The Shia Muslim leaders of Iran are trying desperately to stamp out the explosive growth of Christianity inside Iran and the Muslim world. They are killing pastors and house church leaders, arresting and persecuting rank-and-file followers of Jesus, and declaring that the Twelfth Imam — their so-called ”messiah” — is going to be revealed soon. Now the mullahs are claiming they have a document that will destroy Christianity.
“Iran’s Basij Press is claiming that a version of the Gospel of Barnabas, found in 2000, will prove that Islam is the final and righteous religion and the revelation will cause the collapse worldwide of Christianity,” reports Reza Kahlili, a former Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps officer who became a double agent for the CIA and eventually an American citizen. “Turkey confiscated a leather-bound text, written on animal hide, in an anti-smuggling operation in 2000. Turkish authorities believe the text could be an authentic version of the Gospel of Barnabas, one of Jesus’ apostles and an associate of the apostle Paul.