Fear of Hindu Extremist Violence Ends Christianity in Village in Northern India
The gruesome beating of a pastorâ€™s family in northern India last month showed why a woman who was once Christian returned to Hinduism â€“ and joined the mob attacking them.
â€śI was among the crowd abusing and accusing the Christian family,â€ť the 30-year-old mother, whose name is withheld for security reasons, told Morning Star News.
Led by Hindu extremists in Udham Singh Nagar District in Uttarakhand state, a mob of 60 to 70 mainly female villagers assaulted 28-year-old pastor Sawan Polâ€™s father, mother, wife and 10-year-old brother in Bagwala village, near the city of Rudrapur, sources said. The pastorâ€™s wife was holding their 6-month-old son during the assault....
From Article:: ""India is ranked 10th on Christian support organization Open Doorsâ€™ 2019 World Watch List of the countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian. The country was 31st in 2013, but its position has been worse each year since Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in 2014.""
Like communism these idolatrous false religions are very afraid of Christianity and the Bible's doctrines. Satan will lead a battle against all Christian efforts in the world.
Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."
We are all getting used to reading about this extreme persecution that is taking place against Christians throughout the world. True Christianity has always been hated by all those not in Christ.
And just think; our Christian responsibilities are to love our neighbors and preach the gospel to all those not in Christ. Our goal is never to harm anyone.
Matthew 22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
In the Pentecostal Church I used to go to, an Indian pastor and church planter visited quite often and he said that an unofficial requirement for any pastor in India, was that at some stage in his ministry, that he would be beaten up!!
Western folk who mess about with Hinduism, yoga and so on, thinking it is â€ślovelyâ€ť and â€śpeacefulâ€ť, have no idea about this demonic aspect of Hinduism!!
We must pray for our brothers and sisters in India, and pray for them to keep strong in the Lord Jesus.