Southern Baptist Convention's Leader: Pray for Conversion of Muslims

November 26, 2001

Source: SBC Baptist Press News

On November 26, 2001, The SBC Baptist Press News reported, "Merritt calls on Baptists to fast and pray on last day of Ramadan." The article quoted James Merritt, president of the Southern Baptist Convention: "'I call on all our Southern Baptists to pray and fast that God will miraculously and supernaturally reveal himself through Jesus Christ to Muslims on that day ... We need to fast because we do believe that Christ is the only way to heaven ... Just as they can pray and fast, we want to pray and fast that they will find the true way to heaven, and this is through Jesus Christ.'" The article also noted that Merritt "is concerned about religious pluralism in American society."