Whenever I post something on Islam I inevitably get a comment or two from Muslims who are offended at my suggestion that they need Jesus Christ in order to find true life, freedom, peace and security. A few posts ago I reposted something I wrote about my own burden for Muslim women. In short order I received two comments (one was actually a ping back) from Muslim women who were disgusted and baffled by the Gospel message and the suggestion that belief in Jesus Christ is the only way to find salvation. When I read their comments only one thing comes to my mind and it is the same thing that really keeps so many from surrendering to Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:4 sums it up perfectly:
“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”
It is understandable that these women would not understand the message of the Gospel. They have been blinded by the god that they worship. From my experience in Muslim ministry and based on Biblical principles the god of Islam is not the same as the God, YAWEH. Allah is an idol, a false god. But that’s a whole other post. The only way that anyone can come to Christ is by the Holy Spirit’s work in their heart. Again, 2 Corinthians sums this up:
2 Cor. 3:16 “But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.”
In essence, the blind can now see! So, don’t be alarmed when people reject Jesus and his message. Sometimes I am discouraged by this, but then I remember what Jesus said in Matthew 5:11-12:
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Now, I am in no way suggesting that I am suffering persecution on my blog, but just wanted to remind us all that standing for Christ will rub some people the wrong way! Thanks for reading.