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How Can I Share the Gospel With a Muslim?

June 4, 2019

For many Christians, sharing their faith with a Muslim friend or acquaintance can be intimidating. In the video below, Dr. Matt Bennett, Assistant Professor of Missions and Theology at Cedarville University, shares 4 tips to follow when sharing the Gospel with someone from the Muslim faith.

  1. Pray for opportunities; the more you pray, the more opportunities you’ll discover!
  2. Present Jesus as the One who was anticipated by the prophets and the One to whom all other prophets point
  3. Use the book of Hebrews to show why Jesus’ death and resurrection fits the expectation of the Old Testament
  4. Invite your Muslim friend to study Scripture with you; sharing the Gospel is best done in relationships

Above all, remember, winning an argument is not the same as winning someone to Christ. Watch the video below for more from Dr. Bennett.

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Why Is the Old Testament So Violent?

June 4, 2019

As Christians, what are we to think about Old Testament passages that seem violent and ruthless? How do we answer those who think the Old Testament is inconsistent with the love of Jesus shown in the New Testament?

Dr. Dan DeWitt, Associate Professor of Applied Theology and Apologetics at Cedarville University, examines these questions and offers 5 points we should consider when thinking through the divine war that we find in the Old Testament.

  1. We can’t separate God’s promise to deliver the Israelites to the Promised Land from His promise to drive out the nations who stood in their way.
  2. Careful study is needed when working through these passages; language may actually suggest a decisive victory, not total annihilation.
  3. Commands to destroy people are limited to locations that were military centers, not civilian populations.
  4. Divine war was for a limited time and for a specific purpose; God was patient and loving and gave ample opportunities for people to repent.
  5. Commands for divine war in the Old Testament were not intended to wipe out entire people groups; it was about God’s judgment on false religions.

Above all, we must remember that God led His people to the Promised Land, driving out the people before them, so that He could establish His people through whom the Messiah would be born to bring salvation to all nations. As you interact with others on this often concerning issue, point them to a holy, loving God who desires all mankind to be a part of His redemptive plan.

Watch the video to learn more from Dr. Dewitt.

Posted in Apologetics MMin

5 Keys to Sharing the Gospel

April 23, 2019

For many Christians, sharing their faith can be intimidating, especially when it’s with someone who denies the very existence of God. In the video below, Dr. Dan DeWitt, Director of the Center for Apologetics and Public Christianity at Cedarville University, gives 5 Keys to Sharing the Gospel to encourage believes as they live their faith to the world around them:

  1. Be a good friend; make the other person a priority
  2. Pray for them daily
  3. Stay true to your worldview; don't "water down" your beliefs
  4. Ask really good questions; get them thinking about what they believe
  5. Emphasize the Gospel; always bring the discussion back to the big picture of the Bible

 From being a good friend to asking the right questions, Dr. DeWitt explains how to break down barriers and deliver a concise, clear message of salvation through Jesus Christ.

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