Iran (MNN) — You won’t hear reports like the next one in mainstream news outlets, but these events are more common than you realize. In Iran, “people’s lives are being transformed through the Scriptures,” Lucy Boston of Global Catalytic Ministries says.
“The Word is mighty; it’s a much more powerful evangelist than me or you.”
GCM received the following account from its network of underground believers:
An Iranian man was in prison facing the death penalty for a crime he didn’t commit. One day, he heard a story from the Old Testament and believed in the God of the Bible. As his trial approached, he said, ‘I believe in You, God; please create a miracle for my situation.’ The next day, everyone in the courtroom was puzzled. They couldn’t figure out why the man was there, and the judge released him.
Upon release, the man dedicated his life to Christ. “This man said, ‘this is the God I’m going to serve now,’ and he’s reading the Bible with three different groups of Muslims right now,” Boston says.
“The Word is discipling them unto Jesus. It’s so powerful.”
This testimony is one example of a broader trend sweeping the country. Throughout Iran, “the Lord is teaching Muslims who He is,” Boston says.
“The God of the Bible is not Allah. They (Muslims) quickly realize this as they see God working in their lives through the Scripture.”
Header image depicts former Iranian prison. Qasr Museum-Garden, formerly called Qasr prison, was Tehran’s first centralized prison. (Photo courtesy of Khashayar Kouchpeydeh/Unsplash)