“Understanding Islam Biblically”
Speaker: Sam Shamoun and David Wood
Saturday, August 3, 2013 between 2:00-4:30 pm
Hosted by Sisters of Faith
Faith Lutheran Church
4150 Goodlette Road North, Naples, Fl. 34103
In an ever changing social and religious climate, understanding the beliefs of various religions systems is important. As such, Sisters of Faith will be hosting an informative session with Sam Shamoun and David Wood. Sam Shamoun is an Assyrian Christian writer and lecturer from Kuwait. He moved to the United States with his family at an early age. His religious background is based on teachings of the “Church of the East” or the “Nestorian Church,” commonly practiced in most Assyrian homes. As an adolescent, Shamoun’s faith often came under fire. His Christian beliefs were frequently challenged by those who maintained Islam as the “one true religion.” From these unsettling encounters, he began to dig deeply into the basics of the Christian faith he confessed but wanted to know more about. After a thorough and critical examination of the Scriptures, his ability to share the Gospel and his capacity to answer skeptics’ questions — specifically Muslim objections — increased dramatically. Sam Smaoun has worked with Lutheran Hour Ministries to produce 2 DVD’s on Challenge of Islam, many Lutheran Churches and Bible Study Groups are using those DVD’s as a guideline. Additionally, he engages in debates as an informed apologist refuting accusations and attacks leveled by proponents of Islam against Christianity.
David Wood is a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers, the Evangelical Philosophical Society. A former atheist, David became a Christian after examining the historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. He is a contributor to the books Evidence for God: 50 Arguments for Faith from the Bible, History, Philosophy and Science; Defending the Resurrection; and True Reason: Christian Responses to the Challenge of Atheism. David has been in more than three dozen moderated public debates with Muslims. Come and learn more about the beliefs of Islam and how they compare to Christian teachings. Prayerfully consider joining us for an informative afternoon of fellowship, refreshments, and equipping to share with all in our sphere of influence.
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