Iran Forces Church to Close Doors on Friday

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards have forced the nation's largest official church to close its doors on Fridays.

The Farsi Christian News Network reports government officials threatened to seize the Central Assemblies of God Church in Tehran if Friday worship services were not discontinued.

The church was the home of Haik Hovsepian, a bishop murdered by government security agents in 1994.

Central Assembly will remain open on Sundays.

Some church members have reportedly been arrested, their whereabouts are unknown by their families.

CBN News recently spoke with Ellie Davidian, who grew up in Iran as a Muslim, but later came to the west and converted to Christianity.

Today, she is working to spread the gospel to the Iranian people through satellite and the Internet.

Click play to hear more about her life in the Islamic Republic.


 

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