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Christian Church In Iran Growing Despite Threats Of Death


“I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” – Jesus Christ

By Gary Lane, CBN News – “Iran’s new president has promised to protect the country’s Christians, but attacks are intensifying.

As they work to survive, CBN News was given an exclusive, rare view that few outsiders witness: a secret meeting of new Iranian believers in a neighboring country, not far from the border.

The brand new followers of Christ received Bible teaching and participated in their very first communion.

After a few songs and prayers, several were baptized. Then they returned to more late-night Bible study and training before returning to Iran.

For the first time, these Christians learned how to look up and memorize Scripture. They’re Kurds, former Muslims who converted to Christianity.

If their identities and location were revealed to secret police, Iranian agents would have come to arrest them. Some may have been killed for being apostates.

One former Muslim — we called Daoud — knows the dangers all too well. Before he became a Christian, Iranian police caught him eating a sandwich instead of fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

That violated Sharia law. A judge ordered him to receive 70 lashes, a punishment similar to that imposed by the Taliban.

‘I was tied down. A mullah held the Koran in his hand and recited a verse and then a soldier beat my back with a cable,’ he explained.

‘It made me feel deep hatred against Islam and the Islamic Republic of Iran. All I did was grab a sandwich and eat it. Why is that a sin?’ he asked.

Later, Daoud met some Christians on the Internet who introduced him to Christ. He embraced Christianity after witnessing miracles of healing and deliverance.

Daoud keeps his newfound faith secret, while quietly and cautiously sharing Christ with others in his city.

‘Right now, it is really scary because if the government knows about it, I’m pretty sure they will execute me,’ he said.” Read more.

Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Flashback: Iranian Government Launches Public Campaign To Halt The Spread Of Christianity – “Iran’s Islamic leadership has launched a public campaign to halt the rapid spread of Christianity among Iranians, BosNewsLife learned Monday, September 2. The government’s think-tank and the Iranian intelligence service are organizing meetings aimed at debating the ‘conversion from Islam’ and to analyze why especially Iranian youth convert to Christianity, well-informed Iranian Christians said.” Read more.

Flashback: Lying Wonders: Iran Promotes ‘Discovery’ Of The ‘Gospel Of Barnabas’, Claims It Will Cause ‘Worldwide’ Collapse of Christianity – “‘Christian‘ archaeology undermines the Qur’an. ‘Jewish‘ archaeology undermines the Qur’an. Even ‘Islamic‘ archaeology undermines the Qur’an. But when it comes to an ideology whose foundations are grounded in lies and deception, the only facts that need apply are those that can be distorted to undermine the Truth …” Read more.

  1. rjerry2
    05/09/2014 at 1:54 PM

    Let there be no doubt, if these savages learn of ‘Daoud’s’ new found faith in Christ, they will unquestionably execute him–probably by decapitation, which seems to be their favorite form of ‘worship’ to their demonic allah-god!!!!

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  2. Bro. Nick
    05/09/2014 at 3:03 PM

    OH how we should praise “THE LORD GOD” for the growth of His Church in Iran, Syria, China, and all of the 65+ other countries where CHRISTians are persecuted for their faith in The LORD Jesus Christ!

    We should also know and remember about those that followers of Islam are followers of Satan! Why are we surprised when they do these viscous and murderous actions when it is written in The Holy Word of GOD about them: “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (John 8:44 – KJV)

    Yet – how many that call themselves Christians here in the western ‘civilized’ countries even know, think about, or even really care that people in many foreign lands are being Persecuted for their faith in The LORD Jesus Christ? TRAGICALLY it has been my personal experience that the all too common attitude amongst those in (c)hristiandom here in “Amerika” is – Who cares about someone in some other country (that they often don’t even know or care where it is) – after all, they are not one of “us four and no more”, they are not a member of our congregation, they don’t even belong to our denomination, they do not speak English, and they are just a bunch of heathens anyway who probably aren’t really Christians.

    Harsh words – ABSOLUTELY YES – but go and read about what GOD himself tells us the world will be like in these ‘last-of-the-last days’ in which we are living – RIGHT NOW – TODAY:
    2 Thess 2:1-9 of ‘the falling away’,
    2 Tim 3:1-9 tells about ‘perilous times’
    and in Luke 17:26-29 about what it will be like in ‘the days of Noe and the days of Lot’.
    (I personally recommend reading in the KJV, for the words are plainly spoken.)

    Let all of us who are truly converted born-again CHRISTians choose to be ‘set apart’ and actually do how and what “THE LORD GOD” tells us to do – wherever we may be, or whatever our ‘denomination’ – think about, remember, sincerely and often pray for, and actually help our persecuted CHRISTian Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ (Mark 9:40-42 – KJV) who are living, being Persecuted, and when called upon – willingly dying for their true Faith in “THE LORD JEHOVAH” – in more than 65 countries around the world – RIGHT NOW – TODAY!!!
    Yet it has been written about our Persecuted Brethren: “Those who boldly follow (The LORD Jesus) Christ—in spite of government edict or radical opposition—can face harassment, arrest, torture and even death. Yet CHRISTians continue to meet for worship and to witness for (Jesus) Christ, and the church in restricted nations is growing.”

    1) It has been reported that persecution against CHRISTians around the world doubled in 2013 from that in 2012, and there was more persecution in 2012 than what happened in 2011 – and 60% of the Persecuted are CHILDREN.

    2) Although no one knows the exact number – except “THE ONLY WISE GOD” – it has been reliably reported that from mid-2008 thru mid-2009 there were 176,000 CHRISTians Martyred for The LORD Jesus Christ!!!

    3) These figures mean that more than 2,000,000 (TWO MILLION) CHRISTian men, women, boys, and girls have already been murdered since the year 2000 – Martyred for believing in the Living LORD Christ Jesus!!!

    4) It has also been reported that in the year 2012 approx. TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILLION CHRISTian men, women, boys, and girls suffered persecution – WHY?
    In some of these countries it is illegal to even own a Holy Bible,
    or to go to church, or fellowship with other CHRISTians,
    or to share their faith in The LORD Jesus Christ,
    or to change their faith,
    or to teach their children about The Saviour, Jesus Christ!!!

    How close is the Persecution of CHRISTians to those of us here in “Amerika”:

    1) If you live in Key West, FL persecution is occurring TODAY – 90 miles away in Cuba,

    2) If you live in TX, NM, AZ or CA – CHRISTians are being persecuted in a number of the states in Mexico,

    3) In Canada you can go to jail for repeating what GOD tells us in His Holy Word – that being a sodomite is a sin: (In the KJV the word “sodomite” is specifically used in:
    Deut 23:17; I Kings 14:24, 15:12, 22:46; II Kings 23:7 – and described in Romans 1:24-32) – and the laws are even more stringent in nearly all western European countries!

    4) Have you seriously thought about the ‘hate crime’ laws already enacted here in “Amerika” means the near certainly that real and terrible persecution of CHRISTians is going to occur at anytime?
    Please take time to listen to Bro. Paul Washer’s 3 minute & 47 second understnading @

    How many that are really CHRISTians here in “Amerika” even know about Bro. Saeed Abidini? Bro. Saeed is a US citizen imprisoned in Iran for his CHRISTian faith – for 600 days (as of 8 May 2014)!
    Of those that do remember him – how many think about what he is going through, pray for “THE LORD JEHOVAH” to help, provide for, and keep him through his present persecution, or attempt to help in any meaningful way???
    How many ever think about, pray for, or attempt to help his wife and two small children, who live in Idaho??? Theirs is a very real trial!

    I have wondered if those who claim to be followers of The LORD Jesus Christ here in “Amerika” – and the other ‘civilized countries’ – who will not even bother to pray for or actively help the Persecuted CHRISTians in other countries – will “THE ONLY WISE GOD” cause them to NOT know, think about, pray for, or help us in any way – when we are Persecuted for our Faith in “THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY”?

    It is time for all that are truly converted, blood-bought, born-again believers in The LORD Jesus Christ – CHRISTians – here in “Amerika” and other ‘civilized’ countries’ to actually live out our faith in our Saviour – whether or not we ourselves are ever persecuted:

    “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” (Eph 6:18 – KJV)

    “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” (James 5:16 – KJV)

    – and –
    Being active witnesses for our Saviour, The LORD Jesus Christ – leading lost souls to Him – remembering that: “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Pet 3:9 and 2 Tim 2:4 – KJV)

    “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”
    (James 1:22 – KJV)

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  3. 05/10/2014 at 12:54 AM

    Iran and Iraq and the countries immediately south of them are the lands of the Assyrian people and ARE the people that love Jesus more than any other people in the World. At least that’s what I think as their lands are where Bethlehem…IS!

    And I’m NOT Assyrian, by any means…just someone that follows the teachings of Jesus Christ!

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  4. 05/11/2014 at 12:54 AM

    Reblogged this on disturbeddeputy and commented:
    The church has always grown exponentially in the face of persecution. It’s not about this world.

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