Friday, June 27, 2014

Article: 10 Things Every Christian Should Know about Islam by Zane Pratt

In this featured article, Zane Pratt of The Gospel Coalition shares 10 things he learned about Islam during his 20 years as a missionary in a Muslim-majority country.

They are as follows:

1. "Muslim" and "Arab" are not the same thing.
2. The word "Islam" means submission.
3. There are 2 major denominations of Muslims.
4. Islamic theology could be summarized as belief in one God, his prophets, his books, his angels, his decrees, and the final judgment.
5. Islam teaches that Jesus was a great prophet.
6. Islamic practice can be summarized by the Five Pillars of Islam.
7. The vase majority of Muslims are not terrorists.

8. Muslims can be some of the friendliest, most hospitable people on earth.
9. Muslims need salvation through Jesus Christ.
10. God loves Muslims-and so should we.  Even those few who are our enemies.

Pratt offers a bit of commentary about each point in the article.  You can check it out here.

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

1 comment:

Jonathan Smith said...

"Muslim" and "Arab" are not the same thing.

Did he REALLY only learn that while he was a missionary??