When I first met Mohammed at Farhan's house, he was stand-offish. He retreated to the other side of the room to talk alone with Farhan. After some time, he called out across the room interrupting my conversation with, "So, are you a Christian?"
I answered that I was and he continued, "Do you eat pork?"
I explained that I certainly didn't eat pork in the Middle East because it wasn't sold here, but yes, I ate pork in the United States.
He objected, "Don't you know pigs eat their dung?"
I paused a moment, then explained how Jesus lived with the Jews who had very similar rules to Muslims. The Jews had rules about washing hands in a certain way before eating. When Jesus' disciples didn't do this, the Jews accused them of breaking the law.
Jesus answered directly, it is not what goes into a person that defiles him because it is expelled out of the stomach. Rather, all the evil that comes out of his heart is what defiles him.
Without saying a word, Mohammed got up from his seat, walked across the room and gave me a "high five" twice saying, "Yes! Yes! That is the truth!"
Mohammed responded to this truth because I was in his country as a graduate student. He responded to this truth because that whole dialog was in his mother tongue. He responded to this truth because of hours I had spent reading the New Testament in a foreign language.
There are billions of "Mohammeds" out there who have never heard the truth of Jesus in a way they can understand. They are kept from the Gospel by language barriers, geographic barriers, or political barriers so that they never have the opportunity to give a high five and say, "Yes! Yes! That is the truth!"
Our vision is to develop followers of Jesus for successful witness through integration of work and faith among the unreached.
Four main teachings undergird Professionals Global:
I believe that one of the next great moves of God is going to be through
the believers in the workplace.
– Billy Graham
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Adam, created in the image of God, was tempted by Satan, the god of this world and fell into sin. Because of Adam’s sin, all men have guilt imputed, and are totally depraved.
We believe that salvation consists of the remission of sins, the imputation of Christ’s righteousness and the gift of eternal life, and is received by faith alone, apart from works.
We believe regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful people.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe that the church, the body of Christ, consists only of those who are born again, who are baptized by the Holy Spirit into Christ, for whom He now makes intercession in heaven and for whom He will come again.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that Christ commanded the church to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every person, baptizing and teaching those who believe and that the natural outcome of such activity leads to the establishment of local congregations.
Adapted from Missio Nexus (missionexus.org).