6. The Unresolved Muslim
Situation: Some Muslims have for years heard a lot concerning the gospel, either from their contact with Christians or during their time in a Christian school. They actually know exactly what needs to be done in order to be saved. But they don´t do it because of the disadvantages they will have if they leave Islam. In Islam it is very easy to become a Muslim, but practically impossible to abandon Islam. The Sharia prescribes the death penalty for abandoning the faith, because of the betrayal of Islam that is openly manifested by this step. In most countries converts are no longer physically destroyed, but are often socially “killed” through a systematic exclusion. We should not be too quick to condemn Muslims who do not hazard to leave Islam in order to follow Christ. But now can we then help along such an unresolved Muslim on his path to Christ?
Suggestion: Testify to him how you came to Christ. Give him two important Bible verses in order to help him come to a decision. Examples: “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation!” (2 Cor. 6:2); or: Christ speaks: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” (Rev. 3:20)
Helpful resource: Our booklet Good News for Muslims. (76 pages) It treats the three important points that hinder a Muslim from accepting Christ. It also answers the challenges and gives testimonies of 15 Muslims from various countries that accepted Christ as Lord and Savior.
Testimony: Sister Fatima comes from Nigeria. In her youth her father sent her to a Christian school, since the instruction was better there than in government schools. In the daily devotions in the chapel she came to know much about the gospel. Nevertheless, she had never made a decision for Christ. She feared her parents and her relatives. Later she came to Ghana where she came to know active Christians. From them she received our booklet “Good News for Muslims”. After reading it through she realized she no longer had reason for remaining a Muslim. And therefore she became a Christian. She married a Nigerian missionary and today shares with other Muslims the gospel of Christ.