Friday, November 7, 2014

Khadija Leaves Islam and Becomes a Christian

Here's a clip from a recent episode of "Jesus or Muhammad?" A former Muslimah named Khadija called in to share that she is now a Christian! Please pray for our beloved sister.

7 comments:

bam bamba said...

I listened in on the program and was elated to hear her hold strong despite all the things she has gone and is still going through. She checked all the evidences and was convicted by the truth of the gospel. I pray that many more muslims will come to know the Lord Jesus Christ.
May the Lord continue to keep, bless, guide and protect her and all those who will come to know the Lord through her. Alleluyah!

m s said...

Who is al nolan?

David Ford said...

Questions for Muslims

In the Quran, "Injil" can mean 1. the New Testament Scriptures of the followers of the prophet Jesus (Sura 5:47, 7:157), and 2. the revelation given by God to the prophet Jesus (Sura 57:27).

Below, I will be using the word 'Injil' in the sense of 'the New Testament Scriptures of the followers of the prophet Jesus.' New Testament quotations below are sometimes modified by me from the NIV translation given my awareness of the Aramaic original, for example, "Jesus Christ" was more-originally "Jesus the Messiah" (or to take it a step further, "Yeshua Meshikha") in the original Aramaic version of the New Testament. See peshitta.org, http://preview.tinyurl.com/k6tvrcd , and
Bauscher, Glenn David. 2012. _The Original Aramaic New Testament in Plain English: With Psalms and Proverbs_, large print 7th edition. (USA: Lulu Publishing), 610pp., http://www.lulu.com
Some Quran translations are at
https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/16955/pg16955.txt
The NIV and many other New Testament translations are at
https://www.biblegateway.com

In the Injil, the prophet Jesus said,
"Come to me,
all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you
and learn from me,
for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy
and my burden is light."(Matthew 11:28-30)
What's your reaction to those remarks by the prophet Jesus?

The prophet Jesus said,
"I am the bread of life.
Whoever comes to me
will never go hungry,
and whoever believes in me
will never be thirsty."(John 6:35)
Are you spiritually-hungry?
Are you spiritually-thirsty?

The prophet Jesus said,
"I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me
will never walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life."(John 8:12)
What are your thoughts about those claims?

The prophet Jesus said,
"I am the resurrection and the life.
The one who believes in me will live
even though they die;
and whoever lives by believing in me
will never die."(John 11:25-26)
Do you have life that is eternal?
Would you like to never die, and have life that is eternal?

The prophet Jesus said,
"I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father [i.e. God] except through me."(John 14:6)
Would you like to be able to approach God?

The prophet Jesus said,
"I am the gate.
Whoever enters through me will have life."(John 10:9)
Do you think it is possible to enter heaven and have eternal life apart from entering through the prophet Jesus?

The prophet Jesus said,
"Greater love has no one than this:
to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."(John 15:13)
Do you agree?

The prophet Jesus said,
"I am the good shepherd.
The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep."(John 10:11)
Sheep are rather helpless animals, and they need a lot of attention and care from their shepherd. Do you consider yourself somewhat like a sheep?
Would you like to have the prophet Jesus be your shepherd?

David Ford said...

The Injil states that
"those who did receive him [the prophet Jesus],
those who have believed in his name,
he gave to them authority that they might be the sons of God,
those who neither by blood
nor by the will of the flesh
nor by the will of a man,
rather were begotten by God."
Do you think it is possible for you to become an adopted son (or daughter) of God?

The prophet Jesus states that not a single small bird "is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered."(Luke 12:6-7)
Do you think God knows you by name?

The Injil states that,
"God demonstrates his own love for us in this:
While we were still sinners,
the Messiah [i.e. Jesus] died for us."(Romans 5:8)
Do you think God has demonstrated his love for you?
If 'yes,' what are some ways has God demonstrated his love for you?

The Injil states that God loves you:
"For God so loved the world that
he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him
shall not perish [literally: be destroyed]
but have eternal life."(John 3:16)
One day our physical bodies will die. For your afterlife, do you want eternal life in heaven?

The Injil says that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23) and that "there is no one righteous, not even one."(Romans 3:10)
Do you think you have fallen short when measured against the moral laws outlined by an utterly-holy God?
Have you been completely righteous your entire life in all your thoughts and deeds?
Do you think you have sinned, i.e. done actions or thought thoughts that are displeasing to an utterly-holy God?
If 'yes,' do you agree that your sin damaged the possibility of your having a friendship with an utterly-holy God?

The Injil says that "the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in the Messiah Jesus our Lord."(Romans 6:23)
Farmers and people in general reap what they sow. Do you agree that "the wages of sin is death"? Or put another way, do you agree that when sinful actions are sowed, the thing that ought be reaped is death?
Do you agree that God has offered eternal life as a gift?
Do you agree eternal life can't be earned by your efforts, for example your efforts to do good deeds and your efforts to avoid doing evil deeds?

The Injil says that "if you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will have life."(Romans 10:9)
Do you want to have life that is eternal?
Do you think the Messiah Jesus-- who is the Word of God-- is Lord/ Master/ Ruler?
Do you think God raised the dead human body of the prophet Jesus from the dead?

The Injil says that
"whoever believes in the Son [i.e. the Word of God, Jesus] has eternal life,
but whoever rejects the Son will not see life,
for God’s wrath remains on him."(John 3:36)
Do you think you are currently under God's wrath?
If 'yes,' would you like to get God's wrath off of you?

The Injil says that "there is now no condemnation for those who are in the Messiah Jesus" (Romans 8:1) and that "since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus the Messiah."(Romans 5:1)
Are you currently under condemnation for your sins?
Do you have peace with God?
If 'no,' would you like to have peace with God, and be on friendly terms with Him?

David Ford said...

The Injil states that the only payment for sin is death: "the wages of sin is death."(Romans 6:23)
Do you agree?
The punishment that we have earned for our sinful thoughts and deeds is said to be death. Not just physical death, but death of our very selves, as the prophet Jesus told his students:
"And do not have fear of
those who kill the body,
but are not able to kill the soul.
Rather, have fear more so of
Him [i.e. God] who is able to destroy the soul
and the body in Gehenna."(Matthew 10:28)

The Injil states that God wants to give you eternal life as a free gift, "not by works, so that no one can boast."(Ephesians 2:8-9)
Do you think you can earn eternal life through doing enough good works/ deeds?
Do you think you can earn eternal life through doing more good deeds than bad deeds?
In your view, how could someone get eternal life?

The Messiah Jesus' death paid for the price of our sins, or as the prophet Jesus put it while referring to himself,
"the Son of Man did not come to be served,
but to serve,
and to give himself as a purqana [ransom] for the sake of many."(Matthew 20:28)
The Injil says that the Messiah Jesus "is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world."(1 John 2:2)
Do you have a debt owed toward God, a debt consisting of your sins?
If 'yes,' would you like to get rid of that debt?

The prophet Jesus states,
"I am the First and the Last.
I am the Living One;
I was dead, and now look,
I am alive for ever and ever!
And I hold the keys of death and Sheol [the grave]."(Revelation 1:17-18)
Do you think the prophet Jesus died, rose from the dead, and is alive now?
Do you think the prophet Jesus has power over death?
Do you think the prophet Jesus went to heaven, and thus, knows how people can get to heaven?

The prophet Jesus said,
"I am the good shepherd.
I know my sheep
and my sheep know me."(John 10:14)
Would you like to have the good shepherd Jesus as your friend?

The prophet Jesus states, "Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me."(Revelation 3:19-20)
Do you agree that the Messiah Jesus wants to have a friendship with you?

The Injil states that, "If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will have life."(Romans 10:9)
Would you be willing to pray to ask the Messiah Jesus to be the Lord/ Master/ Ruler of your life, and trust Him to give you life that is eternal?

Anthony Collins said...

Hello David & Team,

I will certainly Pray for our Sister Khadija and would also welcome Prayer for a friend of mine over here in Birmingham, UK, I'll call her Julie (Don't ask) and I've been having a lengthy battle with Spiritual forces and I know she's tired and feels like she's at the end of her tether, Doesn't know which way to turn but I do believe progress has been made and as I said, I'd just Value Prayer for her at this time going into the foreseeable future at least. Thank-you!

May God continue to Bless, Protect and Strengthen each and everyone of you including your families, Also Sam, Pastor Joseph, Nabeel, Robert Spencer, Matt form Carm.org and everyone else whose names escape me at this time, Well it has gone 5am and I haven't been to sleep yet so hope you can forgive me... It's been a Long Hard Battle!

God Bless you All!
Anthony - Birmingham/UK

zhivago said...

Heartily welcome to sister Khadija for leaving an evil cult.We are with you for any harm from those who try to harm you.Lord Jesus Christ will protect you.Believe in him.