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Regarding Religion — Force Or Choice? — Marvin L. Weir (part 2)

“Nadarkhani was arrested in October 2009 and was tried and found guilty of apostasy by a lower court in Gilan, a province in Rasht. He was then given verbal notification of an impending death-by- hanging sentence. His lawyers appealed the decision under the premise that Nadarkhani was never a Muslim at the age of majority, and the case was sent to Iran’s Supreme Court, which upheld the lower court’s decision of execution, provided it could be proven that he had been a practicing Muslim from the age of adulthood, 15 in Islamic law, to age 19, which was when he converted. Continue reading

Regarding Religion — Force Or Choice? — Marvin L. Weir (part 1)

If you follow the news, you have most likely heard about the “Christian pastor” who Iran says they will kill because he left Islam and converted to Christianity. The Bible is specific in describing who is a Christian (one who obeys the gospel) and who meets the qualifications to be a pastor (bishop or elder, 1 Timothy 3; Titus 1). In this article, however, we will use the term “Christian” as the religious world views it — one who professes to believe God and Christ. Continue reading