According to Mohabat News, the regime-backed Sharq website reported that the Public Relations section of the “Sarcheshmeh” (Martyrs of Islamic Revolution) Cultural Center announced that the first in a series of meetings called “Free thinking and critical speech” was held to discuss “conversion from Islam” and analyze why Iranian youth tend to convert to Christianity.
The report indicates there were several special guests in the first meeting as well. The guests were Dr. Christian Bruno and Dr. Yassin from France and another guest from Italy. The guests spoke about Christianity and a few reasons why some young people tend to convert to it.
The announcement states that religious minorities and Iranian Christians are free to take part with no admission costs. It also indicates that due to the sensitivity of issue and limited seats, those interested need to sign up in advance.
The meeting dedicated to investigating the reasons for conversion of Iranian youth to Christianity will be held on September 6, 2013, in the Sarcheshmeh Cultural Center.
Christianity is spreading in Iran rapidly and has reached its peak especially in recent years. However, the increasing growth of house-churches in the country and the tendency of Iranian youth and their families to convert from Islam has turned into a major concern for the security organizations, especially Shi’ite Islamic clerics.
It seems great crackdowns on churches and extraordinary waves of arrest of Iranian pastors and Christian converts have not been effective. This time the Islamic regime intends to use all means available to hold anti-Christian meetings in order to distort public opinion about Christianity in order to stop the rapid growth of Christianity among Iranians. Despite all the pressures, threats, and oppression against Iranian Christians, especially Christian converts, Iranian youth become more interested in knowing about Christianity every day and more of them decide to convert.
The incredible tendency of Iranians, especially younger ones, towards Christianity in recent years, has created a major concern in the minds of Iranian Islamic rulers. Now the question is, do these expensive meetings, with especially hand-picked foreign guests, help the Islamic regime to interrupt the work that God has started among Iranians and dissuade Iranians from giving their hearts to Jesus Christ?