Veils and masks cannot hide hearts from the Gospel.
Of the top 20 countries in the world where Christianity is growing the fastest, 11 have a predominantly Muslim population. They are all in the Middle East, Africa and Asia; 4 of them are actually governed by Islamic law. How do we explain the rise of Christianity in these countries?
Taking a page from recent history in China, we are reminded that oppression and persecution is actually the soil in which the Church grows. There are now thought to be as many as 100 million believers in China, with up to 10,000 people coming to faith across the country every single day. Researchers project that by 2030, China will be the most Christian nation on earth, with an estimated 247 million followers of Christ.
With the rise of highly published persecution and violence from Islamic groups like ISIS, an amazing thing is happening. God is using this wave of evil terror to cause Muslims around the world to re-examine their belief system. The most critical combat is not being fought with guns and knives, but with ideas and worldview; and on this battlefield, the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is prevailing! Through the ministry of The HOPE, Mars Hill is blessed to have a role in this mighty movement of God.