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Learning About Islam

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What do Muslims believe?
Are the God of the Bible and Allah of the Quran the same?
What is Shariah law?
How should we react to terrorism?
How can we witness to Muslims?
How do Christian beliefs about women differ from Muslim beliefs?
How are Christians treated in Muslim countries?

VOM offers Learning About Islam to help parents and teachers share the truth about Islam with students. The 60-page book is available free from the Downloads section of this site.

Spotlight Story

Laos Orphans Update

Laos

The Voice of the Martyrs received a report in November 2011 about orphans in Laos who trusted in Christ as their Savior. The director of the orphanage warned them not to attend church, but none of the orphans denied Jesus.

An update on the orphans was posted in March. All the orphans continued to attend church.

A new update from VOM contacts in Asia said the following:

“The boys are still in school and they are still attending church and pursuing their Christian faith. The school officials are threatening them, but nothing has come of it. It appears that the officials are maintaining their opposition but don’t intend to take action. If something happens to change that, we should hear about it quickly.”

Thanks to readers who continue to pray for these orphans.


Spotlight Story

A Totally Changed Life in China

Handwritten Bible
A handwritten Chinese Bible

Bibles Unbound is a project of The Voice of the Martyrs that provides Bibles to people in places where Bibles may be hard to get. VOM received the following thank you note from a man in China who received one of the Bibles.

“I am a farmer, and I used to be a strong member of the Communist Party. I was an atheist and became a village leader. But I was very upset when my wife became sick one day.

“My wife was introduced to Jesus Christ by friends in our village. At that time, I felt it was harmless. So I didn’t say anything when she said she wanted to learn more about Jesus.

“Two months after she came to the Lord, she was healed and could go back to farming. I was surprised for her health miracle, and couldn’t find any answers.

“My wife couldn’t read or write. So she asked me to go to church with her to help her read the Bible and follow along. At that time, I just wanted to help my wife know more.

“When I had free time, I read to her. As I finished reading the four gospels, I became a Christian completely and loved the Bible deeply. (The “four gospels” are the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.)

“Every day I try to find time to read the Bible. This month we received another Bible, and I was able to share it with my family, and I still have a Bible to read to my wife.

“Because of the Bible, my life changed totally. I became a preacher, and my house became a house church. Thank you. It is such a blessing to serve the Lord.”


Videos Story

Tribal Christians Stay Faithful to Jesus

Watch this video to learn the stories of Christians in Vietnam who are persecuted for their Christian activities.


Readers Talk to Us Story

U.S. Student Visits Christians in Cuba

Cuba

Martin E., a student at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, visited Cuba earlier this year with a few other students. The students got to talk with a Cuban pastor, members of a church youth group, and other Cuban Christians. Martin shared with The Voice of the Martyrs some of what he learned on the trip.

He talked about what it is like for Cubans who want to share the gospel with others in their country. “In Cuba, you cannot care what happens to your physical body, but you have to care about the soul of those who do not know Christ,” Martin said.

He said that Christians he met continue to serve others and talk about Jesus even though some have been arrested and treated badly by unbelievers. “Christians are suffering in Cuba, yet they still choose to have joy,” said Martin. As a result of the Cubans’ witnessing, thousands have come to Christ!

Martin met one Christian who has stayed strong in his faith for more than 20 years, even though the government has given him a hard time. Officials told him years ago that his children would not be accepted by others because they were Christians. The children also remained strong in the faith, and all now serve the Lord as adults.

Martin’s time in Cuba reminded him that “the lives we live are not our own, and this earth is not our home.”

To Think About: What did Martin mean when he said, “In Cuba, you cannot care what happens to your physical body, but you have to care about the soul of those who do not know Christ”? What did he mean when he said, “The lives we live are not our own, and this earth is not our home”?

Enter “Cuba” in the Search box to find more stories and a video clip about Cuba.


Spotlight Story

Jealous of Peace

Iran BroadcastA TV program broadcast into Iran

A young woman in Iran decided to follow Jesus after she learned the truth from a Christian TV program. She told the following story to the Christians who broadcast the program.

“I lived a very bad life. I had been watching your program for two years. I did not want to know God because I was my own god. I used to make fun of your program. In the meantime, I was jealous of your peace. But I had a hard time believing what you were preaching. You preached that only with trust in Christ can one be set free from sin.

“So to prove this system does not work, I decided to give it a try! Little did I know that a complete transformation was happening in my heart.”

As the woman continued to learn more about Jesus, she knew she needed God in her life. “Finally I prayed the prayer of salvation, and today I am a new person!

The woman continued, “Shortly after this, I got married, and my husband also gave his heart to Christ, and we are both Christians. I have a very peculiar peace which I had never experienced before.”

Source: Iran Alive Ministries, edited for clarity