ICC Note: The Daily Beast has reported that thousands of Muslim refugees are coming to Christ in Europe. Many have escaped hateful wars of Islamic jihad and have become disillusioned to their own religion. A German pastor referred to the conversions as “a gift from God” as he said 1,200 Muslims had embraced Christianity in the last three years.
06/04/2016 Europe (Mohabat News): A report by The Daily Beast claims thousands of Muslim refugees living in countries like Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark, are converting to Christianity and getting baptized.
The pastor of a German congregation in Berlin told the online publication that the conversions were “a gift from God” and said 1,200 Muslims, mainly from Afghanistan and Iran, have embraced the Christian faith in the last three years.
Earlier this year, Albert Babajan, pastor of a Pentecostal congregation in Hamburg, Germany, said many refugees escaping from Muslim-dominated countries expressed their disappointment about Islam.
One convert told a local Germany newspaper, “In Iran I began to look into various religions. Then I really asked myself why I live all the time in fear.”
One Persian-speaking congregation claimed more than 600 people got baptized this year alone. Benjamin, an Iranian convert to Christianity, was one those who got baptized at the church during a recent Sunday service.
He told German television ARD, “Today my new life begins. Now I belong to Jesus.”
Muslims who convert and leave Islam face a very real potential for violence and even death. A 20-year-old Afghan, who arrived in Germany late last year and converted to Christianity, told NPR he was fearful about being deported back to Afghanistan.
“If my country were safe, that wouldn’t be a problem,” Rahimi told the reporter. “But it isn’t, and if I return, my life will be in danger.”