SLOUGH WITNESS : Muslim challenges to the preaching, “Jesus never claimed to be God”

Pastors Peter Simpson and John Sherwood were preaching the gospel in Slough High Street on May 4th, a day of very high winds, helped by Mr Chrisden de Suza and Mrs Eve Hammond. 

Copies of a tract based on the parable of the prodigal son were handed out. This leaflet includes the following explanation of the danger which the non-Christian is in :  

1. All without Christ are far off from their heavenly Father, as if living in a foreign land.

2. All without Christ are slaves to the desires of their sinful and corrupted hearts. They are not free people at all. 

3. All without Christ are dying of spiritual hunger. 

4. All without Christ, as they reject God and His commandments, will one day discover their terrible mistake. 

Conversations were entered into with some Muslim young men who questioned the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. A frequent argument used by the followers of Mohammed is that nowhere in the New Testament does the Lord Jesus actually say that He is God. 

It was explained to them that Jesus forgave sins and received worship, which only God can do. For example : “Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God” (Matthew 14:33). Jesus also took divine titles to Himself. One of these is ‘the first and the last’ (Revelation 1:11). This title is used of God the Father in Isaiah 41:4, proving the Lord’s oneness with God the Father in divine status. 

May these Muslims, and indeed all who heard in Slough, come to see, by God’s grace, that Christ is the eternal Son of God who created the world, and also the only One who can save men from their sins.