by Zane Pratt
Muslims are human beings, created in the image of God, like everyone else. Muslims are also sinners in need of the Savior, like everyone else. Muslims are neither more nor less lost than any other lost person. Muslims make up many of the tribes, tongues, peoples, and nations of the earth, and Jesus died to redeem a people for himself from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation—including the Muslim ones. It is true that Muslims have traditionally been regarded as resistant to the gospel, but God is no less powerful to save in Arabia than he is in Alabama. It takes no more of a miracle to bring a Muslim from death to life than it does to bring a nonbelieving Westerner from death to life. Most Muslims have never heard the gospel because Christians have been too afraid to take it to them. When Christian witnesses have gone to Muslims, planted their lives, learned the local language, stayed for years, and shared the gospel, they have seen fruit. The issue is not Muslim resistance but Christian disobedience.