ADVENTIST MUSLIM RELATIONS (AMR) DEPARTMENT
Contact Person: Salisha Jackman
OUR AIM: BREAKING BARRIERS: BUILDING BRIDGES
This department is chiefly concerned with aiding Adventists to build bridges of understanding with Muslim neighbours, colleagues and friends.
‘How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, how beautiful are the feet of them that preach the good news of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! (Romans 11: 14-15; KJV)
The focus of this department is for us as Seventh-Day Adventist to learn how to project our identity as the People of the book, who keep the commandments of God and understand the prophecy (Rev. 1:17 & 9:10). We are the people of the Book (Surah 10:94), because we don’t eat that which is unclean (haram) nor do we intoxicate ourselves with wine which none of the true believers engage in. We are the end-time believers of God who worship on the Day of the Lord (Sabbath) and are waiting for the Day of the Lord (Judgement).
This is why, we as Seventh –Day Adventists, together with our Muslim friends can begin a journey of spiritual progression which will lead us to the ONE and ONLY GOD and the TRUTH. WE have to begin this journey from where they are, using their book and culture rather than our differences. We have much to learn about these seemingly diverse religions: Islam and Adventism.
Are we really diverse??