Monday, 1 April 2013

UNDERSTANDING THEM TO WIN THEM

Hello again folks! A lot is said about the so-called common threads between islam and Christianity. But the truth is that there are really far more differences and opposing views than mutually agreeable ones. Another evidence of the thoughts and intents of islam as a crusading and proselyting religion versus Christianity can be seen by what is done by true followers of the religions in their own backyards. The above photograph shows a muslim crowd torching and burning the homes of Christians in Pakistan. What they are doing is horrific, evil and most probably murderous. But they are following the precepts of their faith, as taught in their mosques by their imams in their own land. This is the face of islam in an islamic country. Pure and simple. This is not an islamophobic or racist observation. When the followers of allah are the majority in their land, they behave a whole lot differently as they did when they were in the minority. Mohammed was the same and he is their role model in many respects.
True Christianity calls for perseverance, forgiveness, prayer, fasting and even turning the other cheek in the face of adversity - in total opposition to the violence of the crowd. And one does not need to just delve into the koran and the hadith and put out Bible quotations to prove those crucial differences solely.

No army can win a battle if they do not know the enemy. I believe that Christians need to study and understand other religions. Their drivers, their tenets and the mindset of their followers in order to hold their ground at the very least. There are many transcripts of how muslims have left their faith after being shown the Truth of Who the Messiah Yeshua really is. Those life changing decisions have been the result of Holy Spirit intervention [of course], much prayer, the knowledge of scripture and also, most importantly, an awareness of where the muslim is coming from. Take a look at: Barnabus Fund and their literature to see how effective this can be and has been, from their founder Patrick Sookhdeo onward.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 01-April-2013

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