VOICE OF THE PERSECUTED

Category Archives: Nepal

Quit Spreading The Gospel Of Christ Or Else! A New Reality For The World

christian-persecution

(Voice of the Persecuted) The Western Church remains silent about the global Christian community as a whole. They are either blinded, or watching in silence while one Christian after another is moved toward genocide and extinction. Do they wonder or see the big picture? The dragon (satan) is working very hard to destroy the great commission given by Jesus to His followers. “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel.” Do you realize that in nearly 1/2 of the world it’s now illegal, or a threat to your life for preaching the Gospel of Christ?

Nepali constitution could render Christianity illegal
(World Watch Monitor) Christians fear this will pave the way for an “anti-conversion clause” to be written into the penal code, which could result in prison sentences or hefty fines for “offenders”. On paper, the proposed amendments read the same for all religions, but no specification is given for what constitutes an “act to convert” and, in a country where 80 per cent of the population is Hindu, the hammer is likely to fall hardest on minorities, including Christians, who comprise between 1.5 and 3 per cent of the population.

Attempting to convert someone to another religion is already prohibited in Nepal, but the proposed amendments would mean that anything perceived as “evangelistic” could be punishable by law.

Article 31(3) states that “any act to convert another person from one religion to another, or any act or behaviour to undermine or jeopardise the religion of another [will be] punishable by law”.

Christians fear this will pave the way for an “anti-conversion clause” to be written into the penal code, which could result in prison sentences or hefty fines for “offenders.”

Amendments like these not only allow, but encourage the expansion of strict ‘Sharia’ law and the like, such as Hindu lands where it is against the law for anyone to convert others to their religion. In Iraq, the region is almost void of vestiges of Christianity. The global community watches one church after another being destroyed.

budda

By Dirk Beyer (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

The same is spreading in Iraq, Syria, the whole of the Middle East, and large swaths of Africa. Christian communities are completely razed, villagers slaughtered, and those who survive flee for their lives, even crossing borders to other countries to seek safe havens. Families become separated, herded like cattle, often face continued discrimination, as they await freedom or death, which ever comes first.  Sound familiar?  It should, this scenario happened again and again to the Jewish population, most recently in WWll. “Never Again,” resounds in our minds as we see history being allowed to repeat itself. When will we ever learn?

The Fides agency has shared detailed testimony:

“We are hated because we persist in wanting to exist as Christians”

This is orchestrated again by the most vile evil that ever existed.  Pure and simple Satan.  The leftist’s and progressives in the West refer to him as a being of light, the first rebel.  What Christians either don’t understand or don’t believe is that Satan is real, and yes he rebelled against God taking 1/3 of the Heavenly hosts with him, when he was cast out of Heaven.  Why is it so hard for Christians to believe in Satan?  Why is it so hard for Christians in the West to understand what is happening in the world?  Quoting a persecuted, Syrian brother in Christ,  The snake creeps as  the West sleeps.”  This is so true, even of the western Church.  In one fatal swoop the west has created a scenario that has left Christianity extinct in 1/4 of the world.  In countries like Syria and Iraq, where Christians have been around spreading the good news of Christ since the time of His death, they are now a statistic—collateral damage in the world of genocide and at risk of total extinction. Not hyperbole nor a conspiracy theory or fabricated propaganda, it’s happening now, a modern-day truth and reality.

The book of Revelation is exploding in our very time, right before our eyes! And the Western Church cannot see the forest for the trees.  Plump and fat on the blessings from God, hands raised in worship, begging blessings from God totally oblivious to the fact that the Gospel of Christ is under attack even in their own respective free countries. So complacent with their freedom of worship, church for many has become a weekly social event. Many are more concerned about meeting for lunch or the potluck picnic after service than worship, the Word and heart of God. If they choose not to act in their complacency, Christianity as they know it may no longer exist. And the Gospel of Christ will be shared in the shadows, underground and in secret. Take heed in the Word of God, “there is nothing new under the sun.” Look back to the early church, what did the Apostles do when they were faced with persecution and a similar extinction?  They certainly didn’t hide and shrink from their duties. They finished the race, they spread the love and word of Christ, even died for it, for Him.  Does this sound like the church of today?

In the West Christians are told to keep it to themselves, out of public view. you cannot voice your belief, form opinions on moral Christian values or practice your belief in all facets of life. To do so, you may be called a hater, bigot, or risk a court of law.  Many Christian businesses have already been ruined as they dared to say no to the practice of killing innocent unborn children, or no to participating in Homosexual marriages in some form.  Many have already lost their jobs and others are told to either conform or lose your job.  Some have been discharged from the military for displaying Bible verses!

And one of the biggest lies of all is told among our Christian communities.  And that is ALL religions worship the same God. With the scripture and word of God right in front of them, they boldly proclaim ,”There is more than one way to heaven.” HELLO!  The great falling away has begun.  Are you ready?????? Ready or not here I come.  That is what is resounding from scripture.

If you don’t understand the words of Jesus in the parable of the Virgins in Matthew 25, now is the time to find out what it means as it is the perfect picture of what the church today looks like!

sleeping-bridegrooms

Photo of the parable of the Ten Virgins via Wikipedia

 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.  “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’

WAKE UP!  Satan knows his time is short, why can’t the Western Church see that OUR TIME IS SHORT.

 

 

VICTORY! A Christian pastor released from prison, in Tibet

Nepal

ASIA/NEPA: Kathmandu (Agenzia Fides) – Protestant Pastor Chhedar Bhote Lhomi, 37, was freed from blame and released from prison, he is now free after a bad experience of detention.

As Fides learns, the Pastor lives in a remote area of Nepal, where he had started a Christian community that met regularly. He was jailed in October 2012 on charges of “beef consumption” although he carried out his service in an area of Nepal where this custom is normally permitted (in other parts of the country local Hindus do not eat beef because cattle are considered sacred).

In the fall of 2012 the Pastor had been accused by some local Hindus of having eaten “forbidden meat” and a mob had attacked him ravaging and destroying his home. The Pastor was arrested by the police, leaving his family (wife and three children) in the direst poverty.

A court recently declared that Pastor Chhedar is “not guilty” and ordered his release. The Pastor said he will continue to pray and proclaim Christ on the heights of Tibet. (PA) (Agenzia Fides 19/08/2014)

Take time to praise and worship the Lord. This victory is His! Keep Pastor Chhedar in your prayers as he proclaims the Gospel in Tibet.

Nepal-Believer murdered while praying

Warning: Graphic Content

Gospel for Asia reports of a brutal murder of a faithful church elder in Nepal. Debalal served under the leadership of GFA-supported Believers Church pastor Tuhinsurra for many years as the elder of the church. He often visited those in his area and shared the love of Christ with them, faithfully praying for those who were ill.

“Debalal was a faithful servant of our Lord Jesus Christ,” said Bishop Dr. Narayan Sharma, senior leader of our work in Nepal. “He was diligent in the Lord’s ministry and helped bring many into the Kingdom of God.”

Debalal, 36, spent his last moments on earth praying for the man who would later kill him.

In the early morning of Sunday, October 20, Debalal, an elder of a GFA-supported Believers Church in Nepal, was called to the home of Kumar Sardar, 29, to pray for his healing.

Kumar’s wife had asked Debalal to pray for her husband who had been crying out with acute pain in his body. As Debalal prayed for Kumar with his eyes closed, Kumar left the room only to come back holding a sharp khukuri, a common Nepali knife with a curved edge that is much like a machete. Before Debalal could be made aware of the weapon, Kumar attacked him, slitting his throat. Debalal died at around 3 a.m.

News reports indicate Kumar is now in police custody.

Kumar had been ill for some months and was improving gradually as Debalal prayed for him. Debalal lived around 30 minutes away from Kumar and often visited the sick man to offer comfort and to intercede on his behalf.

“Opposition, persecution and martyrdom is part of the cost of following the Lord and bringing the Gospel to a desperately needy world,” said Dr. K.P. Yohannan. “We are always heartbroken when we lose someone, but while we weep here on earth, there is rejoicing over those who came to know Jesus through this man.”

Debalal leaves behind his wife and two sons, who are 9 and 15 years old.

Debalal-family

Please pray for:

  • Debalal’s family as they grieve the loss of their husband and father.
  • All the believers to stand firm in their faith during such a grave situation.
  • Kumar Sardar, that he would repent and come to know the saving and redemptive love of the Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • Kumar’s family, that they too would come to know the Lord through this circumstance and give their hearts to Him.

Source

If you would like to write an encouraging letter to Debalal’s family, email that letter to voice4thepersecuted@gmail.com with Debalal Family in the subject line. We will be sure to get it to them.
%d bloggers like this: