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Posted on Wed, Aug 08, 2007 14:16

"It wasn't through the eloquence of a preacher, or the beauty of a building that I came to Christ," Caner explains. "It was through the simple witness of a high school boy who did not care that I wore my [Muslim] robes, and looked different, and spoke different, and had poor English. He did not care that I hung out with other Muslims because everyone else was an open enemy according to my faith. All he knew was that Jesus Christ had died for him and had died for me, and he was saved and he wanted me to get saved, too." That high school boy invited Caner to a four-day revival campaign at a local Baptist church in Columbus, Ohio, where Caner experienced the love of God for the first time. "That church loved me to the cross of Jesus Christ," Caner recalls. "They were nice to me in spite of my open hatred toward them as Christians." For four days, Caner heard the good news that Jesus Christ was more than just a prophet of Allah as he had always been taught. He was God who came in the flesh to die for the sins of all people. By the fourth night, the 17-year-old devout Muslim was ready to become a new creature in Christ. Caner recalls that the pastor explained God's mercy and grace in the simplest possible terms. "Please understand that this is not about conquering Muslims, but about seeing them find peace and hope in Jesus Christ," Caner says. "It's not about defeating them. It's about winning them and loving them, because it's easy to love the people who love you back, but it's hard to love the unlovable." Says Caner, "That church loved me, the unlovable. They shared mercy and grace. That is how you reach a Muslim."


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Posted on Thu, Aug 09, 2007 21:25

true indeed,with love,respect & dignity,u can reach far more & better result then illegally occupying & bombing other countries.i like this column.am sure most of the places,if Muslim with headscarf,Beard & tan color will scared the crap out of priest if he inter in church without permission but that never happen if any body walk into mosque at anytime.most of the Muslim countries mosques stay open 24/7,even for complete strangers,not sure how much it changed ever since this fiction name 9/11 have started.but lots of work needs to b done in order to changed that cz world is not getting pretty for sure,you b surprised if Muslim revert start sharing there stories about Muslim hospitality & the bond to sit with complete strange Muslim & eat in same plate.thanks for sharing


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