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Islam and the gospel

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Al Mohler asks why bringing the gospel to our Muslim neighbours is so difficult:

The future shape of the world appears to be a worldview competition between Christianity, Islam, and Western Secularism. For Christians, both of these worldviews represent real and lasting challenges to evangelism. Neither is a particularly new challenge, and the Christian encounter with Islam is now over a millennium in duration.

Writing over thirty years ago, when most American evangelicals had little knowledge of Islam, missiologist J. Herbert Kane of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School outlined six reasons why the evangelization of the Muslim world has been so difficult. His explanation of “Why the Muslim Soil is So Barren” remains both instructive and important.

He gives us Kane’s six reasons for the difficulty, reminding us that this is not a reason not to try, but instruction in why it may be hard.

Written by Jeremy Walker

Saturday 9 April 2011 at 15:33

Posted in Missiology and evangelism

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