So reaching out to Muslim people needs to be a strategic priority for us today. Our attitudes and mindset towards Muslim people today are being shaped largely by the media. We need to avoid two extreme reactions that I have seen developed within the Christian Church. To one extreme you have a tremendous a lot of fear. Muslims are considered the “enemy”. We need to “fight fire with fire” and eradicate them from the earth. On the other extreme you have the reaction: “Oh just leave them alone, Islam is a religion of peace and we just need to focus on the common ground between Christianity and Islam – both are valid ways to God”. Hopefully we can avoid both of these extremes and seek to love Muslim people with the love of Jesus - reaching them with the Good News of the Gospel which Paul calls “the word of truth” in Col. 1:5.
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