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80 Muslim Refugees Convert to Christianity and are Baptized

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Over 80 Muslim refugees from Iran and Afghanistan have converted to Christianity and been baptized in Hamburg, Germany.

Mohabat News  _  Albert Babajan, the pastor who conducted the mass baptism, said that the converts were dissatisfied with Islam and were looking for something more. “The motive for the change of faith is the same for many: they are disappointed with Islam.”

Shima, one Christian convert who was recently baptized, shared about her conversion:

“I’ve been looking all my life for peace and happiness, but in Islam, I have not found it,” she said. “To be a Christian means happiness to me.”

Another convert, Somaz, said: “In Islam, we always lived in fear. Fear God, fear of sin, fear of punishment. However, Christ is a God of love.”

Babajan conducted the baptism ceremony in Hamburg city park.

Many refugees have converted to Christianity since coming to Germany. Babajan says he is aware that some refugees will convert not out of true conviction, but because Christian converts are generally given added protection since they would face death should they return to their home countries.

In order to determine who the true converts are, Babajan says he asks them how Christ has changed their lives.

“Because the Christian faith changed the way of thinking, the world view. If someone told me that at night he can sleep again or an old enemy could forgive, then I know that in his heart he is a Christian.”

“There are maybe 20 or 30 percent who really want to hear the gospel. For those who want to have a license, I must face the door… It is very easy, whoever does not believe will not be baptised,” he added.



  1. Christine Shoffner says:

    If even 20 or 30% want to hear the Gospel, I think that is fantastic!

  2. Julian Kennedy says:

    Time will tell who are true converts.

  3. In Acts 2:36-47 we notice the order. They repented, they were immersed, they received the spirit of God, they continued steadfast in the Apostles Doctrine, Fellowship, Breaking Bread and Prayer and they had a common meal together and great joy spilled over on their community and even among the members of the community (growing in favor with the people), and it is refreshing to me to read of this GOOD NEWS report of new Christian Brother and Sisters who have been set free from religious tyranny. I am experiencing GREAT JOY just reading about it. It is good news in a dark and sad world.

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