OSC’s Top ten questions and comments from Muslims

Tonight I’m adding a little something I’ve learnt from last year’s street evangelism binge. So, because I wanna go bed, enjoy everyone. 🙂 The full version is in the Islam category or can be found at the bottom right hand corner of the front page of https://www.unapologetic.co.uk/

I sometimes wonder if there’s any new angles coming from within the Christian community to tackle these sorts of questions afresh. How would you reply to some of the questions and comments below?

Q & C 1. “Have you considered Islam?”

Q & C 2. “Have you ever read the Qur’an?”

Q & C 3. “Why don’t you accept Islam, aren’t you frightened of
going to hell?!”

Q & C 4. The Qur’an has more about Jesus in it than the Bible

Q & C 5. The Bible’s been corrupted!

Q & C 6. “The Qur’an is proven by scientific predictions in the text!”

Q & C 7. “Churches are being closed across the UK, they’re being
converted into Mosques!”

Q & C 8. “The Bible’s been translated so many time, how could anyone
trust it’s authentic? The Qur’an has been perfectly preserved, it’s the
only perfect book!”

Q & C 9. “Muhammad’s mentioned in the Bible.”

Q & C 10. “What’s the main reason that you don’t believe in Islam?”

― T. C. M

6 thoughts on “OSC’s Top ten questions and comments from Muslims

    • I’m sure you’re not alone in feeling that way. Thankfully we’ve got the body for support. I’m actually starting a teaching course for teens in the church later in the month, which I’m secretly hoping will have a knock on effect with some of the parents. 😛

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      • That’s wonderful! I need a few knocks on my head. 😉 Our area is very remote country and what we deal with mainly is just plain old dead religion-o-sity for the lack of a better term. Or heavy works emphasis, for example the Amish Church. Do you have Amish in England or Ireland? It is a very dark and fear based belief system. It actually probably has some similarities to Islam, in some ways. Anyway, I always appreciate coming here for a kick in the pants. Like I said I need it.

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      • I can’t say we have the pleasure of an Amish community here in the UK. The idea that the community’s fear based wouldn’t surprise me though, and if that fear isn’t proportionate to the threat I’d be first in line to raise an eyebrow. I mean, recently I was discussing the idea of fear with a friend who despised hell, or hell-fire or damnation, any term will do. Believing in the reality of separation from God myself, albeit the form it takes being still up for grabs, led me into sharing how it’s a scare tactic as much as “look both ways before you cross the road” and “don’t take candy from strangers” are scare tactics. Just because they’re scary, that doesn’t mean I ought to walk out into the road without looking both ways. The threat has to be real, and if it is, a community scaring people can’t be thought badly off. But still, considering how isolated the Amish appear, they’re always going to be looked at as slightly sinister. They’re going against the classical “be in the world but not of the world” saying. Hopefully that’s a welcomed detour. 🙂

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      • The Amish “threat” is living without the Amish Church. The Church itself is the only means for salvation MAYBE. There is NO assurance of salvation. You do your best to be a good Amish person (the rules are varied) and maybe you will be saved. Does Islam (I’m using the term Islam, because it’s my understanding that is the title of the religion. Excuse me if I’m saying it incorrectly. I get confused about the different terms Muslim and Islam) say to “be in the world not of it” in a sense? Or would they say take it over or make it Islamic by proselytizing or by growth of families? Amish tend to be “pacifists” which is different than Islam in my understanding. Each small church district within the Amish have different minuscule variations of rules, down to no buttons, just straight pins for your clothing etc. They are not evangelistic though about their beliefs for the most part, they just want to keep all their children IN and they have very large families. However, the process of shunning those that leave the church is harsh in a sense, however, you could face death in Islam for leaving, correct? Or is that incorrect?

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      • Good morning! How do they understand Romans 8? Namely verses 14 to 17. There’s an assurance in that the Holy Spirit testifies with our own soul. In terms of Islam, it’s a religion with global ambitions, and historically it’s been propagated by violence. It’s not just a cultural thing, it’s in the Muslim texts as an Islamic duty. So, I imagine they are supposed to be in the world, it just so happens that that world is Arabia over 1000 years ago. They’re trapped in a time warp and demand you be there too. You’re right, in Islam you are threatened with death for either not converting, or trying to escape Islam when you’re in the faith.

        Isn’t the refusal to take part from the Amish a rejection of Jesus’ great commission, His demand that we make disciples of all of the nations? Scripture says we make our appeal with gentleness and respect, as if God were speaking in us. Do they have a justification for not doing that?

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