More Muslims Turning to Jesus as God Builds His Kingdom Amid Chaos in Mideast

A boat fully packed with migrants from the Middle East sails the Mediterranean Sea heading for Europe on Feb. 12, 2015.Reuters

They're not telling the whole story.

People are being told by the media that Muslim refugees are flooding Europe, that they are committing ugly crimes, and that Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists have infiltrated their ranks with assigned missions to sow death and destruction on the West, with the ultimate goal of taking over the continent and then the world.

But this is not the complete story, according to the Christian news outlet BreakPoint.

What's actually happening is that God is building His kingdom where the refugees are now located amid the chaos, doubt, and uncertainty in the Middle East, the region where they came from, BreakPoint says.

It points out that tens of thousands of Muslims have become followers of Jesus across Northern Europe alone, with many of them providing testimonies on how they met Jesus.

It cites the story of Javad, a Muslim from Iran, who previously didn't know any Christian. In 2008 he migrated to Greece where a fellow refugee introduced and led him to Christ.

Now Javad is sharing the Good News with other Muslim refugees in Greece. He does this every time he goes to a refugee centre, park, or coffee shop. He says he has been able to introduce Christ to two or three Muslims a day since he started doing it. At the refugee centre where he works, Javad says more than 2,000 Muslims have turned to Jesus in the last eight years.

That refugee centre in Greece is just one of the many places in Europe where Muslims are converting by the thousands to Christianity. As a result new churches for Muslim converts have risen in Britain, The Netherlands, Germany, and other countries, according to BreakPoint.

In one church in Berlin alone, 1,200 Muslims converted in just three years, most of them Afghans and Iranians. At a Persian church in Hamburg, another German city, more than 600 Pakistanis and Afghans lined up to be baptised during one service held recently.

One young Iranian woman told the German magazine Stern, "I've been looking all my life for peace and happiness, but in Islam, I have not found them."

Another new Christian convert said the biggest difference between Islam and Christianity is the love of Christ. "In Islam, we always lived in fear," he said. "Fear God, fear of sin, fear of punishment. But Christ is a God of love."

According to David Garrison in his book "A Wind in the House of Islam," millions of people who used to follow Islam are now following Jesus—with the pace of Muslim conversion still increasing.

"In the last couple of decades," Garrison said, "we began learning of more and more places in the Muslim world where Muslims are saying, 'We realise we didn't have salvation in Islam. But we have found assurance of salvation in the person of Jesus Christ.'"

That is the rest of the story that the media has not told, according to BreakPoint.