How can Christians be sensitive to Muslim/Islamic culture?


Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
As a preface to this article, please see our article on "What is Islam, and what do Muslims believe?" Knowing and understanding Muslims can go a long way to breaking down cultural barriers and disp...

July 01 2013 6 responses Vote Up Share Report

Doktor D W Supporter
One must be exceptionally cautious about entertaining a satanic culture. One must not visit in their homes or at public gatherings, and in so doing yield to their demands. 

Meet with them on your terms, Christian. Meet in your church building with other Christians present. Answer their questions about Christianity. Do not yield to their presentations about Islam. Stand your ground. 

Rest assured that if Muslims take over this country or any other they will demand Shari-a Law, they will demand the subservience of women, they will demand daily observance of rituals utterly foreign to Christianity. 

Do not yield one second or one scripture to Muslims on their terms.

October 20 2013 5 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini richard porter
I'm going to have to side with caution on this one

2 John 1:7-10 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed.

May 15 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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We have to be wary of the word "sensitive". This is a word with a lot of hidden meanings. Today's society widely uses the word to attempt to make Christians accept non-Biblical behavior. As Christians, Jesus uses two thoughts in Matthew that I would like to explain. 

The first one is that we are salt. As Christians, we are to create the atmosphere that we live in. While we do it in love, we cannot lower our standards. This means that we don't condemn the unsaved (Moslem) but we must flavor his/her life with the Truth and the Way.

The second one is that we are a light. As Christians, we are that beacon that lights the darkness so that others can see and be saved. We cannot do this if we try to accommodate sin in any form.

Lastly, I should remind Christians that we represent Christ and He never turned away a non-believer who was seeking truth. He had compassion on them and changed their lives. We must do the same with those who we come into contact. Our goal is not to be "sensitive" but to show Godly love and point them to Christ.

August 17 2016 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Dq 3 Don Quinn Maintenance Man at a senior apartment building.
This is a good question and very relevant for today's heightened awareness of Muslims and the Islamic faith. The answer is we have to treat every other religion with the same respect regardless of their beliefs. Many people today view Muslims as being terrorist and they actually feel this is a result of the Islamic faith. Christians have to be more Christ like than those that view us from outside Christianity. 

I do have friends who are Muslim and even some family members. I respect their views just like I expect them to respect my views. Islam is just as any other religion other than Christianity, like Hindu, Buddhist, Judaism.

Any religion that doesn't follow Christ is in grouped together and to treat one differently would be not Christ Like. If God did not want us to associate with Muslims or any other religion I dare say most of the world would not be saved. Jesus commanded His disciples to " Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost:" He did not say with hold the truth from the Muslims and those that don't believe in me. 

Respect should be given to everyone from the Christian point of view just as we would require it from others we should also give it to others. Abraham is the father of Ishmael and Isaac, one path led to Christianity and the other led to Islam. While I may not believe all that is taught in other religions, I cannot condemn them. At the same time when I talk to my friends that are Muslim I can't help but to tell them of the story of Christ and how grateful I am that He saw fit to reach out to me and invite me into his family. This is why we are saved, we are saved to save others. The Gospel must be told to isolate ourselves from others is to say Christ has no power. 

I do not hate what I don't understand and I must believe that God's will is that all men be saved. We have to have that same will and at the least try and present Jesus to others in a positive manner and not with hatred. We must be sensitive to all religions showing them what a loving God we SERVE.

May 04 2016 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

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