Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Forced Conversions
The latest Weekly Standard contains an interesting piece on forced conversions and the media: "A Conversion You Can't Refuse." Here is how the story begins:

THE KIDNAPPING in Gaza of two Fox News reporters, and the significance of their subsequent "conversion" to Islam at gunpoint, vanished from the front pages after their August 27 release. But their story shows three things--that we cannot trust much "news" from the Levant, that much of the media is still oblivious to religion, and that radical Islam is spreading and deepening in Palestinian society as elsewhere in the region.

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At 6:35 PM, Blogger stephen lee cavness said...

john,

i read your blog frequently. i appreciate your topics and insight.
i'd love to hear some basic "how to's and what to know" for witnessing to mormons. i have recently finished "mormonism unmasked", and found it informative as far as the history of lds goes, but i would like a basic "boot camp" of sorts on how to witness specifically to mormons.
great blog...
-stephen cavness

 
At 11:30 PM, Blogger Jeff Downs said...

Hi Steve. When I meet with the missionaries at my door, usually the first thing I do is turn to the BOM where we are told that a man can get closer to God than any other book. I then ask, what makes the BOM so unique?

Second, you might want to talk about some worldview items. For example, Frank Beckwith has a great article title Moral Law, the Mormon Universe, and the Nature of the Right We Ought to Choose. I would digest this piece and be ready to use it.

No that you are probably not going to see fruit from your labor. You will probably be the only one who will have presented orthodox Christianity to these missionaries. But, you have put a stone in their shoe (as Koukl likes to say). Pray and pray again.

 
At 6:55 AM, Anonymous Paul Carden said...

On forced conversions, see also:
HOUSES OF WORSHIP

A Chance of Faith
Religious conversions are unusual in most of the world.

BY DAVID AIKMAN
Friday, September 1, 2006 12:01 a.m. EDT

www.opinionjournal.com/taste/?id=110008883

 
At 2:50 PM, Blogger John said...

Paul, thanks for the additional resource. And Jeff, thank you for your response to Stephen.

But I'd like to add in my two-cents to Stephen's question. I suggest checking out Mark Cares' Truth in Love Ministry, and highly recommend his book Speaking the Truth in Love to Mormons. It is the best book I have found on evangelizing Mormons.

 
At 10:02 PM, Blogger stephen lee cavness said...

thanks for the resources!
-stephen

 

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