An Islamic State militant who said he enjoyed beheading Christians has converted after Jesus came to him in a vision and told him to stop the killing.
The ISIS militant reached out to a Christian missionary after having dreams of a man dressed in white who said he was Jesus.
His story is told by Gina Fadley, the director of a Christian missionary group operating in the Middle East, according to the Christian Post.
Fadely, director of Youth With A Mission Frontier Missions, Inc., said the ISIS fighter made contact with a YWAM missionary after he began having visions of a man dressed in white. He told the YWAM leader that he had begun having dreams of this man in white who came to him and said, "You are killing my people."
This story sounds a lot like that of the Apostle Paul, who was originally named Saul of Tarsus, and participated in killing Christians for blasphemy before Jesus came to him in a vision.
Fadely went on Voice of the Martyrs Radio to tell the story of the ISIS terrorist who now follows the religion of those he beheaded.
"The fighter said just before he killed one Christian, the man said, 'I know you will kill me, but I give to you my Bible.' The Christian was killed and this ISIS fighter actually took the Bible and began to read it."This story of Muslims converting to Christianity after seeing Jesus in a dream is becoming more common in the Middle East, according to The Blaze. This is the first time an ISIS militant is reported to have converted, however.
The Islamic State proclaimed itself a Caliphate last year when it conquered large swaths of Iraq and Syria. The extremist group has been responsible for a number of terrible war crimes, including the beheading of civilians and auctioning off young girls as sex slaves.
They have also been responsible for the destruction of several irreplaceable historical sites, leveling entire villages, and blowing up dozens of churches.
The United States government recently released statistics saying it has killed 10,000 ISIS militants in the last nine months of air strikes, according to the Inquisitr. Whether or not that number is accurate remains to be seen.
The Islamic State movement seems driven by intense extremist beliefs, and the desire to impose their version of Islam on everyone they meet. They exhibit an absolute willingness to kill anyone who refuses to obey their concept of piety or fails to obey the slightest demand. Recently, ISIS banned pigeon breeding because they claim birds expose their genitals while flying overhead and that "Insults Islam." Violators will be flogged and fined.
Some Christian leaders feel ideological conversion like that undergone by the ISIS militant is the way to win the conflict.
Certainly, Fadely and YWAM are concentrating their efforts in that direction.
"In another dream, Jesus asked him to follow him and he was now asking to become a follower of Christ and to be discipled."Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images