Dilemma faced by Christians in the Persian-Speaking World


What would you answer if you were asked by a judge whether or not you are a follower of Jesus?  Before you answer, consider the following.  You are living in a country where it is illegal to convert to Christianity.  The judge who demands an answer is anti-Christian.  If you answer that you are indeed a follower of Jesus, you could face torture, imprisonment and possibly the death penalty.  So… what would you say?

This is M’s predicament. He was arrested for his faith in Jesus more than once. The first time he was released after 30 days, but warned not to have any contact with Christians. Since many in his family are also followers of Jesus, M continued to have contact with them. He was arrested and imprisoned again. Now M has another trial.

Will he remember Jesus’ trial? Will he remember the persecution of the Early Church? Would you?

Jesus said: “When you are brought to trial…do not worry about what to say in your defense, for the Holy Spirit will teach you what needs to be said even as you are standing there.”  Luke 12:11,12

Please pray for M and other believers in the Persian-speaking world.

Pray for ministry partner Persian Ministry.

One Response to “Dilemma faced by Christians in the Persian-Speaking World”

  1. Janette Wells

    This is an evil world we live in. The same forces that delighted in crucifying Christ enjoy persecuting you. Do not see the judge or your Muslim neighbors as your enemy. It is Satan himself who seeks to silence you and destroy you forever. Do not fear what man can do to you. He cannot separate you from the righteous right hand of God. Do not fear what they can do to your physical body; it is but a temporary tent to house you until you get to heaven. God is holding you like a sheep in the arms of the Good Shepherd. No one can snatch you out of his hand. Trust God. When you get to heaven you will be safe and happy. You will be rewarded richly for your faithfulness to Christ. Know also, we are standing with you in prayer, and that the Good Shepherd cares for you. We are one body! We are praying for you!


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