There's something I feel I need to discuss, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).
Just so you know, it's not regarding Islam.
Instead, it's regarding Hinduism!
If you'd like to find out about Hinduism, please click on this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism.
The reason I thought you might want to understand about Hinduism, is because it is considered by some people to be a religion.
Unfortunately, it seems that Christians are hated by Hindus. Definitely for sure, in India.
Why do I think this is true?
Recently, I saw two articles regarding Hinduism. One, I'll discuss, today. The other, you'll read about another day.
Here's a link by christiannewsworldwide.com that's entitled, Radical Hindus Shut Down Prayer Meeting, Attack Pastors: http://christiannewsworldwide.com/2017/12/11/radical-hindus-shut-down-prayer-meeting-attack-pastors/.
Hopefully, you read the article. If so, you'll know it stated (I copied/pasted):
A mob of Hindu extremists violently attacked two pastors and stopped them from hosting a gospel meeting in Chhattisgarh state, India.
It also stated (I copied/pasted):
These types of attacks against Christians happen regularly in this part of India. Regardless, the pastors say they will continue preaching the gospel and loving the lost.
“My daughters, ages 13 and 5, ask me, ‘Why is there so much opposition to the gospel, Dad? Why do they hate Jesus? They hate us because we are Christians?'” Pastor Jogi said with tears in his eyes. “I tell them, ‘They may hate Him, but the Lord still loves them. And, we must love everyone just as our Lord is loving us.'”
“We will conduct the gospel meetings ag ain in May. We are not giving up this time. With permissions from all the authorities and government officials, we will conduct the meetings,” Pastor Jogi continued. “The activists are following me wherever I go. I know there is threat to my life. But I have dedicated my life fully to my Lord’s work, and I will be at it till my last breath.”
India ranks 15th on Open Door’s World Watch List of countries where persecution is the highest.
This is partly due to the radical Hindu government’s increased hostility towards Christians.
“Since May 2014, India has been governed by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As a result, radical Hinduism, which was already present under the previous government, has increased steadily. While the level of intolerance continues to increase, Christians are regularly attacked by radical Hindus,” Open Doors says on its website. “They are constantly under pressure to return to their old beliefs, and are often physically assaulted, sometimes killed.”
Talk about hatred.
1 John 3:13, "Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you."
Amen! We need to marvel not, if the world hates us.
Just as what happens to us Christians, by many people in this world.
Why do I think this?
Because, some people think we Christians hate people who are not Christian. But, that's not true.
We born again Christians do all we can to plant those seeds for Christ, just as we are told to do.
What is true, is the fact that non-Christians hate us Christians. Just as you read in today's article, about how some Hindus hate Christians so much, that they were violent.
Just a we read in today's Bible verse, there's no need to marvel. No need to be astonished.
For God's Word, the Bible speaks truth to us.
For this, I'm thankful. And, always will be.
Thank You, Lord!
Until next time...
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