<a href="https://biblicalmissiology.org/author/ghoussney/" target="_self">Georges Houssney</a>

Georges Houssney

Georges Houssney was raised in the predominantly Muslim city of Tripoli, Lebanon. He came to faith in Jesus Christ as a teenager. Soon God grew a deep love for Muslims in his heart, and he began to sense God's call for full-time service among them. Well-known for his work supervising the translation and publication of the Bible into clear modern Arabic, Georges and his family moved from the Middle East to the United States in 1982 to minister to international students. Georges is passionate about reaching internationals here and abroad with the great news of salvation. He writes and lectures internationally about ministry to Muslims, and he strives to awaken a new generation who will proclaim the gospel boldly. Georges is founder and director of Horizons International and does Muslim evangelism training through his training Engaging Islam.

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  1. Georges Houssney

    Thank you Sethton, great verse. I will add it to a lecture i have on how not to conform to the nations. I fully agree with your comment.

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    I was just reading Jeremiah 15:19, where Jeremiah is preaching to the people of Israel. God tells him, “Let this people turn to you, but you must not turn to them.”

    Of course we should always be aware of what we’re _actually_ communicating and not just what we _think_ we’re communicating, for which social sciences can provide valuable tools. But just because people aren’t responding well doesn’t automatically mean we’re doing something wrong–the people of Israel didn’t respond to Jeremiah’s preaching because they were blind and deaf to God’s word, not because of his methodology.

    In short, we should never change God’s Word to conform to the people; rather, people need to change to conform to God’s Word.

  3. Georges Houssney

    This is a new site. Please if you have read this article we would like to know. Take a moment to express even with a word or two if you agree with this position. Feel free to elaborate.

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    I really loved this article.

    It is so true. I was educated in the social sciences, but when it comes to my faith I know that God doesn’t follow social sciences. He does what he wants. This comes to the gospel. Missions is purely for the glory of God. God saves, Missions doesn’t. We share the gospel with others so that God’s name and fame is known. If someone is saved, it’s because god elected them to be saved. If they aren’t, it’s because God didn’t elect them. God is in control.

    The result of this is that we do not rely on social sciences, or our own strategies in Missions, but rely on totally what God gave us to do.

    The only appropriate use of social sciences is to simply examine what God has already done, not to predict what he will or will not do.

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