Do we simply share the gospel? Not really.
We present the gospel in a way that is understandable to the person we are speaking to; we take their background understanding about God into account. In the book of Acts we see the apostle Paul do this. To the Jews he presented Jesus as the fulfilment of the promises God made through the prophets. To the Gentiles he proclaims that God is the creator, idols do not represent him, and that his true representative is Jesus who he raised from the dead. (more…)
I was on the train the other day when I heard a man chanting in Arabic. I thought he must be Muslim, so after a few minutes of building up my courage, I went and said hello. Fortunately for me, he was keen to talk. But what was I going to say to him?
The Bible and the Qur’an are often compared to each other when Christians and Muslims are discussing issues. They are typically compared in the following ways:
This article is a comprehensive study of the subject of submission in the Bible and Qur’an. This is a subject on which the Bible and Qur’an have much in common and as such is a place where Christians and Muslims can agree at many points. The article examines submission from the time of Adam until the return of Jesus. It also asks the question as to what it means to submit to God perfectly.
A Westerner reading the Qur’an may find many familiar names and events. Most of the prophets from the Bible are mentioned. There is clearly a strong relationship between the two books.