* The new convert’s name is to be changed to an Islamic equivalent.
THE BOTTOM LINE
The bottom line regarding the religion of Islam is that it embodies “another gospel” (Gal. 1:6,7), and thus, our Lord declares it “accursed” (v. 8). Bible believers must be prepared to present the true Gospel of salvation to Muslims and desire their deliverance from this evil darkness.
A Christian’s weapons can only consist of the “truth once delivered unto the saints” — he must know the Scriptures and be prepared to use the Bible when confronted with arguments that sound right but contradict the absolute standard of the Word of God, the Bible.
The message that believers must give to Muslims is that they, like all men, are sinners who are alienated from an all-holy God. Every man, regardless of race or ethnicity, is naturally at enmity with God. Psalm 14:2-4 says, “The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD” (see also Eph. 2:1-3).
There is nothing man can do to merit God’s favor (Isa. 64:6; Rom. 3:12, 19 -20). Titus 3:5 says, “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.” While man was a lost sinner and unable to effect his own salvation, God did all that was required to reconcile mankind to Himself.
God the Father sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to bare our sin. Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood as the sacrifice for sin. He then rose bodily from the dead and now is with the Father in heaven. Believing this testimony and wholly trusting Jesus Christ for salvation is necessary to be saved, (1 Cor. 15:1-9; Col. 1: 12-22). “Therefore being jusfiged by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom. 5:1).