Reza Kahlili (fictional name), a former Iranian Revolutionary Guard, has posted an article on his blog telling the world he has renounced Shia Islam to be a follower of Jesus Christ.
Khalil says: “Jesus came to me when I needed guidance. He came to me at a time when my faith in man and religion was totally shaken. His words and His love became the guiding light to set me free from sin and hopelessness. I found myself knowing there is goodness and kindness… and that it is only through His love that we will find peace and eternal life… After a long journey, I have finally found my God. I feel at home now. And as I continue my fight against the evil in Iran, I know in my heart that the Lord will guide me in that fight because He loves the people of Iran even more than I do. The Iranian people are desperate for their freedom, and Jesus says, “If you continue in my word, then you are truly disciples of mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free (John 8:31-32).”
Publicly professing one’s faith in Jesus Christ is a big step for anyone from Shia or Sunni Islam. Like many young Iranians today, Reza’s search for the true God was sparked by seeing the brutality of the abuses committed by the regime in the name of Allah. Many are finding Christ as they seek to find a God of love not one of vengeance and brutality.
Source: WorldNet Daily
BIBLE STUDY: John 8:31-32
PRAISE: God that Reza is typical of many Iranians. Pray for his protection and that many in Iran may be encouraged by his story to find Jesus.