Monday, October 11, 2010
The Gospel for Muslims
Here is an excellent gospel presentation by David Wood, for Muslims, answering the question that Muslims often ask, "How can God die?"
David uses the Bible, and verses from the Qur'an to make his point and to present the truths of the incarnation and the atonement to Muslims. David shows from the Qur'an that Allah is able to do things like to actually be in the fire ("Blessed is He who is in the fire") and speak from the fire to Moses (Qur'an 27:7-9), and so this shows that Allah can do things like, enter into His own creation, become flesh (John 1:1-5; 1:14; see also Luke 1:34-35). He shows that the Qur'an limits Allah, because "Allah does not love sinners" (Qur'an 2:190; 2:276; 3:32; 3:57; 7:31; 4:36; 8:58; 28:77; 57:23); yet the Bible says, "God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8
And Romans 5:10 teaches that Christ died for His enemies, which even the Grandverbalizer19, a Muslim, confessed is "greater love".
A Muslim admits that one dying for His enemies is greater love
Let's learn to share the gospel with Muslims, read and use parts of the Qur'an (NOT burn it) to help them understand the difference between Islam, and truth, Al Haqq الحق the Bible. Speak the truth in love to Muslims and respect them as people and seek evangelistic opportunities in the context of hospitality, which is a great cultural value in Muslim cultures.