“Multitude” of Egyptians Coming to Christ Despite Persecution from Muslims
“We will spread out the light we were given by His grace, in every street, village, town and city. We will keep praying for all Egyptians, especially for those dark minded, brainwashed and miss-led so that our Father may cleanse their minds and hearts.” -From a letter by Egyptian Believers
Leah Marieann Klett : Apr 12, 2018 : Gospelherald.com
(Egypt)— [Gospelherald.com] Despite continued persecution from Muslim extremists, Christians in Egypt remain unwavering in their faith, compelling a “multitude” to come to Christ, church leaders have revealed. (Photo: Coptic Christians in Egypt/via Copts-United.com)
The Rev. Sameh Hanna, associate pastor at the Evangelical Church in Cairo, told Premier on Monday that the “mood is very, very good amongst Christians who are living in Egypt.”
“Not because the situation is good or bad—that is not the reason,” he explained. “We have two kinds of news—earthly news, which is very ugly, very discouraging and I think in the West, you get only the earthly news—a bombing here or there.”
“But there is heavenly news. We know what is going on spiritually. We see things that not everybody is seeing. We see things you are not hearing. We see the multitude coming to the knowledge of Christ from every background, so this brings joy to us.”
The Rev. Andrea Zaki Stephanous, president of the Protestant Community of Egypt, said that Believers in the country put their faith in God alone, as further attacks by the Islamic State terror group or other extremists are a very real possibility—even in church.
“When security knows I’m going to a certain church there will be double security, but you never know. You can expect at any moment that someone will come with a bomb and create a massacre. So every day we trust God and we go,” he said…
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