Apostle Jerry Rassamni grew up as militant Muslim fighting against Christians during the Lebanese Civil War.
The author of From Jihad to Jesus: An Ex-Militant’s Journey of Faith (Living Ink Books) is no longer a
sniper caught in a succession of endless blood feuds or anti-West hatred. A former Islamic militant,
Jerry came to see something that some never perceive in a lifetime. “In my Jihad, I came face to face
with a frightening discovery: the true human heart. I saw it exposed behind the masks of piety, behind
the lies of purity, and behind the sham of godliness, and I beheld the heart of darkness. I saw the evil
that belies the human heart, and I was changed by the horror of it.” Rassamni continues, “Subsequently,
I dared to question... my religious infrastructure. I had the courage to think freely, unencumbered by my
tradition and idealism. I looked, and what I saw changed me forever.”
His hesitation soon gave way as “I read about a God who loved me so much that He paid the price for
my sins, so that I could come before the throne of the Creator of the universe, and call Him Baba” –
affectionate word for father in Arabic. Jerry continues: “This revelation rocked my world.” Rassamni soon
recognized that hatred is not an attribute of the Almighty but that God is love.