My name is Rasheedat
I got the shocking news of my life last Sunday, even though I’ve refuse to believe it, cos I’m sure things can’t be that bad.
I’m from a Muslim background, let’s just say was born into Islam, I grew up and found Christ and so far it’s been the best encounter I’ve had. Last week Sunday, a sister in the church called me aside and said she wanted to see me after church.
I didn’t bother pondering about what she might want to see me for as I felt it was going to be about joining church workers which I’ve been giving considerable thought.
Service was over and I was in the most annoying conversation with this sister, I just couldn’t believe my ears. She was like have I given my life to Christ yet? I said yes, then she move on to saying, have I ever considered changing my name (because anyone that hears it will simply conclude I’m a Muslim). I asked if that was necessary and she relied with very necessary o, she went on and on this issue of changing of name to suite my new faith. She gave examples of Abhram to Abraham and Soul-Paul.
Now my conscience doesn’t agree with this. Why do I have to change my name to suite my new found faith? is this even in line with God’s will? is it a thing in Christianity?