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Religion News Service: Baptist slams the deceptive “camel method” designed to convert Muslims


Submitted by Mustafa Šuvalija

Baptist slams `camel method’

Ergun Caner, a former Muslim who is president of Liberty Theological Seminary, has called a method used by fellow Southern Baptists to spread the gospel a form of “heresy.”

Associated Baptist Press reports that Caner, who considers Islam a false religion, rejected the so-called “Camel Method” in a podcast interview on the SBCToday blog.

“You can’t start an evangelistic enterprise based on deception,” Caner said. “I just can’t imagine that type of lying, and that’s exactly what I call it.”

The “Camel Method” uses the Quran as a bridge for sharing the gospel with Muslims and draws on a familiar legend in Islam. “The story goes that every good Muslim knows 99 names for Allah, but there is a 100th name that was revealed only to the camel,” writes ABP. That name is Jesus, or “Isa” in Arabic.

The method was developed by Kevin Greeson, who has served with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board since 1993, who told ABP he created it after he initially was unsuccessful in converting Muslims.

Source: RNS

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  1. Amy

    February 15, 2010 at 5:34 PM

    Now that’s ironic because anyone who has read Caner’s book can see how he approves other “types” of lying apparently.

  2. Jalal Mughal

    February 16, 2010 at 6:43 AM

    Ha Ha Ha…the Baptist “Theory” is at first “reverse psychology” and secondly a JOKE…i just cant stop laughing especially if these words spew out of a shrewd Christian church dude/

  3. elham

    February 16, 2010 at 10:42 AM

    christians subhannallah can be the funniest things that Allah swt has placed on the earth, just some of the things that come out of their mouths is hilarious.Its unbelievable.

    I guess believing in something as senseless as a ‘ 3 in 1 god’ your whole life can make you think every body else is as dumb.

    Alhamdulilah for the blessing of Islam!

    the name Isa doesnt even have anything to do with the other 99 Names and Attributes of Allah swt

    -Also what is it with the camel?

  4. Ibn Mikdad

    February 16, 2010 at 3:34 PM

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu,

    Elham, to answer your question, I have no idea. They simply “claim” that the 100th name was told to the camel!



  5. noon

    February 17, 2010 at 12:51 PM

    i read a sociology/anthropology book about islam in college – the (non-muslim) author went to morocco to do his study about islam and that camel anecdote was one of the things he came up with. forget the name of the book.

  6. musa

    February 19, 2010 at 10:42 AM

    Watch ergun caner . funny

  7. Mohammad Khan

    February 22, 2010 at 6:43 AM

    Ergun Caner’s devout Muslim background is questionable. He has spoken many lies and there are over 50 inaccurate statements he makes regarding his background and heritage. Thus – his claim of being a former Muslim can easily be disproven.

    Please go to to find out more.

  8. Naseer

    April 4, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    What you said just proves that things you believe in are lies and hallucinations. But I still won’t allow you to spout your venom here.

  9. Hebah Ahmed

    January 2, 2011 at 5:12 AM

    And which great linguist spoke enough “camel” to be able to share with the rest of this the elusive 100th name? La Hawla We la Quwata Illa BilLah!

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