Sharing Christ with Hindus

Hinduism is the major religion of India and Nepal. The diaspora of Hinduism means great populations of Hindus are found in almost every part of the world With one out of every seven people of the world being Hindu there are numerous occasions to share Christ with Hindus. The need for Hindus to hear Christ in the right way is great. The following article is meant to give you some practical suggestions in sharing Christ with Hindus. Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. (II Corinthians 9:6)

I)  We Must First Listen
When we share Christ with a Hindu we are eager to tell them the message that will save them. It is the most important message for them to hear that Christ is their God. He loved them. He died for them. It makes sense that we want to share this with them right away.

Think of the Hindu that you are sharing with as a cup of water and think of your gospel message as water that you want to pour into that cup. You want to share your message. But the cup of your Hindu friend is already full. He has his ideas, his philosophy, his religious ideals and convictions. What happens when you pour water into a glass that is already full. When you pour water into a full glass it runs out. Because the Hindu cup is full your message will overflow like water poured into a full glass and will not fill the cup.

If that same glass is half empty you can pour in significant amounts of water into that glass. Think of genuine listening to your Hindu friend as allowing your friend to pour out from their full glass into your glass. If they sense you genuinely are making an effort to understand and appreciate their ideas you have now prepared them to hear what you have told them about Christ.

Chandra was an evangelist among Hindu who would first listen to the Hindu point of view and appreciate what is good before sharing Christ. Hindus loved Chandra because he used examples from Hindu writings. He would highlight the Hindu principles and in suitable ways compare them to Christ. He was always referring to the life of Christ when he interacted with Hindus. When they invited Chandra to speak at Hindu gatherings he would tell about the Hindu saints and compare them to the life of Christ.

Chandra’s daughter shared how Chandra applied this principle of letting the Hindu first pour out when she heard him preach at a Hindu meeting when he addressed a group of Hindu scholars. She observed that Chandra lectured forty minutes but never even mentioned Christ. However, she found that in the last twenty minutes he spoke in such a wonderful manner that he proved Jesus Christ to be the only person having the ability to save sinners. The majority of the Hindus listening accepted his views.

We will always find Hindu more open to our message when we genuinely seek to understand what is there position. We will find a listening ear and open heart when we seek to understand the perspective of our Hindu friend.

II)  Appreciate what is good in Hinduism

What goes hand in hand with listening to your Hindu friend in creating openness to Christ is to appreciate what is genuinely good in Hinduism. One of the factors to closing the Hindu heart from hearing the gospel has been the practice of evangelists in pointing out and emphasizing the negatives in Hinduism. So many times the Hindus are on the defensive when the evangilst focuses on the “evil of idolatry” or the “darkness of Hinduism.” Instead of opening the heart of the Hindu this negative approach brings about defensiveness.

From the vantage point outside of Hinduism we may see Ganesh, the elephant headed god and see an offensive form. It may be our tendency to right away criticize our friend for participating in the Ganesh festival, which centers on the Ganesh figure. Criticizing our Hindu friend for taking part in the “festival of evil” is more likely to bring them to a position of defensiveness.

How can you find something good in such an idolatrous festival? How will you be able to appreciate the good and bring an opportunity to witness of Christ? In many homes the story of Ganesh is told (there are many versions of the Ganesh story) in a way that emphasizes family values. In some stories the boy Ganesh had his head severed (and replaced with an elephant head) as a result of obeying the instructions of his mother. Many teach this as a story to affirm the need for children to obey their parents.

Now we have found something that we can appreciate. The teaching that children obey their parents is a value that we can appreciate. We can sincerely complement the quality of family values and children that are taught to obey their parents found in the vast majority of Hindu homes. One our Hindu friend has sensed that we are able to appreciate what is good in Hinduism they become more open to Christ.

If we have appreciated the family values of the Hindu home we will easily be able to share with them that this kind of teaching we in Christ appreciate. We can share with them that we find that teaching in the New Testament (Eph. 6:1) “Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” You will find that not only has your Hindu friend become quite willing to listen to the New Testament on children obeying parents, but also they will, after your appreciating what is good in Hinduism, become open to what you believe about Christ.

Again using the example of Chandra we can see how a Hindu will become more open to the Gospel message when we look for what is good in Hinduism and appreciate those good points. A Hindu Professor, describes Chandra and his preaching. “His method of preaching, unlike the traditional method of locating and pointing out flaws and loopholes in the other religions and harping upon them day in and day out and in all places, was that of placing in juxtaposition the best in every religion and giving a requisite exposition to the comparative excellence in Jesus and his gospel of love and compassion, fraternity and fellow feeling.”

We are not limited to children obeying parents in our appreciation of Hindus. There are many aspects of morality, teaching against alcohol intoxication, opposing fornication and other forms of immorality. Using this approach does mean you never address issues like idolatry with your Hindu friend, but it means you always begin your interaction of a positive first step.

III)  Hindu Community issues

One very real problem we face when sharing Christ with a Hindu is the problem that Christianity in India is perceived as a caste community. In the past those who belong to oppressed social economic communities have sometimes become Christians in mass. They changed their names, taking on Christian names and left behind their caste identity taking on a Christian community identity. There have been a variety of explanations regarding mass movements to Christ from the lower socio- economic communities, but the explanation in part stems from the fact that those from the oppressed classes have seen becoming Christian as a step up on the social ladder.

In contrast the caste Hindu has a very established position in Indian society. Many people who are part of the caste Hindu (includes 600 million people) often want Christ but do not want to leave their community. For them becoming part of the Christian community would be a step down the social ladder. They receive opposition from family, not because of their worship of Christ, but because of the severe social problems that come in a change of community identity.

A Hindu that comes from a vegetarian community often has a change of dietary customs when joining the Christian community that isolate them from their family. We should as far as possible remove every obstacle and stumbling block that prevents the caste Hindu from coming to Christ. We should let the cross of Christ become the only stumbling block for the Hindu, not social issues. (Romans 14:13) We should not make it difficult for the caste Hindus who are turning to God (Acts 15:19).

We need to emphasize to the caste Hindu not to leave their community but stay as an obedient believer in Christ within their family and caste community to lead their family and community to Christ. We have New Testament examples where believers stayed in their community and we can use these scriptures to encourage our Hindu friends. The Bible teaches the believer not to be unequally yoked, i.e. for a believer not to marry and unbeliever. That does not mean that the Hindu believer has to marry outside their community. When the Hindu believer marries another believer from in their own caste community they have a much easier time remaining as salt and light to their community.

God cared about the demon-possessed man from Gerasenes and through him saved his entire family (Mark 5:12-20). When the evil spirits of this demon-possessed man left him, he begged to follow Jesus, but Jesus wanted him to go home and tell his entire family about the gospel. In this way, the family would have the witness of Christ.

When the Italian army officer, Cornelius came to faith he did not come out of his Italian family and community and live as the Hebraic Christians. Cornelius remained in his social network and through him his entire household was saved. (Acts 10:23-25) Cornelius had invited all his relatives and his close friends when Peter came to his home to speak of Christ.

When Paul found Lydia the businesswomen open to Christ in Philippi, she did not forsake her community (Acts 16:14-15). Right after Lydia came to Christ, she led her entire family to faith in Christ. God’s grace came to the Philippi jailer and through him his entire family came to Christ. (Acts 16:31) In the same way God can use the Hindu who remains inside his family and social community. When this happens the entire family can come to Christ.

House Church will appeal to a Hindu who does not want to join a new social community. Many Hindus will be excluded from their social network if they worship in a traditional Christian community church that has non-vegetarian eating customs. The believing Hindu will be in a better position to worship in a house church of believers in Christ that are not identified by their family and community as a separate social community. These house churches follow the New Testament pattern of church. (Acts 16:15, 31-34, Acts 5:42, Col. 4:15, Philemon 2). The family and social community of the Hindu will provide a natural relationship for worship and church group.

IV)  Stay Christ Centered

When we witness to our Hindu friends it is important to put the focus on Christ. A small portion from the book by Stanley Jones relating his experience in India brings out the value of the Christ centered approach.

In writing about sharing Christ with Hindus Jones says, “ I found the battle almost invariably being pitched in three places: The Old Testament, or Western Civilization, or the Christian Church. I had the ill defined but distinctive feeling the heart of the matter was being left out. Then I saw that I could take my stand at Christ and before the non-Christian world refuse to know anything save Jesus Christ and him Crucified. Then I saw this is where I should have been all the time. I saw that the Gospel lies in the person of Jesus, that he himself is the Good News that my one task was to live and to present him. My task was simplified.

But it was not only simplified it was vitalized. I found that when I was at the place of Jesus I was every moment upon the vital. Here at this place all the questions of heaven and earth were being settled. He was the one question that settled all others.

A Jain lawyer, a brilliant writer against Christianity, arose in one of my meetings and asked me a long list of questions regarding things of the Old Testament. I replied, I think I can answer your questions but I do not feel called to do so. I defined Christianity as Christ. If you have any objections to make against him I am ready to hear them and answer them if I can.” (Christ of the Indian Road p.2-4)

In sharing faith with a Hindu bring the initial focus to Christ. Do not become side tracked by other issues. These other question the Hindu has regarding the Old Testament or practices of Christians should be put off until Christ is fully presented to the Hindu.

When explaining sin to a Hindu it is better to avoid examples such as, idol worship is wrong. It is better to use personal examples such as, you may have promised something to your mother and broken that promise. That is sin and separates you from God. A Hindu has no doubt broken their own moral code regarding honesty or respecting parents. Bringing this to the Hindu mind is more likely to bring genuine repentance than a broad statement such as all idol worship is wrong.

Remember that Christ is not a foreign god for the Hindu. Christ was active in creation and Jesus is the creator and maker of your Hindu friend. God created your Hindu friend for fellowship, and that fellowship is broken as a result of sin. Christ loves the Hindu and knows intimately each Hindu and has the number of hairs on each Hindu numbered. He died for them and the image of God in the Hindu is restored when he accepts Christ who loved him and died for him.

V)  Fit the context of the situation

There are a large number of diverse thoughts within Hinduism and a large collection of Hindu writings. The major emphasis in Hinduism despite the large number of ancient texts is by oral tradition. There are thousands of Swamis having their own ashram or spiritual retreat center that emphasize a variety of themes. All of this leads to a great diversity in Hinduism.

Because of this great diversity there is not one theme that can be used in sharing Christ with Hindu. In one situation you may want to emphasize peace as Raju did in this example. Raju wrote: Raman shared at our prayer meeting that Mona has been saying that she needs “shanty”/peace. I told him that my testimony is about peace. So, we went to see her that afternoon. She was so cordial with us. Raman told her that we came to talk to her about peace. As I shared, she listened so intently. At the end, she asked me, what did I pray that I was able to find peace. I was able to share so openly with her. Raman prayed for her at the end. She is very close to the Kingdom!!!

To share the Gospel with Hindus we need to think about what is unique to each situation and adjust accordingly. Just as the example with Mona required a Biblical response in the area of peace the next situation could require a different approach. Beside peace, some common themes for Hindus include, Truth, Vegetarian Diet, Yoga, Herbs, Knowledge, Wealth, purity, Ancient Tradition, One god thousand names, Meditation, etc.

One example that has come recently from the Kamma community is from Prasadrao. He is adjusting his testimony to fit each situation. He has recently led dozens of Hindus to Christ and has planted many house churches among Hindu new believers. Prasadrao shares his testimony adjusting it to the context of each situation.

VI)  Sermon on the Mount appeals to Hindus

The Sermon on the Mount appeals to the religious sensitivities in India. What appeals most to Hindus is the self-denying aspect of the Christian faith. Many Hindu Sadhu (wandering religious holy men) are very self-denying. Because of this the Sermon on Mount, the Beatitudes, and the councils of perfection have an appeal to the Hindu.

In Gandhi’s Autobiography Book, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Gandhi refers to the Sermon on the Mount. He wrote, “Sermon on the Mount went straight to my heart. The verses, but whoever smites you on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man take away thy coat let him have thy cloke too, delighted me beyond pleasure.” Ghandi referred to the Sermon on the Mount as the greatest of all writings.

These words by Gandhi have been influential to a number of Hindus. Two very prominent High caste Hindus came to Christ when after reading Gandhi’s autobiography. Iin a very similar way booth of these Hindu men bought new testaments to read the Sermon on the Mount after reading the autobiography. Both of them came to Christ through reading the Sermon on the Mount

Conclusion
If we do not come with a spirit of criticism or superiority we will find that Hindus are very open to speak on the claims of Christ. We become most sympathetic in or witness when we have many and deep friendships with Hindu.

When you share Christ with a Hindu, commit the occasion to God in prayer; share in the power of the Holy Spirit in Love. God’s desire is for the Hindu to be restored to him through Christ. “He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” II Peter 3:9

Now it’s time for you to share Christ with Hindus. 

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47 Responses to Sharing Christ with Hindus

  1. I.Srikanth says:

    It is very fine to read such a lucid and elaborate explanation on how to convince Hindus about the Uniquness of Jesus. However often the following questions on the Christianity put us on backfront, can you help us by sending some possible explanations,

    1. In christianity also there are so many denominations, each with thier own way of prayer and beleif, like some ware ornaments some don’t, some pray in a hall where there is Cross(equivilant to idol) some don’t keep this, some pray mother mary, some don’t pray her, some pray on Sundays some other on saturdays, and there is no compatibility between two main groups of Roman catholics and Protestants though all refer same Bible.

    2. westren World preach so much on Christianity, however when it comes to practice there history is ridden with wars and deceiving nations for power and money . What happends in practice this patience , showing another cheek etc– during crusades,

    3. What about family values and moral values of wetsreners , though they are practicing Bible from so may years it failed to penetrate in to society.

    4. Who are the three wise men came from east who came to see christ on his birth. East country does that refer to India, or any other, if so from where they got wisdom,

    5. When a Roman christian can’t boldy say that Protestants are also correct or vice versa how we can expect a greater understading on the part of any christian about other religions,

    6. I have seen people who are showing equivalant sayings from Hindu scriptures for each and every Biblecal saying,how to sustain it , more over they thier scriptures are declared older than Bible,
    7. Status of women in Christians is not well defined, if some body asks can we say entire nature including womens are made for the service of men,

    Can you please send me some clarifications on this,
    with best wishes
    srikanth.

    • Anisa Joy says:

      1) denominations are diffrnt ways of interpreting the gospel. The thing that defines u as a Christian is that you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and savior. By saying this you believe in the main point of Christianity which is that Jesus was crucified and then rose again. By doing so he conquered death.
      Christianity is broken into three main groups: Protastant, Orthadox and and Catholic.
      Orthadox keep to many of the Old Testament practices.
      Catholics believe that not everyone can speak to God directly hence the praying to saints
      prostants are more modern and live by the holy sprit.

      2) I as a Mennonite am very against war. However some denominations are for war. They take this from how we are soldiers in the Lords army. Us pacifists against war are basing principle on the do unto others part of the bible.
      The crusades were lead by Catholics who are very strong believers in war. How ever some acts of violence are frowned upon.

      3) YES, EVEN CHRISTIANS ARE HYPOCRITES. The bible says to first remove the plank from your eye before removing the speck on your neighbors. This is not evident in some Christians but if you truly strive to find God your plank will be removed.

      4) since Jesus was born in Bethlehem a country far to the east could be India or even some other Asian country’s such as Japan. The wise men got their wisdom from God, What we do know is that they didn’t arrive till Jesus was around 1 or 2

      5) well ask them this. We’re they ever babtized by their own will, and did the personally except him? Catholics are babtized as baby’s this making their parents decision not their own. they are not gurenteed heven until they personally recieve him.

      6) People have studied the bible and everything is in accordance to science. If their are multiple Gods such as Hinduism who decides your fate? Since one God created everything why can’t he handle all e prayers? why so many? My God, the one true God, is the only God.

      7) again this has to do with your denomination. Some say no others say yes. Their are no recorded females in the church but debrah who was a judge. that is y some say no.

      the ones in favor take this from how everyone was created equal in Gods image.

      I hope this helps, srry for spelling.

      Prayin for u,
      Anisa age 13

    • Reena Jain says:

      Dear Brother Sikanth,
      While I was reading your comments ..Holy Spirit inspired me to write to you….
      I am writing to you purely on grounds of enabling to clearing your doubts and not on some defence mechanism etc.
      Brother it goes like….Christianity does not belong to any Western Country..its not an entity of America,Europe or any other country. Jesus was born in Israel, and thus appear and have looks similar to born in these countries. Its no country or its complete population’s behaviour that explains the goodness of Christ. But Christ is to be judged basis the true believers of Christ, who both love & follows his teachings. When you happen to come across such people, you’ll be floored ! Example ; Mother Teressa. Sure,I do not disagree to you..that there are many bad examples…people who are christians because,they were born into a christian family….however aint Christian because they have wild ways and do not understand deeper meaning of God..Deeper meaning of Jesus Christ.
      Christianity is not a religion , but is FAITH. Faith in Supermo…GOD the Almighty, His Holy Spirit & his Son Jesus Christ.
      Answering your doubts point wise as stated by you :
      1) Christianity has many beliefs…many ways….different denominations etc. Do you know why they are? Because , it was converted to a Religion and was left no more as ‘ Faith’. People who bought these religion segmentation were not god inspired, but by Human Inspiration.
      2) Western world is again divided into two types….First ,People in Faith of Christ. Second,who are NOT in faith of Christ. Here I am putting people who are Christian but do not follow Christ in Second category. Thus you accidently connect two categories to draw out conclusion. The first category , who preach Christianity are also the followers and in faith to Christ. Second, type are the notorious ones and are anti-christ.
      3) SIN….has always attracted human, because we are indeed born out of sin. SIN,has NO denomination…it prevails with all…take it north,east,west,south. There are indeed large count of families prevailing in Western countries who live by family values…..and believe me they are all god fearing people.
      4) Three wise men from East,infact are first sign of God….that Believers of Christ had no barriers of boundaries…they are wisemen…..inspired by God. East,North,West,South….christ belong to all.He was the ultimate ,most holy sacrifice to God from our end…its because and through Jesus ,that when we repent of our sins…they are been forgiven and not been judged by God the Father.
      5) Whether roman or protestant….it does not matter what lures you more , until and unless you know the word of God ‘ The Bible’. It’s the ultimate tool for you to fight all these confusions.The base line is…a person in faith to Jesus Christ should know the will of god ,which is laid down completely in Bible. Your question is valid ,as to why roman & protestant cant voice boldly completely about each other. Because these were derived by human understanding to large extent…and humans as you know are ‘ error prone’. E.g; Romans follow to worship all apostles , Jesus and even mother mary. This is good to develop goodness of all these in eye of men, however is dangerous as it might result in leading people to idol-worship and not Worship of god . Similarly protestant have a set pattern of rules to worship..this ideology is good for beginers,however is dangerous in later stage as it may turn out to be just like a parrot-recite and might not connect to god.
      6) Bible is indeed more than 6000 yrs…perhaps even much older than this. When you read it with deep attention, you would realize that its episodes right from beginning to end …shows man’s behavior,dressing,activities,social structure etc from cave man, primitive man to modern man…Isnt it amazing? Try it once.
      7) I am a woman. And therefore can clearly state why this theory to me has factual evidence. I have read in history , and till date have been witnessing women raising many agenda’s , forums etc. to fight & prove themselves superior to men. I doubt,why is it than till date we have never got the same positions to men? Its still a mistery to me.Does that mean ,indeed women are made to help man. Now god never said servant….he made women to help men. Help.Which means women is made to take off SOME load of hardship from men, to help him. Its exactly what I feel a women has to do, which ever corner of earth you go.

      Hope I have been able to answer some queries of yours…..God be with you. Love,Peace & Blessings to you and your loved once. – Reena Jain

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  3. omprem says:

    The Christian Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit is very close to the Brahma, Vishnu, Siva triumvirate. God as the Father is the source of creation, God as the Son is the creation who comes to earth for the benefit of others and God as the Holy Spirit is the divine energy of that and all creation.

    The main problem with Christianity is that it ignores the central injunction of Jesus, “Be ye therefore Perfect even as your Father which is in Heaven is Perfect.” (Matthew 5:48 KJV) Jesus is reminding us that each of us is an expression of God or Brahman and that we have the choice to become Self-Realized as God or Brahman or to wallow in the ephemera of mundane existence.

    Christianity’s decision to forget about the true divine nature of people (and, indeed, of everything else) is the result of the First Council of Nicaea in 325 AD where a group of bishops were subverted by the Emperor Constantin who gave them limited power if they took power away from the general Christian populace. The egos of these bishops were immense and they took the bait. They duly condemned all views, especially Arianism, which claimed that all were able to know God and to know themselves as God. This view had to go because Constantin did not want anyone thinking they were equal or superior to him and the bishops wanted to elevate themselves above the other Christians.

    If only Constantin and the bishops had known about and paid attention to the Raja Yoga Sutras they could have avoided separating Christians from their true nature and condemning them to merely an physical existence and from plunging Christianity into a 1700-year old dead end.

    • S. E. Ray says:

      “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made” (1 John 1). It defies the very tenants of Christology to surmise that Arianism has any basis of truth. Jesus was the incarnated embodiment of “truth” emboldened in the flesh and He and the Father are one (John 10:30) unto infinity.

  4. Nana_Mema says:

    The sweet words but thinly masked deception and manipulation which is the message of this article by mosesmissions, is an affront to both my intelligence and my devotion to God.

    Trust, compassion, loving acceptance; ingrained so deeply from ancient origins that it shaped their dna; of course you will find a receptive and accepting audience whose first instinct is to trust your sincerity. That is their honor and your shame, sir.

    How can it be remotely imagined that a religion which promotes these vile practices could hold any measure of value to that one which promotes selfless service and love for all?

    To laud Gahdhi’s reverence for the message of Sermon on the Mount while instructing in the ways of deception, is, to say the least, the epitomy of hypocrisy and reveals a lack of moral fortitude and offends both Gandhi and Jesus.

  5. Manisha says:

    If there are good things in Hinduism and if Hindu saints have done such good, then why do I care about Jesus Christ?! Another deception being encouraged is to proselytize to caste Hindus (for e.g. vegetarians) saying that they don’t need to leave their practices and yet believe in Christ. It seems the person writing this is ignorant of the fact that most of the practices a Hindu practices comes from religion, that Hindu culture and religion are inseparable. Bible does not preach vegetarianism, rather Bible says that it’s ok to kill animals. The Hindu religion preaches that it is not.
    Also, I think all christian proselytizers really want to achieve is to destroy the Hindu culture and Hindu way of life and replace it with chrisitan customs and christian way of life. Because, all religions preach good but religious practices are also linked with one’s
    roots and history and keeping one’s faith also means honoring one’s roots and forefather’s.
    Without that history is lost, and without history man’s pride is lost. And its very good to
    talk about humility and all that, but without pride everything is lost.
    Another problem with chrisitanity is their tenet “accepting Jesus absolves one of sin”. In Hindu philosophy, there is no way you can absolve sin once it is done. This is the basic law of “Karma”. If you do good, so will you reap. If you do paap (or sin) you will see the repurcussions in your next life. To some it may be an easy way out to “accept Jesus and absolve yourself of sins”. But for most Hindus, it would sound completely insane. Why should I believe a christian and not my Hindu forefathers ? Evangelizing and proselytizing is wrong because it seeks to convince others that their belief is wrong. I can try to do the same with my christian friends. I don’t because I think it would destroy their way of life which I may not agree with, but I do fully respect.

    • Regi M Jose says:

      Dear Manisha,

      I hope you believe in God. You can understand Jesus Christ only if you approve existence of God. I know it can be difficult for you to believe Bible since you consider it as a religious book. But you needn’t believe the Bible to believe in the existence of God.

      The Universe displays design and purpose. Every thing is ‘there’ with a purpose. For example there is oxygen in earth’s atmos becuase there are living beings that need it.
      There is water, and there are those who need water. Do you see the connection? How would you explain these connections?Merely accidental? Would you say the solar system, which functions more accurately than any man made time piece,came to existence by accident? Logically no one can say so. Thus we can justify the existence of an intelligent designer, and a definite purpose behind the creation of the universe. Once you know for sure that God exists, then thigs easier.

      Who is this God? He is the creator of the universe, have full control over it, and has a purpose about it. He is invisible, but all-powerful, all-knowing, present everywhere.
      Any thing less than the above description cannot be God.

      Then we can logically come to the following conclusions:

      Human beings are the most precious creations.
      Only they can think about God.
      God really loves us.
      It was his own decision to create man and universe.
      He did it with a purpose.
      And it is logical to think that such a God would allow his most intelligent creations(Human beings) to stumble in darkness without any real knowledge about him. Therefore He has revealed himself in history.

      Now is God a person or only a power? Has he got a personality? Lightning is a power. Electricy is a power with vast potential. So many things can be done with it. However, It cannot do any thing on its own, because it has no personality. It cannot think, It cannot will, It cannot decide. It is controlled by fingertips. God is not just a power. He is a person with limitless powers.

      There is only one God for every one – For Hindus, Muslims and Christians. He is the governor of the universe. Otherwise he can’t be God. There is only one God for India, Africa. china Middle East and Europe! I will continue to write to you later. If youhave any questions kindly mail me>
      Thanks, God bless you my sister.

      • Surah says:

        Dear Regi M jose christians believe their God is all-good and all-loving, how would you defend the atrocities of the old testament ???

    • Dear Manisha, I challenge you to show me in which Hindu sacred book it is written that in Hinduism it is forbidden to eat meat. And by Hindu sacred book I mean the Vedas and Puranas only because these are the only original Hindu sacred books revealed by the God Himself and all other books are written by human beings.
      In fact, I must tell you that most of the ancient Rishi-Munis used to eat meat and killed animals. If this is not the case then why Lord Rama went for aakhet (hunting) while he was observing 14 years vanvasa. If he didn’t eat meat then (I’m extremely sorry to write this that) he was cruel to kill an animal just for pleasure (I’m sorry but I’m not insulting Lord Rama, but I’m just asking you to clear this doubt).
      Yours truly,

      Faruq Kakarzai

  6. Dandapani says:

    Tat Tvam Asi. “Thou art that” “I and my Father are one”. Aum.

  7. Swami Param says:

    Unfortunately Hindus are very easy targets for Christians. Hindus have been duped into (mis)using the Christians terms “God,” “Lord,” “Father” and “Monotheism.” It is an easy jump into Christianity for Hindus who lack discernment.

    Also, Hindus have given away most of the basics of Hinduism. Through active participation and also complacency, Hindus have submitted to the will of non-Hindus. Simply look at the “new” meaning of sacred Hindu terms such as “Yoga, Mantra, Guru, Kundalini, Chakras, Ayurveda, Avatar” and, of course, “Aryan” and “Swastika.”

    It is past time to wake-up and be proud to be a Hindu.

    Swami Param
    Dharma Yoga Ashram (Classical Yoga Hindu Academy)

    • Christopher Fernandes says:

      Dear Brother Param,

      Sorry for not calling you Swami or by any titles but I feel that we all are one So I though of calling you brother .

      I dont want to tell that this religion is right or wrong .

      All I want to say is that after spending so many years close to God ( Jesus ) I can 100% say that the presence of God you will find in his Word ( BIBLE ) .

      Infact when you sit with in worship you can really feel the presence of God .

      I would suggest you to meet this Servant of God in South India . His name is Paul Dhinankaran . His website is http://www.prayertoweronline.org

      You dont know maybe God has planned something good for you when you meet him .

      May the Lord guide you .

      Christopher

  8. gp. esvar says:

    Dear CHRISTIANS why dont you try and convert Muslims in South east Asia. To mind you dear Christians, A HINDU ahdhere to the Principle ” Every GOD, LORD ETC, ETC I respect as they too teach human’s to do good and be good so with that sublime respect they inherited mre than 5000 years ago, Hindu’s never say anything bad about other religion’s of thr world.Omm SHANTHI, SHANTHI, SHANTHI,

  9. kate says:

    i don’t know if you guys have noticed but the western world is rife with white supremacists, war mongers, rapists, abortion clinics, teenage pregnancy, toxic pollution, corrupt polticians, and other criminals who need christ.

    why are you worried about india when we need to clean up the mess in our own backyard first!! go preach the gospel to the crooks who are ruining our world.

  10. Fred Stella says:

    In 2005 I completed a 30 city (town, village, field, etc.)lecture tour of NE India, where Christian missionary activity is quite rampant & successful. As one who formally embraced the Sanatana Dharma over 20 year ago, I was able to speak with some authority about the differences between Christianity & Hindu Dharma. I heard many sad stories about the deceptive manners in which many missionaries attempted to convert both Hindus & adherents to the indigenous faiths of the area. I am pleased to see that Moses here seems to rely entirely on rhetoric to advance his cause, not bribery or intimidation. But of course, his aim is the same: the dissolution of the world’s oldest living religion.

    One of the things that I mentioned in my speeches on tour is that we Hindus should see the Divine Hand in their efforts, & take this opportunity to respond with compassion, & prove the validity of our faith by living up to the ideals of the rishis who laid the foundation for us. Also, there is no question that certain adharmic practices have crept into Hinduism over the centuries. If Christians & others hold up a mirror to us to point out any flaws (“real” ones, not imagined) we should do our best to correct them.

    I have every confidence that if this campaign of evangelism is met with the proper attitude, Hindus will not only survive, but thrive beyond measure.

    Jai Ram

    • Christopher Fernandes says:

      Dear Fred Stella ,

      People pay money and also some persons to become Christians ( This is what I have also heard ) .

      BUT REMEMEBER THIS IS INDIA and everyone is free to practice what Religion he wants .

      I dont want to tell that this religion is right or wrong .

      All I want to say is that after spending so many years close to God ( Jesus ) I can 100% say that the presence of True God you will find in his Word ( BIBLE ) .

      Infact when you sit with in worship and Invite Lord Jesus you can really feel the presence of God . This Spirit of Lord Jesus will lead you .

      Dont go into traditions . I can see you are so much running around but there is no real peace within you today .

      You can achieve its so simple . Just read his Word ( Bible ) and ask the Holy Spirit to lead you .

      You are here on this earh only for few years but enternal life and for that you need to be with True Lord Jesus Christ .

      Christopher

  11. Swami Param says:

    Fred, if you want Hinduism to thrive, you should become a “full Hindu.” When one becomes a Hindu, one legally takes on a Sanskrit/Hindu name. Keeping a Christian name, for example, while claiming to be a Hindu only aids the missionaries notion that Hindus are weak.

  12. Jignesh says:

    Swami Param, with due respect, I disagree that Sanskrit name is required to be Hindu. Lack of such triviality makes Hinduism a better way of living compared to religious life-style of Christianity and others.

  13. Swami Param says:

    Jignesh,
    Please ponder a bit deeper. All one has to do is to look at the outcome of a shallow approach to Hindu Dharma. It is not a trivial matter that Hindu terms, concepts and practices have been totally distored such as: “Swastika; Yoga; Mantra; Karma; Pandit; Guru; Swami; Kundalini; Chakras; Ayurveda and Avatar,” to name a few.

    It is not a trivial matter that Hindus/Hinduism have been targets of violence and conversion. Before you are quick to dismiss “the religious life-style of Christianity and others,” realize that they are not afraid to say who they are.

    There is no wisdom in being too tolerant! Wake-up Hindus! You are viewed by many as cowards who will not stand up for their religion and, thus, ripe for the taking. Look at the new movie “The Love Guru.” Do you think Hollywood would produce “The Love Imam.” They know better.

  14. Ashish says:

    A response to Manisha. Manisha, you say “Another problem with chrisitanity is their tenet “accepting Jesus absolves one of sin””. I don’t understand how that is a problem. God says in Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” God took on the “repurcussions” of death upon Himself because no person can take care of one’s sin. Jesus Christ died on the Cross to pay for our sins and if we believe that and the fact that He defeated death by rising after 3 days, then God imputes to us His righteousness and chooses not to see our sin. True followers of Christ, so-called born-again Christians, do not use their assurance of salvation as a license to continue in sin. Are there many that do? Absolutely! But, there is forgiveness of sin in Jesus Christ and we have the assurance of spending eternity with Him once we die a physical death. There is no need for repeated cycles of birth and rebirth, in the hope that someday we will have done enough good to satisfy a Holy God. There is NOTHING we can do atone for our sins. We cannot do enough good things to satisfy the debt.

    As far as proselytizing… if I saw someone walking along and I knew they were headed for a steep cliff up ahead, wouldn’t I want to warn that person. What do Christians stand to gain by proselytizing and spreading the Good News about Jesus Christ? What do we gain? If anything, we stand to lose our life and have all kinds of adversity thrown our way. So, why do we do it? Because we absolutely, without a shadow of doubt, believe that a relationship with Jesus Christ is the only way to save ourselves from an eternal death. John 3:16-17 says “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

    • Johanna says:

      Thank you, Ashish, for taking the time to clarify the true meaning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those involved in this discussion. A totally agree with everything you said and I hope that after reading through the many (sorry) mal-informed and misleading posts above, many visitors of this page will read your post and have the Holy Spirit reveal the truth to them.

      I find it very concerning that so many people believe that it doesn’t matter what you believe and that the best thing to do is let everyone believe what they want. That’s why I find your comparision with someone headed for a steep cliff so apt! As a Christian it is my heart’s desire to tell people about the redeeming power of the blood of Christ and people’s need for forgiveness. Please, whoever reads this, don’t blindly accept what you’ve been told by family, friends or religious leaders but ask yourself “What if Christianity is true? What if Jesus is really the only way to God and what if we only have one life to make a decision to give our life to Him?” I urge you to consider this possibility and earnestly ask God to reveal Himself to you. Jesus says “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If any man hear My voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.” (Revelation 3:20). If you truly seek Him, He will make Himself known to you. The God of the Bible loves you as a child and He wants to have a true and living relationship with you. He is a God who answers prayers and His Word, the Bible, has proven true in so many ways! Do you really believe that any one of us could be good enough to stand before God one day? God is holy and He is absolutely perfect and this is why nobody can come even close to Him with only the smallest bit of sin on him. That means we don’t have the slightest chance even if our “good deeds” seem to outweigh our “bad deeds”. But the blood of Christ can cleanse us from ALL sin. Christ’s death on the cross has paid the debt for all of us but we have to accept His free gift of redemption by repenting of our sin and believing in Jesus, the Son of God, who died on the cross and rose again. The Bible tells us “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”” (Romans 10:9-13) And don’t think you can “gain” salvation by anything you do because the Bible tells us “For by GRACE you have been saved through FAITH, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, NOT of works, lest anyone should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

      I know it can be very hard to question your beliefs, especially after growing up in a community that seemingly stands on the foundation of its religious practices and traditions. For many, who come to believe in Jesus Christ, that means they will have to give up all they knew and might even lose their position in their community, family or even their very life. But Jesus said “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it, and whosoever will lose his life for My sake shall find it.” (Matthew 16:25) and a life for Him will give you a whole new purpose. I myself grew up in a non-Christian family and still am the only Christian. I know what it feels like to be rejected and laughed at. But I also know that it’s absolutely worth it and I pray that my parents, brothers and sister, grandparents, aunts and uncles and everyone else in my family will be saved one day…

      Dear reader, I urge you to find the truth for yourself. Read the Bible (start with the New Testament) and challenge it! Ask God to show you if it’s true! What do you have to lose if you try? But if you don’t, what you will lose is your only chance to receive eternal life in the Kingdom of God!

      “And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son (Jesus). He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who BELIEVE in the name of the Son of God, that you may KNOW that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.” (1 John 5:12-13)

      May God bless you with the riches of His love and the Spirit of Truth.

  15. Greg says:

    Hi. I am an American who works in a building in the USA where there are lots of Indian contractors. I have bought Hindi tracts in the past and left them in break rooms, bathrooms, etc. But I would like to buy some more Hindi tracts and hand them to Indians on elevators as I leave during the day. Do you have any Hindi gospel tracts that you would recommend?

    Thanks

    In Jesus,

    Greg

  16. Greg says:

    Thanks very much for the suggestion. I will print some out and try them.

    Greg

  17. doulos says:

    I’m a Christian, and I stumbled onto this page while looking for information about how to talk to Hindus, since I no nothing about it. I was very impressed with the page. I liked what the author had to say, but I was even more impressed by the comments made by all the contributors. I especially appreciate the honest inquiry by Srikanth, but also the other writers’ zeal and passion as well as skepticism and ridicule. You have a right to be indignant and very offended by the things you see that are labeled “Christian”!! I agree with you!!

    However, the fact is, not everything is “Christian” that carries the name. I suspect that you would all agree that not everything is Hindu that carries the name. I’m convinced that we all share one major trait in common and that’s sin. And whether Hindu, Muslim, Christian or otherwise, we all make choices that are not right. That’s what sin is. To the extent that we allow our religion to change us on the inside, that is the extent to which we do right. Some people claim a name (whichever one) and do things that are inconsistent with that name. I think you all know that’s true. The Crusades were an abomination. They carried the name but they weren’t of Christ. I suspect there are instances of atrocities done by Hindus that carried the name but who were not worthy of that name. If there were nothing more to being a Christian than that, I would be ashamed to even associate with a Christian, and much more so to wear the name, … but there is very much more to being a Christian. So to the statement above by Nana_Mema: “How can it be remotely imagined that a religion which promotes these vile practices could hold any measure of value to that one which promotes selfless service and love for all?” I say “you are absolutely correct!” because that is not Christ! And I would also suggest to you that selfless service and love for all is a core tenant of the faith of Christ, but with surpassing power, blessings, and hope as well.

    But now concerning all the different sects and denominations.

    Concerning all the different sects, it is not of God nor of Christ, and it is not taught by the bible. The bible says that “God is not a God of confusion”, and it says that there is one body of true believers and one doctrine.
    So, why are there so many sects or denominations? A number of wrong attitudes can produce it, for example:

    1. God is merciful and he won’t condemn me for __________ .
    They ignorantly presume that God will overlook whatever they put in the blank.
    2. It was for a good reason. God wouldn’t object to that.
    They ignorantly presume that their judgment is better than God’s.
    3. I know the bible says _________ but I think _________.
    They don’t care what the bible (or any other religion) says.
    4. We are all going to heaven, there are just different ways to get there.
    They are totally ignorant of God’s will.
    5. other people are so busy creating a “theology” that they don’t listen to what God actually wants.
    6. and some people just don’t respect the bible.

    I’ll give you an example. Our congregation received a letter from another congregation in the same town. The letter stated that they were “starting a new denomination” and wanted to invite people to come visit and see what they were about and what they were doing. That’s how it happens! Simply stated, they were not content with the bible way, but were going their own way.

    Believe me, I have heard everyone of those reasons from many people, and even used them myself before becoming a true Christian. Those attitudes lead in every direction. There will not be a single way that all follow.

    The questions we need to ask ourselves is how badly to do I want to have peace with God? How badly do I want forgiveness for all the wrong things I’ve said, done, and thought? How badly do I want someone to guide me and make better from the inside out? How badly do I want to know the one who is absolutely good, loving and kind? And they all roll up into one ultimate question: Am I willing to give up everything to accomplish it?? I answer “yes”. Most people answer “no” or “yes, but …”.

    A true Christian approaches the scripture with the question: is there a way to view/interpret the scriptures that is right, and can’t be wrong? and apply it to my life.

    Consider the creation as an expression of the creator. There is complexity but it is very ordered and consistent. Gravity never fails. It is so constant that many conclude that it just “is” and there is no creator. Gravity isn’t one thing one day and something else the next. Light is always light. There is complexity in it, and different properties, but it is very constant. If there is one God who created all things, including man, and he continues to sustain all things, then it would be a good bet that he is consistent, not one way one day and different on another day. And since all the things that he created had a purpose (whether we understand it’s purpose yet or not), it is reasonable to expect that he must have had a reason for creating the world and especially man. And for someone with that kind of intelligence and power (it’s hard to imagine!!) to create a creature with great intelligence and ability to communicate, he must want to communicate with him. Likewise we would expect the message to be far removed from petty bickering and divisions. The communication would also be understandable (even if complex), consistent and constant; it’s just waiting for us to make the effort.

    What I want is to find a way of viewing and applying the scripture that is right and can’t be wrong. I believe there is such a way, and of necessity it is separate from all the denominations and denominational thinking. I would like very much to tell every one you about it, but right now I’m already too long in this dialogue, so I’ll just answer the questions posed by Srikanth.

    I’ve given a general response to the main questions about the different practices and teachings. What I can tell you regarding the two main groups, Catholics and Protestants, is that neither one is the religion of the bible. I’m not saying that there are no Christians in either group (although I think it would be a very small number), but rather that Christ’s teaching has nothing to do with that. Jesus said (in Matthew 7:21-23):

    “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.'”

    Srikanth’s question 3:

    Christ’s teachings are not national religions that all westerners follow. It’s a law of the heart that governs each person individually. I don’t have the exact statistics, but I heard of a recent survey showing that among people who “claim” to be “Christian” only a small percentage have even a rudimentary knowledge of what the bible teaches, and of those, the ones who show any distinguishable difference in lifestyle are much fewer still, less than 1% of all who claim to be Christian. The good news is that we have a choice and can choose to follow it. The bad news is that the vast majority of people choose not to. I talked about the causes above.

    Srikanth’s question 4:

    That’s a good question! and unfortunately I can’t answer that. I could guess that God told them directly in their home land, perhaps in a dream. But there is no way to know for sure since it isn’t revealed to us.

    Srikanth’s question 5:

    The same problem as the cause of all denominations. Besides that, once an incorrect system of belief is developed and spread among many people, it becomes the “right” way because so many people accept it without thinking it through on their own. Besides that once a person is taught a way of viewing something, unless he is shown where it is wrong, or unless he is presented with the truly right way, he likely to continue believing the wrong way without ever changing it. How would any of us know if we are right or not if we don’t think about our beliefs and consider all the evidence?

    Srikanth’s question 6:

    Doing good, kind, truly wise, honest and other good traits are easily expressed in any language and can be found in many of the world’s religions. It shouldn’t be any surprise that we find similar statements. The difference is in authority and focus. In the bible, Jesus, the Christ or Messiah, is everything. He is the source of everything, and the goal of everything. He has all authority, and his way is the only way. He is absolute in every attribute (strength, wisdom, kindness, justice, kindness, love, etc). He is supremely kind and everything he does relative to man, is for man’s good. He has given us “precious and exceedingly great promises” that encourage, strengthen, and transform his people. That’s the big difference. It’s wonderful to teach good things and we (Christians and Hindus) have that in common, but Jesus makes the difference.

    Srikanth’s question 7:

    Under the law of Christ, women have equal value with men. They are required to be subject to their husbands, but husbands are to treat them as joint heirs of Christ. They are also not permitted to preach or teach in the church (assembled together), but are otherwise fully equivalent in stature and honor. One thing is important to understand, that if the man is the head of family, it doesn’t mean he’s superior. It just means that god chose him for that role. Here are some examples:

    Galatians 3:28 — There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
    1Peter 3:7 — Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
    [note: weaker vessel implying delicate like fine china, not inferiority]

    Ephesians 5:23-28 — For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies.

    Thank you for your excellent questions, Srikanth, I hope I was able to give you a satisfying answer, and perhaps to want more questions answered.

    I have never contributed anything to a page such as this, but when I read the page and all the comments, I knew I needed to respond. I’m really surprised that no Christian responses have been posted since Srikanth’s questions in January!! It was just an accident that I stumbled on it. I look forward to your thoughts. You all made very insightful comments.

  18. Sylvia Prasad-Ali says:

    Hi

    I am a Christian, a believer of Christ. My parents were Hindus converted to Christianity and my husband was a Muslim converted to Christianity. I came across this site wanting to know how I can share the Good News of Christ to my Hindu grandparents. I came across many sites which gave me so much insight but then I realised, the way I have come to know Jesus as my personal saviour is the best way to introduce my grandparents to Christ – through His mercy and grace. My paternal grandfather is a strong Hindu but he has always asked for prayers whenever anyone was sick or before leaving his house after visiting him. This shows that he believes that Jesus has the power to heal and so I will plant the seed and let God do the rest. My heart cries for my loved ones because they are far from the truth. I know I was born in this family to let them know of God’s unfailing love and I will do that. One of my aunties always tries to be polite but doesn’t really want to hear – I will tell her too! Even if she doesn’t talk to me again, I will do my part!

    With God being my helper – Amen

    • mosesonmissions says:

      Hi Slyvia, I will pray the Lord will use you as you share with your family. You can share in love and leave the results to God. Jesus loves your family members created them, knows the number of hairs on thier head and He died for them. You don’t need to argue but just tell them how Christ has changed your lefe. Let me know how your time goes sharing the love of Christ with them.

    • Christopher Fernandes says:

      Hi Sylvia,

      Praise Jesus .

      I’ll tell you something in the above words its very clear that you want your Grandparents to be in the Kingdom of God spending eternal life with Jesus .

      Lord can change a person through only one way and that is through Bible . Dont look for other book other than word of god ( bible ) or you may get deceived .

      Start with Short Stories or parables from the Bible .

      Dont stop preaching to your Grandparents even one day .

      Before preaching to them you pray that the place be filled with the Presence of God and invite the holy Spirit to come in you and guide you to speak the right words .

      Everyday before going to bed place your hands upon them and ask them to confess their sins to God and tell them if they ask Jesus he will set them free by his Blood which he shed on Cross of Calvary 2000 years ago .

      I tell you just start and see the change in them .

      God Bless You

      Christopher

    • Miguel says:

      Dear Sylvia,

      What a blessing for your family you truly are. You have said correctly it is only through planting the seed of the Gospel that other human beings can get to know God´s unending love, a love with no limits that took His Only Son to the Cross to ransom us. As it is written “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23. It is only the Holy Spirit of God who can convince unbelievers but the seed must be planted. Nonetheless, do not forget to do this with love avoiding any unnecesary argument because God is love and with and through love He should be presented to those who are still looking for Him but do not yet know Him.
      My prayer is that your beloved Hindu and Muslim family members will enjoy full and abundant life through Jesus Christ soon as I also pray for my Hindu friends.
      May the peace and Love of Jesus Christ our Lord remain with you everyday of your life on earth.

      Miguel

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  20. acadia says:

    i have a hindu friend and she is one of my best friends. the last hindu i tryed to share the gospel with hated me when she found out i was a christian wat do i do

  21. mosesonmissions says:

    Hi Arcadia,

    Share Christ in love and leave the rest to God.

    Jesus said, “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.” John 15:19

  22. mathew Ram says:

    Could you please contact me in my USA Tel No 1804-562-1641/1804-874-7767.

    I wan to know more about Cultural Hindism and link it to Christianity

  23. Frank says:

    This is awesome. I find so little out there, and I have a Hindu neighbor who I’ve tried sharing Christ with. He told me some stuff on Hinduism, and I tried to say that it was very similar to something Jesus said, but he never replied.

    So, I will continue where God leads me.

    Thanks!

  24. kavitha says:

    dear christian s ,’
    why you are targetting hindus.Why u want convert hindu to christians.If u have your own belief in jesus , we have ours.We never force anybody to convert.But nowdays it is very sad that the christian missionaries are on the target .Awake Hindus

    • celina says:

      my friend kavitha we donot force any1 to convert into Christians but it is by the free will of d person who is converted and they do convert into the followers of Christ is because they realized that it is in jesus that we will find eternal salvation coz he is d alpha nd d omega

  25. Bashir says:

    Dear Director / Brother,
    Greetings!
    I am desperately looking for Tracts / books / booklets in Bengali language for my frien. Please try to send tracts in Bengali language as soon as possible to my address which I have mention at the below. Thanks.
    Your faithfully,
    Bashir
    Address:
    HOUSE OF PRAISE
    CHALTIA ROAD,
    P.O. CHALTIA – PIN: 742165
    DIST. MURSHIDABAD
    WEST BENGAL STATE , INDIA

  26. sagescenery says:

    Great, informative post! Thank you for reminding us that it’s all about Christ! and for the need to be constantly led by the Holy Spirit!! Amen!

  27. Tom Skylark says:

    Jesus is coming soon. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17) He is coming before the 7 year tribulation where Israel burns Russia’s weapons for 7 years (Ezekiel 39:9) during the tribulation. Check Rapture Forums and see how far Russia is from invading the Middle-East.

    http://www.raptureforums.com/forum/israel-middle-east-news/78179-all-gog-interconnected-economic-military-alliance-updates.html

  28. kamal dan nag says:

    thanks for your sharing. i want to know more about gospel sharing to a non- believers
    my uncles are Hindu how could i tell them.

  29. Aneeta says:

    there is this friend of mine who is Catholic but still thinks its okay to follow what hindus do… for e.g wearing their color code for navratri… celebrating all their festivals…etc… how do I explain its wrong?

    • Johanna says:

      Dear Aneeta,

      I stumbled upon this page while looking for ways to approach Hindus regarding the Gospel of Jesus Christ because I don’t know much about the Hindu religion and its beliefs. Therefore I might not be the perfect person to aswer your question but seeing that until now no one else has replied to you, I thought I should try to help and I’m asking God for guidance in what I am about to say.

      First of all, the best way to show a Christian that what he does is not pleasing to God, is by pointing him to Bible passages that show that what he’s doing is against God’s will. In this case you could show him/her the following verses:

      Exodus 20:1-6
      And God spoke all these words, saying: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. “You shall have no other gods before Me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.”

      Exodus 23:13
      And in all that I have said to you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.

      1. Corinthians 6:9-10
      Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters [those who worship other gods], nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

      1. Corinthians 10:20-22
      [..] the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons. Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?

      There are many more verses regarding idolatry but the ones above should be enough for a Christian to see that practising any other religion is wrong and God will not accept it. However, in the case of your friend, I have a feeling that the main problem is not what he/she is doing but what he/she has NOT done. What I mean by that is if someone is a true believer in and follower of Christ, he has the Holy Spirit in him and feels terribly convicted when sinning against God. Especially in such a grave case as this, any true believer would at least inwardly cringe at the practises of other religions and wouldn’t be able to join them and think that it’s ok. Now to be honest I am not surprised by what your friend is doing because you mentioned that he/she is a Catholic. Unfortunately the Catholic version of Christianity contains a great amount of practises that indeed are very unbiblical, which is why it would be very hard for someone to be a Catholic and at the same time a true believer in Jesus Christ. Some examples of these practises are Mary worship (=idolatry), praying to and for dead people (i.e. “Saints” and relatives/friends), which is forbidden in the Bible, and even worse the fact that most Catholics don’t believe that their salvation comes through faith in Christ alone (meaning that neither Mary nor anybody else they pray to can help them get saved).

      Now this was the easy part. To answer your question as to what you should tell your friend if he/she does not feel convicted by the above mentioned Bible verses, depends on many things. Not knowing your and his/her background and situation makes it a bit difficult to provide a “one size fits all” solution. But let me say this: if you are truly concerned about the salvation of your friend, then ask him/her if he/she has once given his/her heart to the Lord Jesus Christ and repented of his/her sin. Because regarding ones salvation the Bible says this:

      “…that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”” (Romans 10:9-13)

      That means even if your friend decides to quit Hindu practises and tries very hard to fulfill all of God’s commandments, unless he/she can earnestly say that he/she has done what the above Bible verse says, he/she does not become a Christian and therefore will not go to heaven when he/she dies. Because Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6). And it also doesn’t matter what someone claims he is. Many people call themselves “Christian” but have never given their lives to Jesus. This is why Jesus once said “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name? And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!” (Matthew 7:21-23).

      I hope and pray that my answer will help you.

      In Christ,

      Johanna

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