Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Truth for Muslims Organization
I would like to introduce an organization called Truth for Muslims. Their goal is to help free Muslims from a life of oppression and hate by introducing them to Christianity. The organization is lead by John Marion who had a ministry directed toward Afghan refugees in the Washington, DC area for many years and he had also lived in Afghanistan for a couple of years in the mid 1990’s. He has made Bibles translated into the language of Dari available at AfganBibles, and here is an outline of their mission.
Truth For Muslims is bringing a comprehensive, biblical response to Islam in America. We do this by addressing three critical areas:
Evangelism – Telling Muslims about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We distribute material to Muslims in America in their mother languages, such as Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, Somali, and Turkish among others. A 16-language DVD, The Life of Jesus Christ, is one example of what we are distributing. The rationale behind our evangelism is that Islam is a spiritually dark ideology which entraps Muslims while the Gospel of Christ brings light and changes the hearts of people from hatred to love. I have heard many stories of former Muslims who have become Christians and their changed lives powerful testimonies to the fact that evangelism works. Evangelism impacts the lives of ordinary Muslims, who may or may not understand their own religion very well.
Apologetics – This answers the theological challenges of Islam. Apologetics comes from the Greek word in the New Testament where Christians are exhorted to give a defense, to provide and answer, about the Christian to those who ask. Since Islam questions the core teachings of Christianity, the person and work of Jesus Christ, Truth For Muslims is teaching Christians how to answer the attacks of Islam against the Christian faith. Apologetics confronts the Muslim religious leadership which trains Muslims to attack Christianity.
Accountability – This involves speaking out in the public forum to fight against the injustice of Islam in society and to hold our leaders accountable for the things they say about Islam, such as “Islam means peace,” or “extremists have hijacked a great world religion.” Islam at its very core is diametrically apposed to the United States Constitution. Our leaders must understand and speak out against Islamic sharia law, the law of apostasy, and Islam’s determination to rule the world. Truth For Muslims is providing a public voice for these important issues through our 2008 Voter Leadership Guide, educational newsletters, books, media, and website content. Accountability holds both political and religious (Muslim or Christian) leaders accountable.
Our online shop includes resources to help equip people to respond to Islam in each of these three critical areas.
Truth for Muslims