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What it's like to be a Christian in Iran?
Christians suffer severe persecution in Iran, particularly those who've converted from Islam.Iran is the 8th country according to opendoors 2020 persecution index.Christians from a Muslim background are persecuted the most, primarily by the government, but also by their families and communities. Many have been imprisoned, tortured, or threatened with death by government .
Armenian and Chaldean churches are allowed to hold services, as long as they are not conducted in Persian, and they are observed by the police. Distributing Christian literature in Farsi is strictly forbidden, in order to prevent evangelization.
Many Christians form small house churches and meet in private homes.Secret churches are often raided, and their leaders and members have been arrested and given long prison sentences for “crimes against national security.”Many of these christians have lost jobs, homes or even custody of children. Some have been physically abused and some are unjustly imprisoned.
KelisaNet Telegram Channel
God is using technology to reach and disciple iranians. Telegram is an app similar to Twitter or facebook and it’s the most popular social media app in Iran today. When you join Telegram you set up a channel which people can join. Then you can broadcast a text message , audio massage or a video to everyone who joins your channel. You can also send and receive secure, private messages with people who are members of your channel. Telegram is being used to change thousands of lives. As the building churches are closed by government inside Iran, Telegram is a place that Iranians can have access to Christian materials like bible lesson videos, worship songs , sermons, devotions, etc.
Truth seekers are also able to join and find materials about Jesus message and are able to contact us for asking questions. KelisaNet Telegram channel has +30000 subscribers.