The information I received was an e-mail from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). As in the past, I've decided to copy/paste the e-mail message so you can read it:
Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been once again thrown in a brutal prison.
Iran has sentenced him to 10 years in prison for "promoting Christianity" and 2 years of "internal exile."
In just days, we have a critical opportunity at the U.N. to do something about it.
Pastor Youcef is back in one of the world's worst prisons - Evin Prison. He's reportedly being kept in a windowless, medieval quarantine ward - notorious for unhygienic conditions and oppressive heat - normally used as an additional punishment.
Pastor Youcef was savagely beaten by Iranian police in front of his family. Authorities even assaulted his son with an electric baton.
This heinous injustice cannot be tolerated.
We're ramping up our legal advocacy efforts to fight around the world for Pastor Youcef's freedom. Next week, we're filing a critical legal submission at the U.N., detailing how Iran is violating international law and even its own constitution.
But this innocent Christian pastor and his family urgently need your voice NOW.
ACLJ Chief Counsel
ACLJ Chief Counsel
Reading this truly upset me. It didn't just make me angry, it made me cry. After all, Pastor Youcef has been imprisoned. Plus, both he and his son, have both been beaten, just as you read on the e-mail message I received.
After praying for Pastor Youcef, his family and for all Christians who have been imprisoned by Muslims because they are Christian and not Islamic, I calmed down.
Even though we will go through troubles in life, God has also told us that He will deal with those who hurt people who belong to Him.
Just as we read, in Isaiah 54:17, "No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the , and their righteousness is of me, saith the .".
Amen! No weapon formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of Me, saith the Lord.
What a blessing it is that our Lord realizes that Christians shall go through troubles in life. Not everyone will go through what Pastor Youcef is going through. However, we will all experience trials in life.
Even though Pastor Youcef is an innocent Christian pastor, he needs help, just as you know. Please sign the petition. And, pray for him.
If you sign the petition, and pray for Pastor Youcef, and for every other Christian who is being imprisoned and/or attacked, I believe God will bless you.
Thank You, Lord!
Until next time...
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