1/30/12 Hajee, about 30
Jesus told his followers they would be fishers of men so Joe, a church brother, and I went out on a "streetfishing" expedition. We met a man named Hajee (not sure of spelling) as he headed into a store, and asked if he had a minute to talk about his beliefs. Hajee is from Lebanon and is a Druze, a mideast religion with close ties to Islam. He believes in reincarnation for those who aren't ready for heaven, and that all people will eventually go to heaven after a succesion of lives. We heard a lot more of his beliefs, many of which are obviously in opposition to biblical Christianity. It might have been tempting to point out our differences immediately, but we were looking for a conversation, not a confrontation. Our respect and willingness to listen gave Hajee the willingness to listen to the basics of the Gospel in return. When we went our separate ways, Joe and I prayed that Hajee will respond to the biblical truths he heard.