About Daniel Shayesteh

Dr Daniel was born into a Muslim family in Northern Iran. He became a radical Muslim leader and teacher of Islam in the militant Free Islamic Revolutionary Movement, closely supporting Ayatollah Khomeini. However, after falling out of favor with Khomeini’s political group, he escaped to Turkey where there began an amazing journey to faith in Jesus Christ.

Daniel's mission is to help others understand and lovingly respond to those who do not know Christ. He is also deeply concerned for the future of Western societies, their loss of confidence in Judeo-Christian values, and their persistent naivete about the implications of the world-wide Islamic revival.

Why would a victorious community lock itself in the church?

Jesus said, “Take heart! I have overcome the world” (Jn.16:33c). The reason He revealed Himself was to destroy the devil’s work (1Jn.3:8b), lead justice to victory and provide triumph for His Church so that the nations might hear the good news of His victory and thereby put their trust in Him (Matt.12:20-21). He overcame the prince of darkness so that His followers to look at Satan as a conquered enemy and walk in the world as conquerors (Rom.8:37) and win the hearts of people for Him.

Based on this philosophy, the Bible proclaims that:

1. Jesus is the Lord of lords, King of kings (Rev.17:14; 19:16).
2. He is the only One to save the world (Acts 4:12).

Sadly, this is not what many churches and Christian organizations in the world believe and act accordingly. Some are afraid that their supporters may cease their financial supports of them. Some others are afraid to proclaim the victory in the Name of Jesus Christ because this will be called intolerance or ignorance in a pluralistic society. Some others have even gone further and embraced the values of other beliefs and philosophies as equal to the values of Christ without realizing the fact that there cannot be many bests. The best is the only one, unique and superior among all others. If we do not believe this, we will lead our communities into ignorance, irrationalism and chaos.

For the above reasons, many churches do not want us to create awareness in their countries. So far, there have been churches who canceled our visits, and some others even tried to stop us in the middle of our talks in their churches, simply because they were afraid of the threats of some committed Muslims or humanists or communists, etc. Is this what the church is expected to do when the enemy aims to silence the followers of Christ? Is this called “Carrying the Cross of Christ?” Is this what Paul said, “For Christ’s sake I have lost everything”?

No wonder why the most Holy, Just and Loving One is presented as the ugliest one in the universities and intellectual institutions in the West. No wonder why the democratic countries have become the open doors for the most terrorizing ideologies. No wonder why the temples (and hearts) of even some Christian leaders and politicians have become the market places of smugglers of peace. Even the most superpower president of the world, George Bush, is trying to divide Jerusalem and enthrone Muhammad there. This the Muhammad who calls Jews and Christians, including George Bush, dog, pig, monkey, donkey and worst of creatures who belong to the fire of hell. These would not happen if the churches were faithful to Christ.

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, by the grace of our Lord Jesus we are ready to carry His Cross in such critical moments? We love to speak and live for the glory of the One who endured the cruel Cross in order to establish the justice in the world? We love to pursue His victory rather than surrendering to the enemy of mankind. We love to live for Him and if necessary to die for Him.

We want you to know that your prayers and supports will encourage us more for standing this battle against the stronghold of evil. We praise His Name who has established us on the victorious ground and we are able to speak and live for Him.

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