Archive for October 7th, 2008

Martyrs in India

October 7, 2008

I have read recently, (I can’t remember the source.   I think it was AG News. ) about recent killings in N.E. India.  Apparantly a local Hindu leader was killed.  There was an organization that claimed responsibility for the death, but locals blamed the Christians for the death anyway.  There was massive retaliatory violence, with many churches burned, and hundreds of Christians killed.   

I write about this because in America we sometimes forget that simply being Christian can, at times, still get you killed.  We need to remember to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world who may not live in areas that are sympathetic to Christianity.  It is a big world, and not always friendly.  Yet we must remember that “God so loved the world…” and that we are commanded to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel.”  Let us remember to pray for those who are bringing the good news to people around the world, some of whom do not want to hear it.