Mass Conversions

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“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”

Hundreds of Muslim migrants are converting to Christianity.  A number of them were baptized by Evangelical pastors and have accepted Jesus as Son of God and God Himself.  They have seen the love of Christians and are fascinated by this love which is lacking in their homeland and they see this love has a source and that source they seek out.

Holy Scriptures tell us “one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God” [1] victors over the world.  These new Christians victor over the world in their faith in Jesus Christ the Son of God.  Their former religion dictated that one must not worship Jesus [2], and that God neither begets nor is begotten [3], but they have accepted Jesus as the Father’s only begotten Son, which makes Him God as a son inherits the nature of his father and through divine procession the Son of God is also God Himself.

Because they have accepted Jesus as divine, they have accepted Baptism as a “bath of rebirth and renewal by the holy Spirit” [4].  They were baptized “in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” [5]; in doing such they have been initiated into the Church as Christians even though the minister of Baptism may have been an Evangelical pastor.  Those people have been baptized in the Word [6], whose own words where to baptize in the name of the triune God.

What a beautiful thing it is to be baptized and incorporated into the Church!  We who are baptized participate more fully in God’s communion, receiving His grace in the Sacraments, praying together with the angels and saints adoring Almighty God especially in Holy Communion, “the source and summit of the Christian life” [7].  For those who have converted to Christianity but have not been fully incorporated into the Church we pray for their complete conversion but we also congratulate them for their victory over the world because in their victory they speak to the rest of the world of not only the necessity of Baptism but also its beauty.

The beauty of Baptism really speaks to me in a time when Christians are being violently persecuted throughout the world.  Tertullian said, “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.”  The love of Jesus Christ as seen in the actions of Christians even in the face of martyrdom has sowed the seeds of faith in many Muslims who are now turning to Christ and accepting Him not only as the Messiah, Prophet and Word [8], but also as Son of God and God the Son.

You can read the article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3225014/How-Muslim-migrants-converting-Christianity-Germany-hundreds-boost-chances-winning-asylum.html

[1] 1 John 5:5

[2] Quran 5:116

[3] Ibid. 112:3

[4] Titus 3:5

[5] Matthew 28:19

[6] Galatians 3:27

[7] Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 1324

[8] Quran 4:171

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