Religious, political and cultural barriers

Religious, political and cultural barriers

Islam is not merely a different society – a different clique of individuals – but also a vastly different culture.  That is  the way the world is – the East and the West have always been different and God willing, they always will be, to some degree.

Although I repeatedly use the term friendship, I am not in any sense intending the connotations of so-called friendship evangelism, which I believe to be a mistaken method of bringing people into the kingdom using relationship as collateral to motivate conversion.  I am talking about a real friendship.

When Muslims move to Canada, they tend to stay within their tribal or family systems and often live near each other.  Chances are high that when you find one Saudi, you’ll find twenty.

The key point is not to be intimidated by the close-knit Muslim community.  Introduce yourself and befriend the whole lot.  They’ll love you all the more for being brave enough to do that.

 

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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.
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