Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Converts to Christianity

Iranian Imam Receives Christ Via Satellite TV, Escapes Country

Four More Imams May Be Believers

By Mark Ellis http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

TULSA, OKLAHOMA — One of the top Islamic leaders in Iran accepted Christ and left the country after facing death threats and imprisonment, according to an Iranian pastor living in the U.S.

The imam watched satellite programming supplied by TBN Nejat TV (www.nejattv.org), according to Reza Safa, founder and president of Harvesters World Outreach. TBN Nejat TV is the first all-Christian network in the Persian language, broadcasting 24/7 into Iran and other Middle Eastern countries.

The imam called one of the phone counselors connected to TBN Nejat TV and prayed to receive Christ in early February. “The man has been watching our TV programs for the past two years,” Safa noted. “He said he has believed since he began watching the programs but his salvation was sealed through his confession.”

“This man knows all the verses of the Qur’an by heart,” he added. “After he began watching, doubt began in his heart about the Islamic faith.” The man spent nine months in prison after he questioned the violence of radical Islam. Following his release from prison, he faced numerous death threats and escaped the country.

Several other religious leaders may follow suit. “He knows four other high-ranking imams that are in the same condition and want to leave Iran,” Safa said.

The imam who fled left everything behind. “His salary was 700,000 of their monetary units every month,” Safa noted. “He was honored and respected, but when the gospel came to him he lost everything,” he noted. “Now he is a poor refugee in a foreign country.”

“God is shaking the foundation of Islam in Iran,” Safa said. “We have been praying for some of the main government officials to come to Christ and God is answering us,” he noted. “I pray God will open more doors for us to send the gospel to the Middle East.”


Muslims converts face ostracism in France

Muslims are converting to Christianity in their thousands in France but face exclusion from their families and even death threats.

Most Muslims hide their conversion and Protestant ministers do their utmost to protect new converts.

It is estimated that every year in the world some six million Muslims convert to Christianity.

The Muezzin call to prayer. But here in France it is no longer reaching all Muslim ears.

Around 15,000 Muslims each year are converting to Christianity - around 10,000 to Catholicism and 5,000 to Protestantism.

It is often a difficult and painful choice - one that can leave them excluded from their Muslim families and friends.

Pastor Schluster knows what a real taboo conversion is in the Arab world. His job is to support converts by meeting them to reassure them and help them face the isolation from their families.

Pastor Antoine Schluster, official representative of Protestant Federation for New Convert Immigrants, said "True, a conversion is not easy for the Muslims whether they are practising or not. Simply because Islam influences their daily life. And therefore they immediately have a sense of betrayal."

Comedian Siad Oujibou used to pray five times a day but found his questions about death and his desire for a God closer to him than Allah moved him to convert.

He is now a Christian pastor. But he has faced many reprisals and humiliations from his family and was even under a sentence of death.

Said Oujibou, Protestant Pastor, comedian and convert, said "We are under this law if we change our faith. In certain countries would be condemned to death because we have converted. But I haven't changed my religion. I don't believe in religion, I believe in God. And God and religion are two very different things."

Many Muslims in France hide their conversion but the trend is continuing. World wide around six million Muslims a year convert to Christianity.


Winston said...

Islam has died in Iran after the revolution. People are leaving it in masses.

Btw, did you get my youtube.com invite?

Sherry said...

Yes sir, I received the vid. Sam is getting huge! I used to have a cat that would attack my hair. LOL Thank you Winston!

Pam said...

WOW! Encouraging isn't it? Thanks for posting this info. Wouldn't it be great to have this plastered all over the mainstream media at 6pm tonight!?

Hope you are feeling better!

serendip said...

Sherry: Thank you so much for posting this awesome news about the Imam converting...there are thousands in Iran who are converting and are willing to risk their lives...If any country in the world needs Christ more than ever before, it's Iran.

Have you gotten over your sicky poo, achy feeling yet? I hope so. take care.

Jungle Mom said...

Praise be to God!

Anders Branderud said...

Of all the worlds contradicting religions – which religion is the correct one – if any?
Or are all religions correct - which would imply that the contradictions and conflicts among all religions reflect an intrinsic and internal cognitive dissonance and dysfunction within a self-contradicting Creator?"

This question is well solved in www.netzarim.co.il. That website also presents the solution to the questions of the meaning of life, life after death, etctetera.

There is a difference between the
historical first century Ribi Yehoshua ha-Mashiakh (the Messiah) and Jzus desribed in the “gospels”.

A logical analysis (found in www.netzarim.co.il (Netzarim.co.il is the website of the only legitimate Netzarim-group)) (including the logical implications of the research by Ben-Gurion Univ. Prof. of Linguistics Elisha Qimron of Dead Sea Scroll 4Q MMT) of all extant source documents of “the gospel of Matthew” (which is redacted and anti-Torah) and archeology proves that the historical Ribi Yehosuha from Nazareth and his talmidim (apprentice-students), called the Netzarim, taught and lived Torah all of their lives; and that
Netzarim and Christianity were always antithetical.
It is important to distinguish the two polar-opposites - the authentic, historical, PRO-Torah 1st-century Ribi from Nazareth and the 4th-century (post-135 C.E.), arch-antithesis ANTI-Torah apostasy developed by the Hellenists (namely the Sadducees and Roman pagans who conspired to kill Ribi YÓ™hoshua, displaced his original followers Netzarim and redacted the NT).

(Source: www.netzairm.co.il)
Study the Netzarim-website thourougly and find out the difference between the historical Ribi Yehoshua, and the antithesis Jzus. of the “gospels”.

The only way to follow the historical Ribi Yehoshua is through www.netzarim.co.il

Anders Branderud