What happens when a Hammas leader’s son becomes a Christian? There are a lot of things that do/could/might happen. Click here to read the article. I’ve included some quotes after which I’ll make a few comments.
Mosab Hassan Yousef’s father, Hassan Yousef, is a highly respected sheikh born in the West Bank town of al-Ghaniya near Ramallah and is a founding member of Hamas, whose military wing has instigated dozens of suicide bombings and other attacks against Israel since it was formed in 1987.
Mosab said that his father, who has spent more than a decade in Israeli jails for his involvement with Hamas, was in prison when he “got the worst news in his life” – that his son had become a Christian and left Ramallah. “But at the same time he sent me a message of love.”
It was after a chance encounter nine years ago with a British missionary that Mr Yousef began exploring Christianity. He found it “exciting”, he said, and began secretly studying the Bible, struck by the central tenet “love your enemies.” He said: “It’s (Islam) not taking them anywhere. It’s making them look ugly.” He hopes that Muslims will begin to question their religion and “fix it” by rejecting the parts that call for “killing others, cutting hands, cutting legs, torturing people and asking for destruction of entire civilisations.” He said that after he converted to Christianity, he decided he had to escape and “live my life away from violence because I couldn’t coexist with that situation as a Christian.”
“He is most certainly the face of things to come; an Ambassador to those oppressed by Islam. He is passionate about liberating his brothers and sisters from the darkness of a false religion, and living the truth that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Light.” “I didn’t come to Christianity for money, I came to Christianity because this is the way we can live a better life,” he said. “I love my people. They have the right to live like any other nation on Earth. But at the same time, I want to help them [get] on the right track.”
Read the entire article for insight from a convert from Islam to Christianity. The conversion of this young man from Islam to Christianity is a testimony to God’s grace, power, and love. The love Mosab has for his people and his desire to see them come to the truth is natural when a person becomes a believer in jesus.
As Christians we are to love those who hate us. We are called to pray for those who do not know Christ. We are to seek ways and opportunities to share the Christian faith with them in hopes that God will grant them salvation. This includes all people whether they are Jews, Muslims, our own family members, or anyone else who does not know Jesus as Lord and savior!
May Jehovah God be glorified!