After the Sunday sessions ended a group of us went out to Lakemba for a lovely Lebanese dinner. Here we were pictured.
I bought some groceries at the local IGA and came out to my car. A Muslim man was there right near me and asked me if I needed help. His name: Abdul. His heart: clean and kind. We began chatting about Jesus and what Muslims believe. I knew some things, but when my new friend Adel Moussa joined the conversation, the amount of Arabic and the sound level increased abundantly. It was terrific. We are pictured on the outside of the four-people photo at the top.
At times up to 8 of us were in conversation, mostly cordial, and at times pretty loud. One young Muslim came up and asked me if I were a Zionist. I queried what he meant by the term and he began almost to shout. The others in the group actually told him off and chased him away. It was awesome to watch.
The reality of the differences in the two religions (actually three religions) was abundant. The grace of God is clear in the faith of people in Yeshua, and in a way, working one's way to heaven was clear in the other two. One simply cannot believe in Islam and either of the other two religions since Islam avers that the Bible and the Torah are both corrupt. That is, they cannot be trusted. For instance, the Bible says Jesus died for our sins. The Muslims affirm Judas took Jesus' place on the cross and God took Jesus up to heaven. Muslims do not believe Jesus died, but rather than he was spared by Allah from suffering.
More to come soon.