I am a Muslim from Aceh, Indonesia. My family raised us children to not only practice Islam, but to understand the teachings. My parents sent me to an Islamic boarding school to strengthen my faith.
It might be hard to believe, but my life completely changed after hearing three words. How could the eternal destiny of a Muslim be changed by just three words?
“It Is Finished”
One night I was watching TV with friends when a movie came on about the crucifixion of Isa Al-Masih. I only saw the end. I heard the words “it is finished” and couldn’t stop thinking about them. What did they mean?
I had an urge to know. I asked my Christian friends what it meant, but they couldn’t give a good answer.
Eternal Destiny of a Muslim Changed
I didn’t give up. I searched for answers on the internet. I listened to Christian programs on TV. Finally, I found the answer!
The meaning of “it is finished” is that Isa Al-Masih dealt with all of mankind’s sins. This brought true peace to my heart. Because that means all my sins have been forgiven.
“If we confess our sins, he . . . will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (Injil, 1 John 1:9).
This verse helped me understand that I must confess my sins to Isa Al-Masih. Then Allah will immediately forgive me and give me the ability to overcome my sins.
This is the truth that changed the destiny of a Muslim—me! After understanding the reasoning of these three words, I decided to commit my life to Isa Al-Masih.
The Biggest Decision of My Life
But, my family didn’t know about this yet. One night during Ramadan I decided to go to North Sumatera.
I was going to meet a pastor because I earnestly desired to know more about Isa Al-Masih. Do you want to know Isa? Email us!
Five days later, I decided to get baptized. Then one day, my brother found a Bible in my closet. He quickly told my parents. My family had finally discovered I had become a Christian.
Dying Is Gain
I was kicked out of my house and neighborhood. However, by Allah’s grace, another Christian saved me. I moved to a different city and lived with him.
One day I read the Injil, Philippians 1:21: “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”
This verse strengthened my faith in Isa. I had no hate or desire for revenge on my family. I often pray for their health and for Allah’s provision and protection for them.
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