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Talk to any learned Muslim about Jesus and they tell you to know more about Jesus! They can quote all of the “Injils” (Four Gospels) to you. I have discovered, you cannot change what you don’t understand or know. You cannot effectively reach out to Muslims when you are ignorant of what they believe and practice. Before Jesus began His ministry, He studied Judaism and asked questions! Had they known what Jesus was up to? They would have just ignored Him. I decided to give myself a scholarship in the study of Qur’an. I am still very limited to the information I can lay my hands on but I know I can comfortably sit with a Muslim and talk about our faith without being intimidated by their sense knowledge of the gospel.

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Many preachers don’t know what Islam is and they therefore mount the stage to just say “they worship Mohammed, they are terrorists”, that’s just what they feel they know about Islam. With such perspective on Islam, we cannot effectively reach out to them. 

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Since, I may not afford doing Islamic studies, I’d take advantage of the vast information within our reach to know more about these people called Muslims. I think every preacher and missionaries needs to know what Islam is, what they believe and why they do certain things they do.

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Muslims believes that Jesus was sent by God and they believe He was conceived by God’s Spirit, born by virgin Mary, did great miracles. They believe John the Baptist was His forerunner, they believe Jesus was betrayed by Judas Iscariot… They know a lot about Jesus! It is right there in the Qur’an! But they lack revelation!

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Unfortunately, many so called Christians don’t have this revelation either.

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Not every single thing in the Bible was written for you and that is why you must learn to see some scriptures differently. The Old Testament was not written for you, you should study it alongside the New Testament but you shouldn’t build doctrines based solely on the Old Testament… The Old Testament was a shadow of the main thing… The biggest mistake you will make is trying to live your life according to the Old Testament. Don’t spend most of your time in the Old Testament.

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The First four gospels were written concerning the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus. It tells us how Jesus was born, the miracles Jesus did, how Jesus died and resurrected! But it is not the revelation of Jesus! Every believer has to read these gospels… In fact even in Islam, Muslim’s are encouraged to read the “injils” which is the four gospel (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). But that is not really enough to make you understand Jesus and even yourself as a believer!

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You need to spend more time with the letters that was written to you. The only part of the scriptures that was written specifically for you (the Church) is the epistles. It is these epistles that reveals who Jesus is, why Jesus came, why He died, why He resurrected, what happened from the cross to the resurrection, what happened after His ascension, who we are in Christ, how God sees us and what will become of us after this earth is done with. When you gain mastery of the epistle that was written specifically to you and for you, you will become a better believer!

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Old Testament alone kills you, the four gospels alone tells you about Jesus but the Epistles brings a revelation of all these scriptures! The Muslims are well versed in the four gospels more than many Christians but they are forbidden from reading the Epistles because that is where the power of the Church is revealed. Muslims are encouraged to read the Torah (Book of Moses) and the Psalms, but they are denied to have access to the revelation of this places! The Qur’an quoted Psalm 37:29 in Surah 21:7. Belief in Jesus (not as Christians believe) is a fundamental part of being a Muslim. Concerning Jesus, the Qur’an went further to say 

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“And she who guarded her virginity, so We breathed into her of Our spirit and appointed her and her son to be a sign unto all beings”.(Surah 21:91)

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Even the Qur’an says that Jesus is the mercy (grace) of God. ” Even so thy Lord has said: ‘Easy is that for Me; and that We may appoint him a sign unto men and a mercy from Us; it is a thing decreed.’” (Surah 19:21)

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Doesn’t that tell you that knowing Jesus came isn’t just enough? Doesn’t it tell you that there is more to the four gospels? What is that more? It is REVELATION OF JESUS! Jesus came in the flesh and was known through the senses (carnally). He needed to give us His Spirit so that by the Spirit we can really know Him. Jesus said in John 16:13 (NIV)

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“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”

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Muslims still lack the revelation of Jesus! We would have lacked it too if not for the Epistles. I want you to know that the Old Testament is the Testament of Moses, Kings and the Prophets. The four gospel is the Testament of Jesus (1st Coming) but the Epistles is the Testament of The Holy Spirit! The coming of the Holy Spirit sponsored the letters to the Church. Jesus said concerning the Holy Spirit “He will teach you all things and lead you into all truth”. The truth of the Old Testament and the Four gospel is revealed in the letters written to the Church. 
As the Church was growing and wide spread in, the Apostles would always write letters to the Churches. (Romans 1:7, 1st Corinthians 1:2, 1st Peter 1:1 and more) One thing that proves to us that it was the Holy Spirit at work is that these letters were written by different people, at different time and space, without examination or inspections! They all acted independently but they were all saying the same thing without contradicting one another! There is no single place in the Epistle that contradicted each other and that tells you it wasn’t an organised attempt to confuse and mislead people like unbelievers in the Christian faith says.
The Epistle is the bone of the Christian faith and this is just what people who feel they know the gospel miss… This is why they are still very confused about Jesus.

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You can’t have the Holy Spirit when you have not acknowledge Jesus as the solution to your sins and miseries.

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