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.
America’s history of religious freedom according to the U.S. Constitution leaves many Christians confused. How should we perceive Islam as well as the various levels of commitment Muslims seem to have. Some are moderate and yet others believe the radical teachings of Muhammad. Others are embarrassed by the extremists and terrorists, but do not speak up and denounce their actions. How do we process all the different angles in this discussion?
What is the correct balance Christians should have in our relationship with Muslims? How do we acknowledge the violent teachings in the Quran as reality, yet look at Muslims as lost people with whom we need to speak the truth in love? The gospel must still be preached and our mission and purpose does not change from day to day. Share the truth of the gospel and, by our actions and words, point people to the Lord Jesus Christ.
We are blessed again to have in town and in studio today, Elijah Abraham, a former Muslim, who understands it fully.
Elijah’s story began in Baghdad in 1965 when he was born to an Iraqi Shi’ite Muslim family. At the age of 15, his father sent him to the Europe because of the incredible suffering the Iraq-Iran war brought on the country. Living on his own in unfamiliar surroundings, Elijah began to explore the Christian faith, an endeavor for which he suffered physical harm at the hand of other Iraqis around him. Elijah fled to the USA in 1987, began to attend church regularly and finally accepted Christ in 1995.
Elijah Abraham 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.
The multi-front war Islam is waging on the world, American foreign policy, the naive ideology of progressives, the growth of Islam in U.S. prisons, erroneous generalizations about the teachings of Allah.
From last month’s post, Three Stages of Islamic Jihad:
Unbelievers, those Islam refers to as “infidels,” either convert to Islam, face very punitive restrictions, or sometimes they are put to death. This is the “jihad” taught in the Quran.
Jihad has three unique stages, each one building power upon the other. As Muslim presence increases, pressure is applied on a nation and its people to conform or face dire consequences.
The average American and even Christian often believes what the secular media tells them about Islam—that it is a “religion of peace.” Abraham declares Islam is a socio-political and economic system to be instituted religiously in order to achieve conquest. The Quran often speaks of “jihad” which is important for a devout Muslim to follow.
What are two types of jihad and please describe each one briefly.
- Stealth jihad
- Aggressive jihad
Jihad typically comes in three stages:
- First, growth in power through increased population, then…
- Demanding enforcement of Muslim teachings on the community. Then,
- The use of force, violence, and upheaval against “infidels”
Discussing the Arabic word, “hejira,” which is part of Muslim migration, Elijah Abraham said it was a key pillar in the agenda of Muslims:
“Americans who advocate for open borders do not understand that term, hejira at all. [To expand Islam] you have to migrate and settle, but don’t assimilate to the nation. Plant yourself and create an Islamic state within the borders of the nation [you are migrating to]…”
(Hejira: “Muhammad’s departure from Mecca to Medina in AD 622, prompted by the opposition of the merchants of Mecca and marking the consolidation of the first Muslim community; an exodus or migration.”)
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*Recommended website: Answering Islam