An Interesting Interview

This is a story of a man who, by the grace of God alone, converted from Islam to Christianity. To God alone be the glory!

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Nabeel Qureshi (April 13, 1983 – September 16, 2017) was a Pakistani-American Christian apologist, author, speaker, and convert from the Ahmadiyya movement of Islam. Ahmadi Muslims worldwide are estimated to be around 10-20 million. The Ahmadiyya’s beliefs are more closely related to those of the Sunni Muslims than the Shi’a Muslims. The Ahmadis are guided by the Five Pillars of Islam and believe in the 6 Articles of Faith. They also accept the Quran as their holy book and pray five times a day while facing the Kaaba. Ahmadis practice Sunnah and accept the Authority of the Hadiths. However, their distinguishing characteristic is their belief in Mizra as the Promised Messiah and redeemer as was promised by the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. Mizra’s aim was to propagate Islam throughout the world through peaceful means and to revive the forgotten Islamic values such as peace, sympathy, and forgiveness.

The 34-year-old Nabeel was an itinerant speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM). This interview was recorded in February 2014 with Canadian Pastor Robbie Symons.

Liebster Award #7

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I was nominated by Mrs. Holliman on March 23rd, 2020.

Thank you, Mrs. Holliman, for nominating me for the Liebster Award! (The 7th time!) Please visit and follow her blog! (Click here to go to her blog!)

Rules of The Liebster blogger Award:
1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
2. Share 11 facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) gave you.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers that deserve the reward.
5. Create 11 original questions for the nominees to answer.
6. Let them know they’ve been nominated.

11 Facts About Me:

1. I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior from all my sins!!
2. I believe that every single word in God’s Word the Holy Bible is true!!!
3. I am thankful to God for giving me my life and all the blessings He has given me!
4. I live in Japan.
5. I’ve been to three countries: South Korea (only the airport), the U.S., and… Japan (of course)!
6. I want to be a stronger Christian with the help of God’s Holy Spirit.
7. My favorite book in the Bible is 1 Corinthians for now!
8. I like to read books, especially the Bible.
9. I brush my teeth every day.
10. I have a blog, as you probably guessed!
11. I like to watch YouTube videos!

Mrs. Holliman’s Questions:

1. What is your favorite thing to blog about?

I like to blog about a variety of things, especially things about God. (Well, I used to blog about various things a lot before, but now I mostly reblog others’ posts, share videos, and do “Awards and Tags” posts.)

2. What would be one thing that you would change that you did in your life?

I want to undo the thefts that I committed in the past.

3. Strawberries or Blueberries?

Strawberries!!!… Though blueberries come close second!!

4. What is your favorite food to cook?

Oh, oh! I really love to cook… Nothing… I can’t cook. ☹

5. What does love from GOD mean to you?

God’s love means everything to me! God made me and gave me a Savior, Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son! That is God’s amazing love, grace, and mercy towards a sinful wretch like me!

6. What is one of your favorite quotes?

I really love this quote by Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.” (John 8:58)

7. Hot dogs or Hamburgers?

I prefer hotdogs to hamburgers!

8. What is your favorite TV show to watch?

I like to watch some Japanese TV shows sometimes.

9. What would you be doing if snow came to your city?

I’d make a snowman and have a snowball fight with my brother!

10. What is your favorite flavor of cake?

I like chocolate cake! (Also I like fruit cake!)

1. What are you thankful for?

I am thankful for my life, for my family, and most of all the Lord Jesus Christ!

My 11 Nominees Are…

Keziah
Elisha McFarland
Hattush
Steve McLeod
Renee
Mr. Holliman
Lydia Rose
Ezra
Jaël
Kenneth Ratcliffe
Jacquie

My 11 Questions For My Nominees:

1. How many countries have you been to?
2. What is your favorite book of the Bible?
3. Do you like to play board games?
4. Do you watch videos on YouTube?
5. What do you treasure the most?
6. What place in the world is your favorite?
7. What place would you like to go to someday?
8. Can you play chess?
9. What are your top-ten favorite hymns?
10. Do you like singing?
11. Can you swim? (I can’t, by the way!😅)

Thanks a lot for reading this, and thank you again for nominating me, Mrs. Holliman!

See y’all!!!

Prayer Request: Joshua

Please pray for the salvation of my grandma and aunt!!

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We’re getting a lot of prayer requests this weekend. Well, prayer is one of our purposes here.

Please, everybody, join in prayer for Joshua’s grandmother and aunt in Japan, who have heard the Gospel but not as yet been called: Father in Heaven, open their hearts that they may hear. We want our loved ones with us in your kingdom; we want them all to know the joy of Jesus Christ Our Lord, that they may be saved by him. We all have people that we love who have not yet come to Jesus. Bring them, O Lord our God: in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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‘I Know That My Redeemer Lives’

“Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved!” – Acts 16:31

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We are all sinners and we all need redemption. God knows this, and has provided it–in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ.

Sung by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band, written by Charles Wesley–I Know That My Redeemer Lives.

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Forgiving Because of Christ

From SlimJim’s blog, The Domain For Truth, about forgiving…

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Forgiving is hard.  An English poet (Alexander Pope) once said “To err is human, to forgive divine.”  Certainly by our own power and in our flesh alone it is very hard to forgive.

I don’t listen to country.  But I found this song after listening to hymns on Youtube.  The song is called “The Preacher And The Stranger.”

Here are the lyrics:

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By Request, ‘I am the God that Healeth Thee’

Amen!

Lee Duigon

Requested by Erlene–I am the God that Healeth Thee, by Don Moen.

We cannot count the people who were healed by Our Savior Jesus Christ, healed of every conceivable disease, while He was present in the flesh, on earth: and those healings were the evidence that God Himself had sent Him. They bore witness that He was the Son of God.

God has promised that when He restores His creation, in the fullness of time, sin and death will be cast out. There will be no need for any more healings, because we will all be whole, forever.

But in the meantime, all healing still comes from Him and we are instructed to pray for our loved ones, or for ourselves, when we need healing. God knows that we are weak; but He is strong. We pray in hope.

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Mary Magdalene, on Easter Morning

From Lee Duigon’s blog. Something very important to think about all year round.

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Try to imagine that morning.

The Passover is finished. It’s the day after the Sabbath, very, very early in the morning. Jerusalem is quiet, seeming almost eerily quiet after all the recent uproar.

Mary, from the town of Magdala, has followed Jesus Christ everywhere. She has seen him crucified, taken down, dead, from the cross, and placed in a tomb. She is numb with grief. Almost automatically, she proceeds to the tomb–donated by Joseph of Arimathea–to minister to Jesus’ body. That work could not have been done yesterday, on the Sabbath. There are wounds to wash, spices to apply.The Bible says two other women came with her to do this.

Try to imagine this: the Sanhedrin put a guard at the tomb, claiming they didn’t want Jesus’ followers to steal the body and then claim He was risen. But when Mary and the others arrive, in the grey dawn, the…

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An Easter Prayer

Christ the Lord rose from the dead three days after He died on the cross for the sins of His chosen people. This is a prayer by Lee Duigon for this Easter Sunday.

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This is Christ Pantokrator, “Christ the Ruler of All,” as portrayed in an ancient church in Sicily. Today on Easter Sunday we celebrate His resurrection from the dead.

Or Lord our God, and Father of All: grant this Easter day of 2019 power to work all throughout the year, every day, to draw our hearts to Jesus Christ–by whose blood we are saved, by whose wounds we are healed; Jesus Christ, our rightful King and only Savior.

Do as thou has said, O Lord! Make His enemies His footstool, put all things under Him, make all things new and wash away all tears: we pray for the restitution of all things, under the Lordship of Jesus Christ the King of kings. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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