We were attending a large birthday gathering of friends, mostly Muslims. Knowing my Christian beliefs, Ahmad said he wanted to talk with me. This fine gentleman holds a Ph.D. and teaches at a major university. He came and sat next to me on the sofa.
“As you know, I have been a Muslim all my life; I love my religion. However, most of my extended family members are no longer true Muslims. They’ve become atheists and are Muslim in name only. When we came to this country, we were family oriented, committed to marriage, fidelity and to traditional values. That has changed. Not only is this true for Muslims, but the entire Western culture is becoming increasingly amoral.
“I tell my students to wait until marriage before moving in together. The immorality of today’s culture is destroying America.
“Islam has changed. No longer do Muslims respect Jesus. I don’t know why there’s been this change. You see, the Quran teaches that Jesus was born of a virgin and was a Spirit from God. It teaches Jesus was the Word of God, that He worked miracles and that He is going to return! Yet Muslims rarely discuss Jesus anymore.
“One more thing, many of the mosques in the U.S. are encouraging terrorism. I know this as fact! Yet Muslims don’t speak out. They’re silent!”
I mostly listened. Then I suggested that perhaps HE should speak out.
“They won’t listen to me. People don’t want to hear the truth.”
I had brought with me some DVDs, just in case I might have an opportunity. I opened my purse. “I have something I’d like to give you. It’s a DVD on the life of Jesus. It’s in your own language.”
“He began reading the label. Wow! There are several different Middle Eastern languages on the same disc! I would love to watch this! Thank you.”
“Perhaps after you watch it, we can talk again. I’d like to get your opinion.”
- For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 2:5
- Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1
- You may watch the Jesus Movie here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWYuIe8ftHA
- You may watch the Jesus Movie in many different languages here: http://www.thegoodbookcompany.com/watchjesusfilm.html