Rise in Interest of Christianity Among Arabs

Mar 14, 2003 02:44 PM EST

An Arab summit delegation concerning Iraq meets in Bahrain this week. In the midst of tension and talk over the looming war, World Bible Translation Center’s Roger Massey reports good news about the Arab Church. "Reports that we're getting back, even from Iraq, [are] that a lot of people are requesting Bibles they want to know more about Christianity. There's a rise, especially among young people, of interest in Christianity and willing to look at it and listen to what it really is", which sets the stage for distribution of the easy-to-read Arabic portions of Scripture throughout the area. Massey says with the plight facing the Arab regions, prayer is needed for continued openness so that, "...when the Gospel, or even a portion of it comes into their hands, that they'd be able to read it and understand it for what it truly is; not a propaganda piece, but a way to eternal life with the creator of their souls."

By Pauline J.