All those involved in evangelical and LDS conversation should read this latest article, “Facing Islam” by Marvin Olasky in World magazine (December 13/20, 2008).
Marvin quotes Mark D. Siljander and highlights Siljander’s latest book, A Deadly Misunderstanding: A Congressman’s Quest to Bridge the Muslim-Christian Divide.
Here are a just a few quotes from the article to spark your interest:
Thus Siljander believes it’s fine for a Christian, one who has surrendered to God, to call himself a Muslim (55).
And this . . .
Siljander defended his exegesis by telling WORLD that he’s trying to start among evangelicals “not a theological discussion but a strategic one. . . . Facing massive cultural differences, how do you present Jesus in a way that will open minds and hearts?” He argues that the primary goal of evangelicals should not be to convert Muslims to Christianity, but to awaken in them the desire to follow Jesus that Siljander says is embedded in Islam (56).
Would you recognize similar discussion over the same heart issues pertaining to the I-15 LDS Corridor in America?