Muslims turning to the Religion of Freedom
Jan 12, 2017
One of the side effects of Islamic violence and terrorism is the disillusionment of Muslims themselves. Many of them have been forced to see Islam for what it is—when those who take its teachings seriously show and prove to them that its so-called “love” is actually a form of violence and force.
Many Muslims themselves are thus turning to Christ, often in droves, filling many empty European churches with refugees who are very interested in what they see as the Religion of Freedom.
Thousands of Muslims are turning to Jesus Christ and what they view as the “religion of freedom” amid ongoing bloodshed in the Middle East, reports indicate. Some churches hope that millions of people will accept Christ amid a “spiritual hunger” that is forming in the wake of persecution.
Voice Of the Martyrs Canada, which supports Christian radio broadcasts in the region, told BosNewsLife that despite the mass exodus of Christians from Iraq and Syria due to terrorism, persecution, and war, scores of Muslims are making the decision to embrace Christianity.
“There are thousands upon thousands coming to Christ,” VOMC revealed. “We are in regular contact with our FM stations in Iraq and have talked with many people who have family in the Middle East.”
“Some of our Middle Eastern broadcasters have shared testimonies [about many turning to Christ] with us, which they hear directly from listeners when visiting there …”
In Iran, Christian house churches are regularly targeted and shut down by the nation’s Islamic government. Despite this persecution, mission group Elam Ministries revealed that Christians have been growing in terms of numbers, and today estimates suggest there are 360,000 believers in Iran – up from only 500 in 1979.
“Church leaders believe that millions can be added to the church in the next few years — such is the spiritual hunger that exists and the disillusionment with the Islamic regime,” Elam Ministries stated.
Certainly, there are immigrants coming to the West who have terrorist motives, and others who intend to Islamicize the West. But in spite of all the bad news about Islamic terrorism, the zealots of Islam are only driving many Muslims to Christ. But since they know that converting to Christ could cause them to be put to death in their own countries, many want to immigrate to the West, where they can be free to search for an alternative to the Religion of Bondage.
Of course, only a small fraction of these Muslim immigrants are turning to Christ, but their numbers are significant enough to keep these Christian ministries quite busy. Just wait until the Spirit is poured out in a greater way! It is time to begin preparing our hearts for the next Great Commission.
Dr. Stephen Jones