basic questions for Mr Clegg to address (at request - his responses may
be also posted here)
Do you believe idolatry is condemned by the second commandment, deeply
offensive to God and proper grounds for excommunication and eternal
Do you regard any of the following practices as idolatrous: praying to
Mary, bowing down to the elevated host, praying to crucifixes or
3. Is a habitual bowing before statues,
praying to Mary or the saints, or worshipping a wafer compatible with
4. Have you ever taught that the Bible does not disdain
confession to a priest, such as a RC priest?
5. Do you regard Roman Catholic priests as brothers in Christ? If so,
how do you reconcile this with their ascription of Christ's real
presence to a piece of wafer, and their insisting that congregants
adore the object as God incarnate?
6. Do you think it is proper to focus only on planting more evangelical
congregations in Poland, or do you consider it also necessary to win
people by working in and through existing Roman Catholic structures
(both formal and informal, like the Oasis and Renewal movements)?
7. Do you think it is proper to evangelise Catholics by cooperating
with the Roman Catholic Church as a partner as distinct from a target
for conversion from error? Have you ever or do you work now with the
Roman Catholic Church or with ministers or fellowships affiliated with
8. Do you believe that proclamation of
Truth, as opposed to discussion about it, is God's primary means of
saving the lost?
9. Is it true that you teach publicly that Islam is not
a false and idolatrous faith? Can you explain its focus on prostration
to and, in the Hajj, the kissing of the black
10. Is it true that you teach publicly that it is unnecessary to
forsake the practice of Islam to be saved? (see for example, Jn.3.36
and 1 Jn.2.23 vs. Sura 112, Acts 4.12, 1689 Confession, 10.4)
11. Do you teach that forsaking distinctive Islamic religious practices
and teaching is essential to saving repentance?
12. EST, the school where you work, was one of the official partners of
the Fifth Days of Muslim Culture (May and June 2009). In the programme
of the Third Days of Muslim Culture, also at Wroclaw, you gave a
lecture entitled 'Building bridges between Christianity and Islam'.
Could you explain the main thrust of this lecture?
13. Do you view antinomianism, defined as a lack of careful insistence
on Christian obedience to the Law of God following salvation, as
heresy? (See Rom.3.8; 6.1,15 and 1689 19,1-7)
14. How do you view Paul Hiebert's missiological
doctrine? Do you
recognise the strong antinomian danger inherent in his teaching on
15. Do you acknowledge that an ecumenical dialogue on a basis of near
parity negates and dishonours the necessity for Divine illumination
from natural darkness and regeneration from spiritual death and is both
futile and disobedient?