Four Reasons to Get Involved Now!
Jesus is the Hope of the Nations
1 Mathew 12:21 Says that the Nations will put their hope in him. Jesus is known as Isa al Mesih (Jesus the Mesiah) by Muslims, Rabbi Yeshua (the Lord saves) by Jews and Jesus Christ by Christians. Our message is that Jesus is the common path for Muslim and Christian Reconciliation. While there hasn’t always been a lot of love and peace shared between these three world religions, this Messiah Jesus is the Prince of Peace who gives the hope of God for all mankind. He bridges the huge divide of misunderstanding, stereotypes and distrust that separates us from each other and from God. What we have found very encouraging is that there are others from different religious backgrounds interested in Jesus that through his teachings we might bridge this huge divide that separates us. There are eternal rewards in this initiative.
The Harvest is Plentiful but the workers are few
2There are very few unfortunately who are working on what Jesus referred to as the harvest. The harvest he spoke of referred to those who he was bringing into his kingdom and not a religion, a building or a sect, but an eternal kingdom. There are more people alive today than there ever has been, over 7 billion so there is much work to do. While there are many things that willing workers for God do not agree, if there is anything that we can agree upon, it is on our need for peace with man and God. Islam and Christianity are the worlds largest religions comprising 55% of the world’s population. If we don’t begin to work together towards the commandments to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul and strength and to love our neighbor as ourself, our future will be dim indeed.
The Heart of the Gospel-God’s Love and Peace
3 Jesus said the greatest Commandment was to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind soul and strength and to love our neighbor as ourselves. Our neighbors are not only those that are like us but those who are quite different from us. The parable of the good Samaritan illustrates that (Luke 10:25-37). It’s time to rescue the heart of the gospel of Jesus lost in the crossroads of our daily lives. Muslims are to love their neighbor also. It says in the Quran, “..righteous is he who believeth in God and the Last Day and the angels and the Scripture and the prophets; and giveth wealth, for love of Him, to kinsfolk and to orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and to those who ask, and to set slaves free; and observeth proper worship and payeth the poor-due. And those who keep their treaty when they make one, and the patient in tribulation and adversity and time of stress. Such are they who are sincere. Such are the pious. (Al-Baqarah 2:177)”
God’s Faithful Promises in His Book
4 No man wants to receive bad or false promises from God but good. Jesus promised that those who make peace with others will be called the Children of God; children in only a spiritual sense if understood correctly. Mis- understanding this truth can have profound implications. The Injill says that all who call on the name of the Lord, shall be saved but not all have believed. With God, however, all things are possible so there is hope for us and our neighbors since he never lies. We provide training on Interfaith reconciliation and encouraging spiritual growth through the teachings of Jesus. We enter the fulfillment of these promises as we grow spiritually together studying the message of God given to the prophets resulting in God’s glory. Together we seek to enter into God’s promises and avoid reaping the promises of punishment for those who go astray. Muslims have found with us that there are Christians who have faith and tremble at God’s word and keep the revelation given to them. There are some who are called Christians who do love Muslims and who have good things to offer as it is also written in the Quran, (Sura 10:94) (Picktall) And if thou (Muhammad) art in doubt concerning that which We reveal unto thee, then question those who read the Scripture (that was) before thee. We have introduced many Christians as well who are surprised to meet Muslims who love the teachings of Isa al Mesih.