Evangelism among Muslims is expanding. We see God working powerfully in the Middle East for his glory and kingdom. However, it is difficult for these new converts to understand how they should live out their newfound Christian faith.
Even as they secularize, Western cultures are operating on historical Christian values such as human rights and religious freedom. But Muslim cultures are shaped by the Qur’an, which emphasizes correct living over love and forgiveness.
More than 95 percent of the Iranian church comprises Muslim Background Believers (MBBs). They are saying yes to our Lord, and are willing to leave behind all the old religious culture and thinking, with the hope of finding all the things they need for their soul.
But while they love their Lord, read their Bibles, and gain knowledge about the gospel, it is difficult to put into practice values that you have not seen modeled. These new Christians often don’t have access to enough biblical teaching and training to guide their thinking. In addition, it is difficult for them to learn from each other, since their conversions and church services are illegal in their officially Islamic country.
Ways to pray:
- Praise the Lord for the many stories of Iranians being saved miraculously
- For physical safety from persecution and imprisonment
- For MBBs to model their lives after Jesus
“Knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.” 1 Peter 1:18–19
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