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Iran’s religious leaders admit gospel is growing

Religious leaders in Iran have acknowledged in their public speeches that more young people and families in their nation are being exposed to, and are accepting, the gospel of Jesus Christ. And it has given them grave concern.

The Iranian Constitution states in its Article 13 “…Christians, Jews and Zoroastrian minorities are the only recognized religious minorities, who, within the limits of the law, are free to perform their religious rites and ceremonies, and to act according to their own canon in matters of personal affairs and religious education.” But persecution of Christians has been increasing ever since Supreme Leader Ali Khameinei made a speech last year calling for drastic measures when dealing with churches and Christians.

Iran’s Islamic Thoughts and Culture research center has bemoaned the fact that the Torah and the Bible are available in over 3,000 languages while the Koran is only in 100. Even in the midst of increased persecution and attempts at suppression, the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ continues to prevail in the hearts and minds of Iranians.

Source: Michael Ireland. Iranian Religious Authorities Acknowledge Spread of Gospel. Friday, October 21, 2011.

–posted by Harry A. Gaylord–


3 thoughts on “Iran’s religious leaders admit gospel is growing

  1. Looks like Iran is against Christianity, I believe God in all his wisdom will come unto them through Direct divine intervention and steer them to where he wants them to be, and in doing so may have them change big time not only religion-wise but also culturally and if he does so they may be taken by God down the same road as Libya and other countries.


    1. There have been reports in the past few years (for instance from Lausanne and CBN) that direct divine intervention has already been happening through dreams and visions throughout the Muslim world, including Iran. Right now, judging by what has happened in Egypt where Christians are persecuted more than ever, I’m not so sure what’s going on in Libya, Yemen, and other places will be beneficial for those nations. The Muslim Brotherhood and other terrorist organizations seem to be exerting more influence.

      I just think it’s great to see so many people coming to the Lord in Iran & with the whole world’s eyes on the Youcef Nadarkhani situation, this helps the gospel spread even more.


  2. I agree with your sentiments and if God is, and I know he is because he told me so, he will shake them by their very soul to achieve his goal, and those who attempt to ignore him this time around and if they suffer they will only have themselves to blame, But he will do so through their own religion.


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