The Urban Voice for Truth with Dr. Alfonse Javed

How do we prepare our Heart for Lent?

One of the first things Christians ask when you mention the word lent is what is it? So let’s define Lent. What is Lent? Lent is the span of time in the church calendar that starts with Ash Wednesday and ends with Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday commemorates the beginning of Jesus’ 40-day fasting and temptation […]

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Dr. Alfonse Javed

The Muslim Next Door

Sin is taken lightly by Muslims because they believe that man was born good.  Committing a few mistakes were not really a big deal because Allah will forgive them by the good works they have done in their life.This idea of heaven and hell is very narrow because they believe that every person has two angels recording their good and bad deeds. Going to heaven or hell is the ultimate decision of Allah after they die, by weighing their good deeds and bad deeds. If the good deeds outweigh the bad deeds then the person will go to heaven; but if the bad deeds outweigh the good, that person will go to hell.

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Dr. A. R. Javed

Three Reasons Why Christians Can’t Evangelize Muslims

Different individuals will give you a different set of reasons why Christians are not productive in Muslim evangelism. Or why Christians can’t evangelize Muslims. I have my own list that does not come from siting in a room and watching YouTube videos, and surfing the net but through lived experiences of 30 years in one […]

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Dr. A. R. Javed

I Love Muslims But I Must Share 7 Myths About Islam

Over the period of time my ideas, philosophies and beliefs about religion have changed. I was born and grew up in Pakistan during a time when Sharia (Islamic Law) was introduced and enforced. I opened my eyes in an environment where injustice against religious minorities became a social norm under the banner of Islam. Cruelty, […]

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Dr. A. R. Javed

The Dangers of Friendship Evangelism

How I long for the days described by the Prophet Micah: Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” (Micah 4:2) Instead, we find […]

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Six Month Pregnant Pakistani Christian Mother of Three Burned Alive Along with Her Husband for Their Faith – Pakistani Contributor

This is  place where a Christian couple was beaten and then burnt alive before their Children. On November 4th at dawn, the loudspeakers of five Mosques in Kot Radha Kishan District Kasur, about  60 KM southwest of Lahore announced and condemned a Christian family of blasphemy. “Come together to teach a lesson to a blasphemous Christian couple” a man […]

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Dr. A. R. Javed

False Teachers, Theistic Evolutionists, and the Church

Jesus often warned about false teachers. Here is one such warning: “You nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition. You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you: “‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are […]

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Dr. A. R. Javed

Rob Bell, Mysticism, and Apophatic Prayer

When we deny the importance of the teachings of Scripture, we must find something to take its place – mysticism and experience. One form of mysticism is apophatic prayer. Here is how it is defined by one alternative source: Apophatic meditation is an eastern style of clearing the mind to enable inward contemplation… Apophatic meditation, meditation […]

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