Monday, October 10, 2011

Man Can't Manage To Manage Man

"Actress Marzieh Vafamehr has been sentenced to a year in jail and 90 lashes for her role in a film about the limits imposed on artists in the Islamic republic, an Iranian opposition website reported Sunday.
"A verdict has been issued for Marzieh Vafamehr, sentencing her to a year in jail and 90 lashes," reported."
There's more to the story, and I encourage you to check it out-this isn't a news site, but I saw this this morning, and it ties in with the post percolating in my brain, so...
Muslims don't take kindly (kindly might not be in their dictionary) to Christians attempting to share the Gospel with any Muslim. You may have heard the reports recently of the former Muslim who is now a
Christian pastor in Iran-he is under a death sentence for the 'crime' of leaving Islam. When the Iranian authorities heard grumblings from the international community about their making a bad showing...they changed the story and said that he raped someone. No-one raises ruckus over rapists, right?
Yesterday in church we had a visit from a member of Gideons International, who made the point that the Bible is verboten in most Islamic countries.
Dreaming the impossible dream, these Muslims think that they can keep God out of their countries. Not going to happen. 
"Brother Andrew" smuggled Bibles in behind the Iron Curtain during the colder war. Underground "illegal" churches flourish in China, according to the group "Voice Of The Martyrs". The fact that a homegrown Iranian Christian pastor is imprisoned in Iran is evidence that God has people there.
So, these Islamic Quaknuckleheads think that they can keep the Gospel from their peoples? They think that they can manage to manage Man? 
Listen to what God is going to do:
"6And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people; 
7and he said with a loud voice, “Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters.”" Revelation 14:6,7
Oh sure, they can confiscate your study Bible at Iranian customs, but what will they do with an angel declaring the Gospel from the heavens?
"UH, Mohammed has declared that it is a sin to look up! DO NOT LOOK UP! COVER YOUR EARS, TOO!"

1 comment:

Doug said...

The movie that Marzieh Vafamehr has been imprisoned over is not 'legally' being shown in Iran. So the 'Iranian powers that be stinkers' have no case or cause, not that it matters. The Mullahs rule the theocracy and the courts. It may be soon disclosed that Marzieh Vafamehr is actually Jewish, or gay or simply "uppity". Each of these 'crimes' carries a death sentence in Iran.
I remember watching a Rick Steve's Travel show where he visited Iran.
He was allowed to talk to a woman(!) in a public square. She declared that it is a new day in Iran for women...but her enthusiasm seemed kind of shrill, what with the two police officers/guides/secret police/palace guards/male authorities standing on each side of her making sure she got the words out right and was convincing.
Steves also had to placate the Iranian authorities by making a contemptible slur/statement about the United States...which seemed to come quite naturally for him.