Mehdi Dibaj defense - part 6
"Jesus Christ says, ‘I am the door. Whosoever enters through me, will be saved.' ‘I am the way, the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me.'
Among the prophets of God, only Jesus Christ rose from the dead, and He is our living intercessor forever. He is our Savior and He is the Son of God. To know Him means to know eternal life.
I, a useless sinner, have believed in Him, and I have committed my life into His hands. Life for me is an opportunity to serve Him, and death is a better opportunity to be with Christ. Therefore, I am not only satisfied to be in prison for the honor of His holy name, but am ready to give my life for the sake of Jesus my Lord and enter His Kingdom sooner. May the shadow of God's kindness and His hand of blessing and healing be upon you and remain forever. Amen."
Your Christian prisoner
"What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?"
Dibaj was set free two months after he wrote this "defense" - but was killed soon afterwards. Yet, even though he is dead, he still speaks.
Mehdi Dibaj is from Iran. While this book was being compiled, Mehdi Dibaj had been in prison for nine years. Early in 1994 he was released, but was murdered six months later. His courtroom defense was edited to form part of this book.
Copyright [C] 1995 Open Doors International. Used by permission.
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