In the early twentieth century Samuel Zwemer, a Christian missionary to Muslims and scholar of Islam, made the following observation. He said, "When it comes to the Great Commission, one might suppose that the church thought the Great Commission did not apply to Muslims." Because the church has failed to go into the Muslim world, God has brought the greatest mission field to us. He wants them to hear the Good News, but few Christians are equipped with the tools they need. This is why Radical Truth exists.
Most Christians have an irrational fear of talking to Muslims - a fear due to ignorance of Islam. We know nothing about Islamic beliefs and practices, what the Qur'an is and why Muslims hold it in high esteem, who Muhammad was and what Muslims say about him, what questions we might be faced with and how to respond. Due to this lack of knowledge, we remain silent when we need to be sharing the good news of Jesus with them. We believe that by providing some education about Islam, much of the fear that keeps us silent can be overcome, and we can approach Muslims with confidence and boldness, sure in our faith, and equipped to persuade Muslims not only of the deception within Islam, but of the truth of Christianity.
Islam is the greatest challenge to the church in today's world. Islam is growing at an alarming rate through both evangelistic efforts and biological reproduction. At its core, Islam challenges every tenet of the Christian faith. It seeks to discredit and destroy every other religious worldview. Islam promotes itself as the perfect religion revealed to mankind through the perfect prophet Muhammad, who brought true and correct guidance for mankind found only in the Qur'an.
The driving force behind Islam is a battle for the hearts and souls of men, women, and children around the world. This is not a physical battle but a spiritual one, waged centuries ago when Lucifer himself sought to overthrow YHWH (Isaiah 14:12-17) and it continues today. The battle is one between two competing truth claims: the truths of Christianity found in the Bible against the lies of Satan found in the Qur'an, masquerading as truth. Islam is the greatest deception ever given to humankind, deceiving men and women into a false sense of eternal security through self-righteousness and leading them into a Christ-less eternity.
As Christians, we are commanded to be "casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ" (2 Cor. 10:4-5). It is our desire to be used by God to help equip the church to meet the challenge of Islam and be instruments to remove the blinders of those deceived by Islam, and open their eyes to the truth of Jesus.
Radical Islam requires radical Christians equipped with Radical Truth: the life changing truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ and how to bring this message to the Muslim world.