Islam is utterly opposed to Christianity at its core, denying the message of Jesus’ deity, his death for our sins, and his resurrection to give us new life. Yet across the world, Muslims are converting to Christianity in record numbers. How is it that people who have been taught from a young age to reject the gospel wind up being transformed by it?
In this episode Kevin talks to a formerly Muslim, now Christian woman who goes by the name Tach (to protect her privacy, some of her personal information will not be disclosed). Tach is a motivational speaker and television program director who brings the good news of Jesus Christ to women around the world. She was raised by a Muslim family in a Soviet-ruled country, at a time when the government had made the practice of religion illegal. Tach’s mother (her only family member who was serious about their religion) instilled a spiritual awareness in her from a young age, and she began to search for a deeper meaning in life. However, even after the Soviet Union fell and the practice of Islam increased in her community, Tach did not find the answer to her spiritual emptiness.
It wasn’t until she left her family for college and met two Christian missionaries that Tach found out what could fill the void: a relationship with Jesus. However, the change in her heart did not occur quickly. It took over four years of repeated evangelism and deep searching for Tach to accept that Jesus is the Truth!
Tach and Kevin use her remarkable testimony to discuss how Christians can reach out to Muslims. The most important thing is to build genuine, loving relationships that model Jesus Christ, and be patient! Even if an evangelistic effort does not produce immediate, obvious fruit, God can work through it to make a change in someone’s heart.
Learn more about Tach and her ministry at Tach-SetFree.com.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” — John 14:27
This episode first aired on December 6th, 2015.