A Missionary Strategy Missionaries in the future will, more and more, see that their apostolate among the Moslems will be successful in the measure that they preach Our Lady of Fatima. Mary is the advent of Christ, bringing Christ to the people before Christ Himself is born. In an apologetic endeavor, it is always best to start with that which people already accept. Because the Moslems have a devotion to Mary, our missionaries should be satisfied merely to expand and to develop that devotion, with the full realization that Our Blessed Lady will carry the Moslems the rest of the way to her divine Son. She is forever a traitor, in the sense that she will not accept any devotion for herself, but will always bring anyone who is devoted to her to her divine Son. As those who lose devotion to her lose belief in the divinity of Christ, so those who intensify devotion to her gradually acquire that belief.
The source of conversion should be Jesus Christ sink..We should preach Christ crucified..that isn't hateful it is scriptual..
He is. As Mary would say. She points to her Son and says "follow Him."
You convince no one, Mom. These doctrinal dust-ups don't do anything but make Christians look petty and foolish.
"My way is better than your way."
Or, even worse:
"My way is THE ONLY WAY."
The source of conversion should be Jesus Christ sink.Regardless of what is preached Jesus Christ is always the source of conversion. It is neither the messenger or how he chooses the message, but the Word Incarnate that brings us home.
We should preach Christ crucified..that isn't hateful it is scriptual..Why dont you go and try, see if you get any conversions. In any case, of course they will preach Christ crucified as well. That doesnt mean we should ignore common ground and use that to our advantage.
One can be culturally relevant to Muslims without Lady Fatima. An amazing missionary to the Afghans and Pakistanis visited my seminary. He quoted their own poetry to them, sang their songs, immersed himself in their culture. All for the sake of presenting Christ.