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Despite the Iranian government’s attempt to control Christianity, young people in Iran are becoming Christians at “exponential rates.” Even Islamic religious leaders recognize the growth in Christianity and are frustrated with the government for not doing enough to control the spread. Some, however, blame “foreign influence.” One news outlets, Mohabet News, admitted that the growth is occurring “in spite of rigorous Islamic indoctrination of the youth in their families and educational system.”

08/15/2017 Iran (Christian Post) – The massive rise of Christianity in Iran, especially among youths, continues despite the Islamic government’s efforts to suppress the faith. Even Islamic leaders admitted that more and more young people are choosing to follow Christ.

According to Mohabat News, which reports on the persecution and state of Christianity in Iran, the “exponential rate” of Christian growth has been a factor for the last couple of decades.

Now even leading Islamic seminary officials, such as Ayatollah Alavi Boroujerdi, have pointed to “accurate reports indicating that the youth are becoming Christians in Qom and attending house churches.”

Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi has also been raising alarm over the number of Iranian youths becoming Christians, and has blamed “foreign influence” for the conversions.

Other ayatollahs, such as Wahid Khorasani, have slammed government officials “for their negligence in preparing counteracting strategies to stop the spread of Christianity.”

 

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