Scores of Muslims Turning to Christ in Middle East; Churches Expecting ‘Millions’ of Converts

[Anything to this? It could totally disrupt Vatican “interreligious dialogue” with Muslims.]
www.christianpost.com/news/scores-of-muslims-turning-to-christ-in-middle-east-churches-expecting-millions-of-converts-172723/
by Stoyan Zaimov, Jan 9, 2017

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 …”

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3 comments on “Scores of Muslims Turning to Christ in Middle East; Churches Expecting ‘Millions’ of Converts

  1. Cyprians says:

    Anything to this? It could totally disrupt Vatican “interreligious dialogue” with Muslims.

    “Comme ci, comme ca (so-so)” to the above question and comment.

    I presume that FrankenPope would repeat his screed againt proselytism and double-down on the need for dialogue with Muslims as well as say something such as the following from Why Are So Many Muslim Refugees In Europe Suddenly Finding Jesus (The Daily Beast, 5/25/16):

    Not all church communities are equally excited about this new development, however.

    Some church leaders question the integrity of the new stream of conversions, which may be undertaken under subtle—or not so subtle—pressure.

    Pastor Gerhard Scholte of the Reformed Keizersgracht Church, who also heads up the refugee task force of combined Amsterdam churches, says, “conversion to Christianity is not promoted in our church, so we see very little of it.” From his point of view, “Everyone is a child of God,” whether baptized or not. “Faith should not be conditional,” he says.

    Indeed, Scholte suggests that conversion on a large scale may verge on abuse. “It is taking advantage of people in weak positions and it’s all about the figures,” Scholte says, “That is abhorrent to me.”

  2. I’d put a couple crates of Morton salt next to any pile of reports about this alleged development. Just in case.

    Perhaps a few singular conversions are authentic. Those do occur all the time.

    But not in the amount being reported.

    Compared to the Iraqi and Syrian neighborhoods, the Aztec empire looked like a day at the beach. And, no, I don’t mean every town or village. But, generally, from what I’ve learned from GIs and Marines who’ve been there, it’s a VERY tough piece of real estate and, essentially, a totally insane environment wherever moose-limb fundamentalists run the joint.

  3. I’d be very cautious about all this. Given that they’re not allowed to read the Bible or convert to Christianity without facing death as a punishment, it doesn’t seem likely that they’d all suddenly convert out of the blue. It’s more likely that some individuals are genuine with a bunch of plants just like the “refugees”. Muslims are allowed to lie as is deemed necessary.
    When you compare this to Joseph Fadelle who is still under a death sentence for having converted, you need to step back and think about it. He wrote about it in a book called “The Price to Pay”.
    Are they doing like the Jews who “converted” but were still really Jews?
    Also, what “christianity” are they converting to? I haven’t read this story, but it sounds similar to recent ones where Muslims had many dreams about Jesus. They may be genuine. but they may also be a con or something more like Medjugorje.

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