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Pastor Umar Malinde - 2/26

Pastor Umar Malinde Bio:

Pastor Umar Mulinde, a father of seven biological children, is a Christian convert from a Muslim background, acid attack survivor, human rights activist, author, International Public Speaker and an ordained Senior Pastor of Gospel Life Church International, a mission-driven church based in Kampala-Uganda East Africa.

He is also involved in training and equipping Christian Leaders in Africa with practical strategic methods of transforming communities, Christian advocacy, development and care for the persecuted believers.

On 24/12/2011, he was attacked by Muslim extremists in Uganda who poured acid on him seeking his death because of his conversion to Christianity from Islam, promoting the love of Israel and his progressive Gospel preaching that has changed many Muslims.

When acid is thrown on a person, the result is horrifying; it causes the skin tissue to melt, often exposing the bones below the flesh, sometimes even dissolving the bone.

Nitric, hydrochloric, or sulfuric acids all have a catastrophic effect on human flesh. An acid attack on your body would dramatically change your life. Acid burnt him to near death had God not helped.

Pastor Umar Mulinde’s incredible inspiring life story is a powerful testimony of standing firm in the faith despite severe persecution. He is now travelling around the world sharing this moving testimony. It’s a message of perseverance and success in the Lord, by God's help and at the same time sensitizing the Church to be aware of the reality of the ongoing persecution faced by Christians world–wide, and how believers may take a meaningful stand.

Despite his sufferings, he knows from the Bible according to Genesis 50:20 that God can take a disadvantage, and turn it into an advantage.

Paul writes in Philippians that he was imprisoned for the furtherance of the gospel, and as a result, many of the brethren in the Lord were encouraged by Paul's bonds to speak and preach the word without fear - (Philippians - 1:12-14). In a very like manner, Pastor Umar Mulinde carries a very compelling and a very sobering message, with an aim to: "motivate Christians to not be so timid in their faith; but to be courageous preach boldly the Truth; and to stand up and be the light of world regardless of the challenges brought by the spirit of fear, political correctness and humanism ideology."

Watch this video clip news interview.
You can also find more on his website or on social media.

Here's some of what you missed?

  • Pastor Umar Mulinde is “a staunch trained Muslim theologian” who “fell in love with Jesus Christ” and became a pastor.
  • When he converted, he said, “I was excommunicated from my family.” Besides nearly being killed by acid thrown on his head, he has experienced eleven other attempts on his life.
  • Pastor Umar pointed out that Uganda is 80% Christian and only 16% Muslim! But it doesn’t take a majority to bring mass murder.
  • When he was president of Uganda, Idi Amin, a Muslim, declared Uganda an Islamic state, although Uganda had only a 9% Muslim population. During Amin’s brutal reign it’s estimated he had over 300,000 people killed.
  • Umar noted that in Saudi Arabia there is a law today that if anyone converts to Christianity from Muslim, they will kill you. “They do it every Friday.” Yet Saudi Arabia is a member of the UN….
  • “In countries like Uganda where Sharia law is not in full force, individuals take it upon themselves to persecute non-Muslims. Because they bribe officials, when they do the crimes, they’re not charged.”
  • Umar said many people have misguided theories about Muslims. President Obama, for example, said, if we educate them we’ll stop terrorism; if we pay money and give them jobs, we’ll stop terrorism.
  • However, Umar noted that Osama bin Laden was a billionaire who had 1,000s of employees—no lack of money. And the person who replaced Osama as head of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahri, is a professor in a university—no lack of education.
  • He said, “There is no Islamaphobia. There is no country where being a Muslim puts a person at risk of being killed. But today there are many countries—like Pakistan, Yemen, Jakara—where they will cut off your head because you are NOT Muslim.
  • “In Uganda, if I speak, four armed guards are in the room and another stands outside.”
  • For years Pastor Umar has said, “if you give Muslims more power they will be more violent.” His friends in London, who once disagreed, now agree with him.
  • The root cause of radical Islamization is ideology: Muslims believe one day all the world will be Muslim. He said “the Quran, Chapter 2, verse 193 says: They will have to fight until there are only worshipers of Allah.”
  • Many in the Western World fear to identify this ideology for fear they will be Islamophobic. Muslim extremists play on that.
  • “My advice to the American people: instead of compromising, tell Muslims if you feel America is bad for you, then find another country. If you don’t (tell them that) they will work to change your country to be like where they came from.”
  • Look at history: the first part of Africa to be Christian was northern Africa. They compromised and made agreements with Muslims. The Muslims began to oppress them. They fought back and they were killed by the Muslims. Northern Africa “is now mostly Arabs. It used to be black people like me.”
  • The Quran has “hundreds of verses that convince Muslims to commit mass murders, beheadings. They practiced pedophilia, branding of people, slavery…
  • For example: Chapter 8, Verse 60 instructs “strike terror into non-Muslims by cutting off their heads and fingertips.”
  • Chapter 56, Verse 22 says, “Pour any very hot substance on the heads of non-Muslims.” Umar’s attackers were simply following that teaching when they tried to kill him by pouring acid on his head, as they shouted, ‘Allah Akbar!’”
  • Pastor Umar has 51 siblings—from one father! One Muslim male can have four wives at a time. Many have three sets of four wives. “That is a strategy to spread Islam.”
  • As Christians, Umar said, “We have to love Muslims. The best way is to convert them—take Jesus to them.”
  • What are we to do? Speak out—support the people who are persecuted. “Christian churches are being burned daily,” he said.
  • Pastor Umar leads a church of 1,000 in Uganda. They educate children, the orphans of parents killed; they plant churches.
  • You can help: you can learn more and donate. See his website
  • You can help: Pray for Pastor Umar’s family—they have an urgent, pressing need.

Here's an audio of some of Pastor Umar's presentation.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 6:00pm

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