Why are Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims Turning to Christianity?
Dr. Victor Khalil
This was a panel discussion on one of the most well-known television shows in Egypt.
The host is a Muslim woman who is known for her controversial topics of discussions,
watched by millions in the Middle East. Her guests were Muslim and religious leaders.
In the last centuries, Muslim leaders denied the fact that Muslims were converting into
the Christian faith. “This is Christian propaganda,” they usually said.
Today, however, there are millions of Muslims leaving Islam and converting to
Christianity, with an abundance of hard evidence that can’t be denied any longer.
Note that the subject of this discussion was not whether Muslims are turning to
Christianity, but rather, “Why are they converting to Christianity?”
I was watching this show two weeks ago live on an Egyptian channel licensed by
The discussions was all about, “Why and what to do about it?”
Many reasons were discussed. Eventually, one of the guests asked the hard question,
“What about signs and wonders? We cannot deny that many Muslims have experienced
the healing power of Jesus.” In fact, it is recorded in the Qur’an.
We know that Sharia law of Islam allows the killing of any Muslim who changes his/her
religion. We have watched the news about many Muslim countries that regularly execute
those who have turned their back on Islam.
The executions were enforced by the high court of Islam. In the last two years, however,
the Egyptian authorities refused to issue the death penalty in such cases saying, “We are
not called to carry out the death penalty” so they put the responsibility on the Islamic
The leaders of the Islamic high court found themselves in a dilemma, as the increasing
number of converts made it hard for them to issue the death penalty in such numbers. So
their answer in the end had to be, “Let Allah punish them”.
Millions still leave Islam for a variety of reasons, but the one that stands very firm is the
undeniable fact of Signs and Wonders done in the Name of Jesus.
May the Lord of glory reveal himself in new ways to you
and your loved ones as your press on to know and love him more and more!
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them inthe name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."