Sunday, 29 November -0001 18:42

Muslim Converts Face Death in Jesus' Homeland

Written by Rev. H.A Bergsma
Recently Greg Musselman, the Associate Communications Officer for the Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), traveled to the West Bank to meet with Palestinian Christians. While there, he learned of how a Muslim convert to Christianity had recently been murdered in Nablus. It is suspected he was killed for becoming a Christian. Greg also spoke with "Mustafa," another convert, who told him that, after becoming a Christian, he received a letter with a bullet enclosed warning him to stop sharing his Christian faith or the next bullet would be for his head. He is routinely taken to a Palestinian Secret Police station where he is questioned about the identities of other Christians. Mustafa said, "One day my time will be coming very soon because to deny the Lord--I can't. To run away--I can't. So one of these days these people are going to come for me." He added, "While I know this, I also know that I'm going to be with Jesus Christ. One day I will see Him face to face, and everything I've been through will be worth it." Another believer, "Ali" (not his real name) has been in hiding for the past two years, sleeping in the open or in a bomb shelter. When he refused to return to Islam by a specific date, a contract was put on his life for fifty thousand sheckles ($15,000 Cdn). Israeli scholar Justus Weiner of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs said that life has become a living hell for Palestinian Christians. He said, "This reminds me of what it must have been for a Jew living in times of persecution, perhaps even during the pogroms or the holocaust, and I was drawn to this as a human being what these people must be going through." (From Voice of the Martyrs)

Pray for the Christians in Palestine who face a constant fear and threats of death.

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