A new documentary film by Frontier Alliance International Studios tells an unbelievable yet true story of the “fastest-growing church” in the world – an underground persecuted Christian movement in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
According to the documentary film titled “Sheep Among Wolves Volume II”, many people in the Muslim-majority nation are fleeing Islam in droves and committing their lives to Christ, while at the same time becoming aggressively pro Israel. Iran is fiercely opposed to Israel’s existence as a nation and maintains no diplomatic relations with the Jewish nation.
In the documentary film directed by Dalton Thomas, an Iranian church leader is heard saying with authority: “What if I told you Islam is dead?”
“What if I told you the mosques are empty inside Iran?” he continues. “What if I told you no one follows Islam inside of Iran? Would you believe me? This is exactly what is happening inside of Iran. God is moving powerfully inside of Iran.”
The pastor then adds: “What if I told you the best evangelist for Jesus was the Ayatollah Khomeini? The ayatollahs brought the true face of Islam to light and people discovered it was a lie…After 40 years under Islamic law — a utopia according to them — they’ve had the worst devastation in the 5,000-year history of Iran.” he concluded.
Dalton Thomas, the documentary director refers to the movement as “the Iranian awakening.”
“It owns no property, no buildings, no central leadership, and is predominantly led by women,” he said in a statement.
The documentary film which took its title from a Bible verse: Matthew 10:16 which says “Behold, i am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves,” claims “Muslim-background Iranians are leading a quiet but mass exodus out of Islam and bowing their knees to the Jewish Messiah – with kindled affection toward the Jewish pople.”
However, the risks faced potentially by these new believers in Iran can not be understated.
“We know that if they get us, the first thing they will do to us as a woman is rape us and then they will beat us and ultimately they will kill us,” one believer said. “This is the decision we have made that we want to offer our bodies as sacrifices. Because I have this thought when I wake up, that when I leave, that door I might not come back.”
One of the Iranian underground church leaders explains that their original goal isn’t to plant churches but rather to make disciples, majority of whom are women.
The pastor explains that everything they do underground is built on and revolves around prayer.