News reports tell about attacks by radical Muslims around the world. What should Christians do? Should we pretend there is not a problem? Should we be afraid?
Cole Richards, the leader of The Voice of the Martyrs International Ministries department talked about these issues recently on an interview at VOMRadio.net. Read below the third of three posts from the interview.
Most Muslims aren’t acting out violently. But the actions of radical Muslims lead all Muslims to examine their beliefs. That’s always a good process.
Muslims would be offended by this, but as Christians we hold that it is absolutely true that the more you dig into Islam, the more disappointed you are, because you will not find the truth. The truth is in Jesus Christ our Lord.
So this soul searching of the entire Muslim community globally is being used by God in a very healthy way. It gets people talking; it gets them asking questions.
We hear testimony after testimony of Muslims going to their leaders and asking them all these good questions. It leads them to the truth in many cases. And it’s not only moderate Muslims who are coming to faith.
Sometimes the most radical Muslims come to faith in Christ because they’ve pursued the path of Islam as far as it can go. They said, “I’m really going to do this thing. I’m going to do everything the religious leaders are asking of me. I’m going to do it more than anybody.” And at the end of that path, they find that it’s false. Then they find the truth in Christ.
Some of that is happening in the midst of, or you could even say because of, the bad actors among radical Islam. It’s not what you expect to find. But it’s absolutely true that more Muslims are coming to Christ now when Islam is acting out so violently than at any time in the history of missions since the advent of Islam 1400 years ago.
(Source: VOMRadio.net. Edited for length, clarity, and reading level.)
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