By Theodore Shoebat
Saeed Abedini has recently said that because of Obama’s deal with Iran he is now even more in danger because the anti-American and anti-Christian sentiments in the prison are growing in intensity as a result.
While being held in captivity in the Rajai Shahr Prison, Saeed Abedini explained this to the American Center for Law and Justice. The director of the organization explained:
Pastor Saeed revealed that since the deal was announced yesterday, many in the prison are expressing anti-American sentiments… Tensions are high inside the prison and he told the family member during today’s visit that not only does he feel threatened, but believes he is now a target because he is an American citizen.
His wife, Naghmeh, lamented:
I’ve never wanted my husband to be part of having to give up something, our government and the rest of the world, for their release. And I didn’t want that to be used as part of the deal… I think the nuclear deal has made [securing his release] more difficult. … I had a call with State [Department officials] and they are working on it… They couldn’t promise me a timeline. They couldn’t promise me his release has been secured, but that they are working on it—that it is a top priority.
Saeed wrote a letter in which he talked on his hope in God, in light of Obama’s deal with Iran:
I know that so many of you have felt that I have been left behind after a deal was reached with Iran and I am still not home… I want you to know that as I wrote the thank you letter to President Obama after he had visited my family in January of this year (which he read at the National Prayer Breakfast), that God is in control of all countries and leadership in the world when the body of Christ comes together in united prayer.
We are all looking for a safer, more friendly world, and because of this desire, many of us are happy and others un-happy about the deal… Please join me in using these emotions that have been awakened to give fervor to united prayer for God’s chosen people, America, and for the whole world.
One of the most beautiful lines that I have read is from Saeed Abedini:
I have died 1,000 times, but 1,001 times I have been resurrected.
Truly these words express the essence of the Faith. We die a thousand times, we die a million deaths, and in every moment, we are truly alive at the center of all humanity, the God Who became Humanity, in the war against the one who hates what God became.
While all of this suffering takes, place, do not forget that we just cannot read about it, but we must do something about. Let us not be just hearers of the word, but doers. Our actions are merely reflections of our own internal convictions, and let our eternal beliefs manifest themselves in the physical realm.