In keeping with details more than 80 refugees from Afghanistan and Iran have converted to Christianity in Hamburg, Germany. These newly converts expressed joy after being baptized and said that they have been looking for peace. The pastor who conducted their baptism said that they had been fed up of violence and chaos.
Albert Babajan is the pastor who has baptized these refugees told that they have accepted Christianity owing to their dissatisfaction with life and were hungry for something more. “The motive for the change of faith is the same for many: they are disappointed.” Pastor Babajan conducted the mass baptism ceremony in Hamburg’ city park.
While speaking in this regard, one of the Christian converts Seema, shared the story of her conversion and said, “I’ve been looking all my life for peace and happiness, but have not found it. To be a Christian means happiness to me.” Another convert Somaz, said: “In Islam, we always lived in fear. Fear God, fear of sin, fear of punishment. However, Christ is a God of love.”
Pastor Babajan further disclosed that refugees had been converting to Christianity since the influx began, nonetheless, there are many among these converts who are not of true conviction but are accepting Christianity only for a worldly gain, as Christian converts are offered an added protection on the grounds that they could be killed for converting to Christianity, if they returned to their countries.
Pastor Albert Babajan has an exceptional way to find out who the true converts are. He says that he asks them, “how Christ has changed their lives.” “Because the Christian faith changed the way of thinking, the world view. If someone told me that at night he can sleep again or an old enemy could forgive, then I know that in his heart he is a Christian.”
He further explains, “There are maybe 20 or 30 per cent who really want to hear the gospel. For those who want to have a license, I must face the door. It is very easy, whoever does not believe will not be baptized.”