VISION AND MISSION
Iranian Christians International (ICI) endeavors to fulfill the Great Commission by carrying out ministries of evangelism and discipleship to Iranians, Afghans and other Persian speaking peoples through one-to-one evangelism, literature development and distribution, networking with Christians and organizations, establishing and nurturing local Bible study groups, fellowships and churches, sponsoring conferences, assisting refugees and equipping the church at large to reach Muslims with the Gospel.
“In the last days I shall restore the fortunes of Elam (Iran), declares the Lord.” -Jeremiah 49:39
We believe in one God, Creator and Lord of the universe, eternally existent as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust and above all Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the incarnate word of God, the promised Messiah; born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died on the cross for atonement of sin and rose from the dead on the third day and is now seated at the right hand of God having accomplished all that is necessary for man’s salvation. He is the only mediator between God and Man.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, promised by the Father. He has come to glorify and continue in the works of Jesus Christ and empower believers to live a godly life.
We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired word, infallible and authoritative in all its teachings. It is our complete Statement of Faith, in matters of faith and conduct and given to the Christian for guidance and edification.
We believe in the Great Commission of Jesus Christ: Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that Jesus have commanded us.
We believe that all human beings have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. It is essential for man to repent of sin and by faith receive the finished work of Christ by confessing Him as Lord with his mouth and believing in his heart resulting in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. Salvation cannot be earned through our own efforts.
We believe the true Church is formed from every person washed by the Blood of the Lamb, regardless of their race, culture, religious background, denominational affiliation and age. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all His commands.
THE RETURN OF CHRIST
We believe in the literal second coming of Jesus Christ and that those who have believed will be resurrected to a heavenly dwelling in an incorruptible body, and those who do not believe will join Satan and his host in everlasting punishment.