Why We Need To Tell Them

As Christians, we can have assurance of our salvation (I Jn. 5:13). But many religions don't offer that hope. A Muslim in Burkina Faso quit a good job with the government to live a life set apart to Allah. All day long he would sit and listen to Muslim radio, which quoted Scripture, so he could meditate on his holy book. He was known and respected as a holy man. When people gave him clothes, he would give them back to others more needy. He owned only the clothes on his back and said his prayers faithfully. But one day a missionary mentioned to him, "You are in your 80's and soon you will die." He responded, "Yes, and I am scared." The missionary asked, "But you say your prayers more faithfully than anyone I know. Why are you afraid?" "Because I do not know what awaits me on the other side," he replied. (Missionary source that should remain anonymous)

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