As members of the Catholic Church, we should try to be more active in evangelism. The reason for this is because both the Bible and the Holy Tradition of the Church command Christians be active in evangelism.
Our Lord Jesus taught us how to conquer the Roman Empire via the spiritual sword in about 400 years and the early Christian missionaries actively seeked to convert non-Christians. Around the 4th century C.E., Emperor Constantine embraced the Christian faith as a result of successful evangelism of the grassroots in the Empire.
Sad to say, divisions within the Church led to conquest of the Roman Empire by Islamic armies and subsequent Arabisation of the entire Middle East.
I urge members of the Catholic Church to read this part of the Cathecism of the Catholic Church:
841 The Church’s relationship with the Muslims. “The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.”
We have many Eastern Rite Catholic Churches that complement the Roman Rite. They are Coptic Rite, Syriac Rite, Greek Rite, Russian Rite and Armenian Rite. We lack however Jewish Rite and Muslim Rite.
CCC teaches us that Christian God is Trinity. If so, CCC 841 statement that Christians and Muslims worship one, merciful God can only mean that a true Muslim is a person who believes in Trinity by confessing Nicene Creed.
Note that the Arabic word “Muslim” means submitter to God. What God is subjective and can even mean Trinity.
Please tell your local Bishops to organise an Eastern Rite Catholic Church specifically targetting Jews and Muslims. This could be a Jewish Rite or a Muslim Rite.
We must encourage Muslims to be good Muslims by rejecting Muhammad, a false prophet and accepting our Lord and God Jesus who is the Messiah, the seal of the prophets. The best way is to convince them to be Trinitarian Muslims, i.e. Muslims who confess Trinity, Nicene Creed, etc. They are Muslims ethnically, yet Christians religiously. This is not much different from Jewish Christians, who are Jewish ethnically yet Christians religiously. The Apostle Paul himself was proud to be Jewish and refered himself as Hebrew of the Hebrews.
What is your reaction to my idea? Do you agree with it?