Coming to Christ: Islamic Death Sentence

As you read this words, people across the Muslim world are coming to Christ.  At the same time many of them know full well that converting to Christianity means committing the capital offense of apostasy against Islamic law. They have basically signed their death certificate.

From that point forward any Muslim has the Sharia-given right to kill them if they do not convert back to Islam.

There are countless stories online of children being disowned by their families and running away from home to avoid honor killing. In many of these situations their family will make up a story that their child has died in an accident in order to avoid the stigma of having a Christian person in their midst, and to actually avoid violence against themselves.

Jesus was well aware of this tragic situation when he walked the Earth two thousand years ago and spoke very clearly about it. He predicted these things will occur:

 “Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”” Luke 12:51-53

All this because of faith in Him.

In the last month I have been made aware of online videos with our brothers in Christ being beheaded in Syria because they are Christian. I have seen church bombings and thousands of Christians killed in Egypt and other African and Asian countries because of Christ.

As you read this, our brothers and sisters are dying for their faith in Christ.

Suffering for faith in Christ to the point of martyrdom is a special way to glorify God.  Apostle Peter considers such suffering as a gracious thing.  It is a special kind of grace that some have been given the opportunity to suffer for Christ:

“…when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.” 1 Peter 2:20-21

Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.” 1 Peter 4:16

Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.” 1 Peter 4:19

To suffer for the glory of God. Such is the fate of Christians in Asia and Africa.

Keep them in prayer so they will be unwavering in their faith.

The Most Nefarious Crime of all Time

Rawan: Child bride dead at 8.

On 9/11 when we remember what Islamic terrorism did on US soil, we must turn our attention to the growing problem of Islam-endorsed pedophilia. The rape of a child especially when coupled with her murder is the worst crime imaginable.

It is such a horrific problem that I have been putting it off and dreading to write a post about it.   But the world and more importantly the Church needs to know the truth and be embolden even more to bring to the good news to Muslims.

The story of 8-year-old Rawan (pictured above from the Examiner) is a game changer in this nefarious religion.

She was a child bride from Yemen who died on her wedding night after being wed to a 40-year-old man. She suffered fatal internal injuries after being raped by this so-called husband.  Her story was carried by multiple news outlets in multiple countries, but surprisingly it received little coverage in the US.

The reason why this type of crime happens is because Islam endorses it.  Islam endorses pedophilia.

Muhammad himself married underage women.  Aisha was 6 years old when she was married to him, and that marriage was consummated when she was 9-years-old (presented here).

Modern Islamic clerics have issued fatwas to endorse child marriages as the world stood by, and continues to stand by.

The depravity of this practice cannot be put into words.  Islam is a religion that is based on deviant sex, and it shows when homicidal terrorists like the 9/11 hijackers are promised 70 virgins as soon as they get to “heaven.”  These same terrorists frequented bars, strip clubs and prostitutes leading up to the ultimate act that took them to hell.

Why is Delight in Truth writing about this abomination?

Because the Church needs to be aware about the moderate/liberal forms of Islam which originate in the same theology practiced by these pedophilic criminals.  And some claim that the three major monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) share the same God but revealed in different ways.


The answer to this madness is the Gospel.  Only the Gospel can show these people how fallen and depraved they (we all) are, and how much they need Jesus to atone for their sin.

The world continues to ignore Islamic pedophilia.

But if the Church really cares about these little girls, it will increase its effort to spread the Gospel. It is a spiritual solution.  It is the only solution.

Child Marriage is an Outrage

People say that a picture is worth a thousand words.

From the bride dresses to the ring on the girl’s finger, I will let this picture speak a thousand words.

The truth about Islamic child marriage is painful and it must be told.


“Deny Christ… and Return to Islam”

That is what pastor Saeed Abedini is refusing to do in an Iranian prison where he is sentenced for at least 8 years after being convicted of evangelism in a sham trial.

He recently wrote this letter about what his tormentors are telling him:

““Deny your faith in Jesus Christ and return to Islam or else you will not be released from prison. We will make sure you are kept here even after your 8 year sentence is finished.” These are the threats that prison officials throw at me.

My response to them is Romans 8:35-39. The reality of Christian living is that difficulties or problems do arise in our lives. Persecution and difficulties are not new occurrences, but are seen often in the Christian life. It is through the suffering and tribulations that we are to enter the Kingdom of God.”

He has suffered physical and emotional torture so far, but this letter shows that he is spiritually strong.

He is a well-known case because he was arrested there while visiting Iran from the US, but there are countless Christians like him in prison in Iran for their faith. It is impossible to know the real statistics on this due to the secretive and manipulative Islamic regime in that country.

When we are persecuted intellectually or emotionally for our faith in Christ right here in America, when we are called bigots for believing in the exclusivity of salvation through Jesus and for standing on biblical principles, we must remember our brothers who also suffer physically for Christ.

There are many martyrs across the globe suffering and dying for Christ. We don’t know of them, but God knows them. He has prepared for them a special crown after they have finished running the race.

Continue to keep Christians like Saeed in prayer so that their faith will remain strong.

image credit: ACLJ

Why are Young People Leaving Religion?


According to the latest data from Pew Forum on Religion, one in five US adults have no religion affiliation, while that figure rises one in three young adults who consider themselves part of the “nones.”  Nones are now a group that encompass atheists, agnostics, skeptics and open theists.

One in three!!! These are staggering statistics!

At the same time, NPR published an interview with six young people who have abandoned their religion, and I will paste some highlights here:

Miriam Nissly, 29, was raised Jewish and considers herself Jewish with an “agnostic bent.” She loves going to synagogue.

“I find the practice of sitting and being quiet and being alone with your thoughts to be helpful, but I don’t think I need to answer that question [about God] in order to participate in the traditions I was brought up with.”

Yusuf Ahmad, 33, raised Muslim, is now an atheist. His doubts set in as a child with sacred stories he just didn’t believe

“Like the story of Abraham — his God tells him to sacrifice his son. Then he takes his son to sacrifice him, and he turns into a goat. Today if some guy told you that ‘I need to sacrifice my son because God told me to do it,’ he’d be locked up in a crazy institution.”

Kyle Simpson, 27, raised Christian. He has a tattoo on the inside of his wrist that says “Salvation from the cross” in Latin.

“It’s a little troublesome now when people ask me. I tell them and they go, ‘Oh, you’re a Christian,’ and I try to skirt the issue now. They go, ‘What does that mean?’ and it’s like, “It’s Latin for ‘I made a mistake when I was 18.’

“I don’t [believe in God] but I really want to.

“I think having a God would create a meaning for our lives, like we’re working toward a purpose — and it’s all worthwhile because at the end of the day we will maybe move on to another life where everything is beautiful. I love that idea.”

Melissa Adelman, 30, raised Catholic

“I remember a theology test in eighth grade where there was a question about homosexuality, and the right answer was that if you are homosexual, then that is not a sin because that’s how God made you, but acting upon it would be a sin. That’s what I put down as the answer, but I vividly remember thinking to myself that was not the right answer.”

Rigoberto Perez, 30, raised as Seventh-day Adventist

“While I was younger, my father drank a lot. There was abuse in the home. My brother committed suicide in 2001. So at some point you start to say, ‘Why does all this stuff happen to people?’ And if I pray and nothing good happens, is that supposed to be I’m being tried? I find that almost kind of cruel in some ways. It’s like burning ants with a magnifying glass. Eventually that gets just too hard to believe anymore.”

Lizz Reeves, 23, raised by a Jewish mother and a Christian father. She lost a brother to cancer.

“I wanted so badly to believe in God and in heaven, and that’s where he was going. I wanted to have some sort of purpose and meaning associated with his passing. And ultimately the more time I spent thinking about it, I realized the purpose and meaning of his life had nothing to do with heaven, but it had to do with how I could make choices in my life that give his life meaning. And that had a lot more weight with me than any kind of faith in anything else.”


What do all these young people have in common?  Their answers prove how ineffective formal religion is at addressing their need for a Savior.  They have all been exposed to empty religious practice which can never save.  Even the four who had contact with Christianity do not mention the center of Christianity: Jesus Christ.

Everything in their universe is focused on themselves.  They are the authors of their future and no one will stand in their way.

They have tried to find answers in religion and they could not.  Now they will attempt to find answers in the philosophy, meditation, and human wisdom.  They will fail with these as well…

Until they find “the folly” of the cross, and the Savior who was crucified on it.

1 Corinthians 1:21-25 “For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.”

Hated by All in Nigeria

I wrote about the vicious and deadly assaults against Christians in Nigeria here and how westerners cannot fully understand what these martyrs are going through.

This video published by the Voice of the Martyrs USA profiles Suleiman Abdulai, a Nigerian Christian who converted from Islam.  His Muslim family urged him to deny Jesus’ name and even tried to kill him before finally disowning him.  Although faith in Christ cost Suleiman his family, worldly possessions and reputation, he gained everything by taking up Christ’s cross.

It is eye-opening to see how he describes the mentality of the those practicing Islam in Nigeria.

The video opens with this statement and lays the foundation for the whole interview:

“When you persecute or kill a Christian, there is a place for you in heaven with Allah, so this makes every Muslim want to fulfill their desire to do what the Koran says… it is part of the worship of Islam.”