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A former Muslim extremist in Egypt who converted to Christ and led a church for Muslim converts was arrested and tortured in horrific ways, being pushed into a stone box, five feet square, with no light or latrine. He was left there for a month, with food being passed through a grate every few days. Most prisoners went mad as a result of this kind of treatment, but not him. “In great suffering,” he says, “you discover a different Jesus than you do in normal life. Normally we are able to hide from ourselves who we really are and what we are really like. The ego is well defended. But pain changes all that. Pain and suffering bring up to the surface all the weak points of your personality - and you just have to gaze at what you are really like. I was a wreck in that cell: crying, weeping, sobbing, wailing in the never-changing utter darkness. But just as I was about to collapse into complete despair and self-loathing, an incredible realization burst into the cell like an exploding star: Jesus loved me, even right then, as I sat in my own filth, weak, helpless and broken, empty and sinful. Even in that state, He loved me, and Christ rushed in and filled me.”

A former Muslim extremist in Egypt who converted to Christ and led a church for Muslim converts was arrested and tortured in horrific ways, being pushed into a stone box, five feet square, with no light or latrine. He was left there for a month, with food being passed through a grate every few days. Most prisoners went mad as a result of this kind of treatment, but not him. “In great suffering,” he says, “you discover a different Jesus than you do in normal life. Normally we are able to hide from ourselves who we really are and what we are really like. The ego is well defended. But pain changes all that. Pain and suffering bring up to the surface all the weak points of your personality - and you just have to gaze at what you are really like. I was a wreck in that cell: crying, weeping, sobbing, wailing in the never-changing utter darkness. But just as I was about to collapse into complete despair and self-loathing, an incredible realization burst into the cell like an exploding star: Jesus loved me, even right then, as I sat in my own filth, weak, helpless and broken, empty and sinful. Even in that state, He loved me, and Christ rushed in and filled me.”

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Posted at 4:19 PM 08 October 2012
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    powerful.
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