What Every Christian Needs to Know about the Qur’an, by James R. White

Just got this book a few days ago; have not read it word for word yet, but I am jumping around to get the overall feel and then I will be reading it slowly.  It is excellent, from what I can tell.  I pray that God will use this for His glory to equip many Christians to “be prepared to give an answer for the hope that is within them”; remembering also to first, “sanctify Christ as Lord in their hearts” (1 Peter 3:15)

I also hope many Muslims will be open to reading this book, and give it a fair and respectful reading.  I wish this book was around back in 1983 when I first started reaching out to Muslims by playing soccer (the true football) with them, visiting them in their homes, having them in our home, playing chess and backgammon, drinking hot tea, Arabic and Turkish coffee, eating shish kebabs, cucumber salads, hummus and pita bread, and roasted pumpkins seeds, Iranian Ghormeh Sabzi قرمه سبزی (stew made with five green vegetables, beef, kidney beans, onions, and the famous dried lemon from Oman), over hours of discussion about God, heaven and hell, judgment day, Jesus, the atonement of Christ, salvation, faith, sin, original sin, politics, history, the Bible and the Qur’an, and many other topics.

Most Muslims are fun people to reach out to!  Christians need to crucify their fears. (Galatians 2:20; Luke 9:23; Galatians 6:14)  They are very hospitable and most Muslims are not afraid to talk about spiritual things.  O Fellow believers in Christ! – combine your study and growth in apologetics, theology, Bible and church history and historical theology knowledge with bold outreach of actually getting to know Muslims and spending time with them and listening to them.  Witness, preach the gospel, and provide the context of “eating with sinners and tax-collectors”, as Jesus did.  (Luke 5:29-32; Mark 2:14-17; Luke 15:1-32)

Order from Alpha and Omega Ministries. 

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About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)
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2 Responses to What Every Christian Needs to Know about the Qur’an, by James R. White

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  2. θ says:

    Christians should also understand Shari’ah Law and Hudud.
    The standard of answer of Moslems concerning the question of difference between Shari’ah Law and Hudud is it is like distinction of rendering to God (Shari’ah) and to Caesar (Hudud).

    Shari’ah Law deals with everyday life of Moslems in faith, rites, all aspects of goodness.
    Hudud deals with penal code, punishment and judgment.

    Hence, Shari’ah is not Hudud (for God is not Caesar), nor is Hudud a Shari’ah (for Caesar is not God), yet somewhat Hudud is subject to and limited by the higher Shari’ah Law, as much as Paul’s hierarchy of God and the powers.
    Even since Hudud prohibits certain penalty and commutes specific groups (women, children, Ahl al-Kitab), actually Hudud is much better than Caesar’s unlimited madness.
    Rom 13:1
    For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
    Rom 13:2
    Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God.
    Rom 13:4
    For he is the minister of God to thee for good.
    For he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath.
    Rom 13:6
    For they are God’s ministers.

    Is it a Taqiyya or confusion? It is what it is.

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