28 May What are Iranians like?
In my own experience, I have found that so many of the Christians that I run into have a picture in their minds of most Iranians as America-and-Israel-hating, radical Islamists. This picture could not be further from the truth however. Although the present ruling regime is no doubt staunchly Islamist, anti-Israel, and anti-American, the percentage of the population that adheres to this kind of radicalism is actually quite small. Today in Iran, the majority of the Mosques are empty. As for the average young Iranian, (Iran has massive youth population), they are actually very opposed to the present regime, and most often very friendly to western culture. This of course has its good side and its bad side. For while they are very open to the Gospel, they are also very open to all sorts of western perversions. A recent blog-post by Hormuz Shariat, (one of my favorite people in the world), and the face of Iran Alive Ministries, (A ministry that is more deserving of our prayers and financial support than any other ministry that I am aware of) has brought the reality of Iranian culture into focus for us. Go to Hormuz’s blog here and check out what I am talking about.
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