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Books for winning Muslims to Christ?

Discussion in 'Evangelism, Missions & Witnessing' started by Jordan Kurecki, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Jordan Kurecki

    Jordan Kurecki Well-Known Member

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    I am interested in learning techniques to witness to Muslims.

    Anyone know of any books written on the subject?
     
  2. Internet Theologian

    Internet Theologian Well-Known Member

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    You witness the same way to everyone. That's how it is done. We have a consistent Gospel and it must be presented consistently to every person we preach it to.

    Now if you're trying to understand their religion in order to have a better grasp on it, that's a different topic altogether.
     
  3. StefanM

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    I understand your point, but I think he's not referring to changing the message itself. It seems to be a matter of placing the unaltered gospel in a specific context.

    I'm reminded of 1 Cor. 9:19-23 (KJV)

    19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

    20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

    21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.

    22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

    23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

    I don't think for a moment that Paul would condone becoming full "as a Muslim," per se, but I do think he would likely support a contextualization of the gospel. God brings us to himself through a variety of routes, all of which lead to the same gospel and the same Lord, but each person's "drawing" is specific to that person, even if the message itself is singular.
     
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  4. Jordan Kurecki

    Jordan Kurecki Well-Known Member

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    How many different ways did Jesus present the Gospel in John? Many....
     
  5. Internet Theologian

    Internet Theologian Well-Known Member

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    FTR my statement did not suggest he would change the message.
     
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    Fair enough. I apologize for any misunderstanding on my part.
     
  7. Internet Theologian

    Internet Theologian Well-Known Member

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    Remember, as you well know, that the power is in the Gospel, not in its presentation or our methods; For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16
     
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    No problem, I'm sure it was easily misunderstood.
     
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    I don't have any books, but I did teach several Muslim students a few years back.

    The barrier with those particular Muslims (don't know if it's a universal barrier) is that they thought that we believed in the same God but just used a different name. They also were surprised to learn that the Bible stories were real - those students thought they were just stories to "teach a lesson".
     
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  10. Jordan Kurecki

    Jordan Kurecki Well-Known Member

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    But there is wisdom in the way and manner we present it.
     
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  11. Internet Theologian

    Internet Theologian Well-Known Member

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    Nope. You're going astray here. Scripture refutes and dismantles the necessity of man's wisdom in proclaiming the Gospel:

    And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
     
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    I used to have a pamphlet about that from somewhere, but I can't find it right now.

    In the meantime, Mike Shipman is being used by Christ in an incredible way in Asia. I've heard him speak about it. I haven't read his book on the subject, but from meeting him I'd say it will be a Biblical, Holy Spirit led approach: Any 3: Anyone, Anywhere, Any Time: Lead Muslims to Christ Now.
     
  13. Martin Marprelate

    Martin Marprelate Well-Known Member

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    Try this one:
    http://www.tabernaclebookshop.org/god-s-love-for-muslims-communicating-bible-grace-and-new-life.html
    The author Ibrahim ag Mohammed was raised a Moslem in Mali, converted by reading a Gideon Testament, and undertook an amazing evangelistic work in the cities of Gao and Timbuktu, starting churches, children's work, radio ministry etc.
    When Mali was invaded by Islamists a few years ago, he was forced to flee and the work was destroyed, but is now being built up again. For the moment, however. Ibrahim is assistant pastor at the Metroplolitan Tabernacle (Spurgeon's).
    I haven't read the book yet, but I'm told it is excellent.
     
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    More then a Carpenter has been used by the Lord to reach many Muslims....
     
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    Further to my post above, I have now read God's Love for Moslems and thoroughly recommend it. It is full of common-sense advice like not slagging off Mohammed as this will merely antagonize Moslems. Concentrate on the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is mentioned in the Koran more often that Mohammed is.

    Hospitality is very important to Moslems, so invite your Moslem neighbour for a meal and prepare Halal meat (or fish if you'd rather not). The most important thing is for Moslems to see something of Christ in us. Most Moslems think that the Trinity is a carnal relationship between God, Mary and Jesus. This will need to be explained very carefully.

    All in all, a great book! Buy it if you are likely to have the opportunity to witness to a Moslem.

    Oh, and Jordan, all the Bible quotations are in the KJV! :)
     
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