Christians often get labeled as the “pushy ones”— always trying to push the way they view the world on everyone else. But really, that is true of everyone that holds any worldview. It does not matter if a person is Muslim, Christian or Hindu, or Pantheist, Buddhist, or a followers of “good-person-ism—“ they will try to convince you that their belief system is the right one and that you should believe it too.
According to Christian apologist Abdu Murray, Christianity’s worldview is unique in the way it engages both the heart and the mind with a narrative. This important because “what the heart does not accept, the mind will never ascent to, but what the mind does not reject, the heart will never embrace.” In order to have a fully formed worldview— you need to touch both.
In the end, people are seeking a narrative that applies to their life. They do not need a platitude slapped on their pain and they do not want a relative truth. Christianity is the only worldview that provides that narrative and is the only worldview that answers the fundamental questions of existence.
Abdu Murray explored these questions and answers while sharing his journey from Islam to Christianity as the inaugural speaker for the newly formed Josh McDowell Institute at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
Because of his background, Abdu’s perspective on religion is unique. He was born into an extremely devout Muslim family in Michigan. In fact, when Abdu grew up, he was so passionate about his beliefs that he studied to Christianity so he could convert Christians to Islam. But after studying Christianity, he found that instead of refuting it, he believed and embraced the Christian faith.