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WHI-1221 | A Christian Among Muslims

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There are over a billion Muslims in the world, and, according to many, that number is likely to double over the next twenty years. How are we to reach this group with the gospel of Jesus Christ? What do we need to know in order to be effective in our witness toward Muslims? On this edition of White Horse Inn, Michael Horton discusses these questions with Fikret Böchek, who recounts his fascinating conversion from Islam and his current ministry among Muslims in Smyrna, Turkey.There are over a billion Muslims in the world, and, according to many, that number is likely to double over the next twenty years. How are we to reach this group with the gospel of Jesus Christ? What do we need to know in order to be effective in our witness toward Muslims? On this edition of White Horse Inn, Michael Horton discusses these questions with Fikret Böchek, who recounts his fascinating conversion from Islam and his current ministry among Muslims in Smyrna, Turkey.


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  • Guest - Rhonda Taylor

    I thank Fikret Böchek for his testimonial and though his story, or on going story is so powerful, there was something he said about being so excited in The Lord and telling everyone. He made the most important comment for me: "I made a lot of mistakes." But how refreshing and how it gives so many of us hope and peace knowing that we've made those same "mountain top" mistakes and then we slowly learn by The Heart Of God, who loves us and teaches us through His beautiful Holy Spirit about how to correct those mistakes and He holds it not against us. God bless this man more & more. With Love In Christ Jesus, Rhonda

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  • Guest - Andrew K

    This was an interesting podcast. I especially liked the points on the Lord's Supper and Baptism.

    For me personally, up until I read Richard Barcellos' work on the Lord's Supper, I held to a rather memorialist view. But that view was challenged as I moved to work in China. I saw among many converts there that a "decision for Christ" was rather easily made. But Baptism was a really big thing. And often, after they had done so, there was a noticeable growth in spiritual maturity.

    It shook up some of what I had viewed about the sacraments and left me open to a more Reformed view of these precious ordinances.

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  • [&] Audio Interview: A Christian among Muslims (White Horse Inn) [&]

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  • Guest - Marie

    You're not going to reach them WITH the gospel you will demonstrate your gospel with your life meaning your head on the chopping block.

    People are not becoming Muslim because they want to they are forced into it. And, if you are saying that this number will grow is to say that the west will succeed to the bloody demands.

    It appears you are putting it on par with Christianity, which asks for a confession of faith in Jesus as Lord whereas the Muslim demands a belief in their god or die.

    Like it or not there is a showdown coming in America over Islam and it won't be lead by Christians.

    Islam is spreading because the church has become meals on wheel instead of preaching the gospel.

    I don't remember Paul trying to feed pagans before he preached the gospel to them or after.

    If God uses the Muslims to try our faith or discipline us then it's alright with me because the church needs to do what only the church is suppose to do.

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  • Guest - Richard Chelvan

    This is interesting. Having grown up in Singapore I was under the impression that Muslims knew that the Injil was more than just the four gospel accounts. They are aware of the Pauline corpus. Maybe Sunni Muslims in Turkey are ignorant of the contents of the Injil but not so elsewhere in the Muslim world.
    Also, arguably, the best book on Islam written by a Reformed Baptist (even though R. Scott Clark disputes the existence of such a being!) is, James R. White, "What Every Christian Should Know About the Qur'an." And yet it is not on your list of "prescribed" books. I have done enough research on Islam to know that this is indeed the best book out there.
    A warning Muslim converst to Christianity - I would vet everyone of them to make sure that that they have been born again via the preaching of the gospel as the speaker above has wisely pointed out.
    American Evangelicals and including James R. White are mistaken about I major issue. Sunni Muslim understandings of predestination and the foreknowledge of Allah is do not amount to "fatalism." This is somewhat akin to the Muslims calling the Reformed, fatalists!

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  • [&] listened to this White Horse Inn podcast yesterday and was blown away. Listen to one mans story of his conversion from Islam to [&]

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  • Guest - michael interbartolo

    A very helpful program from Fikret Bocheck in providing certain insights about Islam. I'm always seeking about audio programs on the topic of Islam and I would commend this one. Thank you Fikret for speaking and may you continue to be filled with the grace and courage from our Triune God, Father, Son and Spirit.

    As for books on Islam, in addition to Dr. James White's relatively recent release, What Every Christian Should Know About the Qur'an, I would suggest the following works: Answering Islam, by Norman Geisler and Abdul Saleeb, Muslims and Christians at the Table, by Bruce A. McDowell, The Crescent Through the Eyes of the Cross, by Nabeel T. Jabbour and the Truth about Islam, by Anees Zaka and Diane Coleman.

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  • Guest - Deb Felak

    Many listeners may say they have no relationships with Muslims to use this information, but there is a great way to become friends with Muslims when none live in the community. The US Department of State has since 2003 brought high school students from predominantly Muslim countries to the US to live with American families and to attend American public schools through the YES program. We hosted a boy from Pakistan last year who was a model student and very interested in learning about the American culture. It was a great way for us to learn about Islam and a wonderful way to accurately share about Christianity with him. He went home with a much greater understanding than what his teachers taught him in Pakistan. He had never met a Christian before coming to the US. As a supporter and regular listener of WHI, we very much appreciated the resources available about Islam as we shared our year with this student.

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  • [&] A Christian Among Muslims by White Horse Inn - A great interview with Fikret Böchek, who recounts his conversion from Islam and his current ministry among Muslims in Smyrna, Turkey. [&]

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  • Guest - Gary Wheeler

    I'm wondering if WHI has heard of the Discovery Bible Study method for outreach to Muslims. It is a big hit in certain evangelical circles, but, it seems to be promoting what I will call "group conversions".

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