Conversation With a Muslim

We were attending a large birthday gathering of Muslim friends.  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 university 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 that 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
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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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2 Responses to Conversation With a Muslim

  1. fking1371 says:

    The fact that Ahmad wanted to talk with you and considering his observations about his own religion, it appears that he knows that something is missing and he is searching for the truth. Only a personal relationship with God through His Son can bring spiritual fulfillment.

    • Kathleen says:

      I agree! Unfortunately that realization has not yet entered his mind. I’ve been praying for God to convict him of His truth.

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