Monday, April 22, 2013

Alleged Visions, Dreams and Visitations of Jesus to Muslims



There's a worldwide phenomenon of Muslims converting to Christianity because of alleged visions, dreams or visitations of Jesus to them. This is such a common phenomenon that it's being reported by many sources including Christian organizations and denominations which are unrelated to each other. Some of these denominations and organizations are cessationist in their theology and so would naturally shy away from mentioning such occurrences because it conflicts with their theology. But the phenomenon is so widespread that it cannot be ignored.

As a continuationist myself, nothing in my theology would preclude the possibility that some of these alleged dreams and visions are genuinely of Jesus Christ manifesting Himself to such Muslims in order to get them to convert to Christianity by believing in Him (Jesus) as the Son of God and their personal Savior and Lord.

Obviously, some alleged encounters with Jesus will be made up and fraudulent. Also from my continuationist Christian perspective, some other encounters might be genuinely supernatural but not be encounters with the real Jesus but rather a demonic counterfeit. Since the Bible refers to false Christs/Messiahs as well as teaching that Satan (and his demonic minions) can disguise themselves as angels of light (2 Cor. 11:14-15).

There are many reports of this phenomenon happening in the news and on YouTube. Obviously there are better ways to document the phenomenon, but the plethora of videos on YouTube just goes to show how common and widespread the phenomenon is. But first here are some articles that acknowledge that such things are being claimed among Muslims and in the Muslim world :


ARTICLES

WorldNetDaily article

Rising number of Muslims reporting dreams about Jesus
http://www.wnd.com/2014/11/rising-number-of-muslims-reporting-dreams-about-jesus/





 VIDEOS



BOOKS

Tom Doyle discusses the phenomenon in his book Dreams and Vision: Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World?

Book Review: Dreams and Visions – Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World?


Related links:

Evidence and Arguments Against Materialism and Naturalism
http://misclane.blogspot.com/2014/01/evidence-and-arguments-against.html

Sleep Paralysis, Old Hag Syndrome and Alien Abductions
http://misclane.blogspot.com/2014/03/sleep-paralysis-old-hag-syndrome.html

Near Death Experiences and Christianity
http://misclane.blogspot.com/2014/01/near-death-experiences-and-christianity.html

UFOs and Christianity
http://misclane.blogspot.com/2013/08/ufos-and-christianity.html

Steve Hays on Cessationism
http://charismatamatters.blogspot.com/2013/08/steve-hays-on-cessationism.html


BLOGS


Dreaming of Jesus by Steve hays
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/11/dreaming-of-jesus.html

"Subjective dreams and visions"
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/04/subjective-dreams-and-visions.html

Mission to Ethiopia
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/01/mission-to-ethiopia.html


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