Christian author and apologist Nabeel Qureshi announced this week that he has been diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer.
Qureshi said he would stop traveling ministry work and cancelling any further speaking engagements, according to The Christian Post.
"This is an announcement that I never expected to make, but God in His infinite and sovereign wisdom has chosen me for this refining, and I pray He will be glorified through my body and my spirit," Qureshi wrote on his Facebook page. "My family and I have received the news that I have advanced stomach cancer, and the clinical prognosis is quite grim.
Nonetheless, we are going to pursue healing aggressively, both medical and miraculous, relying on God and the fact that He is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine."
Also this week, Qureshi released his book No God But One: Allah or Jesus? The book tackles the topic of the inconsistencies of Islam. Qureshi is a convert from Islam to Christianity.
"In the past few days my spirits have soared and sank as I pursue the Lord's will and consider what the future might look like, but never once have I doubted this: that Jesus is Lord, His blood has paid my ransom, and by His wounds I am healed," he wrote. "I have firm faith that my soul is saved by the grace and mercy of the Triune God, and not by any accomplishment or merit of my own. I am so thankful that I am a child of the Father, redeemed by the Son, and sealed in the Spirit. No, in the midst of the storm, I do not have to worry about my salvation, and for that I praise you, God."
Qureshi is still planning his next book: 20 Questions Muslims Ask and the Answers That Convert Them.
Publication date: September 1, 2016
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