Muslim refugees fleeing the increasing violence in their home countries and cities are shedding their Islamic religion for Christianity.
As European countries accept the migrants, the migrants, in turn, accept Jesus. They’re the driving force behind a growing revival in long-struggling churches.
“European churches have struggled for decades to share the gospel with modern secular Europeans,” Matthew Kaemingk, a professor at the Fuller Theological Seminary in Seattle, told Fox News. “They have found Muslim immigrants to be much more open to the message of Christianity.”
As migrants leave behind everything they’ve ever known, the church becomes a beacon of hope.
“Their sense of homelessness is not only geographical, it is spiritual. Churches who offer these Muslims real and meaningful hospitality are seeing some surprising results,” Kaemingk said.
But some Pentecostal leaders question the authenticity of the salvations.
“I have people begging me to help them become Christian,” Pastor Said Deeb at the Church of God said. He said scores of refugees approach him each week. “They think it will help them claim asylum abroad. They say ‘just baptize me, I will believe in whoever just to leave here’.”
Deeb doesn’t mind telling them about Jesus, no matter their reason for seeking him out.
“But even if they come for the food and clothing, we see that God changes their hearts,” he said. “We never force anyone into the religion; it must be their choice, they must accept Jesus.”
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SOURCE: Charisma News