Engaging with Muslims is not something many Christians are willing to do when it comes to evangelizing and having deeper conversations on theology.
Much of that hesitancy comes from the fact that we just aren’t familiar with the approach the Muslim will take when discussing Christianity. Christian apologist, speaker, and author Andy Bannister hopes to change that.
He points Christians to a few of the more common questions Muslims ask in order to prepare them for engaging Muslims in future interfaith discourse.
At a recent event with Reboot Ministries, Bannister, who frequently preaches to and spend time with the Muslim community in the U.K., mentioned the three most commonly asked questions he receives:
- “Hasn’t the Bible been corrupted and changed?”
- “Isn’t Muhammad mentioned in the Bible?”
- “Why do Christians worship Jesus?”
The apologist proceeded to answer these questions, addressing the audience filled with teenagers.
Bannister pointed out that the question “Hasn’t the Bible been corrupted and changed?” is often asked because Islam teaches that the Bible has been corrupted over time.
“The reason they raise this question in the first place is because when Muhammad, the founder of Islam, was preaching between 610 and 632 AD, what became Islam and what became the Quran, he claimed that his message, his new Quran, was identical to the Bible,” he shared.