First Baptist Church of El Dorado exists to dare nobly, in the Spirit’s power, to make known the commanding claims of Christ here and everywhere.
One way we do this, of course, is by taking the Gospel to El Dorado and North America.
Another way to do this is by taking Jesus to areas of the world that have little or no access to Him and His glorious Good News.
Through a unique set of ‘God-events,’ it became clear earlier this year that the Lord wanted FBC to help make known Jesus’ commanding claims in areas of South India to Urdu Speaking Muslims who live there.
More about that tomorrow. As a matter of fact, a big announcement for the blog will happen tomorrow. Be sure to tune in.
However, for now – since it is Friday and in effort to gear your mind for what is coming tomorrow – I want to point you to 5 places dealing with Muslims, the Muslim world, and the upcoming month long event known as Ramadan.
If we are going to obey the Lord in making Jesus known among them, we must constantly be keeping them before us – as we go before the Lord on their behalf. . .
Enjoy. . .
#1. Why Muslims Are Becoming the Best Evangelists by Timothy C. Morgan and David Garrison
“Muslim background believers are leading Muslims to Christ in staggering numbers, but not in the West. They are doing this primarily in Muslim-majority nations almost completely under the radar—of everyone. In the new book, A Wind in the House of Islam: How God is Drawing Muslims Around the World to Faith in Jesus Christ, Garrison takes the reader on his journey through what he describes as the nine rooms in the Muslim-majority world: Indo-Malaysia, East Africa, North Africa, Eastern South Asia, Western South Asia, Persia, Turkestan, West Africa, and the Arab world. Muslims in each of those regions have created indigenous, voluntary movements to Christ.”
#2. Three Misconceptions Westerners Have About Muslims by JD Greear
“That said, most of the Muslims you encounter—either in Western or in Islamic countries—are not violent people. They are kind, peaceable people and they are often embarrassed by the actions of Muslims throughout the world (as we are of some Americans, other Christians, and even ourselves at some point!). While there is a good chance they see world politics very differently from the average Westerner, you will most likely find them warm, hospitable, and peace-loving.”
#3. A Christian Convert, on the Run in Afghanistan by Azam Ahmed
“For Josef, who has recently changed hiding places, the time passes slowly now, with little company other than his Bible. He can hear the muezzin calling Muslims to prayer, a reminder of danger’s proximity and the paradox he lives now.
‘When I threw away my convictions, it was hard to speak with people about it,’ he said, a red ember pulsing on the tip of his cigarette. ‘It was like an imaginary prison.’ He paused, the light from his propane lantern casting a long shadow on the wall. ‘Now it is the other way around,’ he said at last. ‘My body is in prison, but my soul is free.'”
“Ramadan, often known as the month of fasting for Muslims, begins before sunrise with a very early breakfast and ends with a meal after sunset. Find out what they do when the sun is in the sky.”
“A time to re-focus on their faith, Ramadan is to Muslims what Christmas is to Christians.”