As terrorist group ISIS carries out heinous acts while they quote the Koran and implement brutal sharia in Syria and Iraq, victimizing Muslims and Christians alike, many Muslims are starting to realize Islam is not a religion of peace. Specifically, it is not a religion that provides them with inner peace.
Those who have fled their homes have become open to hearing the gospel by any means readily available, whether it be through aid workers, podcasts, or broadcasts. Christian aid groups are even setting up tents where new converts can go to talk to God and worship together, and they see how different it is to have an actual personal relationship with their Creator by talking to him and him talking back to their spirits in prayer and through his word as opposed to following strict regiments under Islam like being required to do rote prayers five times daily.
The new converts are also sharing testimonies of how God has shown them the power of forgiveness toward those who have committed evil against them and their family members. All of this is proof once again that even in the darkest places and situations that one may be experiencing, God is present, ready to draw people to him and help them with his love, mercy, and grace.
25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God. Romans 9
Czarina Nicole O. Ong, Muslims displaced by ISIS find comfort in God; converting to Christianity, ChristianToday.com, December 5, 2014.
Harry A. Gaylord