Posted by Lynn Marzulli on September 30, 2011
International pressure is growing on Iran to overturn a death sentence imposed on a Christian pastor for apostasy.
Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, a member of a Protestant evangelical
church in the Islamic republic, faces death by hanging for refusing to
abandon his Christian faith.
The 34-year-old pastor of the Church of Iran was born a Muslim but became a Christian after his 19th birthday.
Under Iran’s version of sharia law that makes him an apostate — Muslims cannot renounce the faith into which they were born.
Pressure building for Iran to overturn death sentence on Christian pastor | Holy Post | National Post
Don’t worry it can’t happen here…. or can it? Youcef Nadarkhani
stated in an Iranian court that he would not renounce his faith in Jesus
Christ. In the Republic of Iran converting from Islam to any other
religion carries the death penalty… how’s that for tolerance. This man
needs our prayers and I’m asking all of you who read this BLOG today to
fast one meal or whatever you choose, and pray for mercy. His life is
on the line and he is willing to forfeit it rather than to deny his
savior. I wonder how many of us would do the same?
As I point out in Politics, Prophecy & the Supernatural,
Iran is ruled by one set of supernatural experiences – the Prophet
Mohammed receiving revelation from the angel Gabriel (I don’t believe
this was the Gabriel from the Bible) – and from this the Koran was
birthed, followed by what is now Sharia law. However, what we see is
that this system is intolerant of any other religion. Please contrast
this with freedom of religion in the United States, where Mosques are
being built and run down churches being converted to places of worship
for Moslems. However in Iran, they won’t tolerate one mans conversion
and in fact may kill him over it. Why is this one mans conversion seen
as such a threat to Islam? What are the Imams in Iran afraid of, that
Christianity will spread? How can one mans change of heart affect the
billions of Moslems? If Iran executes Youcef it will be a black mark
that all the world will see and take note of.
In closing today’s post. Youcef faces the ultimate test of his faith
and so far he is willing to die for it…. Prayer can change events and
situations…. let’s pray for Youcef….
Here is a petition that you can sign! Just do it! http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=88&ea.campaign.id=12209