“Allahu Akbar. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah.
I have written numerous posts on Islam to such an extent that some might think I hate Muslims. I don’t at all. I love them and often pray for Muslims in different countries to come to know Jesus as the only true God.
Experts Predict: The U.S. will be an Islamic country within the next 30 yrs.
Recently, Renee and I have been watching a series of messages by the esteemed Bible teacher, David Pawson on the Christian response to Islam. Christians can’t have a credible response to Islam until they first know who and what they believe. Dr. Pawson cites studies by experts which predict that Great Britain will be an Islamic country by the year 2025 (11 yrs from now). And, the U.S. is not far behind. It is estimated that by the year 2050, the U.S. will be an Islamic nation. Personally, I don’t think it will take that long. Everywhere you look, you can see that Islam is making inroads here in America, and almost has protected status from our media as well as our educators. In many public schools, a Christian cannot speak about his belief in Jesus but Islamic students are given ample opportunities to explain Islam under the guise of diversity and religious tolerance.
Stark Contrasts Between Islam and Christianity:
Here are a few stark contrasts between Islam and Christianity. Nowhere in the Quran is Allah referred to as love or having the attribute of love. Would you want to worship a god who does not possess and demonstrate love, mercy, and forgiveness? Allah, the god of Islam, is always angry and ready to enact vengeance on all those who don’t believe in him or submit to his ways.
However, in the Bible, we read that in 1 John 4:7 that “God is love.” We also see this love demonstrated by God, the Father, offering up his son to die on the cross for the sins of the world. Here also is another place where Christianity and Islam part ways. Islam believes that there is only one God, Allah, and he is a God who is unapproachable. He gives you a set of rules to live by such as praying 5 times a day and making a pilgrimmage to Mecca at least once during your lifetime, and that’s about it. But he does not intervene in the daily affairs of his people. However, the God of the Bible, Jehovah God, made a covenant with his people and is concerned about every aspect of their lives. He hears and answers prayers. He heals, delivers, sets captives free. The God of the Bible revealed Himself to Moses as “I AM.” Whatever you have need of, “I AM.” The God of Christianity hears and answers our daily prayers, and has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, and he has come to live within us through the Spirit of Jesus, the Holy Spirit.
Jesus is appearing to Muslims through dreams and visions
One of the awesome ways that we see YHWH, the One True God of the Bible, reaching out to Muslims is through dreams and visions. In most Islamic countries, Muslims are not allowed to read the Bible, they can’t read Christian literature, or watch Christian teaching on video. Sadly, most Muslims will never have personal contact with another Christian believer. But here is the good news! God is communicating His love to Muslims through dreams and visions. The irony is that these countries are trying to protect their people from any encounter with Jesus Christ who is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6), but they can’t keep God from entering the dreams of Muslims and revealing Himself to them while they are asleep. How awesome is that!
In the latest issue of Christianity Today, Nabeel Qureshi, shares how God called him off the Minaret, and asked him to forsake his family to follow Jesus. I encourage you to follow the above link and read the story of this young man who was from Mohammad’s tribe and while seeking to better know Allah, while in medical school here in the U.S., God spoke to him through a vision and three dreams. (Read more).
Also, you might be interested in I Dared to Call Him Father is the fascinating true story of Bilquis Sheikh, a prominent Muslim woman. Her unusual journey to a personal relationship with God turned her world upside down-and put her life in danger.