Mark Gabriel

  • Radically Changed

    Radically Changed

    Christianity-IslamOne of the highlights of my life is the time I put flowers on the grave of a man I had never met. I first heard this man's name—Samuel Zwemer—in the 1980s during a class at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the oldest and most prestigious Muslim university in the world, sometimes called the "brain of Islam."

    My professor taught us that throughout history Christians had attempted to destroy Islam. He reminded us of the bloody battles Christians had waged against the Islamic world during the 200 years of the Crusades. He pointed out the Western colonialism that had been practiced from the late 1700s to the mid-1900s.

    "Now Christians have a new strategy to defeat Islam," he added. This strategy was embodied in the name and picture I saw in my textbook: that of Samuel Zwemer.

  • Forgive Us Our Sins

    We need to tell Muslims: "We confess that [we] have sinned against you."

  • Pray for Freedom

    Democracy is an obstacle to Islam. It will never bring cooperation from Muslim radicals.

  • Tactics of Terror

    Terrorists in Iraq who behead foreigners follow an example set by Muhammad.

  • The Problem Is Sin

    The Muslim who turns to Jesus has no need to sacrifice himself or others to confirm his loyalty.

  • Empty Prayers to Allah

    The type of prayer Muhammad modeled was of a slave trying to please a distant master.

  • Radically Changed

    I too taught my students about the dangers of modern Christians who try to convert Muslims.

  • Muslims and the Afterlife

    This was one more blow to my faith in Islam. What kind of god would leave us with no hope?

  • Desperate for God

    After I decided to follow Jesus, I found what I was seeking so desperately--the true God.

  • Do All Muslims Want to Kill Us?

    Do All Muslims Want to Kill Us?

    We in the West must learn to understand the difference between cultural Muslims and radical Islamists. People in the West are very curious about the differences among Muslims. They see that some Muslims join radical groups and attack innocent people but others live quiet lives as business owners in the West. They find it hard …

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