Muslim Syrian refugees are converting to Christianity
Abu Radwan enters a church on the outskirts of Beirut with his wife and two kids. His wife removes the black headscarf covering her hair. It was here, a year and a half ago, that they converted to Christianity.
â€śOf course it was a difficult decision,â€ť Abu Radwan said. â€śI was born into a Muslim family.â€ť
The family is from the city of Homs in Syria. They sought refuge in Lebanon at the beginning of the war. Then two years ago, Abu Radwan said Jesus appeared to him in a dream.
â€śI started going to the church,â€ť he said. â€śI believed that Jesus was coming to help us, to save us.â€ť
Chris G P wrote: their very lives will be in danger. This is now increasing even in Western countries, because our politicians and governments are increasingly bending before the Muslim demands for sharia law and their political correctness gives Islamic authorities in their countries complete immunity to do what they want.
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I know of Muslims who have come to saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ out of Islam.
If they are true converts, they will no doubt show clear evidence of their salvation and be prepared to count the cost that is coming, as well as undertaking the dangerous task of witnessing to their previous co religionists.
At the least their family members will reject them, and more likely also their very lives will be in danger. This is now increasing even in Western countries, because our politicians and governments are increasingly bending before the Muslim demands for sharia law and their political correctness gives Islamic authorities in their countries complete immunity to do what they want.
It is also necessary for churches to faithfully disciple these converts, to warn them of what may result, and to provide their "new family" to replace their natural families that they have lost.
But others raise questions about that faith. Even some Christian leaders and other Syrian Christian refugees say they think the converts are just looking for assistance and help to immigrate to Western countries. Bishop Saliba denies this and insists that he questions potential converts to ensure their faith is genuine.
â€śWhen I see a person wishes to be Christian, I donâ€™t stop him,â€ť he said, â€śbut we try to test him.â€ť Abu Radwan, the convert, says he does get assistance from the church â€” about $200 a month. And he believes that being Christian will help his family get resettled in a Western country. â€śOf course it will be easier,â€ť he said
In context of death sentence for conversion- and other cultural problems of family shame - these look to be cause for rejoicing.
"Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth." Lk15:10