In these twelve years the people of the city have come to love and revere the Prophet for his wisdom and gentle spirit, and they gather in the great square before the temple and beseech him not to leave but to remain with them forever. As the multitude weeps and pleads, Almitra, the seer who had first befriended the Prophet on his arrival in the city, comes out of the sanctuary and asks him to speak to the people about life. Almitra asks that he first speak of love, whereupon the Prophet admonishes the hushed audience to follow love when he beckons, even though he might wound as he caresses, might destroy dreams as he entices. The cowardly should cover themselves and flee from love, and those who can never be possessed by love can never know fulfillment.
He primarily ministers to Arabic-speaking Muslims and their descendants in the U. He has studied Arabic overseas, is involved in church-planting, teaching English, training, and providing printed and digital resources for those interested in evangelizing Muslims and learning more about Islam.
Introduction An astounding phenomenon, though not exclusive to ministry to Muslims, is overtaking much missionary work among Muslims. Another equally amazing aspect of this phenomenon is the relative ignorance of the Insider Movement among churches and individual Christians in the West, including those who pray for and financially support its proponents.
This is especially striking when it may not be an exaggeration to say that every evangelical organization in witness to Muslims is affected in some way by the Insider Movement.
What is the Insider Movement? According to definitions given by several proponents: An insider movement is any movement to faith in Christ where the gospel flows through pre-existing communities and social networks, and where believing families, as valid expressions of faith in Christ, remain inside their socio-religious communities, retaining their identity as members of that community while living under the lordship of Jesus Christ and the authority of the Bible.
Christianity and Islam, nevertheless strongly advocates for this approach: Replacing filial language i. While the following is not a comprehensive list, looking at four of the foundational premises of the Insider Movement in light of Scripture will help us to arrive at a proper assessment: Consider some biblical reasons for witnessing: Another consideration concerning witness is how Jesus, the Apostles, and first Christians i.
Jews regarded their identity. Believers were taught and practiced baptism, which was a public identification of following Jesus Jn. They also met together for instruction Acts 2: There was no known effort to highlight their being Jews in order to witness to unsaved family and friends.
This is all the more remarkable when we remember that First-Century Jews faced similar pressures and persecution as do Muslims for following Jesus Christ. The people of His community wanted to kill him after He preached to them Lk.
Consider the following passages from the Bible that stand in contrast to the above premise: Jesus promised that some will accept our witness while others will not Jn. Redemption of the soul is the work of God Ps. The Bible is very clear regarding the importance of truth and honesty: God does not lie and cannot lie Num.
If the Bible is divinely inspired 2 Tim.
If these three designations can be substituted with other words and phrases ultimately these terms are superfluous to understanding the Person of Jesus. Consider the significance of the following: Old Testament prophecy of the Messiah Dan.
Jesus made it very clear that commitment to Himself takes precedence over all other affections and identities see Mt.
The Insider Movement, regardless of intent, is a syncretistic approach that is biblically untenable. A great missionary to Muslims, Samuel Zwemer, wisely observed, and with which we conclude: A passion for Moslem souls does not mean that we are to compromise or to conciliate at any price.
Christianity and Islam Colorado Springs: NavPress,8. Revell, This is an edited and condensed version of a talk delivered on December 11, at the conference “Bioethics in the Media,” sponsored by the Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program at the American University of Beirut.
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He also referred to “Hebron, which bears the name of the father of the prophets, Ibrahim, and Bethlehem, the place of the Christian prophet’s birth. These historical cities constitute a significant change in human civilization.”.