God desires that all men be saved

This is a pretty sweet story from Fox News: Son of Hamas Leader Turns Back on Islam and Embraces Christianity.

Mosab Hassan Yousef was raised in the most radical of radical Islamic families and traditions. And through the mercy and grace of God, the eyes of his understanding were enlightened and he came to know the truth. And the truth set him free.

I cannot fathom how difficult a process it must have been to walk away from everything he was raised to believe and understand as truth and reality. I tried putting myself in his shoes and had a really hard time believing I could even do it. It would be like me completely abandoning by faith in Christ, leaving my friends and family behind in America, and taking up residence in Afghanistan to study Islam. I guess that’s where God’s grace proves sufficient. When we find ourselves in our most vulnerable condition, His strength makes itself perfect in our weakness.

Lots of more thoughts on the article, but I encourage you to just go ahead and read it yourself.

My prayer is that as news of this spreads (it’s still a Fox exclusive from what I can tell), it will stir courage within the hearts of other Muslims–in America and around the world–to ask the hard questions Yousef asked of his faith and truly study the religion. And then study Christianity, as Yousef did. And then go back and study Islam in light of a true understanding of Christianity, as Yousefl did. And then embrace the love and compassion and forgiveness and grace and freedom of Jesus Christ, as Yousefl did.

By Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a marketer, blogger and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.

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