B.A.S.I.C. Newsletter # 56

B.A.S.I.C. Newsletter # 56
August 16, 2005

I Cor. 16:9 For a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.


KORAN: There is no god except God and Muhammad is his messenger.
Whoever obeys the Prophet obeys God. 4:80
BIBLE: That if you confess with your mouth “Jesus is Lord.” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.   For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. Rom 10:9-10 (-13)
KORAN: When ye prepare for prayer, wash your faces, and your hands…   If ye are in a state of ceremonial impurity, bathe your whole body.   But if ye are ill, or on a journey, or one of you cometh from offices of nature, or ye have been in contact with women, and ye find no water, then take for yourselves clean sand or earth,…5:6   …set up regular prayers: For such prayers are enjoined on believers at stated times. 4:103
BIBLE If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened: Ps. 66:18
And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues
and on the street corners to be seen by men.   I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.   But
when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.
And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because
of their many words.   Matt. 6:5-7
KORAN: Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may (learn) self-
restraint-    Fasting for a fixed number of days.   But if any of you is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed number (should be made up) from days later. 2:183-184 (-187)
BIBLE: When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting…    But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen: Mat. 6:16-18
KORAN: Those who (in charity)   spend of their goods by night and by day, in secret and in public, have their
reward with their Lord:    On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. 2:274 (-277)
BIBLE Be careful not to do your acts of righteousness before men, to be seen by them.   If you do, you will
have no reward from your Father in heaven.   But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Mat. 6:1-4
KORAN: Pilgrimage thereto is a duty men owe to Allah-those who can afford the journey: but if any deny faith, Allah stands not in need of any of his creatures. 3:97
BIBLE …They admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.  …they were longing for a better country-a heavenly one.   Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.   Hebr. 11:13-16
KORAN: For those who believe and do rightous deeds, are gardens as hospitable homes, for their good deeds. 32:19
BIBLE: For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift
of God- not by works, so that no one can boast.  For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.   Eph. 1:8-10
KORAN: A divorce is only premissible twice: after that, the parties should either hold together on equitable terms, or separate with kindness.  So if a husband divorces his wife, he cannot, after that, remarry her until after she has married another husband and he has divorced her.   2:229-230 (-233)
BIBLE: I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery. Mat. 19:9    …guard yourself in your spirit. and do not break faith with the wife of your youth.   “I hate divorce.” says the Lord God of Israel.   Mal. 2:15-16
Taken From Stephen H./Life Challenge Africa Oct./98


Dear Brothers,
Please remember that when I am with you I will be auditing all the CLC monies sent to assist you in your work. This is a practice that is done with all our sister churches each year.   Please be sure to have an accurate written record for me to see and file.   I am in India now and have already started this with the BELC. When I audit, it is an opportunity for us to consider together His work and how the CLC USA can help you. This practice is just a matter of wisdom and good stewardship. It also allows you, our overseas brethren to assess how you have used the funds and to consider the next year’s work.   This year it is being done among our brethren who are in twelve situations to which the CLC USA funds are sent.

Your brother in Christ,
Pastor David Koenig