What is God Doing in the Muslim World?

Islam seems to be on the move around the world, exerting its influence through terrorism and the spread of Sharia, as well as immigration and political persuasion. Some reports conclude that Muslims will outnumber Christians by the end of this century,[1] and other sources predict that Christianity will recede into obscurity as Islam rises in power and influence. However, Christian leaders... Continue Reading →

How Do You Answer Muslim Objections?

Definition of Apologetics Apologetics comes from the Greek word απολογία (apologia), and the verse in 1 Peter 3:15 translates apologia as giving an “answer” to any who ask about the beliefs of Christians. 1 Peter 3:15 English Standard Version (ESV) 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to... Continue Reading →

The Worldview of Islam and Radical Islam

It seems kind of out of place to talk about the rise of radical Islam when Muslim marauding bands slaughtered Muslims and non-Muslims from the beginning in the seventh century, and Islam has taken many areas of the world throughout the centuries that followed. Maybe we should have called the chapter the Latest Rise in... Continue Reading →

Pre-Islamic Overview: Paganism or Heretical Monotheism?

Introduction The traditional accounts describe Arabs before the time of Muhammad as being in a state of confusion, which Muslims refer to as “Jahiliyyah.” This term means that the Arabs were spiritually lost, and their practices were strongly opposed to Allah’s ways – they did not know the truth and were always fighting among themselves. Culturally they are depicted as... Continue Reading →

Glossary for The Guide to Answering Islam

Abrogation: the belief that later revelations (Medinan surahs) sometimes contradicted the earlier ones (Meccan surahs). Therefore, the later revelations canceled and replaced the earlier ones. For example, Surah 9:5, often called the “sword verse,” is said to nullify and replace 124 verses that called for tolerance, compassion, and peace (Q. 2:106, Q. 16:101, Q. 13:39) Adhan: the Muslim call to... Continue Reading →

ISLAM AND THE CRUSADES

The Crusades were a series of military campaigns first declared by the Pope in an effort to reclaim the Holy Land from the Muslims. The Crusaders left jobs and family to take up arms and fight in the cause for Christendom. The word Crusade is taken from the Latin word crux or cross. There were... Continue Reading →

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