How To Witness To Muslims 6
In the Quran, Jesus is no more than a prophet. In the Bible, He is God*s Son, the Savior of the World.
Surah 4:171: O People of the Book! Commit no excess in your religion: Nor say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger . . . for Allah is one Allah . . . (far exalted is He) above having a son . . .
Surah 5:75: Christ the son of Mary was no more than a messenger; many were the messengers that passed away before him . . .
1 Corinthians 15:1-5: Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand, By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
Revelation 5:9: And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
Surah 4:157 That they said (in boast), We killed Christ the son of Mary . . . but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow for of a surety they killed him not . . .
Jesus is the virgin-born son of Mary
Matthew 1:20-23: But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Jesus is the Lamb of God
John 1:29: The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
The only way to go to heaven is to be born again (John 3:3)
Being born once through physical birth into a Muslim or Christian family is not enough to get us to heaven. We have to be born a second time spiritually into God*s family to get to heaven. All who are not born again are punished in Hell. The Spirit of God will cause us to be born again (have a spiritual birth into God*s family) when we believe that and trust in (put our reliance and dependence on) the Lord Jesus Christ.
We are sinners worthy of the punishment
Leviticus 5:17: And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.
Jesus Christ took the punishment for our sins as our substitute when He died on the cross
John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
You have to make a choice
Which is true: the Quran or the bible? They cannot both be true. Allah or Jehovah? They cannot both be the one true God. The Jesus of the Quran or the Jesus of the Bible? They cannot both be true. Why not choose the One who did something about our death penalty?
A true Muslim (one who submits to God*s will) should follow God*s will
John 6:40: And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Jesus is the only way because Jesus is the only one who paid our sin debt for us
John 14:6: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Why not receive Jesus and be born again? Would you like to trust Jesus as your Savior right now?
2 Corinthians 6:2: (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
Hebrews 4:7: Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
To be born again, pray a prayer similar to this:
Dear Jesus, I believe I am a sinner and deserve to be sent to Hell for my sin. Thank you, Lord Jesus for dying on the cross for my sin, so that instead I can go to heaven. Forgive my sin. Make me your child by your Holy Spirit so that I can enjoy the eternal life with you that you promised to give to all those who call on you to be born again. Thank you for saving me today. In Jesus* name I pray. Amen.
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