Egyptian Pastor and Advocate for Persecuted Seeks to Expose ‘Spirit of Islam’

December 20, 2007

EL CAJON, Calif., Oct. 29 /Christian Newswire/ — Native-born Egyptian David Joseph, of El Cajon, Calif., in “Let My People Go So They Can Worship Me,” shares his vision that Christians “prepare the highway of the Lord” between Egypt, Israel and Assyria (Isaiah 19), by exposing the spirit of Islam, and praying for Muslims in order to win them to Christ.

In his autobiography, Joseph, now a U.S. citizen, also details the founding of his ministry to youth in Egypt in 1981, the difficulties he faced as a pastor harassed by Egyptian police, and how God led him to the U.S. in 1991, where he established an international ministry reaching Muslims for Christ.

“The spirit of Islam is a spirit of antichrist. Islam says Jesus is not the Son of God, is not God, and was not crucified. It’s also a spirit of depression, control, and violence,” Joseph said. “Christians will help prepare the highway in the Middle East for the return of the Lord Jesus by praying against this demonic spirit, and by helping to remove the stones of misunderstandings that keep Muslims from knowing who Jesus is.”

Joseph is an expert in producing materials in Arabic that answer questions Muslims have about Christianity. His ministry involves radio broadcasts, websites, and indigenous workers in over 12 Middle Eastern countries that help Christians evangelize Muslims.

He founded The Last Harvest, a 501(c)3 organization planting churches in the Middle East, in 1992; and, Advocates For The Persecuted, a 501(c)3 charitable organization that assists persecuted religious minorities in Islamic countries, in 2006.

“Christians are the largest religious minority in Egypt, and they are deprived of basic human rights,” said Joseph. “The U.S. State Department released the ‘International Religious Freedom Report’ in September stating respect for religious freedom in Egypt has declined.

“The right of free speech and the right to express ideas have never been worse in Egypt than it is currently. The world community needs to give more attention to what is going on in Egypt and the other Arabic countries in the Middle East,” he said. “November 11 – The International Day of Prayer – has been designated as a day to pray for the persecuted, and particularly for Muslims who have become Christians.”

Joseph was elected president of the Middle Eastern Evangelical Churches Fellowship of America (MEFCA) in 2006.

Bookcover: http://www.advocatesforthepersecuted.org/pdfs/lmpgbookim age.pdf

Photo: http://www.advocatesforthepersecuted.org/pdfs/davidandcar oljoseph.pdf

Sample chapter: http://www.thelastharvest.com/Newsletter/pdf/LMPGpromo.pdf

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