A few years ago, the company I ran was going to be bought by a very devote Muslim businessman in Britain. I got on well with him, and in general he was upright in business, and generous to a number of charitable causes. At one break in a meeting he was talking about his work. He said ‘I hope that God accepts me for what I’ve done’. I immediately replied ‘Abdul*, I know that God has already accepted me because of what Jesus has done!”.
A few weeks later I was chatting with his son and daughter who ran their company. They wanted me to be a guide to Ismail*. We got talking about the differences between Christianity and Islam. I asked ‘How good to you have to be to pass God’s test? Is it like in an exam, 47%?’ Of course they had no answer. That set me going with the gospel. Ismail* was not really interested, but Faiza* was taking in every word. I believe that secretly she had given her heart to the Lord Jesus. But she sat there in her hijab, and didn’t admit to her faith. I don’t blame her when you consider the possible consequences. Thank God for His deliverance.
Not surprisingly, the next day I received an email from Abdul* terminating the relationship
* Not their real names.