They absolutely forbid belief in the Trinity, our Triune God. They categorically insist that Jesus was not God. They clearly state that Jesus did not die on the Cross, someone else did. No Resurrection. They claim Abraham came from Mecca and was the first Muslim. Many Christians read the Bible and have no idea what it means.
Many Muslims, and atheists for that matter, lead better Christian lives than many Christians. Of course those who are free of sin, like Donald Trump by his own confession are the true gods. I see your point in some cases, but there are also some things that need clarification.
Yes, there are many of us who are ignorant of our own knowledge, but you must know that the things you mentioned such as forbidding the trinity and such come from our book, the Qur'an. As such, it is not a topic of debate as it would be disbelieving the book, which amounts to disbelieving the word of God. Pretty much even the most basic of Muslims understand this. Next, we are not the only ones who disbelieve in the trinity and believe Jesus was a prophet.
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Christianity itself has many sects, and certain sects such as Orthodox Christianity and Jehovah's witness share our POV. Anyone who does enough research will also find that the trinity is a newer concept that did not exist in early Christianity.
So this is also a topic of debate among Christians themselves. Lastly, about prophet Abraham. I am not sure about the Mecca thing, I need to read up on that, but you must understand the definition of Muslim.
A Muslim is one who peacefully submits to God, without resistance. And also one who accepts the messages of God. In our time, according to Islam, prophet Muhammad brought the latest message of God, so it includes that to be Muslim we must accept his teachings as well. In prophet Abraham's time, he would have to accept whatever was the latest revelation for his period. This is something I believe we both agree on that prophet Abraham definitely submitted himself to God and followed His guidance.
The issue is that the Islamists are the ones who run for office and are voted for by Muslims. The US needs to continue to limit the number of Muslims immigrating to this country. Christians and Muslims believe in one God, but not the same God. Anyone who has read the Q'ran and the Bible carefully knows that. We are not on common ground on this issue. What do you mean exactly? Do you mean that we do not believe Jesus is also God?
Yes, that is true. But that is debatable among Christian sects as well. On the other hand, in terms of the trinity, the one referred to as the Father is the one we believe falls in line with God of the prophets mentioned above. Yes, we mostly agree on the virgin Mary. But in general it is not that we devote to her, it is that God devoted a chapter to her.
From that we understand that her story was important for us to know, and contains important lessons for us to learn, and also contains solutions to certain problems.
The shrine visiting and such mentioned in the article. This is not something we can do. That is like worshipping Mary, we only worship one God. If you mean discussion that is something else. Lebanon is also not a good example. The Muslims there are among those most loosely attached to their faith, to my knowledge. Celebrating a day for someone else in itself is a sin, but it's also a sin for us to create new traditions. This is not something the majority of Muslims will be agree with.
If you want to open dialogue, it doesn't have to be a specific person. It can be, and imo should be, our actions instead. For what are we sent to this world for? We have duty, we are both similarly told how to care for humanity. Loving our neighbors, treating enemies with kindness. It is nearly endless in terms of recommended actions we have in common. That would be a better point to talk about. They received calls in the first half hour!
You can hear her entire, powerful testimony here. Finally, the pastor will give specific ways to pray for the nation of China as a whole, and for the church there, including Christians currently in prison for their faith in Christ. You can hear his complete story here.
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Semeone will also share how the church—within Ethiopia and around the world—steps in to help Ethiopian Christians in times of trouble, and what it means to him to be a part of the extended family of God. You may want to go back and listen online to our full conversation with Dr. Listen to Part 1 and Part 2. About 3. Follow these principles from those retired missionaries as you share Jesus with Muslims and really anyone else who does not know Him as Savior and Lord:.
You do have to love Muslims and witness about the goodness of God in your life. Muslims respect that. Most books on Christian outreach to Muslims address the topic of common misunderstandings and objections of Muslims. If you are interested in learning what Muslims and followers of other religions believe, then check out Religions Among Us. Kathleen Penton is an assistant editor with WMU. She happily studied religion in culture, along with journalism, in college. Skip to main content.
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Instead of retreating into your Christian bubble, engage the Muslims you encounter and build relationships, remembering this advice from retired missionaries to Gaza and the West Bank: Muslims are not your enemies. Find Common Ground Good relationships are built on commonalities. Our faiths are based on scripture. We are monotheists, believing in only one God. We believe that God sent messengers or prophets. We believe in an afterlife and the resurrection of the dead. Share Jesus Follow these principles from those retired missionaries as you share Jesus with Muslims and really anyone else who does not know Him as Savior and Lord: Start with prayer.
Pray for God to bring people who need Jesus into your life, opportunities to meet them, and the words to say. Share your life. Talk about your job, your family, and your faith.