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Four Christians in Iran have been sentenced to receive 80 lashes a piece after being caught taking communion wine in a home. Consuming alcohol is a violation of the law in that country in spite of the fact that it was part of a Christian ritual.
Authorities in Iran are currently conducting raids upon the houses of suspected Christians trying to stem the ‘revival’ type of exponential growth of Christianity in that Middle Eastern nation.
For more information see my article on this story on my Answers For The faith blog.
Response: Please pray for these 4 brothers. 80 lashes is just about as close to a death sentence as one could get. What a travesty. Meanwhile the American administration hasn’t commented on this case.
Also there are many other Christians who are currently being persecuted in Iranian prisons for their faith. Many have been given the option to be released if only they would deny their faith in Jesus and proclaim their allegiance to Islam. *Top