August 2nd, 2010

A note for Christians

The main purpose of this blog is to present a method that will help to prevent the spread of Islam in America.  I think this method will be optimally utilized in settings such as mosque debates, Islam outreach events, call in radio/TV shows, etc.  The objective of the approach I've presented is to force the Muslim leader in question to admit that in the year 2010, slavery, pedophilia, the killing of apostates, wife-beating, etc., are morally acceptable.  Of course, if the Muslim leader admits such things, the proposed mosque will likely be denied, public opinion will turn, and hopefully, America will come to the point that it no longer regards Islam as a legitimate religion, but rather the aggressive political ideology it truly is.

Because that is the objective of this blog, the approach presented is quite confrontational.  The entire point is to corner the Muslim leader, and force him to admit that some of the terrible things previously mentioned are morally acceptable. 

As a Christian, I personally don't want to alienate Muslims, or "send them back to the Middle East".  Of course, as Christians, we've been called to share the message of Jesus Christ, the one who suffered, died upon a cross, and was resurrected three days later that we all may have eternal life.  

I plan to make an effort to describe some approaches that I feel may be effective in sharing the Gospel with Muslims.  When my knowledge of the Islamic faith becomes sufficient, I will do my best to assemble that information and distribute it.

Until then, here are a few things I've learned that may be helpful in sharing the Gospel with Muslims:

1.  Be as non-confrontational as possible.  Most Muslims have been told their entire lives that, "Islam is true, Muhammad is the greatest man to ever live, etc." 

If you were to approach a Muslim with a "I'd like to tell you how to find God", sort of approach, you'd immediately put them on the defensive and likely cause the Muslim in question to shut down any further communication.

The same goes for a "I'd like to compare your Prophet with another great man" approach.  Any hint that you may try to criticize Prophet Muhammad will come across in a confrontational manner, and again, you'll likely get shut down.

2.  I personally find the best approach is to first enter into a trusting relationship.  Once you get to the point that you feel comfortable, you can broach the subject of faith.  

Here's a possible approach:

"You know, I've been spending a lot of time reading the Quran.  There are a few things I don't really understand, and I was hoping you could explain these things to me".

Then, perhaps, you could open the Quran to:

2:223-Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will; but do some good act for your souls beforehand; and fear Allah. And know that ye are to meet Him (in the Hereafter), and give (these) good tidings to those who believe.

You might then follow this up with something like, "I don't really understand this verse.  I personally think that saying something like, 'Your wives are your equal partner in marriage, so you should always love them as yourself, and always be sensitive to her needs' seems a little better.  To me, saying that, 'Your wives are your property, so you should do with them what you will', seems a little insensitive.  Why, in your personal opinion, did the God of the Quran say this?"

And likely, there won't be much of a response.  Of course, the second option does sound much better.  So that's a good starting point.  From there, you can bring up several other verses (or really, hundreds) that don't really make much sense. 

So in my personal experience, that's the best approach.  Make friends, open a dialogue, be as non-threatening and non-confrontational as possible, and get the Muslim to explain his or her beliefs, and explain why their God/Prophet said the things they did.

Once this happens, you'll likely be asked about your faith, and of course, you should be ready to explain what you believe and why you believe it.

And certainly, if you choose to witness to Muslims, don't be nearly as confrontational as I have been in most of these entries.