Global Missiology English, Vol 4, No 9 (2012)

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A BIBLICAL CRITIQUE TO C5 STRATEGIES AMONG MUSLIMS

Carlos G. Martin

Abstract


Field practitioners have been experimenting with varied approaches to Muslim evangelism. There are some who seek culturally relevant ways to proclaim the gospel without compromising the integrity of the biblical doctrines. On the other side, some committed missionaries have converted to Islam in order to work among Muslims who will remain in Islam after conversion. Communities of baptized Muslims are being established that still believe that Mohammed is the ultimate prophet, the Qur’an is the supreme inspired book, and Islam is the only true religion. The latter are some of the practices followed by many missionaries in contextualized ministries. Several Bible passages have been used to support the so-called “contextualized ministries” among Muslims at “C5 level.” This article will study these passages to evaluate the validity of their approaches. However, before the biblical perspectives are considered, a definition of key terms is necessary, including the concepts of contextualization, syncretism, and the C-scale. 

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