Pastor in India Perseveres amid Persecution by Hindu Extremists

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(Worthy News) - A band of Hindu extremists who had snuck into a house-church service beat a pastor with steel rods and sticks, one of them yelling that they would stop if he shouted, “Hail, Lord Ram [Jai Sri Ram]!”

“I remained mum,” pastor Harjot Singh Sethi, 26, told Morning Star News. “I did not even squeal from pain. My mouth was shut as they beat me.”

He suffered serious head and leg injuries in the Aug. 16 attack in Dabli Rathan village, Hanumangarh District, in Rajasthan state.

The young pastor and eight other Christians were attacked on the terrace of the home of Madan Lal Arora, where 20 people had gathered for worship. Police Station House Officer Jagdish Prasad said the assailants were members of the Hindu extremist group Bajrang Dal. [ Source (Read More...) ]

Hebrews 13:3  Remember those who are in bonds, as bound with them; and those who are ill-treated, since you are also in the body.

Revelation 6:9-11  And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:  And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?  And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. 

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1 thought on “Pastor in India Perseveres amid Persecution by Hindu Extremists”

  1. Finally, a story of real persecution of Christians, or at least, we can hope so.

    Why, though, is it important that he did not even make a sound as Pastor was beat? That makes it somehow more righteous unto God? He is equating himself with Jesus not saying a word in his defense when beat and then crucified?

    Well, perhaps it is an Indian thing. Or perhaps it is a "china thing" where they too often believe God loves for them to suffer and seek it as much as not.

    We are all sinners, God takes no pleasure (unlike US and now UK Psychologists) in the sufferings of his saints. He will recompense His enemies (our enemies) for the sufferings they cause to us. This is how Satan hurts God, it is the only way Satan can still hart God's heart, by hurting His kids.

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