Wednesday, 9 May 2007

News channels show Christians being persecuted

On April 29th two non govt.news channels showed Pastor Walter Massey of Jaipur (Rajasthan) being beaten up by Hindu fundamentalists. The persecutors were falsely accusing Walter of forcibly converting people to Christianity. The news channels were on the side of Christians and urged the govt. and police to take action against the criminals.As a result 5 people were arrested.

Pastor Shaylendra knows Walter Massey personally and says he is a very godly and prayerful man.He is a Hindu convert.

Yesterday another news channel showed two pastors being kicked and beaten and dragged through the streets in Kolapur (Maharashtra state).
The Hindu right-wingers were accusing them of baptizing people forcibly.The media strongly supported the pastors and condemned the brutality of the Hindu extremists. As a result 17 people were arrested.

In India everyday there are several cases of Christians being harassed and persecuted for the sake of Christ.The work of Christ is advancing at a good pace and the 'enemy ' is furious.

"Blessed are you when your commitment to God provokes persecution.The persecution drives you deeper into God 's kingdom" Matt 5 -The Message Bible.

India is a democracy and everybody has a right to choose and propagate their own religion, but the 'enemy ' hates that.

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Ruth said...

wow. thank you for sharing this. it stirs my heart. how is pastor walter massey doing?

ps i like your new profile picture!

Rebecca said...

How sad is that...but I know from my own "Sudan Watch" that what you say is right. Persecution not only grows the church but it grows ones heart and commitment.

Becky Wolfe said...

thanks for blogging about this as I think too few questions spend many moments thinking about our 'brothers in chains'. I get a weekly email from The Voice of the Martyrs with reports like this of where Christians are being persecuted around the world. I try & post the report on my blog when I get it too, to draw a bit of attention for these that are suffering & the call to pray for these being persecuted.
(If you're interested in this email also, you can see the website www.persecution.net)

Becky Wolfe said...

whoops - I meant too few CHRISTIANS, not questions!