Iman – articles of faith – there is God

the-six-articles

Muslims are obliged to acknowledge certain articles of faith, known as iman – objects of faith.  There are six of them.

1. There is God – There is one true God, and there is none other.  The Muslim believes that the oneness of God is of primary importance.  He is unique, He is whole within Himself, lacking nothing.  He has no equal, He has no division.

Of course there are misconceptions and even lies about God, none of them change the reality of who He actually is.  By attacking the Muslim understanding of God, we many endanger or delay the possibility that the fullness of God, to be found in Christ, can be revealed to our Muslim friends by the Holy Spirit.  This is the same way Simon Peter knew Jesus was “the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Pressing our theological differences, especially at the outset, won’t gain us a hearing.  Very few embraced Jesus due to the use of apologetics or through doctrinal debate.

A deep and thorough understanding of the Scriptures is vital for us to effectively point our friends to a complete understanding of who Jesus is and why He came.  But always be careful not to let the understanding of doctrine take the place of a living relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

About evanlaar1922

Have you ever noticed how many special ways God refers to us, His dear children? He calls us His beloved sons and daughters, the righteous, children of the kingdom, His anointed, royal priesthood, the faithful in Christ, His temple, His friends, and so many other loving names that speaks to who we are in Him. Also in many cases, the names we are given at birth have both biblical and heavenly identities tied into them. Our Heavenly Father who watches over us daily has created the ideal path for each of us to take to travel the journey of life, just as a father will make plans for his own child by putting things in place at a very early age for education, health, graduation, and marriage. God has predestined and equipped each of us to carry out a specific purpose that will create the design He desires to be in place for His kingdom to be effective in the earth.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s