Hello everyone and God bless you all! I received a prayer request this morning from a friend of mine on Twitter who is a preacher in India. He is a loving brother in Christ and he has a heart for reaching the lost. He told me there has been a change in power in the Indian government and they just passed an anti-conversion law in the state where he lives. Please pray for our brother in Christ and all the brothers and sisters that are sharing the Gospel in India!
Here is a news article about the new anti-conversion law that was passed on August 30th, 2019: Indian State Passes Dangerous ‘Anti-Conversion Law’
“William Stark, ICC’s Regional Manager, said, “International Christian Concern is deeply disappointed by the passage of this legislation. These laws are widely abused by radical Hindu nationalists due to the legal ambiguity within the laws themselves. These laws provide an easy justification for radicals to attack Christian leaders with impunity. One simply needs to claim a pastor was engaged in forceful conversions following an assault. As a result, instead of the pastor’s assailants being arrested, it’s the assailed pastor who is sent to jail. With attacks on Indian Christians continuing to escalate, the passage of a stricter anti-conversion law will only incite more religiously motivated violence.”
-International Christian Concern, Persecution.org
“The Christian community of Himachal Pradesh fears that the new law will provide legal cover for religiously motivated violence perpetrated by radical Hindu nationalists.
“We are not worried about the law itself as Christians abide by the law anyway,” Pastor Vinod, who leads a congregation of 450 church members in Nalagarh, told ICC. “However, we are seriously worried about the misuse of this law.”
“The law directly targets the Christian community,” Pastor Vinod said. “It is a real concern for our lives and particularly for the house churches who are in much danger.”
I asked him if Christianity had been made illegal in all of India, and he said, “It’s almost illegal after the anti-Christian government has come to power.” I don’t know all the details and I’m no expert on Indian politics, but the new people in power are passing laws that can be used to persecute Christians and the world needs to know about it. My American brothers and sisters in Christ, can you imagine if they passed such a law here?!
We all know the world will hate us because it hated Jesus first and we all know that persecution is part of following Him. It’s bad enough that those who hate God in our country pass laws to kick God out of everything! They would love to ban us from society completely! Let us never forget there are many countries that are hostile to Christ and that is exactly what they do to Christians and worse! For more information on Christian persecution around the world and how you can help and pray, please visit the ministry of “The Voice of the Martyrs” at www.persecution.com. Our persecuted brothers and sisters need our help!
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”
Jesus speaking in John 15:18-19
I had not talked with my friend for several months as we lost touch over the summer. I could tell he wanted to talk about something important. Right away he said,
“Please pray for my state. A law is passed against conversion.”
I wrote him back and said,
“I will be praying fervently brother! The Lord is with you and He will guide and protect you! It has not come to that yet here in the United States, but it is getting much worse. The secularism, immorality, and evil worship in my country is heartbreaking. Many here hate God and they hate those who love Him too. So many babies have been killed here in my country and it is so sinful and vile. I pray for great revival all around the world brother and we know that nothing is impossible for God! I truly pray the Lord pours out His Holy Spirit on all of India! I will write about this on my blog and let people know to pray! God bless you and all the brothers and sisters there! 2 Timothy 4:18.”
Please pray for our brother in Christ and all those who preach the good news about Jesus in India! To all my friends in India, Christianity is not a threat to you and Christians are not a threat to you. God is loving you and caring for you when He sends Christian ministers to your area! They come in the power of the Holy Spirit to bring healing and the truth of eternal life to you! Jesus loves you and He died for you to set you free from sin and death! Do not reject God’s blessings by discriminating against Christians and targeting them for persecution! Receive God’s love with joy!
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Jesus speaking in John 3:16
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
“for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
May the Lord give every believer in Jesus Christ around the world great strength to endure and stand firm unashamed! We must keep preaching the truth and warning people! We are with you and all the believers in India, brother! We love you all and we are covering you in prayer! May the Lord spread great revival through India and the whole world, amen!
Grace and peace to you all!
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.”
“The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
2 Timothy 4:18