Discussion Board 2
First we should start up a conversation with them. Take time to ask them about their background, beliefs, interests, or other things of that nature. “Understanding a person’s worldview can help you to communicate with them better as well as help you understand what they believe and why they act in certain way.” (Gutierrez & Weider, 2011, p. 66) Make sure you are actively listening. After that, the conversation could be led to beliefs or common backgrounds. At this point tell the person your beliefs in detail. Usually people are willing to listen you what you have to say when you are willing to listen to what they have to say. People with Islamic views are going to have complications when trying to talk with them. Their view of Jesus is different than how we see Him. They do not deny that Jesus existed and that he was a prophet of God. They do not deny that Jesus was born of a virgin. Although, they do not believe Jesus was a deity or God in human form. With this information we need to arm ourselves with proof that Jesus Christ is the only Son of God and he was crucified and he did resurrect from the grave. Also, they do not deny the relevance of the Bible and it being the authority of God. They do believe that men corrupted the Bible and Mohammed came to restore the Bible. (Caner, 2008, p. 280) These barriers are very challenging because their belief is similar to ours. When we talk about Jesus and the Bible we need to be clear that we are talking about the Christian Bible and the belief system the Christian Bible shares. The personal challenges I have usually boils down to not having the courage and patience to engage people so I can present the Bible to them. A great comfort to this is 2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. I want everyone to know about our Savior, but I do have a hard time breaking the ice or even approaching someone. The...
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