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‘The Young Puritan’ is created for the arrangement of my own thoughts and comments as I grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, in the work of the ministry. From time to time I shall add certain articles which I find helpful and pastoral in nature.

My name is Pooyan Mehrshahi, and am originally from Iran, married to Becky, and have two sons, Isaac and Joel. My theological persuasion is Reformed Baptist, 2nd London Baptist Confession of Faith. After finishing my theological training in June 2007, the Lord lead me to my beloved church in Cheltenham, England.

Providence Baptist Chapel in Cheltenham, England – is a small and faithful church. In our short time here, I have come to love them all very much. We constantly pray for the Lord’s blessing.

Providence Baptist Chapel

My expressed views on this blogsite are not necessarily the views of individual church members which I pastor.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. February 26, 2007 10:15 pm

    Hi Pooyan, I hope to benefit from your postings on ‘Young Puritan’ in the near future.

  2. September 12, 2007 6:49 pm

    Greetings Pooyan

    I met you when you were in Ireland, good to see you have got a charge. Hope the Lord blesses your church, wife and family.

  3. puritanismtoday permalink
    September 12, 2007 11:18 pm

    Dear Pooyan,

    Welcome to blogging. Already looks like you have lots of useful material posted. I hope to visit regularly, and also hope to see you when you come back Ulster for visits. You could hardly stay away from here too long?

    I will be praying for your ministry that God will own his own glorious truth. May he also be pleased to bless your little church at home of which you are prophet, priest and king, under THE Prophet, Priest, and King.

    Yours in Christ,

    Gary McCullough

  4. September 18, 2007 8:07 am

    hi pooyan.
    it’s me. Aydin.
    i am sooooooo happy that i found you on the web. i have been loking for you and some other friends on the web. i am listening to ut sermon right now.your voice has changed. it sounds good actually. i didnt know you had children too. may God bless you and your family.
    please, please keep in touch.
    i am in Malaysia studying to get my Ph.D in English Literature. i am married too.
    do u know anything about the other friends? please write back.

  5. September 18, 2007 8:08 am

  6. Caron permalink
    July 24, 2008 11:12 pm

    Hey PM, my friend, Justin Peters is coming to England at the end of March. I thought you may be interested in his web site. He spoke at my church against the Word of Faith movement and comes highly recommended by my pastor, Dr. John MacArthur.

    He was also recently on the Al Mohler show regarding “Lakeland.”
    See: July 21st…

    God bless you!

  7. August 23, 2008 5:16 pm

    Just to advise you I’ve now added you onto my own Blogroll too :). Thanks again, Pooyan.

  8. August 26, 2008 7:08 am

    Thank you for your interest and encouraging my blog to others.

  9. May 27, 2009 7:40 pm

    saw this and thought of you guys!! (has farsi resources on it) how are you all?!
    Love from Vegas,
    Melody 🙂

  10. Peter Mitchell permalink
    June 12, 2009 1:18 am

    Greetings Pooyan, in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

    I would just like to express my thanks to you for ‘lifting up a banner’ for Christ and His Kingdom. I’ve been greatly encouraged by your blog and have passed it on to several friends. I/we enjoyed very much fellowshipping with you and your family recently when met in England. Please pass on our Christian greetings to your wife and children. May you ever be looking to Christ for wisdom, strength and courage as you labour in the field he has ordained for you. Please be assured of our prayers.

    May the Lord bless and keep you

    Peter Mitchell (Adelaide, Australia)

  11. Richard Bell permalink
    July 1, 2009 7:58 am

    Hi Pooyan, it was a blessing to meet up with you and your family when we were in England. Thank you for sending me the Gospel literature in Farsi.

    Every blessing

    Richard Bell(Adelaide Australia)

  12. Marije permalink
    October 12, 2009 5:24 pm

    Greetings Pooyan,

    Just today I saw your website again, which is good and will help a friend with some schoolwork…

    Thanks for the interview you had with the Reformed Daily! It was in the newspaper last Friday. We got lots reactions from people we know here in Holland… And it´s nice that they all know now in what kind of (really nice!) family´s we stayed. Thanks again for that!

    I heard from J. that you tried to translate the article. So, hopefully you´ve also read it now. I´m going to finish this comment. Lots of success with all your work! Greetings to everyone from Providence.

    Every blessings, (also to Becky and the guys)

  13. April 19, 2010 12:07 am

    Hi I’ve enjoyed your posts for some time, and have your site on my blogrol. I would like to reprint your post on gossip, with credits to you, of course. May I?
    Fr. Orthohippo

  14. Chris permalink
    April 21, 2010 5:40 pm

    Hi Pooyan

    I am glad I found your website. Will try to call you soon. God bless brother.

  15. September 26, 2011 8:02 am

    Dear Pastor,

    Last saturday I was present at the annual meeting of TBS. I heard your address in the afternoon on the relevance of the KJV for young people in a multi cultural society. Very convincing, very powerful! Coming from a non-christian background myself I have wandered a lot from the NIV to the NASB to the ESV to the NKJV (and their Dutch equivalents). Which translation to trust an to use? Especially also for memorization purposes?

    So thank you very much for your challenging message. The KJV is the bible my heroes used: Edwards, Brainerd, Whitefield, Judson, the Puritans and so on. If it was good enough for them it should be good enough for me i guess.

    Kind regards and God bless,

    Geert-Jan Noorman.

    • October 10, 2011 8:51 pm

      Dear Brother Noorman,

      Thank you for your kind note. I am humbled to know that the Lord blessed the message to so many people. I was also moved by your report and pray that the Lord continue to use you and your organisation in bringing the Word of God to the many people in the former Soviet Union.

      I am glad that you got in touch, and I look forward to future fellowship. We have visited the Netherlands before, and if the Lord will, we plan to visit again. It is a wonderful country with a great heritage. We very much enjoyed our visit 2 years ago.

      The Lord bless you richly.

      Yours by grace alone,
      Pooyan Mehrshahi

  16. October 19, 2011 4:39 am

    I hope all is well with you in the Lord.

    • November 8, 2011 7:46 am

      Thank you for viewing this blog. By God’s grace we are blessed. I am sorry that I do not recognise you from your blog title. Thanks again, and may the Saviour bless you richly.

  17. theron mamanua permalink
    November 8, 2011 4:10 am

    pooyan did you studies about the Sevent day adventies church ???? many question need to be ask email me

    • November 8, 2011 7:56 am

      Thank you for viewing my blog. I have studied SDA some years ago in a general way. There are various very helpful websites and books out there which I think will be of great help. Sadly those who critique the SDA about the Sabbath totally reject the 4th Commandment, and do not even recognise its continuance into the New Testament era as the Lord’s Day – kept to the honour of Christ as He rose on the first day of the week. Please read the reformed confessions about the Christian Sabbath and also the statement of “the Affirmation 2010” under “The Sabbath Day” – ( I am sorry I do not recognise your email. Every blessing. Pooyan

  18. November 1, 2013 5:38 pm

    I am from Middle East and I was looking into Christianity. The more I researched, I could not find any historian that lived during the time of Chris to have written about him. There were many well known historians at the time from Middle East, Egypt, Persia. None have talked about someone such as Jesus.
    The more I researched, I found out the history of Christ, was the history of Sun God Ra and Mithra of Persia mixed to create Christianity. Most of the Christ attributes can be found in those early religions. The Sun and Moon lived in the sky, so sky was the heaven, the birthday of Christ and Sun, the Obelisk in the Middle of Vatican, etc.

    Many of very informative readings can be found on this site.

    It is interesting that right after both Christianity and Islam appeared on the face of the earth, Instead of bright chapter in Humanity (God given religions!), the Humanity fell into the dark ages for the past 1400 years.

    It is clear that both Islam and Christianity have Pagan roots and their superstitious teachings will drive humanity into another dark ages.

    Wondering, since you came from Iran and converted to Christianity, how do you feel!

    I know Christianity has much better values than Islam, but still it has its dark side, which took Europe into the dark ages.

    Have anyone looked into this and figured out that all religions from Middle east are bunch of exaggerated stories.

    i.e. If you believe on Adam and Eve, you must believe that God enjoys Incest! since the third and 4th generations, etc, had to be product of incest and inbreeding! So why is incest bad now??

    Just looking for the truth and human awakening!

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