November 16, 2004
There's an animated film playing in 93 theaters at the moment.
It's called "Muhammad: The Last Prophet."
It's about the founder of Islam and, as might be expected, the plot has been sanitized to leave out any unflattering details of Muhammad's life.
Muslims are flocking to see it, which is understandable.
What should not be understandable - especially for Christians - is the continued effort to blur distinctions between Judaism, Islam and those who believe that Jesus Christ was not only the last prophet, but the son of God.
The New York Times reflects this blurring in a story about the film.
The man who financed the movie, Muwaffak Alharithy, is quoted as saying: "the movie is such a bridge maker and it shows that this faith is a continuation of other faiths."
It is nothing of the kind.
No faith that denies the truth of scripture can be rooted in truth.
How can Christians have anything in common with people who deny the doctrine of sin, salvation through Christ, and that God even has a son?
Revelation warns what will happen to people who add or subtract from God's word.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.