Vision

The vision of Christian Islamic Dialogue (CID) is to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to beloved Muslims domestically as well as globally by training followers of Christ in sharing the gospel through small outreach teams who grow in spiritual maturity which increases their confidence.


To this end, this website provides various teachings all designed to encourage the Christian in gospel witnessing such as;

  1. Free online training courses.
  2. Training materials.
  3. Library of resources.
  4. List of CID outreaches.
  5. Instruction from an Arabic speaking Pastor.

Christian Islamic Dialogue (CID) will:


For Muslims:

  • Take the gospel of Jesus Christ to beloved Muslims every Friday at their places of worship
  • Teach and instruct Muslims who are open to the gospel
  • Follow up with Muslims after initial outreach
  • Share the gospel of Jesus Christ to Islamic and other refugees and connect them with churches and Christians in America

For Christians:

  • Train and equip Christians in sharing the gospel with Muslims
  • Form CID teams who work together encouraging each other to grow in spiritual maturity and confidence
  • Encourage and instruct younger generations in effective witnessing through bi-weekly training and outreach
  • Increase awareness in churches for the necessity to fight the antichrist spirit of Islam through prayer, fasting, and witnessing

Mission

Goals

  • To refute and war against the satanic evil and violence of Islam by the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is the power of God for salvation, and by sharing it in Christ's love

  • To evangelize Muslims through the sowing of the seed of God's word through one-on-one and group witnessing, expecting a harvest and a season of reaping
  • To raise up a new generation of disciples of Christ who are bold witnesses of the gospel of Jesus Christ
  • To see many Muslim background churches being formed by the Spirit of God as a result of the CID outreaches globally
  • To expose the deceptive and lying spirit of Islam through education of the teachings of the Qur'an and other teachings of the Muslim faith
  • To manifest the vision of Gideon in Judges 7:22 by equipping and networking with all soldiers of Jesus Christ around the world

Our Beliefs

Along with our agreement with the "Apostles Creed", the following Statement of Faith is given as what we believe to be that which defines our basic Christian beliefs. Though we consider these beliefs to be extremely important and clearly Biblical, we believe that two people who are truly "born again" can hold differing positions. The Scripture verses given are definitely not all inclusive of those that would apply, but are given as a starting point for study and discussion.

 

#1 THE BIBLE

We believe the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God.

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21

 

#2 THE GODHEAD

We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.; each one distinguishable from the other, yet indivisible as God.

Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2

 

#3 THE NATURE AND WORK OF CHRIST

We believe in the full deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ; in His virgin birth and sinless life; in His complete and finished work on the cross and His bodily resurrection from the dead.

Luke 1:26-35; Hebrews 2:14-15; Hebrews 10:11-12; John 1:12

 

#4 SALVATION BY FAITH AND THE INDWELLING SPIRIT

We believe that the only means by which we can be forgiven of our sin is to personally accept the death of Jesus Christ as the only payment for our own penalty, and to receive Him as Savior and Lord. Further, we believe that anyone who believes and accepts Christ as Savior becomes the recipient of

God's Holy Spirit, by which he/she is born again.

John 3:3-9; John 20:22; Acts 4:12; Ephesians 2:8-9

 

#5 WATER BAPTISM AND THE LORD'S SUPPER

We believe our Lord gave to us the two ordinances of Water Baptism by immersion and a regular observance of the Lord's Supper (not for salvation but because of salvation) to fulfill the command of Christ.

Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:34-36; Luke 22:14-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30

 

#6 THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe there is a work of the Holy Spirit, separate from and in addition to the regenerative work. This Baptism enables the believer to enter into a new and powerful realm of service, praise, worship,

personal edification and witnessing.

Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 19:2-6

 

#7 CURRENT OPERATION OF THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT

We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as manifested in the early Church and recorded in the book of Acts and various letters of the New Testament. All things are to be done decently and in order.

1 Corinthians 12:13-14

 

#8 CHRIST IS OUR SOURCE AND PROVIDER

We believe that in Christ there is found healing for the broken physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Psalm 103:3; Psalm 147:3; Isaiah 53:4-12; Luke 9:42; James 5:14-15


#9 RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH, SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST AND FINAL JUDGMENT

We believe the Church is the Bride of Christ, and will be translated (raptured) to meet the Lord in the air. This includes believers who have died in Christ as well as those living on the earth at that time. We believe the Church will be hidden with Christ during the Great Tribulation which will come upon the whole earth and then return with Him after that time in what the Bible refers to as the "Second Coming". We believe in the thousand year reign of Christ upon the earth, the final resurrection and judgment,

eternal life for believers and eternal punishment for unbelievers.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:9; Revelation 20:1-6

 

#10 OUR ROLE IN THE CHURCH UNIVERSAL

We believe the Church is the Body of Christ on the earth and God's chosen instrument to proclaim the Gospel of Christ, and be a restraint to sin. By this statement, we proclaim our alliance with and prayerful support of every Bible-believing, Christ-honoring fellowship worldwide. Matthew 5:13-14; Matthew 16:18; John 13:35