Iran: A Meal and Hope
August 7, 2012
Christians are an anomaly to Iran. Islam is the pervading ideology in Iran, so those who decide to follow Christ are considered apostates. An apostasy conviction is punishable either by death or by imprisonment until repentance.
From evangelism to Bible training to publishing Christian books, most Christian activity is illegal, and, according to Voice of the Martyrs USA, much of it is monitored by the secret police. Since the government closed the Iranian Bible Society 32 years ago, it has become illegal to publish or import Christian literature or Bibles.
It's fairly clear that Iran does not look kindly on Christians. Persecution has been steadily rising since 2005. Even so, there are estimates that there are around 100,000 Christian Iranian nationals, and more are responding to the Gospel.
That begs the questions: how is the Gospel getting in, who mentors new Christians, and how are those people getting training?
Please read the full story at Mission Network News.
Source: Mission Network News