Reports coming out of Iran say persecution of Christians is only growing more bold and brazen, as Iranian authorities once again raided a house church â€“ this time in Shiraz â€“ and arrested between 6 to 10 members of the congregation.
The detainees are being held in an undisclosed location.
8Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
12For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. We will pray for our brothers and sisters, that are persecuted for the gospel. My they be bold!