Armenian Turks Convert back to Christianity

Thursday, July 2, 2015

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News)-- Twelve Armenians who were baptized last month in Istanbul were among the many former Muslims who are now openly embracing Christ after their ancestors were forced to follow Islam during the Armenian and Assyrian genocides that killed millions of Christians one century ago.

According to Barnabas Aid, many people who were compelled by Turkish soldiers to become Muslims are now returning to the faith of their grandparents after discovering their Christian roots.

Many Armenians, Assyrians and Ottoman Greeks who converted to Islam to save their own lives were given new Islamic names. Although women were forced to marry Muslim men and children were adopted by Muslim families, many of them still managed to hold on to a remnant of their former faith by secretly passing their Christian traditions on to the next generation.

Although conversions to Christianity have been happening in Turkey for years, renouncing Islam is risky as any apostasy by male adults still carries a death sentence under shari'a.

2 thoughts on “Armenian Turks Convert back to Christianity

  1. I am surprised that millions more have not converted to Christianity , including the original Turkish muslims. I have been the receptacle of my family's lore for over about the last 100 years and I analyzed much of it as regards the psychological damage to our family in the way of mental illness, etc. Islam, is not a religion by any definition that one may use. It is instead, a cross between a cult and a Nazis Ideology!!! I am a 66 year-old Christian American , and even I have seen the pictures and read many, many time the story of the Armenian, Assyrian, and the Greek genocide of the latter 1800's, and the years of World War l (1914, 1915, 1916, and 1917, and one or two years in the 1920's. I would think that there would be a burning hatred by the Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks against the Muslims/ and/or Turks.

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