Moussa Koné is from the Ivory Coast in West Africa and was desperately searching for the assurance of salvation. Like many Muslims, he was afraid of going to hell, but was tortured by a promiscuous lifestyle and could not find freedom from the heavy chains that bound him.
Deliverance did come as Moussa received the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour through studying the Koan and by a visitation from a “supernatural being”.
He says: “I was looking for my salvation like a sick person seeks healing, but I could not find an effective remedy with the Koran even though I studied through all of the 114 suras (chapters). I examined them one by one, and there was not one that could tell me with undeniable certainty that I would go to paradise.”
He searched the Korean for answers and assurance and made an amazing disocvery.
“I opened my Koran to sura 2, where it says; “Say ye: We believe in God, and the revel-ation given to us, and to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and that given to Moses and Jesus, that given to (all) Prophets from their Lord; We make no difference between one and another of them: And we bow to God (in Islam).”
“Now, I understood: God gave His book to Moses and Jesus. The Koran was therefore telling me not to make any difference between these books and that of Muslims, and to submit myself to the will of God.”
Moussa continued his meditations in the Koran and read in the fifth sura verse 46:
“And in their footsteps we sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the Law that had come before him: We sent him the Gospel: Therein was guidance and light, and confirmation of the Law that had come before him: A guidance and an admonition to those who fear God.”
Moussa was deeply touched by the fact that the Koran declared God himself gave the Gospel to Jesus, and that the Gospel is the guidance and the light for all the people.
Moussa decided to continue his research on the person of Jesus: “Koran commentators agree that ‘holy’ means ‘without sin’. In the 114 suras, I discovered that five titles are attributed to Jesus. These titles are different from those applied and are, in fact, greater than the titles of all others. He is called (1) the Messiah, and (2) the Son of Mary, because nobody knew Him to have a human father. Mohammed is called the “son of Abdallah”, but Jesus is called (3) the Apostle of God, (4) the Spirit of God and (5) the Word of God, one of those close to God, who was honoured on this earth and beyond.”
“In the 114 suras of the Koran, no sin is attributed to him. Adam’s sin can be found in verse 36 (in some translations) of the second sura; the sin of Moses in sura 28, and Jonah’s sin is mentioned in sura 37. In sura 40 [verse 55 according to some translations] Mohammed is commanded to ‘ask protection and forgiveness for your fault’.”
“I said to myself, “Even my beloved Mohammed sinned. So, how is it that Jesus never sinned? Why is He above all the other prophets?”
At first Moussa was indignant and jealous for his faith, but he could not help but respect Jesus. He marvelled that Jesus lived on this earth for more than 30 years, and yet there is no mention of His sins.
During this time, some Christians approached Moussa. They claimed that Jesus was crucified and that their sins had been forgiven as a result of His sacrifice.
“The Koran asserts in the third sura verse 48 (or verse 55, according to some versions), ‘God said to Jesus: I will make you taste death, I will raise you unto me.’ When I pondered that statement, ‘I will make you taste death’, I said to myself, ‘This resembles the crucifixion’. And the words ‘I will raise you unto me’ reminded me of the resurrection from the dead and Jesus’ ascension to heaven to sit at the right hand of God.”
“After all these revelations, I did not know what to do. I tried to go out in the evenings but it was no longer exciting. I could not eat. I was morose because I knew I was not saved. Therefore, one evening I said, “If these trials I am going through are of God, then he should prove it to my physically. He should show me what to do. That evening, I spoke to God in Jula, my native language and not in Arabic this time. I told him this: “My father is an Imam. When I am with him, I lead the prayers. All my uncles are Imams. I am the descendant of an Imam. For that reason, I cannot abandon Islam.”
“I then turned off the light but all of a sudden another light appeared in my room. Someone was there. Initially I was scared but afterwards his presence did not frighten me any longer. The Being in question approached me and placed his hand on my right shoulder. I remember that episode as though it happened only yesterday.”
“He spoke to me, saying that all I needed to know had already been revealed to me and it was my personal decision to either believe or not. After this, everything became dark again. I looked all over my room for this Being but I could not find him anywhere.”
“Eventually I knocked on the door of my neighbour, a Dane. He came out of his room, his eyes reddened by sleep. He appeared drunk. I asked him if he had been to my room a few seconds earlier. He answered, “Are you crazy? What could I have come to your room for at such a time?” I apologized to him and returned to my room. I could not sleep the whole night as I was overwhelmed by the vision.”
Moussa that continued to have another vision, and his full story can be read here: http://bissettv.tripod.com/kone-eng.htm