Monday, March 6, 2017

Syrian Muslim Refugees Convert to Christianity; Many in Lebanon Sure Jesus Came,Saved Them

Many Syrian Muslims who fled their war-torn country and found refuge in Lebanon have converted to Christianity, despite life threats and incidents of attacks on new converts, the Christian Post website reports today (March 6, 2017).

George Saliba, Bishop of the Syrian Orthodox Church in Lebanon, said he has baptized around 100 Muslim Syrian refugees since the start of the civil war in Syria in March of 2011.

Abu Radwan, who fled the city of Homs in Syria and was baptized by Bishop Saliba in Beirut, was quoted as saying that Jesus appeared to him in a dream two years ago. "I started going to church. I believed that Jesus was coming to help us, to save us."

Muslim refugees are turning to Jesus in spite of the fact that doing so is extremely risky. Radwan was once stabbed while he was coming home from the church. The attackers were Syrian Muslims from his own tribe. His wife still wears a hijab outside of church for her safety.

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