Iranian cleric Hujjat al-Islam Naser Rafiei delivered a speech in Qom (home to the largest Islamic seminary in Iran) which warned against the spread of Christianity throughout the country. He specifically named house churches and evangelical networks as an attraction for Iranian youth whose faith in Islam is diminishing.
The Islamic Revolution of 1979, led by Ayatollah Khomeini, affected Iran more than any other event in modern history. It led to the establishment of the world’s only country governed by an Islamic theocracy, now 40 years old.
Today, many of those who committed their lives to Islamic rule are filled with despair. This disillusionment has opened new doors for the Gospel, which is sweeping across the nation via satellite TV and Internet, and growing house church movements. However, the government continues its attempts to thwart this move of God.
Sources: International Christian Concern, The Voice of the Martyrs USA
- Praise God for the way He is rapidly growing His church in Iran. Pray the Lord will strengthen the church in maturity, wisdom and understanding.
- Praise God for those who are boldly reaching out to their fellow countrymen with the Gospel. Pray for their protection and favour.
- Pray for efforts to equip the church with Bibles and other teaching materials as well as discipleship training.
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