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Muslims Coming to Christ

Muslims Coming to Christ

Kerby Anderson


            It is amazing how many Muslims are coming to Christ. As I have been doing radio interviews on my new book, A Biblical Point of View on Islam, I have been talking about these conversions and hear some encouraging stories.


            But I am not the only person who is noticing the increasing number of conversions. Joel Rosenberg in his book Epicenter describes some amazing stories of Muslims converting to Christianity. For example, in Algeria more than 80,000 Muslims have committed their lives to Christ in a last few years. While this is considered the birthplace of Augustine, it is hardly a Christian country today. In fact, the Muslim clerics in this country have actually banned evangelism.


            There are newspaper articles in Morocco that worry that perhaps as many as 40,000 Muslims have converted to Christianity in the last few years. Even if the estimated figure of 25,000 conversions is more accurate, you can easily see that we are witnessing quite a conversion to Christianity even in Muslim countries in the Middle East.


            There is equally encouraging news from Europe. Islam Watch reports that about two million ethnic Muslims in Russia have converted to Christianity just in the last year. Ten thousand French Muslims have converted, as have 35,000 Turkish Muslims.


            The reason for this is simple. Muslims desire to know God. In my book, I talk about a study done at an evangelical seminary. They asked hundreds of former Muslims why they converted to Christianity. The number one reason is that they wanted a personal relationship with God. Allah (the god of Islam) is distant and transcendent. You cannot know him personally.


            By contrast, the God of Christianity is personal and knowable. We can call God "our father who art in heaven." We can experience God's love. Perhaps the most famous verse in the New Testament reminds us: "God so loved the world that He gave His only Son." When we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord we can know God personally and be saved.


So it is important that when we talk to our Muslim friends to talk about the love of God. I'm Kerby Anderson, and that's my point of view.