A pastor who is ministering in the Middle
East was reportedly saved by lions who
prevented a group of Islamic extremists from
attacking him and a group of Christians.
Pastor Paul Ciniraj’s story seems like a story
straight out of the Bible. Pastor Paul
detailed the modern-day miracle on his
“My risen Lord Jesus Christ has saved my
life once again,” Pastor Paul wrote, “and I
praise and thank God for His unspeakable
Before the attack when the lion saved him,
Pastor Paul had been attacked by another
group of Islamic extremists. He had escaped
and was recovering at the home of a former
Muslim who was a Christian convert. The
man’s home was near a forest area.
Pastor Paul led worship services there. On
Easter Sunday, while a group of believers
was gathered and he was leading one such
service, militants came upon them,
“We had no idea what to do,” Pastor Paul
recalled. The group of Christians thought
they were all about to die.
Just then, a lion appeared out of the forest
and began to attack one of the militants.
The other two militants tried to fight the lion
off, but then two more lions appeared. The
militants ran away in fear and the lions left
Pastor Paul and his group alone.
“Equally astonishing,” Pastor Paul added,
“records show no lions are supposed to live
in that forest.”
From Christian Headlines