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Mission in India

Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by Paul Ciniraj, Jul 1, 2002.

  1. Paul Ciniraj

    Paul Ciniraj New Member

    May 21, 2002
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    Recently a group of German people came to India to be converted into Hinduism and to be commissioned as Hindu missionaries! This ceremony took place in Varanasi, one of the important Hindu pilgrim cities in North India situated on the banks of the river Ganges. Some Indian Hindu missionaries to preach Hinduism in Germany accompanied them back to their homeland. These Indian missionaries claim that they have offices in most of the Western countries and are actively involved in converting people to Hinduism. Recently the same Hindu missionaries converted 5000 Christians forcibly back to Hinduism who accepted the Lord as their Savior during the past three years in different places in our country.
    And yet the same Hindu missionaries are totally against the preaching of the Gospel and winning the souls for the Lord. They burnt to death Mr. Graham Staines of Australia and his two sons aged 9 and 7 two years ago. The reason for this heinous a! ct -- he was converting many local people to Christianity though he was actually involved only in rehabilitating the lepers and was never involved in any conversions. Many native missionaries were killed and beaten mercilessly on the charges of their involvement in conversion.
    What a sad state of affairs! When our missionaries preach the Gospel under hostile conditions and win the souls for the Lord, it becomes an unpardonable sin in the sight of Hindus. But they on the other hand can freely convert people from other countries in public ceremony and commission them as missionaries to carry on the act of conversion. A situation like this and the injustice done to the Christian brings a lot of discouragement to our missionaries. Constitutionally India is a
    democratic nation with freedom of religion and yet unconstitutionally we are forced to keep silent and not preach the Gospel.

    Pray... pray.... pray again and again for us. If Holy Spirit guides you, at l! east a short message assuring your prayers will greatly encourage us for the work the Lord has given us.

    Rev. Paul Ciniraj, Salem Voice,
    Devalokam, Kottayam, Kerala-686038, INDIA.
    (e-mail: [email protected])
    web: www.salem-voice.com
  2. Will

    Will New Member

    Nov 10, 2000
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    Thank you for your testimony. The same is true here in the United States. Hindus and Muslims are free to attempt to convert people openly. Yet Christians as you point out and experience in your life are unable to do the same in Hindu and Muslim countries.

    Many weak-minded Christians, even on this board, fail to acknowledge this fact and blind themselves to this difference. Perhaps the truth of your testimony can open their hearts and minds.

    For the moderator I'm not a Pastor and apologize if responses to Pastor initiated threads is disallowed here by laypeople. I will refrain in the future at you direction.

    [ July 01, 2002, 10:26 AM: Message edited by: Will ]
  3. Serving Him

    Serving Him New Member

    Feb 15, 2001
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    I have been praying for India. I know of a group that is helping pastors and churches in India.