Religious Persecution in Iran

Iranian Minister Captured

Michelle Malkin reports that 44-year old Mohsen Namvar has been picked up by Iran’s state police. This Christian minister has previously been arrested and tortured for baptizing Muslim converts to Christianity. His arrest comes as one of a number of Christians rounded up by Iranian authorities.

Mission News Network quotes Todd Nettleton of Voice of the Martyrs regarding the recent crackdown on believers:

“It (religious law) makes the death penalty mandatory for people convicted of leaving Islam to follow another faith. So that, obviously, is another piece of intimidation.”

and . . .

“The church is growing at an absolutely phenomenal rate in Iran. Muslims are coming to know Christ; they’re getting involved with these house church groups. That is what has caused the concern of the government. That’s why these arrests are happening.”

Let’s pray that our brothers and sisters in Iran will experience God’s grace and protection, and that, whatever the outcome, God will be glorified through their suffering.

“According to my earnest expectation and my hope . . . that Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.”

The Apostle Paul

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