Many Muslim leaders and many non-Muslims have been claim that Islam is the fastest growing religion of the world. Is it really true? Is Islam indeed growing? It is a fact that birth rate among Muslim people is higher than other people groups such as Western Christians. Due to this higher birth rate, and islamic immigration into non-Muslim countries, Islam seems to be growing in some parts of the world. However, in spite of these factors, Islam is not at all the fastest growing world religion. In fact Islam is a religion in very serious crisis and danger of collapse.
The Need for Modern-day Ananias'
Saul would have never become the Saint Paul without the courageous obedience and initiatives of Ananias. Saul was confronted and converted by Jesus on the way to Damascus (Act 9:1-9). However, it was Ananias who baptised and possibly sheltered and discipled Saul (Act 9:10-25). At about the same time Jesus confronted Saul, He also visited Ananias in a vision and instructed him to go and pray for Saul. If Ananias did not meet Saul and pray for him, Saul might have never became the Paul we know.
From Terrorist to SaintPerhaps, the most fascinating conversion story in the New Testament is the story of Saul. As a staunch religious leader, he persecuted the followers of Jesus Christ. He was instrumental in starting the “great persecution” against Christians in Jerusalem as he supervised the stoning to death of Stephen (Act 8:1). His desire to persecute Christians was so strong that he even obtained special letters from the high priest, authorizing him to arrest and persecute followers of Jesus in Damascus (Act 9:1-2).
Married to a Muslim
During the second half of the 20th century and in the 21st century, increasing numbers of Western Christian women converted to Islam after marrying Muslim men. This is partly due to the fact that many Muslim men intentionally target vulnerable Christian ladies to lure them into Islam via marriage. This has been one of the most effective strategies in the Islamisation of Judeo-Christian Western nations.
“So don’t worry, saying, ‘What will we eat? ’ or ‘What will we drink? ’ or ‘What will we wear? ’For the idolaters eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.” (Matt 6:31-33, HCSB).