When I was contemplating the videos I had in mind for today’s post, this verse came to my mind from 2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
I realize that not all of us will have opportunities to witness or share Jesus with folks from different cultures and beliefs, but it’s always good to hear dialogues and ideas from those who’ve studied and become so gifted at things like apologetics and evangelism. We never know if God will put people in our paths from other cultures/beliefs, and while I’m not the type to just go up to a person and start talking about Jesus, I do come into contact once in a while with Muslims, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons and others and the more I can glean from those God’s used for this kind of witnessing, the better I can be instant in season and out of season.
So, today, I thought about a few videos worth watching. They’re not too long, but this first one is longer- but also I think most folks will enjoy it. It’s something I found “by accident” the other night when I was looking through some of the side bar suggestions on you tube.
I don’t watch a whole lot of John MacArthur stuff except once in a while I’ll see something good- like this. This is a dialogue with Ben Shapiro and both are extremely respectful to each other in it. It’s really a nice thing to see something that can be very divisive spoken to each other in a calm and respectful manner. MacArthur gives a great Gospel witness here, and Ben lays out a lot of ‘works’ of Judaism and the respect he has for his faith. Sometimes as I watch these, I can think of points I’d bring up if I had the opportunity, but when you’re talking with someone of another faith, it’s easier said than done, and there will be times when hindsight is 20/20 lol.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this, and if you have any thoughts I’d love to hear them.
This next one is self explanatory and from my favorite apologist, Ravi Zacharias. It’s a lot shorter than most of his that I post here, but it’s such a good question first of all, and a great answer by Ravi. This question pertains to a devout Muslim, but the same could go for anyone who is faithful in deeds and religious acts who seem to have more respect, honor and faith than many lukewarm Christians…. have a listen,
Here’s a bonus video for anyone who might want to listen to more. This is Nabeel Qureshi who was a fellow with Ravi Zacharias Ministries for a few years, and a very strong Christian apologist with a heart for Muslims. He was born and raised in the Ahmadiyya sect of Islam, his parents were Pakistani Americans, and as a youth Nabeel was an apologist for the Islamic faith and engaged regularly with Christians. He wrote about his experiences and finally his becoming a Christian in 2005 in his first book, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. He passed away from stomach cancer in 2017. He was 34 years old. Here, he tells a lot of his background and teaches some key things about Islam with the context of the Gospel.
I hope folks enjoy these, and I hope everyone has a blessed Thursday!