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Islam 101

Islam Impressions

Think you know Islam? It is the second largest religion in the world, only surpassed by Christianity. Islam was “born” from the writings of Mohammed, who claimed he received additional teachings from the angel Gabriel. Islam considers the writings of Judaism and Christianity “completed” by the Qur’an, the sacred book of Islam.

Our guest today is Elijah Abraham, a frequent guest on Stand Up For The Truth, a former Muslim himself, and a born-again Christian whose writings and ministries educate Christians all over the world about Islam and how to reach Muslim believers with the hope of our risen savior, Jesus Christ.

Elijah is part of Biblical Missiology, the group that recently petitioned Wycliffe and its partners for removing familial terms to describe God and Jesus from Bible translations used to reach Muslim communities. Elijah is the founder and executive director of Living Oasis Ministries, where you’ll find a host of resources.  Check out Elijah’s news articles at Right On Weekly, an online magazine.


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Elijah is one of several authors of a new book, CHRISLAM, an anthology of twenty-five essays approaches the various questions of the “insider movements” that are being raised within the mission community. Offering not only a critique of the problematic issues of IM and it’s proponents, Chrislam also provides a necessary corrective in the areas of theology, exegesis, translation, missiology and a theology of religions. The authors include converts from Islam, practicing missionaries, pastors, missiologists, Bible translators, professors of Islamic studies, biblical studies, and systematic theology. This multi-faceted approach to a serious problem in missions is a much needed manual for the church as she thinks through the ramifications of supporting “insiders” and the proponents of IM.

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One Response to “Islam 101”

  1. Greg #

    Elijah mentioned the need to be able to explain the trinity to muslims but he knew there was not time. Honestly I've heard a number of different ways to explain it like h2o can be water, ice or water vapor and of course there is the clover that St. Patrick used but I would really be interested in Elijah's perspective. Elijah could you please share?

    April 17, 2012 at 2:47 PM Reply

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