The Heart of the 10/40 Window
The Arab World lies at the very heart of the 10/40 Window. No region of the world has been so resistant to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If we are serious in our commitment to provide a valid opportunity for every person to experience the truth and saving power of Jesus Christ, we cannot ignore the compelling realities of the Arab World
Is the Arab World truly reachable? Most western Christians believe it is not. But after you watch this programme I hope you will agree with an increasing number of Arab nationals and internationals that respond to that question with a resounding "Yes!"
Twenty-one Arabic-speaking countries are spread across North Africa, the Central Middle East and the Gulf. Together they have a population of over 270 million people, and that number is growing by half a million every month.
The Church in the Arab World has been persecuted for the past 1400 years. It has been next to impossible to plant new churches and most Christians in the region have no freedom to practice their faith openly of the 270 million Arabic speaking people living in the Arab World, between 15 to 20 million are Christians.
Many Arab Christians live in remote areas where there are no churches or in countries that do not have churches. In many places it is even illegal to invite people into your home and hold Christian meetings.
In some countries of the Arab world you are not even allowed to have a copy of the Holy Bible. As a result, new Christians are afraid to go to a church or to visit a Christian home due to fear of persecution from the family and the secret police.
In spite of this, there are hundreds and even thousands of small house group meetings where believers meet and study the Word of God secretly.
How Can We Reach The Arab World?
See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19-20
Until recently, all television in the Arab world has been government controlled. With nearly 100 million households now having access to satellites, satellite broadcasts are able to take Bible teaching right into the heart of the Arab World, overcoming political and religious boundaries.
With access to over 200 TV channels, satellite is now considered to be the best source of international uncensored news & entertainment. Considering that many in this region can read little more than their own name, A Television Screen is their window to the world.
Today God has given us tools like Satellite TV to help us MAKE DISCIPLES and take the WORD of GOD to the Arab world planting house churches without boundaries.
Did You Know...
The Bible Channel started television broadcasting via Satellite to the Arab World on 2nd May 1997...