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The exponential growth of the church in Iran

Despite both conversion from Islam and sharing your faith being illegal, Muslims are rapidly coming to Christ in Iran. So rapidly, in fact, that Iran’s government leaders are acknowledging the exponential growth of the church.

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An Iranian Christian being baptised

Compared to roughly 500 known Christians in 1979, there are now around 500,000 (some sources say up to 1 million secret believers). Of course not all of these may be evangelicals but more Iranians have become Christians in the last 20 years than in the previous 13 centuries put together since Islam came to Iran.