Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Christian Revival in the Muslim World

By Mike White,
published Aug 23, 2007


"Through the centuries Christians have shared their faith with Muslims-the same as they have with any group of people. Often it is been with little result. Although there may still be countless Muslims who are not interested in Christ, things are changing. Various sources report that although there may be many Muslims not interested in the gospel of Jesus Christ, there is a Christian revival, as Arabs, young and old alike, educated and those who are not educated are turning to Christ. Those who do often pay a heavy price for their new faith.

"I see many Arabic-speaking people turning to Christ, accepting Him as Lord and Savior," Nizar Shaheen, host of Light for the Nations, a Christian program seen throughout the Muslim world, said as reported on the website, www.cbn.com. "It's happening all over the Arab world. It's happening in North Africa. It's happening in the Middle East....in the Gulf countries....Canada and the United States."

Other experts say that that current Christian revival among Muslims is unprecedented, among all age groups, educational backgrounds, and among male and females.

One such convert is Achmad Muhammed, a Wahhabi sheik, who came from one of the most violent forms of Islam, a man who hated Christians and the Christian church. He now says that since he committed his life to Jesus Christ, He forgave his sins and gave him eternal life and peace.

A part of the evangelical spark among Muslims involves atheistic China. Chinese house churches, in the country which greatly persecute Christians, plan to send 100,000 through many Muslim nations and back to Israel.

The evangelization of the Muslim world has also involved the work of evangelists, satellite television, and the Internet.

Christine Darg, author of The Jesus Visions: Signs and Wonders in the Muslim World, said God is revealing throughout the Arab world how that God let His Son die on the cross and be raised again from the dead to provide the forgiveness of sins for the whole world-including Muslims.

Muslims who do become Christians, however, can face persecution, discrimination, or even martyrdom."

from:
http://tinyurl.com/5um8d4

4 comments:

thekingpin68 said...

Other experts say that current Christian revival among Muslims is unprecedented, among all age groups, educational backgrounds, and among male and females.

Well, perhaps there is some good news in regard to Christian growth for a change.

jeleasure said...

Hey Jeff,
There have always been Islamic extremist who put any woman to death for converting to anything from Islam.
Recently, this week I believe, some Islamic country has made it absolute death for any member of Islam to convert to anything other than Islam. This is possibly in response to the growing number of conversions to Christianity you are reporting.
Jim

Jeff said...

Russ,

Well, perhaps there is some good news in regard to Christian growth for a change.

Yeah, it seems to be happening world-wide. Possibly another sign that the end times are near.

Jeff said...

Jim,

Hey Jeff,
There have always been Islamic extremist who put any woman to death for converting to anything from Islam.
Recently, this week I believe, some Islamic country has made it absolute death for any member of Islam to convert to anything other than Islam. This is possibly in response to the growing number of conversions to Christianity you are reporting.
Jim


Actually, under Sharia (Islamic law), which some countries are governed by, it is an automatic death sentence to convert to another religion. This is nothing new; it is standard in a country which is run by Islamic law. The Qu'ran (Koran) confirms this.

From Wikipedia:
"In most interpretations of Sharia, conversion by Muslims to other religions is strictly forbidden and is termed 'apostasy.' Muslim theology equates apostasy to treason, and in most interpretations of sharia, the penalty for apostasy is death."

Saying anything against Muhammad can also bring imprisonment or worse.