B.A.S.I.C. Newsletter #54

BASIC Newsletter #54
July 23, 2005

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

CLC Mission Helpers
The CLC has been increasingly sending to our sister churches volunteers to help in various ways. Just recently thirteen men and women of the CLC returned from India. While there they: taught at the Nidubrolu institute and at the BELC teaching sites, visited and preached in congregations, taught in VBS meetings.
For nearly five months another CLC member assisted Pastor Koenig in Nigeria: arranging and numbering the books in the institute library, preparing a new VBS series, teaching, helping in construction projects.
This October and November two members of the Mission Board (Larry Hansen and Pastor Bruce Naumann) will visit as much as is possible in Congo, Tanzania and Kenya. They will be doing a lot of assessing of the work. Elinor Gbedey will visit in Congo to translate for us and work with the Katanga ladies.
Another CLC member is preparing to accompany Pastor Koenig to India for two months to assist in a variety of ways. Besides all of these there are others who have inquired into going over to help our brothers and sisters. This is all a reminder of how we are in fellowship, bearing one another’s burdens and sharing in the work, loving one another in Christ. Let us all thank our Lord for these faithful followers of Christ and pray for more to join in. There is so much to do for Him.

Pastor David Koenig


(Taken from Stephen H./Life Challenge Africa Oct./98)

Allah is one – 37:35 God is one – Deut. 6:4
He has no son – 112:1-4 He has a son – Is. 9:6, Mat. 3:17
His followers are like slaves – 19:93 The believers are His children -I John 3:1
He fills hell with men  11:119 His wish is that everybody may be saved – 2 Pet. 3:9; I Tim. 2:4
No care, no love only mercy!
Angels warn mankind – 16:2 They serve believers – Heb. 1:14
Muslims fear them – 112 Christians are given power over them
– Mat.10:1
Koran as last revelation sent down from heaven.  “nazil”, one writer. 66 books: 39 in OT and 27 in N.T.
sent down from heaven   40 writers.
Time 610 – 632 AD, 2:177 Time:   1500 BC – 97 AD
Bible accepted: Taurat Inspiration: 2 Tim. 3:16f
Nothing to be added – Rev. 22:18
Prophecy and fulfillment!
Everybody will be judged according to his deeds – 3:185; 2:62 But in Jesus is no condemnation   John 3:18; Rom 8:1
Allah is not touched by man’s sin 4:107 God loves sinners – Rom. 5:8, but HE hates sin –
Zech. 8:17
Allah even is the reason for sin – 13:17; Human nature is the reason for sin –  Jas. 1:13-15
Shirk is biggest sin, others are just weaknesses.
Allah forgives whom he wills – 3:129; but not unbelievers – 4:18 Only through the blood of Jesus forgiveness of sin – Acts 4:12, Eph. 1:7.
even Muhammad was not sure of forgiveness of his sins – 46:9 There is assurance for forgiveness of sin – John 5:24; Rom 8:1f.
It needs good deeds to enter it – 4:57 Purity of heart is necessary – Rev. 21:27 “those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life”.
It has a physical perspective (wine and virgins) 56:12-24 It has a spiritual perspective – Rom. 14:17
It is prepared for demons and mankind together – 11:119 It was originally prepared for the devil and his angels – Mat. 25:41
Also believers will enter it for some time – 19:70-72 Only unrepentant sinners will be found there – Rev. 21:8