Dr. Ron Carlson on The Religion of Islam, “Islam Unveiled”. A Muslim authority repeatedly proclaimed, “Islam is a beautiful and peaceful religion”. Have you ever heard this claim before? Brothers and sisters in Christ, it is often tempting to think of Muslims as the “bad guys”. However, we want to encourage you to remember, Muslims are not the enemy, they are victims of the enemy! We need to be in prayer for the millions of dear souls who’ve had their lives hijacked by this false religion. Did you know that Islam and several other major religions were started by an angelic visit?
I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:6-9
Dr. Ron Carlson, the founder and original President of Christian Ministries International, was called home to be with the Lord on June 16, 2011. Prior to his death he had been recognized worldwide as one of the foremost authorities and lecturers in the areas of cults, world religions, evolution vs. creation, and Christian Biblical apologetics.
Dr. Carlson traveled and lectured in 90 countries on six continents. His lectures in Churches, Universities, Mission and Pastor’s Conferences were known for their powerful, Biblical response to the false religions and philosophies of our day. He had a captivating style of speaking, presenting the truth in a loving and graceful way that reached both the mind and heart of believers, as well as skeptics.
Ron graduated from Bethel University with a degree in Philosophy and Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN with a Masters degree in Theological Studies. He took additional studies at Jerusalem University College in Israel, University of California, Irvine, and California State University, Hayward. He received his Doctor of Divinity from Northwest Graduate School of Ministry in Redmond, WA.
He authored two books, including his most recent, Fast Facts on False Teachings, co-authored with Ed Decker. This book has been translated into seven languages around the world and has made a tremendous impact giving Christians a solid foundation for sharing the truth of the Gospel with those in cults, world religions, and false philosophies. Carlson also authored Transcendental Meditation: Relaxation or Religion?
As an accomplished public speaker, Ron had been a guest on numerous Christian and secular radio and television programs worldwide on six continents. These included several interviews on CBN’s The 700 Club, CBN’s Straight Talk, Trinity Broadcasting Network, Coast to Coast, as well as many programs overseas. He had also been a frequent quest on radio programs, including “Truths that Transform” with Dr. D. James Kennedy, “Point of View” with Marlin Maddox, and many others. He was also a featured speaker with Worldview Weekends for many years.
Ron had also served with his family as missionaries in the Philippines for two years.
Today, his wife of 36 years and his two sons, Jason and Jared, are proudly carrying on the ministry of Dr. Carlson. Ron lived a remarkable life, he served the Lord well, and his legacy will ripple throughout eternity for the glory of Jesus ChristChristian Ministries International, founded in 1975 by Dr. Ron Carlson, is a ministry devoted to Evangelism and equipping Christians to have “Answers for their Faith,” I Peter 3:15. Our specialized ministry involves both refuting the false teachings of the Cults, World Religions, and Evolution and sharing the Gospel with those ensnared by false religious philosophies.
We are strongly committed to historic Biblical Christianity and the Word of God. Our heart is for evangelism through Christian apologetics and training Christians to gracefully “Contend earnestly for their Faith,” Jude3.
Christian Ministries International holds Seminars in churches throughout North America and also works with Mission organizations around the globe in training national pastors and missionaries to effectively respond to the cults and religions that are active on the mission fields of the world.
A wealth of excellent educational resources, including books, audio CD’s, DVD’s and videos are available through our online bookstore. Our prayer is that you will grow in grace and truth to the glory of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior.