by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) -
Thousands of Iranian Muslims have left Islam and have put their faith in Jesus Christ since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Iran in March, CBN News reports.
As Iran’s Islamic extremist regime grapples with widespread protests and anger at the government and with a spate of explosions striking key military and infrastructural sites, Iranian Christian leader Mike Ansari has said a “pandemic of hope” revival has been taking place in the country.
Ansari, who runs Mohabat TV, a popular Christian satellite channel in Iran, told CBN News: "We are registering around 3,000 personal decisions by Iranian Muslims to leave Islam for Christianity during this revival." According to Ansari, Mohabat TV is recording 10 times more online salvations than this time last year.
"People in Iran are just not happy the way their economy is going, the way the government is robbing them of their national resources and exporting Shia Islam to the neighboring countries, so they just don't trust their government," Ansari said.
As the numbers of new Christians continue to rise, a backlash from the Islamic regime is expected and many Christians have reportedly been arrested and imprisoned since March. Nevertheless, CBN News reports, while Iran remains an extremely dangerous place for Christians, the number of new believers is reportedly rising faster here than anywhere else in the world.