A growing number of Christian converts have been arrested by the Iranian government and warned that they’ll either be forced to leave the country or be beaten to death for their faith in Jesus Christ. Mohabat News reported on Monday that Abdol-Ali Pourmand, a member of the Payam-e Aramesh (Message of Peace) house church in Dezful, was arrested last week after security officials raided his house and found Bibles and Christian CDs. The Christian convert, who has been transferred to the city of Ahwaz, has been

allowed to make a short phone call to his family, sharing that he has been told that he will not be held long. Concern for Christians in Iran continues to grow after recent arrests of three other believers in Dezful. “Mohabat News has obtained confirmed reports of them being beaten in prison and threatened that if they don’t renounce their faith in Christ and turn away from their Christian faith they will be forced to leave the country or be beaten to death,” the article noted.  READ MORE