Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cab Drivers at T4G...(2)

If you're like me--sharing the gospel with Muslims can be intimidating.

What do I say?

Well, in short--be loving--ask questions--and talk them about God's love in Christ and the promises we have in Jesus--in particular of atonement for sin in the death of Jesus and of assurance of eternal life in Jesus.

On the return trip to the airport I shared a cab with Craig and Aaron from the hotel to the airport. Once again we jumped into a cab that was driven by a Muslim. One difference was that this man seemed to be a practicing, much more serious Muslim. A stack of religious books were on his dashboard.

"Are those religious books?" Craig asked.

"Oh yes" he said, "they are--books about the Koran to help explain it."

For about 10 minutes Craig asked him questions about his beliefs, what he thought of the Koran, and his understanding of God. He was eager to share. As we pulled up to the airport to get ready to get out we asked about who gets to go to heaven as a Muslim. Good people.

"Do you think you'll go to heaven?" Like the previous Muslim he only hoped he'd go--he insisted that no one can really know.

"The Bible says you can know" we said. He recoiled at the mere mention of that and as we got our bags out of the trunk he wanted to know how we were so sure.

Craig shared the gospel with him--told him about the love of God in the death of Jesus for sinners and told him about the gospel of John and encouraged him to read (1 John 5:13). He said he had a Bible--but this seemed new.

When we reflected on the conversation and getting into the cab Craig mentioned feeling a sense of darkness in the cab--before noticing the books.

Thankful God placed us there to shine the light (2 Cor. 4:4-6)

Don't be intimated to share with Muslims. If you know the gospel--you're ready.

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