A distinction needs to be made between culture and the message. While it maybe OK to contextualizing into certain cultural practices, it is not OK to change the message to suit the culture.
Author Elijah Abraham
Elijah Abraham, is the founder and executive director of Living Oasis Ministries. Elijah's story began in Baghdad in 1965 when he was born to an Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim family. At the age of 15, his father sent him to the Europe because of the incredible suffering the Iraq-Iran war brought on the country, and to spare him the compulsory military duty and an almost certain untimely death in battle. Living on his own in unfamiliar surroundings, Elijah began to explore the Christian faith, an endeavor for which he suffered physical harm at the hand of other Iraqis around him. This was due to Saddam's command to bring more Iraqis from overseas to fight his war with Iran. Elijah fled to the USA in 1987, began to attend church regularly and finally accepted Christ in 1995. He subsequently obtained a degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Since the events of September 11, 2001, Elijah has been educating US churches about Islam, the Islamic threat and how to reach Muslims for Christ. In addition to being a speaker, teacher and media personality, Elijah has trained missionaries from the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. He has also taught in the many nations around the globe and a number of closed Muslim countries. He has served as Director of two other non-profit organizations, as Minister of Missions for a local Baptist church, an Assistant. He has given a number of radio interview (Today's issues) with AFR radio, Janet Parshall show, Live the Word with John Nieder DFW. He also written couple of articles on www.battlefortruth.org. Elijah also speaks to political, conservative, and business group about exposing the Islamic agenda in the US. He loves preaching the word and call for repentance.