“This book is a work of fiction. The geographic references are genuine.
Chapters 7, 11, 12, 24, 25, 27 and author's notes and declaimers are most inspiring.
Something that I would like to stress is just because a person claims to be a christian watch how you let them in your home. I have known of one occasion when a christian man let someone in his home and they sold him some candy in the name of the Lord and both him and his wife took sick. Other than that they were not harmed.
Make sure that you are led by the Holy Spirit when sharing/ministering to strangers and or those of different religions.
Even when we have good news to share, some will ignore or reject it while some may accept it. The apostle Paul preached the Gospel and brought Salvation to those who would listen, even though there were many who refused to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
This book is about a muslim couple that accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
I will start off sharing from Chapter 7.
As the door closed behind Sarai, Cahr yawned and stretched out the bed, but there was a gospel tract in his pocket which was uncomfortable. Out of idol curiosity he read it. The tract read the Bible was the Word of God, written in sixty-six books by many authors, which also proclaimed Jesus was God.
The tract he was reading was comparing Jesus' death to the lambs that Jewish priests use to sacrifice in the temple.
Cahr could understand how it made sense to a person who had not studied the Koran and to those who was under the influence of the Bible.
The Koran teaches that Allah's word has been revealed to many people through prophets including Noah, Abraham, Moses, and others.
"Sixty-six books written by numerous authors," mused Cahr. Cahr assumed that allowed for human error and editorial changes if the copyists were biased.
Cahr's educated brain began comparing the corruption of Biblical documents with corruption of programs and documentation in the computer business.
Sarai returned to find Cahr asleep with an open Bible across his chest.
Cahr picked up the Bible that was open where he had been reading. "Look, this is the story of Abraham and his son Issac."
"Ishmael is Abraham's son."
"They were both his sons. We know that Abraham also eventually had a son, Issac by his wife."
"Well, we know that Ishmael's mother was Hagar, Abraham's wife's slave girl."
"Yes of course, but the Bible leads Jews and Christians to say that Issac was given precedence over Ishmael because Issac was the son of the free woman, while Ishmael was the son of the slave."
Sarai sat down on the bed and opened the Bible.
Sarai started at the beginning of Joshua, and read the entire chapter.
Cahr sat up and interrupted. "The Jews, the early Jews. Joshua is one of their early leaders. He think he took over from Moses after Moses led them out of Egypt."
Cahr closed his eyes and pinched the bridge of his nose in thought, "One said, 'For God so loved the world that He sent his only begotten son...' That's only part of the verse. Look up John 3:16.
Sarai read the verse. Then she read the entire account of Nicodemus and Jesus. "So Christianity is based on becoming saved by believing in God's son, Jesus. Saved from what?
"According to Higgins, Christians experience God in three different ways. Jesus is God, but in the form of a man. Jesus is also the Son of God. Cahr read through the books of Mark and John like Higgins suggested. Then he read Matthew and Luke.
They talk about God the father, about Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
Christians aren't perfect, just forgive.
Jesus died a sacrifical death.
Repentance is turning away from your sinful ways.
You must place your life in Jesus' hand. Just because you are born into a christian family and have been baptized doesn't necessarily make you a christian.
There is no boundaries on christian love. All people without regard to where they are from, what ethnic identification they have, or their gender are accepted. God loves us all and expects us to love all. He tells us to love our enemies.
Genuine men/women of God can interact with each other without sexual innuendos. A genuine christian man/woman can hug each other without being tempted to allure the other person involved. Some men/women are not confident and might worry about someone stealing their mate.
You can't fool God. God can see into the hearts of men and women. God wants a relationship with the believer.
Sarai and Cahr visited an Anglican Church.
They were at the altar.. a question was asked, "If you were to die tonight, are you sure you would go to heaven?"
Ask in faith, and Jesus will come into your heart/life to turn it around.
All Jesus asks is that you repent of your sins and ask for his grace by faith.
The pastor and Cahr had a private confidential talk.
Cahr and both Sarai invited Jesus into their hearts.
The author: Reynold Cogner does not claim to be an expert on Islam. He has made many consulting trips to several Muslim countries. He has had Muslim clients and worked with their Muslim employees. He has read part of the English tradition of the Koran. He has read several books about Islam and the Koran.
In his book he apologizes if he misrepresented Islam, but he tried to accurately write about beliefs expressed by the Muslims he have met.
Christianity: Reynold does not claim to be an expert on Christianity. He has never been to seminary and have a minimum of formal theological training, but he has lived the christian faith most of his life. Him and his wife have served in sunday school teaching to lay leadership over the years. They are members of an Independent Baptist Church.
Reynold Cogner worked as a scientist and an engineer in the paper industry. He then taught high school. Now retired, he writes fiction. Him and his wife live in rural New Mexico. Their two children are grown and have careers of their own.”