Report: Christianity Numbers Changing in Middle East

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New reports suggest more Muslims are converting to Christianity in the Middle East.

The Voice for Martyrs Canada, a group supporting Christian broadcasters in the Middle East, said in a statement, “Despite the mass exodus of many Christians, the church is far from empty in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and other parts of the Middle East. God has been very faithful. There are strong Christian believers remaining, and tremendous growth is taking place in the lives of new believers who were Muslims.”

This comes after a recent report from the Center for Studies on New Religions, stating that Christianity was the most persecuted religion in the world in 2016. The report said more than 90, 000 people were persecuted last year for being Christian.

According to The Christian Broadcasting Network, Iran, a Muslim country, went from having 500 Christians in 1979 to 360,000 Christians today. The fact that Christians can be persecuted in Muslim dominate countries may be the reason people aren’t talking about this topic more.

Despite this fear, VOMC said, “The presence of the church is vitally important. People are desperate and see very little hope, but the fact that there still is a church gives them encouragement and hope. There are thousands upon thousands coming to Christ.”

H/T: The Blaze

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