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Muslim who converted to Christianity will speak in Edmond

Nabeel Qureshi, who converted to Christianity from Islam, says he wants to build bridges of understanding between Muslims and Christians. Qureshi will speak Feb. 9 at First Presbyterian Church of Edmond.
by Carla Hinton Published: February 1, 2014

Q: What's the No. 1 question people ask you?

A: I would say the No. 1 question I am asked is what convinced me to leave Islam and follow Christianity.

Q: How do you generally answer that?

A: I think a short answer to the question is we can be very confident that Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the dead after having claimed to be God using historical reasoning. These three points would contradict the teachings of Islam, yet they establish the truth of Christianity.

Q: What is the goal of your presentation in Edmond?

A: My ultimate goal there is the same as everywhere: to proclaim the truth about Christ, to glorify God, to educate people with good solid reasons for believing in Christianity. It's also to help people understand who Muslims are. There is a lot of latent fear, and I find a lot of that fear is just fear of the unknown, so by telling people about Islam and Muslims, hopefully they will be less afraid and more loving toward Muslims, and that would open the door toward sharing the Gospel.

by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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