Marble Falls Church Hosting Program on Relationship Between Christians, Muslims
MARBLE FALLS — For nine years, Bob Collie and his family lived and served in a predominately Muslim Central Asian nation. Seven years ago, they watched as the country in which they lived went to war against itself.
Collie described it as “neighbor against neighbor. Ethnic tensions exploded as gun battles broke out on our streets, and entire villages were pillaged and burned.”
He and his family feared their U.S. passports made them targets as much as the documents could save them.
“We were sent to reach these people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” Collie stated. “How is that possible in the extreme conditions?”
It’s a question many Christians have even here in the relative calm of the United States. Collie is presenting a program about Christianity and Islam at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at First Baptist Church, 901 La Ventana Drive in Marble Falls, to address Christians’ concerns and fears.
The program, sponsored by Legacy Ministry, will be held in the church’s Koinonia Room. It’s free and open to the public.
Collie is challenging Christians to put their fears aside and recall how Jesus reached out to others.
“God has brought the world to our doorstep,” Collie added. “Today, Muslims live and work in the Texas Hill Country. Do we care enough about these people to move outside our comfort zones and bring the love of Christ to them in genuine friendship? It is the love of Christ that transforms lives and will transform the Muslim world.”
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