Frequently Asked Questions
Will it not be better that we should leave Muslims alone. All religions teach to be good. The best policy is to co-exist. After all, the Bible says he rains and shines his sun both on the good and wicked. If he is like that who are we to judge others?
According to the Scripture indeed God shines his sun both on the good and the wicked. However, the Bible also states that a time is coming when all will be judged. When it comes to eternal life and the matter of salvation, God has drawn the line. He wants even good and religious people to come to Him through Jesus. For example Cornelius was a good and God fearing man. Yet, he was asked by the messenger of God to send someone and ask for Peter. When Peter told him about the way of salvation, he and his family accepted Jesus (Acts 10). Elsewhere the Scriptures state that God has spoken in these last days through Jesus – period (Hebrews 1:1-2). God wants all to be saved. The word ‘all’ includes Muslims. Similarly when Jesus said to go into the world and preach the word, he meant ‘all’ and everyone. If there was another way to God or if the policy of co-exist with all sorts of ideologies, philosophies and idolism was right, God would not have bothered to send Jesus, his own into the world to die for us as the only ransom.
Sorry, we disagree. Those who say that there are no absolutes are often very adamant about their belief. If they say that they are absolutely sure, then they are wrong because their own statement is an absolute. If they are not 100 percent sure, then there is a chance that they are wrong and they are risking their eternal salvation by trusting in a wrong belief. God tells us that there is an objective, absolute truth that is not subject to man’s interpretations or whims, on which we can base our eternity. That truth is the Word of God (John 17:7).
The Bible says that He never changes. The God of the New Testament is the same as the God of the Old Testament. He is the God of Justice and as merciful in the Old Testament as He is in the New Testament. His attribute of justice demands him to be the God of wrath but his attribute of love demands to be merciful. As God he is bound by his own principals and so maintains full justice, equality in it all.
Please read Nehemiah 9 for a summary of how God mercifully forgave Israel, again and again, after they repeatedly sinned and turned their back on Him. The psalms often speak of God’s mercy poured out on sinners.
God is also as wrath-filled because of His attribute of justice demands it in the New Testament as He is in the Old. He killed a husband and wife in the Book of Acts (5), simply because they told one lie. Jesus warned that He was to be feared because He has the power to cast the body and soul into hell (Matthew23:15; Luke 12:5). The apostle Paul said that he persuaded men to come to the Savior because he knew the "terror of the Lord" (2 Corinthians 5:11). Read the dreadful judgments of the New Testament’s Book of Revelation. The judgment portrayed puts the "fear of God" in a searching heart, which incidentally is also as the Scriptures say, "the beginning of wisdom."
Perhaps the most fearful display of His wrath is seen in the cross of Jesus Christ. His fury so came upon the Messiah that it seems God enshrouded the face of Jesus in darkness so that creation couldn’t gaze upon His unspeakable agony. The New Testament states that our God is a consuming fire of holiness (Hebrews 12:29; Deuteronomy 4:24). To fulfill his justice God sent Jesus into the world so to stand in the gap between us and God. If we repent, God, in His mercy, will forgive us and grant us eternal life in heaven with Him.
Two of my relatives were killed by Muslims in Lebanon. ... I still want to reach Muslims but at present I do not want to face them directly.
Our hearts are with you. We ask the Lord to grant you the ability to forgive and lay your grievance at the feet of Jesus. Indeed that Jesus who on the cross said, ‘Father, forgive them.’
Jesus said: ‘ I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.’ (Matthew5:44-48)
Yes, you can share the good-news without meeting a Muslim. We have several evangelistic leaflets and books you may get from us and send to Muslims in your area, anonymously, through the post. Check here about the books and leaflets
It is easy to find an address. Go to a phone directory for example and check for Muslim names like Ahmad, Muhammad, Majid, Saeed, Anwar etc.
Or best go to Google and type in the search bar ‘Muslim names’. Copy them and you may find such names or at least some of them in local directories.
Select a few addresses. Pray and send some of the leaflets or booklets to such addresses in the post without your sender’s address as the material you send has our address on them for further info.
‘To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.’ (1 Corinthians 9:20-22)
That is Paul’s example. Jesus, as well, to reach us, became like us so to share God’s love with us. At the end of the day, ask your Muslim friend: Are you sure that by following all that is commanded in Islam you will live in the paradise of God? The answer is usually ‘no’ or Inshalla – if Allah wills. Share with him/her from the Bible that we, as Christians, have the assurance of eternal life through. Share your own testimony.
Why do so many Muslims seem to hate America? There must be something wrong with us. How can we get them to love us?
For a Muslim according to the Islamic Shari’a, Islam is both state and religion (al-Islam ad-din wa dawla). This means that whatever Muslims see in the United States, whether in government or the way people behave, they consider as synonymous to Christian culture. Thus Christianity to them is: Hollywood, Baywatch, Madonna wearing a cross and Internet pornography. Christianity appears to be a license to sin.
When Muslims compare themselves to other religions on a purely legalistic scale, Christianity comes up short. They see Christians eat pork, drink and disobey dietary laws. Muslims only eat clean meat and refrain from pork products. Christians pray with dirty hands, yet Muslims conduct ceremonial washings (called ablution) five times a day in preparation for prayers. They hear and see Christian leaders fallen from grace (caught in adultery or financial embezzlement). For them it is easy to see Christians undisciplined and unfaithful to their church.
There are other political reasons also, however, the above are the number one stumbling blocks in our outreach to Muslims. Muslims are devout unto death. They live in a state of outward faith desperately attempting to appease their God with their good works. The fact is that they live under bondage. In comparison, Christians following the Bible, live in freedom both in faith and in practice in the USA. This is something that is not available to believers in Islamic countries.
So now we need to ask a new question and indeed it is not, ‘how can we get Muslims to love us?’ but rather, ‘How can we show Gods love to them?’ For further detail on this issue read: Bridge-points in outreach to Muslims.
Day in and day out, obedient Christians are trying their best to bring back fallen brothers and sisters to be restored to Christ. Biblically Christian faith is not really a religion; it is a relationship – relationship with God. He desires that what He has done for us, now we out of gratitude share that with others so that everyone (you too) may receive eternal salvation and assurance through Christ.
We find that Muslims have a doctrine known as Kithman and Taqiyya according to which they lie for a greater purpose to spread Islam. How can we be sure that you are not one of those people telling us that you are a Christian but may be playing the same tr
The Question seems to be directed to Steven Masood. Steven became a follower of Jesus at age 23. He has been a follower of Jesus for 37 years. Matthew 7:16 can be used to test his life: ‘By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn-bushes, or figs from thistles?’