The issue seems to be what Muslims believe about Jesus Christ. My question would be: "What does your sister-in-law not believe about Jesus that keeps her from becoming a Christian?
Scripture opens the door to the answer to this question through its teaching that God has a special love for children.
In regards to your article on evangelism by Tozer in your newsletter, I wonder why one can only be saved if he is obedient? Is this not works salvation?
The only obedience that is necessary for salvation is yielding to the requirements of the gospel (John 3:16, Acts 16:30,31). What Tozer is pointing out is that obedience is the evidence, not the basis, of salvation. If Christianity is indeed a relationship instead of a religion, how is it possible to be unchanged by contact with the holy, awesome, personal Creator of the Universe? James addresses the same ...
While there may be others we don't know of who God has created or will create in the future, we know the following will be in heaven: God himself (Deut. 26:15; Matt. 6:9); all God's people—covered by Christ's blood—from earth who have died (Rev. 4-5; Luke 16:22, 25; Heb. 12:23); righteous angels (Luke 2:15; Matt. 28:2; Heb. 12:22).
For more information on this subject, see Randy Alcorn's book Heaven.
A few days ago a friend asked me to meet with her non-Christian family and share the gospel with them.
I was not implying our pain is not real or valid, but simply that what others have done against us—which is what we always tend to focus on, a wrong focus often fostered by modern psychology and counseling methods—should be put in proportion, and should not dominate our thinking and overshadow us, keeping us from forgiveness. There is little we can do about the sins others do to us, other than forgive them. There is much we can do about our sins against God and others—confess and repent and embrace the forgiveness of God and call on his power to live differently.
Question from a reader:
I read the following from Paul Crouch of TBN, and wanted to get your opinion of it:
“A lot can happen in six hours. But not just any six hours. These six hours were the most unique and critical ones in the history of the world and, in fact, the universe. The fate of the very Godhead was at stake. ‘Heresy,’ someone says? Well, let’s ask the question: Could Jesus have failed in His mission?
“If your answer is ‘no,’ then the whole mission is a fraud. The possibility of failure had to be there ...