Tag: religions and cults

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Responding to Muslims

Our natural reaction to persecution is anger, but Jesus calls us to love and serve our enemies.

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Evangelism in a Postmodern World, Part 3: Arenas

Evangelism today is a complex and multifaceted endeavor. Part 3 in this series offers a summary of the special opportunities and challenges of 14 different evangelistic arenas in our postmodern world.

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The Roots of Muslim Radicalism: Part 2—Islam & Jesus

Islam honors Jesus as the greatest of all prophets other than Muhammad but flatly denies the two central claims of Jesus as understood by Christians. This post also contrasts the figures of Jesus and Muhammad.

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The Roots of Muslim Radicalism: Part 1—Muhammad & the Qur’an

The youngest of all the major world religions, Islam is the second largest. Despite the growing numbers of Muslims worldwide and in the West, and the increasing importance of Islam in world politics, many Christians in the West know little about Islam. This series helps Christians understand this major religion better and the challenge it poses.

Understanding Islam Part 6: Islamic Eschatology

In this final part of the series, Ken Boa dissects modern-day jihadist ideology, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and Islamic beliefs about the end times. He ends with a biblical perspective on Islam.

Understanding Islam, Part 4: The Qur’an in Its Own Words

Ken Boa looks into Islam’s holiest book, the Qur’an, to see what it actually says. He provides background on how the Qur’an came to exist and also contrasts the Bible against the Qur’an and Allah (the god of Islam) against Yahweh (the God of the Bible).

Understanding Islam, Part 3: History and Tenets

Ken Boa finishes his examination of the history of Islam by contrasting the Crusades and Islamic military conquest (jihad). He then presents a picture of Islam today and discusses the main tenets and holy books of Islam.