Posted by: everynation | March 1, 2010

Christians & Muslims

by Steve Murrell

I recently talked to a pastor from the Middle East about how to share the love of Christ with Muslims. Here’s what he said:

– Remember you dealing with real people – individuals who have the same dreams, desires, struggles, fears and insecurities as you.

– Ask lots of questions and listen.

– Don’t debate; don’t argue. Everyone loses in a theological argument.

– Focus on truth, not facts. Facts constantly change. Truth never changes, but truth changes people.

– Be real, not religious.

– Build bridges (relationships), not walls.

– Pray and expect the supernatural.

– Find common beliefs (see below)

Christian & Muslim Common Ground:
– Belief in one God – “Allah” in Arabic
– Belief in angels – both good and bad
– Belief in the revealed books of God
– Belief in prophets – including Adam, Abe, Moses, David & others
– Belief in divine judgment of human affairs
– Belief in life after death

Steve Murrell is a missionary, pastor, and the author of “The Reluctant Leader” and “The Accidental Missionary.”

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