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A Muslim Who Became a Christian?

February 16, 2011
Church and Mosque

Proximity between a mosque and Eastern Orthodox church in Cyprus. Common ground, or too close to discern the Truth?

A friend wrote about a Muslim friend who became a Christian. An Eastern Orthodox Christian. Want to know more? Here is what my friend wrote:

“We took opportunity over the summer to follow-up on our acquaintance with a believer from Indonesia who had made his pilgrimage from Islam to Eastern Orthodoxy. He’s now Father Daniel, a priest in the Orthodox Church and splits his time between the U.S. and Indonesia. He says that when he first visited an Orthodox church he felt that he had arrived home again—“It felt just like the mosque, but it was all about Jesus!” He has a penetrating, non-Western perspective and lots of experience with Muslims, so we’ve set ourselves to learn as much as we can from him. How awesome to introduce Muslims who live in the East to the Savior and for them to discover that He is every inch as Eastern as they are.”

What do you think?

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  1. January 30, 2012 9:33 pm

    Common ground probably. Many Orthodox (such as myself) might think that the similarity between the Muslim fascination to a holy book is very much like the doctrine of sola Scripture, and might ask the same kind of question about Muslims and Protestants. 😉

    Sorry for commenting on an old post!

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