Large numbers of Iranian Muslims are walking away from Islam and toward Christianity, a new documentary says.
According to the Frontier Alliance International Studios’ Sheep Among Wolves Volume II documentary, inside of Iran — a country where the majority of the citizens are Muslim — the “fastest-growing church” in the world is blossoming underground.
One unidentified Iranian church leader even went as far as to say that “Islam is dead” in Iran.
The church leader — who remained anonymous for their protection — asked, “What if I told you Islam is dead? What if I told you the mosques are empty inside Iran? What if I told you no one follows Islam inside of Iran? Would you believe me?”
“This is exactly what is happening inside of Iran. God is moving powerfully inside of Iran,” the church leader asserted.
The church leader also shared that they believe that Ayatollah Khomeini is “the best evangelist for Jesus.”
“The ayatollahs brought the true face of Islam to light and people discovered it was a lie ... After 40 years under Islamic law — a utopia according to them — they’ve had the worst devastation in the 5,000-year history of Iran,” the leader said.
According to Fox News, the church is without buildings, property or central leadership, but still, it is steadily growing. The movement's aim is not to plant churches, but to grow discipleship.
“The seismic shift that’s happened in the church of Iran is, when all these church planters found out that converts run away from persecution, but disciples would die for the Lord in persecution,” the church leader said.
"Disciples forsake the world and cling to Jesus 'till he comes. Converts don't. Disciples aren't engaged in a culture war. Converts are. Disciples cherish, obey, and share the word of God. Converts don't. Disciples choose Jesus over anything and everything else. Converts don't. Converts run when the fire comes. Disciples don't," the leader asserted.
The underground movement — which is pro-Israel and is largely led by women — is being dubbed by film director Dalton Thomas, the “Iranian Awakening.”
One believer said in the video that they understand the danger of participating in the Iranian Awakening, but it is a risk they must take.
“We know that if they get us, the first thing they will do to us as a woman is rape us and then they will beat us and ultimately they will kill us.
“This is the decision we have made that we want to offer our bodies as sacrifices. Because I have this thought when I wake up, that when I leave, that door I might not come back."
The hour-and-53-minute film is available for viewing for free on YouTube. Viewer discretion is advised.
Photo courtesy: Getty Images/Beronb
Video courtesy: FAI Studios
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