12 Oct '15 05:29>1 edit
Residents in a Serbian village have threatened to convert to Islam if no action is taken to save their storm-damaged church, it's reported.
Parish members in Sopic, near the capital Belgrade, made the warning in a letter to the head of Serbia's Orthodox Church, Patriarch Irinej, according to the Alo news website. Asking him to back their campaign for the building to be restored and not demolished, the congregation said: "If we do not receive your support, we will be forced to collectively go over to Islam in order to get better protection for our facilities under Serbian law". It goes on to compare the step to "martyrdom", although it stresses that the converts would "keep Jesus Christ in their heart". From the BBC: the rest is here: http://tinyurl.com/nstqlqg
What is one to make of this? Does it lend any weight to the suggestion often put forward here that people can simply choose to believe something that they do not believe?
According to the 'Once Saved Always Saved' theology, if they "keep Jesus Christ in their heart" as Muslims ~ whose religion features Jesus prominently as one of the greatest prophets who will return at the end times to destroy the false messiah ~ will they be "saved"?