Moderns in the West often take the inherent dignity and worth of human beings for granted. We assume that recognizing the value of another person is intrinsic to humanity—or believe that it should be. We are shocked and outraged by human rights violations in nations around the world and crusade for fundamental rights for every… Read More Christianity And The History Of Human Dignity — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.
Before 11 September, most people knew very little about Islam. The average person might have recognized the name Muhammad as belonging to a famous religious figure but would have known little about his life or teachings. Although Muslims had been immigrating to the US since the 19th century, their numbers were small enough that they… Read More Two Religions, Two Gods — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.
Regardless of which Muslim sect one belongs to, all Muslims include these five practices of their faith: The SHAHADAH is a one-sentence statement that is important to them. “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His messenger.” If one says these words with sincerity, they are defined as a Muslim. The SHAHADAH affirms… Read More Five Pillars Of Islam – Stewart Schnur
There are two major sects of Islam. There are also sub-sects found in different countries with unique teachings. Keeping in mind that to the Muslim the mosque and the state go together, the two major sects of Islam are the Sunni and the Shia. The Sunni make up about 90% of the Muslims and the… Read More Understand That Islam Is Divided – Stewart Schnur
We need to understand what the perspective of our Savior is according to the writings of the Quran, the Islamic Holy Book. Our faith centers around Christ and their faith centers around Muhammad and the words of the Quran that others wrote down after Muhammad’s death. Only among Christians is Jesus seen as the Son… Read More Jesus and the Quran – Stewart Schnur
Muslims believe the Quran is the perfect word from God and its revelation is the ultimate miracle. They believe Allah sent the angel Gabriel to Muhammad over a period of 23 years to reveal the words of the Quran to him, first in a cave in Mecca during the month of Ramadan and later in… Read More The Quran: Islam’s Holy Book – Stewart Schnur
Muhammad is an influential figure in our world, having started a religion which has over 1.5 billion followers. It is appropriate for us to learn some things about this man as most of us have had little education of him in our formal schooling. Muslims believe he is the most important person who has ever… Read More Muhammad: Prophet of God? – Stewart Schnur
I want to be a peacemaker (Mt. 5:9). Yet when it comes to souls that our Lord wants us to care about, we must fight the devil as he has multitudes deceived with worldly philosophies and false religion. We need to maximize the strength we have, recognizing that “the weapons of our warfare are not… Read More Equipping The Saints For Battle – Stewart Schnur
Our Lord Jesus Christ came to seek and save the lost (Lk. 19:10). We as His followers are left here for now to do His work in seeking and saving the lost. The harvest truly is plentiful (Mt. 9:37). Muslims believe Muhammad is God’s/Allah’s final prophet and all need to listen to God’s final word.… Read More Our Attitude Towards The Muslim Soul – Stewart Schnur
(Some of our readers requested that we cover the religion of Islam. Accordingly, I asked my friend and brother of eleven years, Stewart Schnur, to write the articles and editorial for this issue. Stewart has done extensive research on Islam over the years, and we are thankful he has agreed to write these articles to… Read More Muslims Need Christ — Stewart Schnur, Guest Editor (Editorial: March/April, 2015)