Skip to comments.Muslims are Converting to Christianity in Record Numbers
Posted on 01/26/2018 1:04:07 PM PST by GoldenState_Rose
We are in a time of the first ever mass conversions of Muslims, Father Mitch Pacwa SJ told me in a phone interview. God is doing a mighty work among them.
Pacwa said that mass conversions are happening even in very fundamentalist countries. There is rapidly growing number of conversions especially on the edges of the Muslim world in the western and southern parts of Africa, he said. Africa is now growing predominantly Christian despite crackdowns, Pacwa said.
Some of the noteworthy countries he mentioned include Iran, reported to have 3 million Christians, and Indonesia with reports of 2 million a year converting.
In Mongolia, the president opened the country to Christians and theres even an archbishop, Pacwa said. They built a Catholic school there too. If I was younger, I would have gone. He said that the desire for a Western education was the impetus to open up the country to the Catholic Church.
There are even conversions happening in many strict Muslim countries, according to Pacwa. He did not want to go on record with particulars for fear of increased retribution. Mass conversions are also being reported among refugees that are filling up the Christian churches left empty by Europeans. Many wonder if those are authentic conversions or just a response to improving their chances for amnesty, but time will tell.
Signs of this conversion are showing up in the U.S. too, Pacwa said. I was about to celebrate Mass at a Maronite church in San Diego and I said hi to a man who introduced himself as Achmad. I asked if he was a Christian. He said: Yes, I was recently baptized. He said he from Morocco. Christians do not have the name Ahmadthats a form of Mohammad.
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I met an ex-Muslim man the other day who said he began his journey to Christ after his Korean friend invited him to church.
this news and the new poll showing that most undocumented immigrants vote republican, spells bad news for the dems
As a Protestant Im fine with them converting to being Catholic .
I’m not. It’s not Christianity.
Russian Orthodoxy Losing Out to Protestantism in North Caucasus
It's not that Russian Orthodoxy is not Christian, but the externals of the religion are so intertwined with the culture that the Gospel can get taken for granted unless it's presented in a separate context.
Going from the 7th-Century throwback faith to the True, evidence-based Christian faith, praise God!
As somebody new to the faith, why do some people consider the Catholic Church apostate?
now.... haters gonna hate.
Are you saying Catholics aren’t Christians?
I’d take issue with that.
those who do not understand the faith, will criticize the Catholic Church...
as a cradle catholic, can the church be too political? yes, but the worshippers are strong to the faith.
some have chip on their rosary.
Agreed. Year before last, I was at a church service in Penang, Malaysia and was informed that Muslims were not invited to visit. This was shocking but not surprising. To allow a local Muslim in was to invite a government raid and arrest of the apostate and the congregation was understandably tired of it.
uh oh...you just opened a pandora’s box with a question like that! ;) The Protestantism vs. Catholicism debates on FR are among the most heated and passionate on the forums.
Just know, whatever you learn: it is possible to identify with both...Both branches of Christianity are tainted with sin. Both branches have “real Christians” and “fake Christians” among them. And at this point in history, both are in need of the other to keep each other accountable to the Bible and to history.
I am a confirmed Catholic with some Protestant leanings...and I am all for worshipping with Eastern Orthodox Christians also.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) affirming Christian denominations agree with you.
Christianity and nonstop Catholic bashing ... there is a difference.
great to see they are renouncing their KKK like membership
It is 3/4 of the way there...
Its a ruse.
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