Welcome to the Ministering to Muslims website! This site is intended to be a resource for those who wish to better understand Islam, and to provide tools for those who want to share the good news of Jesus Christ with Muslims.
It would be wrong to assume, even if a Muslim has immigrated to the non-Muslim lands of the West, that he will know the gospel of Jesus Christ. The word Injil, which is what Muslims call the gospel, is derived from the Greek word evangel, which translated literally means "good news, or good tidings". As Muslims understand it, however, the Injil is a book of Islamic laws and pronouncements delivered to the prophet Jesus by the angel Gabriel, similar to the way that the Quran is believed to have been given to Muhammad.
Muslims have no real understanding that the actual evangel or "good news" is the gospel message that the eternal, living Word of God, Jesus Christ, became flesh and dwelt among us, offering up His life on the cross as an atonement for our sins in obedience to the will of the Father. The proof that Jesus' sacrifice has been accepted is that He rose again from the dead on the third day. All this was foretold in amazing detail more than 700 years before the time of Christ by the prophet Isaiah in Isaiah chapter 53, as well as in numerous other places throughout the Old Testament scriptures.
When a person accepts Jesus' sacrifice for his sins and places his trust in Him, he experiences God's forgiveness and spiritual rebirth by the Spirit of God, and is brought into a right relationship with God, to live now under His promises and blessings. All the self-efforts of man to earn his own salvation, to gain merit with God through works (which are the real foundation of Islam), will never give a person a new spirit and a new heart, or bring him into a real and personal relationship with God. Jesus saves, not religion!
In the Bible, in John 3:16-17, Jesus said, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." We believe that "the world" includes Muslims, and that they should have the same opportunity to hear the gospel and receive Christ as anyone else. Jesus came to save sinners, and that covers every single one of us.
On the Seminar on Islam page, there is a three and a half hour Seminar on Islam which can be viewed online. This seminar is divided into three sections, the first part dealing with the history of Islam, the second part, explaining what Muslims believe, and the third part, discussing how you can reach out to Muslims. The Seminar can also be downloaded and burned onto DVDs.
On the Jesus & Muhammad Book page, we are offering downloads of the book Jesus & Muhammad in different languages. This book, written by a former Muslim fundamentalist, is a fascinating and informative book, good for both Muslims and non-Muslims to read. The Tracts page has free Christian tracts in Arabic and Bengali and Urdu which can be downloaded, printed, and distributed.
On the Good Sites for Muslims page, there are links to online websites good for your Muslim or other non-Christian friends to see. The Understanding Islam page has links to other sites where you can learn more about Islam, and help you to answer questions and arguments that Muslims have.
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