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400 Radical Muslims embrace Jesus as their Savior in Nigeria

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They’re worse than the members of the Boko Haram terrorist group, as far as Nigerian authorities are concerned. These are the radical Fulani Islamic herdsmen who have killed more people in Nigeria than any other terrorist and insurgent groups in the African country, according to a Lagos-based intelligence consulting firm in 2014. Considering the atrocious record of this Islamist group, it came as a big surprise when more than 400 Fulanis in Nigeria recently converted to Christianity and vowed to promote peace in their country, Christian Today reported Monday. Among the Fulanis who embraced Jesus, seven were even ordained. The Rev. Copper Sebok, who leads COCIN Church Panyam in Plateau State, made the announcement on April 30 during a meeting attended by the Fulani converts. Addressing the new followers of Christ, Sebok called on them to preach the gospel of peace to their fellow Fulanis to stem the spate of violence in the country. Sebok said the Fulanis’ conversion debunked the notion that…

256 Muslims come to Christ in Mbale

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A gospel crusade in Mbale ended with 256 new converts from Islam to Christianity, Pastor Stephen Waiswa of Bible Evangelism Ministries says. In his remarks on 9th March 2019, Pastor Stephen said the crusade was conducted at multiple locations within Mbale including; Nile view Casino, Namakwekwe and Nakaloke.  “We have fought a good fight, until the end, I ask God to bless everyone who supported this mission, we finished the mission – with 256 new converts from Islam to Christianity,” he said. As this website often reports, many evangelical organizations, across the country, engage in evangelism to Muslims. It should, however, be noted that several converts often resort to secrecy to survive after receiving threats from their counterparts. This concern over safety proves the greatest complication in assessing the number of Muslims converting to Christianity in several nations, according to the Center for the Study of Global Christianity. “Many of these converts keep their new faith a secret…

Quran with Christian commentary to be released

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An International Christian media and publishing company is releasing a new edition of the Qur’an, complete with “Christian commentary” intended to help “pastors and missionaries who minister among Muslims.” The Quran with Christian Commentary: A Guide to Understanding the Scripture of Islam by Gordon D. Nickel provides in-text notes to explain the meaning of various surahs (chapters) and ayat (verses), their interpretive history and significance in Muslim thought, and similarities and differences when compared to biblical passages. Zondervan, the publisher, says the work is “factual, respectful of Muslims, and insightful on issues about which Muslims and Christians disagree.” “Professors and students in courses on Islam and the Quran will find this to be an invaluable resource, as will pastors and missionaries who minister among Muslims. Written at a readable level, any Christian who wants to learn more about Islam and the Quran will find it to be a rich and informative introduction,” th…

Muslims in Buikwe are turning to Jesus: Pastor testifies

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Pastor Stephen Waiswa of Bible Evangelism Ministries – Kawempe leading a Muslim to Christ in Prayer. Courtesy Photo. By Our Reporter Founder of Bible Evangelism Ministries, Pastor Stephen Waiswa has reported multiple conversions from Islam to Christianity in Buikwe District. Stephen, who uses gospel debates (better referred to as apologetic discussions), to share various biblical facts and truths, revealed in an update October 11 that he registered 45 new converts. This, the preacher explained, was from “the nearest mosque at Kiyindi landing site” in Buikwe District. The crusade lasted close to 5 days, starting 8th October, 2018. Despite of the opposition he encounters, Pastor Stephen Waiswa earlier stipulated that he has dedicated his life to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ within Muslim communities around Uganda. He is a former Muslim who studied in Iran, one of the staunch Islamic countries in the Middle East. “Buikwe! Muslims are converting every day! We shall settle other thi…

Muslim-dominated Sudan to teach Christianity in public schools

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Sudanese Minister of Education Mohamed El Amin El-Toam at the press forum of the Sudan News Agency. (SUNA) By Male Marvin Sudanese Minister of Education Mohamed Al-Amin Al-Toam says that his ministry will consider the appointment of Christian teachers to teach Christianity nationwide. Christian persecution watchdog Morning Star News revealed in its report published March 6, 2020 that the policy is one of several new faith freedom initiative attempts in Sudan since the collapse of the 30-year Islamist regime of former President Omar al-Bashir. Morning Star News revealed that Christianity has not been taught in public schools in Sudan for more than 30 years. “Prohibiting the teaching of Christianity at government schools due to lack of Christian teachers appointed by the governments, Bashir had left instruction on Christianity to churches,” the report reads. Al-Toam also told church leaders that the government is considering excluding Christian holidays and Sundays in national exam scheduling…

Uganda: General Elly Tumwine says he gave his life to Christ

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General Elly Tumwine who was shot in the head during the 80s, and also bitten three times by venomous snakes says he was able to miraculously recover due to the power of prayer. The high-ranking member of the Ugandan military and professional artist, revealed during a meeting with hundreds of Pentecostal Pastors in Wakiso District that Christ is his personal Lord and Saviors and that “prayer has power beyond what you can imagine.” “One of the things that made me commit my life to the Lord Jesus Christ was to thank God for my life. And I feel free to share it because of my mother’s prayers. I am still alive because I have a duty to accomplish in this world,” he said at the Worship House – Nansana. Reports show that General Elly Tumwine interrupted his teaching career in 1978 to join the FRONASA forces led by incumbent President Yoweri Museveni to fight the Idi Amin regime. In 1981, when Museveni went to the bush to form the National Resistance Army (NRA), Elly Tumwine went with him. “We go…

Tanzania declares 3 days of prayer against Covid-19: Churches are open

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Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli. COURTESY PHOTO. By Aaron Sseruyigo Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli has declared three days of national prayers against the novel coronavirus, saying “the Almighty who has power over all things” can save the nation from the pandemic that has affected millions globally. Magufuli wrote on his official twitter handle Thursday as the country recorded 6 new cases, taking the total number to 94 with 11 recoveries and 4 deaths. “Fellow Tanzanians, following the coronavirus pandemic, I urge you to use these three days from April 17 to April 19, to pray to the almighty Lord who has power over all things to save us from this disease. Let us all pray, each in their own faith, he will listen,” the President tweeted. Earlier, local media sources reported that President Magufuli ordered for the closure of schools, colleges and universities in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus in Tanzania. He also suspended sporting events and banned all public gat…

From Islam to Christianity

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Hear the remarkable testimony of Florenc (Lenci) Mene, who grew up in Communist Albania, and converted to Islam as a teenager, dropped out of school to attend a Muslim madrassa full time, and eventually converted to Christianity, making the decision to follow Jesus. Lenci is now a Ph.D. student at the University of Edinburgh in textual criticism. His goal is to be able to answer Muslim objections to Christian faith—particularly that the text of the bible has been hopelessly corrupted over the centuries of copying the bible. Episode TranscriptScott Rae: Welcome to the podcast, Think Biblically conversations on faith and culture. I'm your host, Scott Rae, dean of the Faculty and Professor of Christian Ethics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. We're here today with a very special guest. He's come all the way to Biola's campus from his home in Albania. His name is Florence Mene, he's a fascinating young man. He's currently a pHd student in New Testame…