Dr. Larycia Hawkins posted photos of herself on Facebook wearing a hijab and wrote:
“I stand in human solidarity with my Muslim neighbor because we are formed of the same primordial clay, descendants of the same cradle of humankind—a cave in Sterkfontein, South Africa that I had the privilege to descend into to plumb the depths of our common humanity in 2014,” Hawkins wrote.
“I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book,” Hawkins asserted. “And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God.”
It’s one thing to wear a garment associated with another religion. It’s quite another to hold beliefs contrary to what the Bible teaches while teaching at a Christian school. An excerpt of Wheaton’s statement:
Wheaton College faculty and staff make a commitment to accept and model our institution’s faith foundations with integrity, compassion and theological clarity. As they participate in various causes, it is essential that faculty and staff engage in and speak about public issues in ways that faithfully represent the College’s evangelical Statement of Faith.
A core tenet of the Christian faith is the Trinity, a unity of three distinct persons — the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the begotten Son of the Father. Christ is divine. Christ is God made (sinless) flesh. The Trinity is a difficult concept for our finite minds to grasp, especially when we’re talking about an infinite God.
Without the Trinity — a term that doesn’t appear in the Bible, though the concept does — there is no God made flesh. No incarnation. Without the incarnation, there is no sacrifice on the cross for the sins of those Christ came to save or Resurrection.
“And if Christ is not risen,” the Apostle Paul wrote, “your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.”
Muslims believe that Christ was a prophet only, and that Muhammad was the greatest prophet. If you could ask a person only one question to determine what he believes about the God of the Bible, this is it:
Who do you say Jesus is?