We have shared the gospel with many Muslims this past month. I do not think there was a day that I went out witnessing this month where I was not able to share the gospel with a Muslim. When talking to Muslims there are several stumbling blocks that I run into almost every time I share the gospel with those that follow Islam.
They believe that God is merciful and not just. They think that as long as they believe in the correct God and repent well enough that they will go to heaven. They do not see the need for a payment for their wrong doing.
- They do not think Jesus is God.
- They believe that the only sin that cannot before given is believing God is 3 in 1.
- They believe the Bible has been changed.
I did have one very good conversation where the young man seemed to receive what I said. The picture is of Muhammad.
He listened to me explain the dual nature of Jesus and thanked me for my explanation. He said he never heard it explained like that. He allowed me to explain how God is Just and that we can only go to heaven if God pays the fine since we owe an eternal fine. Please pray for him. He asked honest questions and was satisfied with the answers I gave and took information from me to read later.
Pray for Luke. He wanted to know why he could not just be sorry for the bad things he did and not do them again. He wanted to know why he needed Jesus.
I gave him the example of him Standing in a court room. The judge says he is guilty. He tells the judge that he is sorry and will never do it again. The judge tells him that he should be sorry and he should not do it again. But he has to pay the fine.
Someone runs into the court and says that they will pay the fine. The is what Jesus does on the cross. Jesus paid the fine we must repent and trust Jesus.
He said he was glad he stopped and had a conversation and asked the question.
I ran into him about 2 weeks later and we continued our conversation. We talked about how we could know that there is a God. He wanted scientific evidence for God. I explained that Science is the study of the material world. God is immaterial and outside of time and space so that is an impossibility. I showed him that there had to be a God to create everything because if there was every nothing then there could never not be nothing. Nothing is the thing that rocks dream about and it cannot create anything. Pray for young Luke.
We had some great Bible Studies this month. We have been talking about the parables in the SRU Bible Studies. Here is Matt teaching on the parable of the landowner.