Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Why Muslims are not satisfied with Islam & why the counter-offensive won't work?

Irony of all ironies that in a video (see below) trying to campaign against Muslims converting to Christianity, the video actually acts a big plug for the Christian faith! The reason why this sort of thing is bound to fail is because the Muslims haven't addressed the questions raised in the video e.g. the dense/incomprehensible teaching of Islam, the rampant animosity/hostility present in Islamic culture, the widespread lack of charity (despite that being one the pillars of it's faith). The Save Maryam campaign says that their strategy to redress these issues is to launch the first Islamic youth channel:
The problem lies in a lack of Islamic knowledge resulting in poor faith. So we want to launch [Indonesia's] first Islamic youth TV channel which will share the message of Islam in a way the youth of today can understand and will want to understand [...] We want to preach less and listen more.
All I can say to that is HA! If someone thinks that by simply starting a TV station focussed on the youth that the tide against Christianity will be stemmed then... how can I put this, they're stuffed!

Ultimately, such campaigns are futile because of a Man you know who changed the course of history - he was born in an obscure village, the child of peasant woman, for 3 years he was an itinerant preacher. He never wrote a book, never had a family and never owned a home. He didn't go to college, never travelled 200 miles from the place he was born. He did none of the things we usually associates with greatness and yet compared to all the armies that ever marched, all the navies that have ever sailed, all the parliaments that have ever sat, all the kings that have ever reigned, NONE, have not affected human civilisation like the life, death and resurrection of that One Man. Until Islam can find such a One - their only hope and the right response is to surrender. As St Paul writes:
Christ Jesus, 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

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