“I have heard of the Bible, but have been forbidden to read it. I want to know the truth because I do not want to die and go to hell.” Saeed honestly said.
I met a dear friend, Nathan, that preaches the gospel to the people of China at a conference in Indiana. I returned to my stateside home in GA and a few months later, I receive a text message from China. Nathan told me that he witnessed to a young man that lives in China from Saudi Arabia Saeed, the young Saudi, took the tract that Nathan gave him, and then chased him down telling Nathan that he wants to learn more. Saeed wanted to read the Bible in Arabic and wanted the right version to read. I told him the correct version and then learned of his family and how he had no freedom to question Islam in Saudi Arabia, which is said to be the land that is the heart of Islam. Saeed is a thinker and said that he wants to find the truth for himself. Hence, he told me he didn’t want to go to the fire. He started in Matthew and is now in the gospel of John. He only started about 3 weeks ago and he adamantly seeks the truth.
Many in the world seek the truth of God, but do not know where to turn. In majority Muslim countries, the freedom of religion is limited. In some Islamic countries they say it’s fine to “change your religion.” If you change from another to Islam, that’s okay, but if you change from Islam to Christianity, that is a big problem and can even be used to press criminal charges. One could even be killed by family or someone that was close for such a change.
I thank the Lord for orchestrating events so Saeed can hear the truth. Imagine, a young Muslim from Saudi, goes to China, and is witnessed to through an American missionary and then God connects us all to see the name of Christ glorified. The Lord came to seek and to save those that are lost. Take part in spreading the gospel of Christ to those you think may not listen, but could be ready to learn. Be open to the need of others around you. Learn about the need of Christ in the world. It is said that the least evangelized religious group is the followers of Islam. Pray the Lord works in the lives of people to give them a desire to seek Him. Consider being a witness to see Christ magnified in Muslim majority countries. Will you be used to answer their need with the saving Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ?
- Some names have been changed to protect identities