Will Christianity and Islam merge into Chrislam?
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Grace Fellowship Church in Atlanta, Georgia, recently had a program on “love your neighbor.” It included the question of whether that includes Muslims.
“In 2001, like most Americans, we were pretty awakened to the true Islamic presence in the world and in the United States,” says Jon Stallsmith, the outreach minister at Grace Fellowship. “Jesus says we should love our neighbors. We can’t do that without having a relationship with them.”
Stallsmith said a rapprochement between Muslims and Christians can be achieved by the fact that Jesus is mentioned 25 times in the Koran.
“The recent political developments and the fact that we’re fighting two wars in Muslim countries should sharpen that need to know how to talk to these guys,” Stallsmith says. “We want to find peace, reconciliation around a scriptural understanding of Jesus.”