I am very glad he has been released and passed the news on to many. I received an email from a friend who said that he was not a Christian, but a “Pastor” of a cult church, so I did some checking and found this site that explains the Church of Iran and also has a video of him stating his belief:
Even if he is not a true Christian, I’m glad he was released. Who knows, maybe he came to know the Lord while he was in prison. I pray for his salvation.
At a hearing, Pastor Youcef was asked to deny Jesus and that way save his life. What was his answer? You ask me to recant. Recant means to return. What do you wish me to return to? The blasphemy that I was in before Christ? The judges responded, To the religion of your ancestors, Islam. Youcef replied, I cannot. That says everything I want to know about Pastor Youcef!