Q. In one section of your commentary entitled “Seven Major Prophetic Signs Of The Second Coming” you say the following. “Already nearly one out of every four inhabitants of the world is Muslim, and like most Christians and Jews they don’t really know what they believe or why.” Are you really saying that or was there a typo error?
A. There was no typo. Research shows that most Christians, Jews, and Muslims cannot articulate the basic tenets of their faith. They believe what they’ve been taught to believe without doing their own study to confirm that it’s what their religion really says.
For example, even though Jesus clearly said that no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born again (John 3:3) a majority of those who call themselves Christians do not believe it’s necessary to be born again. A majority of those who call themselves Jews don’t follow the Law of Moses and don’t take the writings of their prophets literally, and a majority of Muslims either don’t know or don’t accept all the Quran requires of them.
Some follow a particular religion because of the culture in which they were raised, others because of the influence of someone they fear or respect. But comparatively few have done sufficient independent study to become personally persuaded that what it teaches is worthy of their commitment.