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How do you reach Muslims for Christ?

Posted by truthtalklive on March 11, 2008

Pastor David McGee of Calvary Chapel of the Triad (www.reachthetriad.net) is guest hosting for Stu and he is interviewing Samy Tanagho, Author of “Glad News! God Loves you, my Muslim friend” Samy is a former Muslim and discusses how to reach Muslims for Christ. Visit his website for more information on the book at www.muslimministry.com

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5 Responses to “How do you reach Muslims for Christ?”

  1. ANONYMOUS said

    why does McGee use the staple sinners prayer to “lead” someone to Christ? where is that in the Bible? why is he straddling the fence when he is on “ask the pastor” concerning women pastors?

    I can’t find using a sinners prayer and altar call in the Bible. Seems that was invented by Finney and “Christianized” by Graham.

    But I can find in the Scriptures prohibition in regard to women being elders/bishops/pastors.

    I wonder would the Calvary Chapel of the triad be as large as it is without the sinners prayer and easy-believism evangelism used there?

  2. calvarychapelwherethesheepliketoeat said

    Romans 10:9,10 reads: ‘that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.’Romans 10:13: ‘For whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’
    Pastor McGee presents the gospel of Jesus Christ without compromise and in it’s biblical entirety every Sunday. He gives those in attendance the opportunity to confess the Lord Jesus Christ with their mouth by leading them in a verbal acknowledgement of their sin and need for a Savior. What the belief of their heart is is between them and the Lord. The gospel is truth. We can choose to believe it or not. It is not ‘easy believism’ to tell people that it is by grace through faith that we are saved. That is what the Bible says. I applaud Pastor McGee unreservedly for presenting the gospel, for being faithfully engaged in evangelism week in, week out.

    The ‘sinner’s prayer’ that you refer to is not some side-step of the truth. It contains all the elements of admission of sin and guilt, recognition of God’s provision of an acceptable sacrifice in Jesus and a call to God for forgiveness.

    The altar call is a public opportunity for people to identify themselves with Christ; to symbolically walk away from where they were and to approach Him in faith and humility. It does not have to take place for salvation to occur…he never says that. He says people can pray right from where they are seated. But if they want to come forward…why not? What is wrong with that? What is easy-believism evangelism anyway? With what do you compare this?

    On Ask the Pastor I have personally heard Pastor Mcgee state that Calvary Chapel does not have women pastors or allow women to be in a leadership/teaching role over men. He said it is not biblical. Seems like he is firmly on one side of the fence on that issue to me.

    The Word of God is taught verse by verse, chapter by chapter and book by book at Calvary Chapels around the world and yes, at the one in the Triad. God is adding to His work that is Calvary Chapel of the Triad according to His timing and in His way. God is blessing His Word.
    He is leading people to a place where they are fed on the balanced diet of the whole counsel of God. Duh. Seems pretty easy to understand. If you were God where would you lead your people/sheep? To a nutritious, healthy pasture filled with the life and truth of God’s Word or to a field filled with secular humanism, the wisdom of man and whatever the topic of the week happens to be?

  3. fruit of the Spirit is love... said

    i have been blessed by the grace and truth that pastor david walks in, from the platform, radio and tv. there are no women pastors or elders at Calvary Chapel, we don’t have bishops. how is this straddling the fence? does the Bible explicitly or by implication tell us what to exactly pray to get saved? It does give us the basics. Jesus died for our sins, we need forgiveness, we ask for forgiveness, we repent or tell God we are sorry, and ask Him to help us follow Him and live for Him. All included in this sinners prayer that Pastor David uses. i can see his fruit and unfortunately i can see yours too.i guess you have never led anyone at anytime in this deplorable and non scriptural sinners prayer but stand by and speak evil of a church that has seen hundreds of people saved, discipled and taught the Word of God. what a sad christian life…great show on muslims by the way.

  4. ANONYMOUS said

    Again, where is the example in Scripture of the disciples or Jesus using a repeat after me sinners prayer and come to the front altar call?

    Is an altar even New testament anyway?

    Also, Repent does not mean “ask God for forgiveness” that is an easy-believism definition but not a Biblical one. And, we don’t ask God to help us. We surrender all our rights over to Him. We are dead to the world, crucified with Christ. The life we now live is Christ living through us. We are to renew our minds, walk in the Spirit. It’s not a joint venture, its a new creation in Christ Jesus.

    And I have heard McGee straddle the fence concerning women pastors on ‘ask the pastor’. Go back and listen to them.

    By the way, I do attend a fellowship that emphasizes the Word of God, breaking bread, fellowship, prayer.

    I also noticed that you refer to him as Pastor David and he referred to himself quite often as Pastor David. Seems a little prideful to me. I can’t find in the Scriptures of a Apostle Paul or Deacon Stephen. Jesus didn’t even refer to Himself as King Jesus.

  5. Piper said

    How do we reach Muslims for Christ. I don’t see that it needs to be any different than reaching Bill Gates or the homless person on the street. The law to the proud and grace to the humble. All need to relize that we have broken God’s moral law and there is a fine that needs to be paid, and we our selves can not pay this fine, All need to come to Christ with a broken heart and repent and put our faith in God. No matter where you are from or what you have done in the past we are all in the same boat if you will. We all have sinned and deserve to spend an eternaty in hell. We all need to come to Christ for our salvation weather we are Muslim, Buddist, Morman or Baptist. We need to relize our hopeless fate without Christ.

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