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Saving an Iranian Pastor’s Life

h/t Eugene Cho

This man to the left is facing execution in Iran.

His crime? Being a Christian and a pastor. The charge? Conversion (to Christianity). The bargain? Three chances to recant. So far he’s turned down the first two with the following words:

“Repent means to return. What should I return to? To the blasphemy that I had before my faith in Christ?” The judges replied , “To the religion of your ancestors, Islam.” To which he replied, “I cannot.”

and now he’s between a rock and a hard place. If he recants again they WILL execute him – and that somehow needs to be stopped! In this picture I not only see a Christian, but a father, a husband, a citizen, a human being.

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

what we can do: email the Iranian embassy using this link and keep in prayer, watching, listening. May the LORD grant a reprieve, amnesty, something… here’s the story from the Washington Post.

And from Christian Solidarity Worldwide:

Your support is vital as we make this urgent appeal to stop his execution. To make your voice even stronger, you can telephone the Iranian embassy in London on 020 7225 3000 to express your concern and support for Pastor Nadarkhani. If you are outside of the UK, please feel free to contact your local embassy. Once you’ve phoned them, please email us to let us know how you got on. Our team is in regular contact with those close to this case and we’ll update you as soon as we have more news. We’re also calling Christians worldwide to pray for Pastor Nadarkhani and his family – find out more on our website: http://dynamic.csw.org.uk/article.asp?t=news&id=1067

Below is the email petition I sent out, feel free to copy / paste / update

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2 Comments»

  Wayne Park wrote @

Your Excellency, the Ambassador of Iran,

I join my voice with others in expressing a deep concern over the possible execution of Yousef Nadarkhani for religious reasons.

It is my hope that the Iranian judiciary will cease to pursue their current choice of action against Nadarkhani and will acquit him of all charges, in accordance with Iranian and international law.

Lastly, I request that your Excellency, the Ambassador, will pass on this appeal to the Iranian Government as a matter of urgency.

Thank you for your consideration,
Wayne Park

  Wayne Park wrote @

And this just in::

Statement

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in London renounces the published
news regarding the death penalty for Mr. Yousof Nadarkhani and announces
that the Court of Appeal in the Islamic Republic of Iran has not issued any
verdict on his case. Accordingly, the allegations to the issue of the death
penalty for the above mentioned, are unsubstantiated.

Regards.

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, London
16 Princes Gate
London
SW7 1PT
Tel. 0044 (0) 207 225 3000
Fax. 0044 (0) 207 589 4440


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