After 35 years on the mission field in Europe, the Middle East, and Northern Africa, Dr. Bill Wagner knows an incredible amount about Islam and Christianity. Reading Dr. Wagner's book, How Islam Plans to Change the World, twenty years ago changed my life & trajectory forever.
What an honor to have Dr. Wagner on the podcast to enlighten and encourage us about the condition of the world today and how God is working even though we may not understand it. The richness and depth of his experience resonate loudly in his bold statements of faith in this interview.
He shares some facts with us regarding Islam:
~ The goal of the Muslim World League is for the entire world to become Muslim by 2085.
~ They are accomplishing that goal through 4 main strategies: dawah (changing the mindset of a culture through embracing Islam), building mosques, immigration, and jihad.
~ There are more Muslim missionaries in America trying to bring people to Islam than there are Christian missionaries in the Middle East trying to bring people to Jesus.
~ When a country reaches about 40% Muslim, jihad and strong persecution are introduced.
~ When a country has 5 - 7% Muslim, dawah and immigration are the strongest tactics.
~ While Christianity excels are reaching people at the micro level (person-to-person), Islam excels at reaching culture at a macro level (influence thinking of society).
We also explore God's supernatural use of signs and wonders to reach the Muslims and Orthodox Jews, the real revival happening in the Middle East, why some groups and growing and others are not, how we can influence culture as Christians, and the Lord's wonderful ability to use our seeming limitations to do marvelous things.
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