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Pastor to be Executed By Hanging

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Gershom, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Gershom

    Gershom New Member

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    Iran Court: ‘Pastor To Be Executed By Hanging’


    Friday, November 26, 2010 6:32
    By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

    TEHRAN, IRAN (Worthy News)-- A detained pastor of a major network of Christian house churches in Iran will be executed by hanging for "apostasy", or abandoning Islam, according to translated court documents seen by Worthy News Wednesday, November 24.

    The 11th Chamber of The Assize Court of the province of Gilan said Iranian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani had proved his "apostasy" by "organizing evangelistic meetings and inviting others to Christianity, establishing a house church, baptizing people, expressing his faith to others and, denying Islamic values."

    Nadarkhani is "an apostate [and] will be executed by being hung...Somehow his soul is taken from him," the court wrote.

    http://beforeitsnews.com/story/281/755/Iran_Court:_Pastor_To_Be_Executed_By_Hanging.html


    Will the news channels headline this as they did when the pastor burned the koran?
     
  2. preacher4truth

    preacher4truth New Member

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    And to think people say this can't happen again. That is sad news, yet it is good news. He is with Christ in God. What a path God chose for him! What a testimony!

    A solemn moment for this man of God.
     
  3. abcgrad94

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    The article is dated from 8 months ago and this is the first I've read/heard about it. Funny how biased the media is.
     
  4. Gershom

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    I just read the report on Voice of the Martyr's Facebook that the death sentence will be upheld.
     
  5. exscentric

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    I'm on a "Christian" news email and almost every morning there are Christians suffering in courts, jails and elsewhere under great persecution - home leveled, beatings, killings etc.

    The media is silent.
     
  6. HankD

    HankD Well-Known Member

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    Christians are being killed by Hindus in India where killing a cow is an horrific act but killing a Christian - that's ok.

    An Indian national came to our church last year and showed graphic video evidence that it is still happening yet it does not usually make the global news.

    http://www.christiantoday.com/article/more.christians.killed.in.india.violence/21306.htm

    The essence of the problem is that missionaries are telling the "untouchables" (Dalit class - actually not a class but a designation) that God offers eternal life and sonship to all men which infuriates the upper classes.

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/06/0602_030602_untouchables.html

    HankD
     
  7. Gershom

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    So sad. I'll be in prayer for all those affected. You know, if this were Christians killing Muslims, I'll bet the media would be wetting their pants. . .
     
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