Security forces in Iran closed down an Iranian church in the “Jannat-Abad” region in Tehran, Tuesday, reports HRA News website. The measure is in line with rising pressures by the Iranian regime on the Iranian-Christian minority throughout the country.
Iranian Christian sources say that the Jannat-Abad church was closed down following orders from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Intelligence. The agency operates independently of and according to informed sources its agents act considerably more brutal than the Iranian Information Ministry agents.
Iranian clerical rulers are facing growing number of young Iranians who convert to Christianity. This is despite the theocratic government’s spending of substantial amount of money on yearly basis to expand its version of Islamic rule throughout the Middle East region.
Iranian Christian sources say the closing of the church may be a start for closing other churches in Iran.
The church was operating under official license when the Pastor, Robert Gag-Tappe was ordered to stop operation. The church served the Iranian-Assyrian community in Tehran who are mostly Catholic.
The Iranian theocratic rulers are exerting more pressures on the Iranian Christians and specially those who have converted to Christianity from Islam considering the act to be an act of apostasy qualifying such a person to receive the death sentence.
There are reports that people carrying bibles in Iran are harassed and arrested by authorities in Iran and their bibles are confiscated. Some reports indicated the bibles are burned after they are confiscated.
Many church goers in Iran are expressing concern about being watched by undercover agents during pray ceremonies in their churches. Church officials are under constant pressure by the authorities to prevent any Farsi speaking people from attending ceremonies.
This is the second time the Jannat-abad church is being closed by the Iranian authorities.
Source: Freedom Messenger
May 30, 2018 Comments Off on IRAN’S INTERFERENCE ABROAD CONTINUES
May 26, 2018 Comments Off on IRGC: Pompeo ‘Has Been Sleeping’ if He Thinks Iran Will Withdraw from Syria
May 02, 2018 Comments Off on Iran Won’t Abandon Deterrent Missile Power – IRGC Commander
Apr 25, 2018 Comments Off on Recent Iranian shipments to Syria concern US intelligence
Jun 22, 2018 Comments Off on She defends the downtrodden. So Iran put her in jail.
Jun 20, 2018 Comments Off on Detained Iranian lawyer charged with ‘collusion with client’
Jun 19, 2018 Comments Off on Iran: Dervish Member Executed
Jun 15, 2018 Comments Off on U.S. expresses ‘deep concern’ over Iran’s arrest of rights lawyer
Jun 21, 2018 Comments Off on U.S. Sanctions on Iranian Oil Stir Up a Corner of the MarketU.S. Sanctions on Iranian Oil Stir Up a Corner of the Market Effects of the U.S. decision to renew sanctions on OPEC member Iran are already spreading beyond the world of crude to some corners of the oil market.
Jun 12, 2018 Comments Off on Iran Makes Stunning Admission — Reveals Just How It Helped 9/11 HijackersIran Makes Stunning Admission — Reveals Just How It Helped 9/11 Hijackers A senior Iranian official reportedly went on state television and explained that the government surveilled the September 11 hijackers...
Jul 14, 2016 Comments Off on Corps’ one hundred thousand of triggered missiles in Lebanon:An official Israel-threatening by CorpsIran Briefing: Since August 7, 1979, when Ayatollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of Ramadhan as “Quds Day”, the Islamic Republic has always tried to hold an imposing ceremony by using state resources as well as requiring people’s involvement. This year’s Quds march had fundamental...