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Muslims Tell ... "Why I chose Jesus"

 
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Do Muslims need Christ?

What about those who have never heard?

Or for that matter, what about children who die at birth?

What about someone who is severely mentally impaired from birth and can't even communicate?

What is their standing before God?

Well, for starters, we know God is a God of perfect love AND of perfect justice.

The scriptures tell us that God only holds us responsible for what we know:

John 15:22 (New International Version)

22If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. Now, however, they have no excuse for their sin.

God also tells us that it is apparent from what has been made that He exists:

Romans 1:18-22

18The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
21For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools

So that tells us a couple things. You don't have to worry about the 2 year old baby who dies. God is perfectly just and we don't have to worry that he is going to be unjust in any way.

In addition, if you are reading this, you are without excuse. The reality of God is completely apparent to you. You need to make a decision about Christ.

If people are truly reaching out for God, then God will find a way to reach them. In some of the least Christian areas of the world, it has almost become commonplace for Christ to appear in dreams and visions to those who are truly seeking him. Here are some stories from some Muslims who have come to Christ in extraordinary ways:

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Muslims Tell ... "Why I chose Jesus"

I had a Dream...

For someone who has not had extended exposure to Muslim-background believers in Christ, probably the most striking surprise is the powerful role that dreams and visions have played in drawing people to Jesus. Though dreams may play an insignificant role in the conversion decisions of most Westerners, over one-fourth of those surveyed state quite emphatically that dreams and visions were key in drawing them to Christ and sustaining them through difficult times. Rick Love, International Director of Frontiers, has recognized the pattern as well. He writes that, "Just as God used a vision to convert Paul, in like manner He reveals Himself to Muslims through dreams and visions. Just as God prepared Cornelius to hear the Gospel through a vision, so God is preparing a multitude of Muslims to respond to His good news."

One believer from Guinea recounts the dream of a figure whom he later believed to be Christ. The figure was in a white robe, calling the man to come to Him. In a related dream, he recalls that the same figure's arms were extended, beckoning him. Dreams of this type have become recognized as a pattern of work among Muslims. Though there are variations, Christ appearing in a white robe is a recurring image among those who have had dreams and visions. Similarly, a Muslim Malay woman was drawn by a vision she had of her Christian parents who had died. She saw them rejoicing with others in heaven. Jesus, appearing in a white robe, said, "If you want to come to me, just come." Feeling that she had tried her entire life to reach God without success, she now saw God initiating the effort to reach her through Jesus.

A convert from the Middle East who had been afflicted with severe headaches was lying on his bed after having prayed for his sick son. A man with a beautiful, peaceful face appeared. Dressed in white, the figure walked to the head of the man's bed and touched him three times on the head. The next morning his headaches were gone. His son, too, was fully healed. Understandably, he now recounts with confidence, "I believe in prayer in the name of the Christ."

The great majority of dreams seem to fall into one of two broad categories. The first could be considered the preparatory dream. Like Christ appearing in a white robe, the vision confirms thoughts or conversations one has been having about Christ or the Christian faith. The second could be called the empowering dream. Here the dream or vision commonly gives the believer strength in the face of persecution. Short of persecution, it may embolden believers, strengthening the nature of their witness.

Preparatory
One Sunni woman from the Arabian Peninsula had a figure appear to her in a dream, telling her to visit a Christian woman she knew. The figure, who she was later convinced was Christ, told her this woman would teach her.

In a fascinating twist on God's use of dreams and sleep, one Algerian recounted how she heard her sleeping Muslim grandmother say, "Jesus is not dead. I want to tell you He is here."

A West African man recounts a succinct, yet powerful vision he had prior to conversion. He saw a devout Muslim in hell and a poor Christian who couldn't afford to give alms in heaven. A voice explained to him that the difference was belief in Jesus.

Empowering Dreams
A North African believer found the needed strength to face his imprisonment from a dream he had while imprisoned for his faith. In it, he saw thousands of believers pouring through the streets of his city, openly proclaiming their faith in his restricted country. While in prison, he was tortured, suspended upside-down naked for hours, beaten with electrified rods and repeatedly threatened with execution. His vision of a day when people of his country would openly proclaim their faith in the streets gave him great strength to persevere through this most difficult time.

Encounter
Though not strictly a dream or a vision, a number of Muslim-background believers have had a significant supernatural encounter that was instrumental in drawing them to Jesus. One Egyptian Muslim was reading the Injil (Gospel), when he came to Luke 3, where the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus in the form of a dove. God said, "This is my son, in whom I am well pleased." As he read those words, a stormy wind broke into his room. A voice spoke to him saying, "I am Jesus Christ, whom you hate. I am the Lord whom you are looking for." He recalls that he "wept and wept, accepting Jesus from that time."

Whatever personal perspective one has on dreams and visions and the Christian walk of faith, it is difficult to consider engaging in ministry to Muslims without a recognition of and an openness for God to continue drawing people to Himself through what may be viewed as unconventional means.
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More Extraordinary Testimonies:

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There are numerous reports that many of the Berbers living in the Algerian Atlas Mountains are coming to Christ through similar dreams and visions, forming mostly underground cell-churches. Ahmed Ait Ben Youcef, a native Berber now living abroad, said he found Christ in a way that seems typical for previously Islamic Berbers: "We Berbers always believed in God, but many seek their own way under the pressure of the Islamic Arabs. We young people yearned for the right way for our lives and prayed to God for guidance. One of my friends died in a traffic accident. The following night, I dreamed that he, another friend, and I drove to a bright gleaming city surrounded by a white wall. My friend told us that he now lived there."

An Egyptian Moslem was reading the Gospels according to yet another report and had just reached Luke Chapter 3 when a strong wind swept the room and a voice said, "I am Jesus Christ, whom you hate. I am the Lord you are seeking." He decided to follow Jesus that day.

So widespread are such reports that entire websites are now devoted to such anecdotes -- albeit often careful to maintain anonymity. A well-informed source, who for obvious reasons remains unnamed, reports that a former Islamic "Imam" or spiritual leader has led 3,000 Moslems to Jesus, coming to his belief in Christ through appearances and dreams in which a white Man told him to study the Bible. His method is simple: in conversation, he asks others "Have you seen a white man in your dreams recently?" If they have not, he tells them "I was just wondering. Thanks." If they answer positively, he continues by asking whether they are interested in learning who this white man is. And who is not interested in the identity of a mysterious person who appears in their dreams? The ex-Imam then shows them several Bible passages in which a white-clothed man is mentioned, explaining, "That is Jesus. He wants to speak with you, because He wants you to follow him."

Many Moslems have been prepared for that step by their supernatural encounters, and accept the invitation. Some time ago, Bill Bright, director of the mission agency Campus Crusade for Christ, wrote that "we are experiencing an amazing phenomenon. Moslems in particular are having dreams and visions confirming the reality of Christ. After one radio program reported that Jesus had appeared to many Moslems in a dream and said to them 'I am the way,' the radio station received thousands of letters from Moslems in North Africa and the Middle East, in which the listeners said they had suddenly understood earlier dreams. They then wanted more information about Jesus."
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The director who leads Campus Crusade for Christ's work in the Middle East and the Muslim nations of Northern Africa oversees a radio program that is being broadcast to the entire region. He is reporting an astounding phenomenon.

"His office has received thousands of letters from Muslims," says Bright. "Many tell of a dream they had: `I saw Jesus. He declared to me "I am the way." Moved by this compelling dream, they are writing the Campus Crusade's Middle East office to find out just who Jesus is. Once they know, they freely respond.

"In Algeria, a number of people discovered they had the very same dream. They began to talk with one another and discovered each had experienced the same dream. The details were the same, and even the words Jesus said to them were the same. On their own, they have formed a Bible study and are following Christ.

"A fanatical Muslim woman had spent four years in prison for her political activities. While there, Jesus appeared to her in her cell. He personally explained redemption and the gospel. She is now on the Campus Crusade staff, totally sold out to reaching her Muslim people for her Savior."

Bright continues: "I could tell you other stories--miraculous, incredible stories of visions. Muslims are seeing the risen Christ. Can there be any doubt? Our great, wonderful Lord is calling the Muslim world to himself. Praise his holy name."

"Perhaps you already know that Islamic theology has no place for forgiveness. Islam is primarily law, legalism, punishment, death, and vengeance," writes Bright. "That is why they are stunned, even troubled for days, after they view the `Jesus' film. When they learn of Jesus' life of love and forgiveness they are drawn to him.

"The concepts in the film are so foreign that sometimes Muslims ask to see `Jesus' two and three times before they grasp what it means. Amazingly, they readily accept his miracles as historical fact and are deeply impressed. But they are moved most by his forgiveness, that he willingly carried his cross for them, and then died on it, taking upon himself his father's `vengeance'...for their sins. For them, it is truly a revolutionary concept.

"And, when given the chance to freely respond, without fear of retribution from Muslim zealots, there have been instances when all those in the audience indicated that they wanted to receive and follow Christ.

"Clearly, God's Spirit is moving. In these `Last Days,' before his return, Jesus is building the Bride of Christ, his Church, by drawing from the very heart of the Muslim world, from among the most unreached people in all the world.

"Many consider Muslims to be the most `Unreached' people of the world. Until now, they have been deeply resistant. Yes, most still are. But, for those whom God has touched, in whom he has placed a desire to find the truth...they will respond if only we can get the message to them.

"Second Peter 3:9 reminds us that God is eager to bring millions to himself among the Kurds as well as among the people in Iraq, Pakistan, Muslim republics of the former U.S.S.R., Sudan, Indonesia, India, and in other Muslim nations."


Dramatic Answers to Prayer

"Many in our Prayer Track are praying that God will reveal himself to Muslims in miraculous ways since preaching is often not allowed in Muslim countries," proclaims the October 1995 issue of Prayer Track News, the newsletter of the AD 2000 & Beyond Movement. "These prayers are being answered!"

Dr. C. Peter Wagner and his wife Doris report that the driver of their car in an Asian Muslim nation had been saved only weeks prior to their visit through a dream of Jesus.

A Muslim Priest

The Wagners tell a story of a Muslim priest "who hated Christians and decided to destroy a Christian church and see the believers scattered. He figured the best way for him to do this would be to burn down the church one night. He was successful in his project and the church and everything in it was totally destroyed.

"He celebrated his victory by walking through the ashes a short time later. He saw but one thing that remained--a single page from the Bible. Curious, he picked it up and read, `Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'"

"The priest decided he must read more of the Bible, so he bought one and began to read it. Soon he began to preach from it as well as the Koran in his mosque. He decided to become a follower of Jesus. He was soon thrown into prison and served a prison sentence because of his new-found faith. When he finished his jail sentence, he became a Christian pastor and continues to proclaim Christ."

This story reminds one of the Scripture: "So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth. It shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish what I please. And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it" (Isaiah 55:11).

Healing and the Cross

The Wagners also tell the story of a rich man in a Muslim country who brought his very sick daughter to a Christian hospital. "The daughter had been paralyzed for four years. They put her in a private room which had a cross hanging on the wall. The man, a very devout Muslim, demanded that the cross be taken down at once. Reverently, they took the cross off the wall because the Christian staff working there was threatened for witnessing in a Muslim country. That evening, the Christian nurse, in her own quiet way, told the sick girl that Christ died on the cross for our sins and he can forgive her sins and heal her.

"The girl could not sleep that night because she had so many questions. `He can heal me? Who is he and where is he? What is this mystery of the cross? Why was my father so angry and so afraid of this cross?' With tears streaming down her cheeks she longed to know more about Isa (Jesus). In the quiet of that night, she saw a figure clothed in white. He had a halo of light around his head that filled the whole room. Then she heard his voice, `Get up and put the cross back on the wall.' With fear and trembling she said, `I cannot walk.' Jesus then revealed himself to her and told her, `I am Jesus who died on the cross, but I am alive. Get up and walk.' She got up and took the cross from under her bed and put it back on the wall. Then she turned, but the Lord was no longer there. Realizing what had just happened, she started shouting, `I saw Isa and he healed me! I can walk, I can walk!' She called her father who rushed to the hospital and witnessed what had happened. With tears in his eyes, all he could say was, `I want to know more about Jesus.'"

Spontaneous Conversion

John Robb of World Vision and the AD 2000 Unreached Peoples Track reports: "A series of `spontaneous conversions' have been occurring in the countryside as a result of dreams and visions of Christ given to Cambodian villagers. In one village a medium saw a vision of Jesus coming with jet planes in the sky. Very soon after, a Cambodian pastor came to her village at the time that a Buddhist family was holding a funeral in the Buddhist pagoda. The pastor decided to attend the funeral and was bold to preach God's Word to them in the pagoda. The medium responded to the message because of the vision of Jesus she had already seen. She received deliverance from the demons which had been possessing her. Her entire family became Christians and they have planted a church in their village. Please keep Cambodia, its people, and the Christians there in your prayers."
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Atheists are quite quiet when you present evidence like this. What can they say about so many Muslims having visions of a risen Christ?
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“And Jesus shall be a sign for the coming of the hour of Judgment. Therefore have no doubt about the hour. When Jesus came with clear signs, he said 'Now I have come to you with wisdom, therefore fear Allah and obey me, for Allah, he is my Lord and your Lord so worship him, for this is the straight way.'”
-- The Qur’an, Islam’s most holy book, Surah 43

Muslims recognize Jesus.
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Do Muslims need Christ?

What about those who have never heard?

Or for that matter, what about children who die at birth?

What about someone who is severely mentally impaired from birth and can't even communicate?

What is their standing before God?

Well, for starters, we know God is a God of perfect love AND of perfect justice.

The scriptures tell us that God only holds us responsible for what we know:

John 15:22 (New International Version)

22If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. Now, however, they have no excuse for their sin.

God also tells us that it is apparent from what has been made that He exists:

Romans 1:18-22

18The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
21For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools

So that tells us a couple things. You don't have to worry about the 2 year old baby who dies. God is perfectly just and we don't have to worry that he is going to be unjust in any way.

In addition, if you are reading this, you are without excuse. The reality of God is completely apparent to you. You need to make a decision about Christ.

If people are truly reaching out for God, then God will find a way to reach them. In some of the least Christian areas of the world, it has almost become commonplace for Christ to appear in dreams and visions to those who are truly seeking him. Here are some stories from some Muslims who have come to Christ in extraordinary ways:

-----------------------


Muslims Tell ... "Why I chose Jesus"

I had a Dream...

For someone who has not had extended exposure to Muslim-background believers in Christ, probably the most striking surprise is the powerful role that dreams and visions have played in drawing people to Jesus. Though dreams may play an insignificant role in the conversion decisions of most Westerners, over one-fourth of those surveyed state quite emphatically that dreams and visions were key in drawing them to Christ and sustaining them through difficult times. Rick Love, International Director of Frontiers, has recognized the pattern as well. He writes that, "Just as God used a vision to convert Paul, in like manner He reveals Himself to Muslims through dreams and visions. Just as God prepared Cornelius to hear the Gospel through a vision, so God is preparing a multitude of Muslims to respond to His good news."

One believer from Guinea recounts the dream of a figure whom he later believed to be Christ. The figure was in a white robe, calling the man to come to Him. In a related dream, he recalls that the same figure's arms were extended, beckoning him. Dreams of this type have become recognized as a pattern of work among Muslims. Though there are variations, Christ appearing in a white robe is a recurring image among those who have had dreams and visions. Similarly, a Muslim Malay woman was drawn by a vision she had of her Christian parents who had died. She saw them rejoicing with others in heaven. Jesus, appearing in a white robe, said, "If you want to come to me, just come." Feeling that she had tried her entire life to reach God without success, she now saw God initiating the effort to reach her through Jesus.

A convert from the Middle East who had been afflicted with severe headaches was lying on his bed after having prayed for his sick son. A man with a beautiful, peaceful face appeared. Dressed in white, the figure walked to the head of the man's bed and touched him three times on the head. The next morning his headaches were gone. His son, too, was fully healed. Understandably, he now recounts with confidence, "I believe in prayer in the name of the Christ."

The great majority of dreams seem to fall into one of two broad categories. The first could be considered the preparatory dream. Like Christ appearing in a white robe, the vision confirms thoughts or conversations one has been having about Christ or the Christian faith. The second could be called the empowering dream. Here the dream or vision commonly gives the believer strength in the face of persecution. Short of persecution, it may embolden believers, strengthening the nature of their witness.

Preparatory
One Sunni woman from the Arabian Peninsula had a figure appear to her in a dream, telling her to visit a Christian woman she knew. The figure, who she was later convinced was Christ, told her this woman would teach her.

In a fascinating twist on God's use of dreams and sleep, one Algerian recounted how she heard her sleeping Muslim grandmother say, "Jesus is not dead. I want to tell you He is here."

A West African man recounts a succinct, yet powerful vision he had prior to conversion. He saw a devout Muslim in hell and a poor Christian who couldn't afford to give alms in heaven. A voice explained to him that the difference was belief in Jesus.

Empowering Dreams
A North African believer found the needed strength to face his imprisonment from a dream he had while imprisoned for his faith. In it, he saw thousands of believers pouring through the streets of his city, openly proclaiming their faith in his restricted country. While in prison, he was tortured, suspended upside-down naked for hours, beaten with electrified rods and repeatedly threatened with execution. His vision of a day when people of his country would openly proclaim their faith in the streets gave him great strength to persevere through this most difficult time.

Encounter
Though not strictly a dream or a vision, a number of Muslim-background believers have had a significant supernatural encounter that was instrumental in drawing them to Jesus. One Egyptian Muslim was reading the Injil (Gospel), when he came to Luke 3, where the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus in the form of a dove. God said, "This is my son, in whom I am well pleased." As he read those words, a stormy wind broke into his room. A voice spoke to him saying, "I am Jesus Christ, whom you hate. I am the Lord whom you are looking for." He recalls that he "wept and wept, accepting Jesus from that time."

Whatever personal perspective one has on dreams and visions and the Christian walk of faith, it is difficult to consider engaging in ministry to Muslims without a recognition of and an openness for God to continue drawing people to Himself through what may be viewed as unconventional means.
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Do Muslims need Christ?

What about those who have never heard?

Or for that matter, what about children who die at birth?

What about someone who is severely mentally impaired from birth and can't even communicate?

What is their standing before God?

Well, for starters, we know God is a God of perfect love AND of perfect justice.

The scriptures tell us that God only holds us responsible for what we know:

John 15:22 (New International Version)

22If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. Now, however, they have no excuse for their sin.

God also tells us that it is apparent from what has been made that He exists:

Romans 1:18-22

18The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
21For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools

So that tells us a couple things. You don't have to worry about the 2 year old baby who dies. God is perfectly just and we don't have to worry that he is going to be unjust in any way.

In addition, if you are reading this, you are without excuse. The reality of God is completely apparent to you. You need to make a decision about Christ.

If people are truly reaching out for God, then God will find a way to reach them. In some of the least Christian areas of the world, it has almost become commonplace for Christ to appear in dreams and visions to those who are truly seeking him. Here are some stories from some Muslims who have come to Christ in extraordinary ways:

-----------------------


Muslims Tell ... "Why I chose Jesus"

I had a Dream...

For someone who has not had extended exposure to Muslim-background believers in Christ, probably the most striking surprise is the powerful role that dreams and visions have played in drawing people to Jesus. Though dreams may play an insignificant role in the conversion decisions of most Westerners, over one-fourth of those surveyed state quite emphatically that dreams and visions were key in drawing them to Christ and sustaining them through difficult times. Rick Love, International Director of Frontiers, has recognized the pattern as well. He writes that, "Just as God used a vision to convert Paul, in like manner He reveals Himself to Muslims through dreams and visions. Just as God prepared Cornelius to hear the Gospel through a vision, so God is preparing a multitude of Muslims to respond to His good news."

One believer from Guinea recounts the dream of a figure whom he later believed to be Christ. The figure was in a white robe, calling the man to come to Him. In a related dream, he recalls that the same figure's arms were extended, beckoning him. Dreams of this type have become recognized as a pattern of work among Muslims. Though there are variations, Christ appearing in a white robe is a recurring image among those who have had dreams and visions. Similarly, a Muslim Malay woman was drawn by a vision she had of her Christian parents who had died. She saw them rejoicing with others in heaven. Jesus, appearing in a white robe, said, "If you want to come to me, just come." Feeling that she had tried her entire life to reach God without success, she now saw God initiating the effort to reach her through Jesus.

A convert from the Middle East who had been afflicted with severe headaches was lying on his bed after having prayed for his sick son. A man with a beautiful, peaceful face appeared. Dressed in white, the figure walked to the head of the man's bed and touched him three times on the head. The next morning his headaches were gone. His son, too, was fully healed. Understandably, he now recounts with confidence, "I believe in prayer in the name of the Christ."

The great majority of dreams seem to fall into one of two broad categories. The first could be considered the preparatory dream. Like Christ appearing in a white robe, the vision confirms thoughts or conversations one has been having about Christ or the Christian faith. The second could be called the empowering dream. Here the dream or vision commonly gives the believer strength in the face of persecution. Short of persecution, it may embolden believers, strengthening the nature of their witness.

Preparatory
One Sunni woman from the Arabian Peninsula had a figure appear to her in a dream, telling her to visit a Christian woman she knew. The figure, who she was later convinced was Christ, told her this woman would teach her.

In a fascinating twist on God's use of dreams and sleep, one Algerian recounted how she heard her sleeping Muslim grandmother say, "Jesus is not dead. I want to tell you He is here."

A West African man recounts a succinct, yet powerful vision he had prior to conversion. He saw a devout Muslim in hell and a poor Christian who couldn't afford to give alms in heaven. A voice explained to him that the difference was belief in Jesus.

Empowering Dreams
A North African believer found the needed strength to face his imprisonment from a dream he had while imprisoned for his faith. In it, he saw thousands of believers pouring through the streets of his city, openly proclaiming their faith in his restricted country. While in prison, he was tortured, suspended upside-down naked for hours, beaten with electrified rods and repeatedly threatened with execution. His vision of a day when people of his country would openly proclaim their faith in the streets gave him great strength to persevere through this most difficult time.

Encounter
Though not strictly a dream or a vision, a number of Muslim-background believers have had a significant supernatural encounter that was instrumental in drawing them to Jesus. One Egyptian Muslim was reading the Injil (Gospel), when he came to Luke 3, where the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus in the form of a dove. God said, "This is my son, in whom I am well pleased." As he read those words, a stormy wind broke into his room. A voice spoke to him saying, "I am Jesus Christ, whom you hate. I am the Lord whom you are looking for." He recalls that he "wept and wept, accepting Jesus from that time."

Whatever personal perspective one has on dreams and visions and the Christian walk of faith, it is difficult to consider engaging in ministry to Muslims without a recognition of and an openness for God to continue drawing people to Himself through what may be viewed as unconventional means.
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Jesus had His angels, too...
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Atheists are quite quiet when you present evidence like this. What can they say about so many Muslims having visions of a risen Christ?


The truth hurts..even if you don't believe in it.
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It is true.

There are so many people on this forum who are in complete denial.

Hopefully more and more people here at GLP will wake up and will start dealing with the evidence for Jesus.
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ANY MUSLIM WHO WOULD LEAVE ISLAM AND JOIN CHRISTIANITY IS A FOOL, TWO TIMES OVER.
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I WOULDN'T PUT IT PAST CHRISTIANS TO MAKE UP THESE STORIES AND PUBLISH THEM. THIS IS AS REDICULOUS AS THE HEALING FRAUDS OF BENNY HINN.
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ANY MUSLIM WHO WOULD LEAVE ISLAM AND JOIN CHRISTIANITY IS A FOOL, TWO TIMES OVER.
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Ten times over and shouting?
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Muslims recognize Jesus.
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... as only a prophet. He is higher than that.
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08/04/2007 01:29 AM
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Yeah, I watched several different videos on youtube of Muslims coming to Christ through sometimes miraculous circumstances. He is calling out people of all nations because his return is near I believe.
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ANYONE TRADING ONE LUNATIC, RELIGIOUS SYSTEM OF DEATH FOR ANOTHER LUNATIC, RELIGIOUS SYSTEM OF DEATH, IS SERIOUSLY MENTALLY ILL AND IS ADVANCING BACKWARDS.
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ANYONE TRADING ONE LUNATIC, RELIGIOUS SYSTEM OF DEATH FOR ANOTHER LUNATIC, RELIGIOUS SYSTEM OF DEATH, IS SERIOUSLY MENTALLY ILL AND IS ADVANCING BACKWARDS.
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Ignorant!
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“And Jesus shall be a sign for the coming of the hour of Judgment. Therefore have no doubt about the hour. When Jesus came with clear signs, he said 'Now I have come to you with wisdom, therefore fear Allah and obey me, for Allah, he is my Lord and your Lord so worship him, for this is the straight way.'”
-- The Qur’an, Islam’s most holy book, Surah 43

Muslims recognize Jesus.
 Quoting: tachik0ma 207083


Jesus did not approve or support religion in fact he was very much against it.

He said 'The truth will set you free'
i love satan
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ANYONE TRADING ONE LUNATIC, RELIGIOUS SYSTEM OF DEATH FOR ANOTHER LUNATIC, RELIGIOUS SYSTEM OF DEATH, IS SERIOUSLY MENTALLY ILL AND IS ADVANCING BACKWARDS.


Ignorant!
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PROVE IT, YA EMPTY HEADED URCHIN.
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Yeah, I watched several different videos on youtube of Muslims coming to Christ through sometimes miraculous circumstances. He is calling out people of all nations because his return is near I believe.
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The Lord God works in amazing ways!
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I hope that this thread will wake many people up from the lie of Islam.
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This is the latest method of deception now used by Christians worldwide. Christians can no longer get away with their original methods of forced conversions, aggression and intimidation in the modern democratic countries that promote pluralism of thought.

The history of Christianity paints terrible. History does indeed record Christianity as being an aggressive plunderer. The fact is Christianity is an aggressive religion that has plundered Mother Earth and her people for two thousand years and it is about time the truth was spoken.
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Here is another article on the amazing phenomenon of Muslims coming to Christ in supernatural ways:

[link to www.christianpost.com]
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This is the latest method of deception now used by Christians worldwide. Christians can no longer get away with their original methods of forced conversions, aggression and intimidation in the modern democratic countries that promote pluralism of thought.

The history of Christianity paints terrible. History does indeed record Christianity as being an aggressive plunderer. The fact is Christianity is an aggressive religion that has plundered Mother Earth and her people for two thousand years and it is about time the truth was spoken.
 Quoting: DonPedro 223775



You are completely confusing Christianity with Roman Catholicism.

Roman Catholicism was the result of the Roman Empire taking control of part of the institutional church and stuffing it as full of paganism as they could starting in the 4th century.

The Catholic institution was used as a political instrument of oppression and evil for centuries.

Please don't confuse Catholicism with true Christianity.
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notice the thread is about coming to Jesus
not to religion
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This is the latest method of deception now used by Christians worldwide. Christians can no longer get away with their original methods of forced conversions, aggression and intimidation in the modern democratic countries that promote pluralism of thought.

The history of Christianity paints terrible. History does indeed record Christianity as being an aggressive plunderer. The fact is Christianity is an aggressive religion that has plundered Mother Earth and her people for two thousand years and it is about time the truth was spoken.



You are completely confusing Christianity with Roman Catholicism.

Roman Catholicism was the result of the Roman Empire taking control of part of the institutional church and stuffing it as full of paganism as they could starting in the 4th century.

The Catholic institution was used as a political instrument of oppression and evil for centuries.

Please don't confuse Catholicism with true Christianity.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 209736

Well said!
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

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