Road Warrior Toolbox
DAY 4 OF 6
In his book Allah, A Christian Response, theologian Miroslav Volf offers five points of agreement between Christians and Muslims that explain how massive Muslim evangelization is being accomplished today by beginning with creation. “1. There is only one God, the one and only divine being. 2. God created everything that is not God. 3. God is radically different from everything that is not God. 4. God is good” (the fifth appears below). As Paul demonstrated, creation is the most effective common ground for evangelizing everyone, everywhere including on the road in America.
"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live” (Acts 17.24-26).
Surrounded by the ancient equivalent of nuclear physicists, brain surgeons, and college professors, Paul swept his hands across the vista of the Parthenon to the Heavens and essentially said, "You don't make a home for God; God has made a home for you." The implication is that his hearers intuitively knew what a mighty and powerful Creator God is.
“'For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring'”(Acts 17.28).
Greek poets had already intuitively acknowledged that God is not a creation in our image. We are a creation in His. People on your road already know this too!
Miroslav Volf’s last point of contact between Muslim and Christian theology: “5. God commands that we love God with our whole being.” This is a natural response to all human’s awareness of their need for God.
“What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that there was once in man a true happiness, of which all that now remains is the empty print and trace? This he tries in vain to fill with everything around him, seeking in things that are not there the help he cannot find in those that are, though none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words by God himself” (Blaise Pascal, Pensées VII, 425).
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Christians who travel frequently face the daunting challenge of fulfilling Jesus’ Great Commission while traveling. It’s vital that they remain grounded in this mission as the scenery of their lives constantly changes. P...
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