The Salafis are out of the same theological Islamic mold as the Taliban of Afghanistan. They are first cousins to al-Qaeda and the Taliban from the Wahhabi tradition in Saudi Arabia.
How can we share with them the Gospel?
This is our contention – threats loom, war may strike, and blood may be shed – however —
The grass withers and the flowers fade,
but the word of our God stands forever.” – Isaiah 40:8
So where do we stand, those of us who follow Jesus? Many of us have differences — things to mourn, thoughts to reconsider, beliefs to be reexamined.
Let’s ask this — do not fall into the sea of those who believe they are irrelevant. That distance can often be covered by falling to our knees in genuine honesty.
There is deliverance and relief in the words of Jesus. Why do we ignore them?
The condition of our hearts most determines whether we are relevant and significant or completely disconnected. We need to begin to build bridges – bridges that lead to Jesus, the Prince of Peace.