Saturday, October 27, 2007

Amazing ...

Lately there have been some exciting reports of Muslims turning to Christ. In the recent CHRISTIANITY TODAY magazine there is an article about why Muslims are converting. Also, listening to S and W who just got back from Asia talk about how the churches are growing over there, because of the work the Christians are doing with relief efforts, etc., is so exciting. Also reports of people coming to Christ in Iraq are well, incredible. There seems to be a church planting movement over there that, well, not many know about.
I think of all the work throughout the whole world done by Christians - hospitals, orphanages, schools, etc., etc., and then I read of the lack of them by the other faiths. Pretty amazing.
This sounds prejudiced . . . against Islam, Hinduism, etc. There are a lot of pretty nice folks in those religions. And some pretty ornery folks in Christianity.
I could get into apologizing for my beliefs - --
but I won't.
Even in spite of the Inquisition and the Crusades - and other yucky stuff done in the name of Christ, I'll let him speak for Himself. . . like, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. . . "

I hope I don't get so used to that that I cease to think of it as amazing.

1 comment:

Elizabeth H. said...

It IS amazing! A muslim parking attendant up here recently accepted Christ as because our pastor gave him a CD of a sermon at one encounter. 6 months later, they ran into each other again and the man told Lon that he'd been listening to the sermon over and over again and became a Christian! Amazing.

My hometown...

I am thinking of my hometown now. Mission, Texas. And McAllen, Texas. And Mercedes, Texas, where I was born. And Donna, Texas, so near there...