Friday, January 15, 2016
On August 8, 2005, Muslim scholar Ahmed Deedat died, after more than nine years of being paralyzed and bedridden due to a stroke. Deedat had become a celebrity in Muslim countries for Bible-bashing. He rode to fame by ridiculing and making fun of God’s Word. He slandered and insulted God’s Word. He enjoyed hurling false and disrespectful accusations at the Bible. Tragically, he did not heed what that Word says, “God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Galatians 6:7).
There are many Muslims like him. We feel for them. We pray that they will see the light and respond to God’s offer of grace and mercy through the cross of Jesus.
Compassionate and merciful God, we bear no animosity toward such people. We are no better than they are. We admit that we too are guilty and do not deserve to stand before you (Ezra 9:15). However, we glorify your name because of the cross. We are saved by your grace and changed and transformed by the power of your Spirit. Glory be to you, Father.
That is why I pray that Muslims will repent and ask for your forgiveness. Let your Word convict them. May they come to you by faith in Jesus and his redemptive power.
We know that the Word of God cannot be conquered or destroyed. Help Muslims submit themselves to it and live by it.
“Send your word and heal them, rescue them from the grave” (Psalm 107:20).
Let the light of your Word shine in their souls. Fill them with your joy and peace. Cause them to proclaim your Word and broadcast your truth. Amen.
“The grass dies and the flowers fall, but the word of our God will live forever.” “Sky and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Isaiah 40:8, NCV; Matthew 24:35, SAB).