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How Did Islam Become the Dominant Religion in Indonesia

How did Islam Become the Dominant Religion in Indonesia?

Indonesia has had every major religion in the world land on its shores. Currently Islam has reigned supreme. But before Islam arrived, Hinduism and Buddhism held control of the region through the dominant kingdoms that existed at that time. The earliest account of Indonesian Muslims is in 1292. Most likely to be Sufi version of…

Muslim comes to faith

What Happens When a Muslim Comes to Faith in Indonesia?

Usually, an Indonesian Muslim truly comes to faith when they choose to get baptized. It means that they have really counted the cost of leaving Islam to follow Christ. Counting the cost is extremely significant because they are leaving their old ways and have considered the cost of following Christ. This means that they are…

Challenges when sharing the gospel

Challenges when sharing the Gospel with Muslims from Indonesia

What is it like to share the gospel with an Indonesian Muslim? Are they receptive? Turns out there are many barriers for a Muslim to hear the gospel and believe in Jesus. These are common challenges when sharing the Gospel with Muslims in Indonesia. It is my Fate to be Muslim Many believe it is…

The 5 pillars of Islam

What are the 5 Pillars of Islam?

The religious practice of Islam (literally means submitted to God) is based off the tenants known as the 5 pillars of Islam. A Muslim is expected to adhere to each of the 5 pillars in order to please God. The pillars define the basic identity of Muslims – their faith, beliefs and practices – and…

Religions in Indonesia

The 6 Main Religions in Indonesia

There are 6 main or official religions in Indonesia (recognized by the government). Many people know that Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world, but there are 5 other religions that minority populations believe in. We will take a look at a brief overview of each one. Islam How did Indonesia become the…