Elijah AbrahamLiving Oasis Ministries Elijah offers a unique perspective on the nature of Islam. He was born and raised as a Muslim in Iraq, but converted to Christianity and started Living Oasis Ministries, an organization devoted to teaching American churches about Islam and the best means for reaching out to Muslims with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Living Oasis Ministries is called to equip the saints in the U.S. and around the world to reach Muslims for Christ, to proclaim the Word of God to those who do not know Him through preaching and teaching the Word of God, and to help the global Church challenge Islam with the gospel through apologetics.
We are less than two weeks away from Christmas day—the day we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, God in the flesh who came down to live as one of us and die on the cross to take the wrath of God against sin upon Himself in our place, so that we who confess, repent and trust in Him might have forgiveness and eternal life with God.
In America almost 80% of our citizens still claim to be Christians, making us on paper the largest Christian nation in the history of the world. But is this merely a facade? As committed Christians around the world suffer persecution and are forced to celebrate Christmas in secret, Americans seem more obsessed with commercialism and gifts this time of year, instead of truly reflecting on what Jesus did and how we can share this good news with others. So while people in third world countries are coming to Jesus Christ with sincere and broken hearts, willing to sacrifice everything for Him, American Christianity seems stagnant and more interested in material living than in committing everything to Jesus Christ.
Joining us to discuss this challenge is Elijah Abraham, a former Muslim and now committed born-again believer who travels around the world preaching the gospel and training pastors and churches on how to spread the gospel in nations dominated by Islam and other false religions. Check out this map showing three general levels of persecution against Christians.