn’t have such a long record of selling and promoting so many works of Satan (which all false teaching is from), merely selling the Koran WITH a proper caveat (“useful to better understand what the devil is up to in Islam”) would not be a concern. But they provide no such warning or instruction. They have been and continue to normalize all spiritual teaching. This is of antichrist.

  20. Justin:

    Yeah, I’ve seen it. And although he has good insight on some things, to be fair, I believe he’s missed the point on this one.

    Attempts to justify a “Christian bookseller” selling instruction books on other religions by the reasoning that “Christians need to be informed rather than ignorant”, is either missing the point entirely, or purposely obfuscating the point with misdirection. The issue is not on Christians being educated or informed. That’s not in question or at issue. The issue is in representation/misrepresentation of true Christianity.

    The name “Christian” means follower/disciple of the Jesus Christ of the Bible. That carries with it an allegiance to Him, His Word, and His commandments. A name such as “Christian Book Distributors”, “Christian Book Sellers”, or “Christian Book and Bible” strongly implies that what is being sold is truly Christian in the Biblical sense (or at least not at odds with Christianity), and thus faithful to Christ in belief and practice. The fact that we have gotten used to seeing anything from what is true Christian material, to non-Christian material, to the blatantly cultic and worldly from “Christian” book and “Bible” stores, does not justify the “Christian” bookseller for selling what is antithetical to Christianity and still calling itself a “Christian” business. And in so doing, misrepresenting Christ to the world. Those who reason “well, I’m going to educate myself on [whatever religion], so I may as well buy it from a “Christian” business” are, whether intentionally or unintentionally, keeping this adulterated system running.

    In that respect, Coram Deo is quite correct that changing the name to “Religious Book Distributors” would be more truthful and appropriate. At least then they could sell religious books on Islam, Judaism, Wicca, Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, Divination, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. and not misrepresent Christianity in doing so.

  21. Bill,

    I have earned a living and have also employed people. What I have not done is called myself a “Christian” organization and then employed business practices that belie what the name stands for. As for what I should do, you do not know me or my background, nor have you read a number of my articles on missions otherwise you would know what is in my heart and what I am doing with my life and the lives of my family. What we do is done to bring honor and glory to the Saviour we both claim and serve.

    I do not speak about things like CBD lightly or other comments I have posted. May I recommend that before you stop for a quick volley at this blog and assume who we are or what we should do that you take time to actually read and see what the Lord is doing in our hearts. I am sorry if the castigation of CBD ruffles your feathers, but we are not here to make friends by pussy-footing around with the truth.

    By the way, with the justifications that are forthcoming, then maybe we should expect that many would not have a problem with them selling the Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey in order to reach Satan’s worshippers – after all, if you don’t speak “their language” then how will “WE” ever save them??

    The Desert Pastor

  22. What gets to me is people spend so much time studying other religions when do they get time to study the Bible. I guess if we don’t know everything there is to know about others we can’t get them saved

  23. DavidW,

    Interesting insights and well-made points. I happen to agree with you.

    Out of curiosity, if CBD sold a copy of the Koran with a “Disclaimer” forward, and perhaps something in the title along the lines of “False Religions: Islam. A Koran for Christian Education regarding Islam.” would be okay for them to sell?

    Interested in your thoughts!
    Justin

  24. Justin:

    A disclaimer would certainly seem to be better than no disclaimer at all. But the question remains: as a “Christian” book distributor, why get into the business of selling what is not Christian (regarding doctrinal or instructional materials)? The Pilgrim made an excellent point already, which I agree with, that there are certainly many other available sources (especially online) where religious works of every sort can be readily purchased. And as the Desert Pastor said above, why not also sell the Satanic Bible? Or how about selling porn videos and magazines “for informational purposes only” (to “understand” and “reach” those in the porn industry, of course)? Do disclaimers really make all things okay for the Christian?

  25. DavidW,

    I think the Satanic Bible would be a better example than the porn example. It’s ALWAYS a sin to look at porn, but would it always be a sin to read the Satanic Bible? Depends on the reasons you’re reading it, I would imagine. But I see your main point, and think it’s a good one.

    What about Phil’s point about him preferring the money go to CBD than a secular or Islamic organization? Using a porn analogy to answer this question wouldn’t be relevant, in my opinion, since it would ALWAYS be wrong to buy porn, but not always wrong to buy a Qur’an (again, depends on motives). Thoughts?

    Justin

  26. Bible Gateway goes directly into this very questionable “Christian booksite.”

    When Bible Gateway General Manager Rachel Barach (don’t know if she is still GM) stated the Bible Gateway stores “are owned and managed by outside parties, so we are at their mercy regarding catalog changes,” what did she mean? Controlled by Zondervan, the Bible Gateway General Store leads the potential buyer directly onto the christianbook.com site, the largest online catalog of (allegedly) Christian books and materials. Reflecting the synergy Zondervan (then) CEO Moe Girkins referred to, the Bible Gateway General Store’s web address is http://www.biblegateway.christianbook.com

    This was written about here, not that anyone did anything about it: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=5336

  27. Justin said: “It’s ALWAYS a sin to look at porn”

    Is it your opinion that Christian police investigators, Child Protective Services officers, prosecutors/defenders, judges and jury members who view porn as part of an investigation / trial, etc. are always sinning?

    In Christ,
    CD

  28. Coram,

    Not sure on that one. Requires some thought. Obviously, I hadn’t thought of that scenario.

    Other than viewing porn for the purpose of bringing someone to justice, can you identify any other way it would NOT be a sin to view porn?

  29. Justin,

    That’s not a premise I’ve set forth to defend, I was merely placing internal tension on your position. If you reflect on it, you may conclude that it undermines your original argument. Or you may not.

    In Christ,
    CD

  30. Coram Deo:
    I hadn’t seen your comment on pyro, but it seems very apropos.

    Justin:

    Glad you got the main point I was making. We often categorize sin as more grievous, more obvious, more “vulgar” or “repulsive” than another, but God sees it all the same. All unrighteousness is sin, whether it is porn, worldliness, or false doctrine. It’s all equal in God’s sight, and equally condemned by Him. Just a side note: history is replete with men who began as Bible believers, only to fall away because they weren’t as strong in their faith as they thought they were, and because the enemy has grown quite proficient at deceiving man in the most clever of ways. The wolves most often wait for the strays.

    As for your other point about Phil preferring to give his money to a “Christian” business rather than not, is a lesser of two evils argument at best. I find that flipping through the CBD catalog is little different than perusing the “Christian” lit section of Barnes and Noble, or searching Amazon for that matter. Admittedly, CBD doesn’t carry the wide range of non-Christian materials as the other two, focusing rather on the religious, but CBD also has a notable quantity of material at odds with Biblical Christianity. Does that still make it a “Christian” business? So would my money be supporting the Kingdom of God and promoting the Gospel better by purchasing from such a business that sells both Biblical AND anti-Biblical materials? Would I not then be supporting the bad along with the good? Why not then buy from B & N, or Amazon, because of the “Christian” materials they sell? At least then I’m supporting the good along with the bad, right? Well, but doesn’t B & N and Amazon sell works by the likes of McLaren and Bell? Yes it does. Oh wait, that’s right, CBD ALSO sells books by McLaren, Bell and others without any disclaimers of any kind (at least not any I could find at this posting). No, I believe Phil’s argument here is fallacious, since CBD has failed to display that it is a truly Christian organization in the Biblical sense.

  31. Coram,

    The premise you set forth clearly undermines the letter of the argument I set forth, but not its spirit. The contexts in which it’s wrong to view porn would vastly out number the contexts it’s wrong to read the Koran. That was the spirit of my argument with more precise language, releving the tension, if you will. Therefore I don’t think it served DavidW’s argument very well to use both selling the Koran and selling porn to illustrate the same point.

    Thanks for helping me be more thoughtful and precise with my arguments.

    Justin

  32. “Therefore I don’t think it served DavidW’s argument very well to use both selling the Koran and selling porn to illustrate the same point.”

    Seems clear you did not get my point after all. Understand, I am not linking the Koran, nor any other religious material, to porn. The porn reference was a hyperbolic illustration in regard to the ridiculous argument of Christians to be “educated” or “informed” to reach the lost (for whatever reason, religious or secular). The Koran is not the issue, nor do I single it out from other non-Christian religious works. The issue is the unfaithfulness of “Christian” booksellers, in selling MANY different and un-Christian resources while still calling themselves “Christian”.

  33. Many thanks for the Lighthouse Trails Research link, mywordlikefire! I highly recommend it to DefCon’s readers.

    In Him,
    CD

  34. M Grove,
    Hi Pilgrim.
    Thank you for speaking out. CBD has lost their core purpose. When the government trains their agents on how to identify counterfeit money, they don’t train them by looking at counterfeit money. They look at real money. They study real money, so when a counterfeit comes their way they can spot it. We need to study the Bible and then we will be able to discern the truth. The Bible is the Word of God and it is sufficient. (His word does not go out void). I was about to order from CBD, but now I will order from Amazon instead.

  35. I got on this site to see about purchasing a Life application Study Bible(KJV), after finding out they sell the Koran and reading all the comments I will look elsewhere. I don’t believe we need to read the false to reach the lost for Christ. Just a humble housewife.

  36. i am a christian and i have read the koran, or most of it, we as patriots should know what we are up against in these end times, but if cbd is trying to unite us all under chrslam, that is the apostacy. the word says, even the very elect would be deceived. i will most likely by from agape christian bookstore now

  37. I have written a book about my life, ‘A long and winding road’, my path to Jesus, I am looking for a distributor but I will NOT offer it to CBD after reading this and praying on my decision. Satan doesn’t need our help…………..boycott this site, think what you are supporting when you give them money. Remember, to do nothing is to act. Every time you ignore an act of Satan and ‘pass by on the other side’ you are judged and will one day answer for your actions before your God.
    May God bless all who love him.
    Chris

  38. They are promoting those lies.

    John 14:6 says – “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” This is the truth, and I defend this.

    Stand up Christians and be counted! Tell these people that say they are Christian or Christian based to STOP USING OUR LORD AS A SELLING POINT TO SELL THEIR TRASH. In claiming that you are Christian is to say that you are Christ – Like. Selling the Qur’an is not Christ – Like.

  39. Just sent an email to CBD expressing displeasure at their offering the Koran. Received this reply.

    Recently we’ve heard from a number of our customers concerned that the Koran was available for purchase on Christianbook.com. Their common question is “why would a Christian company carry this book?”
    The only reason we carried the Koran was for apologetics purposes.
    Some Christian colleges and seminaries use this text for evangelism, missions and world religion courses. We carried this title in order to make it available to students and other academics who are already purchasing their other course books from us.
    We’ve heard from many customers on various sides of this issue – some questioning whether we carried the Koran in an effort to promote other religions (please be assured this is absolutely NOT the case), others asking us simply to stop selling the Koran altogether, and still others asking us NOT to discontinue it because they need to purchase it for their courses and studies.
    After careful consideration, we’ve decided to discontinue the Koran from our inventory.

    Regards,

    Customer Service

    Christian Book Distributors

     

  40. I’ve become very close to a Muslim and I wanted to know exactly what he believes in order to witness to him and to be able to defend Christianity against what the koran says. I’ve read much of the koran online as a result and bought a book on Islam explaining the differences between our faiths. A lot of people were also researching Mormonism this year in order to determine what Romney believed. Family Christian bookstore had several informative charts and small books describing Mormonism. You can’t keep Christians in a closet hiding and protecting them from other religions. I have no problem with CBD selling the koran or any other book that will help Christians “know the enemies of the cross”.

  41. How do you spell apostasy? C H R I S T I A N I T Y!

    Yes, of course there are still Bible believing individuals gathering only in His name (Jesus).

    However the Church in 2012-13 has been leavened across the board as many denominations are supporting such doctrines as Universalism, Momomonism, homosexulaity and lesbianism.

    The liberal ajenda have been ‘creeping’ into the sactuary for many dedcades?

    This is why the Bible calls for all ‘true’ believers not only to be to be cautious and watchful but if neccesary, to depart from such evil.

    Stay in the Word folks and don’t twist or bend the scriptures to fit your own beliefs.

    God is the S A M E yesterday, today and forever–it’s men/woman that change”

    ~Marc Wildman~

  42. FYI: The folks at Christianbook.com are still making money off of selling the Koran.

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