On Youcef Nadarkhani’s Release: Faith Beats Natural Instincts

Youcef Nadarkhani released

Youcef Nadarkhani’s release

I have been far too busy to blog lately, but I must comment on Youcef Nadarkhani’s release from an Iranian jail at the weekend.

I have only just found out, three days later, because work has eaten into the time I usually have to explore the web.

It is very sweet to discover that he has been released and been able to return to his family, as I have sent quite a few emails and made telephone calls to embassies and the UN. I was perturbed to read on my phone bill that a call had been made to Iran, then I remembered that I had tried to speak to someone there as well, although I don’t think I actually did. Maybe that was just as well, although I didn’t think it could do any harm emailing and phoning anyone I could think of.

Pastor Nadarkhani was found not guilty of “apostasy”, but of evangelising Muslims, and sentenced to three years for it, which he had already served so could be released.

Praise the living God!

This man was threatened with death on a daily basis for refusing to deny Christ. If he had, he could have walked free years ago.

Can science measure faith? Or even explain it adequately? Something is more important to Youcef Nadarkhani than life itself. Something is more powerful than natural instincts, even the instinct of survival itself.

Well, survival in this physical realm, that is. Youcef Nadarkhani knows that his survival with Christ in eternity is far more important.

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