What would you do Wednesday!
Today’s scenario involves you witnessing to one of your nominal Muslim neighbors. You’ve been witnessing to him for a while. He is nominal in the sense that he doesn’t go to Mosque that much, but he still considers himself a Muslim. He was raised in a Muslim household and is sensitive to issues related to Islam.
Well, your church is having a guest preacher. The guest was a former Muslim who converted to Christianity. This seemed like a good opportunity to invite your Muslim friend to church so he could hear the testimony of a former Muslim.
You cautiously approach your friend. You tell him about the guest preacher hoping to get his attention. Surprisingly, he agreed to go with you that Sunday morning.
Sunday arrives. You’ve been praying and hoping for a great conversion testimony with a clear gospel presentation. You’ve been praying for your friend’s conversion.
During the sermon the guest preacher refers to Muslims as “towelheads”. Turning to look at your friend, his eager face drops to a surprised, angry look.
A hint of grief over shadows his face as he looks coldly into your eyes.
What would you do?
- Whisper an apology and politely ask him to give the rest of the sermon a chance.
- Apologize and walk him into the foyer to talk with him.
- Apologize and tell him you all are leaving now.
- Tell him that the truth hurts, but the Truth can set you free.