How Are More Muslims Coming To Christ In Iran?
Iran, which ranks 9th on the Open Doors World Watch List, seems like a place where it is impossible for the gospel to flourish. Since Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s warning in 2010 of the ever-expanding influence and numbers of house churches, the treatment of Christians has rapidly worsened. The regime tries to destroy those who reach out to converts and seekers by monitoring services, arresting converts, banning Farsi language services and closing some churches. Attacks against Christian communities have increased, and the prohibition of house church activities is enforced more strictly. Yet the regime’s harsh treatment of Christians only further fuels the flames of church growth. Rafin and Nader, who are young converts from Muslim backgrounds, are proof of that. And they are not alone. “Many Persians are coming to Christ,” shares Nader. “Many are young college students, and even some of their teachers are asking for Bibles!” Despite the intense persecution, more and more Muslims are coming to Christ- and at an increasing rate. Open Doors is working throughout the Middle East to provide Bibles, Christian literature and discipleship training to these Muslim Background Believers. Would you join with us in supporting them in this way?