Screen shot of 'Miracle TV'
From a small village in Norway, Edvardsen is now reaching around the world with the message of salvation not just on radio and television, but through the internet. While thousands respond to his Arabic broadcasts in the Muslim world, Edvardsen says, "What surprised me and really shocked me, is the great response that comes from Arabs in the United States and Canada. In the last few months more than 30,000 Arabs living in North America have responded and are interested in being saved and interested in the Gospel."
According to Edvardsen, the Arabs in the United States are ready for the Gospel. "It's a ripe field. We can bring them the Gospel and the Gospel makes people peaceful. So, I have been a little surprised that few Americans -- great television evangelists -- are not focusing on these people."
The message Edvardsen is sharing is the Gospel, but it's not through preaching. "It's mostly true life stories of true life people that have experienced a miracle. The program is called, 'Miracle.' And, the miracle is basically the miracle of salvation. And, we have many Muslims that have experienced that miracle."
Muslims aren't only responding in North America. It's also happening in other regions. Some of these areas are considered strongholds. "Just last month about 1,000 people wanted to be saved in Saudi Arabia," he adds.
Edvardsen has a theory about why so many Muslims are interested in following Christ. "They are sick and tired of seeing in their own religion this terrorism. I think they are open because they see in the so called Christian countries there is more peace."
Right now there's no peace in the Muslim world. Insurgent suicide bombers take lives of fellow Muslims almost every day. Last week alone more than 100 people we killed in these ruthless Muslim against Muslim attacks.
Instead of being afraid and attacking Muslims out of that fear, Christians in the west need to learn how to reach out to them in Christian love.