JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Pastor Ghaffar Bhatti grew up inside Pakistan, a nation that is 97 percent Muslim. But, he does not mince words when it comes to how he feels about the religion of his homeland.
"There are no radical Muslims," Pastor Bhatti, founder and chairman of Gospel of Kingdom Church Ministries, said. "The whole religion is radical. There's no extremists when the whole faith is extreme."
Pastor Bhatti operates his non-denominational ministry in Lahore, Pakistan. Pastor Bhatti says the organization's goal is to share what the Bible teaches, and not to be focused on doctrinal beliefs.
II Timothy 2:15 Ministries is sponsoring three speaking engagements by Bhatti at the Epic Center in Jonesboro. The first is Friday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 16, there will be two sessions at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
"Five years ago when I came into the United States, the Lord has given me the prophecy for this country," Pastor Bhatti told me on Mid-Day. "The prophecy was that the spirit of Islam is going to enter this country and they are planning to take over this country."
Bhatti claims speaking against Islam has resulted in several attacks on his life. But, they have not deterred him from his mission.
"I started preaching and have gone all over the world, Europe and the USA," Pastor Bhatti said. "We need to save our country. This country is based on the Bible and Christianity. Everyone here is living in their own shell. They need to come out of their shell. Christ teaches us that we are living under so many barriers. We need to come together to build the kingdom of God."
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