Muslim Imam Converts to Catholic Church

by Steve Ray on July 5, 2014

From Darkness to Light (34 minute video explaining how he discovered Jesus was the Word of God, the Son of God)

As a Muslim imam, Mario Joseph was well-versed in the Koran and in the teachings of the Islamic religion. In fact, it was precisely the Koran that brought him to an encounter with Jesus Christ and with the truth of the Catholic faith.

But his conversion did not come without difficulties; as a consequence, he has undergone grave persecution. How has he attained his intense love toward the Church, the Cross and Heaven? He himself tells us in this week’s impacting episode of Changing Tracks.

{ 25 comments }

De Maria July 7, 2014 at 11:10 PM

What a beautiful testimony! May our Daddy, grant our country, the grace, that we should return to our first love.

Gabriel Fernandes July 25, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Awesome! Heard him first time at the Divine Retreat Centre, Chalakuddy, Kerala in the year 2005. If you have the recordings of his initial preaching and can make it available, would be highly appreciated. May we strengthen our faith, listening to him. God Bless him and his wonderful family.

Derrick Lobo July 25, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Very Beautiful and very impressive. Let us be strong and proud that we are living examples of a Christian, and not just a Sunday Christian. God Bless

Stephen D'costa July 26, 2014 at 1:46 AM

Yes May the almighty God bless him & give him the strength & energy to serve the EVER Loving JESUS spread the word god to ends of the earth.

Lorna July 26, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Thank you Mario you have confirmed the truth in Jesus Christ the one and only Saviour that will be there to save all his children if we truly say YES to him.

May God bless you and guide you to proclaim the truth to the whole world.

Sincerely
LV

Arthur Rasquinha July 28, 2014 at 1:32 AM

Mario Joseph’s incredible, live Testimony should be a life changing experience not only to non Christians, but lukewarm Christians as well. I would think that he is the modern day St. Paul chosen by God to bring back His children to Him, in these apocalyptic times, especially in the countries of Europe (and America) which are trying to erase God’s name from their societies and homes. May God guide and protect him. Deo gratias.

DAMIEN FERNANDES. July 31, 2014 at 11:17 AM

THE LORD WORKS IN DIFFERENT WAYS. IT IS FOR MAN TO SEARCH,
GBU.

DAMIEN FERNANDES. July 31, 2014 at 11:24 AM

WHAT A TESTAMONY. HE HAS FOUND HIS TRUE CALLING.

wilson August 2, 2014 at 7:40 AM

wonderful. Christ is the real God and savior of all humans on earth.

Dunstan Girton. August 3, 2014 at 12:46 AM

What a wonderful testimony.This is the true way of being a Christian.Let everyone know that there is no other way to God except through Jesus.God bless you Mario & may all experience the love,beauty blessings of Our Saviour Jesus throughout the universe through your testimony & conversion to Christianity.

Cecilia Taites August 7, 2014 at 3:44 AM

Beautiful testimony. May all experience the love and blessings of Our Lord Jesus. Jesus is the real GOD and savior. Thank you Mario Joseph… May the Lord keep you safe and give you the strength and courage to preach his works

Dr Raju Varghese Chellakudam August 12, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Our dear Br. Mario Joseph,
Really wonderful and inspiring testimony. But what we feel no need to be CATHOLIC, but once you accept JESUS as your savior and surrender everything to our LORD you became a true CHRISTIAN and that is enough for securing the eternal life. We really wish to meet you one day during our next vacation. God bless you Mario. You are a living God chosen man.
With lots of love and affection

Dr Raju Varghese Chellakudam & Dr Omana Varghese

trophy dsouza August 13, 2014 at 1:49 PM

A stunning testimony that inspires and truly motivates.
God bless Mario Joseph….
I’m a writer, and have done more than 5 books and so
would really like to put some or all of it into a book.
God bless those who have had the courage to spread
‘the Word of God’ through this enthralling testimony.

Kerry Edwards August 15, 2014 at 5:28 PM

God bless this man ….however he is indoctrinated in transubstantiation…..eating of the body and drinking the blood (of Christ)…he says to receive eternal life you must be a Catholic….which contradicts what he says all along that believing in Jesus gives eternal life….dangerous teaching! And Jesus NEVER said ‘ if you eat my body and drink my blood you will never die’……………..at the last supper Jesus said ‘do this in REMEMBRANCE of me! The body and blood (bread and wine) is only a symbol!!!!

Please Mr Joseph do not take people down the garden path!

STEVE RAY HERE: Kerry, you may want to read John 6 again.

lily August 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Immensely impressed by your testimony, your faith is so very strong that itself is a blessed gift bestowed upon you. Your experiences narrated were mind blowing and it was you the chosen one to be out there and preach the word of OUR LORD JESUS.

You have the peace shinning on you and your quotes from the Bible and the Koran are so specific to refer to for all Muslims and Christians in what ever context they doubt.

Long live Mario Joseph You are truly Blessed carry on your good work, proud to have you with us.

Lily

Sebastian Chacko August 19, 2014 at 2:17 AM

I have gained new insights into the Muslim Religion and more about the Koran. Thank you. I am a Catholic missionary priest from Kerala from where Mr Mario Joseph comes. I also read some comments attacking the Catholic Church. It is sad that Protestants whose Church started about 1500 years after Christ dies and the Evangelicals who are only about 150 years in existence have no sense of history in all their anti-Catholic assertions. I would ask them to read Chapter 6 and 7 of John to understand the teaching of Christ on the Eucharist. John 6:54. “whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.’ One commentator has said that the Eucharist is only a symbol. Then I guess dying on the Cross also is also a symbol and the Resurrection is also a symbol. No human being can be so cruelly crucified and dieon a Cross and after three days come back to life.

NO JESUS...NO PEACE! August 19, 2014 at 7:43 AM

MUSLIMS…

They’re not happy in Gaza ..

They’re not happy in Egypt ..

They’re not happy in Libya ..

They’re not happy in Morocco ..

They’re not happy in Iran ..

They’re not happy in Iraq ..

They’re not happy in Yemen …

They’re not happy in Afghanistan …

They’re not happy in Pakistan ..

They’re not happy in Syria ..

They’re not happy in Lebanon ..

SO, WHERE ARE THEY HAPPY?

They’re happy in Australia ..

They’re happy in Canada ..

They’re happy in England ..

They’re happy in France ..

They’re happy in Italy ..

They’re happy in Germany ..

They’re happy in Sweden ..

They’re happy in the USA ..

They’re happy in Norway ..

They’re happy in Holland ..

They’re happy in Denmark ..

Basically, they’re happy in every country that is not Muslim

and unhappy in every country that is!

AND WHO DO THEY BLAME?

Not Islam!

Not their leadership!

Not themselves!

THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!!

ISLAM-FLAWED FOUNDATIONS... August 19, 2014 at 8:44 AM

“18.- Mohammedanism

1. Mohammed was born at Mecca, in Arabia, A.D. 569. In youth he engaged in commerce, but at the age of forty began to preach religion, giving himself out as a prophet. He promised his followers wealth and power in this world, and a paradise of sensual pleasures in the next. He also taught the doctrine of fatalism.

2. Aided, it is said, by an apostate monk, Mohammed composed a book, known as the Koran, filled with fables and maxims drawn from the Old and New Testament. He held Christ was a prophet, and that there was but one God. He forbade the use of pork or wine to his followers, but permitted polygamy.

3. In the year 622 Mohammed fled to Medina, where he began a war on all who would not believe in him. In 630, at the head of an army, he returned to Mecca, took it, and at once began a career of conquest seldom equaled by the most renowned.

4. At his death (632) all Arabia had accepted Mohammed, and within twenty years after, his successors had subdued Syria and Palestine, Egypt and Persia (651). From Asia they swept along the Mediterranean, subduing Northern Africa (707), and so completely destroying Christianity that scarce a vestige remains. From thence they passed over to Spain (711) and seized upon the greater part of the country.

5. The Christians that were spared fled to the mountains. For seven hundred years war between the Mohammedans and Christians of Spain was carried on, and only ended (1492) when, under Ferdinand and Isabella, the Moorish city of Grenada was taken, and the moors finally driven out or converted.

6. In 732 a countless host of Mohammedans, or, as they were called, Saracens, invaded the south of France, carrying destruction and ruin everywhere. Wherever they had come, so far, their power had been irresistible. Europe seemed destined to fall before them, as Asia and Africa had already done. But at this moment God raised up in France Duke Charles, surnamed Martel, who with his army met the Saracens near Poitiers, where a great battle was fought. The Saracens were defeated, and it is said three hundred thousand of them were left dead upon the field. Christendom was saved, and the further progress of the Mohammedans was forever arrested in Europe.”

A direct quote from Benziger Brothers Bible History-Catholic Bishop Richard Gilmour, D.D.

This was written well over 100 years ago and was freely taught in our schools and indeed all around the world in the good old days. What on earth happened ever since?

JESUS, KING OF THE JEWS August 19, 2014 at 8:48 PM

It is no secret that Muslims/Palestinians have a perpetual hatred of Israel and desperately want to annihilate the Jews. How on earth can there ever be so called “peace talks” when the hateful muslims are sworn to kill the jews and eradicate them…evidently muslims do not want peace and believe that the jews have no right to even exist. N.B. Exactly what are the “fruits” of so called “peaceful” islam??

Blossom August 21, 2014 at 3:06 AM

This testimony shook me, I always believed that I had strong faith and had a deep relationship with Christ. Mario has taken me to a new level and awareness in my Lord and the difference in Islam and Christianity. It is very disappointing to hear so often that many of our Catholic’s are converting to Islam as they are told (by other faiths) that Jesus is a prophet and that we have “3 God’s) and that Catholic’s worship images. I urge all of you reading this post to make your parish priest aware of this and also educate your self, children and loved ones that God is indeed one.

God Bless you Mario and I hope I get to be your neighbor in that big bungalow the Lord is preparing for you.

Dr Kalandar August 21, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Satan can come in any form to fool people into anything. Jesus was just prophet of God. Prophet Mohammad is leader of all Prophets. God does not need son or anyone.When God can create Adam & Eve without parents. What is big deal for God to create Jesus without father. That is why Jesus mother is known as virgin Mary. There no such holy trinity as Christians believe. Only God deserves to be worshipped and called as Lord. Jesus himself was helpless getting killed. Where he is going to help mankind. He is fool to become Christian without knowing real facts of God creations.

Realistic August 21, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Oh my God, Jesus Christ please help us…satanic Islam is not a religion, it is the devil personified. Why are our politicians importing this evil?

http://gloria.tv/?media=642419&language=MnVpcnQGQh7

WILL AMERICA EVER WAKE UP? August 22, 2014 at 4:57 AM

Wahhabi Cleric Explains Proper Way of Beheading to his Followers: “You Should Enjoy Yourselves”

http://youtu.be/yHt-eqrLEOY

WILL AMERICA EVER WAKE UP? August 23, 2014 at 4:08 AM

With about 45 million Christians slaughtered by muslims over the last 100 years. I was amazed to hear Pope Francis say that ‘authentic’ islam is peaceful? I would like to know whereabouts? In saying that, it appears that Pope Francis has not read or understood the quran and does watch the ghastly evening news?

Also saying that sinners, atheists and other non-believers would be judged on their consciences and still go to heaven, is being just a little contrary to Bible teaching? On the flip side, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is a great theologian who never minced his words about the Truth. And the muslims and seculars-atheists hate him for that!

I would like to see warm and fuzzy, softly, softly Pope Francis speak out and encourage all priests to do the same in their homilies and ceaselessly condemn horrible abortion for birth control, which is literally taking tens of millions of lives out of existence every year. And about the evils of homosexual marriage, pornography, euthanasia etc.

So that all priests would be on the same page and not be afraid of the church’s political correctness, which is clearly not of God. This being the case, it would go a long way in stopping this evil from the pulpit and be properly looking after the flock.

Sorry but turning a blind eye in the face of evil, then becomes evil too.

Suzette August 25, 2014 at 6:14 AM

Peaceful Islam?? How can these idiotic muslims keep defending the indefensible?

Evidently so called “peaceful” Islam is all about fear and intimidation all around the world. Thus no sane person would ever go to an Islamic country for holidays! Obviously Christianity and Islam are entirely incompatible. Look at the divine miracle worker, Son of God, Jesus, evidently He raised the dead, healed the sick and preached love, morality and God’s Ten Commandments. As opposed to that very dubious, head-hunter Mohammad who was the exact opposite and was all about death and destruction, fear and intimidation, still carried to this day…a muslim from Turkey once told me that the muslims he knows do not want other muslims living next door to them and will not buy a house if there is a muslim family next door…I hardly wonder why!

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