Some basic questions for Mr Clegg to address (at request - his responses may be also posted here)

1. Do you believe idolatry is condemned by the second commandment, deeply offensive to God and proper grounds for excommunication and eternal judgement?   

2. Do you regard any of the following practices as idolatrous: praying to Mary, bowing down to the elevated host, praying to crucifixes or statues?

3. Is a habitual bowing before statues, praying to Mary or the saints, or worshipping a wafer compatible with saving faith?

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 it?

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 Ka'aba stone?

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 'centred sets'?

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?

Malcolm Clegg, Wroclaw and the FIEC