“Love Casts Out Fear”

Last night my husband and I attended a presentation at our church given by Mark-Lori Amini, a former Iranian Imam. Mark was a devout Muslim Imam at the University in Tehran. In 1993, while in the United States for the purpose of seeking medical care, Mark accepted Jesus Christ.  Now Mark shares the love of Jesus, particularly to those who speak the Farsi language.  He is able to share the good news of God’s love through his ministry, Hayate Ministries, which reaches over 46 million Muslims weekly.

Since so many more Muslims are entering our country, our church has become more interested in reaching these dear people with the message of the love and salvation of Jesus Christ. Muslims are very sincere in their beliefs, but they do not know that they can have assurance of salvation when they die. They do not know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He loves people so much that he died on the cross so that everyone who believes will have eternal life. (john 3:15)

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After the presentation, various books and pieces of information were laid out on a table for us to take and read. I chose a book about an Egyptian Christian—Brother Nathan— who has given his life to establishing and running a school in Egypt for training the next generation of young people to know and to share about Jesus.

The book is called Love Casts Out Fear, by Brother Nathan and David Culross, published in 2015 by Baker Books.

I couldn’t put the book down and finished reading it that very night. Brother Nathan’s father—a pastor—was murdered by Islamic terrorist. For a number of years, Nathan struggled with thoughts and feelings of revenge and hatred. But when he gave his life to Christ,  God gave him forgiveness for his father’s murderers.

Later, Brother Nathan studied to become a pastor, and God called him to establish a Christian school in Cairo.

I highly recommend this inspirational and informative book about what Christians experience in Egypt.

“God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like Him. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us.” (1st John 4:18, 19 NIV Bible)

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