Syrian Christians confessed how they converted from Islam to Christianity after witnessing the barbaric brutality of the Islamic extremist group, ISIS.
A mechanic, 23, converted to Christianity last year. In an interview with NBC News, he said he was imprisoned by ISIS for six months in early 2016 for not knowing the basics of Islam. During the imprisonment, he was tortured and forced to read the Quran.
“After I witnessed their brutality with my own eyes, I started to be skeptical about my belief,” he said.
“If ISIS represents Islam, I don’t want to be a Muslim anymore,” he said. “Their God is not my God.”
A 47-year-old farmer said in an interview with NBC how he converted to Christianity after living under ISIS for two years. He recalled how militants would terrorize anyone who didn’t adhere to their particular brand of Islam.
“I saw men and young teenagers being whipped on the streets because they were caught smoking. I saw dead bodies of young men being thrown from high buildings for being gay,” Firas said. “This was their Islam.”
“If heaven is made for ISIS and their belief, I would choose hell for myself instead of being again with them in the same place, even if it’s paradise,” he added.
Omar, 38, who serves as church administrator, said that even before ISIS overtook the region, it was strictly forbidden to change religion from Islam to Christianity. But under ISIS, converting to Christianity “wasn’t even imaginable,” he said, adding: “ISIS would kill you immediately.”
“Most of the brothers here converted or come to church as a result of what ISIS did to them and to their families,” he said. “No one is forced to convert. Our weapon is the prayer, the spreading of spirit of love, brotherhood, and tolerance.”
Source: Christian Today
Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. (Rom 13:10)
Jesus who loved us and gave himself for us has fulfilled the law.
Those Muslims who has seen the cruelty of ISIS are rejecting Islam and accepting Jesus Christ who to fulfilled salvation with real love. Hallelujah!
Lord, the Syrian people had to go through so much sorrow and mourning because of the civil war and ISIS, since 2011. Now, please let them arise with joy, singing praises to the Lord by Your Love and truth!
The Syrians will arise, following Jesus Christ, preaching the love of Jesus Christ to all nations, finishing the great commission!