I like Muslims, they are people just as Chrsitians are people and we should always respect them even if we do not see eye to eye.
I recently had an interesting conversation with a Muslim student who tracked me down on facebook. He had no profile so I wasn’t sure at first if he was genuine or not. He claimed he just wanted to talk about his faith and my faith and gave me the option to opt out which is respectful.
I agree to talk but was dubious not because he was a Muslim but because I had no idea who this person was or what his objective was. The conversation started by him asking me questions about my faith. I explained my testimony (Gaz Parker – voices in the dark) which is available on youtube and Chris Whites website – conspiracyclothes.com. I also mentioned the spiritual war, the new age movement and how I experienced Jesus Christ at St.Pauls. He confussed he did not know what I was talking about. This in itself demonstrated his lack of biblical knowledge which for a Muslim is the norm. Likewise, most Christians have never glaced at the Qu’ran let alone pick one up.
After the first 3 of 4 replies it was clear that my friend meant business and he was quick to attack the validity of the Bible by accusations of corruption. For more information please refer to this link: https://newagedeception.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/what-muslims-say-about-christianity-and-why-they-are-wrong/. He was aggressive and rude and fairly abusive although I to his credit I think this was down to his frustration.
During this time I felt the presence of the holy spirit drawing me back from retaliating. Its always tempting to react to a slur from someone with a completely alien views to yourself and I am no exception.
For him, he struggles to comprehend the trinity and thought these were 3 Gods. I explain about the father, the son and the holy spirit but not having received the holy spirit it was lost on him. I prayed for him a number of times and told him I was praying for him.
One of his arguments was that he prays 5 times a day, getting up a 4am to pray. His idea of a Christian was a person who goes to church once a week and prays once a week. In his mind the Muslim is absolutely dedicated to his belief whilst the Christian had no devotion. “God gave us free will” I told him. Personally I pray in the morning and at night and throughout the day as and when I need to. I asked him if he had the same free will as Christians do regarding the frequency of prayer? He did not answer.
The conversation improved after pointing out that he was getting abusive and to please calm down. The holy spirit within me felt for him and I wanted to reach out to this guy.
In conclusion, his views are unlikely to change and will probably continue to seek out Christians with his version of the truth. I have no objections to this and urge fellow Christians to give time for such discussions only in hope that somewhere along the road they may get a glimpse of the Holy Spirit.
God Bless our Muslim friends.