Muslims in Russia Converting to Christianity
Newly Published Scripture Strengthens Christians from Muslim Background
Russian Ministries reports that scores of Muslims in Russia are converting to Christianity. “Revival is taking place one heart at a time in these post-Soviet republics where ethnic people are historically tied to Islam. God is working, revealing Himself through visions and dreams, as well His Word.” While there have not been many reports of persecution of these believers, one wonders if that may begin as they “come out” with their new faith. If history is any indication, that is a definite possibility.
By Jeremy Reynalds
06/19/13 Russia (AssistNews)- Russian Ministries has published the Message of Glory New Testament, a new attempt to provide God’s Word and encourage revival among people from a Muslim background in the former Soviet Union.
According to a news release from Russian Ministries, of all the cities of Europe, Moscow ranks first in the highest number of Muslims. Post-Soviet republics are gaining international notoriety with ties to terrorist groups and activities.
When reports of radical Islam grab widespread media attention, Russian Ministries said most people conclude that Christianity is not making headway in appealing to Islamics.
However, the ministry said, the untold story is the number of people from a Muslim background who are quietly turning to Christ.
According to Russian Ministries, Roman Silyantev, a Russian expert on Islam, estimates that more than two million people from various ethnic Muslim backgrounds have converted from Islam to Christianity in Russia.
In contrast, Silantev estimates that the number of ethnic Russians who have converted to Islam is between two thousand and five thousand.