Saved From Death

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By Beth Westwood | 2 May 2018

This article was featured in our Frontline Faith Magazine.

Traveling home from an Open Doors seminar in East Africa, Christian students saw a young Muslim man tying a rope around a tree.

They stopped, and asked what he was doing.

“I want to kill myself,” he replied. “I say my prayers five times a day, and I read the Quran."

"I have money, a wife and children, but I have no peace. I want peace. That is my one big wish.”

The students witnessed to the man named Keder, telling him that even though the Quran teaches that Jesus is a prophet, He is also the Prince of Peace.

Keder followed the students to church where they prayed together.

The next day Keder came along to the Open Doors seminar. In this dangerous country, the course leader was a little nervous about the Muslim intruding on their meeting, until the man stood up and gave his testimony.

“I’ve found the peace I was seeking,” Keder said.

“Until now, Islam was the only genuine religion for me because it was straightforward. I studied the Quran for five years, and I did my rituals daily, but none of that gave me peace, so I decided to kill myself. Then I met Christians yesterday, and everything changed. Muslims are hurting without the knowledge of the Scriptures, therefore pray for them.”

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Image: Believers from Muslim backgrounds gather together in East Africa.

Keder is now secretly studying the Bible, and attending church. He is the first Muslim in his area to accept Christ. The peace of Jesus has made Keder unafraid and wanting to witness to his Muslim brothers. He is even prepared to die for Jesus.

This article was featured in Frontline Faith Magazine.

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