Thursday, March 8, 2018

Shall Not Be...

Last week, I discussed something with you, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).

What was it? 

It was about Hinduism.  And, how Hindus in India are being hateful to Christians.

Hopefully, you didn't think it was untrue, because I showed you only one (1) article.  Today, I'm showing you another article, so you'll understand that the hatred is truly happening towards Christians.

Here is an article by entitled, Pastors in India Beaten, Forced to Sign Apology Letter Because the Gospel Offends Hindus

If you read the article, you will have seen that it stated (I copied/pasted):

On Nov. 16, a group of about 70 Hindu nationalists attacked the pastors just minutes before the event was about to start.

“Pastor Vijay Jogi and Pastor Santosh Rao were receiving the people at the entrance,” Pastor Amos James told the outlet. “Suddenly a mob of 70 Hindu Dharm Sena and Bajrang Dal activists gheraoed (encircled) the entrance, and Pastor Jogi and Pastor Rao were beaten and summoned to the police station.”

Jogi told Morning Star News that the extremists slapped Rao three times and then proceeded to beat them both.

Jogi explained that before the start of the meeting, he had received a call from local police warning them to call the meeting off. It wasn’t until after the attack that they realized that “these people will not let us conduct prayers.”

According to Jogi, the Hindu extremists became upset when they saw the words of Luke 7:22-23 in pamphlets around the area advertising the event.

That verse states: “And [Jesus] answered them, ‘Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. And blessed is the one who is not offended by Me.'”

“The Hindu activists began arguing with us, ‘You are promoting blind beliefs. How can lame walk? How can deaf hear? How can you raise the dead? When your God can do all this, why are you people going to the doctors then?'” Jogi recalled.

“They told me it is very wrong that I have written these lines,” the pastor continued. “I said, ‘I did not write these words. It’s a verse taken from the Holy Bible and applies to the entire humankind.”‘

The activists declared, “We are offended by these lines,” Jogi said.

“If because I quoted these lines in the pamphlet, it is offending you at personal level, I apologize to
you brothers. We are very sorry,” Jogi recalled telling the Hindu radicals.

This was also stated (I copied/pasted):

Rao explained that once the police were on the Hindu mob’s side, there was “very little hope for Christians in a situation like this.”

While Jogi and Rao were in the police station, they were “forced to sign a letter handwritten by the activists under the supervision of BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) worker Rajguru Ghosale.”

“The letter said by conducting this meeting we hurt the feelings of Hindus, we sincerely apologize for it and canceling the event,” Rao recalled. “They slapped me to sign it.”

The pastors told Morning Star News that they will not file charges against the Hindus or the police.

Knowing that the pastors will not file charges against the Hindus or the police, I believe is truly a blessing.  For they are then forgiving those Hindus and police who have hated and hurt them.

Thinking of this article, I decided to share the Bible verse that was quoted in the article.

It was Luke 7:22-23, "Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me."

Amen!  All are blessed, whosoever shall not be offended in Him!

For this, I am truly happy. 

After all, He told us that we Christians are truly blessed by Him, even though we suffer in this world, in our lives for doing all we can for Him.  Just as Christians are doing, all over the world.

For this, I'm truly thankful.  And, always will be.

Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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