This is the first in an ongoing series of featured Bible-based ministries around the world. My goal is to draw attention to the amazing work God is doing through faithful believers, and to urge you to support and encourage our fellow brothers and sisters who are helping to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Rev. Elijah Abraham, the founder of Living Oasis Ministries, is also an ordained Baptist minister who has recently been in Uganda having just provided training to over 550 pastors and seminary students. What a blessing to believers in that country, and to future generations!
Pastor Abraham has been a guest on Stand Up For The Truth radio program on several occasions, including his personal testimony here. He has also written articles such as The Islamic Challenge to the Christian Church (2006) and What Does Democracy Mean for the Gospel in the Middle East? (2006).
Here is a fascinating, informative four-part interview of Pastor Abraham by Rev. James Heiser of The New American: Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV. (Please note: posting these links does not constitute agreement with all of TNA’s views as I have not had time to go through them all).
There are some great free resources on the Living Oasis website to further inform you about Muslims and the Islamic religion, including this very helpful book called 33 Questions Muslims Ask.
Educating ourselves about Islam and how to understand and witness to Muslims is an increasingly important activity for Christians in many places in the world. I pray that this information and ministry will be of assistance to you. Find out more about Living Oasis Ministries from their website:
About Living Oasis Ministries
LOM is called to equip the saints in the U.S. and around the world to reach Muslims for Christ, to proclaim the Word of God to those who do not know Him through preaching and teaching the Word of God, and to help the global church challenge Islam with the gospel through apologetics. We also seek to partner with other like-minded ministries to achieve common goals to advance the kingdom of God.
The church of Jesus Christ is facing the greatest challenge since the resurrection of our Lord, which is ISLAM.
The response to Islam among churches in the U.S. has often been indifference and fear. This attitude will cost the body of Christ dearly and will leave millions of Muslims out of Heaven.
First, churches often have no one leading the charge to evangelize Muslims in their community due to a lack of understanding of Islam and no knowledge of Muslim evangelism.
Second, churches fear the media and the radical element within Islam, which prevents them from standing up to Islam and witnessing to Muslims. Islam has used intimidation to advance its agenda in the U.S. and around the world.
Third, Islam is advancing in the West with an evil agenda to convert Westerners and especially Americans to Islam and dominate the world. If that happens, the biggest loser will be the church of Jesus Christ in the West because of its loss of its religious liberty and freedom of speech.
Fourth, native mission groups in the front lines need financial support. This is the offensive part of the spiritual battle of taking the Gospel to their homelands.
Living Oasis Ministries (LOM) will provide an answer to these challenges by:
- Providing an education on Islam to Western churches and their missionaries.
- Training laypeople and missionaries in Muslim evangelism and developing outreach strategies.
- Developing curriculum and training for native students in Bible schools around the world as the need arises.
- Training native believers in their home countries to reach Muslims for Christ.
- Preaching the Word of God and equipping the saints for ministries through revivals, conferences, supply preaching, and teaching in Bible schools.
- Supporting native missionaries in outreach to Muslims in their countries through sponsorship of missionaries and mission projects.
In summary, LOM is a “Catalyst Ministry” to equip American and native believers around the world to challenge Islam and advance the gospel through mission strategy development.
The Lord called Pastor Elijah Abraham to start this much-needed ministry in May, 2006. Islam’s agenda in the US is to implement the Islamic Shari’ah law that will replace the U.S. constitution. If that happens, our ability to preach, share the gospel, and express our freedom will be eliminated.
LOM ministry is four fold:
- Awaken the body of Christ to the Islamic agenda.
- Educate the global church to evangelize Muslims.
- Equip the saints to accomplish the great commission and the advance of the Kingdom of God.
- Evangelize the lost through preaching and teaching the Word of God nationally and internationally.
- Mobilize the church to achieve these objectives.
Pastor Abraham’s wife has a ministry to American women married to Muslims and to Muslim women. This ministry is a vital part of our warning and training to the body of Christ.
Elijah Abraham, Executive Director
Elijah was born in Middle East and grew up as a Muslim. He fled Middle East as a teenager and lived in Europe for several years. Due to persecution in Europe and its spies Elijah fled to the United States in mid 1980’s
Subsequently he obtained a degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Since the Twin Towers and Pentagon terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 he has been educating his audiences in churches and civic groups on Islam and the Islamist threat.
Elijah believes that Islam in the U.S. has mutated into a Westernized religion that is aggressively and successfully converting Americans to its beliefs.
“ I am compelled by the Lord to expose Islam as a religion/ideology that embraces an antichrist spirit. As Christians we must look at Islam as an aggressive ideology, but we must also look at the Muslims within Islam as our mission field.”
He is helping evangelical congregations participate in God’s work around the world by encouraging them to be pro-active in missions. Elijah has trained missionaries from the International Mission Board of the SBC and other organizations. His experience has taken him around the world to train and implement missions on five continents. Elijah appeared on national radio (Janet Parshall’s America, Today’s Issues with AFR Radio, Paul Revere Radio, Live the Word with John Neider on KDKR Dallas, and Stand up for the Truth with Mike LeMay on Q90FM Green Bay).
Political party organizations, conservative PACS, Veterans’ groups, and American/international businesses are also seeking Elijah’s expertise and knowledge of the Islamic threat in the West. He has served two non-profit organizations over a period of seven years. He also served as a mission pastor at a local Baptist church for three years.