Chrislam : How Missionaries are Promoting an Islamized Gospel
This important study engages the question of how much one can & should remain connected to one's Muslim heritage as that Muslim comes to embrace Christ. What should we teach others to do in a Muslim context & how should we translate the Scripture for them so the message of the New Testament is clear? On analogy with the Messianic movement, the claim is that the ability exists to extensively keep both relationships. This impacts translation & practice. It is a significant claim that needs careful assessment. The emotional line between cultural sensitivity and syncretism is thin, but the theological line between them is great. One (cultural sensitivity) is important to maintain, the other (syncretism) is crucial to avoid. This study of insider movements will help you assess what is going on, and help you begin to see the crucial difference. It is well worth the time because it is a timely, insightful book on an important topic. - Darrell L. Bock, Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary The critical question concerning the so-called insider approach to missions is not the pragmatic question of what works but the theological question of what is essential to the New Testament Gospel. William Lane Craig, Research Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology The insider movement does not produce disciples of Jesus Christ but spiritual schizophrenics. The insider movement is not inside Islam and it is not inside the Gospel. It is, in fact, more an Islamic movement than Christian. It is another form of Islam. It is a perversion and disservice to Christ. Those who have the interest of Muslims at heart should read this book again and again. Moses Gbenu, President, Ministry of Eternal Affairs, Nigeria
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