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Sharing Your Christian Faith with Muslims

A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR Sharing Your Christian Faith With Muslims ••..• As a Christian, we are commanded to share our faith. But how can we do it confidently and effectively? With so many different religions and worldviews, it can be intimidating to start a conversation about Jesus. This practical guide from ABWE's Muslim Ministries serves as a roadmap for learning how to share the gospel with Muslims in a way they can understand and, hopefully, eventually embrace. The Growth of Islam Starting the Journey There are approximately 3.84 When you are sharing your faith, it is important to realize that while million Muslims and Christians Globally, Muslim population is projected to be US Muslim growth rate is Muslims in have differences The United such as ... 1.9% States of 2.5 billion America.? by 2050.3 annually.' Muslims believe Christians believe Muhammad was the final prophet • The Qur'an is the ultimate spiritual authority Original sin doesn't exist and the Crucifixion • Jesus was the Son of God • The Bible is the ultimate spiritual authority • The Crucifixion paid the penalty of sin didn't actually occur They also have some surprising similarities. They both believe in one God They both respect the Old Testament They both acknowledge the existence They both highly value family, integrity and honesty of Heaven and Hell You can use these similarities as a starting point for building friendships and starting conversations. Practical Steps To Getting Started 1. Identify Your Attitude When you think of Muslims, do you feel an attitude of love toward them? 3/4 of U.S. evangelicals view Islam as "anti-Christian"? 72%of 1/2. Did you of American know that evangelicals consider Islam an essentially violent religion? Protestant faith leaders approximately:4 have unfavorable views of Islam? 2. Respect and Listen 3. Start Learning ... ••• Many Muslims come from very relational cultures. The best way • How to change your attitude to one of love to begin forming friendships Muslims' attitudes towards Christians with Muslims is to listen to them • What major values Christians and in a respectful manner and discover their thoughts on their Muslims have in common • Muslims' beliefs about the religion and heritage. New Testament • How the news media incorrectly shapes our perceptions of Muslims • Crucial first steps to building a friendship with Muslims • Important pitfalls to avoid when building a relationship • How to read the Bible with Muslims interested in the Good News Sources: 1. Operation World 7th Edition 2. Pew Research 3. Future of the Global Church, Patrick Johnstone, 2011 4. Barna Group's April 2013 report,"What Do Americans Think About Islam?" Brought to you by our sponsor: Learn about connecting with the Muslims around you. Visit abwe Muslim Ministries To find more infographics from GMI visit gmi INTERNATIONAL Copyright © 2014 ABWE, Inc. Used with permission by GMI.

Sharing Your Christian Faith with Muslims

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As you seek to share your faith with Muslims in your community or around the world, what do you need to understand? What attitude do you bring to your engagement with Muslims around you? This infograp...


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