Posts Tagged ‘Persecution’

Why Are You Persecuted?

As Christians, we expect to be persecuted. Our expectation for hardships in this life comes directly from the words of Jesus, who told us that people would hate us for his name’s sake (Matthew 10:22, Mark 13:13, and John 15:21). But not all hardship occurs because of Jesus’ name. Some hardships do...
October 30th, 2012 | Moral Philosophy, Religion | Read More

Abdolreza Haghnejad and Yousef Nadarkhani: Christians in Iran

Yousef Nadarkhani still looks set to become the first Christian executed for apostasy in Iran since 1990. Unfortunately, he may be merely the first in a new wave of Iranian persecutions–yet the media has hardly noticed. Abdolreza ‘Matthias’ Haghnejad, a pastor in the Evangelical Church...
August 26th, 2011 | Culture, Featured, Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Human Rights, Other, Other Religions, Politics, Religion, Religious Liberty, Social Justice | Read More

Dying For Religious Freedom: Yousef Nadarkhani

The Iranian government has not executed anyone on charges of apostasy since 1990, when Assemblies of God Pastor Hossein Soodmand was sentenced and then hanged by a Sharia court. Twenty-one years later, another Christian pastor may be the next victim of the courts. Western nations are beginning to take...
July 11th, 2011 | Other | Read More