Sunday, November 28, 2010

Iranian Pastor To Be Executed By Hanging

Iranian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, a Christian pastor in Northern Iran, may be executed by an Iran court for "apostasy," because the Christian pastor organized Christian meetings, invited Muslims to become Christians, baptized new Christians, told other people about his Christian beliefs, believes in the resurrection of the dead and made it publicly known that he believes Muhammad "'is the prophet of Muslims but not a messenger from God...'" The pastor is waiting for a possible execution by hanging. "The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has asked President Barack Obama to seek the release of Nadarkhani, who is married with two young children."

Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani told other Christians not to fear his possible execution in Tehran, Iran, because he receives strength from these words spoken by Jesus: "'Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.'" The article does not state what President Obama's response was when he was asked for his help in this grave matter.

Author's Comment: I find it interesting that Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani has the courage to state that he believes Muhammad is the prophet of Muslims, but he does not believe Muhammad is a messenger from God. I also find it interesting that the article is completely silent about any response having been made by President Obama. In doing a brief Google Search, I was not able to find any mention about Obama's response. The silence is deafening.

1 comment:

  1. Jesus is cherishing this servant of his who is showing the Muslim world what a real martyr is; someone who tells people about Jeusus in an attempt to reconcile people to God and is murdered for ministering the gospel in peace. THAT is a martyr. A martyr is NOT a murderer who happens to get killed in the process of his crimes.


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