A Modern Pastoral Epistle

Youcef Nadarkhani is an Iranian Christian pastor who faces the possibility of execution for his faith. Trevin Wax has posted “Youcef Nadarkhani’s Letter to His Church.”

Among the most poignant portions . . .

“Dear brothers and sisters, we must be more careful than any other time. Because in these days, the hearts and thoughts of many are revealed, so that the faith is tested. May your treasure be where there is no moth and rust.”

and

“What we are bearing today, is a difficult but not unbearable situation, because neither he has tested us more than our faith and our endurance, nor does he do as such. And as we have known from before, we must beware not to fail, but to advance in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, And consider these bumps and prisons as opportunities to testify to his name.”

Take the time to read the entire letter, and pray for Youcef, his family, and his flock.

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