Friday, February 24, 2012

The Truth About Islam From Iran

UPDATE 24 FEBRUARY 2012: Iran (MNN) ― Sources in Iran say an execution order for Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been signed. According to Present Truth Ministries (closely connected with Nadarkhani), this is grim news. Todd Nettleton, a spokesman for Voice of the Martyrs USA, confirms the news. "Apparently, that execution order has not been delivered to his family or his attorneys, but the report is that it has been signed. That means that at any time, he could be executed."

Let us pray for our dear Brother in Christ in Jesus Name; let His will be done.


UPDATE 12 OCTOBER 2011: After persistent reports of the past two days that Pastor Nadarkhani's case had been placed in the hands of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, new information has come out of Iran indicating that the Ayatollah wants no part of this international hot potato and that Nadarkhani's case was to be returned by the Iranian Supreme Court back to the Gilan Provincial court for yet another re-trial after certain technicalities and concerns about the initial investigation were cleared up.

This news comes as the American government announced that the Iranian government via the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps/Qods Force engaged in yet another act of war against the United States with an active plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador on US soil and to attack the Saudi and Israeli Embassies in Washington, DC. Given this completely disheveled state of affairs just about anything is possible, including the possibility that we might be one step closer to a literal fulfillment of Jeremiah 49:34-39, a fulfillment where a non-nuclear EMP assault upon Iran could lead the way.


UPDATE 02 OCTOBER 2011:
Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani's problem may be approaching closure. This is irregardless of the fact that it seems obvious the Islamic Republic of Iran is intent on killing Pastor Nadarkhani. The Shi'a Twelver government in Iran appears to have scrapped the apostasy charges in favor of new false charges of Yousef being "a Zionist, a traitor [who] had committed security crimes" according to Gholam-Ali Rezvani, deputy governor general of Gilan Province.

It is not immediately clear if these new charges carry a death sentence. The reason the Iranian Supreme Court sent the case back to the court in Rasht (the capital of Gilan Province) was to convict Pastor Nadarkhani of apostasy, and have him renounce Christianity in favor of Islam. Pastor Nadarkhani steadfastly has refused, denying that he was ever a Muslim, and thereby defeating the religious charges against him. This is why the new government charges were whipped up out of nothing.

Here's where the rubber meets the road. The court in Rasht has not been trying Pastor Nadarkhani on political charges and by the end of next week at the final hearing the court could well decide to set Yousef free. The court magistrates in Rasht have heard Pastor Nadarkhani's abundant testimony about our Messiah Jesus Christ and according to his lawyer they are very likely convinced at this point that he is an innocent man. Let us maintain our prayer vigil for Brother Yousef, his family and the Christian Church of Iran.

08 July 2011:
32-year old Yosef Nadarkhani (seen above) is a Christian evangelical pastor from Gilan Province in Iran, along the southern shore of the Caspian Sea. Yosef has been a Christian since age 19, and is married with children. In October 2009 authorities arrested him after he objected to Islam being taught to Christian children in Iranian schools. The indictment levied against Yosef accused him of organizing Christian evangelical meetings, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, asking others to invite Jesus into their hearts, using his house as a church and for "denying Islamic values." Yosef was put on trial, convicted of the indictments and has been sentenced to death by hanging under the charge of apostasy from Islam.

After his conviction Yosef appealed to the Iranian Supreme Court. That court has ruled that Yosef will have to return to the convicting court and face questioning. If the questioning determines that he does not believe in Islam, if he is not a Muslim, then he must renounce his faith in Jesus Christ before the court or be hanged by the neck until dead.

Brothers and Sisters, we have two tasks before us. The first is to pray for our Brother Yosef Nadarkhani, his family and his church. Pray that God's will is done; spare Yosef from a martyrs death and provide them all with the safety of His protection.

The second task is to correctly teach others who have been deceived by what Western media says about the "peaceful religion of Islam." We need to inform them that Islam (Submission) is in reality the total submission of the will of the individual human being to an utterly false god who has nothing to do with our God YHWH, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of Israel, the Father of whom our Lord Jesus Christ was born to take away the sins of the whole world.

For the past 1,380-some odd years Islam has been an earthly manifestation of the powers we struggle against while wearing he whole armor of God according to Ephesians 6:10-18.

"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints."

9 comments:

hartdawg said...

Does it sicken you that while thousands are being killed for their faith under islamic regimes, apostates here in America like rick Warren and Robert schueller are putting korans alongside bibles in the pews and calling it chrislam? It certainly sickens me. My prayers to Yousef. If he is murdered He will have a great reward in heaven.

hartdawg said...

OOPS! If I went too far In calling rick warren an apostate I apologize. he just seems like 1 to me.

SeanOsborne said...

Not to worry hartdawg, I happen to agree that Rick Warren is in a state of apostasy from the true Christian faith.

All pastors and congregations who allow the teaching of Islam within their sanctuary are also apostate. Islam (Submission to a false god) is a satanic deception.

Expected Imminently said...

Hartdawg

Just to confirm what you and Sean say RICK WARREN IS AN APOSTATE!

He is an INFECTION blighting the Body of Christ.

He is a POLUTED pool from which Christ's Body is drinking.

He is a PARASITE sucking life from Christ's Body.

His HERETICAL 'bible' and literature is spiritual PORNOGRAPHY.

IF he is a genuine believer, then he has surely acheived enough points for the 'sin unto death'.

One of his 'PURPOSE DRIVEN' disciples has ensnared my vulnerable son and his family.

MARANATHA!
Sue

hartdawg said...

E.I
Thanks for that confirmation...tho I long suspected it terms like "heretic " and "apostate" is not a term I throw around lightly and I wanna be very careful not to judge people....hence the apology.
Forgive me for asking an unrelated question but is it true Obama is threatening to take seniors social security checks away if taxes are not raised? If so isn't that sorta in an elusive way like blackmail? What do you think about that?

Expected Imminently said...

Hello Hartdawg

If Obama did try to take away my Pension, bought and paid for through my taxes and National Health 'stamp' - I would have his guts for garters.
BUT
I doubt his sneaky little fingers can reach across the pond to the UK - but if he tried, I would cut off his 'tail' with my carving knife. :D

Good answers you gave on 2Thess2.
I am seeing a trend right now. The enemy is doing his damndest to shake Pretribs off their solid ground to introduce doubts and confusion. Goes to prove how much we get up his hot, hairy hooter.

Praise The Lord, JESUS has prayed for us, so keep looking up, His return for His Bride is definitely imminent.

God bless you.
Sue
x

hartdawg said...

Thanx E.I. I held to the post trib positions for a while 2thess 2 Was 1 of my main arguments.

hartdawg said...

The question i have is this: WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE? here in the west we celebrate the "muslim contribution to society" (tho i can't see any) claiming allah and JEHOVAH are the same God, while men of God like this pastor are murdered in the name of allah. does any of the mainstream news outlets cover this? this pastor will wear a martyrs crown for all eternity. my prayers to his family...i can only hope and pray that if such persecution comes to america ill stand as boldy as this pastor. he is a hero of the faith in my eyes.

Great Grany 5 said...

You said it right Hartdawg and if this was a Muslim being faced with even a hint of such a thing, all hell would break loose.

Praying for all of the Christians in that nation.

GG5