Skip to comments.A Pastor Facing Impending Execution for being a Christian in Iran
Posted on 07/02/2011 7:28:43 PM PDT by thefinalcrusade
On the eve of celebrating our independence and freedom in the United States, a man in Iran faces death for being a Christian. In the last few days, the Supreme Court in Qom, Iran upheld the death sentence of Youcef Nadarkhani for converting from Islam to Christianity. His death sentence could be carried out any day.
Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani of the Church of Iran denomination was arrested in his home city of Rasht on October 13, 2009, while attempting to register his church. He was arrested because he allegedly questioned the Muslim monopoly on the religious instruction of children in Iran.
Pastor Nadarkhani merely spoke out against an Iranian policy that requires all children, regardless of their faith, to be taught Islamic teachings. When he pointed out that the Iranian constitution grants freedom of religion, local police demanded that he appear before a political tribunal where he was arrested and imprisoned his charge, unlawful apostasy and evangelism to Muslims.
An Iranian court convicted him and sentenced him to death in 2010. On June 28, 2011, the Supreme Court in the Shia holy city of Qom, Iran upheld the apostasy conviction and death sentence. We know the Iranian regime often enacts death sentences without advance notice to prisoners families.
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Zero is too busy trying to save the ILLEGAL ALIEN RAPIST MURDERER POS in the great state of TEXAS.
Ditto what you said.
Isn’t it wonderful that the military power of the Great Satan, the U.S., most of whose soldiers are Christians, has been used to set up a pro-Iranian “Islamic Republic” next door in Iraq? Thanks a lot, George W. Bush.
Let’s all hold our breath until the UN denounces this and intervenes to stop it . . . /sarc
Prayers for the pastor.
Liberals in America don’t know how good they have it. They are lucky that America is predominately Christian.
We had a christian pastor from Iraq in our church service last sunday. He said that 17 members of his church have been killed for being christians.
May God’s strength and peace be with my brother in Iran. I praise God there are men like Pastor Nadarkhani willing to take a stand for Christ even in the Islamic darkness of Iran.
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
God Bless this soul
God Bless this man and prayers being said.
That is the same sentence the muslims would be calling for 0bama to face...if they believed he was no longer a muslim.
“To live is Christ, to die is gain.”
I pray that this brother will find release from the chains of man, but I know he already has complete freedom in Christ, regardless. Praise God for men and women who are willing to die for the glory of the Lord!
Prayers said for this brave man and his fellow believers standing for Christ in a desolate and desperate land.
God will remember what is done to his saints by the enemy of truth and one day HE will extract judgement.
Thanks a lot Obama. Thanks for nothing.
It seems that the Iranis care as much about their constitution and laws as the current Administration does about ours...