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Millions of Muslims Turning to Christ

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More Muslims have converted to faith in Jesus Christ over the past decade than at any other time in human history. 

In December 2001, Sheikh Ahmad al Qataani, a leading Saudi cleric, appeared on a live interview on Al-Jazeera satellite television to confirm that, sure enough, Muslims were turning to Jesus in alarming numbers. “In every hour, 667 Muslims convert to Christianity,” Al Qataani warned. “Every day, 16,000 Muslims convert to Christianity. Every year, 6 million Muslims convert to Christianity.” 

Stunned, the interviewer interrupted the cleric. “Hold on! Let me clarify. Do we have six million converting from Islam to Christianity?” Al Qataani repeated his assertion. “Every year,” the cleric confirmed, adding, “a tragedy has happened.”

Chuck Colson says, “It is possible the sheikh was inflating his numbers to incite a reaction against Christianity. But clearly, something is happening.”

One of the most dramatic developments is that many Muslims — including Shiites in Iran and Iraq — are seeing dreams and visions of Jesus and thus coming into churches explaining that they have already converted and now need a Bible and guidance on how to follow Jesus.

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Most of these are from Joel C. Rosenberg’s book Epicenter, quoted by Chuck Colson, and from the website Islam Watch.

Afghanistan: There were only 17 Christians from Islam in Afghanistan in 2001. But there are more than 10,000 believers at present. Every week dozens of baptisms being held there.

Kazakhstan: In 1990, there were only three known Christians in Kazakhstan but now there are more than 15,000..

Uzbekistan: In 1990, there were no known Christians in Uzbekistan, and now there are more then 30,000.

Iraq: More than 5,000 Muslim converts to Christianity have been identified since the end of major combat operations, according to Islam Watch, with 14 new churches opened in Baghdad, and dozens of new churches opened in Kurdistan, some of which have 500 to 800 members. Also, more than one million Bibles shipped into the country since 2003, and pastors report Iraqis are snatching them up so fast they constantly need more Bibles.

Egypt: Around a million believed in Jesus over the past decade in Egypt. The Egyptian Bible Society used to sell about 3,000 copies of the JESUS film a year in the early 1990s and now they have sold 600,000.

Iran: There were only 500 Christians in Iran on 1979, but today, interviews with over two dozen Iranian pastors and church leaders reveals that there are at least 100,000 and possibly many many more, most of whom meet in underground house churches. 

Sudan:  More than one million have converted since 2000, and some 5 million have become Christians since the early 1990s. 

India: More than 10,000 Muslims accepted Jesus Christ as their personal saviour throughout India during the last year.

Russia: According to the website Islam Watch, in Russia, some two million ethnicMuslims converted to Christianity last year.

Turkey: 35,000 Muslims accepted Jesus.

Algeria:  More than 80,000 Muslims have turned to Christ in recent years.

Morocco: Newspaper articles openly worry that 25,000 to 40,000 Muslims have become followers of Christ in recent years.

France: 10,000 French Muslims have come to accept Jesus.

These countries aren’t necessarily Muslim, but we thought you might find the information equally of interest.

China: Missions researcher David Barrett says the country with the most rapid Christian expansion ever is China where there are 10,000 new Christian converts every day.

North Korea: Open Doors sources in North Korea estimate that there are 40,000-60,000 Christians in the country.

Mongolia: In 1989 there were only 4 known Christians living in Mongolia. Now there are an estimated 10,000

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2 Responses to “Millions of Muslims Turning to Christ”

  1. sosamma Thomas Says:

    It is the sign of IInd coming of Jesus that every knee shal bow and every tongue confess that Jesus christ is Lord

  2. Aaron Says:

    Whatever thomas has said is absolutely perfect

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