While Islam and Christianity share monotheism and an Abrahamic background, they have significant differences in belief and practice.
When Muslims in the Middle East become Christians, they have a lot to learn. And most materials written in the West do not understand the Muslim context they are coming out of.
Hormoz Shariat with the ministry Iran Alive Ministries says, “Yes, we need new material, probably returned by Muslim background believer pastors and leaders like myself or others who know the Islamic root. But teaching is not enough. It’s a practice. So what I’m doing is I’m starting with leaders around me. We pray, and we continue to minister. I’ve seen changes.”
Ministry in Iran
Since before the COVID-19 pandemic, people in Iran have started becoming Christians in huge numbers. The number of people contacting Iran Alive has grown exponentially.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Ask God to strengthen the church in Iran.