From Islam to Christianity

August 13, 2008 at 11:29 am | Posted in Teaching | 3 Comments

Jonathan Hunt, one of the Fox News contributors, did an interview with Mosab Hassan Yousef, the 30-year-old son of a Hamas leader.

You should definitely read the article here.

Here are three quotes from Yousef that I found striking:

Now, here’s the reality: after I studied Christianity — which I had a big misunderstanding about, because I studied about Christianity from Islam, which is, there is nothing true about Christianity when you study it from Islam, and that was the only source.

When I studied the Bible carefully verse by verse, I made sure that that was the book of God, the word of God for sure, so I started to see things in a different way, which was difficult for me, to say Islam is wrong.

The second one answer’s Hunt’s question: How difficult a process has this been for you to effectively walk away from your family, leave your home behind? How difficult is that?”

Taking your skin off your bones, that’s what happened. I love my family, they love me. And my little brothers, they’re like my sons. I raised them. Basically, it was the biggest decision in my life.

I left everything behind me, not only family. When you decide to convert to Christianity or any other religion from Islam, it’s not (enough) to just say goodbye and leave, you know? It’s not like that. You’re saying goodbye to culture, civilization, traditions, society, family, religion, God — what you thought was God for so many years! So it’s not easy. It’s very complicated. People think it’s that easy, like it doesn’t matter. Now I’m here in the U.S. and I got my freedom and it’s great, but at the same time, nothing is like family, you know.

The third one is in answer to Hunt’s question: Do you believe that Israel can ever strike a peace deal with Hamas?”

There is no chance. Is there any chance for fire to co-exist with the water? There is no chance. Hamas can play politics for 10 years, 15 years; but ask any one of Hamas’ leaders, ‘Okay, what’s going to happen after that? Are you just going to live and co-exist with Israel forever?’ The answer is going to be no … unless they want to do something against the Koran. But it’s their ideology and they can’t just say ‘We’re not going to do it.’ So there is no chance. It’s not about Israel, it’s not about Hamas: it’s about both ideologies. There is no chance.

This guy took a big risk – not only accepting Christ’s claims to be true, but then going public about it as well.

When was the last time you took a huge risk for the sole purpose of glorifying God?

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  1. I can’t fathom making that decision. In some areas the will put you in prison & condemn you to death for converting from Islam to Christianity. I can’t imagine it. I can only pray that should I ever have to lay it on the line that I would.

  2. My sentiments exactly, Michael

  3. Your blog is interesting!

    Keep up the good work!


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